Empowering Women at Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting

How Strong Can Women Be?

Are Women Weak? Uh oh, I did it, I touched a topic that is a pretty “touchy” one at its best. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and thankfully we have different tastes. This blog is not about beauty. I don’t care if you like to be thin, toned, more muscular, or on…

Continue Reading →

Single leg squats at personal training facility Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting

Why Single Side Exercises Can Give You Nicer….

butt, arms, shoulders, back….you name it. If you are expecting a rant against bilateral exercises, go look somewhere else. If you are looking for an explanation why you should include unilateral exercises in your fitness routine then you should read on. I am so used to including these exercises into my personal training client’s training routines…

Continue Reading →

Training for older athletes at Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting

Fitness beyond 50

I have been reading Joel Friel’s book “Fast After 5: How to Race Strong for the Rest of Your Life”. Friel who has been known in the triathlon and bicycling scene for his books explores fitness from the perspective of an aged athlete. It made me think. So much of our motivation can be closely…

Continue Reading →

Silhouette woman run under blue sky with clouds

If You Run Don’t Lift Weights….If

Over the course of time I have seen many a runner who would claim that they either don’t need to lift weights or at least not train their legs because of their running. Of course over the last couple of years this mindset has changed. Nonetheless we still come across it on occasion. For that…

Continue Reading →