As a trainer, I often get asked about how great it must be to work in a gym because I’m able to work out all of the time. This is typically far from the truth. The majority of my time is spent working one-on-one with clients or in small groups where I am watching and… Read More

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The Scoop on Dairy

By Lee Hyrkas.

June is National Dairy Month. To honor our hard-working Wisconsin Farmers, today’s blog will highlight some of the important nutrients found within dairy products. If you are looking for ways to incorporate dairy into your meal plan, check out the ideas below. Protein: Dairy products are an excellent source of casein and whey protein. Most… Read More

Five Recipes for your Memorial Day Menu

By Lauren Tulig .

Five Recipes for Your Memorial Day Menu Memorial Day marks the start of summer here in Wisconsin. (Yay!) If your family is anything like mine, you probably celebrate Memorial Day weekend with time outside, tasty food and delicious drinks. As a foodie, I love trying super easy recipes that taste great and feature fresh, seasonal… Read More

How to Incorporate a Workout on Vacation

By Matt Klarkowski.

VACATION. The single greatest word in the English dictionary. Most Americans plan their entire lives around their next vacation. They plan out months in advance, schedule time off from work, save up funds, and exercise to look or move better to further enjoy the experience. What about when they finally reach their destination, tropical or… Read More

Debunking Common Myths about Autism

By Tiffany Born and Kirsten Cooper .

April is Autism Awareness Month. Although there is thankfully much more understanding and acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorders than there was in the past, there continues to be numerous myths and misconceptions about Autism. Myth #1 Autism is very rare. Autism impacts about 1 in every 59 people meaning that more than 3.5 million Americans… Read More

Liz’s Journey to Become a Personal Trainer

By Liz Standiford.

My journey to become a personal trainer started in 2009. I had attended a dance studio for the majority of my life, which always served as an emotional outlet for me and guaranteed weekly exercise. In 2009 I was living in a suburb of Chicago attending Veterinary Technician school. When I was in Illinois I… Read More

Mike’s Fitness Journey May Have Saved His Life

By Tiffany Born .

Recently, Bellin Psychologist Tiffany Born had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Mike Pribek and his mom, Jane. “Mike is an incredible person with an inspiring fitness journey. He also has Autism Spectrum Disorder. I enjoyed hearing about Mike’s health journey, his passion and skills with numbers and dates (he could tell me the… Read More

Choose Consistency

By Liza Margelofsky.

Choosing CONSISTENCY over (MOTIVATION, BUSY SCHEDULES, INSERT REASON HERE ___________! ) Do you have trouble being consistent with fitness in your life? What do you blame? • You start out great but then lack motivation to stick with it? • Too much to do and not enough time to do it all? • Insert your… Read More

Six Ways to Burn 100 Calories in 10 minutes

By Eydie Strand.

What is a calorie? It’s a unit of energy. As a trainer, I had to ponder the question of how does one burn 100 calories. There are many variables to consider when answering this question because one strategy does NOT fit all! Those variables range from the weight of the individual, effort and ability to… Read More

Give the Gift of Fitness this Christmas

By Katie Schumann.

Picking the right gift for those special people in your life can be challenging. Here is a list of fitness gifts that will surely impress a seasoned fitness guru or help a beginner get started. Fitness equipment can be costly so there is a little something for every price range. MINI BANDS – These little… Read More