I am an in-home personal trainer who has worked in the health, fitness, wellness, and weight-loss industry for over 12 years. I have trained athletes, stay-at-home moms, people looking to lose weight, people getting ready for their wedding, and everyone else in between. I will be writing about those experiences, and will be sharing some knowledge along the way!
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Megan Williams Training
Parents: Please Take Concussions Seriously.September 24, 2016
Parents-Please take concussions seriously, it really does matter.
This is my story.
This blog is probably the most pointed blog I will post on my website because it's very personal. It is a story untold to most, and something I rarely/if ever bring up to anyone outside my inner circle.I bring it up today because I am mad, I am angry, and I am frustrated. You will understand why by the end of this. Bear with me for a moment.
I am a very ou...
Health: Consistency, Patience, and Fun!September 12, 2016
I have two words that most commonly come up when I am training someone, helping with their diet, or coaching them.
There is no secret potion, no magic pill, and no easy path to success, unfortunately. There is no get rich quick scheme that works well, and there is no lose weight fast scheme that works at all. The two things that have to happen in order for you to do well in life, and to do well in your health goa...
Training: It Starts with Your FEET!September 8, 2016
No matter if you are training for a marathon, your first bodybuilding competition, you are trying to lose weight, or just everyday health, one of the best things you can do is start taking better care of your feet.
Yes, your feet. They are a central part in everything we do. From getting us from one destination to the other, to driving, to stabilizing us, to absorbing nutrients, to being the vessel to get us moving, your feet are a...
Workout: The 15 Minute Core Workout That Will Kick Your Butt!September 7, 2016
The core, let's be honest it's the number one area of interest that most clients want to improve. I ask a million questions during my consultation with clients, and the core comes up quite often. It is a problem areas for most people, but most of my female clients believe it's where they need the most work.
A few disclaimers here, everyone has abs. Yes you did hear that right, every single person have abs. It just depends on the amo...
Diet: The Easy Recipes I Use Everyday.September 3, 2016
Diet:The Easy Recipes I Use Everyday.
Well, almost everyday that is. I use a short list of recipes every week for a number of reasons. The first is that usually I don't have loads of time to make a meal. I am usually fitting meals between my workout, my clients, or my coaching. So I have to make something I'm familiar enough with that I don't have to follow instructions.
The second reason is that I find it a little easier for me to stay on tas...
Workout: Another Sample 30 Minute Circuit.September 2, 2016
In sticking with the theme of keeping your workouts short and sweet, I wrote down my circuit from earlier today.
Admittedly it took me about 35 minutes, as it took me a few minutes to get mentally prepared for the workout. But, once I got started the 35 minutes went quickly.
One thing I always say to my clients is be sure to know yourself enough to know your tendencies, and your habits. For me, I know that after a leg-centric worko...
Workout: Four Exercises that Don’t Require Machines.September 1, 2016
Not everyone has time to get to the gym everyday, and I can completely understand that! Life is busy from working, coaching, pets, hobbies, friends, family, sporting events, kids (if you have them). There are a million things that seem more important than working out.
Personally, I am a firm believer that working out is the best thing you can do for yourself. It's really hard to take that 30-45 minutes and devote it to making yourself...
Workout: 25 Minutes In and Out.August 30, 2016
It is rare I get an hour to devote to strictly working out. I am always fitting my workouts in between clients, practice, diet designs, and everything else. So more often times than not I have to carve out 20-25 minutes and use that for a workout.
So here is a quick circuit idea for you to try. This is mostly a lower-body centric circuit, as you are really burning out the legs with back to back movements.
1. Quick warm-up (dy...
Diet: Don’t Let Your Weekends Derail You.August 28, 2016
How many times have you been in the situation where you rocked your week of healthy eating, and then Sunday you have a family barbecue with all of your favorite foods??
How many times has that situation gone well? Most of the time, it's when I check in with my clients I get about a 75/25 report. 75% of the time they give in to all the favorites in copious amounts, and 25% of the time they abstain or only have a few favorites.
I am her...
Nutrition: The Only Energy Drink You’ll Need.August 27, 2016
When it comes to energy drinks there are all different types; Sugar-loaded, sugar-free, Monster, Redbull, 5 Hour Energy, Amp, powdered energy, liquid energy, and every type in between.
