Sleep for Optimal Performance


What a great infographic! The visual below indicates the power of sleep for achieving optimal athletic performance as well as the negative effects of not getting enough sleep. The facts shown on the graphic are supported by multiple research studies (listed in fine print at the bottom) that you can refer to for additional info. […]

The New and Improved GymPact


Got a New Year’s Resolution? Well, put your money where your mouth is with GymPact, baby! Earn cash each week that you keep your healthy commitments, and PAY (yes out of your actual pocket – well, bank account or Paypal) when you don’t keep up. How’s that for motivation? First off, if you’re wondering “What […]

Stay Hydrated while Traveling


Airplane travel – ay yi yi! You wake up, race to finish packing and rush out the door without breakfast or even a drink of water. At the airport, you refuse to pay $3 for .5L bottle of water. You hate using the airplane toilet anyway, so you’ll just wait until you get to your […]

HIIT with Chris Freytag


Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a high intensity interval training class with Chris Freytag of ACE Fitness, during the Fitness and Health Social Media conference in Colorado. High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT for short, alternates short to moderate bouts of high intensity exercise with brief periods of recovery consisting of low-intensity […] Workout – specific playlists iphone app available at

In a short blurb about the effects of music on post-exercise recovery, Health magazine suggested as a source for choosing workout music. It’s a great resource! suggests music for your workout, whether you’re running, cycling or walking. You can create a free account on the site, then choose your activity (running, walking or […]