Tag : strength

A Perfect Night? Chocolate Smoothies and the “Girl Power 10”

In just three weeks, these girls have stolen my heart. They are both spunky and soft spoken. Bold and reserved. Confident and uncertain. Funny and serious. They are all of these things, depending on the moment or their mood. They are all these things and more, because  they are young girls, and that’s just what […]

“I am strong. I am kind. I am smart. I am the best.”

Ladies reading this: If I asked you to declare what your “Girl Power” is, what would the answer be? Would it be this: Four weeks ago, this would not have been the answer from most of the girls attending our inaugural Girl Power Summer Camp. Many came in having been bullied in school, or shy, […]

IDEA World Bound: Not the glam life, but the blessed life

“Not the glam life, but the best life. Not the glam life, but the best life. The blessed life.” As I sat in the Dallas airport earlier today waiting – AGAIN – for a delayed takeoff, that mantra was repeating itself inside my head. Tammy, aka GingerMantra, and I were headed to Los Angeles for […]

‘Merica in the Dark: Summer StormPocalypse

The worst storms are the ones that come completely unannounced, full throttle, with a quick and brutal kick of power that knocks us on our badasses. True in Florida during these summer months. True in life as well. So it went here in Tallahassee Tuesday, when a trio of storms blew through and toppled trees […]

AMRAPs, Tabatas and DOMS, oh my!

Two days after my first 45-minute weight lifting session in two years, and one day after a killer Butts, Guts & Guns class, this is how I feel: I hate the stairs in my townhouse and getting up and down from a chair – or bathroom – is just, ouch! And I LOVE it! Is […]

A Different Starting Line

Whenever I run, I am always so excited for the finish line – whether it’s an official one…  …or just the one that lands me back home after a solo morning run like the 5 miles I took today. Maybe that’s why my race times are pretty decent – the horn goes off at the […]

Workouts and Eats

Well heeeey strangers! Yes, it’s been awhile! Amid traveling for master trainings, running the studio, puppymamahood and working a full time PR job, the blog has had to take a bit of a backseat. But I was thinking, and I think part of why I haven’t posted is because I have been OVERthinking. Like, I […]

Morning Muscle Smoothie and the Fitness Gamble

The following post is sponsored by Blue Diamond. Bottoms up! It’s Friday, people! For the past week I have been enjoying the best smoothie right after teaching early morning classes! It’s got the perfect blend of healthy carbs and protein to fuel my muscles after tough sessions. I call it Morning Muscle, and it was […]

The workout that has me sore from head to toe! Do it!

A workout doesn’t have to make us sore to be effective. But it kinda feels good to wake up the next day and feel that “ohhhh that was a killer workout” afterburn, right? We recently added an old-school strength class to the Badass Fitness studio schedule, and after teaching it Monday afternoon and then again […]

Rykä: The cross trainer we ladies need in our life

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, the cliche goes. And that cliche has merit when it comes to exercise, and how our knees, hips and joints line up – or don’t – while we do it. Did you know: A woman’s foot shape, muscle movement, and skeletal structure are all inherently different from a […]