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
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Total Body Warmup Workout

I don't know about you, but lately I've been having trouble getting up out of bed and feeling energized.  I'm usually not a morning workout person either, but sometimes a good stretch and a few exercises can jumpstart a good day.  That's my hope for this workout today!  Keep reading for details of the exercises and what to do.  ...more

The Cult of Organics: Is It Worth the Extra Money?

At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made me wonder if I had suddenly experienced a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction. After glancing down to make sure I wasn't flashing anyone (and to check that Justin Timberlake wasn't lurking behind a bush), I tried to calmly explain my position on organic versus conventionally grown food. ...more
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Staying Fit During the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

It’s one of my last days teaching PUMP before baby arrives! In my 7th month I’m glad to have made it this long. My goal was to make it to 30 weeks and I’m right around 29 so, pretty close. This pregnancy has been similar to McKinley’s in the sense of I have started getting braxton hicks contractions and sciatic nerve pain here and there, so over the last few weeks I have beeen coaching a couple of new instructors to take over class....more

Talking about our weight

My son likes to tap on my fitbit. He likes to see how many dots I have and (after I explained what the dots are measuring) he encourages me to move around more to get all my dots for the day. ...more

Get the Stench Out of Your Smelly Gym Clothes

It started just like any other typical day at the gym. I arrived at the usual time in my normal attire: old lycra capris, a baggy t-shirt and hair piled on top of my head....more
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