Why Your Fitness Routine Isn’t Working

Doing everything “right” and not seeing results? It may be time to mix things up. Here’s your answer.

Fitness routine results
Fitness routine results

Dear Caroline,

I’ve been a newsletter subscriber for years and I love your authenticity, content, and YouTube videos. I’m getting burned out in my usual exercise routine and I could use pointers to increase my strength and build lean muscle. I have an overall goal to be better toned and specifically better abs (reduce my stubborn belly). I participate in Class Pass where I sign up for group fitness classes like Flywheel, BodyPump, barre3, HIIT, and YogaSculpt. I also do Orange Theory four times a month. I’ve completed 7 half marathons (soon to be 8!) and I have a 2018 goal to do my first full marathon. I would love to have someone help me stay motivated while I train for my first full marathon because this will be a huge feat in my mind. I also want to make sure my body can handle the demands of marathon training. I occasionally get knee and lower back pain, and I don’t want this to get worse or prevent me from reaching my goals. I feel like I’m doing everything right but not seeing results.

Thank you for your coaching and guidance, looking forward to hearing from you!


I wish I had a dollar for every time I got this email. Women everywhere doing all the group fitness, all the cardio, all the 8lb weight routines and wondering WHY its not working. Whelp, here is my A to your Q on how to remix the way you train so that you can overcome plateaus, prevent injuries, and see real results. 

Dear Susan,

It sounds like you are looking to work with someone to help you refresh your current routine, overcome plateaus, enhance performance, lose fat mass / build lean muscle mass, and prevent injury (esp so you can complete your first full marathon successfully!). From what you’ve described above it looks like you do a lot of group fitness, endurance, and cardio – which is awesome! However, what may really take you (and your goals) to the next level is getting out of the studio and into the weight room.

Group fitness classes are great, but can’t achieve the same strength gains (and physical results) as a personalized strength program. 

I see far too many women actually gain fat mass, develop muscular imbalances, and get sidelined by injuries from too much time in group fitness and endurance training and not enough time following a well rounded strength program. 

Most women do group fitness because it’s easily accessible, non-intimidating, involves community (friends!), and quite honestly have never had real education about strength training.  But going to group fitness classes, sticking to video routines, or doing cardio because it’s easy to motivate to do isn’t serving any of these women in their fitness goals. Instead they are hitting plateaus, feeling frustrated, or worse… getting injured. And since one-on-one coaching feels too expensive (or it’s incredibly difficult to find a knowledgable coach that understands her training needs), she continues the cycle of sticking to what she knows to only find more setbacks or plateaus.

I want to help women everywhere learn how to use the weight room to find fitness, health, and incredible benefits. To do this, I have created an online course to teach women how to build a balanced strength training program and find confidence in the weight room.

The current fitness culture has all sorts of mixed messages on how to see results. When it comes to what’s “out there” in the world of strength training, it’s just too many extremes. Bodybuilding, powerlifting, figure competition, the list goes on. Talk about intimidating! No wonder women stick to the group fitness studio! Why isn’t anyone teaching simple, well rounded, balanced strength training in an accessible way? Well it’s time. 

Fitness routine results
Fitness routine results

In my Strong Body online coaching course, I will help you break away from your fitness rut and learn how to build strength, confidence, and see RESULTS. This 6 week program gives you dynamic workouts designed to burn fat and build lean muscle mass in your tummy, legs, arms, and butt. It provides you with a detailed daily schedule for strength, cardio, flexibility training, and rest days to optimize results. You will learn proper form, skills, and the secrets behind SMART strength training so that you can see physical changes, prevent injuries, and feel amazing. And BONUS, you will have virtual access to the Strong Body community of women who share in your health goals to live a fit lifestyle without going to extremes. 

In this course, I will give you the guidance you need to learn to listen to your body, move mindfully, and see results. Working with with the Strong Body program to establish a foundation of strength-training knowledge and good form will allow you to get started safely and effectively. You’ll be able to gain the knowledge and skills that will help you get fit not just for 6 weeks, but for the rest of your life.

This program gives you guidelines but allows for personalization. You will be able to customize the course to fit your unique schedule, preferences, personality, and goals. It works exactly the way I would work with a one-on-one coaching client: giving you the tools to transform and allowing you the flexibility to tailor the program to your needs.

Strong Body Beautiful is ready to help you stop hitting plateaus and start seeing results. It’s an awesome program and I invite you to be a part of it.

Let’s keep it simple and start small. The Strong Body program is ready to guide you.  Read the program guidelines here. And when you are ready to join us and see results, click enroll. 



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