The foundation of any successful weight-loss or fitness plan is consistency. If you’re not consistent with your efforts, it’s difficult to make real changes. And if you’re not seeing changes in yourself, you’ll eventually become unmotivated and uncommitted to a healthy lifestyle. I’ve seen a lot of women lose their momentum at the one place that they spend more time at than their homes: work. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in day-to-day duties and responsibilities. Oftentimes, we let convenience drive our decisions and this is what can derail all of our efforts and tip us towards a slippery slope.Read More
In many ways, choosing the right gym is like choosing the right partner in life. You want it to meet most of your requirements. It has to fit into your lifestyle, it has to motivate you and of course, it’s always an added bonus if it looks good too. And similar to when you find yourself dating a dud, choosing the wrong gym can make working out a lot more difficult than it needs to be. Ladies, there’s no need to settle – in life inside and outside of the gym! Follow these five tips for a match made in heaven.Read More
I’ve heard it all during my time in the fitness industry. “Women can’t lift weights” or even “ladies SHOULDN’T lift weights.” And when I finally saw people grow more accepting of ladies who lift, I started to hear things like, “women cannot consume too much protein – it makes them fat!” Rest assured, each of these silly myths have me rolling my eyes! While certain comments and myths have certainly discouraged me in the past, I’m taking this opportunity to bust five common misconceptions made about women and exercise.Read More
WOW, what a crazy and exciting 2018! Over 35,000 of you have decided to followPhyllis and I’m grateful for every one of you!
This past year has been one for the books! Life threw me some unexpected curveballs – debilitating pain, a hip replacement and a wedding to plan – but I never lost sight of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. After years of exercising my mind and my body, I rebounded quickly. To speed up my recovery, I also started using an exciting new product. Keep your eyes peeled – I plan on sharing the details with you very soon! Make sure to check out my social media posts to get a sneak peek.Read More
After first working with stability balls seventeen years ago, I started incorporating them into my warm up before exercising. The ball is excellent for both stretching and stabilizing the back which is a must for me. I used resistance bands in physical therapy for a shoulder injury but never really considered them an alternative to weights. It was wrong of me to think this combo could not provide me with a tough, challenging workout because they can!Read More
I know it happened. I remember packing up the cars and leaving the morning after. But the actual event? I think I sleep walked through it! How could this be? An event as grand as this and somehow I feel like I missed it! I had planned other big events like my daughter’s bat mitzvah and my son’s bar mitzvah but nothing could prepare me for a wedding! It seemed no matter how much work my daughter and I did the list just kept growing. Helpful that the two of us are list makers but regular lists were just not enough. Each segment of the wedding had its own list. We decided that a wedding planner was a must!Read More