3 Important Muscles to Always Keep Strong

3 Important Muscles to Always Keep Strong

I posted this article last summer. I'm re-posting as it's always a good idea to remember the *key* muscles that are important to our mobility and injury prevention. When it comes to fitness, there isn’t necessarily one mode of exercise that is better than another. If...
Discretionary Calories

Discretionary Calories

Sunday morning I met a few girlfriends for brunch. We have a standing date, every six weeks, to catch up and enjoy some good food. Six weeks may sounds like a long stretch, but throw work, kids and travel into the mix and those six weeks fly by. Our restaurant of...
Comfortably Uncomfortable – Raise Your Body’s Bar

Comfortably Uncomfortable – Raise Your Body’s Bar

When you work out, how hard do you push yourself? Whether you’re going for a run, practicing yoga, or lifting weights – if you constantly exercise at the same level with no real effort that raises the bar a little higher, you’re cheating yourself out of potential...
No Excuses Workout #10

No Excuses Workout #10

I've gotten a little feedback on the workouts I've posted over the last couple months. One of the most frequent comments I've heard is,  "Traci, have you actually done these?" Yes, I have...however, they have run a weeee-bit too long, and have also been pretty...
3 Postpartum Exercises Your Body Will Love

3 Postpartum Exercises Your Body Will Love

The struggle to lose weight after having a baby affects women from all walks of life.  A lot of factors play into just how fast your body will regain some semblance of what you looked like before getting pregnant. Factors that affect how fast you "snap back"...
No Excuses Workout #9

No Excuses Workout #9

This workout is all about time and done on intervals - even the strength exercises. The total time for this workout is about one hour and ten minutes. If you're really pressed for time and need to keep it under an hour, reduce the intervals by one set and you'll be...