Be Well: Wellness Weekend at the Woodstock Inn

Woodstock, Vermont has been my home for just a few months now. It wasn’t a carefully researched, planned move, and honestly I had no idea whether it was the right decision. One thing that has made this move a positive one for me is the sense of community I’ve experienced in this town, and a […]

Does Sweating More Mean a Better Workout?

I am a serious sweat machine. When I work out, it doesn’t matter if it’s air conditioned indoors, or there’s a cool breeze outdoors, I’m going to sweat a lot. After a long run or race, there are telltale white streaks of salt residue on my face. I see people doing a similar workout to […]

10 Glute Activation Exercises to Keep Your Butt Strong

Recently I’ve been working with two athletes who are recovering from injury. We’ve been incorporating glute activation exercises into each of their warm-ups, to prepare their muscles for the session, and ensure they are using their glutes as effectively as possible during their workout. Maybe you’ve used some of these glute activation exercises yourself, if […]

8 Best Things About Summer Workouts

I don’t hate working out or running outside in the winter. By the time the weather starts warming up, though, I am already thinking of the advantages of hot weather workouts. With summer’s official start this week, I thought now would be a good time to go over the best things about summer workouts, so […]

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You…

Do one thing every day that scares you. I’ve read or heard this so many times (as has anyone who’s ever gone home clutching a Lululemon shopping bag) and sort of vaguely thought, “Yup, good advice.” But like all advice I think sounds like a good idea without actually thinking too hard about, when I […]

Bedtime Stretch Routine to Help You Sleep

When you stretch, you’re signaling to your muscles, “Okay, we’re done here. No need for the heavy lifting anymore, it’s time to wind down.” This is why I always tell clients to warm up using cardio and self-myofascial release like foam rolling, rather than doing static stretching before working out. (Here are 6 dynamic warm […]

Favorite (FREE) Fitness Apps to Stay On Track and Motivated

Apps make life simpler. They’re like shortcuts for daily life. While staying fit and strong always requires hard work, at least we have apps to make tracking, motivating and pushing ourselves easier. I use a handful of fitness apps regularly and I thought it would be fun to give you a peek at what I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]