Exercise

How to Run (When You Suck at Running)

Running changed my life.

And to be honest, there was a point in time when I’d never have imagined myself saying that. Mainly because I initially had such an archenemy relationship with running (and exercise in general). Continue reading “How to Run (When You Suck at Running)”

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.

Continue reading “4 Big Rules of Gym Etiquette”

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?”

Exercise, Lifestyle

Full Arm & Ab Workout, Life Updates & My Concussion

If you follow me on Instagram (on either my blog Instagram account or my personal one), you may already know that last week was a bit of a rough one. Last weekend started out with a family wedding and ended in the Emergency Room with a CAT Scan. Today, I’ve got some quick life updates along with a killer bicep and core workout for your next Arm Day. Continue reading “Full Arm & Ab Workout, Life Updates & My Concussion”

Exercise, Nutrition

How to Stay Healthy on Vacation

Vacations are a great opportunity to step away from everyday worries and de-stress. Unfortunately, they’re also often the place healthy habits go to die. It’s sometimes ironic since many people use them as motivation to begin getting in shape in the first place.

You work hard to build healthier habits and self-discipline but after a week or two of vaycay bliss, it all seems to vanish when you get home. It can feel harder to get back into the swing of things as you return to normal life. Junky cravings can skyrocket and discipline to workout may plummet. So how do you enjoy your trip and stay healthy on vacation? Continue reading “How to Stay Healthy on Vacation”

Exercise

7 Signs You’re Overtraining


A regular exercise routine is a key component in a healthy lifestyle. Exercise itself has a lot of upsides, like decreasing fat, improving heart and lung health, boosting the immune system and perking up your mood. Therefore, if you want even better results in a shorter span of time, you just exercise a lot more frequently and intensely, right?

Well, not exactly. Continue reading “7 Signs You’re Overtraining”

Exercise

5 Moves to Tighten Your Tummy, Back and Shoulders

When it comes to exercise, it pays to work smarter, not harder. Compound exercises are a great way to accomplish because they allow you to engage multiple joints and muscle groups simultaneously and get more done in less time. Today we’re going to look at five compound plank variations to help focus on strengthening the core, back and shoulders along with total body toning.

Continue reading “5 Moves to Tighten Your Tummy, Back and Shoulders”

Exercise

Don’t Waste Your Workout

So you’re ready to get in shape. You’ve got the motivation, snazzy new workout gear and a gym membership. This is it. This is the year you turn your health around and really get “healthy.” Continue reading “Don’t Waste Your Workout”