Are All Calories Created Equal?

"All calories are the same, it doesn't matter if I eat 100 calories of candy or 100 calories of broccoli" is a common statement I hear from clients who are trying to lose weight. This has been an ongoing debate in the fitness world for quite some time now, but I'm here to explain why [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Diet & Nutrition, Goals, Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on Are All Calories Created Equal?

THIS Is Why Women Should Not Be Afraid to Lift Heavy

It is a common misconception by women that lifting heavy weights will cause them to bulk up and "make them look big". I'm here to set the record straight. Attention Ladies - PSA. Lifting heavy weights will NOT cause you to bulk up. It will actually cause you to TONE up. And here’s why: Women [...]

By | March 13th, 2018|Goals, Gym, Health, strength training, Women|Comments Off on THIS Is Why Women Should Not Be Afraid to Lift Heavy

Tips To Achieve Your New Year Goals!

For most people, the New Year = Resolutions. And while many people start out strong, as the year goes on, motivation may dwindle. To prevent that from happening, we have listed a few tips to help you stay on track with your goals this year. 1. One Goal at a Time You may feel like [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Excuses, Exercises, Goals, Health, Mind, Nutrition|Comments Off on Tips To Achieve Your New Year Goals!

Productivity Push

I’ve been doing a little experiment with my piano students these last few months. August, September, and October can be a productive time of year, but for most of us, it’s a time in which we can feel overwhelmed. We take on more than we can handle, and sometimes the best ideas we’ve ever had [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Activities, Exercises, Goals, Health, Mind|Comments Off on Productivity Push

More than Crunches and Sit-Ups

What is the first exercise that comes to mind when you think of working your core? Most would say crunches and sit-ups. While this is a great way to work your core, there are many ways to work your core. Engaging your core throughout your workout not only helps increase your core strength, but it [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Activities, Exercises, Goals, Gym, Health|Comments Off on More than Crunches and Sit-Ups

5 of Our Favorite Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance bands are great for a number of reasons. To start, they’re easy to pack and can be utilized just about anywhere- especially on vacations (in hotels, on the beach, etc.). Also, resistance bands do not rely on gravity for resistance. This (unlike free-weights) increases its potential for use in more than just the vertical [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Equipment, Exercises, Goals, Workouts|Comments Off on 5 of Our Favorite Resistance Band Exercises

Summer Activities

Summer is right around the corner. Better weather, less rain, and so many fun activities to partake in! Summer is a great time to get more active. Luckily in Colorado we have plenty of summer fun to be had. These are some of our favorite ways to have fun in the summer. Climb a 14er- [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Activities, Goals, Health, Outside, Weather|Comments Off on Summer Activities

A Challenge

Hi again! A lot of people in my classes these past few weeks have been feeling tired, sore, or working through moments of burn-out. I feel like I could go one of two ways here and recommend a slow, sinking, diving-into-chocolate-sauce restorative yoga series, or...something else. I have had the fairly unscientific privilege of trying [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Exercises, Goals, Health|Comments Off on A Challenge

Practicing Balance

Think about your average day.  How much time do you spend in a stressful state? How much time do you devote to an intense energy, whether by choice or not? Think, stressful driving, meetings, work/home relationships, challenging workouts, etc. I'm stressed out just thinking about it! Now, consider how much time you spend in a [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Exercises, Goals, Health|Comments Off on Practicing Balance

Open Your Heart

Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V90Tkss66ek. Don’t worry - it’s only just over seven minutes long. Over-achiever? I see you. Takes one to know one. Watch the whole TedTalk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o Think of a time you have performed a task or engaged in a relationship wholeheartedly. What did it feel like? What were the risks? Was it worth [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Exercises, Goals, Health|Comments Off on Open Your Heart