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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Approachable Modern Living: a Q&A with Andrea Howe

Approachable Modern Living: a Q&A with Andrea Howe

Hi Beuuties, I’m so excited to share a new Real Women, Real Balance interview with you today. I first discovered Andrea’s blog through her Instagram account, Gwyneth Made Me Do It. I was immediately drawn to her honest approach to healthy eating and natural authenticity. She spent the last year overhauling her diet to eliminate processed...
Strawberry-Blueberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry-Blueberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d share a super-easy salad recipe that I’ve been loving this summer. It just so happens to be red, white & blue…perfect for 4th of July parties and BBQ’s. It works great as a side dish or as a main course when topped with a bit of grilled chicken....
My next free challenge...

My next free challenge…

Hi Beauties! I’ve been spending some time dreaming up my next free online challenge. And I while I already have a few ideas that I think you’ll love, I figured I should ask YOU what you want to see more of! If you aren’t familiar with my free challenges, check out 28 Days of Pilates and the...
How To Exercise With A Baby

How To Exercise With A Baby

Hi Beauties, I’m back! After writing this post last week, I scheduled a babysitter to help me one morning per week and got the ball rolling on hiring a house cleaner. Coincidentally (or perhaps by divine intervention) I met with the incredibly inspiring women from Women In The Mix.  We got together to discuss potential collaboration ideas...
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...