fitness myths

5 Fitness Myths Debunked

(even this fortune is a fitness myth) Fitness Myths ABound The fitness industry is responsible for a great deal of harmful, often incorrect messaging about physical activity. This information – and in many cases misinformation – can result in individuals developing an unhealthy relationship with exercise and may actually contribute to folks avoiding exercise orContinue reading 5 Fitness Myths Debunked


5 Reasons to Leave the Gym

As a certified personal trainer since 1996 (and fitness instructor on and off since then), I’ve put a lot of energy into motivating folks to move their bodies in the name of health and wellness. Exercise comes with a host of physical and mental health benefits, and engaging in even a single episode of physicalContinue reading 5 Reasons to Leave the Gym


The Psychology of Trapeze

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take a couple of trapeze classes, something I’d done maybe 10-20 times back in in the mid-late 2000s. Aging 10 years has delivered to me a larger body, a weaker core, chronic aches and pains, and a more exaggerated fear response, but I was determined toContinue reading The Psychology of Trapeze

compulsive exercise

Compulsive Exercise

Do you struggle with compulsive exercise? Do you feel you must hit the gym in order to lose or maintain your weight? Do you wonder if your relationship to exercise is a problem? Health professionals generally encourage people to exercise. Physical activity can help ward off disease, strengthen your heart and bones, and improve yourContinue reading Compulsive Exercise


The Link Between Exercise and Eating What You Want (Hint: It’s Not What You Think)

I remember spotting a woman at the grocery store not too long ago, wearing a shirt that read, “Will Work Out for Fries.” The problem with this sentiment, along with similar ones, is that it posits physical activity as compensation, or penance, for consumption, a problematic belief that can trigger disordered behavior. When we believeContinue reading The Link Between Exercise and Eating What You Want (Hint: It’s Not What You Think)