1. How To Use Abundance to Get Fit

    Usually we see the Scarcity vs. Abundance theory applied to finance but it’s a key factor holding us back from becoming our healthiest selves. Eating too much and exercising too little are often born out of scarcity thinking.  Compulsively consuming the whole bag of chips as if it’s the last bag you will ever eat or skipping exercise altogether because you are “too busy” are perfect examp…Read More

  2. 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

  3. The Barre Difference Explained

    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

  4. How to Spring into Fitness

    How to 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 fut…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Should You Avoid a Specific Type of Food?

    I get this question often...what kind of food should I be avoiding? There are so many different fad diets out there telling you to eat this and don't eat that.  Even in the popular news media, you'll hear to eat a certain food one day and then very soon after you'll hear not to eat that same food because it's unhealthy.   Let's see, as far as diets go, there's low carb, high carb, low fat, high …Read More

  9. Why am I not Losing Weight While Breastfeeding?

    Today’s question comes from a breastfeeding mama…why am I not losing weight while breastfeeding? This is a great question! Aside from the plethora of health benefits for baby, we’ve all heard that breastfeeding is great for weight loss. It’s suggested as a way to get your body back to “normal” quicker; but, for some moms, this isn’t even close to what happens. Many new moms struggle …Read More

  10. How important is nutrition for losing the baby weight?

    As a postnatal fitness specialist, I'm asked this question often by my clients!  It usually comes sometime during our first or second session together.  There's a long pause, followed by:  "SO, is nutrition really all that important for my postnatal fitness program?"  I always answer with an emphatic, "Yes, it absolutely is!" And, this. couldn't. be. more. true.  Really!  The next question i…Read More