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
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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
Self-CareWeight Loss

1 Proven Way To Get In Shape: A Mama’s Success Story

A client of mine who I’ll call Anna (she prefers that I don’t use her real name) is a successful, loving, dedicated mom. As a mother to both a toddler and a newborn, Anna was struggling. She was working full-time, caring for a clingy, attention-seeking 2-year-old and meeting the non-stop demands of an infant. She felt like she was constantly…
October 2, 2019
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4 Proven Perks to Keep You Moving

We all know that regular exercise boosts the health of people young and old. But what types are most effective? And what are the real benefits? In November of last year, the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee released their recommendations on how exercise should be incorporated into the daily lives of Americans. Below are a few key takeaways that I…
July 10, 2019
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3 Killer Glute Exercises That You Need

Let me introduce you to your gluteus medius. This very important muscle needs a little extra love postpartum. The glute medius is the pedestal upon which your pelvis rests. It is a major player in pelvis stability and your ability to balance—and everyone needs help balancing, even if you are not a ballerina. Every time you walk or run, you…
May 8, 2019
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What You Should Know About Postpartum Pain & Childbirth Injuries

A new, nine-week postpartum client expressed to me that she feels heaviness in her pelvis. She already had her six week follow-up visit—receiving permission to resume all regular activities and exercise—and her obstetrician said her discomfort was 'normal' and to give her body time to heal. Sounds counterproductive right? She assumed this is typical postpartum discomfort, that's what the doctor said...and…
January 20, 2019
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My Top 5 Highlights 2018

Like many of you, I've been reflecting on 2018. I've been very fortunate. My year was filled with good health for myself and my family. Professionally, my business as a personal trainer—and now nutrition coach—is thriving and it enables me to have a desirable balance of work and family time. I am truly grateful for all that I have, and all…
December 17, 2018
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My Favorite 10-Minute Workout to Torch Body Fat

As a mom we are pressed for time. The good news—studies show a mini workout session provides physical and emotional benefits. With just 10-minutes a day you can break a sweat, rev up your heart rate and blast some body fat. By the end of the week you'll have more activity that you may have not done otherwise. #winning! This…
November 26, 2018
PrenatalWomens Health

How To Prepare Your Body For Childbirth

Childbirth is the most challenging athletic event most women will ever experience. If we do little to prepare the body for the immediate physical tests of motherhood, we often suffer from a postpartum recovery that is dominated by low back and mid back pain, hip and pelvis instability, pelvic floor weakness, lack of energy or depression. Preparing your body physically…
October 19, 2018
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Your Body After Baby & Exercise

The conception and birth of a child is a miraculous event – and let’s not candy coat it – birthing a baby is a painful event. A women’s body is a temple and should be treated as such. Honor your post-baby body; allow it ample time to rest, and be thoughtful on how you return to exercise. New moms are…
July 30, 2018
Fitness TipsWeight Loss

Behaviors vs Outcomes: How to Make Living Healthy Happen

Making change is a skill. A skill you can practice. And improve. And if you want to make big changes, you have to take small, consistent daily actions. In fact, your behaviors are the only things you can control. Those are powerful words. Small. Consistent. DAILY actions. Your behaviors.  If you have a fitness goal to get stronger, or weight…
July 13, 2018