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I'm an adventurous introvert from Vancouver, Washington who lives on sleep + "me time." I'm a lover of lifting weights, dinosaurs, real talk and traveling with my husband. I am here to help you move better, lift more, bust the myths of the fitness industry, and inspire you to love the process.

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This one goes out to fitness, coaches and trainees alike. Coaches, good luck writing a program without knowing what the goal of the program is. And trainees, you should not be fully depending on your coach to come up with the goals of your program. That lowers client efficacy. And around here we want high […]

February 12, 2024

Whether you’re in the weight room to build muscle, improve mobility, look better in your “meat suit”, or build strength… Exercise selection is going to be very important to you.  Today we’re focusing on how to choose the best accessory exercises. Not load, volume, tempo, rest, etc… Your coach is going to be the one […]

October 26, 2023

This blog will be your beginners guide to the gym. We’ll be diving into equipment setup and weights and how to increase your confidence in the gym.  Even as a seasoned trainer and trainee, I have felt anxious in new gym environments.  So I can only assume that beginners feel like a fish out of […]

October 12, 2023

If you are a coach or trainee who thinks that a neutral spine is a must in training, this blog might challenge your view.  Here’s how training with a neutral spine did me wrong… My name is Annie Miller, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and I help you learn as you train and enjoy your […]

September 28, 2023

If there is one thing that makes a woman, in particular, feel strong, I think it is being able to pull her body weight up to a bar (AKA a pull up).  In this blog, you’ll learn how to get your first pull up.  It sounds simple, but it is a much more complex skill […]

September 21, 2023

Progressive overload is a phrase used really commonly by trainers and trainees, and yet it’s still one of the most searched topics online. This makes sense because when I googled progressive overload, there were many different answers available.  My name is Annie Miller, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and I help you learn as you […]

September 7, 2023

Is it possible for women to build muscle without lifting heavy weights? My first ever experience of lifting weights was in my garage as a child. That was quickly followed by me following my mom’s Jane Fonda videos. And thus, we have the spectrum of fitness for women…  My name is Annie Miller, certified Strength […]

August 24, 2023

Welcome to my home gym garage tour! This is Coop from Garage Gym Reviews (KIDDING)!  If you have no clue who that is or what that reference was, go check out garage gym reviews, but finish reading this blog first. He’s the GOAT of equipment reviews, and we made a ton of our choices based […]

August 17, 2023

Asking how many days per week should a muscle be trained, is like asking how many days a week you can eat sweets. We need so much more information to answer that question appropriately.  What does your entire diet look like with training?  We have to consider total volume and other training factors in order […]

August 3, 2023

Who doesn’t want a plump rump? Here’s how to upgrade your hip thrusts so you can maximize glute gains. If you don’t want shaped glutes, then this blog is not for you…  Here’s How To Upgrade Your Hip Thrusts To Maximize Glute Gains Today’s blog is going to be a game changer for you if […]

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