Lifestyle

I Tried 3 Instagram-Hyped Clothing Brands

As a fitness instructor and personal trainer, I spend a lot of time in activewear. Like. All the time. A good 75% of my wardrobe is gym-related and I spend six days a week in gyms working in spandex.

I’ve tried most of the mainstream clothing brands (Nike, Reebok, Underarmour, Gap, etc.) over the past nine years that I’ve worked in the fitness industry. But in recent years, I’ve noticed a number of new or upcoming fitness apparel brands taking off on social media. Bright, colorful clothing that’s been popping up in gym selfies and fitness pages all over Instagram.

And naturally, I had to wonder, could any of these trendy new brands hold up against their long-established competitors? I decided to find out. Continue reading “I Tried 3 Instagram-Hyped Clothing Brands”

Nutrition

Celery Juice: Worth It or Overhyped?

Celery juice. You may or may not have heard about it, but it’s the latest health trend sweeping social media. It has a few different titles (including “The Celery Challenge”) and hashtags, but the gist of it involves drinking 8-16oz of fresh celery juice upon waking up in the morning for a variety of health benefits.

Last year, I remember a few posts popping up on my Instagram feed about it. The ones that intrigued me the most were testimonials from individuals with gut and digestive health-related ailments. They shared moving accounts of how since incorporating celery juice, they’d experienced significant improvements in their daily quality of life. Continue reading “Celery Juice: Worth It or Overhyped?”

Exercise

4 Big Rules of Gym Etiquette


The new year is in full swing and so are many of those exercise and fitness related resolutions!  It’s a fun and exciting time to be a part of the gym community, especially if you’re starting a new adventure with your very first gym membership. But gyms can sometimes feel a little intimidating to navigate when you’re the new kid on the block.

Gyms are like mini communities. They often have their own subcultures and various unspoken rules when it comes to the do’s and don’ts of common courtesy and community behavior. So today, we’re going to look at four big rules of gym etiquette to ensure you’re crushing goals with confidence and making friends along the way.

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Recipes

Southwest Black Bean Burger


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love a good veggie burger. They can be a great source of nutrients and an easy way to sneak some plant-based protein into your diet. And believe it or not, these bad boys aren’t just for vegans and vegetarians. Everyone can benefit from a good veggie burger in their life. Continue reading “Southwest Black Bean Burger”

Exercise

10 Reasons for Ladies to Lift in 2019

So, it’s 2019. You’re revved up for a new year, a new you and may even a have a few resolutions up your sleeve. Continue reading “10 Reasons for Ladies to Lift in 2019”

Exercise

Biceps & Triceps: Are You Training With Proper Form?

Proper exercise form for bicep and tricep movements is essential in any upper body training routine. It’s the key difference between making progress and wasting your time in the gym. As a nationally certified fitness instructor, I’ve seen a lot of people over the years unknowingly sabotaging their results in the gym with poor form. Continue reading “Biceps & Triceps: Are You Training With Proper Form?”