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  • 7 Tips for Finding Time to Workout (from your fellow readers!)

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    I come to you at 9:45 p.m. from the couch. We just finished dinner. Tanner is cleaning the kitchen and I am just getting to blog stuff for the first time today. I got tied up at work today and ended up skipping my workout in favor of a) walking the girls and b) going [...]

  • On-Demand, Boutique-Style Fitness with Skyfit App

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    I hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend! I’m popping in this morning to share what I think will be a fitness dream come true for many of you. Recently, I was invited to check out Skyfit. It’s a new audio-based fitness app that gives you the crazy motivating experience of a boutique fitness class [...]

  • How to Balance Running with Yoga and Cross Training without Losing Endurance and Speed

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    I received a couple running related questions from readers last week that I thought would make a great blog post. When I started this blog six years ago I was training for the Marine Corps Marathon and mostly focused on running. Over the years my workout mix has evolved to a blend of strength, running [...]

  • Food, Fitness and Feeling Good: Paving Your Own Way and Learning What Works for You

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    Springing forward is crushing me a little bit right now. Coming off of a teacher training weekend and going straight into 5:30 a.m. clients this morning was brutal. I also somehow managed to never get around to having coffee this morning because I was rushing around. By the time I realized it was nearly noon and [...]

  • Using an Activity Tracker for the First Time: My Experience with Garmin vivofit 2

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    Activity trackers have gained popularity over the last few years and it seems like "10,000" steps has become an everyday term. It's been great to see so many workplaces embracing fitness trackers, creating challenges for their employees and rewarding them for being more active. I think corporate wellness is a HUGE area for growth in [...]

  • My 7 Favorite Ways to Sweat in Charlotte

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    This is the third and final post in my series “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 [...]

  • Dealing with Exercise Guilt + Weekly Workouts

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    A few weeks ago I received a question from a reader about exercise guilt. "Do you ever feel exercise guilt when you are unable to exercise for a few days? I ran my first 1/2 marathon 2 weeks ago and I have not been as active as I was prior to my race. Any advice, [...]

  • 5 Things I’ve Been Wearing Non-Stop…Comfy Clothes Love

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    Since giving up the 9-5 life my wardrobe mostly consists of workout and lounge clothes. I'm lucky to put jeans on once a week and my work clothes have been hanging in my closet neglected for nearly four years now. Every year I donate more and more of them to Goodwill. I keep thinking I'm [...]

  • A Totally New Way to Workout: Les Mills Immersive Fitness

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    I am a HUGE BELIEVER in Les Mills programs. I had my first experience with Les Mills when I tried BodyPump for the first time back in 2007. I always disliked group fitness classes (I can distinctly remember leaving in the middle of a step class at the Y to go run on the treadmill [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Taking It Easy

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    This week's workouts were pretty much the opposite of last week...last week I CrossFitted 4 times, this week I CrossFitted ZERO. Last week I did yoga once, this week I did yoga three times. Last week I rested none, this week I focused a lot on rest. Just like my post on working so hard to [...]

  • 2014 Health Madness + Experiencing upwave

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    Happy first day of April and first day of the April Smoothie Challenge! I kicked off the new month with a 4:50 a.m. wake up to train clients, breakfast and teaching yoga. I wanted to get my green smoothie in first thing today so breakfast after training clients was a green smoothie, a peanut butter [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts + Being TOO Sore

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    Let me give you one piece of advice. Don't go on vacation for 9 days without lifting a single heavy weight and then crush your body the first day back in the gym with heavy squats and front rack lunges. Squatting and lunging are my two favorite lower body exercises and when they were BOTH [...]

  • Video Blog: Managing Stress, Workout Shoes, Bodywork and Finding Your Ideal Weight

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    Happy Friday! I have a video blog for you today where I answer questions on the following topics... - Managing stress and anxiety - The right shoes for strength training, running and CrossFit - Post workout carb/protein ratios (and my lack of following them) - Bodywork and massage for athletes - My workout schedule - [...]

  • Video Blog: When the Scale Won’t Budge, Mixing Cardio & Strength, Healthy Holiday Eating and More

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    I have a video post for you tonight. Apologies for the wet hair and lack of makeup but this is how we roll on Friday and it's all authenticity, right? :) Here's what's covered... - What to do when the scale won't budge - Favorite workout undergarments - Holiday food and workout balance - Mixing [...]

  • Decide What To Be And Go Be It, Round 2

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    Two years ago today I announced that I was leaving my advertising job to pursue a career in fitness.The past two years have taken me from making training, teaching and blogging my living to accepting a full-time position as the general manager of Metro Fitness Club and Metro CrossFit. Each step of this journey has [...]

  • Video Blog: Balancing Workout Types, At Home Workouts, College Meal Planning and More

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    HAPPY FRIDAY! This short week definitely felt like a regular week over here. Between social engagements and big work projects, it was jam-packed. I have a video post for you today. First I talk about a couple things that I have in the works that have been keeping me busy and then I answer your [...]

  • Blog Direction + Green Coconut Curry Recipe

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    I have been a little sporadic with posting lately. It's not that I don't have a ton of ideas for things that I want to post about (lacrosse ball mobility, active v. dynamic stretching, a stability ball core workout, a yoga for runners video, recipes, etc.), it's more that I am lacking the time to [...]

  • Friday Video Post – Your Questions Answered

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    Hi! Yay for Friday! Yay for a long weekend! I have a ton going on right now and wasn't feeling very inspired about today's post. I decided to ask on Facebook what you guys wanted me to blog about and I received a lot of great suggestions and questions. I decided to answer them in [...]

  • New, Different, Challening

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    I appreciate the encouraging words about my kipping pullups from yesterday's video. It's clear to see that I have a lot of work to do before my kipping even slightly resembles what it's supposed to look like but as I mentioned in my post, I am really okay with that. To be honest, I kind [...]

  • Fall Cardio Strength Circuit Workout

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    Fall is my favorite season for outdoor workouts. I find crisp days with low humidity to be energizing and love the beautiful scenery created by the changing colors of the leaves. Last Thursday I wanted to get a cardio and weights workout in but had no desire to be in the gym on a gorgeous [...]

  • Decide What To Be And Go Be It

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    Today starts a new direction in my life. After six years of working in marketing communications/advertising, I am leaving the field to pursue a career in fitness and wellness. This is my last day at work and on Monday I will officially be a full-time yoga teacher, group exercise instructor and personal trainer. In the [...]