Wouldn’t we all feel great if everyone…

Recently, I read a letter to the editor in The Baltimore Guide about some very basic things that people could do to make life just a little better for themselves and their neighbors. Things like “Actually come to a full stop at stop signs” and “Take their shopping carts back to the store entrance.” I enjoyed this so much that … Read More

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Bottom’s Up!

Today, I would like to show you two pictures of myself.  Taken exactly twelve months apart.  In the first picture, notice the sunken eyes and chicken arms.  Focus on the flat, almost non-existent butt.  I was trying my best to look sexy. Ugh. I am pretty thin in this picture.  About 130 pounds, which is not an unhealthy weight for … Read More

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Strongman/Strongwoman Clinic with Mike McKenna

We are very excited to announce the first in our series of specialty workshops.  On August 20th, we will have Mike McKenna lead a strongman /strongwoman clinic.  Mike is the owner and head coach at McKenna’s Gym.  Mike is a USAW and USATF Certified Coach, a competitive Olympic lifter and strongman. Additionally, Mike is a NCAA Division 1 letter winner … Read More

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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 😉

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!