Strength and Power Remix

After a few weeks of recovery (including several massages and Epsom salt baths), I’m starting to feel ready to enter the gym again. This time, I plan on focusing better on my form, posture, and movements when lifting. In addition, stretching and yoga are part of my daily routine to compliment workouts such as THIS!…

Dance Fitness: Shape of You

Ready to show some love to your body? Follow along here! Warning…sound is low quality but the moves make up for it đŸ˜‰

DIY Spring Rolls

My friend brought spring rolls for her lunch a couple weeks ago and I was surprised at how easy there were to make! I love a variety of Asian cuisine, and spring rolls can definitely hit the spot when the craving arises. We made two version of these, so I will include your options in…

Body-weight + Lifting = Power

The combination of lifting and body-weight exercises is one of my favorites. It challenges my body to push hard through heavy weight and move with speed. This 45-minute set got me sweating and sore the following day. Adjust weights according to your strength and enjoy! Power: biceps, back, core 3 rounds Sprint 1 minute Alternating…

Lift with Purpose

What motivates me to strengthen my legs? I’ve recently shifted to more leg work for a couple reasons. First, to give my shoulders a break after pulling a muscle, and second, to prepare for an upcoming half marathon. Lastly and most importantly, to strengthen my general health and ability to move my body. I love…

10-minute Fire Up

I only had a few minutes between teaching and starting class, but I wanted to wake up my body. The best way I could think to do this in a short amount of time, was isolation exercises. In less than 2 minutes, my body was shaking and my entire core was warm. Some of these exercises…

For the Love of Sprints

Back in the states, I fell in love with the sprint training at orangetheory fitness. On second thought, ‘fell in love’ is the opposite of what I mean. In my first class, I almost died. As we finished a two-minute sprint, I assumed we would stop to catch our breath. In that moment, I learned what…

Homemade Ice Cream–Vegan, GF, DF

What did we have for dinner Monday night? Why, ice cream, of course. My homemade version is not quite what you’d expect. It’s essentially a jazzed-up smoothie put in a bowl. But when you add enough chocolate, things get exciting! Recipe In blender: Frozen bananas Protein powder (chocolate flavored–I like Vega) A generous amount of…

Post-Workout Frappebowl

Since I know you now love smoothie bowls as much as we do, I thought I’d share another favorite I discovered today. After a quick home workout (listed below!), we needed a refreshing bowl that also kicked high in protein. Introducing, the Chocolate Mocha Frappebowl: Recipe: Smoothie Frozen bananas Frozen spinach Leftover coffee (cooled) Protein…

Another Day of Sunny Eggs

How do you start your mornings? I woke up my boyfriend this morning dancing and singing to the song, ‘Another Day of Sun’ from La La Land đŸ™‚ I wasn’t always a morning person, but I have come to appreciate the quiet of the early dawn, as the city wakes up. In order to enjoy…

Simply Divine! Grilled Tuna Steak

In Medellin, we live near a fresh fish market. I go in never knowing what type of fish they’ll have for the day. Luckily, we got tuna steaks last week and we were able to experiment with a delicious fish I hadn’t cooked before! Don’t skimp out on the key ingredients here: CILANTRO, GINGER, LIME….

Strength, Power, and CORE

Tuesday afternoon I was ready to go. I had some ambitious thoughts about training for a race… Those were quickly refuted in my mind. Instead of going on a run, I opted for a workout that would strengthen my legs and support my running. I love using weights, and mixing them with power moves can…