HOW THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING CAN IMPACT YOUR WORKOUT GOALS

Thoughts…they can either make you or break you!  How many times a day do you actively keep track of your thoughts and where your mind is wandering to…down a dark path or more of a “yellow brick road”? ​ If you have never tracked your thoughts, then I challenge you to give it a try!  You might just surprise yourself … Read More

DEALING WITH DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY? HOW EXERCISE CAN HELP

I am going to preface this article by stating that, yes, I realize depression is an illness.  I have an immediate family member that suffers from severe depression and the illness also runs in my family as I also suffer from mild depression. There was a time in my life when there was more on my plate than I thought I … Read More

THINKING ABOUT TRYING CROSSFIT: HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS

I have been a CrossFit coach for over two years, but this isn’t where I originally began my fitness career.  I have been a fitness professional for over 10 years, so I entered the CrossFit arena already with a pretty solid training background.  As CrossFit keeps growing in popularity, much of the fitness field continues to fight back against this “evil monster” by … Read More

7 WAYS TO STAY ON A HEALTHY TRACK DURING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

It’s a little scary to think that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but Halloween just passed!  So with that said, let’s talk about prepping for the big day filled with turkey and football.  Thanksgiving only comes a once a year, and many use that reasoning to abandon an exercise routine and healthy eating to splurge during the holiday. ​ I understand … Read More

6 REASONS WOMEN ARE ADDING KETTLEBELLS TO THEIR WORKOUT REGIMEN

You know that little cannonball-shaped workout tool called a kettlebell? Perhaps you’ve seen one at the gym but ignored it because you weren’t sure what it was for. It’s about time you started using kettlebells. Here are six reasons why women are adding them to their workout regimens. Perform Daily Activities Easier Kettlebell training works your muscles through movement patterns that … Read More

5 CORE EXERCISES NEW MOMS CAN DO AT HOME

So your little bundle of joy has finally arrived! Congrats!! Hopefully, you were able to keep up with an exercise routine during your pregnancy, so it should be an easier transition to get back into the swing of things once you give your body some time to recover from pregnancy. ​ Will it take some time to get back into … Read More

DEALING WITH SORE MUSCLES OR JOINT PAIN? LISTEN TO YOUR BODY TO STAY HEALTHY

Hitting the gym for a tough workout, especially after taking some time off, can make even the most simplest of tasks like brushing your hair, getting dressed or walking down the stairs more difficult than usual. Soreness is a natural part of any workout routine. Injury, on the other hand, is a far more serious situation and may require attention … Read More

5 YOGA POSES THAT CAN BOOST YOUR ENERGY LEVEL IMMEDIATELY

I love practicing Yoga.  While I am not always consistent with it, I really do love how centered, balanced and rejuvenated it makes me feel afterwards.  Try finding a Yoga class that fits your needs as something to do on your active recovery days, or incorporate these moves into the end of your workout for a great cool-down and transition into the rest of … Read More