06.17.19

We’re Going To Talk About Perimenopause & Menopause

In this series we will talk directly and honestly about subjects that are too often only whispered about, if not ignored: perimenopause and menopause. Why? To empower you not just to survive, but […]
06.12.19

My Journey To Getting My Life Back: A Mindset Story

Last week, I outlined many of the mindset shifts I’ve experienced with my concierge wellness and fitness clients. This week, I’m excited to tell you my story about my transformation from worrying about […]
06.05.19

Your Most Important Decision in Life? Your Mindset.

Do your thoughts make you feel overwhelmed? One of the things I love about my vocation as a health and wellness professional is the dramatic change I witness in people’s lives when they […]
05.30.19

If You Think Your Core Is Just Your Abs…Think Again

As a lead in to my first Blue Zone post, I briefly mentioned that I had back surgery and how I learned first-hand how important it is to have good core strength. (Spoiler: […]
05.20.19

Three Ways To Live the Blue Zone Life

Last week I introduced you to the concept of Blue Zones, which are places around the world where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else. In each of these places, people living […]
05.13.19
sunny summer coast in Greece - Blue Zones

All About Blue Zones…and Why They May Hold the Key To Living Better, Longer

I’ve had way too much down time on my hands over the last two weeks. I’d say free time, but recovery from spinal fusion surgery has a way of limiting how much one […]
05.07.19
Adrien Cotton meditating at fitness on the run.net in Alexandria, VA

11 Surprising Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight: The Rest of the Surprising List

Last week, I gave you the first part of my top 11 reasons why so many people are struggling to lose weight — and the response was overwhelming. Here are my next five […]
05.01.19
Asian woman sleeping peacefully

11 Surprising Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

I’ve heard pretty much everything. Most people who come to me who sincerely want to lose weight are in pain and truly believe they are doing “all of the right things.” There is […]
04.24.19
Support Group: 5 people sitting on a couch talking

4 Ways To Anchor Yourself (and Why You Need To)

“Janet,” like many Americans, decided to “get healthy” this year. Like many Americans, a visit with her doctor resulted in her making the decision to pay more attention to her wellness. She saw […]
04.16.19
Woman checking BMI with tape measure - losing weight

First Your Scale, Now BMI…What Number Can You Trust?

Last week I talked about why the number your scale gives you isn’t providing a full picture of your health. This week I’m going to tackle head-on another number that can often times […]
04.10.19
Weight loss fail concept. Scale and depressed, frustrated and sad woman sitting on floor holding head and arms on knees.

What a Scale Can’t Measure, and Why That Matters Most

Raise your hand if this has happened to you. You have a great week or two of workouts, you’ve eaten healthily (for the most part), and you’ve finally been getting some good sleep. […]
04.03.19
Adrien Cotton from Fitness on the Run doing lunges

Learn the 5-Minute Flow, Change Your Life

Humans are designed to move. Sadly, as we’ve evolved, a sedentary lifestyle has become far too normal. Don’t get me wrong, technology and innovation is great. We all know we aren’t in the […]
03.19.19

Forming New Habits: “Be stronger than your excuses.”

Congratulations! You made it through what seemed like the longest winter in recorded in history. We’re in to the third week of March and it looks like spring may be trying to take […]
03.13.19

8 Ways To Tell If the Alexandria Concierge Wellness Program Is Right for You

We all want to be well and fit, and each of us has our own definition of what that means. For some, it evokes images of exercising abilities in the past. For others, […]
03.06.19

On Wellness: The Importance of a Growth vs Fixed Mindset

Since I launched Alexandria Wellness Concierge Wellness Program a few weeks ago, I’ve had so many inspiring meetings. In these meetings, I didn’t intend to start explaining mindset among all of the other […]


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