Play Hard

You know the saying “find something you love and you will never work another day in your life.” Why can’t that apply to fitness! It’s time to stop forcing yourself to go workout and go play!

The Daniel Plan Simulcast

As some of you may know, for some time now I have been involved in a project with Saddleback Church called The Daniel Plan, as one of their fitness experts. The Daniel Plan is a lifestyle program that centers around five aspects of life: faith, fitness, food, friends...

Exercise And Pregnancy

When it comes to what to expect when you are expecting, exercise and pregnancy is one topic that is more commonly inquired about than others. Join me as I take you through some of the facts and best practices to having a safe yet active pregnancy. While it may not...

Benefits of Rowing Machines

As boutique fitness studios and classes strive to innovate and compete with one another, one recent trend has been group rowing classes. Many claim that rowing is the new spin. Because of this, the benefits of rowing machines are being focused on more than ever. Could...

How Exercise Can Prevent The Flu

Nothing is worse than coming down with the flu. There is the obvious the discomfort of the symptoms. Going to work or running usual errands seems impossible, yet is sometimes necessary. Sickness can temporarily remove us from our social and active lifestyles. This...

5 Benefits of Taking A Dance Class For Fun

Since today is Friday, it only seems appropriate to focus on a new idea for how you can incorporate a little more fun into your life. I am all about being active in ways that are enjoyable. It is important not to take yourself or life too seriously. Mission...

Motivation For Working Out

We all have those days. Maybe you just cannot drag yourself out of bed in the morning. Or maybe you do not have the energy after a long day at work. Whatever the scenario is, we are probably all guilty of losing motivation for working out and saying, “I do not...

The Benefits of Swimming

Looking to change it up from your typical weight routine or standard cardio? Learn about the benefits of swimming as exercise, and consider hopping in the pool. Whether you are looking to get started with working out, or you simply want to change it up, I am sure you...

Cheat Sheet to Sleep

What is one of the most important aspects to health and ALWAYS looked over… you guessed it: Sleep! Sleep is just as important, if not more important to your health and wellness, as exercise and nutrition. Sleep gives your body a chance to recover, a chance to catch up, and a chance to process the day. Sleep directly impacts your mental sharpness…

It’s Time to Play

Do you remember recess? Recess was the best time in elementary school right?!? It was a time of fun, it was a time to play! Why as adults do we forget about recess? Why don’t we play more often? I think we should take a stand right now and start a revolution for grown up recess! Playing should be crucial daily activity for everyone to do.

Rent and Run

Rent and Run… What is that?
Now I do not consider myself a “runner” but I do enjoy it from time to time. One of the best things about running is that it is a great time to get lost in your thoughts, or just block them out and turn your brain off. Now, if you are like me, I struggle with this. I get bored. Either my brain goes a million miles an hour…

Is GroupX for You?

Need some motivation, crunched on time, like to play with friends? Group exercise might be for you! Watching the trends of fitness in the more recent years, group exercise is king! It used to be you could only go to a class at a large gym like 24 Hour Fitness or Crunch. Nowadays there are smaller group fitness facilities popping up all over the place!

Hydrate. Hydrate…Hydrate.

Water is one of the most over looked aids to living healthy! Are you having low energy? Is your brain foggy? Are you constantly hungry? Water could be the issue! Although there are multiple benefits of having proper hydration, today we will discuss the top three: having energy, brain clarity and less hunger. Remember to drink, drink… drink!