Top FiveX3 Training Exercises for a Flat Belly ;-)

Now that summer is here, I can share my top five exercises for a flat belly: Close the refrigerator. Squat. Deadlift. Pushup. Farmer walk. Bonus exercise: Make sure that refrigerator is still closed 😉

emilyTop FiveX3 Training Exercises for a Flat Belly ;-)

Move Better. Then Move More.

We want to move, we should move, but when we move our options are limited by our abilities to move well. We bounce between a minimal training effect, nagging injuries and idle times when we become sidelined by our movement problems, tuned into injuries and flare-ups. Quality exercise requires a minimal investment of time and effort, but what if our … Read More

emilyMove Better. Then Move More.

How a Girl Trains

I am a woman. I own a strength and conditioning facility. So, the subject of “working out” often comes up in conversation. People want to know what they should do to look and feel better. My answer is always some variation on: do your mobility work, lift heavy weights, and do some short, hard conditioning. When I say this, women … Read More

emilyHow a Girl Trains

My Thoughts on Nutrition: Keep it Simple!

(I am not a registered dietician nor an expert on nutrition. These are my thoughts about what has worked for me.) We are a nation obsessed with fat. We are a nation obsessed with weight. With food. With diets. With extreme cardio. With….fill in the blank. Longer, leaner, firmer, lighter…we long for that quick fix. The newest diet on the … Read More

emilyMy Thoughts on Nutrition: Keep it Simple!

Core Stability or Let’s call it what it really is – You getting stronger.

Last Friday, I had the privilege of talking with a group of dancers at Towson University. My friend, Nicole Martinelle, artistic director of Deep Vision Dance Company and adjunct professor at Towson University and UMBC Dance Departments, invited me to speak to her students about core stability. She explained to me that although she speaks about it in class and … Read More

emilyCore Stability or Let’s call it what it really is – You getting stronger.

20 Ways to Live a Healthier (and yes, longer) Life

(These are in no particular order…but see if  you can catch the theme) 1. Eat. And eat Healthy. 2. Squat. Deep. 3. Never smoke. If you smoke now, quit. 4. Laugh. A lot. 5. Eat. And choose wisely. 6. Ride a bike to work. If you can’t ride a bike, get a new job so you can. 🙂 7. Take … Read More

emily20 Ways to Live a Healthier (and yes, longer) Life

Mothers are Athletes too – Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s Mother’s Day.  A day to celebrate the woman in your life who not only gave birth to you, but taught you to look both ways before you cross the street and explained to you (okay, shrieked at you) why it was NOT okay to walk your brother like a dog and yank on the scarf around his neck and … Read More

emilyMothers are Athletes too – Happy Mother’s Day!

My review of the Perform Better Seminar – Saturday, April 30, 2011

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to get together with about 200  like-minded individuals, people who think just like you, who want to learn and grow as trainers, coaches, fitness enthusiasts, people who are interested in corrective exercise, mobility work, the latest foam rolling technique and how to make an impact in their client’s lives, look no … Read More

emilyMy review of the Perform Better Seminar – Saturday, April 30, 2011

Check out our new article in Baltimore’s Child Magazine!

We have a new article on strength training for women in the May issue of Baltimore’s Child magazine.  Check it out on their website.  If it inspires you to train, give us a call to get started.

emilyCheck out our new article in Baltimore’s Child Magazine!

My Back Story

Conquering Pain, Gaining Strength I can’t remember exactly how or when I hurt my back, but I can’t forget all the pain I was in over the years as a result. My story of recovery is one I’m proud to share. If you’re suffering from back pain and spasms that are interfering with your life, read on to find out … Read More

emilyMy Back Story