Clean Eating with Sandi: Wawa and White Beans

  Helllllooo VixieChicks! I swear I went right from being bored to so busy that I forget what my husband looks like.  HOW did that happen??  Ahhhh, spring… I love you so. But, being a landscape designer, married to a landscape professional, spring also means that we’re on the go from sunup until sundown. There’s quite a few late meals … Read More

The Inverted Row

Hey there, VixieChicks!  Another week, and another “exercise of the week” tutorial for you.  This time around, we are going to focus on the inverted row.  I am a huge advocate of programming more pulling exercises versus pushing exercises because we perform just about all of our everyday activities directly in front of us.  This means that the muscles on … Read More

7 Bad Habits That Wreck Your Metabolism

Do you want to give your metabolism a boost?  Of course you do, we all do!  However, you could unknowingly be doing things to slow it down.  Keep reading to find out if you have habits that hinder your metabolism –   1. You Don’t Drink Enough Cold Water It has been shown that drinking cold water can increase your … Read More

Exercise of the Day: Front Plank (Stay Calm and Plank On)

The plank…it’s a fantastic core stabilization exercise to train anti-extension (overarching of the lumbar spine). It looks easy enough, but it’s actually more challenging than you may think. I see this exercise get butchered a lot (sometimes by myself included) because people may not have the core strength to stabilize the spine and pelvis in this position and/or proper neuromuscular … Read More

Exercise of the Day: Deadlifts…Not Just for Powerlifters

Hello there! Let’s talk about the deadlift, shall we?  If you aren’t already incorporating it into your workout routine then now is the time to do so.  The deadlift may look like an exercise that only big burly guys like to do, but it is one that serves the demands of varying populations for several reasons. .. 1. It mimics … Read More