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HARDCore: Simple Moves to Strengthen Your Midline.

I recently read that September is the second most-popular time of the year to set a fitness or weight loss goal.  (The first being January with New Year’s resolutions.)  Summer is winding down and bikini season may be d...

Sweat Makes Everything Better.

They say time heals all wounds or that laughter is the best medicine, but after a really bad day today, I dragged my forlorn self to the gym and worked out. The hardest part was getting there, but I am so happy I did.  ANDR...

WATER. It’s Underrated.

Part of my job as a fitness professional happens outside of the gym.  I aim to practice the healthy habits I preach and to do so I lead an active lifestyle and spread the word about wellness via various blogs and social media....


Play in the Sand: Make Your Own Outdoor Workout.

Summer in the Midwest seemed off to a slow start with gray skies and less-than-warm temperatures, but then heat finally arrived! Sunny weekends offer many opportunities to get outside, and lake or ocean front locales provide a ...

Drop and Give Me Twenty! Why Pushups are Good for You.

When I start working with a new client, I notice a look of concern and fear when I first utter the word pushups.  Many times after I mention working on this skill, I hear, “I can’t do pushups.”  I share that this age-ol...

Want to feel good? Exercise. (Right now.)

  I had the pleasure of attending a new group exercise class this week.  As a busy fitness professional, it’s tricky to find time (and energy) to explore new classes outside of the formats I regularly instruct.  Fr...


Bon Voyage: Travel Fitness How-To’s

It’s almost officially summertime! For many of us, June marks the start of vacation season and although vacations are fabulous, they often disrupt our day-to-day healthy routines.  Long flights/drives, indulgent food and...

Give Mom the Gift of Good Health

Give Mom the Gift of Good Health Mother’s Day is almost here and what better way to celebrate Mom than to do something that supports her health and well-being. Flowers and brunch are nice traditional gift options, but if you ...