Zing! – Plyometric Movements

Have you ever felt stuck with your training? Do you ever feel like you are just doing the same old exercises in your routine all the time? Well one way you could change things up a bit and surprise your muscles, is by incorporating some plyometrics into your workout. Plyometric training is a high intensity training technique used to develop … Read More

Don’t Do This – It Will Age You

People always seem to think ‘cardio’ is the answer to everything related to weight loss and fat loss. Many current studies prove otherwise. Doing conventional long cardio overtaxes your body and increases the production of cortisol, which causes you to gain fat through your mid-section. Long, frequent cardio sessions break down your lean muscle and increase the production of free … Read More

Women & Body Fat After 40

Almost every day, I hear women blame weight gain on their age. Women think that after they turn 40 (sometimes even 30), that putting on weight each year is inevitable. Good news, ladies… Aging does not have to equal weight gain! Women do tend to put on a pound each year in their 40’s and 50’s, but it is really … Read More

Got Belly Flab? Read This Now!

I want to talk to you about your “belly fat” hormone, also known as cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that your body releases to deal with stress. High levels of cortisol have been linked to increased levels of abdominal fat.   Now, if you really want to get the edge on reducing belly fat, you’ll be happy to know that … Read More

Do You Look Fatter Than You Are?

This helps explain… Have you ever heard of someone having an anterior pelvic tilt? It is a term you may have heard me mention during your assessment, if you train at Conditioned® by Kelly Tekin. It is a condition that causes your butt to stick out and your stomach to bulge due to a forward tilt of the hips. If … Read More

Cellulite & Lower Body Fat in Women

Cellulite is an interesting topic. 90% of women (and 10% of men) have cellulite. If you talk to the average 20-year-old male personal trainer, he may tell you that cellulite is just about burning fat. “All you have to do is lose your fat and your cellulite will go away.” Cellulite is actually an issue of fat storage as well … Read More

Go ‘Til You Can’t, Rest ‘Til You Can

People often ask me, “How many calories do you think I burn in camp?” I normally estimate a number, but I’m really thinking, “Who cares?” I don’t care how much fat I burn during my workout. My workout is just a small fraction of my entire day. What I do care about is how much fat I burn the rest … Read More

Joint Mobility

I just wanted to give you some updates on joint mobility, which is critical in your ability to perform. Limited range of motion in the primary joints (ankles, hips, thoracic spine and shoulders) can hurt your ability to perform and lead to injuries. If you can’t move, you can’t perform! You can improve joint mobility very easily by incorporating a … Read More

Thanksgiving Recipe to Avoid Packing on Pounds

DON’T STARVE YOURSELF ALL DAY FOR A DINNER BUFFET When you skip meals, your metabolism slows down. Then, when you do eat that gigantic meal, more will be stored than burned! Instead of starving yourself the entire day, start your day off the way you usually do, with your healthy breakfast and then have some lunch later. Make sure you … Read More

Lean in time for Thanksgiving

The holidays are slowly sneaking up on us. That means family gatherings, people you may have not seen in a while, and lots of pictures taken. All of this can make us a little more self-conscious about how we look. If you are wanting to lose some weight – let’s say those last 10 pounds you’ve been intending to get … Read More