The old adage that women who are pregnant should kick back with their feet up is certainly outdated. WebMD states, “In the not-so-distant past, women were urged to cut down on or even avoid exercise during pregnancy. Today we know differently. Not only is it OK to participate in fitness activities during pregnancy, doing so can have a positive impact on both baby and mom.” Granted, if you’ve never exercised a day in your life and you become pregnant then suddenly decide to dive in, there are certainly precautions you should take. Of course, talk to you doctor.

Is Fear Holding You Back?

It’s not unusual for fear to keep us from trying new exercise classes or physical challenges.  If you find that you are avoiding a new activity because you think you won’t measure up, the only way out is through.  Sign up for the activity, put the date and time in your calendar and get your butt out the door.  No excuses!

Move A Little More Everyday

Most women are not happy with the image that stares back at them in the mirror.  We have all heard the complaints, I need to lose ten lbs, I wish my stomach was flatter, why are my hips so big and that is within our own minds and does not count the thousands of conversations that take place among girlfriends across the country every day.But for many, it is not just 10 lbs in fact, they are a part of the obesity epidemic that is crippling the health and wellness of our nation. I know I was one of these statistics at 310lbs.

Quick and Sweet Cupcakes

A quick healthy option for making cupcakes for when your short on time and want a little healthier treat. I make various varieties depending on the event and who they're for-->Cupcakes are portion controlled and are a great fix for a sweet tooth...just don't eat too many :) Quick and Sweet Yogurt Cupcakes ingredients:1 cake box mix --your choice!1 16oz cup of non-fat vanilla greek yogurt1 cup water 

Working Out While on the Road


Boot camp

Awesome job on Tuesday to all boot camp attendees!!   Hope everyone enjoyed the workout.  Be sure to read my weekly fit tips on my website.  keep up the good work!!

National Posture Institute Exhibiting Today at the Club Industry Conference in Las Vegas

If you are attending the Club Industry conference in Las Vegas this week, feel free to stop by the National Posture Institute-NPI Booth 316! We would love to see you! 

Proud of my fitness participants

Yesterday was a pretty rough day, physically, for me.  As a group exercise instructor teaching a good number of classes a week and contending with fibromyalgia symptoms seems so incompatible.  I worked with them during our stretch portion which benefited me but just demonstrated bits and pieces during the sculpting portion.  One of the keys to geting "excited" about working out is the warm-up, I think, because it sets the tone for the rest of the class.  The class did PHENOMENAL doing a warm-up that I cued and I could tell they were giving it their all.&nb
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