1. So, You Want to Make Fitness a Habit?

    So, You Want to Make Fitness a Habit? I’m sure you’ve heard about habits…you know there are good ones and bad ones. But, before we even think about habits being good or bad, let’s take a minute to talk about what a habit is and why we even have them. Habits serve a purpose—it’s our brains way of going on auto-pilot to filter through the tons of information it has to process in a day. I…Read More

  2. The Secrets to Staying Consistent with Your Online Workouts

    Working out at home can be super convenient. I mean, you can roll out of bed in your PJs 5 minutes before class starts and just hit that link and boom you’re in class. But this same situation that makes it super convenient is also what makes it super easy to skip a workout when you aren’t totally motivated to get out of bed that day. There’s also that element of “I can just do it later”,…Read More

  3. Household Substitutes for Common Fitness Props

    So, by now, you’ve probably gotten some experience with online workouts due to COVID-19 (or maybe you found that you prefer to workout at home). Either way, you might’ve also noticed that fitness equipment can be expensive—especially in the midst of a pandemic when everyone is working out from home. Enter—common household items you can easily use as fitness equipment. I guarantee you’ve …Read More

  4. How to Effectively Counteract Prolonged Hours of Sitting

    Over the past 12 years, I’ve easily taught 20k fitness classes and private training sessions. If there’s one common theme that most people need to focus on >>> it’s the hip flexors, whether that’s stretching, strengthening, or both. The hip flexors are the center of the body. Their primary job is to stabilize the pelvis and they absorb a lot of force when you walk, jump, or run. W…Read More

  5. Accountability is the Key to Success

    Have you ever committed yourself to a workout routine only to totally drop off the wagon a few weeks (or days) into it? You aren’t alone. It’s quite common to find your idealized plans don’t always align with the reality of your life. But, this can also be a vicious cycle that leaves you beating yourself up over not sticking with your plans or ultimately reaching your goals. As with anything…Read More

  6. The Barre Difference

    There’s lots of hype around this relatively new hybrid fitness technique, which may leave you thinking—what’s so special about barre? Barre is a workout that was designed by a former dancer, Lotte Berke, after a lower back injury. As the story goes, her doctor recommended physical therapy, but she quickly grew bored with it. Being the creative that she was, Lotte took what she learned in PT …Read More

  7. How to Get the Most Out of Your Barre Workout

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Barre Workout Barre is definitely one of those sneaky exercises—when you watch someone else do it, it looks pretty easy. After all, they are using 2 pound weights, how hard could that be, right?! All I’m going to say is--try it and let me know what you think afterwards. So, whether you’ve been taking barre classes for awhile or you’re about to experience you…Read More

  8. 3 Reasons Everyone Should Be Doing Barre

    3 Reasons Everyone Should Be Doing Barre By now you’ve probably heard about barre workouts—you know, the ones where you shake, tuck, and burn your way to a more toned body. Well, there’s a lot more to a barre workout than simply slimming down and fitting into your favorite pair of “just in case” pants. Barre is a physiologically balanced workout that trains strength, flexibility, and car…Read More

  9. What’s Posture Got To Do With It?

    What’s Posture Got To Do With It? Diastasis Recti: a fancy, technical term for the separation of the outer most abdominal muscle. It commonly happens after pregnancy, but honestly there are lots of people who’ve never been pregnant who suffer from it. That being said, something that contributes to it, which you have control over is--your posture. Yup, you heard that right. Your posture can mak…Read More

  10. If You Want to Get Fit, You’ve Got To HIIT

    If You Want To Get Fit, You’ve Got To HIIT So, if you’re thinking about upping your fitness game now that the summer sun is peaking through, you should seriously start thinking about high intensity interval training (HIIT, for short). If you haven’t heard of it yet, HIIT has been all the rage for the past few years because science shows that it’s significantly more effective than moderate …Read More