5 Dangerous Effects of Quick Fix Diets

Last week I was chatting with my client who wants to get leaner, tighten up and lose a bit of fat.  Cool. Nothing new and nothing I’m not used to hearing.  What sort of surprised me, though, was her saying “I mean, I’m 32 years old.  I’m probably going to have to do something pretty radical if I want to … Read More

When Your Routine Gets Thrown Off, It Doesn’t Mean Your Goals Go Out the Window

Vacations, sick days, having friends in town, snow days, office/holidy/birthday parties, eating out. All these things can throw off our normal routines.  We’re creatures of habit.  We’re comfortable sticking to our usual routine, taking our usual classes at the gym, eating our own food, sleeping in our own bed, waking up, starting our day and running on a schedule. When … Read More

Why resolutions and goals kinda suck and what you can do instead (plus a 2016 recap)

2016 was FREAKING SCARY but it was also pretty awesome.  In a quick recap: I quit my full-time job and went part time so I could put more focus on my online biz I launched 5 online programs after never launching a single one before I wrote SUPER vulnerable blog posts sharing stuff I’ve never really told many people before (Breaking the Binge being example … Read More

Six Things to Look for in a Nutrition or Fitness Coach

It’s that time of year when all the nutrition/fitness/health/fat loss/diet/ body transformation coaches and trainers seem to come out of the woodwork. There are literally hundreds of posts on social media about coaches who can “finally get you the body of your dreams.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that, that’s how online coaches market ourselves and get clients, myself included. Where we … Read More

6 Reasons Why HIIT Workouts Kick Ass

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way (some might say it’s *the* way) to boost your body’s fat burning ability and can increase lean muscle mass all the while making you look and feel like the baddest chick around. HIIT workouts produce more results in less time simply due to the nature of the workouts. One of the … Read More

27 Fitness Pros #1 Fit Tip!

I pulled out the big guns for this one, guys!  I reached out to over 20 of my girls in the health and fitness industry to get their top fit tip and these ladies delivered! This article is featuring personal trainers, nutritionists, dieticians, life coaches, online coaches…I’m telling you.  This article is a big deal!  In this article my girls talk about all things … Read More

4 Unconventional Tips to Help You Reach Any Goal

> Want to finally achieve your goals?  > Want to finally start seeing results from all your work in the gym?  > Want to feel safe around all food all the time?  > Want to change the way you think about yourself, your life and your relationships all day long? I think everyone can answer ‘yes’ to at least one … Read More

Can you trust yourself to do the right thing?

We’re really good at talking ourselves out of doing the “right” thing when it comes to getting outside of our comfort zone. That’s why we order a pizza instead of cooking roasting chicken and veggies for dinner. That’s why we choose to watch another Friends re-run instead of working out for the 3rd time this week? That’s why we don’t apply … Read More

Top 3 Female Strength Training Myths BUSTED!

You can plug away on the treadmill for hours every week and never touch a dumbbell and yes, you can get smaller and lose some weight, but that lean, toned look is achieved by hitting the weights.  In order to look toned you have to lose the body fat that is covering your current muscle.  If you don’t have a … Read More

6 Ways to Start Appreciating Your Body Today

Before we get to the blog, if you’re wanting to develop a better realationship with your body and improve your body image, sign up for my FREE 21-day Imperfectly Perfect Body Love Project guide. It is designed to help you cultivate the mindset that will help you get the physique results you’re chasing because lasting changes begin with your MINDSET. The Imperfectly Perfect Body Love Project … Read More

So…You Want Abs? Part I

My favorite guy is back with another awesome post for us!  In case you missed Dan’s first two posts, you can find them here and here.  A little intro: Dan is an epidemiologist, strength & conditioning coach, just became an instructor at the National Personal Trainer Institute teaching future personal trainers the ins and outs of the job, loves burritos and loves puppies-a muscle … Read More

My Secrets to Staying Motivated & Consistent

The key to consistency is finding something you like doing.  I could stop there, but let’s keep going 🙂  Staying consistent and motivated for the long haul can be tough for so many of us. Let’s make it a little easier, shall we? I’ll start by embarrassing myself with a nice little story. Many moons ago, I was talking to a client during … Read More

When to Say “When”

The temperature has been dropping here in Boston and when I got to the gym yesterday my motivation was at zero.  Every Monday morning I teach spin then after work I usually go into the gym to lift.  When I got to the gym I was exhausted so I headed into the sauna to warm up and took an unplanned 20 minute nap (not recommended!).  After … Read More

The Best Exercises For Fat Loss (plus two workouts!)

Deadlifts Squats Lunges/Step-Ups Bench Press/Chest Press Pull-Ups/Chin-Ups If fat loss is your goal you need to focus on the heavy hitters.  The exercises listed above give you the most bang for your buck because they work multiple muscle groups at once. You’ll get much better results from hitting these exercises a few times a week rather than focusing on smaller muscle … Read More

Get A Killer Core Workout At Home!

If you don’t have gliders at home (because who does) you can use paper plates or hand towels. You can do 3×20 of the first two exercises and for the third, do as many as you can or as many as you have space for…they’re tough! Enjoy!