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February 8, 2017 | 1 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 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


December 13, 2016 | 1 Comments

8 Smart Strength Fitness Hacks For Getting Strong AF At Home

The gym can be an intimidating place when you don’t have a ton of experience with strength training. The sweaty grunting “bros” end up taking up the free weight area and you are left wandering around the gym, self-conscious and wondering what the FUCK to do. The truth is once you take the time to gain the knowledge, it’s empowering as all hell


October 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Free Workouts + Favorite Fitness Reads

Happy Sunday 🙂 I have a few more FREE WORKOUTS for you this week! This week’s workout Wednesday was an oldie but goodie from Coach Nick Tumminello, taken from my figure competition days! You can use this as a stand alone workout or save it for a leg day finisher…either way you will not be disappointed 🙂 Split Squat-12/12 Alternating


August 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

LOVE MY TRIBE, Bird Dogs + Favorite Fitness Reads!

In this weeks #tutorial #tuesday we talked bird dogs! I find this exercise to be commonly butchered in yoga, pilates as well as physical therapy. My clients have developed a LOVE/HATE relationship with the “sweat dog”. Get yourself up against a wall and perform 5 reps of a 5 second isometric hold and I PROMISE you will have more respect


August 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Body Rows, Success Stories + Favorite Fitness Reads!

This weeks tutorial Tuesday I broke down one of my favorite beginner upper body pulling exercises, the body row (inverted row). If you aren’t already incorporating this exercise into your programs I highly recommend that you do!   I posted this photo on Instagram…it totally goes hand-in-hand with THIS AWESOME MUST READ ARTICLE FROM


August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hip Thrusts Do A Body Good, FREE WORKOUT + Favorite Fitness Reads!

If you don’t know…now you know…I LOVE ME SOME GLUTES! Whether you sit all day, are an athlete, an avid lifter, or someone looking to have a higher and tighter backside the HIP THRUST is your ticket to GLUTE CITY. The hip extension along with posterior chain (glutes + hamstrings) activation make it a top beginner strength training exercise


July 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Friends, Step Up’s + Favorite Fitness Reads!

This past week was filled with friends! Tuesday I met up with my UMass lover Erika and got to meet her beautiful daughter. We went to the zoo and got to see ALL THE ANIMALS!!! Saturday I went to the Brimfield Fair with Morgan, my best friend from home. We did a bunch of wedding crafting, met new friends, walked a ton and found a gorgeous wedding band