Energy is Everything!

Psychologically we can condition ourselves to work hard and be energetic, in theory. Authentically it is a process of knowing our priorities and how are daily behaviors level up to match our priorities or not Here are a few other well-documented ways to thrive energetically.  ☀️Vitamin D - Supplementation is critical for New Englanders. Do you […]

Baked Oatmeal for the Breakfast Win!

It is proved over and over that skipping breakfast is not a good way to get ahead with your health. During the winter season, eating warm foods can help keep us warm if we tend to run a bit chilly! Nutrition is a critical component of our overall fitness, health and wellness routine. Fitting it […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Fitness, Nutrition, & Wellness

Body Essentials (BE) turned 10 at the start of the year. It has been a purposeful journey supporting clients one on one to begin and then evolving group and semi-private programming followed by nutritional & lifestyle programming. Exercise alone is not the end all, be all to building and sustaining optimal health. Nutrition plays a […]

What Is the Difference Between Nutritionists, Dietitians, and Personal Trainers?

If you have a goal to lose weight, get fit, or simply achieve a healthier lifestyle, you may be seeking a little help to achieve your goals. However, you may find yourself unsure where to begin.  Nutrition is the foundation for good health, but there are several types of professionals with education in nutrition that […]

Exploring the Dangers of Fad Dieting

Despite their many potential pitfalls, fad diets are everywhere. These types of diets are easy to spot—they promote seemingly magical results with promises of rapid weight loss. Unfortunately, they also tend to be incredibly restrictive and not based in solid nutritional science. At best you might see a single study or a few anecdotal testimonials […]

What Is Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss?

Intermittent fasting for weight loss has been a frequent topic of conversation within the health and fitness community over the last few years. But what exactly is it, how does it work, and how can it benefit your weight loss journey? In this blog, we look at the basics of intermittent fasting and how working […]

One year later...reflections on business, life, fitness & wellbeing

This week last year at Body Essentials (BE), we wondered what would become of working out in person! We spaced people out on bikes in Spinning class, altered our training sessions and other classes for more space and less equipment and fully disinfected each piece of equipment before putting away after every single workout each […]

The Power of YOU in 2021

Here we are three weeks from the end of 2020. We are all feeling different emotions of what this year was or was not but one thing we have to agree on if you are reading this is that YOU are going to survive! 2020 was not for the faint of heart and on January […]

What is Holiday Healthy To You?

Can you believe that we’re talking about the holidays & the new year already?! I mean, I can. Honestly, I’m psyched. I have been waiting to watch Polar Express and Elf! The best time of year! Today’s motivation is all about helping you find what healthy during the holidays looks like for you! Maybe you’re […]

For the Love of Food & Health

I love food! And really who doesn't? What I do not like about food is grocery shopping and wedding thru food items that manufacturers are trying to sell as healthy when I do actually partake in a grocery shopping trip. I enjoy preparing food at home when I have ample time to do it in […]

Lisa's 3-Month Transformation...

Three months ago we started tracking Lisa's progress publicly. Fitness & nutrition comes with many ups and downs as Lisa had experienced but we are so happy to report that she is back on track to the best version of herself after some hard work this summer and navigating all the challenges of daily life […]

Nutrition & You or Me: Doing what you think you cannot do......

I have been a student of health & fitness since the early 90's, before you could find your desired dietary answer on the google machine. Academically, experientially, additional education, studying, reading and learning from other professionals has kept me active in enhancing my life. In the work we do with clients, nutrition is critical and […]

Lisa's Journey...Update...In her own words....

So today I did a 5k race in the women’s half marathon in Niagara Falls. I have come to this race 3 times in 4 years. The first was my first ever half marathon. I was at my lowest weight and had been training prior to the the race. I walked a majority of the […]

Why we should stop making food an after thought in our healthy living plan.........

More fodder on food in the spirit of National Nutrition Month..... Not a week goes by, nope, not a DAY goes by that I do not hear I do not have time to eat, much less right...... There are two reasons I cringe when I hear that AND when I think it for myself. One […]

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