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Sometimes working out in the gym can seem difficult if you are out of shape and/or not fit. It can become a bit discouraging at times seeing already fit individuals making everything look so easy. Finally, I came to the realization that my increased sweat and fatigue will provide me the confidence needed for my… Continue reading »

I have the great privilege of entering into my twelfth year of indoor cycling ( spin ) teaching in 2017. Time flies when you’re having fun and staying fit with others on this journey to eat smart and move more for our entire lives. My holiday Santa Spin class is an annually anticipated event at… Continue reading »

Cooler weather often means more inside workouts. Running on a treadmill does not have to be boring or less intense than your outside workout. In fact, running on a treadmill can be a great way to do an interval workout – which can increase calories burned, amp up your metabolism, and increase fitness – when… Continue reading »

As a follow up to my Calories Never Take a Vacation blog from summer, I thought of how we may creatively battle the fact that Calories Never Take a Holiday—especially during the holidays. These days are upon us now, and you have challenged yourself to maintain and not gain for the next few weeks. In… Continue reading »

The free Holiday Challenge virtual race begins this Monday, November 28th! It’s free and available for anyone to join. The best part about the virtual race across Iceland is that you’ll get to see some amazing Google Street Views. There are waterfalls after waterfalls lining the Icelandic coast. Below is a small preview. Almost every time… Continue reading »

Life sometimes can seem challenging with additional stress and/or a busy schedule… especially this time of year! In order to stay motivated to exercise, and to keep exercising, I have been working on improving my thought process. I am actively trying to focus on the positives; the positives of exercise, the positive outcomes, the positive… Continue reading »

  While the end of daylight savings may set in the winter doldrums for some, the bright side (yes, pun intended) is an opportunity to switch up your exercise routine.   While the sunrise was at 7:43am, it is now at 6:44am, which means an extra hour of sunlight in the mornings.  This is great news… Continue reading »

It’s getting unbelievably close to the start of the Holiday Challenge (November 14th), and we kicked off this year with a fabulous 10th annual Holiday Challenge Taste Test! The Holiday Challenge Taste Test is an annual event in which we determine which recipes will be included in the Holiday Challenge. Each team member chooses a… Continue reading »

Why do you exercise? What is your motivation to break a sweat each day? Is it because you know you should walk every day to maintain a healthy weight? Did a doctor say you should exercise more since heart disease runs in your family? Maybe you heard that you should exercise to boost your mood… Continue reading »

Today we introduce our guest blogger, Susan Allison-Dean. Susan is a Registered Nurse and shares her love for nature and health below. Take it away, Susan!   Leave a Trail of Pounds Behind What if I told you that there is something that could help you on your healthy journey that is so fabulous that it… Continue reading »