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 Things Your Trainer May Not Be Telling You: Part I

Hello readers! I have been enjoying a weekend home in the Bay Area celebrating my brother’s birthday, my grandpa’s 95th birthday, belated Mother’s Day celebrations, and lots of delicious salads, sweaty workouts, and moderate runs! Unfortunately, I haven’t been taking pictures. I just completely forget. I get so caught up in enjoying what I’m doing that my camera is the last thing on my mind. Now that I’m a ‘blogger’ I know I need start making it more of a habit. I did get pictures of my delicious Whole Foods and Pacific Catch salads though! haha As most of you already know, I’m a Monterey, CA based certified personal trainer. I appreciate that my title comes with a lot of responsibility. My clients come to me trusting Read More




Why You Need to Train Your Core & 5 of My Favorite Ab Exercises for a Flat, Toned Tummy

Hello long lost followers! Another week has gone by and I have yet to post! I’ve enjoyed good hair days (bad hair days) hikes, healthy meals (and a decadent dinner), friends, and family times! Here’s a couple of pics to make a long story much shorter 🙂 Enjoy my picture book recap! Don’t forget – You can check out all of my daily photo posts on Instagram!       I wanted to talk about a major topic I’ve been covering with my client’s this week – core work! You either love them or hate them – ab exercises that is! When it comes to strengthening your core, a happy medium tends to lack. Either you’re the type of person who dedicates Read More