It is not very difficult to browse Instagram and find a surplus of health and fitness related information on how to lose weight.  In fact, the hashtag #weightloss has 49.1 million posts, so it  is clearly a popular subject.

The mini-band is a fitness tool that can seriously enhance your workouts.  If you have taken my barre classes you probably already know how much I love using the band for butt and thigh work, but there are SO many other uses for it.  Not only is it super inexpensive, but you can take it anywhere (gym, outdoors, travel, etc) and get a killer workout guaranteed.  Below ar

Recently a new studio, Burnin' by Ray, the Ungym, opened 5 minutes away from where I live and I couldn't wait to give it a try.  In a sea of too many yoga and cycling studios in Boston, I was excited for something new and different to open up. Keep reading to see why Burnin' by Ray is different than other fitness studios

I have been teaching fitness for 13 years and I wrote this article simply as an observation as to what I personally have noticed has changed in the group fitness industry over the past decade. It is not meant to be negative or to put down other instructors. Technology and social media have certainly enhanced the popularity of classes and made t


The jury is out on whether stretching after a run is beneficial or not.  Some studies show that stretching after a run is not very beneficial and will not help towards injury prevention. Regardless, stretching helps to improve flexibility, and I personally like to stretch after I workout.


There is a common misconception that you should not do ab work during pregnancy, but having a strong core is actually very important whether pregnant or not.  As your belly gets bigger during pregnancy, your pelvis tilts forward, shortening the muscles in you lower back, which can lead to discomfort. Having a strong core can not only help to protect y

I have been in the fitness industry for over 12 years and people often reach out to me asking about my personal journey and tips on how they can get into a career in fitness.  It is certainly a rapidly expanding industry, and personal trainers an

This quick ladder workout will get your heart pumping and every muscle in your body burning by the end!  It consists of 5 exercises and 10 rounds.  Round 1 you will perform 10 reps of each move.  Round 2 you will perform 9 reps of each move.  Round 3

Nothing like a good butt workout, and your booty will be on fire by the end of this one! (My butt was on literal fire filming this because it was 95 degrees that day!) I sequenced it so that you do ALL of the moves on one leg, trying not to rest between each move, and then you will repeat everything on the other leg (take a little break between legs if you need it).  Here is the workout and a breakdown of every move so you can get an idea of the form.

When asked what muscles are being used while running, the obvious answer would be the muscles of the lower body.  However, what many of us do not realize is that the upper body plays a major role in our running form and performance. Good posture and form is key for an effective, safe run. By maintaining a strong core, upper back, and arms you are able to work more