“But those heavy weights will make me look like a man!”⁠ I mean, seriously? It’s 2020. Are we STILL having this conversation? ⁠ I honestly can’t believe we’re still worried about looking like a man by lifting a few dumbbells. That’s so 1998. ⁠ I mean, beyond the obvious benefits of increased muscle and a leaner-looking physique, strength training has so many incredible benefits… and no, it won’t leave you looking like a man!⁠ Women…

Let’s say you’re trying to gain lean muscle… in other words, look like you actually workout. Well, without the proper nutrition, gaining muscle will be very difficult. ⁠⠀ You’ll likely need to eat more calories than usual and actually (gasp!) gain a little scale weight in order to achieve that goal. ⁠ By eating more calories while focusing on a strength training regimen, you’ll increase your lean body mass and increase your metabolism, ultimately changing…

A scary thing happens when you switch from a cardio-based workout routine to a strength training-based one.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You (usually) gain weight.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Terrifying, right?!?⁠ ⁠⠀ As your body adjusts to the new routine and muscles are being activated in ways they never have before, you’ll likely see an increase on the scale. You might see an increase of 3-5 (maybe more) pounds.⁠⠀ The good news is that, even though the scale is going up,…

Disruption is the enemy of good habits and good intentions. And if there’s one word to sum up what the Covid-19 crisis has done to everyday life, it’s disruption. This is the time you might need your fitness routine the most, both to keep your immune system strong and to stay sane. If the gym is closed, and you’re under a stay-at-home order, no problem. Here are 6 tips for taking your workout into your…

Stuck at home? Here are two great ways to maintain your fitness without a gym. How to maintain fitness without a gym 1. DITCH THE ALL OR NOTHING APPROACH​ Yea, the gyms are closed. It sucks. Maybe it’s even too cold to go outside or your kids are home. So. What. It is what it is. What are you going to do about it? ​ Accept and adjust. Maybe you can’t hit the weight rack…

One of my friends—she just happens to be my fittest friend—recently asked me for some workout motivation. She started a new job, so her workout routine changed from a group/class setting to working out mostly on her own. She’s usually the one who motivates ME, but I know how it goes. Life changes. Priorities change (i.e. babies). Hell, sometimes you just lose your fitness spark. I absolutely love exercise, and I’ve found myself there a number of…

Many of the women who come to me for one-on-one nutrition and group coaching come to me with hormonal imbalances. Many of these imbalances are a result of overtraining. They’ve adopted the ‘all or nothing’ approach to their nutrition and fitness, which has left their hormones wrecked and in much need of repair and rejuvenation. What is Overtraining Syndrome? Overtraining and overtraining syndrome is a real thing, and it’s not reserved for professional or extreme…

After pouring my blood, (literal) sweat, and tears into this program for the last 3+ months, I’m excited to FINALLY announce that registration for StrongMadeSimple is NOW OPEN! StrongMadeSimple is an intermediate-to-advanced, dumbbell-ONLY at-home training program that includes 24 full-length workouts, all 30-40 minutes in length, and designed to increase strength, definition, and lean lines. This comprehensive 4-days-a-week program is totally do-able for busy women, who want to look like they actually work out, but…

I admit it. Sometimes I struggle to keep my priorities straight.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Especially when I’m short on time or low on energy. Between being a wife, a mom, a coach, and a blogger, my days get pretty hectic!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I try to get to the gym on most days. I really do! But sometimes, I just can’t. And I don’t want to make excuses. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ On those days I’ll usually just workout at home….

ATTENTION: I’m looking for some fitness enthusiasts to try out some brand new FREE workouts, all around 30 minutes in duration—dumbbells and bodyweight movements—and offer feedback if interested. SIGN UP TO TEST WORKOUTS Starting in March, you’ll get free weekly workouts delivered directly to your inbox. You can try them out, 100% risk-free, and send back what you thought about them… whether you liked them (or not) and whether you’d do them again. Or if…

Hey friends! I woke up to my Teechino (+ Nutpods + marine collagen) waiting for me in the fridge this morning with a note from Mal on it. How sweet, right? I typically make my morning Teechino the night before because waking up to it, ready to pour over ice, makes me so happy – and finding a surprise note really started my day off on the right foot! 🙂 It’s the little things in…

Good morning and happy MONDAY to you! Since it’s the start of a new week, I wanted to share some #mondaymotivation related to food freedom and mindset and give you an awesome high-intensity kettlebell workout that you can do just about anywhere. It’s only two movements, but it’s definitely a challenge. I promise you’ll be a sweaty mess by the end! Ok, here I am in typical Tina mode juggling a smoothie, a bowl of…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday to you! Before we get into the “meat” (is that weird?) of this blog post, I have two quick announcements for ya… 1. Today is the FINAL day to save 15% at Beautycounter. If you’ve wanted to try the Overnight Resurfacing Peel or Charcoal Mask, now is the time to do so! Or if you’re already a customer, be sure to stock up on your favorites. There might not be another…

Hey there! I’m popping in with a quick blog post that includes some awesome fashion finds from the week (aka SALES) + a full-body medicine ball + running workout. It involves a complex (3 movements = 1 rep), so it was a fun challenge mixed with some 800 meter runs. I did it yesterday – and, holy cow, I was a sweaty mess by the end! FYI: If you don’t have a medicine ball, you…

Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! I just wanted to share a few more workouts with you to try this week. It’s a good mix of full-body with some cardio mixed in. I hope you enjoy them! Athleisure Sales Lole Meggie Jacket (40% off) Lole Luzina D Bra (30% off) Lole Felicia Pant (50% off) Athleta Stripe High Neck Bra (20% off) Athleta City Tote (40% off) Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Running Shoes (20% off)