I Can Do It, but Should I?

“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.“ I use this quote in many areas of my life from designing in the studio, to cooking in the kitchen; from parking my car, to navigating on a trail; from planting in my garden, to choosing my exercise. I see a trend whenever I get really involved…

Read More

Focus on Form Before You go Fast

As a fitness coach, I always preach mastering form before you go faster in an exercise. Having proper form requires you to give each repetition everything you have. All of your focus and energy is given to a single movement. Eventually, perfect form will become a habit. Form starts to fail when you go too…

Read More

Change! Eat for the Season

Change. It’s the obvious topic of conversation this time of year. We get a little nostalgic, reflective, and there’s a certain romance to the falling leaves and the amber hued palate of autumn. Many of us are resistant to it. We grumble at the disruption of routine or we dread the uncertainty, while others thrive…

Read More

This is How I Roll

I like to treat myself to a massage three times a week, and not just an absent-minded shoulder rub. I’m talking about a deep tissue, muscle relaxing, performance-enhancing massage. Sounds heavenly, right? Where do I find the time and resources to indulgence myself like that? I’ll share my secret with you…This is self-massage and it’s…

Read More

Building Muscle, Building Confidence

I’ve been weaning myself off of the barbell for a few months. I decided to change up my training and depart from the go-big or go-home approach. I’ve gone from high weight/ low repetitions to high reps/ lower weight. I cap my weight increases and change my tempo for a greater challenge. I’m exploring how…

Read More

The Happiest Gym in Maine

Almost three years ago, I got a text message from my big sister asking me if I could train her and her friend to get ready for a Tough Mudder, a 12 mile obstacle course that they admittedly were a little afraid to do. She asked if, at 5:30am two times a week, I could…

Read More

Dumbbells vs Barbells for Fat Loss

I once heard the saying – “If your workout programming is the same as it was a year or two ago, you’re probably not doing a good job as a trainer”. Our members at Hybrid Fitness certainly have seen some changes in programming over the past few years – and it constantly changes as we:…

Read More

In a Relationship

What makes a successful relationship? Whittling down the answer to this question to the essentials leaves a simple formula. A healthy relationship: Is a priority Brings value to my life Honors who I am Requires cultivation In other words, when I prioritize a relationship I put aside time for it and plan for it. I…

Read More

4 Fat Loss Habits that will Accelerate Your Results

The Ketogenic Diet, Carb Cycling, and Intermittent fasting all will work if you can stick to them… However, for the every day person who works a full time job, has kids, and a laundry list of other things keeping them busy… it’s very hard to sustain such diets for a long period of time. That…

Read More

The Skill of Restarting

We’ve all had that time in our lives where everything is going perfect. We have our perfect routine down. We’re getting enough sleep. Eating Good. Being Productive at our jobs… But then out of no where, something hits us, out of our control – and that perfect routine quickly squanders into a memory of how…

Read More