1. Why it’s important to incorporate strength training (or barre) into your routine if you want to “lose weight”.

    Why it’s important to incorporate strength training (or barre) into your routine if you want to “lose weight”. Being at your optimal fitness level is about more than just a number on the scale. While things like weight and BMI are a great starting point for getting healthy. They don’t really tell you much about your fitness level. I’m sure you’ve come across two people who were the sam…Read More

  2. Strong from the inside-out—why everyone should do barre, especially after pregnancy.

    So, I was having a conversation not too long ago and it turned towards prenatal fitness---how much should pregnant women be modifying? Are there moves they shouldn’t do at all? For the most part, pregnant women can continue to follow the same fitness routine they engaged in prior to pregnancy. Of course, intensity levels may have to decrease as pregnancy progresses, but this is something that sh…Read More

  3. It’s unrealistic goals that are sabotaging your fitness plans.

    So, we’re 3 weeks into the New Year and I’m starting to feel frustrated. I want to lose 30 pounds that I’ve been holding onto since I had my last child 3 years ago. My New Year’s Resolution this year was to lose the weight, eat better, and to have an overall healthier lifestyle. Well, I’ve lost a total of 1 pound so far despite feeling like I’m working overtime to reach my goal. How do…Read More

  4. Postnatal Fitness is Tough—why you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself.

    So many people ask me, "why did you choose this career path?"  Well, here's my answer... If I’m going to be completely honest, the postpartum period was extremely difficult for me in so many ways. * The emotions - love, joy, anxiety, and so much more all rolled into one. * The new responsibility of taking care of a newborn baby and the realization that there were now limitations on my ability t…Read More

  5. Not your Typical Prenatal or Mommy + Me Classes

    The biggest objection I always hear from new and expecting moms is that many prenatal and mommy + me classes are just too easy.   They just don’t feel like they get an effective workout from them, which is why they go a few times and then stop to either workout at home or figure out a way to go to class sans baby. Mommies, I hear ya! Honestly, I remember feeling the same way when I was pregnan…Read More

  6. Get healthy before pregnancy!

    Today we have an awesome question from one of our readers…I’m thinking of getting pregnant soon, but I’m afraid my current weight may be unhealthy for both baby + me going into pregnancy. What can I do NOW to start preparing my body for a healthy pregnancy? So, you’re planning to become pregnant, congratulations! This is such an exciting time! It’s no surprise that pregnancy puts a lot o…Read More

  7. Constant sugar cravings?

    Help! I’m addicted to sugar and I can’t stop eating it…what should I do? I’m so excited that this question came in from one of our readers. Sugar addiction is so common in our society, it’s likely touched each and every one of our lives. There’s no doubt about it, sugar tastes good. It’s one of the first tastes young children are able to discern easily (which is also one of the reaso…Read More

  8. 4 reasons yoga & barre are great for postnatal fitness.

    This week we got an awesome question from one of our readers:  Why barre and yoga for postnatal fitness? I’m so happy this question was asked because it’s a question that I actually answer often when speaking with clients.  So here it goes… If you’re a mom, you’ve probably realized by now that your body feels a bit different after birth than it did before you got pregnant.  This can b…Read More

  9. Bring your baby to the barre…what?

    So, I've been trying to workout at home, but my baby keeps waking up in the middle of my workout and I'm having a hard time finishing it.  Any suggestions? Of course!  About 8 weeks after I gave birth to my son, I decided it was time for me to get back into my fitness routine. Mentally and emotionally, I was probably ready way before this, but my body hadn't caught up with my mind and my midwife…Read More

  10. How do I stay motivated to reach my fitness goals?

    “Most people give up when they’re 90% of the way toward achieving a goal.” Today we have a great question from one of our readers…how do I stick with my New Year’s fitness goals? It’s about that time of year when those New Year’s Resolutions begin to wane and many people are slipping off the track to their goals for the year. Don’t let that happen to you! If you started a new fitne…Read More