Fitness Friday – 20 Minute Bikini Body Boot Camp

Welcome to a very special Fitness Friday! If you have been looking for a super effective workout that you can squeeze in every day without stress you are going to LOVE today's special workout brought to you by my sister, Nathalie King, personal trainer extraordinaire and creator of the Bikini Body Boot Camp.  This workout is based on the Tabata principles which, like BURST and HIIT alternates a … [Read more...]

Never Underestimate the Power of the Mind

Today was one of those days. I woke up at 5:30 as I always do. No alarm clock, just the natural rhythm of my body. The quiet of the early morning is a moment I relish... But not today. Today I wanted nothing more than to curl up under the comforter, cover my head with a pillow and go back to sleep. Today I had a migraine! I knew the chance of going back to sleep and finding … [Read more...]

How Do You Define Strong?

I am STRONG! Those are words I can speak with confidence. It wasn't always the case but today I can stand tall and boldly proclaim I AM STRONG! I don't speak of physical strength though I possess that as well. Oh yes, I'm reminded of this often... When I invite a new mom to try my family aerial class, for example,  one of the most common responses I get is "I would love to but I'm … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – 5 Fun Ways to Get More From Your Walk

One of the highlights of my day is my evening walk with my dog. It's my cherished "Me" time. I'm blessed to have a few hills right behind my house to escape to and cleanse my mind. It also gives me a fabulous workout that leads to a good night's sleep. The benefits of a daily walk have been shared by health care professionals for decades and can not be ignored. From stress relief to heart … [Read more...]

Bulu Box Review

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle most of us rely to some degree or another, on a variety of supplements -- Protein powders, probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, workout boosters, sleep enhancers, anti-inflammatories  ... Our individual choices will reflect our specific needs and those of our families. I received a Bulu Box to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. If you've … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Stretch! #7daystretch #liveinprAna

It's here!  The #7daystretch #liveinprAna challenge starts TODAY and I could not be more excited! Are you ready? As we explored earlier stretching is essential for good health and for preventing injury. You know how much I love a challenge so I'm super excited to be taking part in this fun and healthy one. Join me and commit to 7 days of stretching and you might win some awesome … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Should Stretch Every Day

There was a time in my life when I dreaded stretching. In fact the mere thought of it brought tears to my eyes. But I endured the torture day after day after day... As a five year old growing up in Paris with dreams of attending one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the world and becoming a "Petit Rat de l' Opéra", I learned early on to bear the pain and save my tears for the … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cup Breakfast Smoothie and Blendtec Giveaway

When it comes to healthy living one of the tools I cannot do without is a solid, reliable, powerful blender. I use my blender daily for all sorts of delicious meals from breakfast smoothies, home made ice cream, hummus, soups, dips... I honestly don't know what I would do without it. In fact it's one of the first things I'll be buying for my daughter when I get her settled into her college … [Read more...]

Sweating it Out with Gabby Reece and HIGHX

When it comes to fitness Gabby Reece believes that the best kind of workout should be fun as well as challenging and it should be adaptable to each individual's specific needs.  The perfect fitness program is one that can be done by anyone, regardless of age or ability.  That is my belief as well so I was eager to discover her signature workout, HIGHX. HIGHX os a bootcamp like circuit workout … [Read more...]

Raspberry Cashew Mousse

Since my daughter announced that she wanted to become a vegan I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with new recipes. I'd always thought of a vegan diet as being pretty restrictive but I'm finding it a lot easier and more rewarding than I had imagined. I am enjoying using nuts, seeds and mountains of fresh fruits and vegetables to come up with delicious meals. Those are ingredients I have … [Read more...]