7 Yoga and Dance Workouts for Lock-Down Survival

If you’re reading this post in real time, it’s a good bet that your life has been (or soon will be) changed by the coronavirus outbreak. I’m in Maryland and, like many other people across the country, my orbit has pretty much been reduced to my house, save occasional trips to the grocery store or…

Workout(s) of the Week: Pilates!

I love Pilates. In some ways, I feel that it’s my fitness spirit animal. Part stretch, part ballet and all core-focused, I’ve loved Pilates since I first tried it more than 15 years ago. I even became a certified Pilates instructor along the way (though I haven’t taught since having kids 4 years ago). Over…

Workout of the Week: 30-Minute Caribbean Dance with Selena Watkins

This was, by far, the most-fun workout I did this week! During this workout, I absolutely did the best whining (wining? sp?) – a type of Caribbean dance – I’ve ever done in my life. Seriously. All I kept wishing was that I’d known the mechanics of these dances back in my going-to-the-club hey day…

Workout of the Week: 20-Minute Toned Belly and Arms Workout

Anyone who has a big annual event at work knows that the lead up to that event can be all-consuming. That is definitely the case each year at my job as we prepare for our annual meeting. This year was exceptionally crazy because at said meeting, we launched a new brand. Then, a month later,…

Workout of the Week: Walking Paris!!

I had the pleasure of taking a weekend trip to Paris last weekend. My sister was visiting her friends – who are spending a year in France – for the week. I was able to broker a deal (with my fabulous husband) and arranged a rendezvous with my sis across the Atlantic. Because I was…

New Leaf Challenge DONE

Well, I made my way through my 30-Day Clean Eating and Fitness Challenge. I definitely took some liberties and made some allowances. For example, there were a few nights where we ate processed foods – think veggie crumbles and taco shells on Taco Tuesday – in the interest of getting weeknight dinner on the table….

January: The Most Well-derful Time of the Year

January is one of my very favorite months of the year. It seems like everything is focused on wellness. Healthy living-related content is everywhere you look: morning news, magazines, social media, you name it. One of my best friends has organized a 30-Day Clean Eating and Fitness challenge as a reset. I agreed to participate…

Happy Birthday to Me: Five Days of Workouts during Birthday Week

“…this year, I did a pretty good job incorporating fitness all birthday-week long.” My birthday was a few days ago. If you believe what horoscopes say, I play pretty true to the definition of a Sagittarius: curious, energetic, philosophic and (mostly) extroverted with a tendency toward excess. Never is this more on display than my…