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 […]

Mother's Day Tiara 5k 2018

Spring is on the verge of staying for a while, and with Spring comes the Mother’s Day Tiara 5k. This race is near and dear to our hearts. Angela and I were both there for the very first Tiara 5k in 2006. I was there to stretch runners and Angela  was there to run (it […]

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 […]


There was a time right about when I became a personal trainer that I was curious about supplementation, and protein powders, and macro nutrient breakdown… blah blah blah. So I tried to learn from experience and taylor my nutrition to incorporate pre-workout supplementation, post-workout supplementation, high protein, low carb, morning vitamins, evening vitamins, carb inhibitors, […]


Have you ever put someone on a pedestal and then realized that they are human just like you? Often times placing someone in this designation of ‘can do no wrong’ will ultimately affect you more than anyone when suddenly there’s a glimpse of vulnerability. I recently had a conversation with my mother regarding this and […]

Most Powerful!

I can’t help but think of this like a video game. Good calories, bad calories, hidden calories, empty calories… and you. Picture yourself in a cape and bandana zapping calories by the hundreds when you workout like a beast. It makes you feel pretty badass doesn’t it? Going to a birthday party is like entering […]

Are you a Chocolate Person?

If you’re a chocolate person you must learn to live with chocolate in your cabinet. Chocolate is too wonderful of a thing to ever feel like it’s so bad. It’s ok to be a chocolate lover and it’s ok to enjoy chocolate, but there’s something about the way we talk to ourselves that lends to […]

When all is good

Ever have the feeling that something is about to go wrong? Like, when all is good and you get a nagging suspicion that the bubble is about to burst? I’m afraid that this suspicious feeling alone may be enough to evoke changes that lead you to thinking ‘Aha! I knew something was going to happen!’ […]

Everything is Temporary

I live in a haze of constant search for ‘the next thing’. The next project, next task, next victory, next bedtime! As much as I see this resistance to complacency as a positive characteristic, I do need to remind myself to hit pause sometimes and relish in this beautiful life. It’s all temporary. I told […]

When You Blow It

Honestly there’s no such thing as totally blowing it unless you have completely thrown in the towel. This is true for every aspect of our lives – not just diet and fitness. Just because you claim to be on a diet and then eat half a pizza doesn’t mean you blew it. It just means […]

To Be Free

‘Be your own kind of beautiful’. This came from a mass  produced wall decoration I found at Marshalls a couple of years ago. It’s hanging in one of the bathrooms at Boutique Fitness in NB. It’s too bad there aren’t more mass produced messages like this one. It’s a constant game of comparison which ultimately […]

Food as a Reward

Children are a great representation of the human race. They are so capable of love, learning, and are completely narcissistic. It’s all about what they want, when they want it, and if you ask them to do something they just don’t want to – there better be a reward for it. Growing up means that you […]