Friday Faves and Vegas Recap

Hi friends! Happy Friday! Quick alert: Summer Shape Up plan goes out this afternoon! I’ll be posting the workouts here on the blog each Sunday but if you want everything in advance + the meal ideas, get on the list here!! I can’t wait to do this with you all! What’s going on this weekend? … Read more

Friday Faves – The Fitnessista

Hi friends! Happy Friday! The weekend is heeeeere and the Pilot and I are off to Miraval. BLESS IT. Cell phone access is limited, but I’ll definitely share sneak peeks and some of the fun (and delicious eats) on IG stories when I get a chance. What do you have going on this weekend? Liv … Read more

How to Run an 8-Minute Mile Pace

Your body naturally knows how to run, right? You ran around as a kid. You can (hopefully) run when you’re in danger. While lifting weights will always be near and dear to many people, running is a universal language. Some people run for sport, for heart health, or just for fun. Credit: Daxiao Productions / … Read more

How to Do the Back Squat for Size and Strength

“Down the road, in a gym far away, a young man was heard to say, ‘No matter what I do, my legs won’t grow!’ He tried leg extensions, leg curls, leg presses, too. Trying to cheat, these workouts he’d do! From the corner of the gym where the big guys train, through a cloud of … Read more

Circuit Training vs. Hiit: 3 Differences

Group fitness classes are an enjoyable way to get active and get social, whether you’re into spin, yoga, barre, Pilates, or boot camp-style workouts. Typically you’ll find two types of strength workouts—circuit training and high intensity interval training (HIIT).  So, what’s the difference between circuit training vs HIIT? Both circuit training and HIIT feature intervals … Read more

The Science Behind Deload Weeks Explained

If you’re going to the gym, you most likely want to be healthier. You also want to add muscle to your frame, set personal records, and perform better than you did the last workout. You’re driven, and you channel that drive into rigorous weekly training sessions. But being all go, go, go, will eventually bring … Read more

The Health Benefits of Dry Brushing

Dry brushing is a simple exercise that improves health by increasing skin circulation and stimulating the lymphatic system. How do you get started and how should you dry brush? Get the answers here. Hi friends! How’s the morning going so far? The kids are at a morning camp, and I’m working on getting things together … Read more

Yoga vs. Pilates: What’s The Difference?

You want to try a new workout, so you go online to check out the classes offered at your local gym. Yoga and Pilates both sound intriguing. They both promise increased strength and flexibility—and they both show photos of happy, fit people holding poses on mats.  But what are the differences between yoga and Pilates? … Read more

How to Do the Reverse Lunge for Powerful Legs and Rock-Hard Glutes

Everybody’s keen on boasting about their squat numbers, but many people overlook single-leg work. That’s a pity because unilateral exercises — single-arm or single-leg movements — offer unique benefits such as avoiding overusing the dominant side, isolating and correcting muscle or strength imbalances, improving balance, body awareness and preventing injuries. Credit: MDV Edwards / Shutterstock … Read more

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