Do Muscles Have a Memory?

Here is another great question that I get asked a lot as a personal trainer. Do muscles have a memory? When people ask this, they usually refer to either of the following: 1) motor learning or 2) gain and loss of muscle size. These are two different things, so let me explain both before I…

Do My Boobs Grow or Shrink With Exercise?

Another week and another popular question: “Do my boobs grow or shrink with exercise?” This is a common concern, and the reason why a lot of health and fitness magazines and websites have written about it. It often also involves the recommendation to do exercise to lift those boobs. Well, despite all this information out…

Do I Really Need To Do Cardio?

Last week I blogged about one of the most common questions I get asked as a Personal Trainer. I want to continue to answer questions that I get asked a lot, and  today tackle probably the second most common question I get asked: “Do I really need to do cardiovascular exercise?”  If you are a…

How Often And For How Long Do I Have to Work Out?

As a personal trainer I get this asked a lot: “How many times a week should I work out and for how long?” I understand why this is such a common question. After all, we are all busy and want to spend our time as efficiently as possible. So unless you are a gym junkie,…

Fit and Strong with Hiking

As you may already know, I live in the desert. But with temperatures well over 50C in summer and a long school holiday, I spend the summer break in the Swiss Alps. And as you also may know, I am a big gym junkie and I love my spin and weight sessions and Muay Thai…

Is Calcium Killing Us?

Vitamin K2 has received some attention lately, from doctors, dietitians, wellness blogs and supplement manufacturers were quick to jump in and market new K2 pills. Since the publication of the book Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox by Kate Rhéaume-Bleue in 2012, this little known vitamin has become quite the focus as the book asks…