BEFORE YOU START THAT CRAZY DIET…

BEFORE YOU START THAT CRAZY DIET…

When you think of the word diet, what do you think of? Probably something along the lines of miserable, strict, and/or boring. Dieting gets a bad rap because of the past. Fad diets have proven to be unsustainable for most, and honestly unappealing to even more. Fear-mongers have driven us to think whole entire food groups are not good for us (protein causes kidney issues, carbs make you fat, fats make you fat, and the most recent trend of carbs…

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SHOULD YOU CALL IT QUITS ON YOUR DIET?

SHOULD YOU CALL IT QUITS ON YOUR DIET?

Think back to the last time you had to deal with a period of high level stress. Now, I don’t want you to think about what exactly was causing the stress, but more so about how it affected you. Most likely, it impacted your daily life to a certain extent depending on the level of stress you were experiencing. Many individuals use food as a coping mechanism when experiencing high amounts of stress. Maybe you turned to food as comfort,…

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How Seriously Should You Take Your Training?

How Seriously Should You Take Your Training?

  We’ve all been there.. We’re motivated, we’re ready to go, we’re really going to change this time. Time to get back that body you had in high school, or college, or whenever it was that you peaked. And when are we going to start? On Monday.. It’s always Monday. Your friends came over for a barbecue on Sunday, and Saturday you were recovering from Friday night so you couldn’t start then. So Monday it is.   Even if you’re…

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Why the Evolution?

Why the Evolution?

SD Evolution. It doesn’t say FITNESS. It doesn’t say PERSONAL TRAINING. Nothing about it screams HEALTH AND WELLNESS. So if it doesn’t directly tell the consumer who we are, isn’t it bad branding? I guess that’s up to the opinion of the person answering the question. But I can tell you why our name is what it is, and what it means to us. I’ll start with the easy stuff.. “SD”. Most people thought it stood for San Diego, where…

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SD Evolution Intro Offer

SD Evolution Intro Offer

We have put together an introductory package for those of you who are on the fence about beginning a fitness regimen! It is very common to get stuck in this “purgatory”. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had clients who wanted personal training but felt they weren’t ready yet because they weren’t “in-shape” enough, or they didn’t know what they were doing and wanted to learn before they spent their money on a trainer. That is the exact OPPOSITE…

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Creating a Pre-workout That Works For You

Creating a Pre-workout That Works For You

There is no doubting the importance of a pre-workout. But your idea and my idea of a pre-workout are probably completely different. You all know how I feel about certain supplements in general, ESPECIALLY pre-workouts, so I’m only going to briefly touch on this and then breakdown how you can build this yourself NATURALLY. I won’t throw them all together, but the vast majority of pre-workouts are just tasty powders loaded with stimulants and blended chemicals to make you feel like you…

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Why I don’t believe in cheat meals

Why I don’t believe in cheat meals

Splitting a pizza, eating a tub of ice cream, a huge burger with fries and a large chocolate milk shake to wash it down followed by a trip to the grocery store for bags of candy. You’ve probably seen people post pictures of these things on a Saturday or Sunday with the caption “CHEAT” or  “CHEAT MEAL”. I used to be one of them. You predominately see these posts from people who are either on a strict diet, eat “clean” or…

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FITNESS IS NOT ALL OR NOTHING

FITNESS IS NOT ALL OR NOTHING

Alessandra Daniele, B.S. Exercise Science, CPT, EP-C I tend to be a diehard individual. When I start a book, I feel the need to finish it within that same day. When I find a new food I like, I will eat that same food for weeks straight. When I first started my fitness journey, I didn’t take a single day off for months because I didn’t want to fall behind. Giving 100% is definitely not a bad thing, however sometimes…

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD BE DOING INSTEAD OF SCROLLING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD BE DOING INSTEAD OF SCROLLING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

In 2015 I spent a lot of time reading. I found that in college, when I was “forced” to read for class, the last thing I wanted to do was spend more time with my nose buried in a book. So when I graduated and finally had the chance to actually read books and articles that truly interested me, that’s what I did. Ironically in 2015 I seemed to acquire a wealth of information that was useful to me as…

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What do I do about my diet during the holidays?!?!

What do I do about my diet during the holidays?!?!

With Thanksgiving this week and the rest of the holidays a few weeks away, many clients, friends and followers have asked me my thoughts on what they should do. Do they track macros? Do they eat anything at all before Thanksgiving dinner? What happens if they go over their numbers and overeat? So many questions so here are my thoughts on the subject: The holidays usually mean time that we spend laughing and eating with our families. Personally, my favorite…

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