Rising Food Costs

As I look at my grocery receipt for this week, I cringe seeing it at $150.00, and that is only for 1.5 people! I believe that buying healthy food is less expensive than going out to eat; however, buying organic food costs way more than standard food. Many registered dieticians, understanding the cost difference, recommend … Read more

Mornings or Evenings?

Chances are you are either a morning person or you hate morning people. Well maybe not hate…but you are slightly annoyed by them.  Does it matter whether you work out in the morning or evening? Is one better or worse? That is the question I often get asked so I thought I would address it. … Read more

No Quick Fix

Fitness Bootcamps Jacksonville

It is January, the time for resolutions and getting fit…Again! Right now everyone is on the bandwagon to eat healthy and do whatever it takes, at least for a while. I love the focus and determination everyone has in January; however, I wish it lasted throughout the year. I understand that motivation is a tough … Read more


I talk a lot about balancing life and endurance training all the time with our athletes. It is by far one of the most difficult challenges I see people struggle with on a daily basis. Sometimes I feel like I juggle things pretty well, but when a tragedy occurs, you rethink everything. Last week, my … Read more

Meal Prep

Eating is something we all have to do every single day. Eating serves the purpose of providing nutrients to our body. However, many of us tend to eat as a relief for an emotional issue. We eat when we are happy, we eat when we are sad, and we eat when we are stressed. Basically, … Read more

The Athlete In All Of Us

Over the past 11 years I have coached and worked with all different levels of athletes; from beginners to advanced, and everyone in between. The one thing they have in common is they are all athletes. Some of them say to me that they are not an athlete, but that is where I disagree. Everyone … Read more


While running down Monument Road this morning, I decided to take a short cut through a neighborhood where I had lived after high school. I started thinking of all the areas of Jacksonville I knew so well from the 40 years of living here, and really began to appreciate this city more than ever.  As … Read more

A Year Without Sugar

3/1/2015 About this time last year I was staring at 10 boxes of Girl Scout cookies; I was thinking I could eat 2 cookies and that would only be 140 calories. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view) I had a revelation and knew I wouldn’t eat just 2 cookies. I made the … Read more


10/1/2014 I have eaten the same breakfast almost every day for the past 7 years and I love it! I am definitely a person who thrives on routine and I have found that being consistent helps me live a healthier life. It takes the guess work out of eating and exercising; then you just repeat … Read more

A Healthy Child is A Happy Child

4/1/2014 When I look in to a client’s pantry and see junk food, so many times they say “that is not mine, it’s the kids”. So my question is why are they eating it? I only have just over 2 years of experience at this mom thing however, I have many more years’ experience in … Read more