The concept of polarity is pretty simple. It’s based on the principle that everythinghas 2 “polarities” or extremes. For example, hot and cold are extremes of the pole called “temperature.” It’s the same way with every apparent opposite: hard and soft, noisy and quiet, light and dark, good and bad, love and […]
Carmen’s 27 years experience in the Health & Fitness industry coupled with her strong focus on mindful nutrition and an Holistic approach to Habit change, allows her clients to get programs that are catered to their individual needs.
She has helped thousands of clients achieve their fitness goals and now taking it one step further, guarantees she can now help them achieve their life goals. This is all done with mindful/intuitive nutrition and mind-body therapies that allow clients to make permanent positive habit change that lasts!
Carmen holds many accreditations including Certified Movement Coach and Certified Health Coach through The Health Coach Institute.READ MORE
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Healthy Habits in 90 Day’sAs a HOLISTIC LIVING COACH I show clients how to look and feel FABULOUS with Mindful/intuitive nutrition and mind-body therapies! Giving clients the tools to start living a life they love!
In Good Health: 14 Day Reset CleanseThe cleanse is a pathway to release TOXINS and EXCESS BODY BLOAT from your tissues, reset your digestive system and renew your baseline of well-being.
“Meal Timing” is a simplistic way to refer to something much more primal, much deeper in the fabric of what it means to be human, a human animal, and that is the flow, pulse and meter of the rhythms of nature. All of nature moves in rhythms, with cycles and patterns that repeat every day. […]
Lots of health experts today talk about “mindful” eating. What’s interesting about that term is that the “brain” IS actually eating – and craving – food. The Harvard Health Blog Says: • “Research suggests that leptin amplifies the CCK signals, to enhance the feeling of fullness. Other research suggests that leptin also interacts with the […]
Master the Hunger Games! I am here to teach you how to tell the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger by playing the “Hunger Game.” But first, why am I talking about emotional hunger versus physical hunger and what’s the difference? Emotional hunger means you turn to food either to avoid uncomfortable emotions or […]
I am here to let you know research shows that regular dieting is a waste of time and energy. Don’t believe me? Read on to find out why…. Why am I dissing on dieting? According to Dr. Mark Hyman, functional medicine doctor, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and New York […]
Ingredients 1 cup (4 1/2 ounces) chickpea flour 1 cup water 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the pan 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon za’tar (optional) Herbs and spices (optional) Equipment 10-inch cast iron skillet Spatula Knife Measuring cups and spoons Preparation Prepare the chickpea batter. Whisk the chickpea flour, […]
Have you ever wanted a piece of cake so bad but know it’s not your best choice so you gulp it down super fast so it will seem like you never had it at all? Do you ever sneak food when you know no one will catch you after telling your spouse or roommate you […]
We all need a vacation! Time to get away from the monotony of our lives. Relax without any obligations or rules! Wake up when you want, do things you don’t normally do and have no regrets! Unfortunately, our programming our beliefs do creep in. “I can’t go to a disco, I’m too old. I am […]
Do you have 20 different diet books? Have you tried all 20 and another 10 that you downloaded from the internet? Do you diet to get ready for the beach, a wedding or other events and then eat everything in sight after? Do you look at yourself with judgement and self-loathing? DO YOU WANT […]
“If you are searching for someone to change your life look in the mirror.” Man where do I start!? You all know me as Carmen the Competitor ,the Personal Trainer. Fitness Chick. Essentially I will always be a fitness chick. I love to workout and love the industry. But as I move forward I now […]
These wraps have been a life saver for something quick, easy and delicious! Let’s face it we are all busy in our own way. Sometimes we just don’t have the time to whip up a meal or we are struggling for snacks. Doing these quick wraps are a great snack idea or dinner. For dinner […]
Thanksgiving is for celebrating and being thankful. We get together with friends and family for a feast that traditionally is the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgement of benefits or favours. It originated to give thanks for harvest. Now a days it is more about eating a lot of food and football. What if […]
When we hear the word cleanse we all cringe! Our thoughts go to not eating food for a week or 2 or 3. Or taking a bunch of herbs and pills that come in a box which we don’t even know if we really need or not or if we will react negatively to it. […]
Are you the get up and go person who grabs a coffee and muffin or bagel on the way to work? Do you feel tired to the point of exhaustion half way through your day? Are you under a lot of stress? Are you lacking sleep? Are you skipping meals? Do you crave sugar? If […]
We have all been there! As a matter of fact, I still end up there sometimes. Let’s face it life happens. It can throw us off track. We end up going off our regular routine and BAM we are off our meal plan, our workout regimen is non-existent and we feel like we just […]
We all know, for the most part, what foods are good and what are not so good. We know we shouldn’t eat them all the time but food association kicks in and all our common sense goes out the window. I speak of balance all the time. We shouldn’t have to avoid things like […]
It isn’t always as simple as eat less, workout lots! We all respond differently to exercise and nutrition. What works for one person may not work for another. This is where grabbing cookie cutter programs from a magazine or online and using fad diets is not likely to work. At least not long term. Essentially […]
Like how great is that!? We are all looking for those toned arms (especially as we age!) and the burning of fat is a no brainer! Who isn’t looking for this!? By keeping your intensity up and making sure your workout has a great finisher, getting rid of unwanted fat is inevitable! I love ending […]
You all know that I am a Health & Fitness coach. You all know I compete. Both I have been doing for a long time. As a health and fitness professional I am about 26 years in the biz! Crazy right?! I am sharing this for two reasons. One is to show others that Health […]
One of the main reasons why we get bored with what most call “diet food” is the lack of flavor. Meals do not have to taste bad to be good for you! The great news is that the herbs and spices you put on your foods are full of micro nutrients essential to our health! […]
Stop wasting time on the bike as a warm-up! If you have sleepy glutes sitting on them isn’t going to help! We are continuously moving in one plane of motion or we are sitting on our hump all day. If you want to get a great looking back side, you need to wake up your […]
1. Not sure what to do All of us have been here. You decide it’s time. You go buy some gym clothes and some running shoes. You get the gym membership. You go to workout and end up walking around doing just the machines you know and end up on the treadmill doing 60 mins […]
Want results with legs but worried about getting “big legs”? This workout starts with heavier compound exercises then ends with a killer circuit for the burn! KILLER LEG WORKOUT FOR RESULTS! A1. Barbell Hip Thrust: 10 reps A2. Front Squat: (this can be with kettlebells or a goblet squat if you are just starting out) […]
I am pretty sure most of us have spent many moments on a stationary bike, elliptical or stair climber staring at this colorful graph telling us where our heart rate needs to be for the “fat burning zone”. Most graphs say 60-70% is where we need to sit in order to burn fat. This is […]
Make your waistline smaller and shrink ab fat cells, from reducing trans fats to lowering your stress levels. I am going to keep it simple but here is why getting rid of belly fat is so important. Visceral or “deep” fat wraps around the inner organs and spells trouble for your health. How do you […]