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About kgretchen

Kaila is BAACKK.... in Delaware... since having left in 2007 to further her education and experience. She lived and worked in Greensboro, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; and Washington, DC working alongside some of the industry’s leaders before returning in early 2012. Kaila is an avid sports fan and enjoys fitness as part of her daily lifestyle. She’s been weight training since she was 14 years old, participated in advanced speed and agility training, and tried her hand in competing in NPC sanctioned bikini competitions. She also played NCAA Division II volleyball in Philadelphia during college and competed in volleyball, basketball and track in high school. Kaila enjoys the challenge of working with individuals who are looking to manage their weight, improve their coordination, strength, flexibility, and create an overall healthy lifestyle through exercise and nutrition. She’s worked in nutritional counseling since graduating from the University of Delaware, mostly in the fitness industry setting, though has also gained experience in a clinical setting as well. Kaila is happiest motivating others to willingly embrace a healthier lifestyle through exercise and healthy eating habits…watching their attitudes, perspectives, and personal drive in life completely change for the better! She has been instrumental in helping the morbidly obese discover new lifestyle strategies to create new, healthy bodies. She takes a special interest in those who have had injuries, have nutritional concerns, or special events for which they are preparing. She’s helped many women get in their best shape for their weddings, and assists those prepping for the armed-forces as well. Dave has been a mentor of Kaila’s since she first began in the industry when she was only 18 years old. Since reuniting professionally, they have teamed together to expand the Pulse business.

Changing Careers, Not Goals

Wow, I took quite an extended break from here.. sorry to everyone! Although, I’m still working with Dave and Pulse Advanced Nutrition, I’ve been pursuing another career, outside of the fitness industry. It’s been a huge, intimidating, humbling, and yet … Continue reading

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The Mentality of Failing…

We all have our ups and downs.. and this time of year really challenges us to keep moving forward. Most of us have now been back to the gym for a couple months now, and are beginning to evaluate how … Continue reading

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A Little More on Macros…

Ok, so in our last blog, we talked about macronutrients and what they are. Today, we want to go a little deeper into what purpose they serve in a sound and balanced nutrition plan. It’s important to note that meal … Continue reading

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What the… Macronutrient??

Calories, calories, calories!!!!… who cares about CALORIES?!?! It’s all everyone ever talks about….UGH! Who cares, why should I care, and what good comes from caring about my calories? A calorie is actually a measure of heat; the amount of heat … Continue reading

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An excellent way to incorporate old favorites and new ideas into a healthy way of cooking. Pulse Cooking is a great Christmas present.. with nutrition and cooking education, along with nearly 50 clean-eating recipes!

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Navigating through the Holidays

Why are the final 6 weeks of the year so challenging to keep any sort of routine in any facet of life? We’re bombarded with social events above and beyond what any normal person should have to feel obliged to … Continue reading

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This Round Is On…..YOU!

So you’ve made your goals, you’ve outlined your plan of attack.. you’re more active, you’re planning, recording and preparing your meals, and you feel GREAT! …then the phone rings and it’s your bestie calling with plans for the night out. … Continue reading

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Fail to Prep…Prep to Fail…

Ok, ok. I know, totally cliche.. but it definitely serves the point. Have you ever been on “a diet”, been out running errands …forgot to bring a bar or snack and decided “what the heck, what’s one meal?”… then caved … Continue reading

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To Journal or Not To Journal…

So now that you know the steps in setting your goals, you’ll need more information about your current fitness and eating habits. Having goals is great…but knowing where to start to achieve those goals can be just as overwhelming as … Continue reading

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Setting Goals…

Ever see someone and just stare in complete awe?…wondering what it took for them to get where they are now… The focus, the dedication, the drive and persistence, not to mention, the support, knowledge and other tools needed to get … Continue reading

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