Category Archives: Fitness

FOCUS ON YOUR INTENTION

Often times people focus on “getting through” a workout and “doing” the exercises. Your workout is more than a physical action. You actually have to think while you are moving. In my program, I ask you to multi-task, but this stimulates your brain while you are moving your body. This is a bonus to the […]

FLOATING BLISS

We’ve all been told (or at least have heard) to take an Epsom salt bath to help achy muscles. I’ve done it. Maybe you’ve done it. You know it works, but WHY does it work? I never asked that question until I went to a float spa last week. Oh my goodness! Yah, it’s THAT […]

POWER TRAINING VS STRENGTH TRAINING: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Going into my doctoral program, I was way into fitness and strength training. At the time, my background was working with athletes at the Naval Academy, University of Dayton, and the University of Georgia. I continued working with athletes while I was getting my doctorate in Exercise Science & Gerontology (older adults). I discovered there was a […]

BEST OVERALL WORKOUT

Last month, Hudson Valley magazine voted 30 Minutes of Everything “Best Overall Workout” in the Hudson Valley! This is a huge honor and I am so grateful! If you’ve not experienced a 30 Minutes of Everything workout, please check out the schedule for our drop in classes on Saturdays! We’d love for you to experience […]

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

You haven’t seen your friend in a while and you notice that he/she looks different. Your friend lost weight! What do you say? “You look great” can be taken as “you didn’t look so hot before” or “wow, this is the exact response I was looking for!”. Maybe someone’s weight loss is because they are […]

DOES IT MATTER IF I GIVE 100%?

You betcha! Your exercise intensity will determine your training results and how many calories you burn during and AFTER your workout! How does this happen?   EPOC = Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption What is this?  EPOC is the process of restoring the body to baseline levels after you’re done exercise. This can be reflected by the number […]

The Power of Other Sweaty Bodies

If you’ve recently started a new exercise class/adventure or are continuing one, you’ve most likely met some new people, even made some new friends. At the very least, you see similar faces in your classes – faces you can count on to be there every time you are. I can tell you that the group dynamic […]

The Ant Philosophy

Ever think about ants? Me neither! Not until I moved down south and discovered FIRE ants! Then it was a MUST to think about them – they were all over! They do that – ants. They are all over, all the time. It’s like they never quit! They are always doing something, carrying something on […]

The F-word

Got your attention? LOL! The F-word! In the studio, the F-word is “foam rolling”. HaHa, had you wondering didn’t I? Foam is a nasty 4-letter word if your muscles are tight or you have pain. You might even let out some other 4-letter words while you are foam rolling if you are tight! Foam rolling […]