My Interview With Beautiful Badass, Nia Shanks

I recently included Nia Shanks in my “5 Female Bloggers You Should Be Following” and for good reason.  I believe she has a great philosophy when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle.  Nia encourages people to focus on performance goals rather than aesthetic goals – lifting more weight, running faster, or jumping higher rather … Read more

A Call To Action: Make One New Positive Change In Your Life Today

I just recently finished the book, “The Power of Habit“, which is a fantastic read (thanks, JB!).  One of the big things that this book reaffirmed for me is the benefit of starting small and being consistent when attacking goals and habits – we are much more likely to be successful in achieving our goals … Read more

A New Study On The Benefits of Strength Training For Women

You already know that I am a huge proponent of women strength training, which is why I was very excited to see this recent study showing the benefits of strength training for women. Basically, researchers took 20 untrained women between the ages of 19 and 44 and put them through a “12-week moderate-intensity, progressive resistance … Read more

My Group Fitness Page On

Hey everyone!  Just a quick announcement.  I have recently partnered with for their new iPhone app which is being released today, January 7th.  You can go HERE to check out the details. Basically, the app allows you to track all of your workouts, follow workouts from their database, search their database for over 2,000 … Read more

How To Get Started Lifting Weights – The Squat Pattern

Since the squat is my all-time favorite exercise, I have decided to talk about that pattern first in this series of articles on resistance training.  As I said in my previous post, squats are a great exercise because they use a ton of muscle mass (especially the glutes and hamstrings, which many women strive to … Read more