Happy Thanksgiving- 3 Ways to Find Thanks Any Day


Happy Thanksgiving & 3 Ways to Find Thanks Any Day

I love everything about Thanksgiving! Yes, I love getting to share delicious food with my family and loved ones. But what I love most about this holiday is how it reminds us to find gratitude for all of the blessings we already have. Too often we are always looking for more; more money, more friends, more house, more cars, more willpower, more time to workout. Take time today to realize that you already have so much! Find thanks for the life you have now. It may not be perfect, but I’m sure it’s filled with lots to be grateful for. Maybe you’re having trouble today (or any other day) finding the positive. When you get stuck in a rut, use these 3 tips to Read More

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 Read More

The What, When, and How's of Cardio


The What, When, & How’s of Cardio

There’s a “c-word” in fitness, and no it’s not the one you’re thinking of! Get your minds out of the gutter. The word I’m talking about is… cardio! I LOVE cardio. Running, sprinting, biking, dancing, stair climbing, you name it. I live for the adrenaline I get from pushing myself to run faster, bike harder, or dance bigger. However, for many of you, cardio is like the opposite sex. You can’t live with it or without it. You know it’s good for you and helps you burn fat but you just dread it. This love-hate relationship is totally normal. Cardio can be extremely boring and time consuming… if you’re doing it wrong! Today is the day your cardio gets a makeover. 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




8 Tips to Become a Morning Person!

Well, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been quite MIA lately. With my ACSM certification exam last week, I dedicated all my extra time to studying, which put blogging on the back burner. Sad! But luckily my hard work paid off because I passed! I can now brag that I hold two highly-renowned personal training certificates! (And, not to toot my own horn, I attained them both within 3 months of each other!) Goes to show, if you want it enough, you will do it! Well, now that I’m all ‘certed-up’ I can come bak to what I love – blogging about health and fitness! Having a tight study schedule and a bustling new fitness career has left little time for Read More