Eat to Live: What Not to Do


 In 1987, my family was planning a move from upstate New York to Tennessee.  As I was not even 3 yet, I didn’t have much say in the matter, but my mom still asked what I thought about moving to…


Fitness During the Holidays


Halloween Parties.  Thanksgiving Dinners.  Christmas Gatherings.  New Year’s Eve Bashes.  What do they all have in common?  FOOD.  And not usually of the healthy persuasion.  I used to think, “Oh well, I’ll just start fresh with diet and exercise in…


What Should I Eat?

Eat & Drink

“What Should I Eat?” As a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN), I hear this question often. It’s then typically followed by… “Well, what do you eat??” I try to practice what I preach – eat high quality food…


Don’t Like Your Life? Change It.


 “Do you even know where the gym is?” That was my college roommate’s response to me after I turned down yet another invitation to join her at the campus gym.  Obviously, exercise has not always been at the top of…


Calm the Body and Mind


In today’s fast paced world it is easy to make excuses, like not having the time, the money or the energy to work out consistently.  Therefore, making the decision to exercise can often times be a difficult one.  Priorities tend to…

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The Dreaded Freshman 15


It is not just a myth. Studies show that students on average gain 3 to 10 pounds during their first 2 years of college. Most of this weight gain occurs during the first semester of freshman year. So how can…


Hop, Skip and a (short) Drive Away

People & Business

Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday afternoon (or any day of the week)? May we suggest an oil change, or tune up? For many of us, this sounds, well, rather boring. However for those lucky owners of…


Go For The Green


Help improve their game, or just look good while playing. This Father’s Day the golfer in your life is sure to be thrilled with a gift from Duran Golf Club’s Pro Shop. Don’t forget to visit the Club’s online golf…


Men – Get Your MOJO Back


“I’m here to get my wife signed up for a membership.”  These words I hear oh so often and wonder why on national average men spend far less time taking care of themselves than women.  In most cases I find…


Finding the Time to Get Fit


One of the benefits of working with a personal fitness coach, is it forces us to set aside a block of time to exercise.  I hear from so many of my clients that time is one of the biggest challenges…