Get more out of your leg workout

Hi! Hope you’ve had an amazing day so far <3 A pic of Bell, because she looked so pretty standing in the hallway: We’ve had a great morning over here: a Bodypump class,  (found these printed Reebok leggings in the depths of my closet! On sale right now, too.) Liv’s yoga class, and some errands…

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Compound crusher workout

  Hi guys! Hope you’re enjoying your day so far <3 It’s been an interesting week. I fully believe that the full moon affects energy/mood/toddler behavior. During naptime, I usually blitz through the to-do list, but this week, I watched a couple episodes of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and the finale of So You Think You Can Dance.…

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Les Mills BODYPUMP Instructor Training

What a weekend!! If you’ve stopped by the blog this weekend, then you already know that I was in BodyPump instructor training. It was an invigorating, inspiring, and exhausting experience; simultaneously similar and entirely different than any training I’ve completed. Under the Group Fitness umbrella, there are many little spokes: their own unique worlds, and I’ve…

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While you were BodyPumping…

Hi guys!  It hurts to type this. I’m finishing up BodyPump instructor training this weekend and every muscle in my body is crying (tears of happiness, of course). 😉 I’ll post a full recap when the training is over for those of you who have been considering certification, but I will say that it has…

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something a group fitness certification won’t teach you

Once upon a time -I’m being vague here because I don’t want to directly call out the company/studio- some blogging friends and I went to take a fitness class as part of an event. The studio knew we were bloggers, were wonderfully kind and accommodating, and made a point to let the instructor know that…

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NASM Personal Training Study Guide

I’ve been trying to plan out my career goals for our move to San Diego. Last night, I was able to pick the Pilot’s brain about a few things while we put up our Christmas lights after Livi was asleep. It was kind of a fun date night, since it was uninterrupted time to talk and…

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Taming the snack monster

Hi friends 🙂 How’s your day going? Lately I’ve been doing something fun that I haven’t done in a while: training a client on a distance basis. Recently, I got an email asking for some guidance, and decided to go for it since this particular individual knows how to lift weights and is already comfortable…

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Running-only playlist

Hi friends! How is your Sunday going? I’m so stoked to spend it relaxing. Absolutely nothing on the schedule, and it’s our first full day with the three of us home since our return from Italy. My body is also grateful for a down day after yesterday’s running and teaching extravaganza. Before work, I met…

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I joined a running group

and I liked it 🙂   I have PR dreams for my next half marathon, so my friend Monica hooked me up with a training plan, which I’ve been loosely following according to my schedule. This week, I also went to the running store to get fitted for new shoes to last me the fall/winter…

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Running with a baby

[This post is sponsored as part of my partnership with Women’s Running Series. I’m running the WRS half in Tempe in November- check out the end of the post for a discount code and all the details if you’d like to run with me!] Before I was pregnant, there was a lot of things I…

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11/18: Video of the day

It was a perfectly lazy and lovely Sunday. We walked at Sabino Canyon while the Pilot and my stepdad ran, enjoyed time hanging out at the house and fought the urge to put up Christmas decorations, even though they’re beckoning to me. The highlight of the night was teaching at a Zumbathon to raise funds…

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New and Old

I always tell myself to take it easy and pace myself for these things. But then when the time comes, and class starts, I get so excited, go a little cray,  and then it hurts to be alive by the end of the day. I’ve already learned so much –lots of new moves for upcoming…

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