Off to Thailand!



It was a 4:30am wake up call today to get everything loaded up, Tango walked and off to the dog-sitter, and to the airport for my flight. I go to San Fran, then Tokyo, then land in Bangkok at 11pm Wednesday evening. I’m very excited to have been invited to present at the Asia Fitness Conference this year. I get to teach my TRX Dance Body workout, a Barefoot Forum with Dr. Emily Splichal of EBFA, and two dance sessions that should be pretty fun. While I’m not looking forward to the 20 hours of flight time ahead of me, I’m excited to get to the conference. I’ll be meeting up with my man-friend who’s currently on his way there. We’ll both be presenting there for 4 days and then it’s on to Krabi for 4 days of rock climbing and deep water soloing.

If anybody’s got recommendations for Bangkok, let me know! Holla!

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Helpful Business Resources {Books, Podcasts, & Links}


While my degree in Exercise Science certainly helped me establish myself as a fitness pro, it lacked in business info that would help me as a self-employed fitness pro. In college, classes like marketing, management and public speaking were on my agenda to take, but I’ll be honest, I took these intro classes as night classes so I’d only have to go once a week (15 times per semester). And since you could technically miss 2 classes, I only really had to attend 13 of them – college logic that’s been biting me in the ass ever since.  Over the years of seeking out business content on my own, my colleagues have suggested many helpful resources to check out. While these don’t in any way take the place of an actual business degree or course, here are some of the books, podcasts, and TED talks that have helped me along the way:  [Read more...]

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It’s been a blustery last few days here in San Diego. Tango’s ears blowing in the wind was my jam this week, as well as knowing I get to leave for Thailand in 4 days! I’ve got the weekend off and plan on a brew fest with friends, watching Netflix, and hanging more with Tango on the beach. Here’s what else is on my radar currently:


Making: Trader’s Joe’s Pumpkin Muffins. I don’t care if it’s 80 degrees in SD. It’s fall in my kitchen.

Wanting: to go camping… I’d like a couple nights sleeping outside, somewhere quiet.  [Read more...]

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10 Things I’ve Learned From 10 Years In The Fitness Industry

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This month marks one decade for me in the fitness industry! Since 2005 I’ve worn many hats as a fitness pro: I’ve been a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Fitness Manager, Bootcamp Owner, Master Instructor, fitness Blogger, and conference Presenter. I’m fully aware that I still have a long way to go, but over the past 10 years I’ve learned a lot. Here are the lessons that stick out the most:  [Read more...]

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You Know You’re A Fitness Instructor When…

This month marks my 10 year anniversary in the fitness industry! Whether you teach yoga, pilates, cycling, strength, cardio, bootcamps, aerial, dance, hiit, or whatever else, your job as a professional instructor is a tad different than others…


You Know You’re A Fitness Instructor When:

1. Between teaching classes and your own workouts, showering should happen quite frequently for you, but doesn’t always…

2. When you separate your laundry piles into “dark fitness clothes,” “bright fitness clothes,” and “towels.” You hardly ever use your dryer. [Read more...]

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Workout Playlist!


Take a break from the to-do list.

Grab your head phones. Get after it.

1) I’m loving the song Electric Love right now.
2) And listening to This Woman’s Work reminds me of all the dance solos I’ve seen choreographed to it over the years…
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Things & Links That Are My Jam Right Now

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My best friend sent me some great gifts this week as reminders of home. I’m loving my new Kentucky shaped bracelet, as well as this scented soy candle. It’s been a hectic week, but I’ve been glad to get to spend so much of it with my Tango. We had a couple great beach walks and the fleas are finally gone (#shoutout The Vet)! My Fit Club has officially sold out this first session and I’ve had to extend my capacity, which is a nice feeling. I’m excited to launch it on Monday. Lastly, I leave in just a little bit to head up to Canada for a weekend with my man-friend and the boys. I haven’t seen the boys since I left there in July so I’m double excited.

 And now for the links:

TRX Master Instructor Shelley Wood is riding across Canada to raise $26k for kids w/cancer. Follow her SNKCR blog.

Why do I get wheezy running uphill? It could be a bigger problem. By Outside Magazine.

The best tweets from the #AppleEvent. By

Reading Rainbow is BACK!!!

The benefits of a bilingual brain. from TED-Ed.

Labor Day is the New New Year’s Day for fitness resolutions. By Kara Mohr for the US News.

Love watching this woman get what she deserved after berating restaurant staff. The whole internet.

10 yr old Louisville, KY philanthropist, Olivia Allen organizes girls’ confidence conference.

The incredible story of the almost-kamizee pilots of 9.11. by The Daily Mail.


Happy Friday, All!

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Spiders & Bugs: 4, Ami: 0

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I don’t know what it is about this year but the spiders and bugs are just horrendous. In San Diego they keep blaming the heat and humidity on the fact that it’s an El Nino year… So now they’re blaming the bug infestations on that too. I’m just going to start blaming everything on El Nino from here on out.

Incident #1 – Spider vs. Ami’s hair [Read more...]

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Surprising reasons people are joining my online Fit Club…


When I began thinking about my online Fit Club, I assumed I would be hitting the stay-at-home mom demographic who didn’t have a lot of time to exercise and needed something they’d be able to do quickly from home. [Read more...]

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My Five Favorite TRX Core Exercises

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In honor of my online Fit Club launching next week, I thought I’d share some of my favorite TRX moves for the core. For those of you registered to start training w/ me next week, you just might see 1 or 2 of them in the programming… Wink. Wink.  [Read more...]

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