Five Yoga Moves that Open Your Heart

We’re constantly told to ‘keep an open mind…’ but what’s more important is keeping an open heart. That’s what really gives us new experiences, new relationships, new feelings. When I think of all the ‘happy accidents’ in my life, they’re all a result of staying open.  Stretching the muscles in your chest and shoulders pushes you to release emotions, giving both your mind and body a chance to connect. For my…. Read more

Irresistible Workout: Resistance Bands

Come Mondays, I always need an extra boost to get back in my groove. Sometimes, coffee works. Other times, a solid sweat session makes me feel on top of the world again. I’m a huuuuge fan of resistance bands. My trainer got me hooked, and I use them for full-body workouts. For now — let’s talk ARMS! Typically, I focus on arms 1-2x a week. You can do the exercises from anywhere —…. Read more

Winter Wake-Up Call: Cardio from Home

I’m spoiled living in LA. Our “winter” is a few gloomy days and maybe a rain storm. Still, something about the season weighs me down. Anyone with me? Let’s kick winter to the curb with an at-home cardio workout alongside The Chalkboard Mag. It will make you feel ready for spring [officially here the 20th]. There’s no equipment necessary – no weights, no bands, no scary-looking machines! Thank my trainer Mike Alexander for…. Read more

A Core Workout You Can Do Together

Happy 2015! Per usual, I’m hoping to eat more kale and fewer cupcakes this year. As of January 5, I still like cupcakes more. But, I have 360 more days to get it right, and it starts today with a core workout alongside my hubby. We stick to our own fitness schedules, but we’re making it a goal to workout together once a week. Did you know it’s good for your health and…. Read more

A Turkey Day Workout from Home

Admit it. You’re already planning to go up for seconds at Thanksgiving dinner… #foodcoma. I’m guilty of it, too. I remedy my lack of self-discipline at the dinner table with regular workouts. Here’s a full body workout you can do from home. I worked with my trainer, Mike Alexander, on this. He’s super talented and even prepares celebrities for kick-butt roles. So I listen to anything he tells me. You’ll do one set of…. Read more