Abs are made in the kitchen, but I won’t give up my Cinnamon Rolls….

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:45am by Toni Perdikakis No Comment

When it comes to eating clean, I believe that finding things to satisfy your cravings is one of the key concepts. We are human. We have cravings. As women, we have even more cravings; and there are certain times of the year (month) that our cravings consume about 90% of our brain….Whenever I work with…

BE INSPIRED and INSPIRE!

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 11:46am by Toni Perdikakis No Comment

I am one of those people who will take advice from those more successful than me or wiser than me. I always tell my clients to stay hungry and humble. If you think you know everything or fell like you have reached the top, then you are selling yourself short. There are always people smarter…

Improvement Season: A Little Deeper than Normal

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 7:26pm by Toni Perdikakis No Comment

Wow! I cannot believe this is my FIRST post of 2014!! Oops……sometimes I get sidetracked and forget that I have my own personal blog, in addition to Muscle and Fitness Hers and Gaspari. This new year has been so amazing so far! I actually ended up having a pretty rough 2013, and I made a…

The Looking Glass….

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 2:15pm by Toni Perdikakis No Comment

So after a couple days knocked on my ass with kidney stones, I am finally able to get moving a little bit. Those little buggers knocked me on my hiney! I actually had severe lower back pain this morning from laying down for four days. When you’re body is used to the go, go, go,…

A new month, new goals….

Posted on November 3, 2013 at 12:55pm by Toni Perdikakis No Comment

I cannot believe that November is already here! It feels like it was summer yesterday, oh wait, that’s because it kind of was. We went from 70 degree weather to 50, overnight. I love fall, though; I call it “hoodie” weather. At the beginning of every month, I try and set small goals for myself…

The Answer….

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 1:43pm by Toni Perdikakis No Comment

I get people coming up to me in the gym all the time and the majority either fire off “I used to look like you!” or “How do I look like you?”. I definitely get the odd looks and the under-the-breath comments that they would never want to look like me, or that I am…

Embrace the Season…..

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 2:31pm by Toni Perdikakis No Comment

Improvement season is one of my favorite times of year. It is just so much fun to train hard and play around with your splits and workouts. I have been trying to incorporate yoga and stretching into my workouts, not only for my physique but also for my mind. Slowing down enough to just take…

PUMPday Rant!

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 2:00pm by Toni Perdikakis No Comment

Sigh. I have spent the last 14 days trying to kick a sinus infection and bronchitis, and I finally got into the gym today for a nice little sweat session on the stairs. My breathing is still kinda short, but I have been through so much in the past couple months, that my gym time…

Walk with confidence! What have you got to lose?

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 12:43pm by Toni Perdikakis No Comment

I work with all types of people on a daily basis. Whether they are my online clients, one on one personal clients, or members of my classes, each one of them has their own way of doing things and looking at life. It really is true that no two people are the same. They can…

Here we go IMPROVEMENT SEASON!

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 12:58pm by Toni Perdikakis No Comment

With 5 shows under my belt for the 2013 competition season, it was definitely time to take a little breather and make a plan for the improvements I want to make to my physique, career and personal life. I am one person who doesn’t really believe in offseason. To me, offseason sounds like an excuse…