Health and Fitness

Free Fitness in 2015!

A popular New Year’s resolution or 2015 S.M.A.R.T. goal is “getting fit.” Gym memberships are typically on sale right now, and fitness floor become packed with members (old and new) looking to make a change. Nothing wrong...

Stop counting calories & start reading food labels.

That’s right I said it.  Stop. Counting. Calories.  Yes, you need to create a calorie deficit when trying to lose weight, but if you are struggling to lose weight and are stuck at a plateau, maybe stop counting and start r...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month (as well as Disability Awareness month in case you were curious). Breast cancer is a cause that is near and dear to my heart as both of my grandmothers are breast cancer survivors. Full ...


Motivation, Change, and Balance.

  Part of my job as a fitness professional is to inspire others to try, achieve, and grow.  Whether a measured fitness goal or a sustainable lifestyle change, I work to direct my clients toward the path to success.  I ad...

Staying Calm in a Crisis

A couple of weeks ago I found myself going into shock for the first time in my life when my shin lost a battle against a metal spin bike pedal. Yup, you read that right, a metal pedal shredded my shin. Trust me the irony of hav...

When Your Over-scheduled Life Doesn’t Play Fair

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”   I hope everyone has had a relaxing summer thus far!  If you haven’t, fear not…you’re definitely not alone.  My summer was supposed to loo...


Ditch the Dull Bowl of Cereal and Spice Up Your Breakfast

Being time-crunched in the morning doesn’t mean that you have to stick with your same old breakfast routine. For years, before I started consuming mostly raw food, my breakfast routine consisted of a bowl of cereal with milk....

The Importance of Self-Care

In a stronger, smarter, faster, better world, self-care usually takes a back seat. We’re constantly looking forward to goals, plans and achievements. Crossing things off to-do lists, conquering the next challenge, taking care...

When Life Is Too Much

When life gets overwhelming we all wish we had a magic reset button that would clear away the busyness, worry, and clutter and let us start over. Well, guess what, you have the ability to do that whenever you choose. By becomin...


Fitness on the Fly

Finding time to workout while traveling can be a difficult task for anyone–I know I still struggle with it from time to time, especially if I am traveling for vacation. Sitting on the beach or by the pool sounds so much m...