More FREE Pilates...coming soon!

More FREE Pilates…coming soon!

Hi Beauties! I’m so excited to FINALLY share more details on the upcoming challenge you’ve seen me hinting at over the past few weeks. I’ve teamed up with Athleta to create fun, FREE online Pilates challenge to help you prepare your body and mind for summer. This program is going...
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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Asking for help...

Asking for help…

Hi Beauties! Just popping in to let you know that once again, I didn’t have time to create a new post today. This week has been a crazy one. Instead of writing blog posts I’ve been kicking off The PBP, getting to know a new, inspiring group of women, creating new workshops for Athleta, entertaining...
From the archives...

From the archives…

Hi Beauties, I hope you had a great weekend. I’m busy getting my PBP ladies all set to kick off today so I didn’t have time to create a new post. But here are a few posts from the archives that you may enjoy… How To Release Knots In Your Back Things I Don’t Do...
How I lost the baby weight...and then some (part 2)

How I lost the baby weight…and then some (part 2)

(If you haven’t read Part 1, hop on over to get caught up. Today I’m picking  up where I left off last week…) Although the doctor recommended that I gain between 25-35 pounds during my pregnancy, I gained about 45. I’m not sure of the exact number because I stopped looking at the scale around 39 weeks...
Baby Steps to Balanced Living

Baby Steps to Balanced Living

Hi Beauties! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you saw that this week I’ll be re-visiting the Baby Steps to Balanced Living that I originally posted back in January. Since we’re half-way through the year I thought it would be a good time to re-visit a few baby steps that can improve your health and...
Link Love: what I've been reading...

Link Love: what I’ve been reading…

Hi Beauties, I hope you had a great weekend! I spent the weekend in up in the mountains with a group of Pilates instructors, physical therapists and movement professionals. It was an inspiring time and I continue to learn so much from my colleagues. I’m so grateful to work with such intelligent women. On another note, I’m...
How I lost the baby weight and then some... (part 1)

How I lost the baby weight and then some… (part 1)

Happy Friday Beauties! I’m finally writing the post that I can no longer avoid… Over the past few years I’ve shared a lot of information on eating healthy, getting in shape, creating balance and practicing self-care. But I’ve successfully avoided sharing much of my personal journey. There is a reason for that. Three reasons in...
The Best Raw, Vegan Chocolate Frosting

The Best Raw, Vegan Chocolate Frosting

I have been dying to share this recipe with you. It just might change your life. It’s truly magical. First, I don’t claim to have invented this recipe. I found it on The Rawtarian while researching dairy-free icing recipes for my daughter’s first birthday cake. She is my new hero. As many of you know,...
Registration is open!

Registration is open!

Hi Beauties, I hope you had a great weekend. I took some much needed time off and even treated myself to mani/pedi for completing the Pilates Summer Series. I’ll be honest, I woke up this morning feeling a little sad that it’s all over! I had so much fun with you. I really hope you’ll...
PSS Wrap Up + Watermelon Granita Recipe

PSS Wrap Up + Watermelon Granita Recipe

Congratulations beauties! You’ve officially completed the Pilates Summer Series. Thank you SO much for taking time out of your day to embark on this challenge with me. After completing 3 weeks of Pilates, yoga, and self-care I hope you feel more beautiful, strong, confident and capable than you did before. Remember, true confidence comes from...
Pilates Summer Series: day #15 - yoga with Brooke Boon

Pilates Summer Series: day #15 – yoga with Brooke Boon

Happy Friday! And welcome to your last workout of the Pilates Summer Series! If you’re still with me,  you should be SO proud of your hard work and dedication. I know how busy life is and how easy it is to make excuses. But you hung in there so  congratulations! That is worth celebrating. I’ll...
Pilates Summer Series: Day #14 + before/after photos

Pilates Summer Series: Day #14 + before/after photos

The countdown is officially on! There only 2 days left of the Pilates Summer Series challenge (4 if you upgraded) and we are finishing strong. I’m honored and excited to share a few Pilates success stories with you today. If you’ve ever doubted the effectiveness of exercising from home, this post will be a source...
Pilates Summer Series: Day #13 + Ask Anything (part 1)

Pilates Summer Series: Day #13 + Ask Anything (part 1)

Hi Beauties, I really wish this wasn’t coming to an end! I have so many wonderful summer ideas and recipes that I want to share but we’re running out of time. You’ll just have to keep coming back after this week so that I can share the rest of the summer-inspired tips with you. :)...