An Open Letter to Weight Watchers

Dear Weight Watchers, I am appalled that you recently announced a free membership for teens ages 13-17. As I told my husband last week about this tactic as part of your $2 billion revenue plan, I found my body temperature rising, my heart rate going up, and my voice getting louder and louder as I talked vented about it. It’s …

How Do You Approach Health Before The Holidays?

Halloween is over, we’re almost a week into November, and the holidays are right around the corner.   I am always interested in hearing what health and fitness stuff people are working on during this time of year because it seems to me like most people take one of two approaches to wellness in the months leading up to the …

Can Bodyweight Exercises Get You Strong?

I’ve had a few people ask me recently if bodyweight exercises “count” as strength training.   It’s a great question, actually, and I want to shed some light on that today… because don’t we need heavy weights to get strong?!   Not necessarily.    First, the word strong is very relative, and in fitness land there’s this rule of specificity, isn’t there? There’s …

8 Bang For Your Buck Bodyweight Exercises

Summer is right around the corner, which means your kids will be out of school, you likely have some vacations and weekend trips planned, and your evenings will be a lot sunnier.   It’s hard to want to spend ANY time in a gym, nevermind 60+ minutes, when the weather is nice and all we want to do is either hit …