Category: Studio News

  • Living With Reward Deficiency Syndrome

    How Learning about Reward Deficiency Syndrome can help manage the craving for “More.” I’m greedy. Symptoms of RDS? Since childhood I’ve been aware that I want all the praise, prizes, and pleasure I can get. I used to drive my older siblings crazy trying to the center of attention, and by the fifth grade I…

  • Training For A Comeback

    When I was a personal trainer and fitness studio owner, my specialty was physical transformations. I was named Certified Turbulence Trainer of the Year in the Summer of 2013 based on the success of my clients in losing ponds and especially inches. Craig Ballantyne, the creator of Turbulence Training (TT) was my mentor, and like…

  • What do you want from your training?

    When I wrote my book, “Keep the Change, Transform Your Body For Good,” over ten. years ago, I worked with a Life Coach to get the book completed. Sandy K. Goodwin, the author of, The, “So What?” Principle, was that coach, and I remember how much the questions she guided me to answer helped me…

  • Workout and sugar free meal plan of the day.

    Here is a meal plan I would use on the three day sugar detox. Note that this is a demonstration of what I did to overcome sugar addiction and obesity, not a professional recommendation. 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice in 6-8 ounces of water with a few drops of stevia to…

  • Free Three Day Sugar Detox

    If this helps you can buy me a coffee. (I’ll take mine with cream and liquid stevia.) buymeacoffee.com/catherinegordon This is the start of the diet memoir I wrote exactly 10 years ago. It helped my personal training clients and readers lose pounds and inches. Even better, it showed them a way to get satisfied with…

  • Nine Exercises for Insulin Sensitivity

    One set of nine exercises improves insulin sensitivity, and each training session only takes about 20 minutes. In 2008 I reached a healthy weight and overcame insulin resistance for the first time in years. The conventional wisdom for weight loss is that diet accounts for 80% of the results, but 15 years ago the key…

  • Do Core Exercises Reduce Belly Fat?

    I answered this question on Quora, and it got upvoted, so I decided to share it with my readers here. Do core exercises reduce belly fat? Catherine Best Gordon Member: National Weight control Registry5y I’ll give my answer first, and then explain. I don’t think core exercises reduce belly fat, but I do think they…

  • The Essential & The Exciting.

    Tips for living with Reward Deficiency Syndrome. I have been living in recovery from Reward Deficiency Syndrome for fourteen years. In 2008, I started liftings weights, interval training, and cutting sugar. Four weeks after I made these changes to my health practice, I discovered that I wasn’t just getting leaner and stronger, I was acquiring…

  • How to Shuffle Dance Over 50

    Shuffle dance helps keep me healthy and happy. Here’s how I learned. Back in 2019 I took my first shuffle class with Kelli Brock of @KelliBrockDance. She was so patient with me, and she went over the steps from the front and the back, slow then fast, so that I could start to get them…

  • The Unsweetened Truth: How Sugar Harms the Environment

    In our modern society, sugar has become a staple ingredient in countless foods and beverages, finding its way into our daily lives more than we might realize. While we often discuss the impact of excessive sugar consumption on our health, the environmental consequences of sugar production and consumption remain largely overlooked. From deforestation to water…