It’s holiday time again! I’m only putting together one gift guide this year, but it has items that I love from each important category: food, fitness, and self care. None of the items in this guide are sponsored, but there are a few affiliate links which means that I will get a small percentage of the sale while the price remains the same for you regardless. I’ve also worked with brands as I can to get you discount codes because every little bit helps! Happy shopping! For food lovers: 1. Sips By: This tea subscription box made my list last… View Post

I’ve talked about it on here before, but there was a time when I only wanted to run for exercise. I signed up for a half marathon with some work friends, trained, and then only wanted to do that for the next year plus. Prior to that, I enjoyed a combination of running and weight training in my local gym. Today, I enjoy strength training, Crossfit, and strength-inclusive HIIT workouts. By the time I had several half marathons under my belt, I felt my love for running waning. I dreaded going all the way out to where I normally liked… View Post

First off, for those of you who were interested in using the 30% discount on last week’s Oak Leaf lamp, it looks like it’s back in stock! I’m still working with the company to see about offering a giveaway as well, so I will let you know as soon as I get the details worked out. I’ve been teaching fitness classes for almost a year now (wow, seriously?). Many of the people who come to my classes are regulars and are familiar with many of the movements, structures, and locations of equipment around the studio. With the explosion of ClassPass… View Post

We all have those days when we wake up and want nothing to do with exercise. It takes time out of the day and it would be much easier if we just skipped it altogether. Thoughts like these are normal and it’s even not the end of the world if we listen to our bodies and take a rest when it’s needed. The bigger problem is when it becomes harder and harder to find the enjoyment in working out. When more days than not we end up with thoughts of dread and look for excuses to squirm out of that… View Post

Disclaimer: I received a free month of ClassPass in order to provide this review.  All opinions are my own. There are some affiliate links in this post.  (source) I had been hearing about ClassPass all over the internet world, and after moving to Chicago I had the opportunity to experience it for a month.  Is it worth it? Short answer (for me) is yes, but before I get to the why, let’s tackle the what. From their site, ClassPass is “a monthly membership to the best boutique fitness classes in your city. There are thousands of classes available to ClassPass members, including… View Post