How to Prep For Your First 10K or Half Marathon

Sure, running’s a pretty low-key sport. Lace up your shoes and go. So how come there are a million little “what to dos” that come up once you’ve planned a goal to run a little farther every day—either for a race or the shear joy of it. Like, what do you do about your house […]

Why We Run

Run to think. Run to reflect. Run to celebrate. Run to commune. Run to heal. Run to grieve. Run to honor. Run to rebuild. Run to breathe. Run to run. There are so many reasons why we run aside from just building a stronger cardiovascular system and stronger muscles. One of the best things that […]

Spring Into a 5k Challenge

So you want to do your first 5k, but aren’t sure where to start in terms of training? Running isn’t something that has to be taught, per se, because running is a pretty instinctual skill.  Put most people in a dark alley with a loud bang (or tell me there’s free-gluten free cheesecake in aisle […]

Learn to Swim

Until recently, I never had a good sense of just how lucky I am that my parents made knowing how to swim such a priority for my brother and me when we were kids. I started taking lessons when I was 18 months old, and by age five—spurred on by a relentless sense of sibling […]

6 Yoga Poses for CrossFit Fans

Variety is the spice of life, and as a yoga teacher I’m blessed with the opportunity to work with all levels of yoginis in spaces throughout Wisconsin.  In the summer, I lead yoga retreats on a beautiful island in northern Wisconsin and teach yoga on stand up paddleboards. My winters are spent in my own […]

The Only 4 Things You Need to Know About Running

To everyone already running out there, you’re hip to what makes running so can’t-go-without. To everyone else on the fence who hasn’t run since grade school (and only during dodge ball), this list is for you. 1. It gets better. You might be surprised to hear this, but running is –gasp- hard (I know, I […]

Pick Your Perfect Trainer: 4 Tips

Are you ready to take the leap into hiring a personal trainer to reach your fitness goals? Hiring a personal trainer is one of the most effective ways to get fit. Though it costs more than a gym membership, personal trainers provide you with accountability, regular workouts, a regimented fitness plan, and motivation to keep […]

Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training: 6 Questions to Answer

When I first started practicing yoga, I was the inflexible runner hiding in the back of the room. I never expected to have a regular practice or that yoga would find its way into every nook and cranny of my life. I definitely never expected to become a yoga teacher. Finding the right program for […]

Strength Train at Your Desk

Make this your Healthiest Year Ever with fitness expert and founder of www.barre3.com, Sadie Lincoln… “Sometimes you have to be strategic about slipping in a workout. Like doing it at work. Getting up from your desk to do a bit of strength training in the staff room or at your desk is a brilliant antidote […]

How Busy Women Make Their Workouts Happen

Whether you’re obsessed with CrossFit WODs, cardio dance, or spinning classes (or anything else)–you’ve got to leave your desk, laptop, and piles of work and responsibilities to get your workouts. And not all of us have the muscle. It turns out that virtually no one, except the Olympic athletes who just wrapped up in Sochi, […]