How To Program Your Workouts Around Your Menstrual Cycle

I hear it so often from women at the gym: “Oh my gosh! I’m so tired.  I don’t know why I’m so tired! One of the first things I will then ask them usually is: “Are you about to get your period?” Then the light bulb goes off in their heads, and I’ll usually get some response like: “You know … Read More

Friday Fit Tip – Are You Giving Yourself Enough Rest?

I was talking with one of my clients the other day, and she was telling me how she feels so guilty on the days when she doesn’t get a workout done. Mind you…she is a new mom with a 6 month old baby on her hands. Although this is an amazing and exciting time in her life, it can also … Read More

5 Things I Wish Moms REALLY Knew About The Fitness Industry

As much as I love the health and fitness field, there are things about it that makes me sometimes shake my head in disgust. From quick fixes to fad diets and gimmicks, there is never a short supply of products out there promising to help you lose weight and get in shape…like yesterday…and with as little effort as possible. It … Read More

Mobility Monday: Foam Rolling & Your Lower Back

Happy Monday Friends! A little “Mobility Monday: tidbit for you: I see athletes rolling out their lower back with a foam rolling all the time. While it may seem like the right thing to do in order to relieve lower back soreness and tightness, it’s actually “bad news bears” for the lumbar spine for a few reasons: 1. If you … Read More

Post Christmas Thoughts

This is how a lot of us may feel the day after Christmas. We “over indulge” on the big day, and then we feel like we need to punish ourselves the day after with grueling workouts and starving ourselves for the day. What if we switched our mindset from “over indulging” to enjoying ourselves? What if we looked at the … Read More

Moderation: The Long Term Recipe For Nutrition Success

There is a growing trend in the fitness industry to approach your nutrition game plan with an “everything in moderation” mindset.  I couldn’t be happier to see this taking place.  It wasn’t always this way for me, especially through high school and college, as I took the more extreme “it’s all or nothing” approach.  My hope was that this “all … Read More

Monday Mindset

Monday Mindset I realize that I may be going against the norm by saying this (however, I think a lot of moms may feel the same way, but are just afraid to say it for fear of the “mommy guilt”), but here goes… Periodically, I see social media posts or ads marketing “mommy and me” fitness classes where moms have … Read More

How hard are you working?

Eric Cressey’s blog on his website this week caught my attention and really made me think about how much work is necessary for progress. When I’m training moms, I think it’s especially important to pay attention to what your goals are, and what kind of progress you’re making towards those goals. So let’s talk about that! There are a number … Read More

Nutrition Quickie: The Basic Habits

  Just a short post for today… When you want to lose weight or maintain a lean physique, try to keep the process as SIMPLE as possible.  Our lives are already stressful enough as it is, and if your goal is to get to a healthier weight, it needs to be as uncomplicated and stress-free as possible.  Otherwise…you will only … Read More

Exercise Tips For Breastfeeding Moms

I’m breastfeeding or combo-feeding my baby. Is it safe to exercise?   In short: Absolutely! You know I’m not just going to leave it there, right? Right. Okay. Let’s talk about what safe exercise looks like if you’re breastfeeding your baby (whether you’re pumping, nursing, or combo-feeding). There are a lot of myths surrounding breastfeeding, such as the idea that … Read More