Fit Friday: 5 Best Crunches for Summer Abs

Happy Friday! I am going to stay true to the brand and keep this post short and SIMPLE. Even though summer is in full swing I know there’s most of us still looking for a short cut or two that will give us a little more confidence in our swimsuit. There’s always room for improvement, right? I figured a quick run down on some of my favorite tried and true moves to slim those lower abs (aka the pooch) and obliques (aka muffin top) would be beneficial for most, especially this time of year. I am on my way to […]

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Fit Friday: Pilates On the Road (A Review Of Pilates Anytime)

One thing I don’t like to do while traveling is miss out on my workouts. While I try to not drive myself crazy with trying to fit one in every moment, I like having the option to do something when I have some down time. My cardio of choice when I’m on the road is jogging and walking. Going for a jog around a new city I’m visiting is always a great way to explore and catch my bearings. When I’m looking to stretch out, especially after a long flight I turn to some yoga poses and stretching. My favorite […]

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Fit Friday: MSF Slim For Summer Routine

It’s Friday!! Yay, yay, yay. Time for the weekend which hopefully means some rest and relaxation for you all and plenty of time for play. With summer upon us and bathing suits becoming an outfit staple, many of us have begun to work on our summer bodies 😉 If you’re like me you and looking for something short and sweet (so there’s more time to get outdoors and enjoy the gorgeous weather), this one’s for you. I included just the routine to get you summer ready and your workout plan kicked into gear. This series is not only efficient but […]

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Motivation Monday: Life Is A Marathon

Yesterday was the San Diego Rock-n-Roll Marathon. The route of the marathon winds around neighborhoods surrounding downtown San Diego and is a great time for the locals to come out of their homes and show their support for all the runners. It’s cool to see the perseverance of all walks of life, young and old, handicap and veteran runners all committed to the same task. As I was watching the runners pass by, trying to yell words of encouragement, I had a realization of the significance of it all. Sure running a marathon is a feat in itself, but the […]

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Motivation Monday: Long Weekend Prep

This is a busy week, probably for you as well because of the holiday weekend coming up. I LIVE for long weekends and I think a lot of it has to do with the productivity that comes with preparing for one less workday. No one wants a mess when they come back from a long weekend and having the carefree attitude to enjoy time with friends and family gives you extra incentive to tie up loose ends and walk away feeling less stressed. That being said, I want to keep this post short and simple so you can get on […]

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Fit Friday: Jump! Jump!

Happy Friday friends! I hope you’ve had a great week so far and have some fun things coming up this weekend. It is my last weekend of in-studio learning for Pilates teacher training, which is kind of unbelievable…it’s gone by so quickly! I’m looking forward to having a little less structure on the weekends and more time to practice teaching and observe classes. I’m thinking of doing a Pilates highlight each week with tips and tricks, what do you think?  I wanted to keep things straight to the point and simple for this fit Friday and I am super excited […]

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Motivation Monday: The Pilates Method

Happy Monday friends! I thought it would be interesting to incorporate some posts about influential people in the health and wellness industry and possibly some interviews as well. What better Motivation Monday material than that? Since I am knee-deep in Pilates right now and studying the concept and history extensively, I have become borderline obsessed with the journey of Joseph Pilates and to say his story has motivated me is an understatement. Whenever I find myself complaining about the hours I am having to put in for this teacher training program or working my 9-5 during the week, I stop […]

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Fit Friday: 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

There are countless reasons you need to have a strong core and most have nothing to do with how you look in a bikini 😉 A strong core helps alleviate back pain, balance and stability, posture, form during exercise, child birth, the list goes on. It isn’t difficult to work on strengthening your core and the best part is you can start today with no equipment needed I’ve included five of my go-to core strengthening moves below and I recommend incorporating these into your daily exercise routine at least a few times a week. Without further ado, here they are! […]

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Fit Friday: Meet Me At The Barre

We made it through the week, and what a week it’s been. I don’t know if it’s the new moon, people trying to stick to their resolutions, or what but it just feels like things have been a little wacky lately. When stress levels are high it’s hard to not feel the affects no matter what mood you happen to be in. My favorite way to decompress is (100% cliché but nonetheless true) exercise. To balance out the tensions I may feel at work or out in public I like to make sure I take breaks outside to walk and […]

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Fit Friday: Follow Your Bloodline To A Healthier You

There has been a lot of conversation regarding the blood type diet. This is a topic that has truly fascinated me and ultimately inspired me to write a simple, concise overview of the idea and principles behind the blood type diet. Naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo created the idea of the blood type diet with the belief that eating a diet based on your blood type (O, A, B or AB) can help you achieve optimal health. He claims that the food we eat reacts with our blood type and by following a diet that correlates with a specific blood type; […]

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