Conscious Spending for Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Years ago, I used to drop serious cash (that I didn’t have as a single gal in my 20s) on a bunch of random stuff during the holidays. Sweaters, boots, purses, candles, socks…you name it! It was in my shopping cart. At the time I also worked in retail and took full advantage of my employee discount and the holiday promotions. #megasavings …

3 Glute Activation Exercises

Are your glutes firing when you squat, lunge, jump, and deadlift? Believe it or not, most of our glutes aren’t, and there’s a fix for this. You want dem glutes firing on all cylinders when you lift. Even if you train hard everyday, taking time to turn them “on” will go a long way in optimizing your lifts and preventing low …

Four Ways to Improve Your Recovery Time

I’d be willing to bet that you don’t give your recovery as much thought as the rest of your workouts.  Maybe you attend a free outdoor yoga class here and there (San Diego is full of them). Or, perhaps you are diligent about a half-ass foam rolling session at the end of each workout (You know who you are). Nodding …

Four Filler Exercises to Boost Your Squat

People that say squatting is similar to squatting down to a toilet seat don’t understand squats. Or at least, they are oversimplifying an exercise that demands a lot more from us than going #1 or #2. In order to squat deep and well, you have to meet certain mobility requirements, which I’ve discussed at length HERE, HERE and HERE. Here are …