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Kristen Pearce

I am passionate about health and fitness. I am a certified Insanity, PiYo and Cize Instructor, and I offer classes throughout the week in Abaco. I host Nutrition Challenges a few times a year that are open to all.

Sweat it Out: Morning Workouts

There has been much debate over whether it is better to workout in the morning or the afternoon. My answer is usually to workout whenever you feel the most energized. While most of the time I lead morning and afternoon classes, I much prefer the mornings. There are many benefits …

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Sweat it Out: Intermittent Fasting

Before we dive into our topic for this month, I want to gently remind you that not every “diet” or eating plan works for everyone. This is why there are so many different ideas floating around out there. High carb, low carb, weight watchers, the list goes on. Chances are …

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Sweat it Out: Breaks are Necessary Sometimes

While trying to think of a topic to write on for this month, I realized what better than something I have recently been dealing with. This morning I taught my first fitness class after a month break. Many times when we get into a workout routine, we feel defeated if …

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Sweat it Out: This is Your “Get To”

For far too long, we have been crippled by the words “I have to”… I have to go to work…. I have to exercise…. I have to go on a diet…. I have to (fill in the blank). These words create chores: things we dread doing. We sit on the …

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Sweat it Out: Set Up Your Day to Go Smoothly

You’re probably asking what this has to do with a “Health and Fitness” column. But this is a topic that greatly affects our overall wellness. Far too many of us wake up each day feeling grumpy and unsatisfied. Each day feels like a chore. We hate to get up and …

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Almost Anything CAN Work

I’ve seen it hundreds of times. Someone doesn’t commit to a workout plan or a “diet”, and then they give up, claiming it doesn’t work. I’ve seen people workout once or twice a week, or whenever they “feel” like it, and then claim that program didn’t work for them. I’ve …

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Sweat it Out: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Truth is, if we stay in the area where we are comfortable, we will plateau, never getting any better. And chances are we will give up, and we will never see what our bodies are capable of, which is such a shame… you would be surprised what your body is capable of!

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Sweat it Out: But I Don’t Like That

Above all, you have to give yourself time to adjust to liking some foods. Your taste buds have to be retrained. And that means that you won’t love everything you eat for a while. But it will get easier, and you will start to like the foods more.

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Sweat it Out: Throw Your Excuses Away!

Realize that is not someone else’s responsibility. You alone are responsible for what you let stop you. It’s all about you, your mindset, and what you will allow to get in the way of your goals.

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Sweat it Out: Say No to ‘Low Carb’

We have discussed before that the best nutritional method of weight loss is eating the right portions of every food group. Unless it’s medically necessary, the best route is to never cut out any food group from your diet. You may say, “What about carbs? I thought carbs were bad …

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