4 Steps to Choose the Best Personal Trainer for You

When I worked in a fitness club, personal trainers were assigned randomly to people newly signed-up to the gym – every new member received a consultation and one session as part of their membership package. Needless to say, the number of people who continued on with a trainer after that free, random session was way less than […]

What Does ‘Listening to Your Body’ Mean, Anyway?

Every time I send clients their training program for the week, I find myself telling them, “Don’t forget to listen to your body!” Since I’m doing online training, I’m not usually able to monitor my clients’ form or identify whether something is particularly challenging for them. I’m also not able to intuit quickly whether their […]

Why Massage is so Important for Athletes (plus a Deep Recovery Massage Track Giveaway)

When you work out, it’s not the exercises, or the weights, or the effort that makes you stronger. In fact, what you’re doing when you’re strength training, or going on a long run, is breaking your muscles down. You’re causing micro tears in your muscle fibers. Sounds awful, right? Well, the good news is that […]

High Five Friday

It’s been a  long time since I wrote a High Five Friday post (it’s Angela’s brainchild, I just borrow it). So here’s a chance for you to catch up a little on what I’ve been up to recently and for me to share some link love.  FIVE FROM INSTAGRAM (you can follow me here if […]

Run It – How to Stay Sane on the Treadmill

Welcome to another installment of your new favorite series for runners, Run It! Full of tips and advice from coaches and runners including Laura, Sarah, Nellie, Angela, Allie and me, every month you get not one but 6 great workouts or articles on a topic.  (Last year we brought you 12 months of fantastic workouts […]

Looking for the Magic Bullet – Magazines and Weight Loss

Recently, I got invited (okay, I invited myself, but I was accepted!) to a Facebook group called Women Prioritizing Fitness. I was looking for some accountability and also just to connect with a community of women fitting in their workouts around life, kids, career, etc. It’s been a great source of motivation for me  – […]

7 Dream Destination Races Around the World

The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. – John Bingham Running, like travel, is often more about the process, the journey, than crossing the finish line, or getting to the place to which you’re traveling. I’ve been fortunate to run many races and travel to many […]

A Week in New York City in Photos

What a wonderful, emotional, nostalgic, much-needed week in NYC. I saw and did so much more (and so much less) than I planned. It felt like home again and it felt like a foreign place, all at the same time. I laughed, ate, cried, ran, drank, walked (and walked and walked), reminisced and explored. The […]

New York, New York!

New York, New York.  I haven’t been back to the city since moving to Vermont from Brooklyn nearly a year and a half ago. But that’s changing today, when I hop on a plane and make a quick visit to my old home! I’m so excited to catch up with friends, as well as experience all the […]

9 Fitness Charities to Inspire You

Giving to charity makes you feel good. And like I mentioned in my post of ways to reduce stress in your life, it’s hard to succumb to tension and stress when you’re feeling good. There are a TON of charities worthy of your donations, of course, so where do you even start? You can’t go wrong […]