3 Easy Ways To Recover After A Workout

If you’re living an active lifestyle, chances are you’re familiar with the aches and pains associated with squats, deadlifts, sprints — basically anytime you really give it your all. Staying physically and mentally as strong and healthy as possible is so important to me, so I am often reminded (due to sore glutes and a tight back) that active recovery …

An Olympics-Inspired Workout That’s A Perfect 10

Like almost everyone else I know, I was pretty glued to the Olympics last week. There’s nothing more inspiring than witnessing others who have worked and trained so hard going after their dreams. I was especially surprised how excited I was while watching the rowing competitions. I love the aspect of teamwork, the graceful movements of the oars and how …

My 7 Fitness Must Haves

There are many moving components when it comes to getting in a good workout. Staying hydrated, eating the right foods to fuel your energy, and knowing what you’re doing in order to avoid injury are the most important elements to consider. Wearing clothes that allow you to move freely and choosing the best shoes for your foot and type of …

Ask An Expert: Flat Abs

Often I’ll receive emails from you guys that I feel is best answered by an expert. Ashley’s email asks a popular question amongst my readers: how to get flat abs. I second what my trainer from Body By Simone, Erica Hood, says below. It’s not only about the exercise you do but also what you put in your body. Eating …

2 Easy Steps To Beautiful Biceps

A few weeks ago, you met my trainer Erica Hood from Body By Simone when she taught us some killer moves for our glutes. This week, Erica is sharing her recipe for bona fide biceps. These bands create a resistance that when used correctly can help build strength, improve posture and balance. Erica and I have been using them to …

How To Get (And Stay!) Motivated

When it comes to making new healthy habits, most often the hardest part of following through is getting started. If you’re not used to it, just the thought of working out or meal planning can be exhausting. What has helped me get up and at it when I wasn’t feeling particularly motivated was planning ahead, anticipating my needs, and staying …