News for U

Goodbye, Panthers! Dear FIU Family, I’ve had great times at Florida International University – Wellness and Recreation Center. I’m so proud of the community of dedicated patrons who have made my PantherFit classes enjoyable and memorable, and my personal clients who I’ve built close relationships with and watched develop. I love you guys and IContinue reading “News for U”

Skip the Resolution!

If every year you make a resolution that you never fulfill, I challenge you to skip the resolution this year. Yes, that’s right – no New Year’s Resolution! Skip the “I’m going to lose ten pounds”, “I’m going to give up ice cream”, “I’m going to run everyday!” While these resolutions may sound positive, theyContinue reading “Skip the Resolution!”

Holiday Fit Tips

You may be thinking… Christmas is two days away, and you’re either flying out or your family is flying in. There is still a lot that needs to be taken care of and, perhaps, even more that needs to be done afterward. Who has time for fitness now?! It’s easier to stay fit around theContinue reading “Holiday Fit Tips”

Adidas Ultraboost Review

I remember doing some online shopping for workout clothes a couple of years ago and came across an advertisement for the New Adidas Ultraboost. The unique curves of the shoe caught my eye as the model in the video demonstrated the “responsive midsole cushioning”. He shifted his weight from one foot to the next andContinue reading “Adidas Ultraboost Review”

Honor Our Veterans 5K

This past Veteran’s Day, I participated in the final race of the Go Run Holiday Race Trilogy 2018. It was one of three holiday races for the year: 4th of July 5K, Labor Day 5K, and Honor Our Veterans 5K. For every race, each competitor received a medal that connects (by magnet) to form oneContinue reading “Honor Our Veterans 5K”

Labor Day 5K

This Labor Day weekend, I participated in a 5K race that I did not feel prepared for. A lot of changes have been happening at once for me. I’ve found it difficult to train for the race on top of teaching, training clients, beginning a new semester, and assuming new job responsibilities. I didn’t letContinue reading “Labor Day 5K”

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”