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December 7, 2015 | 4 Comments

An Honest Account of My First Trimester of Pregnancy

Learning how to listen to my body with regards to both exercise and nutrition are skills that will serve me well being pregnant.  I believe that strength training and healthy nutrition will not only help me throughout my pregnancy but also helped me to get pregnant in the first place. As it turns out I was pregnant at my wedding! Anthony and I had


May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kettlebell Bent Press How To + Favorite Reads!

For the past month we have broken down the kettlebell windmill and bent press so that it is accessible for all levels. In this weeks #tutorial Tuesday I shared the two major variations of the kettlebell bent press 🙂 ENJOY!   Handstands are one of my favorite bodyweight exercises and I have gotten much more comfortable with them over the years.


April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Relieve Upper Back Tension + Favorite Reads!

The last few months have been full of great kettlebell exercises. As you know, one of my favorite things to say is “Everything You Do, You Must Undo.” Upper back tension from sitting at your desk or exercise?!?!?!? Here is an amazing upper back release that drastically improves shoulder mobility courtesy of Jill Miller. Feel free to use


April 22, 2015 | 0 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


April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kettlebell Windmills + Favorite Fitness Reads!

In continuation with last weeks tutorial on the 1/2 kneeling windmill, this week we progress to the actual windmill.  Now that you have broken down what is going on in the lower body + the upper body in a half kneeling position, we can easily take this exercise to standing! Using your newly developed windmill skillz,  grab a #kettlebell and get your


April 4, 2015 | 1 Comments

Favorite Fitness Reads + THE BEST KETTLEBELL Exercise Variation You Aren’t Doing!

The kettlebell windmill is one of my all time favorite exercises. It fuses together my love for yoga and strength training in one beautiful exercise. (photo credit Jess McDougallCreative) Unfortunately, the more popular that the kettlebell has become, the more butchered (this exercise in particular) gets. I love me some Women’s Health, but this


March 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

HAPPINESS + Favorite Reads

Happy Sunday! This past week was chock full of fun: training clients, hiking with Tater, starting a new strength training block and attending my first ever gymnastics class! I want to emphasize just how important it is to find things that make you happy.  Oftentimes the things that end up making you the happiest can be inconvenient and even SCARY!!! As


March 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Travel Workouts + Favorite Reads

When you are on the road, you don’t need access to a gym or a bunch of fancy equipment to get your body feeling great.  Traveling can take a lot of you, as such, your workouts should give you energy as opposed to drain you. Instead of skipping movement all together, why not give one of my #smartstrength circuits a try?! Sure, you could do a


February 27, 2015 | 6 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 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Snowed-In Workouts and Favorite Reads!

Snowed in #fitfam?! Tag a friend and complete this #bodyweight #partner sesh! Lateral Skiiers-16, Downward Dog Pushup-8, Partner Hamstring Curls-8, Wheelbarrow leg Drops-16, Alternating Split #Squat Jumps-16. Perform in an I GO YOU GO fashion. Repeat for 4 rounds or 10-15 minutes! #picplaypost #progressnotperfection #smartstrength @mobility101 @kerimantie