The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Cycling

Cycling can be a great form of cardio, but it isn’t without certain drawbacks. As a lifelong triathlete, cycling has always been part of my life. Whether I was scooting around the neighborhood in my childhood, or cycling long distances as a form of stress relief, something about being on a bike has always appealedContinue reading “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Cycling”

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Running on Treadmills

When it comes to running, not all surfaces are created equal. It goes without saying that running is one of the most effective forms of cardio out there. Running is a weight bearing exercise, which means that it both burns fat, and builds muscle effectively. Many people (myself included) consider running to be a goodContinue reading “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Running on Treadmills”

How Important is it to Balance Strength Training and Cardio?

Life and fitness are all about balance. Most people that go to the gym fall into one of two categories. They either want to gain muscle, or lose weight. People who want to gain muscle tend to fear cardio because they don’t want to lose their gains. People who want to lose weight tend toContinue reading “How Important is it to Balance Strength Training and Cardio?”

How to Choose the Right Running Shoe

Not all running shoes are created equal. Have you ever gone into a Footlocker and wondered why there are so many options? One would think that a shoe is a shoe, so outside of stylistic preferences, there wouldn’t seem to be a real reason to have so many available options. In reality, there is aContinue reading “How to Choose the Right Running Shoe”

Five Best Natural Deodorants for Female Athletes

Just because you like to sweat doesn’t mean you have to smell like it. When it comes to overall health, we should always be mindful of both what we put into, and onto our bodies. As a lifelong athlete, I have tried many deodorants and antiperspirants. I always aim to go for all-natural deodorants becauseContinue reading “Five Best Natural Deodorants for Female Athletes”

Five Best Sports for Hot Weather

Just because we are in the middle of a heat wave, doesn’t mean you can’t stay active. As a life-long athlete, there is no season where I don’t partake in at least some kind of sport. My favorite pastime is lacrosse, but that is not to say that I don’t engage in other sports whenContinue reading “Five Best Sports for Hot Weather”

The Eight Most Popular Sports for Women and Girls

If you’re thinking of taking up a sport, or enrolling your daughter in one, here are some great options. As a lifelong athlete and mother, I am a huge proponent of introducing young girls to sports at an early age. Nothing fosters a healthy relationship with competition, and a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderieContinue reading “The Eight Most Popular Sports for Women and Girls”

Featured on the Today Show: Spring Into Fitness Safely

Take your workout outside with these doctor-approved tips. Recently I had the honor of appearing on the Today Show to discuss doctor-approved fitness tips for Spring. “March and April mark the perfect time of year to exercise outdoors. Dr. Karen Sutton, an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon in sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery, joinsContinue reading “Featured on the Today Show: Spring Into Fitness Safely”

Tips for Returning to the Gym After a Hiatus

Jumping back in to exercise should be done with caution. This winter has been tough for a lot of people. This pandemic has been rough on a lot of bodies. But it’s a new year now, and with vaccinations on the rise and Covid-19 numbers leveling out, it’s okay to start being a bit optimisticContinue reading “Tips for Returning to the Gym After a Hiatus”

How to Trick Yourself Into Exercising

If exercise was easy, everyone would do it. Have you ever been lying in bed on a gym day, procrastinating, coming up with every reason in the book as to why you shouldn’t go to the gym? Every regular gym-goer has days like this. In fact, it’s surprising the amount of reasons our minds canContinue reading “How to Trick Yourself Into Exercising”