Total Body Home HIIT Workout

Total Body Home Workout

Sometimes I fantasize about having hour-long workouts and other times I just want to get it DONE! I have a feeling most of you can relate to the latter. This total body workout HIIT workout is for those days when you want a little of both - a butt-kicking, empowering workout that only lasts as long as your favorite New Girl episode (with commercials). All you need is a set of dumbbells heavy enough to challenge you on the last 2 to 3 reps of each exercise. That means you can ditch the commute and complete this workout in the comfort of your home. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Complete as many rounds of the exercises back-to-back as possible.

running shoes and sports bras for your body type

Running Shoes & Sports Bras for Your Body Type

*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! There are two, well actually three, things that can make or break your workout - your shoes, your sports bra, and your attitude. If you read this post, you'll be guaranteed at least two out of the three! 😉 When I was younger, I could get away with buying my running shoes and sports bras solely based on their look and price tag (the cheaper the better). However, I've been more prone to injury as I've gotten older, and my girls just won't bare the bouncing of cheapy bras anymore. That's when I found Brooks

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

12 Days of Fitness Reindeer Run - 5k run

12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 6: Reindeer Run

You are halfway through your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! You've all been working so hard and I'm LOVING all of your check-ins. I'm so excited to give one of you some of my favorite products from Slap Nutrition, I Am Bar, and Carmel Barre! Today, I'm challenging you to a 5k run or walk! It's just a little over three miles! Lace up your running shoes (I'll be rocking my New Balance 711v2 shoes) and find a fun trail, run around your neighborhood, or jump on the treadmill. There's nothing like a runner's high. I can't wait for you to experience it yourself! Goal Evaluation Challenge The halfway mark of a challenge is the perfect time to re-evaluate your

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