What is the 411 on heart rate zones for menopausal women?
So, you are over 40 and either in perimenopause or menopause, and you start to notice that you are gaining weight (especially around the middle) even though your diet and exercise have not changed! It can be so frustrating, right?
A lot of factors are at play with weight gain during menopause, but did you know that how you exercise could be part of the problem?Read More
After menopause, it might seem impossible to lose weight. At least, this was my experience and many other women who reached out to me. Our declining hormones, stress, and general aging can all work against you.
But before we blame our metabolism and throw ourselves a pity party, do you want to know the cheat codes? Umm, yes!Read More
When I turned 40, literally on my birthday, everything I knew about my body changed. I had no clue what was happening to me. Over the next five years, I began having severe cystic acne all over my jaw, neck, and back. I also became allergic to any soap, lotion, makeup remover, or cream. My […]Read More
I know what it is like to struggle with weight gain for apparently no reason. Nine years ago, I began perimenopause. Then at the age of 45, I went into full-blown menopause. Over the next two years, I gained about 20 pounds. I didn’t change anything in my diet or exercise, but the weight kept creeping on. I found it so frustrating and beyond irritating, so I began researching. I have found that no one in the medical community agrees withRead More
I began smoking cigarettes at the age of 14.
I lived in a challenging environment, and I saw all my role models smoke, so why couldn’t I? It also gave me this head change that helped me forget about all my problems for a few minutes. Of course, that only lasted a week or so, but by then, I was hooked.
Do You Want To Handstand? Get your handstand🤸🏻♀️ fast!💥2 exercises that will get you closer to the elusive handstand!🙃 I was 37 years old when I first started learning how to handstand. I was never a gymnast and I had never done anything “advanced” before in my life. I decided to get the BEST teachers […]Read More
3 Killer Oblique Movements If you are looking to build a strong core, focusing on just the superficial muscles (aka the 6 pack muscle – rectus abdominals) will not give you what you want. Endless sit-ups and planks can only help you so much. Training ALL your core muscles independently will help you achieve greater […]Read More
Do you now where your Transverse Abdominis is? Do you know how to activate it?
If not, you are not alone! Many people have no idea where this muscle is or how important the TVA actually is. You can’t talk about “stabilizers” without mentioning the Transverse Abdominis.Read More
We know that thoughts have energy. This energy has either a positive or a negative charge. We know that the mind If we think about something long enough, that thought will turn into what is called a “feeling” or a mental state. For instance “I feel happy” is a mental state.Read More
I have always been fiercely independent. I was the kid who worked two jobs at the age of 14 and saved all my money for a “rainy day”. I didn’t need anyone but I desperately wanted someone to attach myself to. Growing up I was exposed to traumatic events that made me determined to do everything on my own, but inside all I wanted was a best friend and partner. I didn’t really date anyone until I was 19Read More
When I was a little girl, I never liked to be hugged. I was shy, introverted, and I avoided direct contact with people because I was extremely sensitive to the touch. Little things like a poke or a jab didn’t seem to affect others, but I experienced intense pain. In high school, I developed ganglion cysts in both of my wrists and had limited use of my hands. A doctor wrote me a pass for Physical Education, so I didn’t ever have to “exercise” in school again. I thought it was great, but it just furthered my lack of movement making my pain symptoms worse.Read More
When I was little, I dreamed about prince charming rescuing me from my circumstances and building this perfect life with the white picket fence and 2.5 kids.
When I got married, I quickly realized that Prince Charming doesn’t exist and that marriage wasn’t what they make it seem like in the movies.
I’ve been married now for 18 years to my husband Nick. A lot of you know him from appearances on my Instagram, and many posts that I’ve shared about our story of restoration
I receive hundreds of messages every single day. Most of them are nice and encouraging (besides the obscene messages from men), but I occasionally get messages from women judging me for what I say, look like, or what I choose to post about. Today, I got one telling me that I don’t understand what yoga is all about because I focus too much on core work, which is funny because clearly they also don’t know what yoga “is all about.”Read More
When I was going through adolescence, like most, my face broke out with acne.
I had what is called cystic acne that was very painful. I’d also have smaller pimples and blackheads, but it was the cystic acne that was the most unbearable. I was already shy and awkward so having acne just made it harder for me to feel good about myself. I would hide my face and look down when talking to people, and I can’t remember a time I ever had clear skin.Read More
I’ve often been asked about fibromyalgia and how I manage to practice yoga, raise 2 children, travel the world, and be successful in my businesses while living with severe chronic pain. I want to share with you what it’s really like and encourage others dealing with this challenge.
Here is what a normal day looks like living with the unexplained illness called fibromyalgia.Read More
Get ready for an OMG October Challenge! This month we will practice with the intention to help not only strengthen and stretch the body but also relax and rejuvenate our nervous system. This month’s classes include Fusion, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Pilates using resistance bands and the Pilates small ball.Read More