Will Pilates help me lose weight?

Will Pilates help me lose weight?

I receive a lot of questions about Pilates and weight loss. It’s a hot topic and one that I love talking about. In attempt to answer more of your questions I’ll be test-driving a new series called Q&A Wednesdays. Every few Wednesdays I’ll film a quick video answering the questions...
April Abs: workout #1

April Abs: workout #1

Happy Friday Beauties! Every Friday in April I’ll be posting a quick ab routine that you can do throughout the week. They’ll be short and effective because I know you’re short on on time. They’re super casual, from my home (with messy hair) to yours. Once you’ve completed this workout...
Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

If we’re connected on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you’ve already seen glimpses of an exciting program that’s in the works for the month of February. The program will be taking place here on the blog so stay tuned. You won’t want to miss it :) But in the meantime, as we...
What This Space Is About

What This Space Is About

I’m happy to share that The Balanced Life readership has grown quite a bit as of late. So if you are new to this community, welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want this site to go….what I love about it, what I want...
5 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Tension

5 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Tension

This routine is for those of you who come home at the end of the day with a tense neck, tight shoulders and a stiff back. If you don’t have a foam roller yet, please get one! They’re cheap, effective and perfect for releasing tension at the end of the...
WORKOUT: Cardio + Pilates Circuit

WORKOUT: Cardio + Pilates Circuit

This is a favorite series of mine. I’ve written it as a 40 minute workout but if you have less time just adjust the length to fit your needs. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Cardio: 15 minute run – Jog at an easy pace for...
Change Your Mind. Change Your Body.

Change Your Mind. Change Your Body.

Our thoughts affect everything we do, say, feel, think & believe. Our thoughts construct our reality, shape our view of the world and determine the way we feel about life as a whole. Our happiness level is 100% dependent on the way we think and the perspective that we have....
How Convenience Leads To Success

How Convenience Leads To Success

I spend my days helping my clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Some see tremendous results; they lose weight, change the shape of their body and increase their vitality. Others, hardly see an ounce of improvement. There is one key thing that sets these two groups apart: consistency. Group...
Fig & Prosciutto Pizza

Fig & Prosciutto Pizza

Living a healthy life doesn’t mean you have to miss out on foods that you love. As you all know by now, I’m a huge fan of Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules.” Rule #39 is one of my favorite rules to live by: “#39: Eat all the junk food you want,...
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Gifts Of Imperfection: a Q & A with Lindy Royer

Gifts Of Imperfection: a Q & A with Lindy Royer

I am so excited to share today’s “Real Women, Real Balance” interview with you today. This one is near and dear to my heart. I have the pleasure of working with Lindy Royer here in Denver and can’t say enough about her. She is one of the most inspiring and authentic women I’ve ever met....
Grace Over Guilt...print now on sale!

Grace Over Guilt…print now on sale!

Those of you who have been a part of this community for a while, whether it be through my online programs or regular reading, know that I continually encourage letting go of guilt when it comes to health and fitness. Obsessing over calories and missed workouts is no way to live. “Grace over guilt” has...
Thank you...

Thank you…

Hi Beauties… I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I’m taking the day off today to spend time with my family and dive into all things CHRISTMAS! I am so ready. :) But I wanted to pop in to let you know how thankful I am for you. This community is something special and I...
Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Are you a black Friday shopper? I’m not one to brave the crowds I do love cyber Monday and stocking up on holiday gifts while sipping coffee on my couch. :) Below is a healthy holiday gift guide for your health and fitness loving friends. I’ve included some foodie gifts as well because who doesn’t...
Holiday Cards + Link Love

Holiday Cards + Link Love

My husband has the week off of work so I’m using this time to catch up on my to-do list…and right now, holiday cards are on my mind… I’ve been using Minted for awhile now (remember these business cards?). Their designs are so beautiful. But I’m totally stuck and need your help. If you had to...
FITfluence at YouTube Space LA

FITfluence at YouTube Space LA

Happy Friday! I’m a bit under the weather today but excited for the weekend. I’ll be working some (business has been booming lately) but also taking time to relax. Hold me to that okay?? :) To those who signed up for Pilates 4×4: I’ve rallied some friends to help me buy gifts and fill boxes for...
Soybu: cute new workout clothes!

Soybu: cute new workout clothes!

Hi Beauties, I’m super excited to announce a new partnership today. :) The wonderful team over at Soybu contacted me and asked me to be one of their community leaders. Which is super exciting because I love their clothes. Soybu’s flagship store is in Denver, conveniently located right next to Trader Joe’s and Nektar Juice Bar which I visit...
Pilates 4x4 starts today!

Pilates 4×4 starts today!

Pilates 4×4 kicks off today! Have you snagged your spot yet? I know you’re busy. I know it’s hard to make time for workouts, especially during the holidays. I also know it’s hard to spend money on yourself sometimes. I know because I’m right there with you. But if you’re hoping to avoid holiday weight gain...
Pilates For Beginners: strong shoulders

Pilates For Beginners: strong shoulders

Happy Friday Beauties! I just got back from a Fitfluence event at the YouTube Space in LA. It was so much fun, I can’t wait to tell you more about it. Stay tuned for a recap sometime next week. :) Today’s post is dedicated to the final video in the Pilates For Beginners series and it’s all about...
Mary Alice: Pilates Before and After Photos

Mary Alice: Pilates Before and After Photos

Hi Beauties, I’m in LA this week with my friend Sarah Beth (of Sarah Beth Yoga) for a super exciting event. We’re working on super exciting YouTube projects that I can’t wait to tell you about! Be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Facebook to see what we’re up to. I imagine I’ll be posting...
Pilates 4x4: FAQ

Pilates 4×4: FAQ

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. I deemed yesterday “relaxation Sunday” and let me tell you, it was just what my soul needed. I’m feeling refreshed and ready to take on another week. Someone recently posted a commented on my Instagram account saying they are looking forward to Pilates 4×4 because it will...
Pilates For Beginners: part four (spinal rotation)

Pilates For Beginners: part four (spinal rotation)

Happy Friday Beauties! I am SO excited for those of you who have signed up for Pilates 4×4. The holiday season is going to be different this year.  We’re officially saying “no thanks” to the holiday weight gain and workout slump and “YES” to staying slim, strong and stress-free. It’s going to feel so good. :) If...