MY (healthier) MARG

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYOOOO!! Sorry for the delay in posts, been a crazy couple of weeks, but STOKED to be back writing about my ultimate guilty pleasure. Mexican food. Tacos. Nachos. Coronas. Margaritas. SIGN A SISTER UPPPP. For me, Mexican is (very) hard to keep healthy, especially when you’re eating out. The endless chips & salsa….

Ab Blast Workout!

This warm weather has me dreamingggg of days on the beach, busting out some new suits (I’ll take one of each of the new Spiritual Gangster swim), and retiring my puffer jacket(s). It also has me focused on feeling my strongest as we head into Tandem Cycle’s busy season! With indoor cycling, having a strong core…

THESE.

MY DUDES. If you haven’t heard, LuLu Lemon came out with a new fabric, Nulux, and  IT. IS. EVERYTHANG! I am veryyyy particular when it comes to leggings… The [high] waist has to be perfect. Any kind of “cinch” vibe does not work for me, but they can’t be falling down in the middle of…

My Gut & Dairy // The Ultimate Love + Hate Relationship

I love cheese. When my fiancé and I got engaged we got enough monogrammed cheese plates to host an entirely cheese plate themed wedding. Pizza, nachos, ice cream…the list goes on – all my JAM. Until recently. Upon making my career change, and becoming more aware of what I was putting in my body via…

Why I Meditate

Speeding ticket. Traffic jam. Coworker frustration. Misunderstandings. Bills. Screaming children. Stubbed toes. Feel that tension building in your shoulders? Deeeeeeep inhale for 7 seconds. Hold for 7 seconds. Exhale through the mouth for 7 seconds. Meditation can be intimidating, it can be frustrating, and I’ve noticed that for the 20 something crew, it is almost…

Content Overconsumption

Is overconsumption no longer limited to calories? In this digital age, are we over-consuming content? Ironically enough, I was originally turned on to this train of thought through the Instagram account, @folkrebellion. The post shared the photo used in this post, stating: “consuming content…same as empty calories? Food for thought.” Is our constant consumption of…

Nutrition – My Take on the SO REAL Struggle to be Healthy Today!

Working in the fitness industry, people ask me all the time, “what should I eat?” Let me start by saying, the photo featured for this post indicates part of the 20 percent I choose to abide by – but more on that later! I am not a dietician, or registered nutritionist, but I do have a passion…

Boutique Studios I’m Loving – Belmar Edition

When I’m not riding at Tandem Cycle, you can find me cross training at two other boutique fitness studios that are absolutely KILLING THE GAME. Ironically, they’re located across the street from one another in Belmar, NJ. Offering two completely different workouts, these two are prime examples of why I love boutique fitness. Below, I detail why I’m hooked,…

“no bad days” is not real.

My bad for comin’ in so hot with seemingly negative vibes, but that saying has never sat well with me. “no bad days”? really? No bad days is not real. Bad days are a part of life. It’s not about hoping for no bad days, rather setting yourself up during allllll the good days to punch those…

Breakin’ Down the Foam Roller

I was SO stoked that so many of you were interested in knowing more about how to most effectively use your foam roller!  Here, I break down my go to moves by muscle group. I recommend performing each of these exercises for a minimum of one minute, at least 3-5x a week. Before we get your muscles…

Stretching // Foam Rolling

As an instructor at Tandem Cycle, and fitness fanatic, I am constantly moving, which means it is so important to give my bod what it needs to recover. For some reason, I have a major love/hate relationship with stretching and foam rolling – looking at it as more of a task, versus a reward. Feel me?…

Feeling 😴😴😴?

Whether it’s right when I wake up, the 3pm afternoon slump, or even before a night on the town – sometimes it feels like I cannot shake that lethargic feeling. Feel me? My solution used to be reaching for that 3rd/4th/even 5th cup of coffee of the day, but recently I’ve been cutting back on caffeine late…