Beginner is not a bad word

When I was a personal trainer, most of my clients were new to movement and didn’t associate it with joy or connection but rather with feeling awkward and uncomfortable… and even worse, with shame. Over the years I noticed this pattern over and over again with beginner movers… Shame that they weren’t comfortable in the […]

Losing someone you love…

To say the last six months have been difficult is an understatement on the largest scale… But before I dive into this blog, please be aware that it is about death and losing someone you love. I know this heavy topic might not be for everyone right now so please take care of yourself and […]

What is Mobility?

What’s up, Team! I want to take a moment to chat about mobility — specifically, what is it? Mobility is the ability to actively take our joints through their full ranges of motion. A joint is where two bones meet — such as your hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders. Flexibility is having length within a muscle. Flexibility […]

Kaisa’s Fall Favorites

Kaisa gathered a few of her favorites to share with the Team! VIVO BAREFOOT I’ve been training in these shoes for the past few years and it has been an absolute GAME-CHANGER in how I move and feel in my body! They recently launched a brand new shoe specifically for strength and conditioning workouts (and […]

How to Choose the Right Weights In the Gym

How do you know what weights to choose? The truth is, finding the weight that feels right for you may take some trial and error. Here are 3 tips to help you choose the right weights for In the Gym: Strength: Start with a form check. This will help you know what good form looks […]

Women Shouldn’t Lift Weights

The idea that women shouldn’t strength train has been thrown around for decades, but it’s time to set the record straight. Not only can women lift heavy weights, women should lift heavy weights. 3 Myths about Women and Strength: Myth: “Women should only lift light weights.” Fact: Lifting heavy weights is incredibly important for women […]

Sometimes we just need to RESET!

Life can be a whirlwind sometimes, especially the hectic summer months! As this busy season winds down, I often find myself feeling… well, not really myself… With the fun of summer activities comes the impossibility of sticking to any type of routine, especially a regular workout routine. And a lack of movement often leaves me […]

Instead of being sad…I did something about it!

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t sad about summer coming to an end. It’s my favorite time of year for many reasons, but the number one being that I get to do most of my travel during that time. But with all the travel that comes with busy summer months, there is […]

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

Have you ever heard the saying, “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”? Well, the saying certainly rings true when it comes to working out without a proper warm up. Just because you can workout without doing a proper warm up, doesn’t mean you should. A proper warm up primes your body to move through your workout […]

I want to be able to move in my 60’s, 70’s and beyond!

A message that’s been pushed in the fitness industry is that “more” is better. More weight, more reps, more time spent working out. What I’ve learned over the years, through some very tough lessons that came in the form of injuries, is that “more” is not always better. I find immense joy in what I […]

Abs vs. Core

The terms “abs” and “core” are often used interchangeably, but they are actually two different things! What are the abs? The “abs” consist of 4 muscles that make up the abdominal wall. The rectus abdominis is commonly known as the “6-pack” muscle. The internal and external oblique muscles lay next to the rectus abdominis.  The […]

Sometimes you have to take 10 steps back

Just a little reminder for those that are going through it right now! Life is a roller coaster ride. There are up’s and there are down’s and the most important thing I’ve come to realize is that you just have to continue MOVING! If you know anything about me you know that I am ALL […]