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  • Time to get summertime fine
    Jun 12, 2019 8:00 am

    Time to get summertime fine

    June has finally arrived!

    I may have a slight bias since my birthday is next week, but this is clearly the best month.

    It marks the beginning of a Bermuda summer: carnival, cruises, raft-ups, barbecues, Cup Match, beach days, swizzle...

  • If at first you don’t succeed, try again
    May 29, 2019 8:00 am

    If at first you don’t succeed, try again

    One thing that stands true is that this journey is far from linear. If plotted on a graph, it would be filled with upward lines, downward lines, even lines dictating a plateau, and that’s how it is for everyone, so don’t feel alone.

    The...

  • To see real improvement, get yourself a swolemate
    May 15, 2019 8:00 am

    To see real improvement, get yourself a swolemate

    Growing up, I used to run track, fell in love with it, received a scholarship, ran in university, graduated and then came back to Bermuda.

    During those many years of training and competing I was taught that this is not a team sport.

  • Remember, mothers, that you are a queen, a gem and a conqueror!
    May 1, 2019 8:00 am

    Remember, mothers, that you are a queen, a gem and a conqueror!

    ‘How can you ever say anything negative about your body after you have felt the dancing of life from inside your womb?”

    — Amethyst Joy

    For years I’ve trained mothers eager to get their...

  • Be true to your fitness journey
    Apr 17, 2019 8:00 am

    Be true to your fitness journey

    ‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit — Will Durrant

    In every thing that we do, with every move that we make, every choice, every step, we are either hindering...

  • If you eat healthily, so will your children
    Apr 3, 2019 8:00 am

    If you eat healthily, so will your children

    As one of six children, you can rightly assume that eating out at restaurants wasn’t a common thing at our house. My daddy was the “master chef and baker”.

    We had home-cooked meals at the dinner table.

    We took sandwiches made with...

  • Rehabilitation strategies for muscle soreness
    Mar 20, 2019 8:00 am

    Rehabilitation strategies for muscle soreness

    Muscle soreness is not a prerequisite for fat loss or weight growth but, yeah, it’s inevitable.

    Many of us experience soreness and fatigue during, and after, a workout.

    Being sore is common and without sufficient recovery time,...

  • Alcohol: what you really need to know
    Feb 13, 2019 8:00 am

    Alcohol: what you really need to know

    I know it’s not yet summertime, when alcohol intake increases due to the many barbecues and social events, but let’s talk about it now.

    Let’s talk about our favourite social lubricant.

    Effects of alcohol

    Your...

  • Exercise during pregnancy is beneficial for you and baby
    Jan 30, 2019 8:00 am

    Exercise during pregnancy is beneficial for you and baby

    Exercise? During pregnancy? Duh! Exercise, period, is good for you!

    Exercise during pregnancy has been proven to be safe for many women.

    The conditions must be right.

    If healthy, consuming a diet high in quality foods and...

  • Embrace the strength of your inner warrior
    Nov 7, 2018 8:00 am

    Embrace the strength of your inner warrior

    When most of us hear the word ‘strong’ we think of a man. If at any time we think of a woman, we envision huge muscles, big legs, a deep voice — overall, we make her out to be more masculine than she actually is.

    Strength has no...

  • A fitness and wellness journal is helpful in reaching your goals
    Oct 24, 2018 8:00 am

    A fitness and wellness journal is helpful in reaching your goals

    Why start a journal?

    Journaling is designed to help you set and reach your wellness goals. By planning and reflecting on your healthy or unhealthy habits, you focus on the small changes that will get you to your...

  • Rest as important as working out for health
    Oct 3, 2018 8:00 am

    Rest as important as working out for health

    Many assume that being a gym rat, eating well and maintaining 10 per cent body fat equates to complete wellness.

    In actual fact, rest, recovery, indulging every so often, acknowledging your human side, visiting your doctor, meditating (or...

  • Catharsis in every rep: find your ‘why’
    Sep 19, 2018 8:00 am

    Catharsis in every rep: find your ‘why’

    Is it through vanity? A medical practitioner’s orders?

    Is it for fun or just to socialise?

    Did a family member or friend persuade/guilt-trip you into doing it?

    Perhaps it’s simply for the naked definition of...

  • Remain dedicated and concentrate on your own targets
    Sep 5, 2018 8:00 am

    Remain dedicated and concentrate on your own targets

    Dedication (noun)

    The quality of being committed to a task or purpose.

    Synonyms: commitment, diligence, zeal, perseverance, enthusiasm

    What type of dedication does it take to reach...

  • Don’t just step on a scale
    Aug 22, 2018 8:00 am

    Don’t just step on a scale

    Measuring progress — it isn’t black and white! So many times clients approach me with worry — worry that the scale isn’t moving. Sigh, right?

    Clients, both male and female have this never-ending battle with the scale. Truthfully, if I could...

  • Stop feeling bad about indulging
    Aug 8, 2018 8:00 am

    Stop feeling bad about indulging

    Let’s be real, it’s summer time and we all know that a Bermuda summer is jam-packed with parties, alcohol, barbecues and all-around good vibes.

    We just finished celebrating emancipation last weekend, Cup Match.

    I’m sure we all enjoyed...

  • Stretching an important part of routine
    Jul 25, 2018 8:00 am

    Stretching an important part of routine

    Have you been guilty of skipping your cool down or your after-workout regime of stretching? Let’s talk.

    Stretching is probably the most boring thing to do. Personally, I’d rather redo the entire workout than stretch for 15...

  • Do what works for you
    Jul 11, 2018 8:00 am

    Do what works for you

    Don’t eat carbs. Lift weights. Run ten miles. Never skip a workout; take supplements; drink water; post Instagram-worthy abs ... sound familiar?

    These are some of the guidelines many believe to be the only way to lose weight, remain healthy...

  • Kenrick’s fitness transformation
    Jun 27, 2018 8:00 am

    Kenrick’s fitness transformation

    When providing “fitspiration” for my clients and readers, it often appears that women are highlighted more than men.

    Men go through transformations, they have struggles and success stories, but we don’t always acknowledge...

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