High Five Friday – Sunshine

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman Sunshine! How I have missed it! This week brought warm temperatures and cloudless skies to Vermont (okay and rain, but happily it only seemed to rain at night). I got out for some lovely runs by the lake and […]

3 Awesome At Home Workouts

Sometimes it’s just tough to get out of the house for a workout. This weekend was the first time since winter took hold up here in Vermont that I looked around out on my run and thought, “It’s time I could take Baby T out for some stroller running.” The snow is finally melted and it […]

10 Famous Running Scenes in Movies

The other night I was watching an episode of Shameless and was surprised by a scene in which the character Fiona, aka unlikeliest-runner-ever, reveals she was a track star in high school and makes her way back to a track one morning to see how she does in the 1600m. I’m sure I wasn’t the only runner […]

The Top 3 Misconceptions About Strength Training for Women

Even if you’re perfectly at home working out and strength training (and psst, if you’re not, you should check out my beginner’s guide to navigating the gym!), there are always a few misconceptions about fitness that come up over and over again, especially when it comes to women. As a personal trainer, I’m used to clients […]

8 Inspirational Running Quotes

Maybe I’m alone in this, but I’m the type of person who loves to read inspirational running quotes, or really anything about running in general, after I’ve gone for a run. When I get back from a good run and have that tired, achy feeling in my body, but my soul feels amazing, it’s refreshing […]

Run It – The Best (and Worst!) Running Advice

Ever thought to yourself after a race, “Well, let’s just call that one a learning experience…”? In this month’s Run It series, my fellow running bloggers and I share all the best and worst running and racing advice we’ve received – what worked, what didn’t, and why. When it comes to advice, what works perfectly […]

High Five Friday

Happy almost weekend! This week saw the first day of spring and I am so happy about it. Spring is definitely my favorite season – it means winter is finally (finally!) on its way out and there’s the promise of a long summer ahead. Of course, it’s snowing here again, but that’s crazy Vermont weather for […]

Why Social Media Fitness Challenges Work

Last summer, I took part in an Instagram yoga challenge. If you follow enough fitness-based accounts, I’m sure you’ve seen these social media fitness challenges on your feed. It’s usually a challenge for a specific number of days and you’re asked to document you doing the daily move with a photo on Instagram. My parents […]

How to Navigate the Gym (When You Have NO Idea What You’re Doing)

When I was first started working as a trainer at a gym years ago, for the first couple of months as I built up my client list, I spent some time as a ‘floor trainer’. If you belong to a bigger chain gym, you’re probably familiar with the floor trainer. From a member point of […]

Free Strength Training Journal Printables

I have always written clients’ workouts down on with pen and paper. I know plenty of trainers who use online training apps, or bring their iPad or tablet along to sessions and keep track of their clients’ progress that way. I suspect I’ll always be a written-down-on-paper type of trainer – there’s something about being […]