10 Links that are my jam right now…



 * That spaghetti squash burrito bowl up there is SO my jam right now. Literally eating it as I type this.  [Read more...]

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My favorite TRX Lunge Progression Combo

I love the TRX Lunge! It’s perfect for strength, stability, coordination, balance, and power.

This is my favorite progression combo with the move:


*This is a progression, so mastering the TRX Lunge is first and foremost before adding the harder variations.

* Do this as many times through as you can (with perfect form).

* There is no such word as “suc-seck-ssion.”  I tried to keep it together… almost burst out laughing.

Give it a whirl and see what you think! #MakeYourBodyYourMachine

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{Bali} Part 3: Dajuma Beach

While the TRX Summit is always an amazing time, I have to admit that I was most looking forward to the days after it. My man-friend and I just wanted a beautiful, remote beach where we could chill. While scouring Trip Advisor for the best beaches to relax in Bali, we discovered Puri Dajuma Eco Resort. Visitors from all over the world gave it rave reviews. We were looking for somewhere off the beaten path where we could lounge around enjoying the beauty of Bali, without the rest of the tourists. This place could not have been more perfect.

(This resort is located in Negara, West Bali. It took us about 2.5 hours by taxi from Denpasar. There is one main road, but it’s very crowded. The taxi ride was 600,000 Rupiah – a whopping $50…)

The staff was amazing. The grounds are breathtaking, and the atmosphere is the most relaxing and rejuvenating one I’ve ever experienced in my life. Ever.

We booked the Gold Suite… and wished we could have stayed there forever.

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Workout Playlist!

I know it’s Monday. WHATEVER. Don’t start your week off in defeat.

You’ve got this. Ball up your fists, give a yell if need be, put on your workout clothes, and go.

Get after it and BE A BEAST!


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Bali: Part Two

Our TRX Instructor Summits are always amazing. Each day contains a workout, several hours of workshops with new information and science, and then ends with a team challenge. I’m happy to say that my team won the overall team award. Go Team 10! I took a bunch of photos, but they’re not as good as the ones my buddy Steve K. took. So I’m sharing all his:


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Book Buzz: Books Being Turned Into Movies


The good thing about 34 hours of travel, a few days of remote beach time, and 34 more hours of travel back home is that I had tons of time to read, which made me very happy. I haven’t been reading as much lately because of work travel and that always bums me out because I love having a book. Getting through 6 books and being on my 7th has definitely filled my reading cup. Here’s what I’ve plowed through the last 3 weeks:

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Making: This butternut squash chowder. It’s perfect for this weather.

Wanting: for my body to be back on Eastern Standard Time. Sleep has not been a regular part of my schedule lately and I’m riding the struggle bus from 11am to 7pm most days… I’m averaging about 4 hours of sleep per night. About 6 less than my body tends to require. It’s super fun.

Watching: Scary movies in prep for Halloween. Saw Annabelle a couple weeks ago. Saw Ouija last night. #sleepingwiththelightson

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{Bali} Part 1…

Apologies for the huge break! My computer charger hookup thing needed repair so my computer has been at Apple for the past few days ever since I got home. Just brought her home, good as new! Moving on:

After 34 hours of travel (Louisville to Chicago, to London, to Bangkok, to Bali) I was more than excited to set foot on this island in Indonesia. Here are a few of the photos from the first couple days. A huge thanks to the Padma Resort Bali for hosting our Summit and for the spectacular service while we were there!


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We’re having a really good time in Bali…

The TRX Summit is over (more on that when I have a better internet connection) and we are now on to the 2nd half of this mission: relaxation. We’ve been far too busy alternating playing in the water, napping in the sun, and reading in the hammock to do any blog posts, so this is all I got at the moment. #sorrynotsorry

We arrived two days ago, to our second destination, just in time for the epic sunset. I set the camera timer to just keep taking shots since it took a moment to get across the jagged rocks…






More to come…

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Off to Bali!


I’m headed out today to Bali, Indonesia for our annual 3-day TRX Instructor’s Summit. It’s like a giant fitness retreat with my TRX family from all over the world. We’ve got 27 countries being represented at this year’s summit and I couldn’t be more stoked to see everybody there, including my man-friend! We’ll have 3 days at the summit and then another 5 days to ourselves, which I’m looking forward to immensely. Hello hammock on the beach! Peace out cell phone & email inbox!

I’m not as stoked about the 34 hours of travel to get there, but I’m trying to look past that. I’ve got my books on my kindle, I’ve got my work that needs to be finished, I’ve got free wine to look forward to on the plane. Here I go! Back in two weeks!


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