Personal Training and the Caregiver Demographic

As a self-employed personal trainer, I’m always trying to find common threads in my clientele so I can better understand the demographic groups that I appeal to. One surprising commonality in many of my clients is being a caregiver, especially for elderly parents. Many of my personal training clients are dealing with parents who are considering […]

What Would You Do if You Couldn’t Fail

Do you plan to fail? When you start working out or trying to eat better, do you already have an exit strategy in case things don’t work out? What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail? Would that change your outlook? With a bit of fitness planning that examines the key components of […]

The Dog Days of Summer and Your Fitness Routine

Summer is always a tough time for the fitness industry. People take vacations, summers get busy with kids being out of school, moms and dads fall out of their regular fitness routine to keep up with changing schedules. And not to mention it’s hot. It often seems much more pleasant to keep lying on the […]

GirlPower Fitness One Year Anniversary!

This past weekend, we celebrated the one year anniversary of GirlPower Fitness! I’ve absolutely loved the last year of personal training in my private studio in Austin, helping women achieve their health and fitness goals and gain confidence. The year has been so much better than I could have imagined. I look forward to what’s […]

Assessing Assessments

As a personal trainer, fitness assessments have been one of the toughest things for me to figure out. The personal training certification that I completed suggested doing LOTS of fitness assessments, including weight, body measurements, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, resting heart rate, 3 minute step test, push-up test, sit-up test and flexibility test. So I […]