A few weeks ago I mentioned my current hormonal imbalance and in a future post coming to the blog very soon, I plan to elaborate more on the matter. But until then, I can tell you that my doctor recommended I incorporate maca powder into my diet. Maca is a pure and potent super root that may help the body adapt to stress. Traditionally, maca has been used to deliver abundant energy, increase stamina and aid in hormonal balance and improve moods. Beyond being nutrient dense and a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids maca has been known to help clear acne and blemishes too.
For those of you who have been following my blog, you probably know that I am a big fan of collagen peptides and that I’ve been using them now for a little over a year. One of the most popular Instagram Direct Message questions I receive is about collagen peptides. People want to know what they are, what they do and what brands are trustworthy. If you’re new here, I’m sure they’re on your wellness radar as images + videos of collagen peptides have been flooding the interwebs lately.
Okay, I totally get it. Going to a new studio can be really intimidating. Trust me, I’ve had my fair share of newbie appearances. Since joining ClassPass, I’ve attended over 300 classes at boutique fitness studios across the country. Through CP, I’ve discovered classes and instructors that I love and I’ve even made IRL friends so trust me when I say the juice is worth the squeeze. Peep my tips below so you can try new classes like a pro.
There are several studies out there linking chronic stress to inflammation and disease. Essentially, stress is associated with just about every modern disease you can name. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, autoimmune conditions, depression and gastrointestinal problems to name a few. Knowing this should be enough to make stress management an important part of our daily routine. While we may not be able to avoid stress, we can certainly influence how it affects us.
Aside from TRX, Medicine Balls are one of my favorite pieces of equipment. Because of the size and range in weight, anyone can use a Med Ball + there are so many ways to use them. The possibilities are truly endless.
By now you should know that I LOVE trying new workouts. My goal is to expand people’s perceptions of “fitness” so that they can discover a plethora of ways to break a sweat. Seriously, there are so many options out there these days.
Hey there! I can’t believe just a few weeks ago I ran SeaWheeze in Vancouver. I signed up for the race nearly a year ago so the fact that it has already come and gone seems totally surreal. Not to mention, so much in my life has changed since I registered for the race last fall. (For those not aware, I moved from Kansas to Portland!)
Unfortunately summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean your gym style can’t be fun and flirty. I’m currently loving affordable pieces from Senita Athletics. The brand created by sisters Maddie and Jenna, provides durable, fashionable, and functional items at a fraction of the price. Tops start around $19 dollars and bottoms at $23. They also offer free shipping on orders over $50 in the U.S.
During the move, I lost all my essential oils. Le sigh. Fortunately for me, Young Living & Allyson Cheney hooked it up once I arrived to Portland. One of the items I added to the mix is their Fit Kit. I’ll write more about how I’m using the different oils in a series of blog posts but today I want to focus on Peppermint (which happens to be in the kit). It is great when we have those little moments in our training that make all the difference in our performance and health so I wanted to extend and share with you all my new findings.