How to Stay Motivated to Train in the Summer

summer-motivation

Let’s talk about what’s going to happen to your training schedule this summer, shall we? It’s no mystery why your gym is empty in the warm months. We spend most of the winter looking forward to being outside in the sunshine. Factor in vacations, and staying motivated to train in the summer is worse than during the holidays! I know this firsthand, because my “other” nirvana is hiking. Listening to my boots hit the gravel, smelling the sweet foliage all around me, and feeling my body hum {Read More…}

Is Training for Aesthetics a “Good” Goal?

Is Training for Aesthetics a "Good" Goal? | Workout Nirvana

Lately I’ve noticed that while it seems ok for guys to work towards bigger biceps and quads, if a woman train for aesthetics it’s a “slippery slope” of self-loathing and failure. I  call this training-for-aesthetics shaming, which raises the ire of those more concerned with body acceptance than body sculpting. It also wrankles people who believe you should only train to increase performance or functional movement. After I wrote this post I took the longest pee of my life; obviously I feel passionate about the issue because this entire {Read More…}

Butterflies and Muscles: Reaching Your Audacious Goals in 2015

Butterflies and Musces: Reaching Your Audacious Fitness Goals in 2015

It’s almost done! My clients and I have set our one-year goals. When I see their deliciously audacious goals, I get butterflies. When I set my own I felt slight trepidation. Don’t you? If you read my post last week, you’ve visualized your victory celebration one year from now. You know where you want to be in a year and have looked back to see how last year went. (See my goals at the end of this post.) The next question is, where do you stand? Right {Read More…}

4 Tips for EASY Lifestyle Changes

Sitting in the middle of muckety muck: That’s how it feels when you’re struggling to eat a healthier diet. You can see your diet weaknesses and may even know how to fix them, but you can never move forward. Why is it so hard to make diet changes and how can you eat healthier for the smokin’ body you want? When I begin Lean and Strong, my online training group for women, I ask members to tell me about their biggest struggles around getting healthier. I hear things like… {Read More…}

Building Muscle for Women: A Fierce Def FAQ

Building muscle for women

Experienced women lifters have unique needs. You can be a seriously fierce woman in the weight room and still not ever achieve the muscle definition you want. That’s why today I’m answering frequently asked questions about building muscle for women in Fierce Definition, my unique 12-week online group training program for experienced lifters. –> Subscribe to hear about the next Fierce Def! Why is Fierce Def so unique? Most programs are for beginners. I recognized that there are many women out there who are ready {Read More…}

Training With Style [Momentum Workout Jewelry Review]

Training with Style [Momentum Workout Jewelry Review]

I love workout jewelry so much. I’ve even fantasized about creating my own line of jewelry that would be durable, stylish, and express what I’m feeling while I’m crushing iron in my personal nirvana. And as both a personal trainer and someone who spends a lot of time in the gym, I need all the additional style I can get. I’ve been known to wear leather cuffs and necklaces in the gym, but you don’t see jewelry labeled as “workout-friendly” {Read More…}