Karen Marcouiller

Personal Trainer and Health Coach

National Sports and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

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November 11, 2019

Skipping the warm up

Warming up prepares our muscle and nervous system for exercise. It increases the blood flow to our extremities and decreases the risk of injury. Warm up by doing anything that gets your heart beating faster and literally ‘warms you up’. Try walking,...

November 4, 2019

It’s safe to say we’ve all lost our balance at one time or another. Most of the time, if we’re lucky, we’re able to catch ourselves before we fall.

As we get older, this ability to maintain balance, or recover when wobbly becomes more and more difficult.

Having good bala...

October 28, 2019

Protein is an important component of muscle and bone strength and weight loss and it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough.

But what are the specific benefits, how much should we be eating and what are some of the best food sources of protein? 

Benefit #1

As we a...

October 14, 2019

Are  you trying to lose weight?

Most of us know the trick is to consume less calories than we burn. This can be accomplished by either eating less, exercising more (burning more calories) or a combination of both.

(And let’s not forget the power of weight training to inc...

October 7, 2019

Motivation Frustration

This is a huge problem for so many people. I see it and hear about it aaaallll the time from my clients! Even as a personal trainer and health coach, I’ve experienced it. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t! I understand your frustration. We’ve all bee...

September 30, 2019

My clients often tell me that they are eating all the right foods and exercising regularly, yet they’re still not losing weight.  It’s so frustrating. (I know! Most of us have been there!) The first question I ask is about portion sizes.

Eating too much of a good thing...

September 24, 2019

With cooler weather on its way (for most of the country) now is a great time to get outside and walk. Walking can be done anywhere, doesn’t require special equipment (besides good fitting shoes) and has oodles of benefits! 

Top benefits include:

Calorie burn - Depending...

September 16, 2019

Are you a women over 50? If so, you may one of half of all women who 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.

What exactly is o...

September 5, 2019

Have you ever thought about adding strength training to your exercise routine or simply starting an exercise routine with weights? Many women that I work with and talk to have but are intimidated by what they think they know about weight training – that they’ll “bulk u...

August 20, 2019

If you’re of a ‘certain age’, you know what I’m talking about when you hear those words. It seems, no matter how hard we try, we cannot lose that ring right around our middle. I’m an active personal trainer, on my feet most of the day, consistent with my workouts, and...

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