Exercise

Beginner’s Guide to Fitness
I often get asked by girls who have never eaten healthy or worked out before.. where to start! I totally get how overwhelming it can be! Here are some basic tips I have for those JUST starting out on a health and fitness journey!

Fit Body Weight-Lifting Program
I created The Fit Body Program for girls who want to take their fitness to the next level. It’s designed for those who are relatively new to lifting weights and want to not only get in the best shape of their lives, but learn how to design their very own workouts as well! This program is 12 weeks long and broken up into phases that build upon one another to keep you from plateauing. The workouts are fun and challenging!

Bikini Body Home-Workout Program
The Bikini Body Program is designed for every woman… from busy mom’s, to college students, to business women. It is for ladies who are interested in creating a healthy lifestyle and getting in the best shape of their lives! All the workouts in this program can be done at home OR in a gym with minimal equipment. They are built into 3 phases that build upon one another. Each phase is more challenging than the last, to keep you from plateauing!

How to Get Abs
My tips for getting abs! Made simple of course!

5 Tips for Succeeding at Your Healthy Goals!
We all make mistakes. We stumble, we fall, we slip-up now and then. Guess what…. we’re human and that is perfectly NORMAL. What’s not normal, is expecting to be perfect, all day, everyday. While it’s great to hold ourselves to high standards, expecting ourselves to be perfect is a great way to set ourselves up for disappointment. Set yourself up for a successful transition to a healthy lifestyle by implementing the following tips!

How to Build a Tight and Firm Booty
This is what I did to build a booty I am proud of… and the great news is, so can you! Read on for tips and a glute-tastic workout!

My Beef with the Word “Toned”
Don’t fall victim to clever marketing gimmicks. Read on to find out exactly what “tone” really is and how you can achieve it!

3 Weight Lifting Myths… Debunked!
“Weight lifting will make me manly and bulky”… “Women should lift light weights, not heavy ones if they want to tone up”… WRONG wrong wrong! In this article I debunk the top 3 myths I hear almost everyday from ladies (and men!) of all ages!

A Warning to Runners
What comes to mind when most people think of runners is smiling, fit people. Unfortunately, that is not always the case! Many runners may be doing more harm than good and although I do enjoy my runs, but there can be some negative side effects if that’s the only form of exercise you do. Skinny fat? Increased visibility of cellulite? Injuries? Read on to find out why running increases your chance for these and more!

Bulking vs Cutting
I’ve gotten a lot of questions regarding the difference between bulking vs cutting. I explain the difference between those two in this article!

Why the Scale Sucks
The scale seems to be the “be all end all” for many women. I know firsthand how easy it is to become discouraged or even obsessed with the number. I’m here to tell you that the number on that scale is NOT the “be all end all” when it comes to your health OR your appearance!

Should Men and Women Workout Differently?
I can’t help but notice when I enter the gym, that the cardio section is primarily filled with women, and the men occupy the majority of the weight room. From the outside looking in, it may seem as though there is a fundamental difference in the way men and women should be training. This; however, is not the case. Read on to find out why!

How to Fit Exercise Into a Busy Day
A busy schedule is something most of us have had to deal with at one point or another. Don’t let that be a deterrent to reaching your health and fitness related goals. Top fitness models and competitors still manage to make time to compete, train and eat well, despite being parents, students and having full-time jobs! You can do it… here are some tips on how!

Dorm Room Cardio Workout
Sometimes as students (or even just busy-bees) we find ourselves with little to no time left-over to get to the gym! Don’t let that be an excuse not to fit in a little exercise! You can complete an intense, effective workout in a short amount of time… you don’t always need tons of time or fancy equipment to get the job done! Try my dorm room workout when you’re in a pinch!

Time Crunch Home Workout
Realistically, it can be difficult to get to the gym sometimes… Extreme weather, kids at home with no babysitter, a full-time job and full-time schoolwork. Sometimes we just can’t get to a gym. In those situations, don’t let that be an excuse not to get a workout in. A one-hour workout is only 4% of your day!

Take It To The Track Workout
No gym? No problem! Unfortunately not everyone has access to a gym 24/7. The good news is, you don’t need a ton of equipment to get a good workout in! This track workout is challenging, fun and will leave you nice and sore if done right!

How to Stay Healthy on Vacation!
I am often asked how to stay on track with diet and exercise while traveling, so I thought I’d write up some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past year of serious training and clean eating! Eating clean can be tricky when on-the-road, but depending on where you’re going and your mode of travel, there are numerous ways you can keep your diet healthy!

Great ‘Stems’ Leg Workout
Want to build strong, sexy legs? This high-intensity workout will not only build beautiful, lean muscle, it will provide you with a revved metabolism for hours afterward! With the effort your body must go through to rebuild the muscle, this workout doubles as a major fat burner!

Leg Day Demolition
I did this workout a couple weeks ago and it left me sore for days! Build lean strong legs with this killer workout.

Build-A-Better Back Workout
Build a strong, sculpted back with this back workout! You may also want to pre-plan a trip to Massage Envy afterward…. (kidding… kinda) ;)

Superset-Packed Arm Workout
If you want to take years to achieve what could take only months, stick to the beauty bells. If you want to change your physique noticeably in a matter of months, don’t be afraid tochallenge yourself and pick up the heavy dumbbells! Give this workout a try!

Bold-Shoulders Workout
Create strong, sexy shoulders with this delt-defining shoulder workout!

Do-Anywhere Plyometric Workout
Ever had one of those days where you seemingly blink and the day is half-gone? You make plans, and find that other obligations get in the way? Sometimes I admit, it’s hard to make time for the gym… but that doesn’t mean you can’t fit in a exercise at home! You can literally do this workout just about anywhere.. home, dorm room, park, track… HERE YA GO BUSY-BEES! =)

Killer Ab Workout
Sculpt killer abdominals with this ab workout (and some important nutrition tips!)

5 Steps to Eliminating Self-Doubt
Set yourself up for success in your health and fitness journey by following these 5 simple step!