MindsetStrategies & Systems

4 Steps to Build Will Power

Willpower is a fragile thing. Subjected to stress, sleep deprivation, or simple visual triggers, it disappears and our goals suffer in the face of reality. You too have likely experienced this, along with a subsequent dose of guilt— a meltdown from your child turns into a glass of wine (or two or three) after bedtime, a late-night pint of Ben…
October 27, 2020
Nutrition

Unlock The Secret Weight-Loss Weapon Here

When it comes to fitness and weight loss, it’s true that there’s no magic pill, easy fix, or effortless way to get the body you want.  But here’s the good news — I’m happy to tell you that there IS one simple change you can make in your daily life that is almost guaranteed to help you drop pounds.  Here…
October 15, 2020
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How I Lost Weight After Twins

Growing up, I was overweight and self-conscious about my body. My brother often teased me, as brothers do. His favorite nickname for me was “Ms. Piggy.” I remember drowning my worries and fears in ice cream and jelly donuts that my grandparents often provided on the weekends. It wasn’t until middle school, that I felt the most uncomfortable about my…
October 11, 2020
Self-CareWeight Loss

Warning: Motivation inside—One Mom’s Self-Care Story

This blog post is longer than I normally write, but I’m sharing intimate details that I know you will relate to. So please take a deep breath, grab some water and spend a few minutes connecting with this story. A client of mine, who I’ll call Jane to protect her privacy, is a kind-hearted, dedicated, lovable, successful, 40-year-old mama of…
September 27, 2020
Fitness TipsPrenatal

4 Myths About Prenatal Exercise

There is an abundance of conflicting information about exercising during pregnancy. I’m here to bust the misconceptions and share the facts about prenatal exercise. Here are the top four misconceptions I commonly hear from clients regarding prenatal exercise:   1. Keep your heart rate UNDER 140bpm while exercising There ONCE was a guideline–in 1984–from the American Congress of Obstetricians and…
August 8, 2020
PostnatalWomens Health

Diastasis Recti: What You Need To Know

Every 6 weeks or so I have the privilege of meeting a group of new moms inside AMC's Postnatal Recovery class. These new—1st, 2nd, 3rd time— moms come to class with a list of questions about their postpartum bodies. The most common question I get asked is about an abdominal wall separation, also known as diastasis recti. This blog is…
August 3, 2020
Fitness TipsPostnatal

4 Tips to Jumpstart Your Workout Routine

I get it– every excuse you're using to push your fitness to the bottom of your priority list you're using. "I'm too busy. I have 100 other things to do. The gyms are closed. I don't have enough room in my house. I feel guilty exercising when I should be doing _______ (fill in any task). We all know that…
June 26, 2020
Mom Moments

25 Random Facts About Me

As a trainer, it’s a job perk that I get to spend quality time with so many like-minded mamas! I've had the opportunity to learn about their fitness journeys and the pleasure to get to know many on a personal level—making some dear friends over the years. So I thought I'd share a little bit more about myself. Here are…
June 15, 2020
Weight Loss

10 Ways to Transform Your Body Immediately

Train your environment and your habits will follow. Just about everyone wants to change something about their body—tone up, lose weight, get stronger, eat healthier. Changing how you think is hard. Changing your environment isn’t. By training your environment, your habits follow. Here are 10 strategies that’ll help you you improve your lifestyle and transform your body, no willpower (or gym…
May 20, 2020
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7 Simple Self-Care Tips for Moms

As a mom, you probably never put yourself first, and oh my— with our current pandemic self-care may have taken a complete back seat. But practicing self-care is more important now than ever. Taking care of yourself will better equip you to manage the demands of daily, shelter-in-place, life. And let's be honest, when you’re happier and healthy, your family…
April 21, 2020
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5 Tips to Get Fit with Good Stroller Form

A stroller walk, or a run is an excellent workout for moms — and important to execute with good form. Poor stroller form can lead to more aches and pains and cause you to fatigue more quickly. At Active Moms' Club I coach moms to stand tall and walk like they have a mini-skirt on. Why? Because walking with a pretend…
April 4, 2020
Fitness TipsSelf-Care

3 Ways to Make Fitness & Nutrition Habits Stick

I’ll resume healthy eating and working out after my vacation… once the baby is born… after my child’s birthday week… tomorrow… Monday. Does this sound familiar? With everything going on in your life right now, it might seem inevitable that you’ll miss workouts, make unhealthy food choices and – ultimately – fail in your goal to becoming a healthier, happier…
February 18, 2020
Fitness Tips

My Favorite 5-Minute Workout

When it comes to challenging workouts, I need accountability to be efficient and to push myself out of my comfort zone. Yep, it is true... even personal trainers need support and encouragement. My first form of accountability is my workout partner, Sarah. The next best thing to Sarah is the timer on my phone! Favorite At-Home or Gym Workout  One of…
February 10, 2020
Fitness TipsPostnatal

New Momma Wrist Pain

New moms experience all different types of aches and pains as they care for their little ones. While often unexpected- pain in the wrist, hand and thumb-are very common for new moms. Pain or ache in the wrist and hand come from repetitive lifting of the newborn, holding the head while nursing, carrying the car seat, and repetitive twisting of…
December 8, 2019
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My 5 Favorite Ab Exercises That Are NOT Crunches

Crunches🚫. If you ever participated in one of AMC's classes, you know that I don't like the "crunch". Most people don't do them correctly. And by incorrectly, I mean ab muscles usually get pushed outward (instead of being drawn in by engaging deepest abdominal muscles), the neck is flexed forward with chin cranked into chest (rather than head aligned with spine).…
November 18, 2019