This post is sponsored by adidas. As promised in this post, I’m here to address not only my own fitness during pregnancy, but also to dispel some of the common fitness myths that exist around pregnant women. *I am a certified personal trainer, but I am not a doctor. Make sure to get clearance from your doctor before starting an exercise program or continuing your own during pregnancy. Many of the strict guidelines that once surrounded exercise and pregnancy have fallen by the wayside. In fact, women are now heavily encouraged to partake in some type of exercise at least 30… View Post

This post is sponsored by adidas. Tank // Shoes I had some requests in a previous Instagram poll for bodyweight workouts that weren’t only for beginners. As a trainer, I’m a big fan of timed workouts that don’t involve lots of machines. I go for things like dumbbells, kettlebells, and lots of bodyweight options. I feel like this makes fitness more accessible to people who may not have access to a huge gym with every possible piece of equipment. Exercise can be done anywhere and you can make it as hard or as easy as you want! I came up… View Post

This post is sponsored by adidas. My vacations are always a toss up. Sometimes, if I’ve been working a lot while also making time for 5-6 workouts a week, I need a vacation to do the complete opposite. Other times, I get excited thinking about new studios to try. I’ve done my fair share of both and both are ok. Do what’s best for you. Some people have a harder time breaking routine and getting back into the swing of things when arriving back home. For those people, trying to maintain your exercise goals on vacation (even if a little… View Post

*I was given the opportunity to design my own BOSU ball for their new #BYOBOSU campaign, but was not otherwise compensated for this post. Whew. You guys who write workout posts and design fancy graphics are awesome. It takes a lot of time to photograph and then make sure the graphic is pinnable, etc. I gave up on mine in frustration and just splashed my shining face on the whole thing. 🙂 ANYWAY — I haven’t shared a workout with you guys in a LONG time, but I was given the opportunity to work with the BOSU brand for their new “build… View Post

Two weekends ago I had my first fitness photo shoot. Although I was in decent shape before, I knew I wasn’t at my peak because as much as I enjoy working out, I also enjoy donuts and pizza. I decided to spend three weeks prior to the shoot really cleaning up my eating and focusing on my workouts. Note: this is a recap of what I did to get ready for my photo shoot. It is based on how my body responds to certain foods and exercise levels. Please keep in mind that this is not a one-size-fits-all plan and what… View Post