Run Faster and Jump Higher!

Growing up I had these cute pink Vans and my older brother had some in blue. He told me that they made you run faster and jump higher so we tested that out by racing each other. He would always win but I was convinced I felt faster in these “special shoes.” Today, a killer […]

Stretching is not just for Yogis

Who knew stretching is just as beneficial to your body as exercise? Well, growing up I certainly didn’t. In fact, stretching before track meets and soccer games consisted of social time while lifting your legs here and there. Today however, I long to be more flexible and limber. I have the tightest hamstrings and when […]

Incidental Exercise

We all aim to adopt healthy habits in our lives, but some may not come as easy as others. Incidental exercises are the movements we carry out as we live our daily life. We complete numerous activities during the day and may not realize the exercise we are fulfilling all adds up to our daily […]

Tall glass of water

Growing up if I ever had an ailment I would go to my mom and her response would be, without fail, “drink some water.” Whether it be a headache, stomach ache, or even boredom, water was always the saving grace. Still to this day, my body tells me immediately when I haven’t had enough water. […]

Yoga is hot stuff

While in Melbourne I found a Bikram Yoga studio offering new members unlimited classes for $30 for one month. I simply couldn’t wait to get started. I took my very first Bikram class when I first moved to Melbourne and I have been hooked since. If you are not aware Bikram is yoga completed in […]

HIIT Me

High intensity interval training, or HIIT, is all the rage in the fitness world today. Rightfully so, this type of training is quick and effective and one of the best ways to get in shape. HIIT basically incorporates any workout activity with alternating levels of intensity performed in short bursts. The benefits of HIIT are […]

Fitness Friday

Like the alliteration, cheesy right? Well, I am going with it because it fits my topic. Last year I started up an adult ballet class. I have no dance experience, aside from a semester in high school, of which I was so painfully shy I hardly participated. I have always loved ballet and respect the […]