Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl


Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl

I am feeling refreshed and fulfilled after an amazing vacation in Maui. We hiked waterfalls, layed by the pool, drank champagne, enjoyed local fish and coconut ice cream, went snorkeling, and munched on island fruit. It’s always an adjustment to transition from vacay mode back to adulting. Since arriving back to Monterey, I’ve started my new position at the gym (more to come on this later if you guys are interested), received my official Precision Nutrition Certification in the mail (yup, I offer Nutrition Coaching now!), and redecorated my bedroom, all while struggling from some major jet lag. It’s always an adjustment to transition from vacay mode back to adulting. Rather than mourn the end of my trip, I decided to Read More

Bathing Suit Bottom Workout featured


Bathing Suit Bottom Workout

For the past four days I’ve been snorkeling with sea turtles, munching on fresh island pineapple, and sporting my bikinis on the beautiful Hawaiian island, Maui! Which brings me straight to the focus of today’s workout. I get it, putting on a swimsuit can be nerve-racking. You’re practically naked… in public! On a day-to-day basis, the parts of our bodies we feel insecure about are easily hidden underneath clothes. Put on a swimsuit and they’re bared for all to see. Ladies, it doesn’t have to be this way! So let me start by saying, this is not your typical “Bikini Body Workout.” Oh no no no! Did you forget you’re reading a post on Life in Spandex?! Here, all body Read More

What's in my Gym Bag - The Essentials


What’s In My Gym Bag – The Essentials

Fit is not a one-size fits all. Our bodies are unique and require different training and nutrition to achieve desired results. However, there is one thing that every successful fitness journey includes… preparation! If you aren’t prepared to succeed, how do you ever expect it to happen? If you follow my nutrition and fitness advice, you’re probably doing a great job at meal planning and scheduling your workouts at the beginning of the week. But what are you doing on a daily basis to make sure your #noexcuse game is strong? To ensure my workouts happen five to six times per week, I always pack my gym bag the night before or the morning of. I’d be lost without it. I’m lucky enough Read More

4 Week Beginner's Guide to Running featured


Running 101 – 4 Week Beginner’s Guide to Running

Sunshine, bathing suits, and long days makes summer an inspirational time of year to get outside, be spontaneous, and start something new. So it comes as no surprise that most want to start a new exercise regimen during the warmer months. One of the most “no-brainer” forms of exercise is running. It’s a total body workout that burns major calories and all you need is a pair of shoes, a ponytail, and a road! I never thought I’d love running. A dancer in my teen years, running even just a mile felt like death. Now? I can’t go more than two days without hitting the pavement, trails, or treadmill. Give me a good playlist and there’s no bad mood a run can’t Read More

That HIIT Cray Fat Burning Workout


That HIIT Cray- NEW Fat Burning Workout

That HIIT Cray! If you are unfamiliar with the Jay-Z and Kanye track I’m referring to you probably don’t get my HILARIOUS pun ;). What you can get? That sweaty, red-in-the-face after glow we all love to hate from this awesome HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout. Oh ya, I did it again. Get ready for some crazy calorie-torching & booty burning! This total body workout gets your heart rate high while sculpting your legs, bum, abs, arms, and shoulders. Oh no she didn’t! This workout is perfect first thing in the morning, on your lunch break, outside on a beautiful summer day, or after work because it’s quick and requires ZERO equipment. Join the #teamnoexcuses here at Life in Spandex. Read More