With two days between my return from WILD Harry Gates and my departure for WILD Lake City, there was a lot to do. Clean up, supply assessment, supply restock, grocery shopping, food prep and repack. All the work is more than worth it though. The second long weekend in a row up in the Colorado… Read More It’s a WILD Colorado: Part 2 – Lake City
Have you ever bent down to pick up a bag of groceries or pick up a small child or how about weed your garden? I feel pretty confident in saying that you do those things, or a similar movement, several times a day. Congratulations! You are doing one of the movement basics on a regular… Read More Movement Basics: Hinging
Well hello there!!!! Sorry I’ve been MIA the last few weeks. I wouldn’t exactly use the word “balanced” to describe my current life situation, to say the least. For those of you that don’t know what I do outside of this website… let me give you the cliff notes. I run a full time private/semi-private… Read More Movement Basics: Pull-ups
I get it, squatting all the weight feels cool, looks cool and gives you bragging rights to your fellow gym rats. It’s a huge accomplishment to be able to load that barbell with all the weight, push through what feels like stand-still speed and hit PRs (personal records). I’ve done it and still on occasion… Read More Importance of Single Leg Work
We spend most of our day in front of us. Hands on keyboards. Eyes looking forward and down at phones. Arms up in front hanging onto the steering wheel. Cooking dinner, washing dishes, shaking hands, holding babies, shoveling, hammering, mowing, putting on makeup, oh my freakin’ goodness… almost everything. As a result, our anterior (front)… Read More More Pull Please
Push-ups are one of those exercises that most people do… or at least try to do… if they are in any sort of basic fitness program at all. This is a good thing because push-ups are pretty much awesome for you… when performed properly. Here’s what makes them so awesome. Trains Scapular Movement Retraction at bottom… Read More Push-ups… yes you should do them!
We are consumers. Consumers of food (often in excess). Consumers of gossip. Consumers of ideas. Consumers of stress. Consumers of things. By omitting the unnecessary things, we can also help omit the constant excess consumption of other non-tangible items. When our space is more clear, our brains and decisions are more clear. When our brains… Read More Crap Clean Out: Part 2 – Weeding
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” I am once again on a plane as I write. This week I am in route from Chacala, Mexico back home to Colorado for a week. My skin is browned (okay, maybe a bit burnt), my guts are grumpy… Read More Perfectly Flawed
The concept of “self-care” is everywhere. I work for the National Epilepsy Foundation and just wrote our February employee wellness newsletter on self-care in the workplace. Last week, I just listened to Harder to Kill Radio (Steph Gaudreau’s podcast) with my dear friend Sarah Fragoso and that was the central topic of theirs (I highly… Read More Self Care… Taking Time!
It’s FINALLY here… if you follow me on social media then you have been seeing me hint for months that I have been working on something special for you all! Well it’s FINALLY here! My Christmas present to you… Starting on Monday, January 1st, I am going to be running my first ever 28-Day Kick… Read More 28-Day Kick Start Program