Hi, I’m Anna
Also known as a gym junky, law graduate, certified personal trainer, certified nutrition coach, and professional snacker (yes that’s a thing).
I have dedicated the last eight years doing all the sci-ency research around fitness. You know, the stuff that makes you want to nap? Why have I done this? Because I love it and because I know you probably don’t. I mean, who has the time to read through hundreds of articles about weight training?
During this time, I became certified as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. You could say I am a little obsessed. I also completed my Law degree. All while trying to stay fit and pursue my career as a professional snacker. As you can imagine, it was quite a challenge. But I’ve learned a few tricks and tips along the way to help me keep on track, which I’d love to share with you. Along with all the sci-ency stuff, in simplified form, of course.
I discovered my passion for weight training in 2014 when I first joined the gym. Like most people, I was lost and confused and headed straight for the group classes. Unfortunately, I am not coordinated at all. Exercises where you have to lift your right leg, cross your left arm, and breathe twice were far too complicated for me. So I dropped the classes and did the next reasonable, non-scary thing. I jumped onto the treadmill, and that’s where I stayed until I realized that I despise cardio.
Fast forward to 2023, and here I am claiming the weights in the dreaded “testosterone” section. You know what I’m talking about, the section that women look at but never dare to enter.
My passion for weight training grew, and I tried to learn as much about the topic as possible. I’ll admit I’m a research junkie and I love taking the theory I learned to the gym. So I decided, why keep all this information and experience to myself? After reading thousands of fitness articles, I saw how much “bro science” is out there. Not to mention all the BS and false claims. I realized there was a need for reliable and accurate information that won’t confuse you or make you want to cry. Or worse, quit!
So I started this blog to help you navigate the weight training waters. None of the BS included.
I hope you find this blog both helpful and inspirational.