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Three Simple Ways to Get Back in Your Fitness Groove

June 15th, 2022

Don’t be too hard on yourself. It takes baby steps to get back to a fitness routine, so try to be kind if you don’t achieve all that you desire in a workout.  Americans are conditioned to think if a little bit is good, a lot must be better.  When it comes to exercise, the truth is that some is better than none.  Embrace the some and set goals for more. Try something new.  Have you been thinking how cool it would be to try that Tabata class?  The fall is a great time to start a new fitness routine because many programs are starting new classes and offering classes for new students. Find... Read More

How to Breakup with Your Couch, or The Science of Motivation

May 28th, 2022

What is it that makes it so challenging to peel oneself off the couch and workout? Who are these crazies who jump out of bed at 5 a.m. and run in the cold, crepuscular morning hours? Or who get in a power hike after work when the rest of us want nothing more than to go home and veg. What powers these people, and how do we bottle it? It seems like it should be enough to merely want to exercise—to want to look better; to want a more toned body; to want to control high blood pressure or diabetes; to want to be healthier. But, as anyone who has chosen the couch over the treadmill can attest, wanting... Read More

Personal Trainers Consume Cannabis

June 12th, 2020

I am a sponsored trail runner and personal trainer and I incorporate cannabis in my daily training routine.  Specifically, I consume either flower, concentrates or edibles before hitting the gym, trails or yoga sessions.  I also apply topicals to achy joints, such as my knees and shoulders and consume hemp foods throughout the day. Cannabis is a powerful anti inflammatory, and when consumed before a training session, allows me to focus mentally. This helps me maintain longer training sessions. My husband, Antonio DeRose, also uses cannabis as a part of his daily health and fitness routine. We’ve... Read More

The Truth About Working From Home: Is It Killing You?

May 16th, 2020

Denver is one of the most concentrated areas of the country for telecommuting.  Pop into a neighborhood café or brewery on any given day and the evidence is clear…we are a culture of remote workers looking for virtual offices.  A few months ago I started working from home, and it’s not my first swing at it.  There are WONDERFUL things about working from home, and there are tragic consequences.  Read on for the lowdown! The Good! The Commute: It’s no secret that hectic commutes result in stress-related health issues, effected work performance, and a negative impact on personal relationships. ... Read More

An Inspired Wellness Wishlist

December 5th, 2018
Wellness wishlist

What better gift than a gift of wellness? What better reason to treat yourself to a gift than simply because you deserve it? There’s no need to wait for your birthday or the holidays to roll around, especially when the reward is good for your well-being — good for your mind, your body, and your soul. We all deserve to treat ourselves now and again, and the fact that we are doing it for the sake of own health minimizes the guilt and maximizes the benefits. The following are just a few suggestions for wellness items to add to your personal wishlist. Your mind Of course, you want to take care... Read More

Why Buy the Be Fit Pass?

November 12th, 2015
photo via http://www.colorado.edu/recreation/fitness-wellness

The Be-Fit pass that CU offers students is between $50-$75 a semester depending on when you buy it. Although this sounds like a solid amount of cash to hand over to the University, it easily qualifies as one of the best purchase decisions I’ve made this past semester, and I plan on making it again in the Spring. The Be-Fit passes give you, as a student, access to any and all of the fitness classes offered during the week and on Sundays. Everyday there are dozens of classes, many of which are completely different from one another. To name a few, zumba, cycling, yoga, and power barre are all... Read More

Ab Series From Hell

April 28th, 2015

Those of you who have attended my Work Your Assets classes are all too familiar with my Ab Series.  And while I have several abs series that I like to teach (muwahahaha), this is THE Ab Series–not the Brazilian or the Half Rollback Series or the 5 Part Series.  This is the Split Leg Ab Series.  All ten segments of it (yes, I have increased it from 9 to 10 parts–trust me!  You’ll love it! Plus, ten just feels like a nice even number.)  Reps for each segment are up to you.  If you are starting out, maybe try 3 reps of each part on each side and eventually work your way... Read More

Starting Anew in Spring

April 14th, 2015

Ahh, sunshine, blue skies and blessed warmth. Tulips, robins and breezy dress-wearing collegians bear witness to the arrival of springtime. We finally peel off our jeans and sweaters, replacing them with shorts, tank tops, and skirts. But then the truth is revealed, often harshly. We come face to face with the fact that we ignored our body in the winter while its layers were hidden under outer layers of fleece and down. New Year’s resolutions have long since been forgotten and winter habits have taken their toll. Fortunately, spring is still a great time to begin a new exercise program. But... Read More