Santa Barbara Fitness Getaway Weekend!

Need an excuse to hang in sunny Santa Barbara for a fun weekend?

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Is Your Workout Helping or Hurting You?

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Between the number of gyms and studios and the number of free online workouts out there, there’s no shortage of places to obtain a workout or full exercise program.  People choose what type of workouts they do based on many factors: from what they think sounds fun, to what they’ve heard “really works.” Everybody is different in what works for them, what they like to do, and what their goals are. I won’t give you one type of workout that will be great for you, but what I will do is help you figure out if what you’re currently doing is helping you, hurting you, or just plain wasting your time…

< < <     3 Areas To Assess     > > >

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Introducing Flash Fit Clubs!

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TRX-based fitness programs sent straight to your inbox each week, for 4 weeks:

Programs Include:
  • 4 Weeks of Progressive Programming
  • Strength, Endurance, & Metabolic Workouts
  • Printable PDFs
  • Instructional & Real-Time Videos
  • Smart Phone Timers for Every Workout (so you can be hands-free)
 Club 1 (Weeks 1-4) & Club 2 (Weeks 5 – 8) are $79 each.
Bundle them together for $139
But the first 50 peeps can take advantage of the coupon code:
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I’m not allowed to sell in Canada just yet…
See FAQs here. Registration here.
Questions? Email: flashfitclubs@gmail.com
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Identify Your Barriers: Consistent Workouts

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Even though I’m a fitness professional, I sometimes have a hard time getting motivated to do my own workouts regularly. The older I get though, the more I realize how important it is that I stay on it… Because if I could keep my 25 year old body without much work, I wouldn’t be worried at all. ; ) [Read more…]

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3 Ways to Get More Water!

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Before you go on with this blog post, do a quick mental tally of how many times you’ve had water today. Then do a tally of how many times you’ve had non-water (coffee, tea, juice, soda, alcohol) today. Which number is higher?

It’s difficult for a lot of people to have the “perfect” water intake. Caffeine, alcohol, and sugary drinks are everywhere, all the time, and can be hard to resist. There are coffee shops and gas station Big Gulps on every corner, and there are soda machines in almost every break room and public building in the country. You know what’s hard to find sometimes? Water fountains. I know people that go entire days without any water consumption at all.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a perfect, water-only drinker. I drink tea, alcohol, and have the occasional soft drink. I don’t tell myself that I should only drink water all day, every day… But I do know that my water intake should be significantly higher than my non-water intake… every day.

Here are a few behaviors I try to practice that make that happen: [Read more…]

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Attn: Pyramid Schemers, I’m Not Selling Your Sh** for You. Quit Asking.

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For the 3rd time this week, I’ve gotten a message from somebody I barely know, or that I haven’t talked to in ages. It always starts the same way: “Hey girl! How’s it going? I’ve started this brand new business…” like they’re the first person to try to get other people to sell things for them under the guise that they can make six figures… “And I really think you’d be interested in it.” i.e. “I’d really like to get my hands on your client list, email contacts, and 3k Facebook friends.”

Now, this post is in no way disrespecting anybody trying to make money. Making extra money on the side is a great way to get ahead financially. I fully respect a side hustle! I’ve been self-employed for over a decade and realize that making money while having a flexible schedule is an attractive work situation. HOWEVER, I’m sick of being hounded by the pyramid converts… or should I say the “multi-level marketers,” which they’re now referred to. Here are the following reasons why:  [Read more…]

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Do’s & Don’ts of Running a Fitness Studio

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Running a fitness studio is hard work. Unless you’re a franchise owner, there are constantly decisions you have to make that will ensure your business’s success… or demise. After running my own fitness bootcamp, taking class at many studios around the country, and speaking with lots of colleagues, I’ve noticed several consistent owner/operator behaviors that will affect longevity. Here are 10 Do’s and Don’ts for those embarking on (or in the trenches of) their own fitness studio.  [Read more…]

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8 Alternative Ways to be Social (Instead of Going Out for Dinner/Drinks)

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I think a majority of the New Year’s Resolutions and overall year-long goals tend to revolve around wanting better health and finances. Two of the biggest ways to sabotage progress on both of these goals: Meeting friends for drinks and socializing with restaurant dinners… on a weekly basis. [Read more…]

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Things & Links That Are My Jam Right Now

The following things are my jam right now:

These SmartWool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks

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Y’all. If you’re constantly freezing like me, these will be your jam too. They’re crazy thick and warm AND they have a thick layer of cushioning under them so they feel like slippers.  I orginally bought them to take skiing with me on my Canadian Christmas visit. Now I just wear them as slippers around the house. Every day. It’s time for a 2nd pair.

My little Trader Joes tree that’s still alive from Christmas

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I’ don’t know about you guys but I tend not to buy plants because I forget they’re there and I kill them. This little guy is still kicking, probably because it doesn’t need that much attention, and I’m proud. Plus, I get post-holiday blues like nobody’s bidness so those cute little bells on the flower pot are still bringing a little holiday cheer even in mid-January.

And now for the links:

* 8 Daily Habits That Will Make 2015 Explosive. From Enterpreneur

* A great post about learning how to Fight productively with your partner. Cupcakes & Cashmere

* Research Review: Self Myofascial Release (foam rolling) and Flexbility. BCPTI

* Ellen’s response to the Pastor who accuses her of spreading “Gay Agenda”. Ellen

* Awesome live video feed of 2 epic climbers free climbing Yosemite’s Dawn Wall. Gripped.

These two are for all you Sacred Vessels out there, because I know a lot of preggo ladies…

* Figuring out Diastasis Recti. Fit4Mom

* Functional Training for Pregnancy. IDEAFit

And lastly, this amazing video has been my jam lately.

Pro Dancers, weddings, flashmobs, MJ and JT. I mean… where can you go wrong? You can’t.

You just can’t.

Happy Humpday!
What’s your jam right now?
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10 Links that are my jam right now…

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There are all kinds of good things floating around the interwebs these days. These ones are my jam right now:

1. This guy who’s traveling the world, and doing naked handstands in each country. #creativetravelphotos

2. How the new Apple Watch is going to revolutionize fitness.

3. 17 Things You Should Know Before Dating an Athletic Girl.

4. Stop Exercising. Start Training. — > Get out of the gym. Get a goal. Train for it.

5. Creating independent & responsible kids. “Why I Let My Kids Walk to the Corner Store. And Why You Should Too”

6. Precision Nutrition’s Blog post on the Pros & Cons of the Paleo Diet. {GREAT Read!}

7. 19 Powerful tweets on domestic violence victims. #WhyIStayed

8. Goodreads.com‘s Best Books of the Month and New Releases lists. Looking for a book? Go there!

9. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day was my favorite book when I was kid. Now there’s a movie.

10. The awesome chick who made fun of Anthropolie’s Furniture Catalog.

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