Socal winter has proven to be a rowdy one this year! It’s cooler and wetter than usual. While I adore the rain and cuddling up by the fire, the minute I step outside I’m bombarded with allergies. All the extra rain is causing all kinds of ‘extras’ to bloom and my body is feeling … Continue reading “Lentil Soup”

    Happy New Year friends! I love the fresh start, the extra energy (and people) in the gym, and answering all the questions about all things fitness and nutrition. However, I’ll be honest, I cringe during “New Year-New You” season. Seeing people buy into crazy cleanses, extreme approaches, and workouts that hurt in all … Continue reading “What’s in my kitchen cabinet…All things Vitamins & Supplements”

Fall brings on all the feels but it also brings on alllll the sugar laden treats and can easily kick off a long season of poor eating habits. I came up with this recipe with two goals in mind; #1: All things pumpkin! #2: Create a healthy snack (disguised in a baked good). Hope you … Continue reading “The Best Pumpkin Bread”

These fries rarely make it off the pan! When I pull a bag of fresh carrots out of the fridge, my kids yell “Carrot Fries”. They start grabbing the few simple ingredients that turn this basic veggie into an exciting side dish and we get to work. These fries are packed with flavor, just the … Continue reading “Carrot Fries & Ranch Dip ~ Featured in Elite Magazine July 2018”

On my first day as a trainer (when I was 17) my Fitness Director asked me how I liked it. I had that deer in the headlights, wide eyed look, and replied “I think I need a degree in Psychology”. Little did I know, I would go on to a Degree in Kinesiology- studying the … Continue reading “The Most Effective Exercise You Will Do”

Many of you know, 50% of my family is Gluten Free/Dairy free. And the other 50% won’t sacrifice taste for health. We have some allergy ridden folk, and some stomach of steal-bring on the flavor peeps. It’s important to me that we have healthy and DELICIOUS choices on hand. And it’s equally important that we … Continue reading “The Most Delicious Chocolate Chip-Banana-Almond Muffins (GLUTEN & DAIRY FREE)”

  Nothing beats a great workout that leaves you sweaty, glowing, energized, and feeling like you can conquer any goal with all the endorphins flowing through your bod! The benefits of regular exercise are endless and if you ask around you’ll find that people who regularly workout do it for the mental clarity, grounding, energizing, … Continue reading “At Home Workout ~ No Equipment Needed!”

Oh summer! You want to kick back, and enoy some drinks with family and friends but…GOALS! Can you have your drink and your abs too? I think so! Here are my two favorite drink recipes and some easy tips to keep you on track. 1. STAY HYDRATED Our bodies can mistake thirst for hunger and … Continue reading “4th of July Cocktails & How not to undo all the hard work in the gym!”

These bars are such a hit in our household and for so many of my friends and clients! I hope you love them as much as we all do. If you’re local, make sure to check out this month’s edition of Elite Magazine for my favorite summer side dish. My out of the area friends, … Continue reading “Perfect 10 Bars~Featured in Elite Magazine June 2018”