Fit & Fab Boot Camp Workout

Fit & Fab Boot Camp Workout

Happy Wednesday! I always think of Wednesday as the ‘springboard’ day of the week, because doesn’t it feel like the second it passes Sunday is here already? I dunno, maybe that’s just me, but lately, life is just going by so quickly. via GIPHY I was sick for about six weeks, and during that time I couldn’t workout much, and it was making me so down in the dumps. I have such a hard time when I think back to the long periods in my life when I didn’t exercise regularly (even just moving my arms!) — no wonder I turned to other things to try and make myself feel human. It is always so humbling when I’m getting back into the swing of exercising after many weeks of not having the ability to do so. I think of this whenever I think of people getting started with fitness — maybe for the first time in their life. Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated — in fact, it isn’t — the best advice I can ever give about getting into shape or coming out of a fitness ‘slump’ is to find something you like and take it one workout at… View Post
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
What I learned When I  Quit Crash Dieting

What I learned When I Quit Crash Dieting

Crash dieting used to feel like my full-time job. Every time I tried to give notice, the insecurity over not trusting myself enough around food stopped me. It felt familiar.  Crash dieting was second nature. And so was my self-doubt and dissatisfaction with my body. I tried every crash diet, pill, potion, cleanse whathaveyou over the nearly two decades of my toxic relationship with food and my body. So, I tried something radical (for me):  I simply quit crash dieting. What do I consider ‘crash dieting’? Anything extreme – as in the polar opposite of whatever way a person may have been eating – and with strict parameters (i.e. cayenne pepper, maple syrup, and lemon ‘cleanses’; celebrity juice diets, ‘detox’ pills/shakes, etc.). I’ve worked with clients who would rage over not losing weight fast enough when they lived on celery juice Monday through Friday — and then drank bottomless glasses of merlot and the brunch buffet all weekend long. There is no need to do all of that black and white restrictive crap, and it is the one way I would say you will likely not keep the weight off if you continue your relationship with food in this way.… View Post