Q & A

Have any questions about fitness or working out? As a certified Personal Trainer I would be happy to help you out!

Ask away!

Questions I’ve been asked:

1. I’m wanting to start running more. How should I start doing that? (From Kathleen)

– My best advice for someone who wants to start running more is to decide on a goal.  Whether it’s signing up for a race or to run for 30 minutes straight it is much easier to start running when you have a goal in mind.  Then develop a running plan.  It doesn’t have to be super intense but it should have the basics, how many days a week you want to try and run and what your goal for that workout should be. This is going to depend on where you are starting from.  If you are starting from no running at all, try and develop a walk/running plan where you walk/run 3 times a week.  Start with even 1 minute walking 1 minute running intervals then work your way up.  If you already have been running and want to start increasing your distance then try adding one longer run in per week (ie if you typically run 3 miles 2x a week, try running 2 miles, 3 miles, then 4 miles and then each week slowly increase your longer runs).

2. How Often Do You Workout? (From Kathleen)

-I work out anywhere from 4-6 days a week depending on the week.  I’d say normal is five times a week.  Usually I work out Monday-Friday and then sometimes go running on Saturdays.  I work at a fitness center but it is far from my home so I almost never go to a gym on the weekends

3. What Do You Like to Do to Workout? (From Kathleen)

-My workouts tend to vary depending on whether or not I am training for something.  Right now I am training for a half marathon so I have been running 3-4x a week, cross training on the elliptical 1-2x a week and then strength training 1-2x a week.  Non-running days usually consist of 30-60 min doing elliptical intervals and weight training and then running days depends on what is on my training schedule.  Some of my favorite workout equipment is the TRX suspension trainer and the BOSU ball.

4. What is Your Favorite Health Food? Food Philosophy? (From Kathleen)

-I don’t necessarily have a favorite health food, but I LOVE all types of fruit.  Favorites would be bananas, apples, and strawberries.  My food philosophy is very laid back.  I try and eat health most the time but I am by not means great at it.  I don’t eat enough veggies and have plenty of sugar so I am trying to incorporate more veggies to help balance out my cookie/cupcake/candy intake.  I always try to eat in moderation and eat small meals throughout the day.  I am not trying to lose weight or gain weight so I am not overly concerned with calories right now.

5 Responses to “Q & A”

  1. katshealthcorner March 11, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    How often do you workout? What do you like to do to workout?

    Favorite health food? Your food philosophy?


  2. katshealthcorner March 18, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    Hey girl! I’m wanting to start running more. How would I start doing that?

  3. Megan S. July 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    Since you’re a personal trainer, any tips or advice on how to try to get rid of the bulge? I have a solid 10-15 lbs I’d like to lose and my body likes to hold most of it in my mid-section unfortunately! Any specific plans for workouts, calorie intake, etc? There’s so many things out there online to read about and half of them contradict each other!

  4. Gunther July 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    Hi, my name is Gunther. I’ve recently been working out alot more with my brother trying to get ” HAM Yoked” as they say but am finding that my brotein shakes have not been adequate enough to increase my overall weight and muscle boost. What kind of supplement would you recommend to someone whos friends say looks like a jacked Will Hunting? Thanks so much for your speedy and informative response in advance! ps. cool blog!

  5. Carrie Emge (@omg_carrie) September 15, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    Hey! I was wondering if you knew/could post any exercise moves/tips to strengthen the back? I have to tote my laptop with me almost every day due to my new job and was wondering if there was any advice so I don’t strain it

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