Fasting for Weight Loss: Is it Effective?

Jamie Staley, CPT, Pn1 What’s the deal with intermittent fasting? It seems so many people are jumping on the bandwagon of using fasting to reach all kinds of goals and many people credit intermittent fasting with helping them lose weight. But does it work? Let’s dive in and see if intermittent fasting would be aContinue reading “Fasting for Weight Loss: Is it Effective?”

How to Train Your Core Properly and Why

Stop crunching until you puke to try to get that six-pack! Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 I have found that most people either love core training or they hate it. Or they love to hate it. The “love it” camp usually loves it because they equate feeling a burn in their abdomen with building six-pack absContinue reading “How to Train Your Core Properly and Why”

Cardio 101: Part 2

A quick orientation to common cardio equipment and recommendations to help you find your perfect match! Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 Welcome back for Cardio 101: Part 2! I hope part one was helpful to give you some background information on what cardio is and how much you need. (If you missed part one, you canContinue reading “Cardio 101: Part 2”

Cardio 101: Part 1

What it is, how much you need, common misconceptions, and different methods to add it into your routine! Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 I have a feeling that just seeing the word “cardio” makes you feel a certain way. If I’m being honest, it’s not my favorite and I would rather spend more of my timeContinue reading “Cardio 101: Part 1”

Eat Your Veggies

6 ways to add vegetables in your diet, how much you really need, and meal ideas! Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 Do you feel guilty for not eating enough vegetables? Most people do either because they hardly eat any or because they think they need to be eating massive amounts of them. To start, let usContinue reading “Eat Your Veggies”

You Don’t Need a Morning Routine in 2021

Why I don’t use a morning routine and what I do instead! Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 It’s the first Monday of a brand new year! Oh, the possibilities. Did you get up earlier? Start the day with a workout, a fully meal-prepped breakfast, and 20-minutes of gratitude and meditation? If you did, I’m happy forContinue reading “You Don’t Need a Morning Routine in 2021”

Fit for Christmas

10 tips to help you enjoy the holiday season without packing on the pounds or losing your mind. Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 I don’t know about you, but this time of year is my absolute favorite. I love everything about it. The gatherings, the food, the holiday music, shopping, wrapping gifts, the cheesy Hallmark movies,Continue reading “Fit for Christmas”

Holiday Gift Guide

Gift ideas for the fitness fanatic in your life or for yourself! Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 Can you believe it’s time to start Christmas shopping already? Somehow the longest year on record has gone by so fast, yes? Well, let me help by giving you some ideas for that person in your life that lovesContinue reading “Holiday Gift Guide”

How to Make Changes That Stick

Stopping the cycle of “on-again, off-again” diet and exercise. Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 Does this sound familiar? You feel like something needs to change with your diet and lack of activity. There’s no structure and you just feel like you could be doing better. So you make a plan. Starting Monday, you’re going to exerciseContinue reading “How to Make Changes That Stick”

The Truth About Processed Food

What it actually is, which types to avoid, and which ones to include in your diet. Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 What do you think of when someone says processed food? Most of us think of chips, cookies, crackers, bars, ice cream, and others. But what is considered a processed food and what isn’t? “According toContinue reading “The Truth About Processed Food”