How Will You Start 2019?

Are you thinking of throwing in the towel on your health for the holidays?

I mean, it's really a losing battle, right? 

You've got the cocktail parties.

The kid's school parties. 

The vacations.

The actual holiday feast (and the far reaching leftovers). 

There are all kinds of ways we celebrate and many of them involve extra food and basically feeling like crap the next day. 

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Ashley Brown
LEAN Recipe: Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad

Thanksgiving weekend is coming to a close and I don’t know about you but I was ready for a lighter meal this evening!

One of my favorite light meals to make is a seared tuna nicotine salad. It feels special because I make dressing with fresh parsley, I add extra ingredients that I wouldn’t usually take the time to cook first (hello hard boiled eggs and blanched green beans) and I really enjoy the fresh cooked protein on top since I usually top my lunch salads with chicken cooked up on my Sunday afternoons!

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Ashley Brown
Confession Time: the BIGGEST mistake I've ever made as a trainer

When I started my first Pilates studio I did what most excited (and inexperienced) new studio owners do - I followed the industry norms and set up “session packages” to sell to my beloved clients, in randomly chosen numbers of sessions of 3, 5, and 10.

If you’ve ever taken class at a Pilates or group class studio, you’ll likely recognize this is the standard. No surprise there. In fact, it’s very unusual to see pricing structured any other way. 

Fast forward 11 years later and I’m here to say that using the “session package” model has been the number one biggest disservice to my clients and my biggest mistake ever as a coach.

Woah. Dramatic. I know. But let me tell you why… 

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Ashley Brown
The Motivation Myth

Are you feeling uninspired by your fitness?

Spring has sprung and the layers are beginning to get peeled back. This isn’t just true of our warm jackets and furry boots, but also our mindset. Those new year’s resolutions are long dead for most of us. If you’re one of the millions that ditched the new diet, workout trends, or shiny new mindset in favor of what you did before… I want you to know it’s not your fault.

Anytime we start a new fitness plan, we are super motivated and ready to rumble, maybe even desperate for a change after resisting taking action for so long (after all, change is HARD and not something we’re wired for!) Motivation is a powerful tool, but eventually, it wanes. The excitement of change wears off and the “this is hard” sets in.

You can't depend on motivation to get you to the finish line.

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