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  • A Low-Key Labor Day Weekend


    I really appreciate the IG, FB and comment love on my "Labor Day Lessons" post. Also, thanks for being so supportive of me opening up and sharing these types of posts here in this space. I really believe that living a healthy lifestyle isn't just about eating healthy and working out but also taking care [...]

  • Thursday Night at the Ritz + Participation Anticipation


    Happy weekend! I made plans to come home from the beach on Wednesday because I had two events to attend in Charlotte on Thursday night that I didn't want to miss. And Tanner was (lovingly) like, "you cannot leave me for a whole week." We are trying to plan our own mini-getaway to the mountains in [...]

  • Charlotte Regional Farmers Market: My 6 Favorite Farmers


    I make an almost weekly Saturday morning trip to the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market where I try to buy the bulk of my meat, eggs, fruits and veggies. I have been visiting this market for over five years now and over the course of that time I have gotten to know and love several of [...]

  • Staying Healthy and Happy at the Charlotte Marriott City Center


    Today I've got more details on our Saturday night staycation in Uptown Charlotte at the newly renovated Charlotte Marriott City Center. The hotel is wrapping up a multi-phase renovation project that overhauled the entire hotel. I wanted to share my experience and photos with you because a) the renovations are clean and modern and b) they are focusing [...]

  • Weekend: Summer TT Kick Off, Pups and Date Night


    The weekend kicked off our 200-hour summer teacher training at Y2. It seems like we just wrapped up our winter/spring training. It's our first year offering a summer training but there has been a demand for it, especially among high school and college students that want to complete a teacher training during their summer break. [...]

  • 30-Minute Bootcamp-Style Workout + Join Me for a Record Breaking Attempt


    I've got a new bootcamp-style workout to share with you today that's right around 30 minutes and features bodyweight exercises so it can be done anywhere! But first, I'm super excited to share details on awesome Guinness World Record breaking attempt that I'm participating in on Saturday! It's a FREE event and all fitness levels [...]

  • Weekend Recap + First Look at Comida


    Hello, hello! I hope you enjoyed the weekend. Mine was super chill but nice. I stayed in Friday and Saturday night but did get out for dinner with two girlfriends on Sunday at a new restaurant here in Charlotte, Comida. I taught the 4:20 class at the studio and then stayed to take the 6. [...]

  • Easter Weekend: Egg Hunt, Girl’s Night at Kid Cashew, Zootopia


    Hi there. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and Easter if you were celebrating. While I didn't have a traditional Easter, it was a nice weekend that included an egg hunt, a girl's night out, seeing Zootopia and more. I had a super low-key Friday night but it was just what I needed after [...]

  • 7 Favorite Foodie Spots in Charlotte

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    It's time for the second post in my series of "Why and what I love about Charlotte" for the #DesignCharlotte campaign. The Marriott Charlotte City Center Hotel is getting a big facelift and as part of this transformation, they are asking guests and Charlotte residents to show off our amazing city and what we love [...]

  • 7 Things I Love About Living in Charlotte


    I regularly receive emails with questions about living in Charlotte.I LOVE living in Charlotte so I'm super excited to show all of you how great this city is! I grew up in middle Georgia and attended college at the University of Georgia. I lived in Charleston, South Carolina and Birmingham, Alabama for a few years [...]

  • The Mayobird: The Best New Lunch and Hangout Spot in Charlotte!


    I had a lunch meeting today at The Mayobird here in Charlotte and it's now my new favorite lunch and meeting spot. Whether you live in Charlotte or not, you will love the concept of this restaurant! It's based on chicken salad! They offer 17 different varieties of chicken salad and you choose whether you [...]

  • Two Amazing Meals Out for Charlotte Restaurant Week


    The last 10 days have been "Queen's Feast" here in Charlotte. It's our bi-annual restaurant week event where various restaurants around town offer three courses for $30. I am hot and cold with restaurant week. I wasn't planning on participating this winter and then in the last five days, I ended up going out twice. [...]

  • Saturday and Panthers Pre-Season


    I love Sunday evenings. I don't spend them dreading Monday and all the things that the week has to hold but instead enjoy the opportunity to relax and decompress a bit from the weekend. But enough about Sunday - since I'm running a day behind, I owe you the Saturday recap. I taught the complimentary [...]