Day 11 Treadmill Interval Workout

12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 11: Naughty or Nice List Interval Workout

The 12 Days of Fitness Challenge is almost over! I've had so much fun working out with you over the past 10 days. Have you? It sure seems like it! I'm so impressed with your hard work and dedication to the challenge. I can't get over how awesome all of your check-ins have been. Interval training is getting a lot of press for it's fat-burning results. And, that's because it works! Interval training is a series of "pushes" and active rests that take your heart rate up near its max and back down to equilibrium. This creates an EPOC, or an excess post-exercise oxygen consumption in your body. What you get is an amazing "after-burn" affect. Your metabolism will be on FIRE for hours after

Life in Spandex - LOGO

Life in Spandex Has Been Branded – NEW LOGO Launch!

For the past few months I've been working on something very personal to me. It personifies my personality, conveys the Life in Spandex message, and (I hope!) creates a connection with women everywhere. Jeese, it's hard to put all of those things into a tiny little.... LOGO!!! Yup, Life in Spandex has been officially branded! Life in Spandex isn't just about me or my passion for sharing health and fitness. Ultimately, it's about you and the community you build here! I want my logo to bring cheer, motivation, inspiration, and, of course, a lot of fun to your life. It's a symbol of your dedication to health, fitness, and, most of all, self-love and confidence. When you feel burnt out, it's

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

My Top 10 Tips for GLOWING SKIN ALL WINTER LONG

Vitacost Hired Me to Tell You How I Keep My Skin Glowing All Winter Long!

There’s a lot to love about fall. The leaves break out into deep hues of orange and red, kitchens fill with the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg and chilly nights are the perfect excuse to cuddle up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a movie. However, fall also brings dry, cold air and moisture-sucking heaters that can wreak havoc on your skin. It’s important to take action as soon as the first leaves drop to avoid waking up in the middle of winter with dry, flaky, tight skin that you can barely tolerate. Even if you have a foolproof skincare regimen for spring and summer, it will probably need some tweaks in winter to adapt to the climate change. To