The 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is RIGHT around the corner and I am so excited that it is finally here. The last four months have seriously been the most incredible journey. I’ve learned a lot about proper running economy, training technique, nutrition, and most importantly have enjoyed eating […]
Every Monday we have the chance to start fresh. The weekends not only provide a chance to rest, relax, catch up on sleep/errands/social life, but also reset our attitudes. Come Monday morning we have a renewed enthusiasm for our weekly workouts and are energized to move forward on a strong […]
For the past year and a half I have had the privilege of calling myself a Nike NTC Trainer. With it comes so many perks: amazing swag, intense workouts led by celebrity trainers, fun events and access to cutting-edge training technology. But by far the BEST part of this incredible […]
As a fitness professional I feel like I’m supposed to advocate snacks composed of celery with a tablespoon of almond butter (like ANYONE can have just ONE tablespoon) or a handful of carrot sticks with hummus. In reality, I have a raging sweet tooth which cannot be tamed and demands […]
Your fit kitchen arsenal that’ll shrink your waist without shrinking your wallet.
This week I am so inspired by Jadah Sellner (left) and Jen Hansard (right) from Simple Green Smoothies! These two busy but healthy moms have spent the past few years concocting green smoothie recipes that are as healthy and good for your bod as they are delicious. As health and wellness […]
Eating healthy can get tricky at lunch time during the work week. You can’t bring the healthy protein that is fish…because then you’re the a**hole who brought fish to the office. Sandwiches get boring and all those carbs add up. Sometimes salads don’t keep you full (not to mention satisfied). […]
Happy Monday! It’s time to sweat off the weekend and start the week on a strong, empowered and energetic note. Do this work out to kick start your metabolism and build your strength. This set should be completed EIGHT times racing against the clock. Set a goal to make each […]
While it may seem basic there are a lot of components that go into this total body (yes, total body) move. To perfect this drill a lot of time, practice, awareness of form, and strength is required. Once your form is dialed-in you will be AH-MAZED at how sculpted you […]
The different types of protein powders, how to supplement protein and which is right for you.