7 Simple Tips to Get You Through a New Fitness Class

If you are attending a fitness class for the first time, it can be pretty frickin' nerve wracking, whether you're just new to a specific format or new to workout classes PERIOD! I want you to know, I understand. It's intimidating walking into a class where you have no clue what to really expect, you don't know a soul and then on top of that, you have the regulars who are chatting away like they're BFF's. However, that's merely temporary. Get the first time or two out of the way and pretty soon you'll be the regular talking it up with your classmates. ...more
Thanks lovely lady:-) Yeah, I think that's totally normal though. I just went to a yoga class at ...more

10 Helpful Tips for Safe Summer Runs

It's definitely easier to stay active in summer, but it's also important to respect the heat and stay safe. Here are 10 tips that will keep you safely running through hotter temperatures. ...more
These are some great tips! I especially love the second one. I'm not a huge runner so it never ...more

6 Easy and Healthy Swaps to Get You Ready for Summer

It's April and that means spring and summer are right around the corner! Time to check in with yourself and really look at how those resolutions are coming along. Be honest: are you on your way to a healthier month, year, and life? I hope so! In an effort to help keep you on track and make this year THE year you develop those healthy habits once and for all, here are some of my favorite ways to swap in healthier choices in your everyday life. ...more
Katie Jenkins Thanks Katie!  I just saw this comment now.  Those fruit-infuser bottles are ...more

The start of my journey

I realized I needed to make a change in my lifestyle when I saw myself being in my early twenties and not being able to run a short distance without feeling instantly fatigued and when simply standing up from my chair got me dizzy. Needless to say, I was very out of shape....more

Mother's Day Gift Guide Ideas

It's that time again - Mother's Day is around the corner and it is time to figure out what to get that special lady in your life. I know what I'm getting mine (she doesn't read my blog regularly so she won't find out). I am getting her a Fitbit Flex so she can track her steps and sleep patterns. I can also monitor her from afar because she isn't getting any younger and I want to make sure she is mobile....more

8 Fab Fitness Gifts for Mother's Day

Here are my picks for the best Mother's Day gift for the active mom. 1. Paleo Treats: Yummy treats for the mom following the Paleolithic diet. $57.00 ...more

Stuck at Your Desk? Try These 3 Exercises

Happy Friday, everyone!  AND happy first day of May (I can't believe I'm saying that).  It's been a long week, hasn't it?  (No? Just me?)  I remember writing my post for Monday thinking this week was going to go by so. slow. But lookie here - it's already Friday.  Whew!  Okay, onto the fitness...  ...more

Avoid dreaded plateaus and make this year's resolutions a reality!

 by Cheryl BrownThis is the time of the year when the gyms are packed and many of us are still sticking to our New Year resolutions....more

Bad Knees Boot Camp E-Book - Coming Soon

 I'm so excited about the launch of my first e-book....more

Nature Inspired Yoga

Saw a HUGE coyote on my walk this morning and I thought of the Howling Wolf Bastrika and said to myself, "I haven't done that one in a while!"  So, I tried it out again and, wow, what a great way to warm up the body and let out all the stress.  How to do this pranayama?1.  Come into Child's Pose with your palms flat on the floor under your shoulders.2....more

7 Simple Tips to Get You Through a New Fitness Class

If you are attending a fitness class for the first time, it can be pretty frickin' nerve wracking, whether you're just new to a specific format or new to workout classes PERIOD! I want you to know, I understand. It's intimidating walking into a class where you have no clue what to really expect, you don't know a soul and then on top of that, you have the regulars who are chatting away like they're BFF's. However, that's merely temporary. Get the first time or two out of the way and pretty soon you'll be the regular talking it up with your classmates. ...more
Thanks lovely lady:-) Yeah, I think that's totally normal though. I just went to a yoga class at ...more

Total Body Warmup Workout 4/29

Happy hump day!  (Did I really just say that? =P)  Rather, happy middle of the week, everyone.  We've made it through the dreaded Monday (and Tuesday).  Here's your workout to kickstart your day today (I know I'll be needing one!).  Try it at home, in the gym, or even outside if it's nice where you are!  Keep reading for the details on today's Wednesday Warmup workout. ...more

Vanilla Peach Oat Smoothie

Warmer weather is finally here which means its time to step up my smoothie game. I've been trying to unlock a secret smoothie formula that isn't loaded with sugar and will keep the hunger pains at bay until lunch time. Are you ready for a bold statement?...more