12 Days of Fitness Merry Medicine Ball Workout


12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 1: Merry Medicine Ball Workout

Day 1 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge is here! Start to envision how you want to feel on the first day of 2017. Bringing in a New Year is opportunity to start fresh, set new goals, and find new inspiration. For me, when I don’t get in my regular workouts and start eating too many holiday treats, I find it harder to find motivation to build all the other areas of my life. Ditch the weight loss resolutions. They just take up space for other more valuable goals. I mean, do they ever really stick? January 1st is no excuse to stop taking care of your body now. Starting your healthy habits today, or continuing them, Read More

Life in Spandex 12 Days of Fitness Workout Challenge


The 2nd Annual 12 Days of Fitness Challenge

Life in Spandex’s 2nd Annual 12-Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge is here! If you didn’t participate last year, here’s your second chance! For all of those who got in on the fun last year, get excited for round 2. Taking care of your body has no season. We are using the 12 Days before Christmas Eve to build strength and gain confidence all while winning some awesome prizes before the New Year. Don’t wait until January 1st to get toned, healthy, and feel great in your own skin! The holidays are notorious for losing sight of fitness and health goals. But who wants to start 2017 feeling fatigued, achey, out of shape, and bloated? Instead, let’s fight the post-holiday pity 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

Brooks Running - The Best Strength Training for Runners


The Best Strength Training Routine for Runners

*Brooks Running sent me free running gear in exchange for writing this blog post and hosting this give-a-way. However, all opinions and statements are my own. I truly love this brand! Jane did not receive any free gear. I want to start by giving a HUGE congrats to my client Jane! She is competing in the Napa Valley Marathon next weekend with the hope of qualifying for the Boston Marathon! I have no doubt she’ll make it. Her dedication to her 14-week prep is inspiring. There were definitely days where she came into the gym exhausted and sore from long-runs and very early mornings (all while juggling her demanding schedule and responsibilities as a high-school teacher). However, she always pushed through. Read More




Congratulations to the Winners of the 12 Days of Fitness Challenge!

I can’t believe the holidays have already come and gone! I just got back from Oahu where I spent Christmas with R and his rather large family. The trip was a balanced combination of relaxation, chaos, excitement, food, and workouts. I just wish there had been a little bit more sun! It probably rained 80% of the time. That was an unexpected bummer since I’ve only been to Hawaii during the spring and summer months. But, hey, it was still vacay, so I can’t really complain!   After 10 days of island life, I am happy to be home and getting back into my routine! It’s Monday, and the first day back to work, so I can’t say the transition Read More