Fitness

3 Unexpected Ways You’re Getting Hurt at the Gym

You know that nagging injury you got, but you have no idea how? You might chalk it up to sleeping wrong, or getting old, or maybe it was during that intense fitness class you took last week. Or maybe, it’s from one of these 3 unexpected ways you’re getting hurt at the gym. For the

Online Fitcamp

Fitcamp Launching Monday, May 2

Most of us want to live healthy lives, but it’s a concern of time and/or money. Maybe you’ve tried quick fixes or diet plans before, and felt like a failure when you couldn’t maintain your weight loss beyond a short period of time. Long-lasting results don’t come from quick fixes though. It is my goal to help

Healthy Living

Utilizing Instagram in Your Health Journey

Recent studies have shown that sharing your health goals on social media, especially Instagram, can help you create accountability and be more successful in achieving your goals. When you’re accountable to only yourself, you may be more likely to lose motivation. Here are some ways to utilize Instagram in your Health Journey 1. Create a new

Fitness

BMI Scale is a Joke.

The BMI Scale is a joke. It has inaccurately mislabeled Americans for decades, and now science is finally catching up to what many of us fitness professional have said for so long: it is a greatly flawed assessment of health. Last week, LA Times reporter, Amina Kahn, wrote “a new study from UCLA finds that some

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FREE One Week Preview of Fitcamp

I am so excited to announce a one week FREE preview into my Love Yourself Towards Healthy Fitcamp! In our society, we have put too much emphasis on the scale, and have somehow made “thinness” a synonym to “beautiful.” And that’s not true at all! You are beautiful at any size. I intentionally make my programs

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Online Fitcamp Coming January 18th!

Does holiday weight gain have you feeling out-of-control and unbalanced? Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to take care of your family, responsibilities, and yourself? Is getting to a gym difficult, too expensive, or are you overwhelmed by group classes and cardio equipment? I completely understand. As women, it is exhausting trying to do

Fit Tip Friday

Fit Tip Friday: Try Every Class 3 Times

I’m keeping today’s tip short and simple! Try every fitness class a minimum of 3 times. The first time is to see what the class is all about; the second time is to get over your mental baggage to see what your body can really do; and the third time is to take the mental

Fit Tip Friday

Fit Tip Friday: Building Balance

Happy Friday guys! Today’s Fit Tip was inspired by the BodyFlow class I taught this morning. If you don’t know, BodyFlow is a hybrid of tai chi, yoga, and Pilates set to beautiful, contemporary music by artists like the Broods, Ingrid Michaelson, Maroon 5, Sia, and George Ezra to name a few featured on recent

Fit Tip Friday

FFF: Don’t Be Afraid of Rest Days

Happy Friday!! Today’s Fit Tip Friday was inspired by me being sick all week with some weird chest cold that’s making me sound like an 80 yr old smoker. It’s also been draining my energy and making me a bit dizzy at times, and so I’ve been—gasp!—skipping my usual workouts. And guess what? That’s okay!

Fitness

What “I Want To Get Back In Shape” Really…

One of the coolest things about growing up is seeing how your friends turn out. Luckily, the majority of my friends were all good, smart kids, and so it’s no surprise to me that they’ve all been quite successful in life. One of those friends, I’m proud to say, is now the owner and founder

Healthy Living

PFK Series 1: Sample Meal Plan

I am excited to team up with Produce for Kids and their healthy eating-focused campaign with ACME Markets that will raise funds for local Feeding America food banks, including the Food Bank of Delaware, Food Bank of South Jersey, and Philabundance. The Produce for Kids campaign offers ACME shopper in-store and online meal solutions, recipes, and

Fitness

Re-Igniting Motivation

I’ve been thinking about motivation a lot lately. Mostly because I’m lacking it. Do you ever have days where life feels like one big obstacle course? Maybe it’s just par for the course when you’re in the throws of raising little ones, but distracted is way too common a feeling I have right now and I

Fitness

Officially ACE Fitness Certified!

I am so excited to announce that I am officially a nationally certified group fitness instructor through the American Council on Exercise! I have been studying for the past 3.5 months and I just passed the board exam this afternoon. By adding this certification to my existing massage therapy license, I am intentionally adding more

Fitness

Online Motivation

Last week I decided to take the Tone It Up (TIU) challenge of 150 miles by Summer. TIU’s unique approach (which I love and appreciate so much) is that the mileage is not just calculated by running miles alone. Instead, the challenge honors 10 minutes of heart-thumping cardio exercise as 1 mile. For a Zumba junkie like me, this

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Fit Tip: Ab Crunches

Did you know…the best form for crunches is with your heels lifted? It takes the stress off your hip flexors and ensures your abs are truly doing all the work!

Fitness

Product Review: Polar FT4

For anyone who follows me on Instagram (@belowthefork), you know that one of the ways I keep myself accountable is by frequently posting photos of the end screen of my Polar FT4 watch after a workout, touting the length of my workout session and the calorie burn. I’m often asked about it, so I thought

Fitness

Sweat is…

I saw this quote on Twitter the other night and thought it was hilarious—and true! LOVE IT!!! Using the iPhone app, Over, I used an up-close shot of my yoga pants as a background and reworded it slightly. 

Fitness

Importance of Daily Stretching

I see a wide variety of massage clients: triathletes, stressed out corporate workers with no time to exercise (aka my old self!), MS and arthritis sufferers, men who only exercise during golf season, student athletes, stay-at-home moms, and everyone in between. I give them all the same advice though—stretch EVERY single day, if not multiple

Fitness

250 Miles for the Year!

I began running at the end of March to prepare for my first 5K in mid-April. I started with the “Ease into 5K” iPhone app and was initially “running” 14:07 miles. It took till Week 4 Day 3 to reach a respectable 11:09 pace for a 5K run and on May 14th I ran 4