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The marriage of mind & muscle**

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


  I lifted weights for almost six years before I opened my personal training studio. Yet, even with all those years behind me, I naively thought none of it had become second nature. I *always* spent time with clients discussing form, breathing, tempo, stretching etc. before we even hoisted a weight. I was aware of [...]

I am exceedingly soft of core.**

Friday, January 6, 2012


I tried to write this whole interaction as a traditional (if that word can be applied to the mishmash I call my blog) post. I wrote. I edited. I changed. I TRASHED. Each time I reread my writings I felt as though they didnt convey *strongly* enough how I felt (without massive overuse of bolding [...]

My 4 step approach to becoming a morning exerciser.

Monday, January 2, 2012


(This is the time I grab my coffee. It’s also *after* my morning meditation. Im a lark.) I haven’t always been a morning person (AKA slept like a toddler), but Ive certainly never been a night owl. I pulled no all-nighters in college (be it for studying or in other more liquid hedonistic pursuits) & [...]

My top 7 fitness tips.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


(Which total only 5 because G-d forbid I do things the proper way.) Blogging, writing, editing, and (for the most part) vlogging are all pretty solitary acts. I adore what I do. I can get lonely doing what I do. (doo be doo be doo) That’s one of the reasons Im happy to be part [...]

58 days.

Friday, December 2, 2011


(running tights + running shoes + sporty long sleeve = POSER misfit)   Once upon a time, in a land where it was hotter than a motherfucker something really hot, there lived a woman who loved the iron. A twenty year long torrid love affair kind of love.   And yet, on those nights when sleep [...]

Breaking all the rules.

Monday, November 14, 2011


The golden rule of vlogging (aka video blogging) is never to exceed two minutes. We’re all busy.  We’re all skimming rushed.  You lose your audience. That important message presented I give you some long ass vlogs Kelly Olexa and I filmed at Blog World. Indeed they’re (fingerquote) too long (unFQ), but despite the fact we’ve [...]

MizFit, Jackie Warner, Alison Sweeney, Dara Torres, Amanda Beard…

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


(If I rocked photoshop there would be a hilarious image HERE of us all hanging out) One of my favorite quotes is:  Show me the friends and I’ll show you the woman. (no idea who said it & good ole Google proved no help. anyone know?) Ive found this true throughout my life. It was [...]

Skip it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


(my re-found love is now always ready & waiting by the front door)   I frequently lament how I dont love the cardio. I do it (for my heart and for my daughter.  Im a firm believer once we become parents we forfeit the option of losing our mojo). Yet everysinglesolitaryday theres a huge internal [...]

I cried during yoga.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Ahhh people. Ive rambled ad nauseum about my struggles to find my new kindergarten-groove. Far less than feeling sad & alone & untethered without my sidekick Ive found the newly shortened days (bus pick up at 8a & hardstop to the work day at 330p) have caused more frazzle than floundering. As a result Ive [...]

Happy International Talk Like A Pirate day!!

Monday, September 19, 2011


One of our FAVE DAYS up in herre & one we celebrated with WILD (albeit early) abandon on Saturday. As a result, Im tweaking it a bit today. Just a tad (since this is a fitness blog & all) and asking you to exercise with your pirate before you run off and get all kinds [...]