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

Sculpted Thighs AMRAP Workout

Sculpted Thighs AMRAP Workout

Guys, I am OBSESSED! I have found a style of training that gets you in and out of the gym in 30-minutes but gives you the results of working out for 1+ hours. Okay, so maybe I didn't come up with it from scratch. It's a type of training that has been around for a while. But I finally made it the bulk of my workouts and it works! It's a combination of HIIT and strength training and it's called AMRAP or "As Many Reps As Possible." AMRAP is exactly as it sounds. You try to get in as many reps of a set of exercises in a designated amount of time. This is the perfect equation for a short

How to make time for fitness when you just aren't motivated

How to Make Time for Fitness When You Just Aren’t Motivated

Today I want to share a post from one of my favorite blogging buddies, Dia! Dia is a digital marketing specialist, lifestyle balance blogger, and a basketball, wine and zumba lover from San Antonio, Texas. She is seriously my go-to girl when I need blogging inspiration and advice. She's one of those women who make you go, "How does she get it all done?!" I'm so excited to say she's sharing her secrets on how she fits in workouts to her hectic schedule, even when she doesn't feel motivated! You can find more tips for living a balanced life and rocking you passion on her blog: AllTheThingsIDo.com and on social media  Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram. We’ve all heard about how important it is to get moving. All the