Fitness Photography: 3 Do’s & Don’ts

The fitness market is so highly saturated that most professionals need more than stellar training credentials and happy clients to grow your business. Staying active online, and taking advantage of social media platforms, is a proven way to grow your business and attract new clients. Since fitness is an inherently visual business, it’s a natural fit to market yourself via images.

Whether on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, or your own website,  great photography can make or break how impactful your presence, and how much you get noticed by potential clients.

Let’s talk about 3 things you should and shouldn’t do when deciding with photos to use!

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By |August 11th, 2016|Fitness|

Getting revved up with IdealLean

It’s summer, y’all – the season of beaches, swimsuits, festivals, and above all, tropical drinks, amiright?

Of course, a few too many of those tropical drinks will make you wish you never had to put on a swimsuit again. Margaritas, mai tais, daiquiris… whatever your poison, those things are loaded with sugar and calories.

I recently stumbled […]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Fitness|

3 Keys to Better Flexibility

WARNING! Boring science ahead, you’ve been duly noted.

Talk to anyone with tight muscles, and more times than not they’ve been told they need to stretch to loosen them up. Its a pretty common suggestion. Unfortunately, there as many opinions on stretching (I’ll spare you mine!) as there are stretches you can do.

So what’s the best […]

By |April 14th, 2015|Fitness|

9 Ways to Survive Your Next CEC Fitness Workshop

If you’re a trainer, you are familiar with the acronym CECs. Unfortunately that doesn’t stand for “Continuous Extra Chocolate,” although how awesome would that be if it did?

In the fitness biz, CEC stands for “Continuing Education Credits,” and most nationally-accredited certification bodies require a certain amount of them to be obtained every two years. They […]

By |April 7th, 2015|Fitness|

The Power of Unlocking your True Voice

This is a guest post from SweatGuru mindfulness pro, Carolan Deacon, an Illuminating Songstress and Truth Guide for women who desire a deeper connection to Beauty and the spiritual quality of their own True Voice and living in the freedom of this Truth.

I invite you to begin to become mindful of how you use your […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Fitness|

5 TRX Row Form Fouls You Might Be Making

TRX classes have gotten insanely popular, and for good reason. They will build you a bulletproof core and get you pretty darn strong. They’re incredibly convenient to use, safe for most populations to use, and perfect for not only building fitness at the gym, but also at home, your favorite park, your hotel room…or wherever your […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Fitness|

Getting over Anxiety: Planting Seeds Without Knowing

I spent the majority of my life trying to understand my own depression and anxiety. I knew that when I did certain things (like dance), I was so present in my body and in the moment that it was almost impossible to think about anything else. Who knew that right there I had figured out […]

By |March 9th, 2015|Fitness|

A muddy good time at the Rattlesnake Ramble

Photo: Courtesy Susan Hsieh

This past weekend I had an opportunity to check out a new local trail racing series, Sasquatch Racing, and their race, The Rattlesnake Ramble. I enjoy supporting local racing series because of their close ties to the running and outdoor community. I first heard about Sasquatch last year and saw they were […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Fitness|

Truve is a beautiful new space for getting sweaty

Just before I moved to Austin, my friend (and sweat pink ambassador) Brittany invited me to join her at Truve, a brand new fitness studio in Oakland, and of course I jumped at the chance to try a new class and check out a new space and soak in all the bay area goodness I […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Fitness, Reviews, Super Studios|

SEVA: Understanding how to Cultivate a Culture of Selfless Service on the Mat

I recently learned a lot about what it means to be in action around the practice of selfless service. Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning “work performed without any thought of reward or repayment,” and it is something I have been wanting to give more thought to when I arrive at my mat. Especially since in ancient […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Community, Fitness, Mindfulness|