Summer's Blog

Use Fitness and Exercise as a Positive Outlet

October 31, 2014

We all know the importance of having positive outlets. You may enjoy the arts, watching or participating, maybe you enjoy reading or writing - or maybe you prefer to play board or video games.

But what about a beneficial outlet? Sure, the above mentioned are all wonderful, however, there is a true magic to using fitness as an outlet.  The benefits of exercise have time and again been proven with scientific studies. So, how is one to use exercise as an outlet?

The Rules

July 17, 2013

I tend to tell clients, colleagues, and anyone else I cross paths with that there are no set rules when it comes to getting and staying in shape; there are only guidelines. However, there are some rules that work for everyone, no matter what.

Exercise: More Effective for Depression Than Drugs

May 8, 2013

Exercise has well-known anti-depressive effects... but is it enough?

Proper Gym Etiquette

March 26, 2012

Everyone knows the basics of gym Etiquette...don’t they?

As a health club guest, sometimes following proper gym etiquette seems like common sense, while other times it may seem like there is absolutely no point to it what so ever.  On the other side of the fence, as a gym rat or a health club professional, it may be quite annoying and sometimes even dangerous when some Schmoe has carelessly left weights out in the middle of the floor or left plates on a bar unsecurely - or better yet; plates left leaning up against another machine. Rack your weights after use, people!  Proper gym etiquette explained, plain and simple.

Thin and Healthy are two different things!

June 20, 2011

In our first entry in the "Fit at All Sizes" series we discuss how being thin does not automatically mean being healthy, and the silent danger of normal weight obesity.

Identify Your Triggers: Dealing With Your Past

June 09, 2011

In my first blog that recognizes the triggers than can cause a person to fall into addictive behavior, we will look into the unresolved issues from one's past, how they affect the present, and the tools to help you move beyond them.

Why I Love The MELT Method So Much

June 03, 2011

I am always interested in educating myself to learn more, to be able to offer more for my clients, and to offer more to my followers online; my Summer-Fitters. When I met the MELT Method, I wanted this just as much for me. I needed it for me. And I knew others needed it too.

The Perfect Exercise

May 27, 2011

Even though some would like to think there is a "one size fits all" approach to exercise, everyone is different. In fact, we are individually so unique and have such varying needs, wishes and wants, that it would be impossible to find an exercise that makes everyone both healthy and happy.

Don't Think of a Pink Elephant

May 24, 2011

In this first installment of "When Food is Talking to You," we take a look at how focusing on what to do instead of what NOT to do can lead to success and happiness.