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”

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”