Title Nine Fit Fest For A Better Fitting Bra

About a year ago, I was invited to the Title Nine Fit Fest, which hosts local bloggers for a bra fitting, a complimentary bra, and a bra to give away. Public parties with Title Nine “bravangelists” follow soon after the blogger event. I wanted to go so bad. But more than a little ironically, I had just undergone a double prophylactic mastectomy. I couldn’t even get my arms over my head, much less try on numerous sports bras. I also had no idea what my final bra size {Read More…}

The Most Overlooked Way To Get Freaky Muscle Definition

Ginny is a 41-year-old client of mine who loves lifting and has developed a strong, athletic body in the last eight months. She’s proud of doing four unassisted pull ups (so far) and gaining five pounds of lean muscle mass. Ginny enjoys a good slice of pizza and piece of chocolate now and then, but she knows how to eat clean and usually does. But what’s still missing for Ginny is the holy grail of a lean, muscular physique: Freaky sculpted muscle definition that shouts feminine and athletic at the same time. What’s holding Ginny back? {Read More…}

How I Lowered My Cholesterol With Lifestyle Tweaks

In the last three months I’ve tweaked my lifestyle in a personal challenge to decrease my cholesterol. The results are in, and yow! Changing your lifestyle really can work. Here’s how I did it and how you can decrease your risk of coronary heart disease, even if you don’t have high cholesterol. Given my healthy lifestyle, I’m pretty sure my high cholesterol is due to genetics (both my parents have high cholesterol). I’ve had high cholesterol since my twenties, varying between borderline high and high. It’s {Read More…}

Fun Run to Launch New Balance Fresh Foam 980

Many of my clients love running, so I’m excited about the New Balance Fresh Foam 980 running shoe launching this week! This shoe provides a completely NEW approach to neutral running by combining ultra-plush cushioning with a reduced drop heel, offering a super soft, bouncy ride. It’s not only the technology, but the design of the Fresh Foam 980 that makes them really special. I think you will fall in love with the unique spray paint finish – super cool! Here are the deets: {Read More…}

Are HIIT Workouts Superior to Steady-State Cardio?

Is  high-intensity interval training (HIIT) really the answer to weight loss and improved cardiorespiratory health? In the last few years, HIIT workouts have become the “go-to” cardio.  Word on the street is that if you’re not doing interval training, you’re training inefficiently. HIIT typically means circuit training, metabolic resistance training, or simply work/recovery intervals on a cardio machine. It’s currently the “hot” method of losing weight and increasing V02 max. I am not against HIIT at all, but I do think it’s important to look {Read More…}

Your 12-Week Fitness Plan for Less Fat and More Muscle

Spring is upon us! It’s exciting to consider the fitness goals you could accomplish in the 12 or so weeks until summer. Just think: in 12 weeks you could: – Lose 10 to 12 pounds (or 3 percent body fat) – Gain muscle definition in your arms, legs, chest, or butt The secret is to have a fitness plan, so take a look at how you can spend the next 12 weeks accomplishing these goals. Your 12-Week Plan Can you {Read More…}