Class Review: Pound Fitness

The last few Saturdays, I’ve been going to a trendy new workout class that’s a ton of fun: Pound Fitness. I first heard about Pound Fitness several years ago, but never had a studio offering it near me… until now. Two months ago, I saw it on Classpass and immediately knew I wanted to check it out. I assumed it would be primarily a cardio class, so scheduled it after a 5K morning race – figuring it would be good to burn {Read More}

October Goal Check In: Week 2

Week 2 of my (delayed) October challenge is now in the books, and I did pretty well sticking to my workout a day plan! (And my butt is feeling pretty sore to boot.) Here are the ClassPass studios I tried in the last week: Brendle at TruFit: I didn’t really know what this class was, which was why I was excited to try it. Basically, a simple bootcamp that was to-the-point but unimpressive. We rotated through six different stations with {Read More}

Why is hiking so different from stair climbing?

Not sure if I’ve posted about this before, but I bought a Fitbit Charge HR about a month ago, thanks to my new team in Dallas. They pretty much all wear Fitbits, and they have “Work Week Hustle” challenges every week to see who can get the most steps in Monday through Friday. I have to admit, I haven’t paid much attention to the leaderboard (last week I won and didn’t even realize it till after the fact?) – though I think {Read More}

The Perfect Fall Weekend

Wow, this weekend could pretty much have not been more perfect. What an awesome Halloween – and two fabulous days after! As I mentioned in my Friday post, I had a lot of different costumes for Friday. The one you did not get to see before, though, was my eveningwear: as a zombie flight attendant! Unfortunately, I did my makeup in my (very bright) bathroom… and while it looked pretty green and black and sickly to me in that mirror, {Read More}

Reconnecting With My Childhood Passion

Lately, I feel like I’ve been hearing the same advice over and over about discovering what you’re “meant to do”: think back to when you were a kid, and rely on the instincts you had then. In fact, on Lewis Howes’ School of Greatness podcast (which I love and you should start listening to), he gets even more specific: think back to when you were 14-16 years old. That’s the time of your life when you’re mature enough to make good decisions, and {Read More}

Review: Flybarre Texas

The last week has been a very strange one for me. I traded in my office in Dallas for a courtroom in NYC (jury duty!) followed by conference calls and videochats from my living room. I was selected for Grand Jury and therefore had to defer for a few months, since Grand Jury requires three hours of service every day for four weeks, and that won’t work for my current client, where I need to be on site to prepare {Read More}

Studio Review: Bodybar Dallas

About a month ago, my friend Blake told me about a great trial offer at a Pilates/barre studio in the Dallas area – Bodybar. New clients would get a week of unlimited classes for free! A free week would be the perfect way for me to try everything they had to offer (with different classes, instructors, etc to get a good feel for it), so I jumped on the offer. However, I also wanted to pick a week when I {Read More}

Workout/Review: Leap Like a Puma! (Puma Formlite XT Ultra Fluo and Performance Bodywear Tech ACTV Long Tights)

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Puma. As a marathon runner who goes for long distance and needs support, before this summer, I haven’t had much occasion to try out lightweight racing shoes. But after reviewing the Mizuno Wave Sayonaras a few weeks ago, I was excited when Puma offered to have me try out their new shoes, the Formlite XT Ultra Fluo Women’s Training Shoes. Just as with the Wave Sayonaras, the Formlites stunned me {Read More}

August Challenge: Breathe

As you can probably tell from my dearth of posts this week, it’s been a bit crazy around here lately. Despite my knowing that stress and lack of sleep is a major contributor to my stupid neck/back pain, this week has been filled with a lot of stress and not enough sleep. Oops! But I’m hoping that this weekend will allow me a chance to catch up and feel more like I’ve got my act together. (Who doesn’t love opening up {Read More}

Interview with VBarre Founder Veronica Combs

For the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to try out sessions of a new class at New York Sports Club – VBarre. “Vbarre transcends the typical ballet barre exercise class by blending ballet, Pilates and resistance training into a calorie-burning workout. The result is a lean and sculpted body in minimal time. Choreographed movements using a ballet barre, light weights and a glide board are set to motivating music.” After two months of classes at NYSC, I have {Read More}