I love researching, writing, and sharing knowledge.
Here are a few of my published articles. I hope you enjoy them and find value in the information.
Stay curious, unafraid, and armed with knowledge!
KEEPING THE MIND HEALTHY IN MENOPAUSE
Austin Fit Magazine, October 2022
The mindfulness aspect of exercise is often overlooked. Practicing mindfulness (hopefully every day) can positively impact the physical, mental, emotional, and overall quality of life experience of menopausal women.Read More
BODY IMAGE IN MENOPAUSE
IDEA Fitness Journal, Winter 2022
During menopause, women experience a hormonal shift that can often be detrimental to their quality of life and body image. Physical changes in appearance, such as graying hair and wrinkles, are a normal part of aging. But during menopause, the challenges go beyond the purely physical aspects.Read More
BONE HEALTH DURING MENOPAUSE
Menopause Life Magazine, Autumn 2022
Did you know that one in two women will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis? Women comprise the largest percentage of people affected by osteoporosis.
It's never too early or too late to start working on bone strength, but it can be intimidating.Read Article
The Benefits of Resistance Training During Menopause
I’ve been a fitness pro for 20 years and have been exclusively working with menopausal clients for over a decade. One of the most common comments I hear is, “I don’t understand what’s happening with my body. I’m doing what I’ve always been doing, but the pounds and belly fat seem to increase.” Women feel like strangers in their own bodies; I can completely relate.
Having some basic information about menopause and how excellent resistance training is will make a world of difference. So let’s dive in!Read Article
CREATE AN INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
IDEA Fitness Journal, 9, 40-47
Look beyond the inner circle of fitness clientele when aspiring to change lives. An in-depth look at understanding the needs of special populations such as people with obesity, pregnant women, people with chronic conditions/disabilities and older adults. Additionally, a sidebar addresses the transgender population.Read More
BEHAVIOR CHANGE SCIENCE: HELP CLIENTS STICK WITH THEIR PROGRAM
American Fitness, 37(1), 29-36
An overview of research on current theories, models, and techniques that sheds light on the secrets to lasting success.Read More
STAND UP TO CHILDHOOD OBESITY: HOW FITNESS PROS CAN IMPACT THE FUTURE
American Fitness, Winter 2020
Learn the science behind the sources of this troubling trend, its sobering effects on children’s quality of life, and the steps you can take to help set up youth for lifelong health.Read More
GET SOCIAL WITH SENIORS
IDEA Fitness Journal, 15(1)
Exploration of the role of socialization in exercise in older adults and how wearable technology can be used to increase socialization and fitness.Read More
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH THE MENOPAUSAL TRANSITION
This research was conducted as part of my doctoral studies and evaluated the impact of physical activity on the quality of life of women transitioning through menopause.Read More