5 Simple, Natural Approaches to Stress Management

I had so much fun and was so honored to have been a part of an awesome event this past weekend with other Des Moines based female entrepreneurs. I loved joining a conversation about women’s health and natural approaches to stress management as well as hormonal balance. ✨get enough sleep- track it if you can.Continue reading “5 Simple, Natural Approaches to Stress Management”

Your Posture Matters- how many of these incorrect postures do you do everyday?

Posture can be a big factor in alleviating aches and pains like back pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. Check out the graphic below to see where you can improve. For more posture information, check out this posture playlist on YouTube for information on setting up a work station, properly sitting on your couch, and evenContinue reading “Your Posture Matters- how many of these incorrect postures do you do everyday?”

5 Secrets to Staying Healthy in the Holiday Season

(1) Get Adequate SleepWhen our body is well rested, it is able to function at its best. There are a lot of bodily processes that happen while we are sleeping- different hormones are active while you sleep, and your parasympathetic nervous system kicks in. We spend a lot of our time in our sympathetic, orContinue reading “5 Secrets to Staying Healthy in the Holiday Season”

Work Out for your Hormones

Spent the day working on some women’s custom training plans. What makes me unique is that I incorporate where you’re at in your cycle into your training plan. As you go through the month, your hormones change your energy level as well as your nutrition and exercise needs.I work with your body to help youContinue reading “Work Out for your Hormones”

Is Popping my Own Back Bad for Me?

Why is “popping” your own neck (or anywhere in the spine really) bad for you? Some clicking and popping is natural for your body- but make sure you aren’t forcing your joints into unnatural positions. When you twist your own spine or force it to pop there are a few things that are happening. Let’sContinue reading “Is Popping my Own Back Bad for Me?”

FREE Lower Body Work Out

Today’s workout:WARM UP:5 minutes on the bike at 5 resistance20 deadlifts with 10s on the bar STRENGTH:3×10 deadlifts with 25s on the barSUPERSET: side lunges with 25lb weight ACCESSORY:Bulgarian split squats with bar 3×10Leg press circuit:SUMO with both feetCALF RAISES with both feetUNILATERAL PRESSAll x10, repeat 3xKneeling hip thrusters with bar (sit back toward heelsContinue reading “FREE Lower Body Work Out”

Deck of Cards Workout

Shout out to my friend Patrick for reminding me of this classic. This workout is always harder than you think it’s going to be, especially if you choose more challenging exercises(hello plank push ups, my old friend). This is a free work out that is easy to do at home with little to no equipmentContinue reading “Deck of Cards Workout”

Why Strength Training is the Best thing to Happen to Women over 40.

Following a consistent exercise routine has benefits that extend beyond weight reduction and include improvements in cardiovascular, metabolic and psychological health. Today I want to specifically explore the benefits of strength training in women and some common misconceptions around the topic. The most common misconception is that since strength training raises testosterone in men, it wouldContinue reading “Why Strength Training is the Best thing to Happen to Women over 40.”

Hourly Activity Challenge

I wanted to share this great idea a friend of mine posted as more and more people move to working from home- especially with gyms currently on lockdown. She sent us a picture of her hourly activity challenge and so I decided to share it with all of you! It’s amazing because you can doContinue reading “Hourly Activity Challenge”