5 Ways You Can Make Starting Running Easier

Here are 5 unexpected tips to make starting running easier - everyone was a beginner runner once, and these are the running tips you wish you'd had!

Starting running isn't easy. Starting anything isn't easy, let's face it. Learning a new skill means that in the beginning, you're not sure what you're doing, probably making every mistake in the book, feeling like you're out of your depth, until it all just clicks. Or you give up before that happens...which is why I wanted to share with you these … [Continue reading]

10 Glute Activation Exercises to Keep Your Butt Strong

10 Glute Activation Exercises - create your own glute activating dynamic warmup for your next run or strength training workout.

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 … [Continue reading]

High Five Friday

High Five Friday! Kicking off the weekend with great reads and fun news from the week. We all need a little positivity in our life!

It's time to say welcome to the weekend with a High Five Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday week, full of fireworks, barbecues and fun. Check out Angela's blog (the OG of HFF) for more great reads! FIVE FROM INSTAGRAM Come follow me here if we're not already connected! :) I found myself with so many overripe bananas that I was … [Continue reading]

5 Things You Can Do Today for a Happy Week

5 Things You Can Do Today for a Happy Week. These are such small, simple things to incorporate into your day! You won't struggle to do them and you will feel SO much happier!

It's Monday, it's a new week, and you're feeling positive, excited, and like you can tackle the world...right? Me neither. ;) Rather than fall into the 'Mondays suck' cliche, there are some small, simple ways you can make your day go better (and hopefully keep it going for a happier week). Like all things health and wellness related, you know … [Continue reading]

Run It – How to beat the heat while running

One of the best parts of the Run It monthly series is that the advice and tips you get from the running bloggers and coaches involved is so varied. Every month I read the posts on the same topic from Angela, Laura, Nellie, Allie and Sarah, and each one has me nodding and thinking, 'Great advice! I've never thought about it that way." Our topic this … [Continue reading]

8 Best Things About Summer Workouts

Here's a reminder of the 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 when we're all complaining in the middle of … [Continue reading]

What You Say To Yourself Matters – Goal Setting Tips

What You Say To Yourself Matters - Goal Setting Tips

Years ago I took a professional development course in goal setting tips and how to set yourself up to achieve your goals. One of the themes of the classes was using positive language and positive self-talk. It was referred to as positive reframing and it meant not only to seeing negative experiences in a positive way, but also becoming more aware … [Continue reading]

At Home Circuit Workout

Looking for an at home circuit workout you can get done when you're stuck at home? Try this - two circuits, minimal equipment and a great workout.

I love a good at-home workout. I've shared lots of ways you can use the space in your living room and get an efficient workout done (like this one and here and here, oh and this one where 6 of us bloggers gave you a workout each). Now I'm working back in a gym again, it's definitely convenient for me to get a workout done using whatever … [Continue reading]

High Five Friday

High Five Friday - Sharing some positive vibes and great reads from the week.

This was a great week with my sister-in-law staying with me - yesterday I took her to the airport and was sad to say goodbye! We had kind of crappy weather while she was here, but the sun came through on her last couple of days, and she spent lots of time at the athletic club I work at, trying classes, swimming and playing tennis. She also did some … [Continue reading]

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You…

5 reasons why the mantra, 'Do one thing every day that scares you,' is so important when it comes to working out. Switch up your exercise for results!

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 do pay attention, I find myself thinking, … [Continue reading]