Navigating the important stuff...

Check-in with yourself. Are you treating yourself with the care you deserve? Are your habits in-line with the life you want? Are you getting your sleep, eating good food and making time to move with intention? If you have found yourself letting your “you-tine” slide, then this is your time! Your time to prioritize self-care habits is now.

Grocery store blues...

Have you ever found yourself saying “I have to get to the grocery store” but simultaneously avoiding the grocery store? Maybe you spend a day or two or three dining out. You still make good food choices but know in your heart that you might be overeating and that you are for sure overspending. As […]

Abs Are Made in The Kitchen

“You can’t out train a bad diet.” We’ve all heard this before and it’s the hard truth. No one wants to hear it but I’ll say it. For those of you who train with me, you know I’ll tell you the truth. If you are receiving this email, you most likely have a sincere interest […]
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What Thrills Me...

I have never really considered myself a competitive person. Actually, I was a painfully shy kid from a big family of big personalities – which made it easy to ‘belong’ without having to do much more than be present. At a young age I became very sick. I had a brain tumor and suffered many […]

Just Breathe

Let’s get nosey I swear if we could all learn to breathe more through the nose we would live in a healthier, happier, and more peaceful world. Nasal breathing is so much more than just a requirement for meditating.  Although that little fact alone says something about how powerful it can. The truth is that our […]


My relationship with running has alway been a bit complicated.  I ran winter track in high school. I was a mediocre middle distance runner who stuck it out because I loved the camaraderie and the structure.  I also learned quite young that running was magical for combatting the melancholy that came with cold short days. […]

Coffee & Napping

How coffee and napping go hand in hand Other than the fact that I truly love both coffee and napping, there is a wonderful scientific advantage to this duo. There is so much contradicting information about the health benefits and dangers of drinking coffee. My stance is firm in that coffee is a wonderful thing […]

10 Volcanoes Trail Run

This summer I’ll turn 40 years old 🙂 I’m very proud of my 40 years on this earth – grateful and proud. To celebrate this milestone and everything this lifetime has brought me, I decided to sign up for a trail run… a 25k called the 10 Volcanoes. It’s in Faial, Açores, the island my father […]

The Method Behind the Madness

In deed, there is a method behind the madness. Clients will often tell me that walking into a big gym is overwhelming.  Even if they know how to use the equipment, they still feel a little lost and end up wandering around, fusing together a hodge-podge of exercises until they are totally bored and decide […]

Your Fitness Is Our Business

Some people get really upset about their ‘inability’ to maintain healthy eating habits and a regular workout schedule without having to hire someone to help motivate them and keep them on track. There are also the people that truly feel like they are doing everything right but don’t see the difference on the scale or […]

We Are Here Podcast: Featuring Lara!

Not that long ago a colleague asked me if I would participate in a podcast he’s building. It’s called We Are Here and it’s all about business in the Southcoast. I met Matt Medeiros through EforAll South Coast where we are both mentors. I can’t thank Matt enough for including me in this project. He gave me the opportunity […]

Seeing Red!

If you have followed along with the Boutique Fitness 10in10 Challenge you’re no stranger to the concept of marking things red (or pink). It’s the most blatant approach to mapping out your sweet tooth. Let’s break down why we LOVE some of the foods we love… Why we love bananas with nut butter so much: Our […]