5 Tennis Tips for Beginners

Tennis Workout

I love exercise that doesn't feel like exercise. Participating in activities that are fun and social, yet also get your blood pumping, is my favorite way to "exercise." I'd choose an afternoon of beach volleyball or a dance class over lifting … [Continue reading]

A One-Hour Bootcamp-Style
Wedding Workout


Sweating for the wedding is becoming increasingly popular. I mean, they have shirts for it. Wanna squat before the knot? While I don't encourage women (or men) to put their bodies through hell for months in an attempt to look "perfect" for one … [Continue reading]

Vegan Zucchini Muffins

Healthy Zucchini Muffin Recipe

These whole-wheat, vegan, zucchini muffins are naturally sweetened with banana, pineapple, and a hint of honey or maple syrup. Wheat germ adds a boost of plant-based protein and heart healthy fat.  Have I mentioned that breakfast is my favorite … [Continue reading]

Does Your Dog Actually Love You?

Chow Chow Behavior

Doggy behavior tests reveal insight into your pup's brain.  Today I'm sharing the results of my dog Mr. Chow's "Dognition" assessment and giving away a free assessment to one lucky pet parent on behalf of Purina Pro Plan. Purina's BRIGHT MIND Adult … [Continue reading]

Nice Cream Blueberry Crunch Bars

Nice Cream Sandwich

These simple, delicious dessert bars are made with banana nice cream and homemade granola. The perfect healthy treat for a hot summer day! Growing up, I spent my summers hanging out poolside in the hot Arizona sun. My sister and I were on a … [Continue reading]

IDEA World Blogfest 2016 Recap + a Quick Band Workout

IDEA World Blogfest 2016 - LA Fitness Bloggers

Wow, what a weekend. From the workouts to the expert panels to the amazing influencers I got to meet, this year's IDEA World Blogfest was the best yet. I kicked off the marathon health and fitness event with a super early morning workout with … [Continue reading]

4 Surprising Facts About Hydration


One of the most common questions I hear as a soon-to-be Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a personal trainer is, "How much water should I drink a day?" The go-to answer (which I think everyone has heard) is eight glasses a day. But it's … [Continue reading]

How to Start an Herb Garden
(for Dummies)

How to start an herb garden

A simple tutorial on how to start an herb garden. Quick, easy steps for novice gardeners! I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of cook. Instead of following a logical process — finding a recipe, going to the grocery store and buying the … [Continue reading]

A Peek Inside My Travel Bag


For a person who is pretty stuck in her ways, it's amazing that I lasted five weeks abroad. Though I absolutely love to travel, two weeks away from home is usually my limit. After that, I start to desperately miss my bed, my yoga classes, my … [Continue reading]

Green Apple Green Lentil
Quinoa Salad

Vegan Green Lentil Quinoa Salad

This protein-packed, gluten-free, vegan lentil and quinoa salad is full of flavor thanks to tart green apples and tangy white wine vinegar. Try it out for your next summer BBQ or potluck! I've been attempting to work more plant-based meals … [Continue reading]