Plank challenge flow

Hi friends! Hope you’re enjoying the day. I’m here relaxing at home after yesterday’s procedure, which went well! I’m thankful to my friend Erin for taking over the blog today with an awesome plank challenge flow. I’ll be back with Friday Faves in the morning. <3

BEEP BEEP! Hold tight, beauties! I’m in the driver’s seat here at The Fitnessista today so let’s all grab a drink– err, wait– back up. First let’s take this analogy out of the car and into my house where we can hang out safely, shall we?

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Anyway, HI! My name is Erin Motz, I’m the co-founder of Bad Yogi, and I have a confession: I used to think yoga was only for old people and lazy fitness types who wanted to do some kind of activity without actually having to work hard. This sounds horrible, I know, especially coming from a yoga teacher, but I’m just being honest here!

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IDEA World and Blogfest 2015 Recap

 Just like previous years, I left this weekend’s IDEA conference with a full brain, full heart, sore muscles, lots of inspiration, and great memories with some amazing friends. I look forward to this conference each year, and was so excited that I was able to attend this one, as it’s probably my last bit of work/blog-related travel before […]

Found & Lost

Did you ever lose something and were convinced your house ate it? My favorite Joe’s jean shorts went missing a couple of months ago and I looked EVERYWHERE. I seriously dug up everything in the closet to make sure I didn’t put them away somewhere weird. I wear them all the time and was convinced […]

Helloooo, Friday + faves from the week

Hi friends! Happy happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? I’m excited to spend some time with the fam (especially since the Pilot is back!), teach Zumba, yoga, and take Liv to a school beach party. It’s going to be a good one. 🙂 This morning, Liv and I are off to the […]

#WYCWYC + a giveaway!

Hi friends! How’s your day going? The weather here is absolutely dreamy -I think this is magnified by the fact that it was super humid this weekend in VA- so Liv and I have been enjoying some time outside.    Today, I’m excited to share a new book with you that I’ve been loving, and […]

The Suja Juice Solution + a special gift for readerfriends

Hi friends! How’s the day going? Hope you’re having a great one so far. <3 After a spiral into Easter candypalooza -those little Reese’s and m&ms get me every time- I’m feeling inspired with healthy eats this week. Last week, I received a copy of The Suja Juice Solution from my friend Annie Lawless. She […]

Chocolate-Covered Katie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? Hope your day is off to a great start! I was so excited when I checked the mail to see that Katie had sent me a copy of her new book, Chocolate-Covered Katie. We’ve been blog friends since the days of yore (7 years!), and her banana bread in […]

Skinny Confidential book (giveaway)

Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? So glad you liked the banana pancake recipe. It’s SO easy and so so good. We had them again today! PS I figured out to secret to get a toddler to eat anything: make it for yourself. Whatever I’m eating (salad, smoothie, veggies with hummus), she immediately […]

L’Auberge de Sedona

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a great night <3 Loved your comments on this morning’s post! It was interesting to hear that so many of you have had a similar experience. Tonight I’m off to each spin, but wanted to post a recap of the adventures at L’Auberge de Sedona this weekend.  As part of […]

Canyon Ranch Lenox: adventures and my fitness age

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a great day! Don’t forget to check in with your workout here! 🙂 Yesterday, I posted a recap of all of the glorious food I enjoyed at Canyon Ranch. Today, here are some of the adventures and the fitness age assessment.  The second day, the entire property was blanketed in […]

Holly, jolly

Hi! Happy Monday! Hope you’re having a wonderful week, and that those of you who are celebrating are enjoying a fantastic holiday season! Totally wearing my leopard-print Santa hat to teach BODYPUMP this morning haha. Nothing says “holiday season” like a trip to the Air and Space Museum. 🙂 (For an airplane-loving guy and his […]

The random survey

Hi friends! How’s your day going? Hope you’re having a wonderful one so far. We’re on the road to Tucson (wahoo!) so I thought I’d change things up a little for this post. It’s survey time! It’s kind of giving me flashbacks to the MySpace days when surveys ran amok (and picking your “top 8” […]