Your Meal Plan is Failing You

“If someone could just tell me exactly what to eat…like, give me a meal plan. Then I could figure this whole food thing out.” I’ve been a personal trainer, group fitness instructor for over 10 years. I also hold a degree in Nutrition as well as a Holistic Health Coach certification. I could write you the most beautiful, flawless and … Read More

My Top 5 “Most Bang for Your Buck” Exercises

You know you don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get results… You know that short bursts of exercise can actually be more beneficial than those 60+ minute workouts that are so 2013… You know that if you want to get tight and toned you have to lift weights… But you might not know where to start! What … Read More

You Don’t Have to Love Your Body

There’s a huuuuge body positivity movement going on in the world right now and it seems to be all about self-acceptance and finding self-worth no matter what your body does, or doesn’t, look like. But I’d argue that reducing body love and body positivity down to only what our body looks like is missing the big picture, because how hard … Read More

Want Extreme Fat Loss Results? Do this…

ex·treme- ikˈstrēm adjective 1. reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.   I can’t tell you how many times clients have told me “I just feel like I need to do something extreme to get results.” And in some ways, maybe they’re right. Meaning, if they want rapid fat loss and quick results, extreme is the way to go. The … Read More

Want to stress less? Do this…

Lottttttts of people are telling me they’re feeling stressed right about now. There are presents to buy and wrap, parties to plan, food to make, packing and traveling to do…it’s a lot to deal with, and I can aboslutley see where the stress is coming from. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel some of it myself.  But … Read More

The Simplest Holiday Survival Hack You’ve Ever Seen

You’re hearing it all over the place… …”The average Thanksgiving day calorie consumption is over 7,000 calories!” …”Your 5k Turkey Trot will only burn off one slice of apple pie!” …”Want ¼ cup of gravy? That will cost you 50 burpees.” Instead of worrying about calories and what it’s going to take for you to burn those calories off, I … Read More

3 Old School Fat Loss Tips That Still Work

  Prefer video as opposed to reading??  Click HERE to watch my Facebook Live on this exact topic!   The Master Cleanse, The Cabbage Soup Diet, The Grapefruit Diet…we know them, we’ve probably tried them and we know they just don’t work. But some old school methods actually do work. Meal prepping, measuring our food and tracking our food are actually still … Read More

Ladies Who Lift: Fueled Physique Edition

Just a reminder that STRENGTH SCHOOL is open for enrollment for one more week! The program kicks off on Monday, October 9th, so grab your spot right now by clicking the button below! I’ve trained and coached literally hundreds of women over the past ten year in the fitness industry. The majority of those women did not want to strength train- they … Read More

You have a goal. Cool. But Can You Actually Achieve It?

The answer: It all depends on your thoughts about it. The quote “whether you think you can or you can not, you are right” is SO spot on. So was R.Kelly when he sang “if I just believe it, there’s nothing to iiiiiiiit!” in I Believe I Can Fly- you know, that monster hit from Space Jam? Of course you … Read More

You Are NOT What You Eat.

“You are what you eat.” The saying has been around forever and it’s not the saying itself that I have a problem with, it’s how we use it. Like when you’re standing in line at Dunkin Donuts and you hear this convo between two friends: Girl #1: “I really wants a chocolate donut” Girl #2: Scoffs and says “Well…you are … Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Revamp Part 3: Get Your Mind Right

If case you missed Healthy Lifestyle Revamp Part 1: Kitchen Update, click HERE If you missed Healthy Living Revamp Part 2: Fitness Shake Up , click HERE ************************************************** I have had countless women come to me and say “I want to lose weight and I know what to do but I just can’t stick with it. I do so well … Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Revamp Part 2: Fitness Shake Up

Did you miss Part 1 of this series? Check out how to revamp your nutrition and kitchen to reach your health and fat loss goals plus two free downloads HERE. ******************** Would you believe me if I told you that all you really need to improve your fitness levels and change your body was 20-25 minutes of exercis 5 days per … Read More

What Does it Take to Get Toned?

I’ve been a personal trainer for almost 10 years and I’ve talked to literally hundreds of women who want to tone their arms/legs/abs/every other body part. I love when women say this to me because while they might not know it, what they’re actually saying is they want to build some muscle (yay!) as well as lose fat. Because being … Read More

3 Fitness and Nutrition Lies You Need to Stop Telling Yourself

You want to lose weight.  And every week you tell yourself “THIS is the week!” You’re going to get to the gym, stock up on healthy groceries, plan your meals, and maybe even buy a new workout shirt to really motivate yourself.  The first few days go great.  You get up and workout, cook a healthy breakfast and eat a … Read More

How to Get a Summer Body That Lasts Long After Summer is Over

The internet is running rampant with “get your summer body!” posts.  And while I detest the idea of a getting a “summer body” (or any body, really) through the quick fix diets which always seem to accompany that title, I can appreciate and be sensitive to the fact that we want to feel good and look good when the layers of clothes … Read More

