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 Read More

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 Read More

Best Blog Posts of 2015


Best of 2015!

I know we’re all thinking it, where in the world did this past year go?! Looking back at 2015, I feel really good about the things I accomplished and I’m hopeful that 2016 will top it! I created Life in Spandex about a year and a half ago when I quit my full-time marketing job to become a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. However, it wasn’t until July 2015 that I decided to really go for this whole blogging thing. I started posting more regularly, worked on outreach and networking, gave the website a whole new look and feel, updated my imagery with professional photo and video shoots, got branded, started a YouTube channel, got on the Pinterest train, Read More

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 amazing clothes and accessories from Lucy Activewear and Brooks Running! Today, Brooks Running and I want to challenge 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 Brooks Running Launch 2‘s!) 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! Don’t forget to check in once you’ve completed your Reindeer Run on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram for Read More




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 Read More