How to Create Your Dream Life With a Fitness Mission Statement

Fitness is a lifelong process. It can be so easy to get caught up in fad diets or the latest popular workout, but what happens when you get bored? Or, what happens when you reach your goal? Do you just stop working out and eating veggies? I think we all know that long-term fitness doesn't [...]

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The Case for Hiking as the Ultimate Workout for Mental and Physical Health

This past weekend I went on a quick getaway to North Carolina to reset. It was a much needed chance to regroup, plan for the months ahead, connect with my husband, Chris, and enjoy a LOT of really good food and really good hiking. Definitely more food than hiking, but sometimes balance means leaning a [...]

Do You Have Chronic Health Concerns? Stay Safe Working Out With These 3 Tips

Living with a chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia, Lyme, Hashimoto's, Graves, Crohns, or Rheumatoid Arthritis is hard enough. Some days getting out of bed is the most that a person can muster and heading to work or school for the day is the mental and physical equivalent of finishing a marathon on a pogo stick. [...]

The Common Workout Mistake That Is Stopping You From Losing Weight

P90x, Crossfit, OrangeTheory, SoulCycle, Zumba...the list of exercise programs goes on almost as long as the debate over which one is the best. If you are trying to burn as much fat as you can each day, but are at a loss for how to best do that, this post is for you. I want [...]

Could Stress Be Making You Fat? Here’s What You Need To Know

Confession time: I'm naturally a very anxious person. You might not think it since the internet is a place where nobody likes to air their dirty laundry (myself included!), but I have been dealing with panic attacks and bouts of depression for over a decade. I'm talking full on, shaking, can't breathe, feel like my [...]

Scales Suck: Why This Trainer Rarely Weighs In and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Either

Scales Suck: Why This Trainer Rarely Weighs In and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Either

Picture this: You've been working out consistently, eating pretty well and feeling good about your progress and how your body looks. You decide to put that confidence to the test and step on the scale, only to be devastated by the number you see. Two minutes ago you were feeling great, but now your day [...]