Exercises for re-building pelvic floor strength in midlife {Guest Post}

Whenever I instruct my group fitness class to skip, jump or perform burpees, there's always at least one participant who decides that this is the perfect moment for a bathroom break. As a midlife mother of three, I completely understand this. It's … {keep reading...}

Customizing online workouts to make them work for you

As a personal trainer and fitness aficionado, I spend a lot of time searching online for workout ideas and new exercise combinations. I include them in my own workouts, as well as those of my clients. I have Pinterest boards full of online … {keep reading...}

What might you accomplish in a year | my ’50 by 50′ fitness goals

It's been a long time since I set myself any specific fitness goals. My primary goal this year was just to get back regular exercise after a post-trauma-induced hiatus from exercise. I'm happy to say that I've more than met that goal. A minimum … {keep reading...}

The best way to eat and exercise for weight loss | you’re the expert of you

We live in an era of information overload. Every time we open our e-mail, check our Facebook newsfeed or open Instagram to see what our friends are up to we are inundated with messages (messages that are often conflicting) about the best way to … {keep reading...}

The Forces behind Obesity: Why Tackling the Issue Goes beyond the Individual Alone {Guest Post}

This week, I'm thrilled to share with you a guest post written by a woman I've known virtually for many years. She's  and author, physician, public health advocate, humor blogger, mother, wife, fitness enthusiast . . . and introvert (although you'd … {keep reading...}

5 moves to master in midlife | exercising for form and function

When I first started lifting weights in my mid-thirties my goals were all about aesthetics. I wanted that (photo-shopped) body on the cover of Oxygen magazine and focused more on how weight training could re-shape my body than on how it might … {keep reading...}

Using social media as a fitness accountability tool

Social media often gets a bad rap. Parents complain about their teenagers spending too much time on Snapchat. Mom gets angry with dad for constantly checking the hockey scores. Dad wishes mom didn't feel the need to check in with her Facebook … {keep reading...}

9 reasons to plan an active vacation

I had planned on including lots of references to recent scientific studies to support the claims made below. But getting organized for an active vacation took precedence ;-) . Instead, I'm basing this post on my own personal experience and those … {keep reading...}

Why self-care needs to be part of your midlife fitness routine

All of my fitness coaching clients are midlife women. Most come to me for help with exercise and eating. Wanting to know how to make the best use of their workout time and how to best fuel their bodies to support their midlife health and fitness … {keep reading...}