Category Work It Out

A Healthier & Happier Thanksgiving Holiday

As we approach another glorious overeating holiday, we reflect on where we are, what we’re thankful for and what dishes will take us most quickly into a state of ultimate food coma. For many, Thanksgiving is the start of an annual destruction of our fit life routine. We eat way too much, expand our stomach […]

A More Realistic Body Embrace

What can start as a morning feeling fit and fabulous can often turn into an afternoon and evening feeling a lot less than such. We catch a glimpse in every mirror or reflective material possible throughout the day and demonize ourselves and our efforts along the way. Not surprisingly, this situation of feeling less than […]

Party On, Wayne!

With increasing health comes higher chances of experiencing a gnarly hangover. You know the story, you’ve been hitting it hard at the gym, keeping your diet in check and reminding yourself that pool party season is coming. Finally, you’re as bikini ready as you’ll be and the first glorious party weekend hits – HAPPY MEMORIAL […]

Fitness Foodies [Pasadena Edition]

I never forget how lucky I am to live in such a health conscious community. California, as a whole, is on a totally different wellness planet than most places and I’m so fortunate to call this crazy place my home. Since growing up in South Pasadena and moving back to Pasadena a few years back, […]

The Golden Gym Bag

More often than not, excuses are what keep us from accomplishing our dreams. We decide that X, Y and Z are in the way of what we need to do, so we settle for less. For many, this cycle of excuses leads us farther away from the gym and closer to a life of discomfort […]

5 Ways to Eat Healthy on Campus

It’s no secret…eating out is the fastest way to extra pounds, belly bloat, and reduced energy. Unfortunately, fast meals on campus are also the preferred method of food consumption by grad students all over. In my experience, its always better to prep your lunch and take it to campus (thanks…I know I’m great at stating […]

Becoming a Barre Babe

Over the past few months, I’ve been reconnecting with my workout routine and trying to attend more classes at my favorite fitness studio, Pure Barre Pasadena. After I began teaching classes about a year ago, my schedule changed and I wasn’t pushing myself to take as many classes (as a client) after work. My body […]