Study Says: Weights Before Cardio to Burn More Calories


When you head to the gym for you workout, planning to do both cardio and resistance training separately, which do you typically do first? Do you choose it out of preference? Convenience? What if you knew one way would give you better results than the other? I know there have been countless articles on this […]

How in the Heck Do I Listen to My Body?!


Is it just Colorado, or is October being really nice to everyone this year?! The past 2 weeks have been tank top and shorts days!! Naturally, I put away my summer clothes for the season precisely 2 weeks ago. Funny how that happens, right? I guess it’s better than the other way around. I’d rather […]

Relax! It’s a Workout, Not a War.


Just a few years ago, I was a bonafide workout adrenaline junkie (WAJ.) Every single workout had to leave me feeling like I left it all out there on the gym floor/trail/pavement  – and absolutely gas me. While I do still consider myself an adrenaline junkie, it’s the high I get from  climbing mountains topping […]

Killer Kettlebell Workout for the Total Body


If you told me I could only have one tool in my fitness arsenal, I’d probably choose the kettlebell. Closely followed by TRX, then bands, barbells, and dumbbells. But yes, the kettlebell would be first on that list. It’s such a versatile tool that can be the vessel to perform a wide variety of workouts. In […]

5 Pre-Workout Snacks to Have – and Avoid Before You Hit the Gym


Hello, friends! I absolutely loved reading every single one of your comments on Tuesday’s post. It was great to hear so many of you feel the same way, or are working toward taking a more moderate approach to fitness<3 Staying on the topic of fitness for today’s post, I thought we’d talk a little about […]

I’m a Fitness Professional, but I Don’t Think Fitness Should Be Your Life


Good morning! How’s your week going? Shane and I are headed back to Colorado later today, and after 5 nights away, I’m really looking forward to get back. Aside from playing in the mountains, after a week of eating at small town restaurants and getting in either hotel workouts or no workouts at all, I’m […]

Weekly Workout Playlist + This Week’s Workouts


Hi friends! I thought I’d check in this weekend since I haven’t posted since last Wednesday. What have you all been up to?! Get any fun workouts in? Eat any delicious and nutritious food? Go on any exciting adventures?? I’m actually in Illinois right now for my big brother’s wedding. We got in on Thursday […]

6 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results Despite Doing “Everything Right”


No matter what I do or how little I eat, I’m still not seeing any results! It’s so frustrating. Sound familiar? It does for me. I hear it all the time from readers and gym members who seem to be doing everything right, and just aren’t seeing definition or results in the mirror. And heck, […]

Lower Body: Resistance Band Booty Workout


Yesterday was just what I needed. An entire day off of work and workouts. Well, save for a little sand volleyball with Shane. I joined a league and our first game is tonight! I haven’t played in three years, so I wanted to make sure I still had it. Turns out, I kind of do! […]

15 Minute Dinners: Sizzling Salmon Tacos w/ Cilantro Lime Greek Yogurt Sauce {Recipe}


Good morning! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far. I’ve got the day off today to rest and recover, as I’ve spent the rest of the weekend working at Great American Beer Fest for KIND. Man, working at a beer fest is kind of like being the sober designated driver at a NYE […]

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