Full Body Stability Ball Workout – Challenging and Effective!

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of stability balls? (You know, the giant inflated balls in the gym, also called Swiss balls or exercise balls.) Most people would say crunches, or if you’ve ever been pregnant, you might remember bouncing on one to try to relieve back discomfort. It’s actually […]

Breaking out of the SHOULD trap – The Rungry Health Coach

Today Beth Roessner, aka The Rungry Health Coach, is sharing her wisdom on the power of the word ‘should’… and what we can do to lessen its hold over us. You already know that I think using ‘should’ can sabotage your efforts at healthy living. Today Beth breaks down an action plan of how to […]

Get Your Workout Mojo Back With These 8 Tips

Even those of us who truly love working out can find ourselves in a rut with fitness. Whether it’s your mind that gets bored, or your body that’s so used to your workout routine that you see NO results, sometimes you have to do a little reassessing and get your workout mojo back. If you’ve […]

Foam Rolling Basics

If you’re a total novice to foam rolling, watching someone do it at the gym might make you think it’s a special kind of torture. There’s grimacing, gritted teeth, and sometimes even audible cries of pain. Why do something that looks like it hurts so much? How could that help anything? Well, foam rolling is […]

Life Lately

I thought it was time for a little catch up post on what was going on in my life lately… I’ve been so busy with training, and my boys, and life in general this summer, that I haven’t been blogging as often. So, this is what I’ve been up to! RUNNING I’m loving trail running, […]

Workout Clothes Under $50 You’ll Love

A couple of weeks ago, a new client came to my gym to meet me for her first session. She asked at the front desk how she’d recognize me. They told her, “Oh, you can’t miss Carly. She’s always in bright colors and crazy patterned tights.” As it turned out, that day happened to be […]

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 […]