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Press On

I had the greatest client session yesterday and wanted to share with you the lessons learned. 

My client let me know before her session that she was not feeling up to par. Nothing catastrophic or contagious, but that we might need to take it into account. 

Since she let me know ahead of time, I was able to look at her program and keep in mind some potential adjustments. Some Plan B’s, if necessary. 

In a Rut? Do This One Thing For a Mid Year Restart

In a Rut? Do This One Thing For a Mid Year Restart

It is fall as I am writing this. If you made New Year goals, you should be in your “after” situation right now. This was going to be the year, you were going to make the changes you know you’ve been needing to. You were going to establish a healthy, disciplined routine.

Did you? If not, start here.

Guillermo builds his strength through remote training

Guillermo builds his strength through remote training

I like to do client spotlights because: A, I am super proud of my clients, and B, real people’s stories fascinate me.

Everyone has a different motivation, background, and natural ability. We can learn so much from other people and how they approach their training and life. For example, Guillermo has a full time job, a girlfriend, dog, and other hobbies. He's not tied to the gym every day, but he has pretty solid numbers and time for his priorities, something we all can aspire to.

HIIT Interval Training for Fat Loss with Erika Lopez on KVUE

HIIT Interval Training for Fat Loss with Erika Lopez on KVUE

Today on the KVUE Exercise Minute, Erika Lopez and I discuss HIIT Interval training for fat loss. Please see the link for the entire video, and for exercise demonstrations. 

Video here: HIIT Interval Training with Kathryn Alexander and Erika Lopez

Time Demands, Heart Disease, and Saving the World

Time Demands, Heart Disease, and Saving the World

How do people get everything done? My to-do list is never ending. I’m not some special exception with a busier life; you can probably relate. 

How do we reconcile doing our laundry, doing our job, and saving the world? I used to suggest doing as little as possible to get it done, then getting it done.

It’s time I change my approach.

Get Out of the Summer Slump

Get Out of the Summer Slump

We are deep into summer as I’m writing this. Remember in January when you looked forward to summer, with ideas of the smokin’ hot body you’d be bringing to boat parties and beach getaways?

You should be standing in your “after” picture right now. Are you? If not, start here.

Tactical Strength & Conditioning Annual Training

Tactical Strength & Conditioning Annual Training

Last week I attended the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Tactical Strength and Conditioning Annual Training, a meeting of leaders in the police, fire and military community. Why a tactical conference?