It’s hard to imagine a world where people communicate effectively, are considerate of others’ opinions, or even willing to do a truly selfless act. Whether it’s your family, your team or even your social media account, effective communication is hard work! It’s exhausting, time consuming, strenuous “character building work,” so why even try?! Why not… Read More
How Does Meal Timing Influence Body Fat?
It’s 9pm and practice just ended. You have 2 hours of homework, a project to finish and hopefully a few hours of sleep before the 5:45am alarm! How does a high-level competitive athlete eat? How can your body get the proper nutrients you need, at the right time, and in the right amounts when your… Read More
Gymnasts: Throw out body shaming, embrace body fueling
Another day, another leo. Being a former club and collegiate gymnast, I understand the thoughts and emotions that rush through your mind in the split second between school and warm up where you throw on a clean (hopefully..) leo and assess your body state that day. UGH! This kind of daily body analysis is exhausting!… Read More
How Do I Feed My Kid For After-School Sports?
If you have adolescent/teenage athletes, you are familiar with this scenario: waiting in the school pick-up lane, texting your athlete to get to the car ASAP, rushing across town to get to their afternoon practice… Fueling before practice not only gives energy for training but also re-engages the mind to focus and reduces chances of… Read More
Injury: The Uninvited Guest
Injury arrives like an uninvited guest, bringing anger, stress and bitterness. Mentality plays a huge role in recovery. Internal thoughts can promote healing! Read More