I Workout Because…

Whether I’m dealing with stress from work, home, or (shamefully) internal stress that I create amongst myself, I can always count on a good workout for relief! When it’s over, I’m left wondering what I was so concerned about before I began. I am sure many of you have come across the following quote scrollingContinue reading “I Workout Because…”

Should You Really Be Stretching?

I’ve been getting asked the same question from many of my group fitness participants after class, “How do I stretch this?” as they point to an area on their body. While they may know that stretching is good for them, they may not know when it’s good for them! When do you need to stretch?Continue reading “Should You Really Be Stretching?”

How I Plan to Make This Year Happy!

Just like that a new year is among us! Rather than getting into the cliched new year’s resolutions with you guys, I’d like to share what my top goals are for this year in different areas. 😉 Career & Education: Acquire another specialty certification. I currently specialize in Boot Camp Conditioning, Cardio Kickboxing, Group ResistanceContinue reading “How I Plan to Make This Year Happy!”

End-of-Semester Stress

How has everyone’s semester turned out? For me, these past few months have been filled with rather undesirable surprises. It took a lot of unexpected turns. This is quite awful considering that I am the type of person who needs structure and order to keep their sanity! Okay, maybe I am exaggerating just a bit. NotContinue reading “End-of-Semester Stress”

Back to School Tips for the College Student

After a long, eventful – or maybe deliberately lazy – summer, a new school year has arrived! It would be wise to take action now by organizing your time, before things become hectic! Sure, you have your class schedule in place, but have you developed a schedule that involves study time, exercise and leisure time,Continue reading “Back to School Tips for the College Student”

Remembering The Famous Jett Jackson

Although he played adult roles later in his career, I remember his baby face and gorgeous set of honey brown eyes from the Disney channel’s, “The Famous Jett Jackson.” The actor whom I speak of is the late Lee Thompson Young, who was only 29 when he passed. Young was found dead in his apartment,Continue reading “Remembering The Famous Jett Jackson”

Figure Skulpt™ on National Dance Day

Last weekend I pulled my hair up, put on my favorite pair of leggings, paired with an airy tank and Nikes to match. Packed with a water bottle, towel, and banana for post-workout recovery, I threw my gym bag over my shoulder and hopped into my car. I was looking forward to supporting fellow FloridaContinue reading “Figure Skulpt™ on National Dance Day”

Resolution Resuscitation

Every year, when January 1st comes around, we make resolutions for ourselves. Very few of us stick to them, while most of us tend to fall off track. As we slip into the final weeks of January, you might want to take a moment to ask yourself how far you’ve gotten with your resolution?

Progress and Regress

You may or may not have heard that changing the amount of weight and reps of a particular exercise gives you different types of benefits. For instance, light weight and high reps are better for “toning”, while heavier weight with lower reps helps build more muscle mass. However, those are just a couple of ways that youContinue reading “Progress and Regress”