Total Body Halloween Workout


Total BOO-dy Halloween Workout

There’s nothing scary about toned arms, sculpted abs, a round, lifted booty and strong legs. None the less, this Halloween workout is keeping the SPOOKTACULAR momentum on Life in Spandex going! I get it, the days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and lives continue to get busier until the end of the year. I’m over here trying to soak up my favorite month of the year and Target’s already got Christmas merchandise on display! Why? Like the majority of you, I juggle a lot of responsibilities. When I’m not creating content for Life in Spandex, I’m working full-time in gym management, teaching barre classes at Carmel Barre, and trying to maintain a healthy almost-27 year old’s social Read More

How to make time for fitness when you just aren't motivated


How to Make Time for Fitness When You Just Aren’t Motivated

Today I want to share a post from one of my favorite blogging buddies, Dia! Dia is a digital marketing specialist, lifestyle balance blogger, and a basketball, wine and zumba lover from San Antonio, Texas. She is seriously my go-to girl when I need blogging inspiration and advice. She’s one of those women who make you go, “How does she get it all done?!” I’m so excited to say she’s sharing her secrets on how she fits in workouts to her hectic schedule, even when she doesn’t feel motivated! You can find more tips for living a balanced life and rocking you passion on her blog: AllTheThingsIDo.com and on social media  Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram. We’ve all heard about how important it is to get moving. All the Read More

5 Ways to Beat Gymtimidation


5 Ways to Beat Gymtimidation

I can remember the first time I ever worked out at a commercial gym. The machines looked like space ships, there was grunting, everyone seemed to know exactly what they were doing (and had the biceps to show for it), and I felt like everyone was going to judge me if I did anything wrong (Spoiler alert: most of them don’t know what they’re doing either! 😉 ). It was easy to fake gym confidence and just hop on the elliptical or treadmill. It’s hard to do cardio wrong. Lucky for me, those days were short lived. My boyfriend at the time took a weight lifting class and he really helped me find my gym-groove. He pieced together basic weight-lifting workouts I Read More

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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

do women need to take workout supplements


Do Women Need to Take Workout Supplements?

Figuring out the “right” way to eat and exercise for your personal goals can feel daunting. The Health and Fitness Industry is kind of like a Gossip Magazine. Sweeping conclusions are publicized without legit scientific research and there’s always new trendy miracle supplements, diets, or workouts that claim to be better than the last. When searching for answers, it’s easy to get sucked into a tunnel of try this and don’t do that. How confusing! I get it. Even as a personal trainer, I too can get sucked into the latest fitness trends. This is why it’s so important to find influencers you trust! I hope to be one of them for you :). Fortunately, that doesn’t mean there’s no sound information Read More