Defined Core 15-Minute Waistline Workout


Defined Core 15-Minute Waistline Workout

The New Year is definitely in full swing! The gym has been much busier lately and buzzing with energized New Year resolutions. (Hence why blog content is coming at ya just once a week this month). I just hope it sticks for more people than it did last year! I think one reason why so many New Year resolutions dwindle by February is because people tend to take on too much too fast. Motivation is going to be at its highest when you take on a new goal. However, within just two to three days, the fatigue and DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) will start to kick in and the idea of going back to sweat it out again becomes Read More




Running Gear You’ll Want to Wear Everywhere!

*Disclaimer: Brooks Running sent me free gear in exchange for this blog post. However, all opinions and statements are my own. I truly love this brand! About three months ago I hobbled into Sports Authority (oh man, and still wearing my personal training uniform), pressing deep into my hip trying to alleviate a muscle spasm. Apparently, this is what it takes to persuade me that I need new running shoes. I walked to the back of the store to the shoe department and told the sales person to give me their best pair for running. He brought me shoes with an emblem I recognized because one of my personal training clients wears them. She’s an excellent competitive runner, so I had high Read More




Barre Circuit Workout

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of barre workouts. There’s a million studios popping up all over the place and people are hooked. I would know because I’m a barre instructor in Carmel, CA! I fell in love with barre workouts a few years ago. The energy of the classes, use of the ballet barre, and fun music brought me back to my dancing days. It was only natural for me to become an instructor! Barre is a combination of Pilates, Yoga, and dance conditioning that sculpts and tightens your guns, buns, thighs, and core. Don’t be fooled by its low-impact, mainly isometric exercises (which consists of holding poses with isolated muscle fine toning movements). You can expect to Read More

Back to School Recover Resistance Band Workout - Triceps Kickback - life in spandex


Back to School Recovery + Sculpting Resistance Band Workout

It’s that time of the year again! Book bags are coming out of storage, stress levels are increasing, and the excitement of a new school year awaits. The other week, my energy levels were reminiscent of going back to school after summer vacation since I traveled for 3-weeks last month. At first I was super motivated to get back in the gym, to my regular eating habits, and to work. However, after a week back, I started to feel a bout of normal fatigue that comes with getting back into the groove. It happens to the best of us! When I start to feel my body slowing and my mind going blank, I listen to my body. This doesn’t mean I set Read More




5 Days to a Flatter Stomach

If you’ve been following my blog you know I’m a big proponent of body acceptance, awareness, and self-love. However, if you are in the gym and eating well to feel your best, you probably want to see a change in your appearance as well. I know I do! And this doesn’t mean you have poor body image. It’s natural for us to want to feel fit, strong, and fabulous! What I don’t believe in is depriving yourself of foods you enjoy eating or spending hours on the treadmill, in the gym, or in group exercise classes to try and achieve an idealized image of beauty that may not be realistic for your body type. A balanced diet full of nutrient-dense Read More