The American Kettlebell Swing, Part II: Readiness Self Assessment

So now that you know how to properly hip hinge, let’s carry on with the next part of our kettlebell swing discussion.  If you missed last week’s post covering the technique of both swings, you can read about it here!  Now, just because you can properly hinge for a swing, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are ready to go overhead … 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

Sucking Guts and Squeezing Butts!

Quick Wednesday fit tip for you! No my pants aren’t hiked up, I just have a short torso!!😂 Anywho… Ladies…are you a perpetual gut sucker and bum tucker?!?! If so, please stop! You don’t strengthen your abs and glutes by constantly keeping them in a state of contraction. In fact, it will cause the opposite effect…shortened, tight, and weak muscles … 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

Fit Tip

Just because you can lift heavy things overhead doesn’t necessarily mean you should doing so right from the start. Pressing without the proper shoulder mobility, thoracic spine mobility, and core stability is like building a strong house on top of a weak foundation…sooner or later something is going to give. Here are two quick assessments to find out if you … 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 Of The Day: Tall Kneeling Overhead Triceps Press

Back At It Again Ladies!!! It’s still summer, and you still want to show off those arms! I few weeks ago I posted some info on how to make biceps curls a bit more “functional” by using a split stance position when curling. So with that said, let’s talk about the triceps. The overhead triceps press is a great exercise … Read More