3 Tips for Getting Better Results in Less Time

You want amazing results but you don’t want to spend forever in the gym, right? Well I have good news for you ? Gone are the days of jogging on the treadmill in the “fat burning zone” for an hour.  Gone are the days of lifting for 90 minutes to get some definition and strength.  Gone are the days where a … Read More

Hate Working Out? You Can Still Get Fit. Here’s How…

  Even as a personal trainer and exercise junky myself, I’m cool with the fact that exercise isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do.  I know that we’re all busy, we have lots to juggle and we can sometimes struggle with getting to the gym.  I struggle with it too sometimes. But before I even get into all the ways you … Read More

5 Dangerous Effects of Quick Fix Diets

Last week I was chatting with my client who wants to get leaner, tighten up and lose a bit of fat.  Cool. Nothing new and nothing I’m not used to hearing.  What sort of surprised me, though, was her saying “I mean, I’m 32 years old.  I’m probably going to have to do something pretty radical if I want to … Read More

3 Tips to Stop Overeating that are Actually Useful

Is it just me or does anyone else roll their eyes when they’re told to drink herbal tea instead of eating something sweet at night? Or paint your nails so you don’t snack? While I do think those things are perfectly fine to do if they’re things you actually enjoy, they’re really just a Band-Aid for bingeing/overeating and don’t actually help solve … Read More

Should You Do a Sugar Detox?

I’ve tried it, chances are you’ve tried it, lots of my friends, family and clients have tried it, and it sounds like a great idea because if we cut out all sugar, we’ll never have to worry about eating too much chocolate, we’ll become more aware of what’s in our food by reading labels (they add sugar to bread now, FYI), we … Read More

There’s No Room for Self-Doubt When it Comes to Reaching Your Goals.

You’ve been trying to lose weight for what seems like forever.  You hit your stride then BAM! Self-sabotage. After lots of anger, some tears, and a few bingeing episodes, you go back to square one vowin that this time it will stick. You’re sick and tired of “falling off the wagon” and you have to get a grip on the … Read More

How I Ditched My Binge Eating Behavior For GOOD.

A few years ago I was a serious binger.  This isn’t a secret and it’s something I talk about a lot, but I’m about the get super real and very transparent with you about it here.  It wasn’t an easy behavior to change and I certainly had my share of slip-ups and shed a few thousands tears about it. The … Read More

When Your Routine Gets Thrown Off, It Doesn’t Mean Your Goals Go Out the Window

Vacations, sick days, having friends in town, snow days, office/holidy/birthday parties, eating out. All these things can throw off our normal routines.  We’re creatures of habit.  We’re comfortable sticking to our usual routine, taking our usual classes at the gym, eating our own food, sleeping in our own bed, waking up, starting our day and running on a schedule. When … Read More

5 ways to make a comeback after a setback

Have you ever heard of any super successful person who hadn’t had a major setback or two on the way to the top? My guess is no. > Oprah was fired from her first television broadcasting job. > Walt Disney was once told that he lacked imagination and had no good ideas. > Michael Jordan was cut from his Varsity … Read More

4 Reasons to Stop Counting Calories and 2 Simple Things to do Instead

So how much do calories matter when we want to lose weight? Short answer: A lot. But the good news is you can still lose weight without counting a single calorie. But first, what makes calories so important? When the goal is weight loss, the only absolute requirement is a caloric deficit.  That means we want to burn more calories … Read More

The 3 P’s of Fat Loss

If you’ve ready any of my past blogs about fat loss, you know that I’m not a fan of meal plans or diets that don’t come customized for an individual. I’m the kind of coach that gets to know my clients on a deep level because the only way I can actually help them long-term. I need to know their thought patterns, hang-ups and barriers … Read More

Yes! You really CAN eat whatever you want and still lose fat.

If I could banish one word from my clients’ vocabulary it would be the word “bad” in reference to food, how they ate or how they feel about what they ate. “I ate so much bad food this weekend.” “I ate a few cookies and had a glass of wine. It was definitely a binge and it was so bad.” … Read More

3 things you need to lose weight that the diet industry can’t sell you

How much money have you spent on diets and meal plans throughout your life?   How often have you been disappointed by the lack of results, especially long-term results?   Maybe more importantly, how much time and stress has dieting cost you?   The diet industry is a billion dollar industry for a reason.  There are hundreds of thousands of … Read More

32 Things I’ve Learned in my 32 Years

This week marks my 32nd year and I have to say, so far my 30s are freaking amazing.  I don’t think you could pay me to go back to my 20s…I’m just having too much fun 🙂  Here’s a short, fun list of 32 things I’ve learned in my 32 years (and most I’m still working on): 1.Learn to be by … Read More