1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Spring into Fitness

    Spring into Fitness It’s that time of year again---the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and you’re already thinking about hitting your health + fitness goals before the summer solstice. The spring is a time of renewal, which is the perfect time to recommit to your wellness goals. But sometimes, goals can seem daunting, especially if reaching them seems really far in the future. As…Read More

  5. 3 Barre Moves You Can Do at Home to Lift + Sculpt Your Seat—bonus…you don’t even need a barre!

    3 Barre Moves You Can Do at Home to Lift + Sculpt Your Seat ---bonus, you don’t even need a barre! Think that perky, lifted seat you see on fitness models is unattainable without doing hundreds of squats? Think again. Barre workouts strengthen + shape each group of muscles by working them in every direction. Compound movements like squats are great to build the glutes---but let’s face it, not …Read More

  6. Manage Stress + Improve Your Mood During Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is a really exciting time---there are so many miraculous things going on in your body. For one, you’re growing another human and what could be cooler than that?! But, despite the fact that pregnancy is supposed to be a time of excitement, joy and elation, many women don’t feel that way. The truth is being pregnant is hard, really hard. Sometimes---in the words of a pregnant friend I …Read More

  7. 3 reasons every runner should be doing barre

    Barre is a relatively new trend on the fitness scene. There are lots of people who haven’t even heard of it yet, and many more who associate barre with ballet. While it’s true that barre workouts are inspired by ballet warm-up exercises, the similarity pretty much stops right there. Barre is a low impact, full-body strength training workout that fuses elements of yoga stretching, pilates core …Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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