Connect with us
Apply Now



With nearly 30 years of training experience, and a kinesiology degree to boot, Tish Duffy knows what she’s talking about.  AND, now 46 herself, she knows what it takes to live your best life.  Sure, in your 20s and 30s it all seems easy – eat what you want, party all weekend, skip the gym, etc. and you’ll be able to get up and try again later, right?!?  According to Tish, its important to lay the foundation while you’re young – looking and actually being healthy are different, with the latter being the most important – especially as you age.  “I owe the fact that I can still ski, mountain bike, lift weights, exercise and all the other physical activities I love at a very high to the fact that I’ve been consistent with my training and diet my whole life”, says Tish.

Her approach is one based on balance.  Tish has trained everyone from beginners to pro athletes, first-timers to experienced lifters – and while these programs are all unique, one thing remains the same.  Her core value, her golden rule, is that balance is key – without it, you simply won’t be able to keep the consistency required to succeed.  And to live a longer, healthier life into your later years, some consistency throughout will be key.  

Tish’s 5 tips to living a happy, healthy lifestyle:

  1. Lift weights over cardio

While cardio does provide health benefits – mostly in the form of burning calories, releasing endorphins and ‘getting a good sweat’, the benefits aren’t long lasting.  However, research has shown time and time again, that building lean muscle mass provides longer-term benefits including stronger bones and muscles and increased metabolic rates (better fat burning mechanisms).  “And ladies”, says Tish, “you won’t look bulky from lifting weights…that’s from bad eating.  Period!”.

    2. Stay active throughout the day

Now, although Tish advocates for lifting over cardio, she recommends all of her clients get AT LEAST 10,000 steps per day.  Staying active burns calories, and Tish finds that spreading this activity throughout the day is very important to contributing to calorie consumption – walk your dog, take the stairs, go check out your neighborhood…just get on your feet!

   3. Eat only when you’re hungry

According to Tish, this is a huge one.  “Too many people are programmed to eat three meals a day, probably have some snacks, spread out their calorie consumption – don’t eat it all at once.” The biggest issue though, according to Tish, is that too many people aren’t honest about the calories they’re consuming.  “It’s a simple formula, calories in vs. calories out, and if you aren’t seeing the results you want its because something in the formula isn’t working.”  

   4. Sleep, sleep, sleep

Likely underestimated in the grand scheme of things is the importance of sleep.  It is the only time that your body truly recovers from its activities.  Plus, in addition to some obvious concepts like better concentration and productivity, good sleep has also been linked to things like lower body weight and consumption of fewer calories.

   5. Love being active!

Again, back to the concept of consistency, you have to love what you are doing in order to stick with it.  Forcing yourself to go to the gym has a short lifespan, so you will have to either learn to love it (ie. Improve your programming), work out at home (likely with a good program) or get into other ways to stay active.  As Tish says, what you do is somewhat less important than the fact that you do it, and do it regularly!
There you have it, easy right?  All we can say is that Tish lives her words, and at 46 she says she’s in the best condition of her life.  For more information, check out her website www.trainwithtish.com for details on her Strong Bodies by Tish program, private online training and occasional lifestyle challenges!

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2022 Disrupt ™ Magazine is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company - Disrupt ™ was founder by Puerto Rican serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Delgado who is on a mission to transform Latin America using the power of education and entrepreneurship.

Disrupt ™ Magazine
151 Calle San Francisco
Suite 200
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

Opinions expressed by Disrupt Contributors are their own. Disrupt Magazine invites voices from many diverse walks of life to share their perspectives on our contributor platform. We are big believers in freedom of speech and while we do enforce our community guidelines, we do not actively censor stories on our platform because we want to give our contributors the freedom to express their opinions. Articles are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by our community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Disrupt or its employees.
We are committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online so if you feel an article on our platform goes against our community guidelines or contains false information, we do encourage you to report it. We need your help to fight the spread of misinformation. For more information please visit our Contributor Guidelines available here.

Disrupt ™ is the voice of latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities both here in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. Disrupt Magazine was designed to give the world a taste of that.