Durbrow Performance October Client of the Month: Kathy Conkey

Durbrow Performance October Client of the Month: Kathy Conkey

Congrats to our October 2014 Client of the Month, Kathy Conkey!

Kathy has been training at DP for almost a year and has made one of the most inspiring transformations to date. She has lost 29 pounds on the scale, 22 pounds of fat and 16 inches.

We’re all so proud of Kathy and she’s a true inspiration to everyone in the DP family and in her own family. Read more about her story here….

Hometown: Somerville

What brought you to Durbrow Performance?

I came to support my daughter and try something new.

How long have you been training at Durbrow Performance?

Just about 1 year

What do you do in the real world?

I am a full time nurse in a busy orthopedic clinic. I have two married daughters and 4 grandchildren. I am one of 11 children, I love to travel and I am very active in my church and volunteering.

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Ask Your Trainer: How Can I REALLY Change My Nutrition?

In recent months we’ve had dozens of clients go through our 90 day nutrition coaching program. All of them have made amazing transformations and have realized that in order to really make changes to their physique and entire life, they need to make nutrition a focus.

We’ve had countless questions about how to REALLY make a change in nutrition habits and how to incorporate that when you have a family to factor into the equation.

Here’s a great post from Emily on how to do that.

If you are a parent, or non-parent, it might be time for you to grow up. Are you eating crap food in front of your kids? Do you expect them to eat any better than you when they see you do this?

This goes double for Dads, unfair, maybe, but kids will mimic what their fathers eat ten times more than their mother. Moms are suppose to be “healthy”, tell you to eat your veggies, but if dad does it, it must be legit. Dad eats cake when mom doesn’t, it must be that mom is on a “diet”, but cake is really okay.

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Turn On Your Inner Beast Mode

Turn On Your Inner Beast Mode

 

A Monday motivation post from Emily….

Do you have moments in life where you feel on? Like it is clicking? You are alive? You could do anything?

When you would like someone to tell you, you can’t do something just for the opportunity to prove them wrong?

Do you see glimmers of the strong warrior inside of you?

Moving furniture by yourself, making a dinner for five with 2 kids hanging off of you, a sales pitch that you rocked, a push up from your toes for the first time in years, squatting lower or jumping higher than your brain would even allow you to conceive of?

The minute when you think you don’t have anymore to give, can’t possibly continue and something takes over, you find the next gear, you dig in and get it done.

Work a little harder, fast and lift more. These moment were you wish you could do a cheesy self high five.

This my friend is BEAST MODE.

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Ask Your Trainer: How Does Alcohol Affect My Workouts?

A nutrition and training post from Emily:

Is alcohol the “fat gateway” drug?

7 Calories per Gram

ALCOHOL & BODY COMPOSITION

There are mixed associations between alcohol intake and body fat.  Adding alcohol to one’s usual food intake can lead to obesity if total calories are regularly in excess of daily needs.  However, substituting alcohol for one’s usual food intake often leads to muscle loss and protein malnutrition

Alcohol impairs judgment, people who drink socially may find that they are more likely to engage in problematic eating behaviors while drinking. (A big plate of nachos or chicken wings seems like a great idea by the third beer!)

ALCOHOL & DIGESTION

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