5 Tips for Your Fit-Cation

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There is that saying, "If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail." That is NOT in my game plan, so I adhere to the following when traveling: Pack snacks & supplements Research your hotel fitness center Schedule your workouts/runs in advance Scope out your surroundings for outdoor activities Decide ahead of time when to splurge   My essential supplements and snacks were packed first, followed shortly by workout clothes. Then, normal clothes. Truth: … [Continue reading]

Hotel Gym Circuit

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Last week, I committed to the Runner's World Run Streak. It starts today and runs (pun intended) through July 4th. 38 days of running at least 1 mile each day.  Are you in? This is a great way to jump-start your summer fitness. I spent the weekend in Seattle with Coach. It was a 'business trip' for him and a nice break from small-town life for me. Thursday night, we attended a fundraiser which meant dressing up. My mom found this skirt at Goodwill & I had it tailored. Fundraisers … [Continue reading]

4 Fast Moves to Start Your Day

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I reorganized my WORKOUT page! Now, you can more easily find what you are searching for whether it's a core specific workout or an interval treadmill workout. I would love your feedback/thoughts. Is that easier to navigate? What would you like to see more of? ***** For Fitness Friday, I am going back to the basics with an at-home workout. This workout will take around 10 minutes or so. You can roll out of bed and jump-start your metabolism, hitting everything. [Coach came up … [Continue reading]

30-in-3 Treadmill Workout & Run Streak

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Runner's World editor Meghan Loftus is going streaking. Old School From Memorial Day (May 28th) to Independence Day (July 4th), run at least 1 mile/day. 38 days of running! Use hashtag #RWRunStreak when sharing with @runnersworld on twitter. I couldn't participate in the Holiday Streak as I was recovering from PF, but I'm ALL-IN for this. Join me? Clothing optional. Cooper streaking   30 in 3 TREADMILL WORKOUT To get your run streak started, … [Continue reading]

GYMBOSS Interval Timer Giveaway

In October, training and teaching became easier for me because of one tool: the GYMBOSS interval timer.Was I actually counting and trying to teach class at the same time? Too much for this blonde. What this timer can do:2 intervals of 2 seconds to 99 minutesRepeat up to 99 timesAct as a stopwatchCountdown timerbeep and/or vibrateWater resistantClip onUsing this tool gives my workouts and classes structure and discipline. We go as it goes.I call it my "brain" during class, that way I can … [Continue reading]

Coopenese & Grill Skillz

Coach loves to grill. He finds it a stress reliever after a weekend baseball series, and Cooper and I reap the rewards. Vegetarians be warned.Get in mah belly!Turkey burger piled high with spinach, half an avocado, and a sweet potato sprinkled with cinnamon. Hit the spot!I feel a sense of accomplishment whenever spinach is included in a meal. Our bodies are smart. When we are working out hard, it's no coincidence that we in turn crave healthy, nutrient dense foods. Coach enjoying pork chops and … [Continue reading]

CrossFit Travel WOD

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Working out on the road has its challenges but with planning you can make it happen. This Fitness Friday workout can be done anywhere.I already shared the the best way to improve your sex life.Accordingly, here is your assignment: We completed this workout on the Stanford field hockey turf in the morning, and it was already warm!Full BurpeesPlank JacksHand Release Push-upsPrisoner squat with knee tuck (works obliques)This was a quick, but intense workout.We ran a 1 mile warm-up to campus, … [Continue reading]

Vacation Hangover

Back to the grind (not that grind). Work. Life. Routine.Can I go back to California? Fine. I'll relive it a bit more, then.Guess who was in town? I hadn't seen this gorgeous girl since our dance party in Vegas!She and Billy were in town and able to join me for the baseball game.I know many of you read Janae's blog, and she is just as genuine, outgoing and magnetic IRL. Love her. Two of my teammates made the drive to Stanford to meet up too. It really seems like only last year we were lacing up … [Continue reading]

How to Improve Your Sex Life

Coach was reading an article in Men's Health that stated the number one way to improve sex within in a relationship is by working out together.So, here's to great sex!Even on vacation, we look forward to, and make time, to work out together. Friday, I took Coach on a running tour of Stanford's campus.  Coach is in front of Memorial Church (Mem-Chu)Brought him to the softball field of course. LOTS of time spent here in college.View of The Quad from Palm Drive.Avery aquatic center and one of my … [Continue reading]

Fitness Friday: Balls to the Wall

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This week's workout is all about balls. Not Coach's balls, but medicine balls & Bosu balls. #PROOF This workout can be done at home or in the gym if you own medicine balls and a Bosu ball. Don't you love versatility? Set your Gymboss timer to 6 rounds of 30 seconds of work, 15 seconds of recovery. To see a collection of all my exercise demos, you can visit my YouTube Channel and become a subscriber. IMPORTANT: You have the control. Meaning, if you are just … [Continue reading]