Best Workout Plan for a Toned & Strong Butt (As Seen on NBC News Better)

Around this time of year many women want to tighten and tone their butt. Doing this can help them feel more confident in their jeans, as well as giving them overall stronger lower body!  Toning up your glutes and your legs can help you to speed up your metabolism while you’re burning fat. When you […]

The Best Exercises for Better Posture (for the Chicago Sun Times)

Improving your posture doesn’t just give you a confidence boost – it also helps to prevent future pains! Having great posture also leads to better blood flow and a more stable upper back.  Your posture can say a lot about you. It can tell others how you’re feeling and also if you’re stressed or not. […]

Best Foods to De-Bloat & Best Things to Help with Bloating (As Seen on Fox Chicago)

Are you one of the 30% of Americans who regularly feel bloated? Holding onto water weight is one of the worst feelings, which is why I always recommend eating non-processed foods!  Processed foods can make you even more bloated because of the amount of sodium that’s added to them. If you’re trying to cut down […]

The Best Warm Up Stretches for Runners and Cool Down Stretches for Runners (As Seen on NBC News Better)

Every runner is aware that they need to be doing stretches before and after their run, but many runners don’t know what type of stretches they need to be doing! These 2 workout sequences I designed help to prime your muscles and recover more quickly!  When you warm up, it’s essential to do dynamic stretches […]

 Simple Summer Workout with Only 3 Workout Moves (As Seen on CNN’s HLN)

Summer is here, so I love to take my workouts outside! Even if I’m just outside for a few minutes, I love soaking in the Vitamin D that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. I came up with this 6 minute workout that uses 3 moves that you can do without any gym equipment!    Whether […]

Summer Workouts For Every Fitness Level (As Seen on NBC News Better)

Getting outside and soaking up the summer sun is one of the best feelings in the world. When the weather is so nice, you don’t have to stay inside inside of a gym to squeeze in your workout!  Summer activities can be so much fun that you don’t even realize you’re getting a workout! That’s […]

Running for Weight Loss (As Seen on Under Armour’s Map My Run)

“Is running the best cardio for weight loss?” This is the question I frequently am asked when I start coaching one of my private weight loss clients. The answer, however, varies from person to person! Getting your heart rate up is essential for weight loss, so I always suggest doing whatever that person will be […]

Best Inner Thigh Exercises (As Seen on NBC News Better)

Toning up your inner thighs doesn’t just get rid of the “jiggle” many people are self-conscious about, it also can help to strengthen your core and reduce the risk of injury! Targeting this area through cardio can help the performance of your body overall.  Another added benefit of targeting your inner thighs with cardio workouts […]

The Best Stretches for Runners Before & After a Run (As Seen in Chicago Sun Times)

No matter where you’re running, stretching is essential. It’s especially important to do dynamic stretches before you go for a run so that your body is prepared to keep moving! It’s also important to make sure you’re doing the proper stretches to calm your muscles after a run. Stretching is an essential part of any […]

Yoga Poses to Help You Sleep (As Seen on NBC News Better)

If you have trouble falling asleep at night, you’re not alone! Many of my private weight loss clients (and myself at times) also struggle with this. What many people don’t realize, however, is that stress is the reason they are struggling to fall asleep!  Doing yoga before you go to bed can help you to […]