weight loss hype vs help


Weight Loss Hype vs Help

Tea cleanses, miracle pills, shakes, oh my! The media is swarming with advertisements imposing on anyone with weight loss New Year’s resolutions. In all honesty, I don’t blame someone who falls for one of these gimmicks. From taking a number of weight loss pills to talking my parents into buying me at-home Ab Crunch machines, I’m guilty of it myself! These companies play a good game. For someone who already feels stressed out about weight gain, the exclamation points, titles in cool fonts, before and after photos, and celebrity endorsements, create an even more demanding sense of urgency to slim down. Whether you’ve never tried to lose weight or have tried everything in the books, dropping lbs can be frustrating Read More

The Best of Life in Spandex 2016


The Best of Life in Spandex 2016!

2016 in a one word description would be something like… changing. Maybe it’s a part of being twenty-something, but I feel like I’ve seen some of the biggest changes in my life during the past couple of years. During 2016, I acquired my Precision Nutrition Certification, went through a major personal life change, and was awarded a promotion at my work that combines my passion for fitness with my knack for marketing. These pivotal moments of 2016 not only changed my life circumstance, they helped me grow as an individual. Change can be scary for a lot of people. For me, it’s freeing. It’s freeing to know that no matter what the circumstance, it can change. And not only can Read More

Day 12 Resistance Band Workout


12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 12: Rudolph’s Resistance Band Workout

This is it! The last day of the 12 Days of Fitness Challenge. Let’s end what’s been an awesome 12 days with a bang! But first, I think a congrats is in order. You should feel so proud of yourself. The past 11 days have not been easy but you have far exceeded my expectations. Witnessing your dedication, perseverance, and the community we’ve built is so inspiring. I can’t wait to see and hear about your results! Please share your experiences and photos with me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter :). This resistance band workout gives you one last chance to sculpt your muscles from head-to-toe. Grab a resistance band and give it all you’ve got! Download your printable version by Read More

Day 11 Treadmill Interval Workout


12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 11: Naughty or Nice List Interval Workout

The 12 Days of Fitness Challenge is almost over! I’ve had so much fun working out with you over the past 10 days. Have you? It sure seems like it! I’m so impressed with your hard work and dedication to the challenge. I can’t get over how awesome all of your check-ins have been. Interval training is getting a lot of press for it’s fat-burning results. And, that’s because it works! Interval training is a series of “pushes” and active rests that take your heart rate up near its max and back down to equilibrium. This creates an EPOC, or an excess post-exercise oxygen consumption in your body. What you get is an amazing “after-burn” affect. Your metabolism will be on FIRE for hours after Read More

Day 10 Dreidel Dumbbell Workout


12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 10: Dreidel Dumbbell Workout

There’s three days left of the 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! Let’s finish strong :). Dumbbells are my go to piece of workout equipment. There’s just so much you can do with them, they’re easy to transport, and, when used correctly, can ignite your metabolism and sculpt your smaller stabilizing muscles that machines tend to neglect. Today’s Dreidel Dumbbell Workout does exactly this! So what are you waiting for? Grab a set of dumbbells that challenge you on the last 2-3 reps of each exercise and let’s sweat! Download your printable version by right clicking here and selecting, “Save/Download As.” Don’t forget to check in once you’ve completed your Dreidel Dumbbell Workout on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to Read More