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February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

8 Smart Strength Fitness Hack For Getting Strong

Are you looking to shake up your fitness routine? I now have 3 “DO IT YOURSELF” programs that can be started at anytime. Today I will be sharing my 8 Smart Strength Fitness Hacks for getting STRONG AF! The gym can be an intimidating place when you don’t have a ton of experience with strength training. The sweaty grunting “bros” end


February 3, 2018 | 3 Comments

Every Pregnancy Is Different

You may have heard people say “every pregnancy is different; “ if you know anything about me I am stubborn as all hell and ALWAYS have to learn things on my own before I believe anything people say. When I was pregnant with Julia I had 24/7 “morning sickness” my entire pregnancy. Puking multiple times daily I lived on SLEEP, BREAD, CHEESE and


March 2, 2017 | 5 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 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 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


July 11, 2015 | 3 Comments

TOP 5 TIPS FOR GETTING LEAN THE RIGHT WAY

  IF SOMEONE OFFERS YOU A MEAL PLAN… RUN. The first time I ever got LEAN LEAN was off of a meal plan. Granted I learned a lot. Protein is king, veggies are paramount and carbs on workout days are necessary for fat loss. Meal frequency should always depend on the individual, don’t automatically place yourself in a 6-7 meals a day box. In my


April 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Top 3 Ways to Measure Fat Loss Progress

I am a female and I have been a trainer in the Boston area for a decade. I have trained THOUSANDS of women. The majority of women that come through my studio doors are eating too little, exercising too much and hung the fuck up on their weight – a number that no one in their right mind ACTUALLY cares about. It is high time that women end the


February 27, 2015 | 9 Comments

Female Fat Loss Hierarchy

I LOVE “The Hierarchy of Fat Loss” by Alwyn Cosgrove, written in 2007 (Wow, I am really dating myself now). But in all seriousness, it is still such an amazing article and I still share it with clients to this day. Why? Because it addresses the number one complaint amongst people who are looking to lose fat: “I don’t have time”. Cosgrove made


February 6, 2015 | 1 Comments

Female Strength Fundamentals: Setting Initial Goals

 Why Strength Training? 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


September 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

Skip the Sit-Ups and Try These 4 Core Exercises

Two days during the week, I teach Strength at South Boston Yoga, a 60-minute group workout class that incorporates kettlebell squats, overhead presses, lunging variations + pull-ups. I very rarely, oh wait, dare I say NEVER incorporate sit-ups and sometimes receive feedback that people are genuinely disappointed they haven’t “worked their