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

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

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

12 Days of Fitness Day 5 Swiss Ball Workout

12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 5: Sleigh Bells Swiss Ball Workout

It's Day 5 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge and you're in for a treat. I love using a Swiss ball in my workouts to add extra core toning to my strength training. Creating an unstable surface (or having to balance with the exercise ball) forces you to contract your ab muscles the whole time and amps up the calorie burn! This workout will sculpt your body from head-to-toe so let's get to it! Download your printable version by right clicking here and selecting "Save/Download As." Healthy Dessert Challenge Are you dealing with massive holiday treat cravings? Yup, me too! When I want to dive head first into a bowl of Figgy Pudding, I simply crush the craving with a healthy alternative.

12 Days of Fitness Holiday HIIT Workout

12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 2: Holiday HIIT Workout

It's already Day 2 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! How are you feeling? Remember, you can do anything for 12 days. It will be so worth it once you slip into your favorite holiday dress and welcome 2017 feeling refreshed and renewed. We're taking it up a notch today with your Holiday HIIT Workout! HIIT is one of my favorite forms of exercise because it burns major calories while also building muscle. Talk about a double wammy!  Anytime I do HIIT, I feel like I'm glowing the rest of the day. You're going to feel so energized and your calorie burn is increased for hours after you finish your workout. Grab a set of dumbbells that challenge