On Trial: Is Your Outfit Harming Your Fitness Goals?


Love it as we may, the life of a fitness fanatic can sometimes take its toll. You find yourself pushed for time, suffering occasional muscle aches and wondering if anyone is monitoring how many times you have Googled “how to cure sweat rash”. It’s not the most glamorous of pursuits – though of course, the results are 100% worth it.

When you care about your body’s fitness, you’ll find that you’re more aware of your body than the average person. You need it to be in good working order to do the workouts you’re dreaming of, so you pay attention. You watch what you eat and you follow the latest scientific developments to ensure you’re getting all you can from your exercise regime.

Unfortunately, there is one area it’s very easy to overlook because it seems like it shouldn’t be a factor – but it can be. Yes, the very outfit you’re wearing right now could be making your exercise regime harder and your recovery longer. It’s not a fun thing to acknowledge, but if you don’t know, then you can’t fight it. So let’s put it on trial and see if it’s guilty.  Continue reading

How I Stop Muscle Aches After A Workout

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A few years ago, I was teaching seven PiYo classes a week! Yes I said seven. Oh my goodness, the aches, pains and soreness was crazy.  I’m no longer teaching that many classes but I still feel those aches now after barre or running at the gym. Back in my “crazy” teaching days, I used a foam roller nightly to break down the lactic acid.  The benefits of rolling before and after was extremely important for my body. Recently, I’ve incorporated a new exercise equipment, a Muscle Roller Massage Stick.  Continue reading

Trying To Conceive: Our Story

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Today I will be talking about a subject that is both sensitive and extremely important to me.  I’ve only shared this part of my life with close friends and family.  My husband and I have been trying to conceive for the last six months.  Little did I know how much of a roller coaster this time would be.  I want to share my story with you in the hopes that you might have empathy or advice for us.    Continue reading