November 27, 2019
Thanksgiving... a time to gather with friends and family, walk/run a Turkey Trot, eat scrumptious food, watch some football, play some games, partake in old traditions and make new ones. Also a time when we can get so far in our head about our food decisions that we create a stress mess. Let's approach our holiday meals with gratitude, compassion and confidence.
September 30, 2019
Even if the leaves aren’t changing where you are and the air isn’t cooling yet, there is most definitely pumpkin everything, everywhere… Pumpkin bars and pancakes and pies.
September 15, 2019
Two weeks ago I realized the harvest moon was coming up. But not just any harvest moon. Friday the 13th harvest moon. The first one since 2000 and the last one until 2049. In an effort to get the members of gym (and community) adventuring outside more, I saw this as a perfect opportunity.
August 27, 2019
If you know me, you know I’m a doer… a go-getter… a dive-in-head-first kinda chick. I like to have a goal and make it happen. As a result, on the outside, it may look like I have my shit together. But really, I’m letting the cat out of the bag… most of the time, I have little idea what I’m getting into at first, I just start and learn as I go.
August 4, 2019
The Wild Women
Really? My second long weekend in a row up in the Colorado high country with a bunch of badass women…how did I get so lucky? Here's the run down on our latest adventure.
July 25, 2019
The Wild Women
What do you get when a mom, two sets of sisters and best friends meet up in a remote cabin for 3 1/2 days?… Lots of laughs and a damn good time.
January 15, 2019
The Wild Women
For our winter trip to Lassen National Forest I envisioned women gracefully gliding on cross country skis through the fields of Child’s Meadow and feeling the fluff of freshly fallen snow under their snow shoes as we hiked up Brokeoff Mountain. Then we would cuddle up by a cozy fire and learn and laugh and grow together. Well… it went something like that…
October 3, 2018
The Wild Women
Grab a hot cup of tea/coffee, curl up in a blankey and get comfy… I’ve got a story for you. It’s long, but worth it. If you weren’t there, you’re going to wish you were.
July 10, 2018
Have you ever bent down to pick up a bag of groceries or pick up a small child or how about weed your garden? I feel pretty confident in saying that you do those things, or a similar movement, several times a day. Congratulations! You are doing one of the movement basics on a regular basis. Those motions where you shoot your hips back and bend at your waist, are called hinging movement. In the gym these translate to deadlifts.
July 2, 2018
The Wild Women
I never know what to expect going into one of these powerful weekends, but the amount of energy, empowerment, and growth that the WILD Sierra Buttes weekend provided has left me speechless. If I had to pick one word for this adventure, it would be healing.
June 11, 2018
Pull-ups are a classic body weight exercise that can be done almost anywhere. They are a great test for upper body strength, core strength and even keeps us honest with our body weight. Let's dive into the why's, what's and how's of pullups.
May 7, 2018
I get it, squatting all the weight feels cool, looks cool and gives you bragging rights to your fellow gym rats. But, in my opinion, unilateral (single leg) squats are exponentially more important than bilateral (two legs) in most training programs. Here's why.
May 4, 2018
Vertical presses are great exercises to strengthen and help stabilize the shoulder. However, not everyone should do them...yet. Keep reading to find out how, why and if you or your clients even should be vertical pressing.
April 30, 2018
We spend most of our day in front of us. Hands on keyboards. Eyes looking forward and down at phones. Hands on the steering wheel. Cooking dinner, washing dishes, shaking hands, holding babies, shoveling, hammering, mowing, putting on makeup, oh my freakin’ goodness… almost everything. Then we go into the gym hit some bench press, some push-ups, maybe jump on the bike and again just reinforce the same position. We can try to be conscious of our posture while doing all the activities, but, while it’s incredibly important to be aware of our posture, we also need to strengthen the opposing muscles. That is where horizontal pulling comes in.
April 23, 2018
Push-ups are one of those exercises that most people do… or at least try to do… if they are in any sort of basic fitness program at all. This is a good thing because push-ups are pretty much awesome for you… when performed properly. Here’s what makes them so awesome.
April 18, 2018
Your house is officially decluttered. Yippy! It’s so freeing, isn’t it?! Now comes the real challenge, how do you keep it that way? If you implement these 6 habits in your life, you have a fighting chance to keep your physical space organized and free of extra stuff.
March 12, 2018
I am not an expert declutter-er. I am not the tidiest person in the whole world. And I am not pretending to be. But, I thoroughly love getting rid of things. In this blog series, I am going to take you through my strategy of decluttering my physical belongings in hopes that you take something away (pun intended) or even join along in the fun.
February 19, 2018
We compare ourselves to others and others to ourselves and others to others. We are creatures of comparison. If you think you don’t, I encourage you to go sit in a public place and be present with your thoughts as people pass by. We do this all the time. But how do we stop the cycle?
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