Recipe: Endive Salad with Arugula and Blue Cheese

This past weekend I made another enormous pot of delicious lentil soup. Even though the temperatures have dropped below freezing outside, instead of pairing it with warm, crusty bread, I decided I make a delicious, light salad.This salad is super easy, just three ingredients plus dressing. You can use a lot of arugula to make it a big, heaping … [Continue reading]

Hockey is Back! Why am I excited?

My husband is a hockey fanatic. For example, I am very, very happy there is no NY Rangers game scheduled for my birthday this year, because that may have caused a slight marital rift. I never used to be into it at all, but in 2011 I started watching games with him, even going to a couple at MSG (this adorable maternity Rangers shirt my husband gave … [Continue reading]

Ten Things You Don’t Know About Your Personal Trainer

1. If you complain about it being early, and I've already trained someone, I will make your workout a little harder. 2. I don't work out every day. I work out 4 or 5 days per week, because that's what I can do within my lifestyle. On the days I am not working out, though, I do try to get a lot of walking around in. 3. If you tell me a workout … [Continue reading]

Staying Happy in Gloomy Weather

It's gloomy outside in NYC. Granted, it has been pretty warm out up 'til now, but when was the last time we saw the sun? Coming from summer in Australia, it's been a bit of a shock to the system to return to short, dark winter days.It's natural to feel a bit blah in weather like this, especially if you have a work schedule which means you're … [Continue reading]

Awesome Client Gift!

One of my clients spends winter in California. I came home from the playground on this cold, grey afternoon to find this wonderful box of sunshine waiting for me. Roman thought it was a great surprise, as well. Pretty sure these are from a tree in her yard, too! … [Continue reading]

Caffeine Hit

A friend of mine just introduced me to almond milk lattes - hello delicious! Almond milk has a naturally sweet taste, so for someone who drinks coffee with no sugar, it's almost like drinking hot chocolate, without the massive calories.Almond milk has 40 calories per 8oz, versus whole milk at 146 calories per 8oz. It's a great source of Vitamin E, … [Continue reading]

I survived taking a baby on a trip to Australia (but got sick and couldn’t work out)

I survived taking a baby on a trip to Australia

I hope everyone had a great holiday! I haven't posted for a while because we went to Australia for Roman's first Christmas. I was so nervous about taking a baby on such a looooong flight, but was really looking forward to handing him over to grandparents so I could go work out, or run every day, free of babysitting charges! Well, the good news … [Continue reading]

My Workout Today

Stretching:This is what I felt like doing beforeI started my workout. Instead, it wasmy reward! I did not feel like working out today. At all. But I had a pretty easy work morning - two early clients back-to-back, then a loooong break before my last session, a 2 hour break, in fact. So I guilted myself into working out with the following … [Continue reading]

Last Minute Fitness Gifts

You still have 8 days left for Christmas shopping, and I've put together a list of some great gifts for the fitness lover in your life! (Or, you know, just in case you're worried Santa may not take good care of you, these could also be for yourself!) Customizable yoga mats You can't go wrong with a yoga mat for the yogi in your life, or for … [Continue reading]

The Best Tip About Running You’ll Ever Read

Are you ready? It's a super simple tip, but I promise, it will change the way you feel about running, and while running. Here it is:You can always stop running.If your first response is 'Huh?' then allow me to explain. I often hear clients, friends, or random people at a party who've just found out I'm a trainer, saying "I hate running. Loathe it. … [Continue reading]