Fitness here, there and everywhere!


Need some fresh fitness ideas for the dog days of August?   Here ya go! Loading that laundry? How about some squats! Going to the mailbox? Lunge, lunge, lunge! My latest post on Health Central has some fun ideas for adding more fitness into your busy day.   If you have a vacation planned this […]

In the gym and on vacation with ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage


After testing out the ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage with ACE™ Brand Clip on some sprints, I decided to put it through the test on a plyometric circuit at the gym. First, I love how easy it is to adjust. I started my workout by jumping rope and it didn’t feel tight enough, so I quickly […]

Hill Sprints


Fact:  hill sprints will burn fat. Find a hill and sprint up to the top several times.  (shoot for 8-10)   If you can do more, then your hill probably isn’t big or long enough. If you have a bunch of kids who are unruly and you are running out of fun ideas for them […]

Put the ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage on your “must-have” list


I’ve had a lot of people asking me how my knee is doing since surgery in May.  While it is better, the truth is it still hurts.  I know it will never be the same and that I need to just be thankful for all that I CAN do on it, but it still gets […]

Racing on the beach and monkey bars with my kids


Last month, I went to the beach with my kids and some good friends.   The weather was awesome and we parked our chairs along the sand, ready to watch the kids play.   Instead of sitting down, I smiled at my friend Jamie and said , “hey! Let’s do a workout!” Since she is […]

Finding time for fitness as a busy mom of 3 boys!


It is time for another installment of “One Fit Mommy”! As I surf around the blogosphere, I come across fit moms (and dads too!) who inspire me to fitness. From there, I hunt them down and force them to tell me their secrets, which I then share with you! Today’s fit mommy is a fellow […]

How dare you make me feel guilty for setting a good example!


Some people in my life tell me I am selfish for taking time for workouts most days of the week. This picture right here is proof that is not the case.   Yes, I brought my kettlebells on vacation. Yes, I chose to do some snatches while my kids were (happily) playing around me. and […]

What should I do first, cardio or weights?


I get this question all the time.    Read my latest post on Health Central to find out why there is no easy answer to this one. 

The Effect of Exercise on Diabetes


Today’s post is courtesy of Amanda.     Fitness is an important part of everyday life. It helps keep our bodies stronger and younger. But did you know that exercise also has positive effects on people affected by diabetes? More than 25 million adults over the age of 20 are affected by diabetes, and in […]