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Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Hello beautiful people! A big CONGRATS to all of you who completed the Summer Shape Up Series 4-Week Workout Challenge! If you are one of those ladies, I would love to hear your feedback about your results, what you liked about the challenge, and what you struggled with. If you don’t feel comfortable commenting below, you can shoot me an email at lifeinspandex10@gmail.com or post in the Private Facebook Group :). As a personal trainer, I hear it a lot, “I’m doing everything I should be doing but I just can’t seem to lose weight.”  My trainer/fittie/health guru/fitness friend alarms go off when I hear this. This is a huge turning point where someone decides to make a change or to give Read More

Life in Spandex Summer Shape Up Series Week 3


Summer Shape Up Series: Week 3

Can you believe it? We’re halfway through the Summer Shape Up Series! Have you taken your weekly progress picture yet? You may not see the little changes starting to happen when you look in the mirror or step on the scale. Trust me, they’re there. Taking a picture and comparing it side to side with your Week 1 progress photo will prove it to you! Now’s not the time to slack off! You’re building strength, seeing new muscles pop, and we’ve only just begun. We have two weeks left to tone, define, and sculpt all the right places. Mmm hmm you know what I’m referring to – thighs, booty, abs, arms – bring on the workouts! Your Weekly Schedule is Read More

Summer Shape Up Series HIIT workout


Summer Shape Up Series: HIIT It Like a Boss

We’ve hit the 10 day mark of the Summer Shape Up Series! I can’t believe we’re already almost halfway through the challenge. I’m having so much fun getting to know all of you through your check-ins on Instagram and the Private Facebook Group. I feel like we’re starting a mini Life in Spandex community and I love it! It’s been a long-time dream of mine to help as many women as possible feel beautiful, strong, and confident in their own skin. Even though I’m just scratching the surface of this vision, it feels so good to know that I’m reaching any of you! You may need to brace yourself for today’s workout… it’s going to be INSANE! In the best way Read More

Life in Spandex Summer Shape Up Workout Series


The Life in Spandex Summer Shape Up Series

The sun is shining, the beach is calling, and your swimsuit drawer is waiting to be opened! The official first day of summer is right around the corner. Think about all the exciting plans to come – vacations, backyard BBQs, beach days, amusement park adventures, and warm summer nights spent with friends and family. Now envision yourself feeling energized and confident through it all. I want you to feel strong, sculpted, and confident while rocking your favorite pair of cutoffs, bikinis, sleeveless sun dresses, sexy monokinis, or a color block one-piece! I also want to show you it’s possible to fit in exercise despite busy summer work schedules, parties, and vacations! The Life in Spandex Summer Shape Up Series starts Sunday, May 22nd, get ready 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