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When you walk into a gym, there are SO many options to choose from! How do you go about choosing equipment? What gym equipment is best for beginners? Where do I even start? While there are endless types of fitness equipment to use, some are way more common than others. I’m going to go through […]

June 28, 2024

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On May 18th and 19th this year, I was in Philadelphia attending (and presenting at!) the Body Positive Fitness Alliance’s Inclusive Fitness Professional (FitPro) Summit. While it’s mainly a conference for people in the fitness industry, I wanted to pull back the curtain and tell you about some of the things we talked about. I […]

June 21, 2024

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Making sure your body recovers from your workouts is just as important as the workouts themselves! Workouts stress your body. It’s good stress and it makes you stronger, but it still takes time for your muscles to heal after they get stressed. As your body recovers from that microscopic damage, it repairs and gets stronger. […]

June 7, 2024

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For some, a workout is a solitary space. A meditative experience. Or just the only time of day they get to actually be alone. If that’s you, that’s awesome! This might be an article you want to skip over 😂 For others, fitness is hard to do by themselves. It’s tough to get motivated and […]

May 17, 2024

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May 2021 It was my moment to shine and feel strong! I had been working out at home with my kettlebells for a couple years, but during a trip I decided to get a weeklong pass at a weightlifting gym close to my hotel. The week went smoothly and I got to play around with […]

May 10, 2024

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I know that I can use any program or walk into any workout class and be successful. Why? Because I have a toolbox of exercise modifications that I can use! Exercise modifications make any exercise scale to what I need that day and are the key for adapting any workout plan to fit your body. […]

May 3, 2024

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Strength training is for EVERY body! You may have heard about strength training before, but have you heard of size-inclusive strength training? This way of training benefits everyone, all body sizes, because it encourages listening to your body and moving away from society’s messages that we should always be unhappy with our bodies. Ready to […]

April 26, 2024

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In past articles, I’ve talked about which exercises to do and the benefits of them, but the missing link is how you’re doing these exercises. This is where strength training goals come in! Now, these goals are different than your greater goal (or your why) for working out. Your greater goal might be something like […]

April 19, 2024

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“Should I lift weights?” I’ve heard this question many times. I’m a little biased (hey, strength coach here), but my answer is yes! You should start lifting weights! Thanks to weightlifting content on TV and social media, lots of people think that strength training is all about getting those big muscles. You’ve probably seen bodybuilders […]

April 12, 2024

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Just this past week, I ran a short strength workout for a group of dancers. I created a straightforward circuit workout for the group and explained why each of the exercises would help them improve their dancing (because we’re all about getting stronger to do more cool stuff here!). I had a sign for each […]

April 5, 2024

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