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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

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

Bounce Back Fat Burning HIIT Workout


Bounce Back Fat Blasting Workout

Feeling a little bit… fluffy? I’ll be the first to admit that I enjoyed the holidays thoroughly, indulging way more than I normally do. I don’t stress about a little bloating, water weight, or extra “fluff” because I created timeless memories. Plus, I know how to help my body bounce back quickly! During the last couple weeks of December I let myself enjoy holiday desserts, champagne, refined carbohydrates full of gluten and cheese, and sometimes sleep in instead of working out. But I’m over it! I started to feel a change in my energy levels, my skin broke out, my productivity dwindled, and my pants felt a little tight. I knew it was time to get back to my normal clean diet, sleep patterns, and workouts. Read More

12 Days of Fitness Angel Wings Workout


12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 4: Angel Wings Workout

Hello Day 4 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! You’re already a third of the way through! Have you been keeping up on your check-ins? You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to win juicy prizes. If you plan on wearing a sleeveless dress this holiday season, this may be your favorite workout of the challenge! Sculpted, svelte arms are just a few exercises away. Strong is sexy ladies. Let’s show off those guns! Download your printable version by right clicking here and selecting “Download/Save Image As.” Don’t forget to check in once you’ve completed your Angel Wings Workout on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram for a chance to win these amazing prizes from Brooks Running, Lucy Acitvewear, and Carmel Barre! Upload a photo Read More