They are loaded with vitamins and minerals, some I'm sure you've never heard of before. But what are energy drinks actually supposed to do? The obvious answer is give us some added energy. But what actually happens is we get that surge of vitamins a...
Weight Loss: Fill Your Plate to Lose the Weight.August 25, 2016
Everyone claims to have this magic pill, or that magic shake, or this miracle elixir to help people lose weight. When you whittle it all down weight loss truly comes down to one principle, and one principle only; being in a caloric deficiency.
There are ways in which to put yourself into a caloric deficiency without it being torture. Yes you heard that right, weight loss doesn't have to be torture. Granted, at times it isn't fun, ...
Nutrition: Knowing Your Own Limitations.August 24, 2016
It's been my experience that no one knows you better than yourself. Everyone knows what their tendencies are when it comes to food or their eating patterns. Everyone knows their triggers, and knows what foods get them off the wagon, and in a hurry.
As a trainer it's my job to tell you how to navigate these cravings, not to tell you you can't have this, or can't have that. The disclaimer here is every so often I get a client who is ...
Personal Training: My Big FOUR(s).August 23, 2016
I have over 11 years in the training and fitness profession. I started lifting when I was in 8th grade to get prepared for my high school basketball career. I can honestly say lifting only helped me succeed over the years. Working out kept me healthy, kept me motivated, kept me in shape, and even though I was 5'8" I was never pushed around.
As a former athlete it is really fun for me to create programs for my athletes, no...
Nutrition: How to Plan Ahead for a Long Weekend.August 22, 2016
Nutrition is one of those aspects of our health that we can control. That doesn't necessarily mean bringing your Tupperware meals to your family gathering, and counting every single macro. Or not participating in the fun dishes your family brings to pass.
Personally, my family is a family full of eaters. My Aunt's and my mom bring incredible dishes and food to our family outings. We could sit around a table of food for hours just talking, eatin...
Weight Loss: Don’t spend hours in the gym.August 18, 2016
Most of us are striving for that at some point in our lives. We all have those extra LB's that we want to get rid of for good. Even trainers would like to tweak their physiques a bit.
One of the questions I get asked the most when it pertains to weight loss is, how often and how much do I have to workout to get this weight off?
First, you can never, and I repeat never, outwork a bad diet. That means you can workout for 4 hours ...
Personal Training: How to know if your trainer is a good fit.August 17, 2016
In your lifetime you have met, hung out with, married, seen, or spoken with a trainer at some point. We come in all shapes, sizes, mindsets, and backgrounds. We are not all created equal and that's okay!
If you are in search of a trainer, here are my keys to knowing a trainer is right for you:
1. They are realistic with you.
You are not always going to agree with your trainer, and that's normal. BUT, they should be wi...
Diet: How to deal with a dietary setback.August 16, 2016
We have all been there.
Monday morning, bloated, still full from the day prior. Waking up with regret of the sheer volume of food we ate from the day before....right?! Just me? Cool!
Anyways, there are a few easy tricks to get back on track and back at crushing your weight loss goals.
1. Try intermittent fasting.
Personally, I use intermittent fasting because my schedule doesn't allow me to eat "regular" meals throughout the day. So usual...
Gym: Rock your workout, without your personal trainer!August 15, 2016
How to rock your workout without your personal trainer!!!
One of the most common questions I get from my clients is, "What do I do when I go to the gym when I'm not with you."
I am an in-home trainer, meaning I go right to my client's homes or office buildings. So in context, this is a great question. Unfortunately, my answer is always, "It depends."
Each gym is different, and has different equipment. Each gym has a few "Go-to's" that al...
No gym? No problem!July 2, 2015
No Gym? Nowhere to Workout?! No Problem!
I always get a kick out of people saying, “I don’t have time to go to the gym.” Or, “Once I’m home, I just want to relax.” I get a kick out of it because we are so conditioned to think that you can only get a workout in at a gym-type environment.
One part of my job as an in-home personal trainer is to use someone’s space, like a living room, basement, extra bedroom, or even garage, to g...