Pittsburgh Half Marathon Recap with GNC

Running after giving birth wasn’t the most comfortable thing at first. I was nervous early on that I made a mistake accepting this challenge, but within a couple weeks, my doubts disappeared.  I thrive on challenges and stick to plans if I have deadlines. A race is the best deadline to get in shape I […]

Studio Review: Bar Method Boston

The next Boston studio to be reviewed on my ClassPass tour is Bar Method. My long time readers might remember that, I was a member of Bar Method for over a year before I started teaching at Barry’s Bootcamp in the fall of 2013. I was always a runner and lifter but wanted to try […]

5 Surprising Ways To Nutritiously Satisfy A Sweet Tooth After Dinner

I’ve always had a sweet tooth but I believe I’ve trained myself to want something sweet after I eat a meal. I wish I hadn’t and I’ve tried too many times to count to train myself to NOT want sugar after dinner but it’s easier said than done. Instead, I’ve found surprisingly healthy ways to […]

Infants + Sleep: Reviewing our Baby Favorites

“How are you doing?” “Are you sleeping at all? Is the baby sleeping?” Yep. These are the questions I get asked most often these days. And how an infant sleeps determines a lot in the beginning so selecting what they sleep in can be stressful before they arrive. After reading tons of reviews and researching […]

Class Review: Mom and Baby Barre Fusion Asana Charlestown

There is childcare at many gyms and studios these days but still very few Mommy and Me fitness classes in Boston right now. There are two that I have tried, one in Back Bay at Xtend Barre and one in Charlestown at Asana Charlestown with my friend Jenn Phelan (who is pregnant with #2). The […]

ClassPass Studio Review: BTone Fitness North End

I love the Lagree Method which is a style of Pilates performed on a Megaformer. The only place in Boston where you can do it is at Btone Fitness, which now has 5 studios in the area. I was a regular in Claudia’s class before getting pregnant and continued to go using my ClassPass during […]

ClassPass Studio Review: Recycle Studio South End

When I use ClassPass and go to new studios, I always write reviews but it recently came to my attention that I have never written them for some of my favorite spots in Boston including Recycle Studio. When they opened up their new location in the South End, it seemed like perfect timing to share […]

Week In Workouts: 8 Weeks Postpartum

I want to be honest when I share these postpartum fitness updates. Working out is a priority for me for a number of reasons. It alleviates my stress and any anxiety that the day/week may have brought on. It makes me feel like me again and is my me time. It’s the only time I […]

My First Post Natal Strength Training Session

Today, I finally stepped off the elliptical and walked into the weight room for the first time in over 5 weeks. I felt ready but wasn’t sure what I should start with so I met with a personal trainer at the South End location of Boston Sports Clubs®. I trained for my triathlon at this […]

The Nutrition Label To Always Check

My New Year’s Resolution for the past few years as I’ve shared on my blog has been to eliminate artificial sugars from my diet. Chewing gum was the last lingering item in my diet but my pregnancy oddly helped me kick that habit. However, even as savvy as I think I am, I still need […]