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June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

5 Smart Ways To Modify Your Yoga Practice In Early Postpartum

One of my client friends is newly postpartum, (just a bit shy of 3 months PP) and kept mentioning that she wanted to go to a yoga class. I knew that she would go with or without me, so I decided to join her for a class so that I could teach her how to safely modify her practice for her newly postpartum body. Please keep in mind that Katie has been practicing


May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

OH BABY… My Top 10 Tips For Mom’s In Their First Year Postpartum

Once you know better you do better. When I was first starting off in the fitness industry I didn’t know enough about training the pregnant and postpartum population. I have learned SO much in the past few years and will only continue to provide the best information for this population of women. Pregnancy, birth and postpartum are NO JOKE and I want


March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

How To Choose The Best Protein Bar For YOU

With today’s hectic schedules, there are definitely times that high-in-protein on-the-go options save the day! I have tried my fair share of bars and while I chose the whole foods route the majority of the time, I definitely have found some bars I like better than others. I have discussed protein powders in a previous post (which are great for


March 2, 2017 | 3 Comments

Progress Is Progress And Fat Loss Is Not Linear

Suppose you started off the New Year and were really “good,” with your food. As a result you experienced significant scale changes week after week. Let’s say perhaps, you lost 2 lbs a week for four sequential weeks. FUCK YEAHHHHHHH!!! I would advise that it is not always realistic to assume that fat loss will continue in this linear fashion for


February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

February Free Workouts

It has been a snowy week here in Boston! Here are two awesome workouts that can be done at home. Within this first workout, you’ll get to try out a few of my favorite new exercise variations 🙂 You’ll need a kettlebell and a set of dumbbells or a set of kettlebells and a light dumbbell. Make it work with what you’ve got and GET TO


February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

My 4 Favorite Smart Strength Exercises To Build A Better Booty

If you know me at all, you know I am all about the glutes. Developing strong glutes can prevent low back pain, knee pain and well… There is a bit more to my glute obsession, here is a  bit of my backstory on how I got into strength training! I was one of those people born with NO ASS to speak of. My lack of glutes ended up getting me into a


January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why Smart Strength?

So you are new to lifting and up until this point, your only goals have been akin to “I want to complete my first half marathon”, or “I want to weigh 130lbs”.* Perhaps you suddenly find yourself injured, no longer able to run, and you are looking to strength train in order to elicit a training effect but you have no idea where to


January 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

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January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Smart Strength Training Tips For Hypermobile Females

One of the most common issues I must address when strength training with female clientele is hypermobility.   As women, we are often hypermobile in one or more areas, and in order to safely and effectively learn to strength train, there are certain positions and cues to be aware of.  As you can see, I have first hand experience with hypermobility


December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Smart Strength Skips The Sit Ups And Gets You A Strong Core For Real Life!

I very rarely incorporate sit-ups in to my programming and sometimes receive feedback that people are genuinely disappointed they haven’t “worked their abs.” Why do I skip sit-ups? I skip them because the most effective way to train our abs is to strength train using compound movements. Using our body as a whole in order to push, pull, hinge