Bad news — I’m dealing with another injury. Good news — it’s not as severe as when I hurt my back and I was out of commission for a month. I can’t pinpoint exactly what happened to my foot, but I can pinpoint when I noticed that it was hurting. I was walking back from training a client and noticed that the top of my foot felt different — almost crampy and like it needed to crack. I’d felt a similar pain before when my shoelaces were too tight, so I figured that Donut’s exploits and the number of times… View Post

It seems like forever since I’ve talked to you guys about fitness. I do some freelance writing for other sites, so I’ve been writing a good amount of exercise and fitness posts, just not on here. Whoops. I also don’t write about fitness in the conventional way of prescribing workouts or talking about training plans (although that’s ALL I used to do when I started). The more I work in the field, the more I realize that fitness is such an individual thing, a theme I’ve been finding in many other areas of life as well. This post is written… View Post

I recently wrapped up hosting a three month corporate fitness challenge. Although I wasn’t able to teach many of the classes, I performed every one of the four scheduled weigh-ins throughout the span of it. A couple things stood out to me at each weigh-in — one, that women took their results much harder than men, and two, that the number on the scale had such a profound impact on people. The machine I used measured far more than just weight. In addition to several detailed reports, it broke down the data into weight, skeletal muscle mass, and percentage of… View Post

Last week I tried cupping and this week I’m telling you all about it. 🙂 As I search for ways to slow down and work my schedule into something a little more manageable, I’ve felt pulled to widen my wellness experiences. I’m a big believer that I can’t really talk about something or give my opinion unless I’ve tried it. That was certainly a philosophy that got me into trouble during my using days as I decided I couldn’t possibly stop until I had tried all the drugs there were to try. Pro tip: not advised. ANYHOO, I haven’t tried a… View Post

I can’t believe it’s already been 4 weeks and my fitness challenge is over. Here’s my full recap on it, the results, and what I plan to do going forward! *This challenge involved things such as food tracking, which could be triggering to some people. If you feel like this may be you, check back later this week! The Challenge I went into more detail about the what and why of the challenge in this post, but to summarize: work out at BTY Training Lab 4-6 days/week exclusively (yoga and mobility classes allowed, but you know me) follow customized meal plan… View Post