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”

5 Reasons to Turn Exercise Into a Regular Habit

Exercising regularly has proven long term health benefits. Everybody knows that exercising is good for you. Working out, or even just being physically active can help reduce stress and anxiety, alleviate depression, and release endorphins which elevate your mood in general. Physical benefits include weight loss, stronger muscles and bones, and an overall increase inContinue reading “5 Reasons to Turn Exercise Into a Regular Habit”

Should You Be Wearing a Mask at the Gym?

Covid-19 mask mandates are returning. It’s been a nice, mask-free summer for those of use that are vaccinated, but with the Delta Variant on the rise, many states are considering more mask mandates, for everyone. Right now only certain states are suggesting that we once again don our masks, but currently the masks are onlyContinue reading “Should You Be Wearing a Mask at the Gym?”

Featured on Wall Street Journal: Five Exercises to Boost Speed and Agility

You don’t have to play lacrosse to learn from it. I recently collaborated with Jen Murphy of the Wall Street Journal on an article about how to increase your speed and agility, using lacrosse workouts. Every sport has specific benefits that can help increase your fitness in different ways. My personal favorite sport is lacrosse,Continue reading “Featured on Wall Street Journal: Five Exercises to Boost Speed and Agility”

3 Workout-Friendly Face Masks

In terms of workout protection, are all face masks created equal? There have been many frustrating things about the Covid-19 pandemic, but for some reason, wearing masks is at the top of the list. While I understand that nobody really WANTS to walk around with their nose and mouth covered, doctors and surgeons do itContinue reading “3 Workout-Friendly Face Masks”

Five Indoor Cardio Exercises to Prepare You for the Gym

Do you feel the need to get in shape before you hit the gym? When it comes to the gym, many people have mixed feelings. The gym has long been thought of as a place where only in-shape, physically fit people go, to get more in-shape and physically fit. This actually goes against the wholeContinue reading “Five Indoor Cardio Exercises to Prepare You for the Gym”

What is Muscle Memory?

Muscle memory is your muscle’s ability to snap back into shape. Coming off the tail end of a pandemic, muscle memory is something we should all be thankful for. Have you ever gone through a time in your life (for instance, in the past year) where your fitness just fell completely off the wagon? Then,Continue reading “What is Muscle Memory?”

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”

Three Reasons to Find an Outdoor Workout Buddy

It’s a new year, time to work out! Thus far, this winter has been relatively mild. The political stress of the administration change has died down, and the Covid-19 pandemic is slowly, but surely, becoming more manageable. Summer is a far-off glint in our eyes, but we all know it is coming, and that itContinue reading “Three Reasons to Find an Outdoor Workout Buddy”