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What Is Your 2017 Mantra?

My mantra for 2017:
Set an intention. Put it in motion. Follow through with emotion.

As we usher in 2017, I reflect back on a memorable year of strength and struggle. I can’t imagine either one without the other. 2016 started with an injury that required surgery and took me out of training for months. The physical […]

By |January 1st, 2017|Inspiration|0 Comments

Bullying: Will It Ever Stop?

From the US to the Middle East, bullying has reached epidemic proportions and must be dealt with to help our youth and the adults they become. Rehtaeh Parsons, Audrie Pott, and Devin Brown are the most recent victims of bullying who were driven to suicide after suffering from the abuse of their tormenters. Their stories […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Inspiration|4 Comments

#FitFam Friday – Barbara Glover

It’s #FitFam Friday! Today I’m giving a shout out to the one and only Barbara Glover! I’ve witnessed her transformation over the years and she has become the fit, confident and radiant woman I know today. Down 47 lbs and too many inches to count and STILL going! Rock on BARBARA!! Her transformation has been amazing, […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Body Image, Inspiration|0 Comments

5 Ways To Strengthen Your Body Image

Working toward (and maintaining) a healthy idea of beauty in yourself and others is the key to lasting happiness and productivity.

In a digital world wallpapered with selfies, it might be easy to assume that we are more confident than ever. But maybe all this rampant self-art also masks our huge lack of confidence – people […]

By |March 11th, 2016|Body Image, Inspiration|3 Comments

What is your 2016 theme?

Ready to recalibrate? Time to set yourself up for success this year by identifying what means the most to you.
 
Nice to meet you, 2016. Regardless of what happened in the last 12 months, it’s the next 12 that we are all excited about, isn’t it? After all, January 1 is the fresh start that we […]

By |January 17th, 2016|Inspiration|0 Comments

Europe Armed Forces Tour

I was recently blessed with the honor to travel to Europe to for my second tour with Armed Forces Entertainment to provide workouts for the U.S. Military men and women stationed overseas. I had my A-team with me including master trainer Shay Kostabi, photographer Jesse Deyoung and my publicist Nicole Dunn. Together we had the privilege of visiting bases […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Inspiration, Strength From Within|0 Comments

Why Shorter Workouts Are More Effective

I get asked a lot about why my program focuses on 20 minutes…what’s so special about that number?

20 minutes is the sweet spot from both a science and lifestyle perspective. From a lifestyle perspective, way more people I worked with over the years were able to fit the 20 minute workouts, recipes and mindset exercises […]

By |June 4th, 2015|Inspiration, Workouts|0 Comments

Sweat with Soul

Has your workout lost some of its passion… have you lost some of your fire? You might be separating your body from your soul.

When it comes to fitness, if your routine is just about sets and reps, you can get lost in an emotionless routine and will find it harder to stay fit because you will just be sweating… but […]

By |February 13th, 2014|Body Image, Inspiration, Strength From Within|12 Comments

Where There’s Pain, There’s Gain

As a fitness professional and athlete, one of the most difficult things I’ve had to go through was an injury that required surgery…and a lot more. Injuries can occur from a sudden instance or from something repeated over time. Injuries don’t just hurt you physically; the mental and emotional stress, and even financial burden, can […]

By |January 30th, 2014|Inspiration, Strength From Within|1 Comment

Why a Fitness Funk is Contagious

Something I’ve been experiencing more in my life is how the people I surround myself with have such an impact on my energy. I always say energy is contagious, so I decided to expand on that thought.

You are a product of your environment. What you and the people around you do affects you in ways you […]

By |October 2nd, 2013|Inspiration, Workouts|2 Comments