5-Move Agility Workout

5-Move Agility Workout

When it comes to an effective workout, many people believe they must go out and buy loads of pricey boutique fitness equipment items.  But the truth is, many items you likely already own can help you get in a fast and fun workout that can also bring you great results and the following agilit workout can deliver them! You may have seen, heard of or even tried a workout using a “medicine ball” as they are a popular (and affordable) piece of exercise equipment to own. However, many of the moves traditionally performed with a medicine ball can also be carried out using a football, and they will still get you a great workout.  Chances are you have a football kicking (pun intended) about somewhere at home! Workouts using equipment like medicine balls are known as agility-based exercises. What is agility? Agility is the ability to change the body’s position while incorporating skills such as balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, and strength.   Adding in 2-3 days per week of agility circuits will keep your muscles engaged, metabolism boosted and boredom squashed. Fast-paced, fun workouts — like the five-move circuit I am sharing with you today — are perfect for those of you who like to… View Post
Are Overpriced Fitness Classes Worth The Cost?

Are Overpriced Fitness Classes Worth The Cost?

As a health and wellness professional, I am all about trying to help people achieve fitness. When I say this, I mean it. I charge SUPER reasonable prices for my services and am willing to work with people’s budgets whenever possible. I do not believe that exercise (of any kind) should be reserved for the Lululemon-toting population only and that’s why I’m not crazy about brands that charge the price of a compact car for a package of their classes. via GIPHY Overpriced fitness classes are a d**k move.  Some of them won’t even participate in ClassPass or Groupon.   via GIPHY In my opinion, these brands are promoting “you can’t sit with us” fitness, and it pisses me off. via GIPHY I mean, the first time I read the price of a single boutique cycling class, I was sickened. I know everybody is trying to make a buck in this industry – hey, we all gotta make a living. But don’t even get me started on the cost of branded apparel. I take issue with the athleisure racket going on these days. via GIPHY A single pair of leggings that cost what a week’s worth of groceries for a family of four does? And… View Post
Three Ways To Target Your Blog Audience Using Pinterest

Three Ways To Target Your Blog Audience Using Pinterest

You’ve done what you’re supposed to do, right? You’ve written content?  Check. Keywords/SEO? Check. Social media/CTAs? Check. PUBLISH. Now what?  The Internet is a vast black hole of content, to be honest.  You can create the most compelling content there is and have the best stories to tell, but if you’ve got nobody interested in what you’re saying – you’ll be hearing crickets in the background. Believe it or not, Pinterest is a great place to generate interest in your blog and content.  If you’re a business with a blog (and if you are a business and you do not run a blog – you need to get on this right quick),  you can use Pinterest to build and target your audience. Did you know that Google ranks Pinterest pins?  And Google is where your content can shine.  So, by making an effort to optimize your pins, you are also optimizing your content for Google. Did you also know that Pinterest holds approximately 41% of e-commerce traffic compared to other social media sites?  This statistic displays, regarding conversion that Pinterest is an excellent place for businesses to grow and prosper. In fact, over 88% of people who visit and engage with Pinterest… View Post
3-Move Jump Rope Circuit Workout

3-Move Jump Rope Circuit Workout

I don’t know about you, but when I was a young girl, one of my favorite things to do was jump rope. I loved to make up songs with my friends as we would skip along without a care in the world. Ah, good old fashioned nostalgia!   School year items seemed to come and go quickly, but the jump rope never seemed to go out of style. Fast forward about 25 years, and I still can’t resist a good go with my jump rope because not only is it fun but it is also an excellent way to get in a quick and effective workout! The jump rope is a strengthening and conditioning exercise.  You don’t need to get fancy or as intense as Rocky Balboa to get the most out of a jump rope workout, either. All you need is a jump rope (long enough for you depending on your height), a suitable surface for jumping, and a timer app for your phone (or an egg timer, because nostalgia) and you’ll be all set to start jumping yourself into a sweat fest! Jumping rope does take some coordination, so pace yourself if you tend to be on the less coordinated… View Post
3 Reasons Wellness Brands Should Be On Pinterest

3 Reasons Wellness Brands Should Be On Pinterest

Were you one of those people who made vision boards before the Internet was at your fingertips?  I was a fan of vision boards, but I used to call them ‘passion collages.’  Which, to be fair, isn’t that inaccurate of a name for what would essentially be what we today create for ourselves with Pinterest. No matter what draws you to use Pinterest, I can guarantee you that the boards and pins you are establishing and sharing all have something in common; Pinterest boards and pins are all filled with things that you desire for your future. Whether you are looking to make a particular recipe for dinner tonight or how to make your curtains, Pinterest is the place for making plans and finding ways to put them into action.  So, it is no surprise that Pinterest is the perfect marketing tool for the wellness community. As of February 2017, 84% of millennial Pinterest users are searching the site for discovering information about health and fitness. And out of that number, the total number of all people using Pinterest for health and fitness related information is 64%. As well, over 5% of all referral traffic to websites comes from Pinterest. So, with over half of… View Post