Most training programs I see these days focus mainly on exercise selection. Exercise selection is key when it comes to a thorough and successful program. Progressing a client through a program is a bit of an art form. It takes experience, and lots of trial and error to figure out …Read More >
There is a difference between training core muscles to help improve overall strength and training to get six-pack abs. I want to address this difference and provide you with three of the best core exercises for overall human performance.Read More >
I had the honor of asking my friend and fellow SFG (StrongFirst) Kettlebell instructor, Karen Smith, some questions about her fitness journey, her current training routine, how she got started with Kettlebells, and what keeps her coming back to the gym for more. With the upcoming launch of my own …Read More >
This past weekend I had the pleasure of hosting an event called the Seattle Ignited Women Project.
One of the questions I continue to get about creating the event, was “WHY? Why this event? Why now?” (along with the obligatory head cocked to the side, and “that’s so much work!”)
And my answer may surprise you (or it may not)…
Especially Reason #6.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) allows you to dial in exactly what is going on with your body on a daily basis and helps guide your training process over the long term as well. It’s a tool to give you insight into your body’s response to stress, which goes way beyond the physical implications.Read More >
Motivation is a mindset skill that when used effectively can shift your life for the better. Positive thoughts lead to positive results. Here are 5 ways to help you stay motivated, move past your fears, and help accomplish your goals.Read More >
I love lifting and lashes. I like feeling feminine and powerful. I embrace both and think it’s important to recognize when we tend to shy away from owning these different pieces of ourselves because we think they are in direct conflict with one another.Read More >
Everyone knows building good habits has a positive effect on your life. So why don’t more of us adopt healthier habits? I think it’s because we get stuck in a narrative we have told ourselves for years. Self-limiting narratives that when gone unchecked, can become devastating to our progress, our confidence, and our ability to achieve the goals we set. It starts with the habits we build.Read More >
In the past, I would have criticized my body and promised myself an endless amount of cardio and a limited amount of calories to be able to wear the bikinis I was buying. Not fun (nor healthy)…
I think this entire Bikini and Summer Body sales job is just another way to shame women into hating their bodies and making us feel like we need all the quick fixes to feel worthy to wear a bikini. I’m calling Bullshit on the whole thing, and I think you should too.
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