Karen Marcouiller

Personal Trainer and Health Coach

National Sports and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

March 31, 2020

Healthy aging is something we should all be thinking about. It’s one aspect of our lives that we all experience and we can’t avoid. Fortunately, with all we know about how our body ages, we can age more gracefully and with more active and healthy lives than ever before...

March 9, 2020

If you live in the northern states, it seems like eating fresh produce comes to a screeching halt after the beautiful abundance of summer.

Between gardens, farmers’ markets, and even the grocery store, gorgeous tomatoes, berries, cucumbers and all types of garden produc...

March 3, 2020

I was invited back to a local afternoon news and entertainment show a few days ago. They asked me to talk about the benefits of strength training as we age. 

There are so many I could really only address a few a them in time we had. 

I also introduced some great exercise...

February 25, 2020

Most of us know one of the purposes of cardio exercise is to raise the heart rate. Cardio exercises the heart and lungs and is the fat burning component of exercise.

I’m a firm believer that any movement is good.

But what is an optimal heart rate for fitness gains?

That d...

February 10, 2020

Are you a women over 50?

Did you know half of all women over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis?

If you’re a man, the odds are one in four.  That’s right, men can develop osteopenia, too. In all, about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis.

Did you also know yo...

February 3, 2020

Have you noticed as you’ve gotten older how much harder it is to climb stairs? Walk longer distances? Keep up with the grandkids? Or even your own kids?

It’s not your imagination. We lose cardiovascular endurance as we ‘mature’. 😉

It’s for this reason - as well as the f...

January 27, 2020

Does reaching for a pint of Haagen Dazs or a bag of chips when you’re stressed sound familiar?  If so, you may be an emotional eater. Emotional eating is when we turn to food (usually unhealthy food) to make us feel better. Maybe it’s a stress reliever. Maybe it provid...

January 21, 2020

I was on a local afternoon show here in the Twin Cities last week. They asked me to come on to talk about strength exercises that can also be considered stretches. 

I shared some great information and some exercises you can do at home.


January 14, 2020

Weight training as we get older is not optional.

It’s necessary to prevent and/or reverse the loss of both muscle and bone loss that occurs naturally as we age. It also provides ease of movement, pain relief, and increased metabolism, among many other benefits.

But what...

January 6, 2020

Yep, it’s that time of year.  We’re done eating and drinking with abandon over the holidays and we want to get on the straight and narrow with eating and exercise.

We’re motivated and have great intentions right about now. The problem is sticking with it..

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