Training Tips

How to Battle the Bloat

How to Battle the Bloat

Bloating is an all too familiar reality for many of us, especially us ladies. Dietary and hormonal fluctuation can wreak havoc on our digestive systems. While occasional bloating is not something to be concerned about, it is also not something we have to live with. Here are some tips and tricks to help reduce overall bloating. Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can significantly affect your bodies ...[Read More]

When is the Best Time to Workout ?

When is the Best Time to Workout ?

Why I like working out in the morning: – I usually eat better during the day when I’ve worked out in the morning (just a psychological thing for me I guess). – I’ll eat a small breakfast before I go, like greek yogurt that has protein and some carbs, and then about an hour before my workout have a little Driven pre-workout (especially if it’s leg day!) and then afterward some of MRM’s strawberry w ...[Read More]

Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor

Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor

So, this is something that is really embarrassing for me to talk about....but I know if I was struggling with it there are other women out there too just like I was. I had major incontinence issues after my kids were born. Any time I would do a high impact activity such as a workout that included a lot of jumping, or even coughing too hard, I would accidentally pee my pants a little (really embarr ...[Read More]

Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor

Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor

So, this is something that is really embarrassing for me to talk about....but I know if I was struggling with it there are other women out there too just like I was. I had major incontinence issues after my kids were born. Any time I would do a high impact activity such as a workout that included a lot of jumping, or even coughing too hard, I would accidentally pee my pants a little (really embarr ...[Read More]

The One Thing That Has Helped My Naturally Bigger Legs Look Better

Squats

  I naturally have bigger legs. It's just the way I was born. Do you want to know the one thing that has helped them look better? Lifting heavy. Squats and deadlifts gave my legs such better shape, tone and definition (and did not make them look bulkier, just the opposite in fact). I used to get really intimated doing these exercises, but after time I got much more comfortable. If you have a ...[Read More]

Sale!

New Year

  I am not allowed to workout for 4-6 weeks because of my surgery, but I would love nothing more than being able to serve and help you guys with the start of this new year. I've found that when I am sad or discouraged, changing my focus on serving and helping others really puts me in a good place. I am going to offer 20% off both of my training programs for next three days using the code NEWY ...[Read More]

When is Being Sick TOO Sick to Workout?

When Is It Ok to Workout

        This time of year, it is quite common to get sick.  In fact, the average person has about three respiratory infections each year.  One question I often get asked is, "should I workout when I am sick"?  There is not a clear yes or no answer here, but I have pulled together some information that may help you decided if you should lace up your shoes and aim for a light wor ...[Read More]

Why Do I Still Have My Post-Baby Tummy? – Diastasis Recti (Part 1)

Diastasis Recti

  Jen from Mama Lion Strong kindly agreed to do a guest blog for me today!  Jen is a mom to three young boys, a women's health advocate, and the author of the blog Mama Lion Strong.  I stumbled across one of Jen's blog posts a while back and fell in love with her writing style.  We connected via social media and have been online friends for over a year.  I often find myself feeling like Jen h ...[Read More]

Why So Many Photo Shoots Lately?

Natalie Hodson

  If you've been following me on Facebook or Instagram lately you may have noticed that I have been doing a lot of photo shoots lately.  I've gotten a lot of questions asking what is up with all the photo shoots.  The reason....a lot of exciting things are happening!  I am going to share them with you in this blog post and give you some fun sneak peaks of some of the photo shoots also. The ne ...[Read More]

All or Nothing….

All or Nothing Mentality

This was me walking into the gym today with my kiddos.....but what this cute little picture doesn't show is that about ten minutes later I got called out of my workout because of a dirty diaper that needed changed. Whenever I do my workouts at home it never fails....I always have littles crawling on my back when I do planks, pulling on my shorts as I do calf raises, or wanting to be held as I do s ...[Read More]