Conference Blogs

Day One Project DotFIT

I am officially a DotFIT sponsored athlete as of yesterday!  I am totally excited, as I used some of the products last year to help me get ready for my first figure competitions.  I primarily used the DotFIT Whey Smooth protein, but I also used the DotFIT me program to log my food, in tandem with the Exerspy to log caloric burn, to keep me on track!I am taking the following DotFIT products:Whey Smooth Vanilla CremeSuperior AntioxidantMuscle Defender: L-GlutamineRecover and BuildAmino Boost XXLNO7 RAGE 

Life is Like a Heavy Rope (and Other Observations)

I start looking forward to IDEA Personal Trainer Institute around November when all the holiday hub bub starts. I am not a fan of the holidays, but this event is like Christmas to me and it's one gift after another--continuing education, networking, a break from routine and play. After enjoying a nice, full day of the conference I can definitely say I am like a kid who got exactly what she wanted for "Christmas." The key must have been unlocking the power of my psoas first thing this morning in Sue Hitzmann's session by the same name.

10 days

10 days to Go!! warm up 5 min on r-bike incline press machine, sets of 10 65 80 100Bench 95x10 115x10 135x6 115x10Cable flys 40x10 50x10 60x10tricep extensions 50#x10x3Tricep machines 3 different a set or 2 of eachTricep push downs Don't know the weights just numbers 13x10 15x10 17x10x2

ACSM: Leading the Way

   For those not familiar with the ACSM, they are the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.  ACSM’s mission?  To promote and integrate scientific research, education and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life.  Through ACSM’s body of research and position stands we are given the standards all Health and Fitness Professionals follow, including recommendations set forth by the CDC.

11 days to Go!!

11 days to go...Holy cow!! we are at the halfway point of our 21 days!! I certainly hope you are progressing nicely and having small victories daily towards breaking and making your habits. Staying engaged and focused is vital- be sure to check in and update us on your progress in the rally room.Today's post is located here:

Don't Limit Me!!!

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma--which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs  Be progressive in how you manage time, make time for self today!

Enjoy a winter break

We are mid-session in the year's first hoopdance class, with 3 remaining. Classes are viewable at However, the dance studio is having its winter break the week of February 20, so I will not be holding class that week -- no class 20th and no class the 22nd -- unless hoopers are wanting to come anyway, in which case I will set up an arrangement with the studio owner. Thank you!

Pilates Mat work - Partner required

This month I like to start out with a little segment which was filmed at Core Studios Inc. in Bethesda starring the wonderful runners of "Run Farther and Faster" (check out their blog) After their very cold morning run they joined me at the studio for Pilates Mat work - todays twist "Partner required".

Chocolate Overload?

Alright, now that Valentine's Day is over (and it was wonderful), let's get down to business and work off all those extra champagne and chocolate calories! Today is lunges, squats, pushups and abs, abs, abs!! Just do it.

Cinch Inspiration Tips: Goal Setting

Setting realistic goals is an essential part of losing weight. Goals help you know what you want from your weight loss journey, where you are going, and what you are willing to do to get there.Goal setting is accomplished through these three steps: