Get Outdoors: Fall’s Best Workout

Fall’s crisp air is always the most welcoming surprise post-summertime. It pushes me to get outside and hit the reset button. My favorite workout this season? The stairs.  I especially love LA’s Culver City Stairs, because it’s where nature meets cityscapes. The land itself feels worlds away from Los Angeles, but you can see the city from the top. Even if you don’t live nearby, outdoor stairs workouts are everywhere. Consider…. Read more

Bye Blues: 5 Pilates Moves for a Better Mood

Between work and wedding season, I’ve been to five states in two weeks. My brain is CRAY right now. But it’s nothing a little Pilates [and wine, obviously] can’t fix. In short, exercise creates increased circulation and blood flow, which ultimately wakes up the brain. So, on days you’re feeling super jet lagged or exhausted from life’s craziness, lean on this workout. You can do it from home, your hotel…. Read more

Turn Date Night into Couples Yoga

Here’s a hump day challenge for you: convince your significant other to turn date night into a couples yoga session… [you can place the blame me]. C’mon, guys. Take one for the team. It took a liiiittle convincing to get my Indiana-bred-non-yoga-husband to get zen with me. But now, I’d like to think he’s hooked. What started off as a silly date idea turned into something more mindful and challenging. It…. Read more

Amp Up Your Spring Workout

Springtime pushes me to get outdoors more often – the air feels new and the grass seems grateful for more company. Even a quick workout boosts my mood and mentality. My trainer, Mike Alexander, pulled me to the park a few weeks ago for our session. We teamed up with The Chalkboard Mag to share this full-body workout with you, because it doesn’t require any gym equipment! To increase intensity,…. 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