General Advice

The Fitness Puzzle

September 8, 2020
It’s all related. For almost any goal. You can’t pick and choose which parts of the wellness equation you want to hack, to reach your destination. Diet, and exercise, and low stress, and the right program to produce the right results, are all required across the board. ——- You have to be aware of your

Five Bad Fitness Habits and How to Fix Them

July 8, 2020
By Tia Norris, August 2020 Issue of Echo Magazine in Phoenix, AZ. We all have bad habits — no one is perfect — and it’s normal to not operate at 100% all of the time. But here’s what’s not acceptable: being unwilling to change those bad habits once you’re aware of them. At least one of

Minding Your Mind and Body During COVID

April 8, 2020
Many of my clients have reported critical disruption to mental health, physical movement, nutrition, stress management, and other vital components of wellbeing. Let’s talk about some ways to stress less, move more, and take better care of ourselves during the virus era.

Foolproof: Debunking Fitness Myths 3.0

March 8, 2020
By Tia Norris, April 2020 Issue.  In honor of April Fool’s Day approaching, let’s talk about a few more diet and fitness myths that I commonly hear from new (and experienced) clients. The truth is, most people — and even scarier, many trainers and so-called professionals — simply don’t know what they’re talking about when they

Four Toxic Fitness Relationships to Break Up With Now

February 5, 2020
Here are four of the most toxic fitness relationships I see, and how to break up with them forever.

Small Changes for Big Results with Fitness

December 2, 2019
By Tia Norris, December 2019 Issue of Echo Magazine in Phoenix, AZ. Have you been exercising for several months or years, but haven’t seen the results you feel you deserve? Do you feel like you put in your time in the gym (or in the pool, on the pavement, or in your sport otherwise), but your

Five Cues for Better Squats

November 12, 2019
It's one of the most important, most universally relevant, most complicated exercises in the whole gym. I personally think it's also the most mentally challenging -- few lifts strike fear into your soul like being stuck at the bottom of a heavy squat.⚡️But the fact that they're so difficult should then tell you how valuable

Holiday Gift Guide for the Athletes in Your Life

October 18, 2019
'Tis the season for getting together with loved ones, eating delicious holiday dishes, and of course for giving gifts, too! I’m here as your resident fitness expert to make the gift giving process easy, at least for the athletic types in your life! Included below are some popular fitness pursuits, and gift ideas for each

Pick One Goal At a Time

September 20, 2019
One goal must control at all times. Your body can only progress in one direction at a time!

How to Resume Training After Injury

September 1, 2019
If you’re not new to training, certainly then, you’ve dealt with injuries along the way. We’ve all been there: we’re feeling strong, feeling confident, pushing ourselves, trying to ignore the good pain in pursuit of the goals… when all of a sudden, BAM: injury strikes. It’s heartbreaking and can stir up a hot mess of