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

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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

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Simple Summer Meal Planning

It's finally summertime!  Change of work schedules, upcoming vacations and beach days, triple digit temps, and the kids are home more! Sounds like a fun summer right?! When temperatures hit the triple digits nobody wants to cook inside.  Let me tell you, my AC unit is TERRIBLE.  My house gets so hot in the summer… Continue reading Simple Summer Meal Planning

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Working Out Is Like Tinder

It's no surprise to me that over 50 million people worldwide use Tinder.  The search for love or the occasional random "date" has never been easier.  All you need to do is swipe right or left.  Tinder in no way guarantees love, but a shot at it at least, besides, nothing in life is really… Continue reading Working Out Is Like Tinder

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What’s Your Gut Got To Do With It?

What Is Gut Health? The term "gut health" seems to be popping up everywhere these days!  When we talk about gut health we are usually talking about the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, such as digestion and absorption of food, and the absence of GI illness. Scientifically though, gut health is still really unclear on what it… Continue reading What’s Your Gut Got To Do With It?

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How To Enjoy Cardio

Are you a believer that #CardioisHardio?  Do you dread doing cardio at the gym?  To no surprise, you are not alone.  Even if you like cardio there are some days where you just don't want to do it!  We all know that we should do cardio, we all know the benefits of cardio but there… Continue reading How To Enjoy Cardio

Fitness Training

Tower Running: A Vertical Rush

Have you tried tower running or tower climbing?  I have and I'm in love. Tower running is a sport where you run up tall man-made structures.  All of the climbs I've done have been to raise money for the American Lung Association (ALA).  I climb with the ALA because of personal reasons and I believe… Continue reading Tower Running: A Vertical Rush