You Can Sit With Us: Changing the Mean Girls Narrative

“You can’t sit with us.” It’s one of the most recognizable quotes from recent movie pop culture. In the 2004 film Mean Girls, a cliquey group of high school girls, The Plastics ostracizes the new girl in school when she falls…

How to Train With Your Menstrual Cycle

If you've ever dedicated weeks, months, or years to following a workout program or training for a specific race or event, you know how unfortunate it can be to have the first day of your cycle coincide with a rather long, intense, or important workout. Despite it...

Nothin’ But a Kettlebell Workout

It's no secret: I'm a fan of kettlebell workouts—especially ones that require a single kettlebell, and elicit a rather taxing response in a short amount of time. Because this workout requires nothin' but a kettlebell, you can easily get this done at home or from the...

Strong From Home: Your Body, Your Plan

Friends, I can't even believe it. After months (and months) of surveys, working with focus groups, and developing, building, and testing the program, Strong From Home is officially available! The reason I put so much time and effort into this program is because I've...

Chocolate Covered Peppermint Cups

Peppermint is the most wonderful time of the year. These chocolate covered peppermint cups combine rich, creamy dark chocolate with the coolness of mint using just FIVE simple ingredients. As a result, they're not only super easy to make, they also can serve as a the...

Homemade Whipped Peppermint Body Butter

While this whipped peppermint body butter looks delicious enough to eat, it is not to be used for frosting cupcakes. It is to be used as a luxurious way to moisturize the body, and keep skin feeling silky smooth and soft. This homemade whipped peppermint body butter...

Why I Encourage All Women To Be Bigger

Last week, while standing in a rather long line at a natural foods grocery store, I noticed a common thread among the women's health magazines that hit me like a ton of bricks. Each of the eight magazines had at least one headline dedicated to achieving six-pack abs,...

The Run Around

For workouts, I love combining interval efforts with bodyweight and strength movements. It's an easy way to get in a fast and effective workout that builds both aerobic and anaerobic capacity, and strength. The best part about workouts like this one is that they can...