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‘Tis the season. Tips to get you through all those holiday parties!

Deserts, drinks and food, OH MY! Holidays are great, spending time with those we love and celebrating all we have in our lives; however food and drinks always seem to be the focus of every party. It becomes difficult to stay on track and we lose sight of all the hard work we have already […]

Why personal training?

Written by Ryan Pender: B.S., M.S., NSCA-CPT, CSCS  If you are reading this blog you must fall into one of these three groups; you are fit, you are trying (or in the process of) getting fit, or you’ve thought about getting fit. No matter which demographic you fall into, I’m glad that you’re reading this […]

Five fitness games to incorporate with your kids!

There never is a dull moment, especially when you are a parent. No matter the stage of your children, you are constantly preparing dinners, doing laundry, taxiing them from one event to the next, helping with homework and the list goes on. To fit exercise in on TOP of all this can feel a bit […]

Losing The Last 10 Pounds…

Before I opened the studio, I actually had a go at teaching pre and post natal fitness in the Grand Rapids community. I soon realized that screaming babies in strollers was not my thing, but I did learn a few things about patience, which every parent is rudely awakened to, AND to be patient with […]

Picky Eaters: A Parent’s Dilemma

Dealing with a picky eater can be at the top of the list for most frustrating fights as a parent. As someone who has made health and wellness their life, this was a challenge I did not see coming.  Convincing a grown adult that junk food is bad for them is tough, but trying to […]

Size Matters

Almost everyone when they hear the phrase “bad diet” imagines super sized McDonalds meals, greasy fried foods, and potato chips. The part we tend to over look is how much VOLUME of food we eat. Everyone knows that the health of our country is headed in a negative direction. Don’t be confused- I don’t mean […]

Lose Weight….without starving or sweating!

Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Even after getting a good night’s sleep? You are not alone. I went through this cycle for the last six months. Each day I would eat pretty decent meals, workout and do all the things I tell my clients to do. But I felt like I was […]

Eat More. Lose Weight. Really.

By Coach Kendra I’ve always had a hearty appetite, being the youngest of 3 and always active growing up. When I sit down to eat, I want a big plate of food that takes some time to get through, not a tiny portion that’s gulped down in a bite or two. Unfortunately, big appetites can […]

Goodbye New Year’s Resolution, Hello Healthy Lifestyle!

What does the month of December look like to you? To many this month consists of shopping, family gatherings, parties, the arrival of long anticipated Christmas cookies, and the inevitable stress that comes with it all. Throughout the years, holiday obligations and events have become greater and greater, and with that comes the added stress […]

Justification through Tradition

We’ve all done it. A holiday approaches, such as Thanksgiving, and we find ourselves justifying an over-indulgence in foods or sedentary activity. We are tempted to defend this binge on all things unhealthy by telling ourselves “One indulgence isn’t a big deal” or “Well, I don’t eat like this all the time”, and my favorite: […]