Health and Fitness
Sunny skies make it easy to bring your workout to the beach.

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 ...

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Ditch the Rat Race and Go for a RIDE!

If you’re anything like me, you kind of hate the idea of racing. Why? Because someone wins and it’s usually not you! A group of women in Colorado had the same experience. After numerous bike races where these women ...

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Portion Control: It’s Not Just for Food

When you hear the words portion control, you no doubt thing about plates full of food, servings the size of a deck of cards or a tennis ball, and calorie counting. But what other places in your life are you exercising too littl...


Sara Hauber instructs how to do Pigeon pose without risk of injury.

Can You Avoid Being Injured by Yoga?

When not taught or performed safely, yoga can cause all manner of joint and soft-tissue injury. I’ve seen it time and time again when students, usually new to yoga, come to me for joint rehabilitation because they have be...

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Nutrition Resoures for Healthy Kids (and Moms)

There are quite a few of you who are Career Girls who also have the title of “Mama.” Let me take a moment to applaud you.  I don’t know how you do it.  I’m constantly in awe of my clients juggling mega careers...

Push-Ups

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...


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Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Staying healthy at work can be tough and countless research studies link sitting for long periods of time to health concerns such as obesity and metabolic syndrome. Therefore, it is always better to use preventative measures, s...

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4 Ways to Commute with Purpose

I recently started a bike gang. Okay, okay, it’s not really a bike gang. I finally moved into my house and got settled, which  meant that my routine could take shape, and now I can bike to work because I live 2 miles awa...

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The Tennis Ball: Your Body’s New Best Friend

How is a tennis ball magic? I was reminded of this little body-saving gem after realizing that weeks and weeks of sitting at my desk had wreaked havoc on my spinal erector muscles (due to my severe scoliosis). I felt tied up, t...


Make a date with exercise today. Trying something new can feel scary, but your body will thank you.

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...