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

Fitness

Naptime Pilates #FitTipFriday

Naptime is the best time to sneak some fitness in, am I right mamas?! And Pilates is one of the best methods of exercise to tighten and tone in a small space with no equipment. As I’m getting ready to launch another round of my Love Yourself Towards Healthy Online Fitcamp on Monday, May 2nd, I’m filming

Inspiration

Confidence

Confidence. It can be the difference between seizing an opportunity, or missing an opportunity. For me, confidence has been the difference between staying in Corporate America in a job that made me miserable and leaving to become a stay-at-home-mom. And the difference between having a piece of paper in my hand that said I was certified

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

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

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Review: Sweaty Bands Headbands

I have a very love/hate relationship with headbands. I want to love them, and have found several cute ones over the years, but they either squeeze my head so tight that I end up with an excruciating headache, or they slip back and become a serious distraction in the midst of a workout. Raise your

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

Accountability

Forward Focus

I’m done wallowing in frustration and disappointment that my body failed to carry our third child. I considered writing a big, long blog post about that, but I’m not going to do it. No words exist to properly explain it to someone who has never been through it and anyone who has suffered a miscarriage

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

Product Review: MyYogaWorks.com

My parents have officially moved 1,000 miles away—to say I am heart-broken would be an understatement. The drawn out anticipation leading up to this move and then the actual move itself has left me so drained. I’ve been desperately trying to stay centered and grounded, and ironically, last week I received a free 6-month subscription to

Product Review

Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer

As a Sweat Pink ambassador I have the good fortune of occasionally receiving free product samples to review. I was luckily chosen to be part of the Vega Sport Fuel Your Better campaign, and the products I have received are no less than AMAZING—particularly the Recovery Protein Bar, which I will review at a later

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

Fitness

Getting ACE Certified!

I’m so excited to announce that I’m working towards becoming a nationally certified group fitness instructor! After debating between a few NCAA accredited organizations, I chose the American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness) for it’s curriculum, offerings, support, and reputation. After taking (and passing!) the board exam to become a fitness professional, my goal is

Fitness

3 Times the Charm!

On Monday, I took a Les Mills BodyPump class for the first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but a couple of my friends always rave about it, and it aligns with my postpartum fitness goals of increasing strength, stamina, and muscle tone, so I finally got the courage to try it. In just one

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

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

Fitness

Just Move.

At the gym the other night, I spotted a man on a recumbent bike wearing Crocs. My immediate reaction was to mentally judge him for his questionable selection of footwear, but then I thought of all the other people wearing their Crocs while sitting on the couch watching must-see TV.  It was 8:15 on a

Fitness

Planning for the Week Ahead

My husband is currently training for the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in September (follow his journey on Twitter: @marshalloram). This means he’s deep into a rigorous training schedule designed by professional triathletes and marathoners who know the right variations of mileage leading up to the big race day. For weeks he’s been waking