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 “Crunch Free” Core Exercises

  You’ve probably heard somewhere along the line that crunches and sit-ups are the more “functional” way to a stronger core -especially if you participate in CrossFit (or some fitness program similar to it).  You’ll find most often that sit-ups are part of the daily WOD at least a few days per week in these types of gym settings.  But … Read More

The Kettlebell Swing, Part I: To Hip Hinge or Squat?

I had an athlete approach me after class earlier this week to ask about whether the correct execution of the kettlebell swing involved hip hinging or squatting.  So, I thought I would take the opportunity to answer it for many of you who may be wondering the same thing. As a fitness professional that moonlights as a CrossFit coach, I very … Read More

My Version of “Mommy & Me” Fitness Classes

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 a chance … Read More

Is It Time To Ante Up The Weight?

So I am going to revisit a topic in the fitness industry that will never die, and that is the always hot debate on whether women should lift heavy or not.  How many times have we women been fed the message that we need to keep it light (in terms of weight training) to achieve that “long, lean look”?  This … Read More