‘When we add strength (training)…almost every health outcome improves’ – Mark Peterson, assistant professor of physical medicine at the University of Michigan.


Another success story!


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.