Another success story!

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Meet Stacy. This girl walks into our little boutique gym, asks to get on my calendar, is totally positive and consistent from the get go, and loses 3 sizes over about 4 months. That’s called doing it the right way, and I can tell that this is permanent. No fad diets, no crazy supplements, and with my safe, detailed training techniques, she’s healthy with no injuries and feels great. 

There are some pretty wild and out of control movements being taught in fitness these days especially ballistic, dangerous jumps like burpees, jumping jacks, box jumps and plain old jumping up and down. Are we reverting back to those dangerous days of the 80’s when we jumped on cement floors to get our heart rates up? I’ve been through that and would do it completely different now. Plyometrics need to be scientifically measured out for the client. And they aren’t an essential part of a beginner’s program or someone 50+ unless that client is in training for a sport that requires it. So be cautious of any program that includes loads of jumps please. 

Summer’s here!


It’s time to keep moving or start doing a little bit of exercising since the weather is prime for workouts. Combine that with tweaking your eating habits and getting some fresh fruits, veggies and natural probiotics in and you’ll be energized and off to a great start. 

Here I’m doing one legged rows working back, abs, shoulders and balance with the Hanger 44 Suspension Training System. The Hanger is a great tool for helping balance out right-left side strength and flexibility in any part of your body.  

It’s also fantastic to do workouts at our breezy, open air studio, Area 44 Fitness. We get a great cross breeze and have a fantastic sound system for your music. 

Call (310) 721-1468 to schedule an appointment and I can show you which exercises are best for you, how to improve your flexibility, get your knees stronger, lose body fat, and more. Nutrition coaching included. 
Thanks for checking out my site and have a great day!

Mary K. 

My client Laura is totally consistent with her weight training every Tuesday & Thursday. At age 59, she looks & feels great!

Laura is an amazing girl! She works hard, manages her home life, and values her health by making time to keep her appointments with me which keeps her fit. Here, she is doing a controlled roll up and roll down with a 15lb. med ball keeping her lower back stable thereby strengthening her abs while protecting her spine. Notice the smoothness and mindfulness with which she moves. This is key even when you move at a quicker rate of speed. 

And guess what? We went to high school together, re-found each other, and I have been training her for 8 years now.  Needless to say, in addition to training hard, in between sets, we laugh, tell stories and play great music in the gym. We have a blast! I always do with my clients. Besides my focus on each client’s form, we always have fun!

6 Key Exercise & Nutrition Tips

1. Add something green to every meal, make it colorful as well as beautiful, and always use a small plate. Feel satisfied not full. 2. Exercise more days than taking days off. For example, exercising 3 days/week means taking 4 days off which will make it much harder to become a habit. 3. Find a trainer who teaches effective and safe exercise movements specific to you right down to proper foot placement, squat form, abdominal exercises (many trendy ones are unsafe), etc. 4. Give your routine time to become a habit or lifestyle. This means at least 3-6 months. You don’t have to be wild about your exercises or activities everyday either. ‘Just do it’, stick with it and, as we all know, you’ll be healthier for it. 5. The same goes for food. Make nutritious choices 90% of the time. It will become habit and you know that you will be, once again, healthier for it. It is SO worth it. 6. It’s the thinking about the choices that sometimes stops us. How many times have you had a dilemma over whether to workout or not, hire a trainer or not, or eat healthy or not? By the time you’ve thought about it, you could have already done it.