PUMA Fitness: Where Performance Meets Comfort

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of PUMA Fitness. As a fitness professional, I really love trying new workout apparel. I live in the stuff! So, not only do I want workout gear to be functional, but it has to look and feel good too. Why would I wear something I didn't feel good in?! PUMA graciously sent me two different looks thanks to a campaign with FitFluential. The first look is all about PERFORMANCE. I love the color of the Gym Tank and … [Continue reading]


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Oh man. I'm exhausted. More mentally, than physically. Moving does that, doesn't it? Breathe. And, eat cupcakes. My sweet friend, and client, Erin brought Jada and me cupcakes for our last training session. We attacked them! This obviously does not fall in line with Skinnygirl Snack Swap happening in the month of September, but I'll get back to it. ;) Our Wednesday and Thursday involved packing and more packing, until the movers arrived. Jada was very helpful … [Continue reading]

Smart Snack Swaps & Skinnygirl Giveaway [CLOSED]

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Skinnygirl. Life has me on-the-go constantly. As a mom and personal trainer, I don't have much time to sit down (who does, right?). That couldn't be any truer than the present as we are in the midst of moving. I need, need to have healthy, convenient snacks readily available, or I will simply make poor choices. I tend to have a protein or snack bar in my gym bag just in case hunger strikes, and lately, I have been noshing … [Continue reading]

Crazy 8’s Sprint Workout

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Even though this weekend was filled with packing tape and cardboard boxes, we managed to get in a family workout despite the moving chaos. Spencer is drinking the N.O.-Xplode pre-workout igniter I received for a campaign with FitFluential. The new formula helps deliver explosive energy, enhanced endurance and maximum performance for workouts. Spence said he felt amped when he drank this. He even had to dial it back at the beginning of the workout, because he thought he would burn … [Continue reading]

Run-Push-Pull Workout

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Happy Monday all! We spent a majority of the weekend packing boxes, but at least we were all together again. Jada and I will join Spencer in Illinois next week when we close on our house. Until then it's cardboard boxes, then living with my parents. Gym Workout Because I knew most of my weekend would be functional fitness (term used very loosely) in the form of packing and lifting boxes, I wanted to kill it at the gym on Friday. I wasn't sure what I was going to do when I walked … [Continue reading]

Blend Meet-up at Whole Foods

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I only had a few days left before my CPR/AED certification expired, and needed to remedy that ASAP! So, Jada and I visited the Exercise Science department at Creighton where I taught weight training. Thankfully, my friend Jen, one of my all-time favorite people, talented instructor and strength coach, is also baby whisperer. So, while I took my exam, she and Jada played. It's never too early to learn about anatomy and physiology, is it?! Well, Jada had a blast, meeting new people, … [Continue reading]

Gym Workouts Lately: CrossFit

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Exercise is something that keeps me grounded and sane. I have control over it. It does NOT control me, but I LOVE pushing myself and seeing what I am capable of. In the midst of packing, I have been starting my days with CrossFit gym workouts--while I can! Here goes. Monday Workout #1 6 rounds of: 400m run 10 dead lifts at 135# 10 wall balls 10 G2OH (ground to overhead) 45# plate This one took about 20-25 minutes, I failed to stop my watch. But, I really, really … [Continue reading]

Beginner Workout Routine

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Hi Friends! I've been meaning to post this beginner workout routine for a while now. While most of the workouts on my YouTube channel offer modifications, not many of them are geared specifically towards new exercisers. It takes a lot of courage to start something new.  I love nothing more as a trainer than to see individuals surprise themselves by lifting more than they thought or becoming fitter than they anticipated. Hopefully, this routine takes the intimidation out of starting. … [Continue reading]

Friday Flex

Friday Flex

The light was just right in our bedroom, so I took a selfie to pump myself up. If a bikini and fluorescent lighting was involved, you can be sure I'd spare you the picture! Friday Flex. It's a thing right? Group Fitness Today is bitter sweet as I will be teaching my last HIIT class at the YMCA. I never realized how much I loved teaching group fitness until I took a break after Jada was born. I love, love the energy found in a packed room. Plus, teaching regular classes holds me … [Continue reading]



I guess yesterday was National Dog Day, but we celebrate every day! Go hug your pup! Have you ever seen a 6-legged dog before? ;) We got some great news this weekend and found a house (that we love) in Illinois! Now, the stress of moving is even more real to me. We have moved 3 times in our 6 years of marriage (this will be #4), so it's not new to me. But, with a kiddo, it gets a bit more complicated. So, while I can stress eat with the best of them, I've been trying to find … [Continue reading]