Shape Up with Sherri

10 Ways to Dramatically Increase Energy

Maintaining high energy levels is crucial for optimal performance and overall well-being at work, home or play. Whether you need energy to face a demanding workday, complete a rigorous workout session, keep up with your kids, or just want to play golf or your favorite sport, having enough energy can make a significant difference. Do…

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7 Steps to Heart Health

Heart health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, and the American Heart Association (AHA) stands at the forefront of providing comprehensive guidelines for maintaining optimal cardiovascular health. It’s important to recognize that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally. In the USA, 1 in 5 deaths every year are related to cardiovascular…

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The 3-2-1 Approach to Better Sleep

In the quest for a good night’s sleep, the 3-2-1 approach provides a straightforward yet powerful strategy to enhance sleep quality. This method breaks down the hours leading up to bedtime, focusing on specific restrictions to create an optimal sleep environment. By restricting food three hours before bed, refraining from water two hours before, and…

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Plant Based Protein

Protein is a critical component of a balanced diet, playing a vital role in the growth, repair, and maintenance of various tissues in the human body. As we age, protein intake is essential to preserve muscle tissue and to assure optimal functioning of organs and our hormonal system. Insufficient protein consumption can lead to muscle…

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Fitness Trivia

During this past weekend, we celebrated our 24th anniversary at NW Personal Training. As part of the festivities, we did a 24 question Fitness Trivia game. Let’s see how you do and whether you’ve absorbed any of the Shape Up with Sherri blog content over the years. Don’t forget to sign up under “Weekly Fitness…

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Reset Not Retreat

Many of you have set intentions for a healthier 2024 and yet, here we are only a couple weeks in and our plans are already being sabotaged with snow, ice storms, school closures and gyms having to close due to the nasty weather. It’s very easy to return back to old habits and behaviors and…

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Remove Nutrition Confusion

How does one decide which approach to healthy nutrition they should adopt? Some swear by a vegan or vegetarian approach to promote overall health. Others are convinced that a carnivore approach is necessary to preserve and grow muscle. Intermittent fasting is another approach while others eat every 3-4 hours throughout the entire day. How about…

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More In ’24

In the quest for a healthier and more fulfilling life, adopting simple habits can be life changing. Here Is A List of 24 Health Habits That You Can Adopt As You Launch Into 2024 Feel free to focus on just one habit, a few, or many. Some days you may focus on one health habit…

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Better New Years Resolutions

With approximately 70% of our society overweight or obese, many people use January 1st as an incentive to lose weight and get healthy. Although carrying excessive body fat is a major contributing factor to many health issues including Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, weight loss as your primary goal may set you up for failure. Stepping on…

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Reasons To Commit To Getting Fit

As we approach the New Year, we tend to reflect on the past year, while also looking forward to how we want our upcoming year to unfold. We may set goals for things we want to start doing, stop doing or keep doing. One of the commitments many people make is to adopt a more…

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