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A Party in Your Ears… The Perfect Playlist!

I’m asked all the time about recommending a good playlist or music to workout to. A few months back my friend Andrea Scott, Sales & Fitness Manager at MVP Athletic Club – Crahen, turned me on to this amazing app called “FIT Radio”. It’s like a little DJ in your headphones mixing up your favorite tunes! One cool thing about…

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Post Run Stretching 101

When I first began working out, I refused to stretch. It seemed boring and pointless to me. Several years later, I began having knee pain so sharp, it kept me from working out. It didn’t take long to realize it wasn’t joint related; it was my IT band screaming at me for not recovering and stretching. At the time I…

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Work Hard, Recover Harder

I love the saying, “Abs are made in the kitchen.” If we work out hard in the gym, why wouldn’t we want to work out hard in the kitchen? What we feed our bodies after a workout is crucial to revealing our muscles, increasing recovery time, allowing us to push ourselves even harder the next day at the gym, and preventing injuries! Whether…

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Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Road trip season is upon us! The car is packed, gas tank is full, now let’s fill the car with healthy snacks for everyone! After all, roads trip are meant to be fun and hassle (hopefully) free. Keep your family smiling all the way with these quick, easy, and healthy travel treat ideas. When packing road trip food and snacks, look for…

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Just Breathe

So breathing is kind of a big deal. It’s also something we tend to take for granted. I don’t know about you, but when I go to Yoga and the instructor talks about breathing, I never really know how to do it or what they mean. I finally figured it out, but it took me actually sitting down with my…

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National Nutrition Month – The Benefits of Beans

Beans, beans, the musical… Ok, we all know how the rest of the song goes, but did you know how beneficial beans, also known as Pulses, can be to the diet? In fact, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recognized how important this food is and declared 2016 “The Year of the Pulses.” You don’t have to…

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Diary of a Figure Competitor

I’ve always envied people who compete in figure competitions. Actually, maybe “envy” isn’t the right word. It’s more like “respect,” because I know the kind of self-discipline and determination it takes to tackle one fitness goal, and I feel like a competition is more like 100 fitness goals all rolled into one. I got a chance to spend some time…

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Healthy Snacks for Kids

As a former nanny, I used to love breaking out the mixing bowls and stirring up fun in the kitchen mid-day with the kids. Mixing, concocting, and mashing things up to teach them all about healthy snacking. That’s right…teaching kids how to have fun, be creative…AND eat healthy!  Here are a few of my favorite fun ideas anyone can make!…

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Savor the Flavor

March isn’t all about basketball games and The Final Four, it’s also about NUTRITION! March is National Nutrition Month. It is one of my favorite months of the year, a time to check in with yourself and evaluate your eating habits and patterns. I am very excited about this year’s theme set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Savor the Flavor of Eating…

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Take Your Workout With You!

If your excuse for not working out is that you are on the road and travel too much, I don’t want to hear about it. No more excuses, just do it! (I stole that line from Nike. I didn’t want you to think I came up with it on my own). Here is my go-to workout when I’m on the…

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