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”

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”

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Lost Weight

Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 Is your weight a struggle for you right now? Have you tried all sorts of things, but nothing seems to stick and actually work long-term? I get it and I’ve been there too. That picture on the left is just over four-years-old. There’s so much that I’ve learned since then. AsContinue reading “10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Lost Weight”

31 Thoughts on Fitness and Nutrition

Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 Around my birthday, I start feeling very reflective. Like I am full of wisdom and sage advice as I look back on all the years of my life and ahead to the years I have left. It has always felt like a second New Year’s Eve to me. A time toContinue reading “31 Thoughts on Fitness and Nutrition”

5 Common Fitness Misconceptions

Plus 5 Tips to Train Smarter! Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 Do you feel like there is so much conflicting information about exercise? Does it seem like everyone has a different way of doing things and you don’t know which one is right? Fitness can be confusing, but I’m hoping to give you some clarity today.Continue reading “5 Common Fitness Misconceptions”

How to Calculate Your Daily Calories

And five alternatives if counting calories isn’t right for you! Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 What do you think of when someone mentions counting calories? For most people, they think of an overly-restrictive diet that includes hours of weighing and measuring every morsel of food, obsessing over each calorie, and certainly not being able to enjoyContinue reading “How to Calculate Your Daily Calories”