Standing Abs 275
When people think about working their abs the first things that come to mind are likely floor exercises. But today, we are defying the obvious and throwing caution to the wind! I bring you….a standing abdominal workout! I suppose this really is more of an oblique workout, but it uses […]

Standing Abs

Park bench lunge
As many of you can probably relate, sometimes getting to a workout class is a struggle. While I really do genuinely enjoy the challenges and new ideas that accompany a good class, I can’t help but sometimes feel like I just don’t want to go. Or maybe I wanted to, […]

The Anywhere Workout

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Good morning, everyone! It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on the blog and I’m sorry for that! But I figured in coming back to you all it would be critical to post about something really meaningful….something truly worthwhile. And THIS, my friends, is IT.   THE SPARTAN BURPEE […]

The Spartan Burpee Challenge

Pushups. Isn’t the back of this tank awesome?! 1
This post was sponsored by Athleta through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Athleta, all opinions are my own. Summer has officially arrived, and that means there will be ample opportunities to take advantage of the sunshine and stay active! There […]

Bootcamp, Beaches, and Barbecues: the Perfect Summer Day

I’m a huge fan of the Bosu Ball. It’s surprisingly dynamic! You’re not just limited to ab workouts because you can always add in balance, cardio, and upper body strength. To save myself from boredom, the Bosu really forces me to get creative with my workouts. Did you know that […]

Bosu Ball Madness

Extended arm planks; one of my new favorites! It's great for core.
You might’ve seen on Instagram that I spent the other day filming a few new workouts for you all. My parents have a cute little gym next to their garage which is perfect for shooting videos. And since I started teaching again, I’ve been coming up with some really good […]

Total Body Burn

Hybrid move: The lower body is in side plank while the upper body/chest remain in regular plank. For the last 20 seconds you add in little pulse bends at the elbows. So hard! 4
Good news! After a very long hiatus, I’ve finally filmed a new workout for you! I really will try to be better about getting more videos up, because I think they are a great tool for motivating others (and myself!) to exercise. This one in particular is inspired by my […]

Abs on Fire

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This weekend I managed to successfully get all of my grocery shopping done and plan food for the week! It’s always tricky business given the fact that a) vegetarian only meals are frowned upon in my household (and, for the record, that’s not coming from me!) and b) my fiance […]

More Meal Ideas + Pilates Workout

Rent the runway sample sale 2
Have you ever heard of Rent the Runway? I hadn’t until just a few months ago. It’s a website that allows you to rent designer gowns that wouldn’t ordinarily be affordable. That floor length gown you might need for an organization gala, charity event, or black tie wedding….the one you’ll […]

The 411 on Rent the Runway Sample Sale

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I have to be honest with you; I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately. It seems like the less busy I am, the more lethargic I get and the less productive. It truly amazes me how that works! When I’m insanely busy I actually feel better about everything […]

Food, Fitness, Weddings

Scholars group
This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) annual convocation conference in Louisville, Kentucky. There were several hundred osteopathic students from all over the country in attendance, and the week was filled with hands on workshops led by the top osteopathic physicians in […]

AAO Convocation Conference