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Category Archives: Women’s Health


Get Fit and Slim Fast: LIFT SOME WEIGHT!

I often hear from female clients and female members that they don’t like to lift weights, especially heavy weights because they don’t want to bulk up. I know I’ve written about this topic at least twice before. Maybe the third times the charm. The illusion of bulking up is just that. If you really were […]


Workout Outside!

Spring is here and there’s no better way to get out and enjoy the sunny Seattle weather than to do so while working out! Don’t snub the outdoors for your routine weight lifting program in the gym. You’d be surprised how easy it is to get a full body workout done sans gym equipment. Plus, […]


Are Your Glutes Fired Up?

Are your glutes sleepy? The “glutes” are made up of four muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fasciae latae (TFL). Of these four, the gluteus maximus is the largest and one of the strongest muscles in the body but underactive and overlooked in training. Having active glutes will improve athleticism, hip stability, […]


Befriending Stress

How do you manage the stress of modern everyday life? Many of us muddle through, coping as best we can. Sometimes we fight against it, or work to fix it. Sometimes we just ignore it or repress it, hoping to avoid possible discomfort. We have all heard throughout our lives how stress negatively affects our […]


Is Chocolate Toxic?

Thankfully, chocolate is NOT toxic.  And if there was evidence of it, I certainly wouldn’t talk about it during the month of February!  The growing question in the medical and nutritional community is….is sugar toxic  (And thankfully, the 70% or greater cocoa in a high quality dark chocolate has about half the sugar as milk […]



Meditation, let your eyes close, take a breath and just let go. This is easier said than done. Meditation is a lost art, something that we might think about but never get around to doing. When people think of meditation perhaps an image of the Shaolin Monks sitting cross leg comes to mind. You may […]


Why do we need calcium?

I am sure you have heard about the importance of calcium, but what does it really do for you? Calcium is sub estimated. We all know calcium helps us keep our bones strong, but it does much more than that, therefore I figure it would be good to list some of its functions: Communication throughout […]


Breast Cancer, Lymphedema and Exercise

These days most of us know someone who has been diagnosed with some kind of cancer. The good news is that now that better cancer treatments are available, more and more people are living active lives with cancer and in the aftermath of cancer treatment. As a result, the medical community is paying more attention […]


Why Hire a Personal Trainer?

Nowadays a personal trainer’s job includes much more than just motivating you back into shape. Each client is an individual case and presents a myriad of unique needs and challenges. A personal trainer will take your lifestyle and daily activities into consideration, identify weaknesses and imbalances you didn’t know you had, and provide the proper […]


New Yin Yoga Class

Yin yoga is a name yoga teacher Sarah Powers gave to a style of yoga she learned from Paul Grilley in which poses are held passively, mostly on the floor, for long periods of time (5 minutes is typical) in order to more deeply affect the connective tissue and in particular the joint sites. Over […]

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