Check out what Mal did to our fireplace yesterday afternoon! Really nice, right? I like it so much better than before (pictured below). It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do! Snack A couple of hours before dinner, I…

Holy moly! My inbox exploded today! So many emails, not enough time! I reply to every reader email that I receive in my inbox, so it might take me a little while to respond, but, I assure you, you’ll eventually get…

Ready for another exercise science lesson? Oh, I bet you are! Remember my post about the SAID Principle? If not, it stands for specific adaptation to imposed demands, and it essentially means that the body will specifically adapt to the…

Hi, guys! Look what arrived in the mail this afternoon! My NASM Certified Personal Trainer certificate! Woohoo! I figured receiving my certificate in the mail today was a sign that I should probably reply to your questions about NASM, so…

When it comes to personal trainer certifications, there are hundreds of programs to choose from and each one has different levels of specialization, accreditation, and acceptance at various fitness facilities, so how the heck do you know which one to…

Apparently, good things come in threes because the last 24 hours have been pretty awesome for me: I appeared on The Dr. Oz Show with the Cookie Monster. My friend Jen asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding.  I…

Woah. Where did today go?!? Holy time warp. I guess I can’t get that time back, so let’s get right to it! Snack Mid-morning, I headed to Starbucks for a few hours of NASM studying. While there, I ordered a…

Another crazy exercise science blog post title! I know you love ”˜em! I’ve been meaning to write another SCIENCE post (aka interesting things I’m learning from NASM), so when I received an exercise question from a reader this morning, I…

It was a two-cup-of-coffee with Bailey’s morning for a good reason: I was plowing through my To Do list. The caffeine kept me buzzing right along. I also ended up skipping Pilates in order to capitalize on my productivity, but…

Hooray!! I am CPR and AED-certified! I’m one step closer to becoming a certified personal trainer. This morning, I participated in a three-hour training session in Westwood, Massachusetts. We learned how to perform CPR, use an AED machine, and prevent…

Holy crap. I am so sore this morning. I mean, everything is sore. I can’t remember the last time a Body Pump class kicked my butt like that. It sounds like the principle of specificity to me! Ready for some…

Yesterday afternoon, I drove to the Milton Hill Sport & Spa for a 60-minute, post-marathon massage. I cannot explain how much I was looking forward to it. Of course, I had a coupon! Unfortunately, when I arrived for my massage,…

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen this tweet from me last Friday afternoon: I bought my foam roller a little over a year ago, and I have since used it incorrectly. Great job with that foam roller,…

Hi, friends! Sorry to leave you hanging about my exciting news, but it’s for a good reason since it involves my news. You ready? I’ve spent the past two days at a live workshop with the National Academy of Sports…

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