Vacation is definitely a time to relax, have fun, and forget about the day-to-day stresses that may occupy your mind back home.  It is also a time where we may let our healthy practices take a backseat so that we can indulge a bit more than we usually do, and in my mind, there is nothing wrong w

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.

I believe that morning is the most important part of the day, but usually the most rushed as we are running out the door for work, to drop the kids off at school, make it to a class at the gym, etc. How you begin your morning can really set the tone for your day.  Creating a morning ritual can get you out the door on the right foot, feeling invigorated, calm, and ready

 

You may have heard claims like cell phones causing brain tumors, sunscreens causing cancer, and fruits and vegetables being loaded with harmful pesticides.  With all of these sca

 

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.

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

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.

What is an adaptogen?

An adaptogen is a type of healing herb that is used to help bring the body back to homeostasis.  Many adaptogenic herbs are grown in extreme climates that they manage to adapt to, hence their name.  It is believed that because of this characteristic, adaptog

After we had baby Austin, my parents gifted us with a month of Purple Carrot to help take some stress off having to meal plan for a few weeks.  I had never tried a meal delivery service, so I really wasn’t sure what to expect. To be honest, I actually thought that the Purple Carrot meals were pre-made, so I was a little surprised when all the ingredients showed up and

I realized early on that being pregnant was going to be quite the learning experience.  Every pregnancy is different, so what works for one person may not work for another.  Looking back, I found these 5 things most helpful for me. I wanted to share with any new mamas out there who are newly pregnant in hopes that at