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Disclaimer:  This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind.

New York, NY, USA

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WELLNESS

November 30, 2018

About five months ago, convinced by a handful of friends, I joined ClassPass. I figured what better way to motivate myself to workout than with mandated classes and penalty fees for skipping? Well, somehow between the holiday and a mini vacation last month, I managed to get to the end of the cycle with 25 credits remaining in my ClassPass bank. Realizing this at work on the last day of the cycle, without gym clothes, I needed...

November 29, 2017

We all have that someone in our circle who just runs themself ragged. Whether it's at the office, at home, or at school, this person just needs a day off. From meditation guides to bath bombs, here's a collection of some of the best buys for that person who needs a day of self-care to unwind, refresh and recharge. 

November 22, 2017

Need ideas for that person in your life who never leaves the gym? Check out these great ideas for the fitness junkie in your friend group or family!

October 26, 2017

​​If you are an active female between the ages of 15 and 40, you’ve likely heard of Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide (BBG). BBG is a 12-week program comprised of high intensity interval training circuits, that include a combination of resistance and plyometric exercises. Each week has 3 different workouts, made up of 2 circuits to be repeated for 7 minutes, 2 times each. These workouts add up to 28 minutes of exercise, three t...

September 11, 2017

Last Friday, I had the privilege of attending Karena Dawn & Katrina Scott’s second stop on their Tone It Up Tour in Brooklyn. Having followed this female fitness power duo for the past four years, I was amped to see their business come to life. The fitness festival featured workouts with K&K, CorePower Yoga, and fitness legend, Jillian Michaels, all of which were equal parts fun and challenging. Between the workouts, there wer...

August 29, 2017

​Recently, I attended a social event and I witnessed an exchange between two women that occurs so frequently that most people would never recognize the potentially negative consequences. I watched on as the first woman greeted and hugged her friend before pushing back and exclaiming,

“You look amazing, have you lost weight?”

While many would interpret this exchange as innnocent, there lies a darker element to this mindless quest...

August 17, 2017

Aside from being famous, what do Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, and Adriana Lima have in common? They all have, at some point, taken up boxing to get their incredible figures. As I have mentioned prior, I'm definitely into more high-intensity workouts, and as someone who grew up playing sports, I enjoy a bit of competition. That said, I'm incredibly squeamish, hate violence, and have never hit someone, let alone consid...

August 8, 2017

As I’ve mentioned prior, I am a bit of a gym rat (ugh I hate that term, but it’s true). Always up to try new things, I signed up to attend Fit & Fly Girl’s pop-up event with Amanda Kloots and Hannah Davis at Bandier in NYC.

The event, hosted by Fit & Fly Girl, was a one-hour fitness class, half dedicated to “The Dance”, Amanda Kloots’s signature class at Studio B, and half dedicated to “Body By Hannah”, a high-intensity interva...

July 28, 2017

I would like to preface this post by saying that I am a fan of vinegar. Whether that’s salt and vinegar chips (heh), or a perfectly balanced vinaigrette for my salads, I’m into it. When I first read about the seemingly endless health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar, I was skeptical, mainly because I couldn’t stomach the idea of drinking straight vinegar without something to offset its acidity. However, about six month...

July 12, 2017

As I mentioned in my last fitness post, I have been reading Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza's amazing new novel, Fitness Junkiewhich was officially released yesterday, July 11th. Through a collaboration with Lucy, SheKnows Media sent me to attend her book's release party, which of course included a class at FlyBarre in NYC (how apropos right?) Before I get into the specifics of the workout, I want to reiterate how AMAZING Fitness Jun...

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