1. 6 Ways to Stop Stress from Driving You to Eat

    6 Ways to Stop Stress Eating So many of us turn to food for comfort when the world goes sideways. Reaching for a bag of chips, a carton of ice cream, or a box of cookies when you are feeling spread too thin feels like an easy solution. The problem is that the quick fix of sugar and carbs is momentary and literally leaves you feeling worse once that food high settles, which it inevitably does. The …Read More

  2. 7 Tips to Start Eating Healthier Today

    7 Tips to Start Eating Healthier Today Does the idea of eating healthier make you panic? Is your first thought that you need to buy special food and completely change your lifestyle? Does the idea of “eating better” piss you off even a tiny bit? Well, here are seven tips you can incorporate today without ever setting foot in the grocery store or cracking open a cookbook. Eating better is somet…Read More

  3. Top 10 Mindful Eating Tips

    Top 10 Tips for Mindful Eating Mindful eating is a powerful tool! Unfortunately, mindless eating is the norm... We've all done it ... eaten something on the run without taking the time to enjoy it or even consciously realize that we were even eating it. Or eaten an entire tub of ice cream while sitting in front of the TV. And, let's not get started on those potato chip tales. For me, the object of…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. How Do You Engage Your Transverse & Why Is It Important?

    How Do You Engage Your Transverse & Why Is It Important? The transverse abdominals (the deepest layer of the abs) tends to be a totally overlooked muscle. Well, at least until you have a baby. After that, you’ll realize the importance of the transverse. This muscle wraps around the abdomen like a corset, cinching your waist in while providing support for your lower back. The transverse muscl…Read More

  7. 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

  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. 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