Linda Melone
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Category Archives for Motivation

How to stay fit when you can’t leave the house

Three weeks ago we were living in a different world. I met a friend for lunch, stopped at a grocery store and generally lived my life. Now I refer to that as “back in the day.” No more casual meetups

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5 Ways to stay fit during a perfect storm of everything working against you

I try to avoid blogging about current events ever since a reader told me she was unsubscribing because “Why do I care what YOU think about the Olympics??” (which was in the news at the time). I made

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3 biggest workout cheats to stop doing right now

“You’re a personal trainer, right?” I was working out at the gym when a guy I’ve spoken to once or twice walked up to me with this question.  He waited for me to remove an airpod. Very few

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5 Easy mindfulness tips you can do anywhere (so you can lose belly fat)

Ask a woman over 50 for a list of the “best things” about aging and she’ll likely react in one of three ways: Glare at you until you turn and run She’ll say, “It kinda feels like that

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4 Ways to conquer self-discipline so you can accomplish anything

I am writing this post two days ahead of time, which has happened only once or twice before in the history of the planet. It’s like a blood moon, only rarer. And no, it’s not because I have insider

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3 Simple steps to crush any craving

I’ve seen a lot of things in my 20+ years as a trainer. This includes things I wish I could unsee, like a male client’s abdominal surgery scar for which he was way too proud to show me.  And I’ve

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3 Ab exercises that work better than crunches

Pop Quiz! Which of the following is the MOST dreaded exercise of all time: Burpees Push-ups Crunches Anything involving getting out of bed  All of the above Trick question – they’re ALL

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 5 Fitness tips that sound like the worst advice… but seriously work

When it comes to fitness advice, there’s no shortage of bad information out there.  Anyone can post photos of their bod on Instagram and call themselves a “fitness expert.”  Unless you’ve been

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How to stick with your workouts… even if you’ve failed miserably in the past [video]

Yup, it’s that time of year again when we take a look back at what worked, what didn’t — and resolve to stop the insanity. As part of this goal, I posted a live video on Facebook this

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