Fitness Training

How to Feel Confident in the Gym

New Year, New You!  The holidays have come and gone and now it's time to get back on track with your fitness goals.  Was your resolution to drop a few pounds, gain some muscles?  It's not as easy as it sounds to just go workout at the gym. I look around the weight room and… Continue reading How to Feel Confident in the Gym

Weight Loss & Nutrition

7 Common Mistakes When Trying to Lose Weight

Losing weight is tough, I'll give you that.  Gaining weight can be tough for some folks too.  Sometimes I get so frustrated with myself.  I feel like I am doing everything right. I'm sticking to my meal plan, I'm working out HARD at the gym, and drinking tons of water.  Why can't I see progress? … Continue reading 7 Common Mistakes When Trying to Lose Weight

Bikini Competition

Sacrifices of a Bikini Competitor

I believe sacrifice brings growth.  In a bodybuilding prep, you'll surely be making a lot of sacrifices in life. Some of the sacrifices you make are obvious.  Spending time in the gym, not eating certain foods, etc... but it takes a heck of a lot more than just the obvious things you have to "give… Continue reading Sacrifices of a Bikini Competitor

Fitness Training

TRX: For Every BODY

Total Body Resistance Exercise also known as the TRX is for everyone! The TRX uses your own bodyweight and gravity to provide you with some of the most functional movements to gain strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability.  The TRX involves the use of hanging bands to engage muscles using your own body… Continue reading TRX: For Every BODY

Healthy & Happy Life

Ice Ice Baby: The Cold Truth About Icing

Icing an injury, we've all done it.  There are many opinions around icing muscles and injuries for recovery.  Icing to aid in the recovery of an injury is one thing, but using ice as the primary treatment for overuse injuries is another issue.  Can ice heal injuries? We see professional athletes icing all the time. … Continue reading Ice Ice Baby: The Cold Truth About Icing

Fitness Training

Planes of Motion 101

This past weekend was a busy one!  I got my first official sports massage and lifted my heaviest on the bench!  Woohoo! Between having a great lift and getting my muscles stretched, tweaked, and massaged it got me thinking about the way we move and the human bodies mobility.  It's so incredibly important to stretch… Continue reading Planes of Motion 101

Healthy & Happy Life

5 Places to Find Affordable Workout Gear

I'm a huge thrift store junkie!  I consider thrifting one of my all-time favorite hobbies during my downtime.  I can find all of the high-quality brands at thrifts stores, but you have to put in the work to find these SPECTACULAR DEALS! I have gotten Athleta, Lorna Jane, Lululemon, Nike, etc... for $10 or less.… Continue reading 5 Places to Find Affordable Workout Gear