• Pull your belly button in, stat!

    If you’re reading this now and are one of my clients, I’m slightly sorry (this must be the millionth time you’ve heard this from me). Everyone else, enjoy and keep your eyes open. What do belly buttons, fitness and wellness have to do with each other? Everything. Our belly buttons aren’t just “innies” or “outies”. […]

    Continue Reading
    August 7, 2013 By Jess
  • “Better”: the long-lost word

    You read the title. And then you saw that picture. Oh yes, this post is going to be a juicy one. By juicy, I mean slightly entertaining and motivational. I’m giving you a glimpse into the daily interaction between member, name tag, and trainer — the 4-1-1. But first, let me backtrack. The phrase on my […]

    Continue Reading
    August 5, 2013 By Jess
  • The day yoga said “Burn!” to me

    Hm…yoga…I’ll pass. Yoga? Ehhh maybe next time. How am I supposed to get a good workout with that kind of music? You just witnessed three embarrassingly ignorant thoughts that actually ran through my head before I discovered the wow-factor of yoga. I was an undergrad at JMU at the time, and scoffed at the idea […]

    Continue Reading
    August 2, 2013 By Jess
  • You’re not scared. Get out of your comfort zone.

    Now that you’ve got your SMART goals set, what’s next? Making the moves. Not just plain ol’ moves, though; the RIGHT moves. Easier said than done? Definitely. It might take constant motivation and discipline to push yourself hard enough to see results, so don’t feel alone. Too often I hear gym members say that they’ve been […]

    Continue Reading
    July 31, 2013 By Jess
  • Be a Smartypants with SMART Goals

    With a new year, milestone, or motivator, comes an opportunity to set new goals. We are ambitious human beings, aren’t we? The downfall is that it’s not uncommon for us to let go of our goals after a few months. Or just one month. One week? A few days…yikes! How many of you have been […]

    Continue Reading
    July 29, 2013 By Jess