Skoogfit Blog

Nov 26

Finding Greener Grass

I’ve had a 10-year romance with NYC’s “sexiest gym.” When the city’s lights went out or my building’s hot water turned off, I fled into the trusty arms of Equinox for comfort. But lately, I’ve had less-than-sizzling feelings for the “hottest gym.” Perhaps it’s because my years-old routine… read more
Nov 24

Countdown to T-Day: Hosting Tips!

When I host, by the time Thanksgiving dinner is being served, I’m no longer hungry. Ugh-I hate that! The problem is, throughout the day, I snitch at my various projects, like the crumb topping on my apple crisp. Or somehow the nut bowl needs constant refilling (is that ME??). Does this green bean casserole need more Parmesan? Ooh, nibble nibble. Sound… read more
Nov 22

Surviving A Food Desert

Gross. We’ve all had un-memorable meals at America’s chain restaurants and certainly, all meals are not created equal. When you find yourself in a healthy food desert, here are the best and worst decisions you can make – I chose just 10 food establishments in this country as an example of how wrong or right you can get! 1. Dunkin’ Donuts:… read more
Nov 21

The Hannah Project

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Nov 20

Countdown to T-Day: Gracious Guesting

Hosting is my thing. Having friends over is my way of sharing love and affection. Not only do I pour my heart and soul into my cooking, but I get to choose the menu, the guestlist and get to stay home! It’s perfection. Though, GOING to dinner parties is just as fun: Simply show up and enjoy yourself. Sometimes, however, being a dinner guest can be somewhat awkward,… read more
Nov 19

Recipe Makeover: Potato Latkes

Here’s the YouTube video for this recipe!  This year, Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day. Many of my Jewish friends will be celebrating with some additions to their turkey dinner, like jelly donuts and potato latkes. Sounds like a calorie bomb to me! In this recipe makeover, I modified traditional oily, greasy, carb-y potato latkes into a nutty, crispy… read more
Nov 18

Peer Pressure Doesn’t Die

Peer pressure and social norms are powerful influences on behavior and they are classic excuses. -Andrew Lansley I love to cook and Stanley loves to eat. Well, we both do. If he brings home a sweet treat, you can bet it calls my name in the cupboards until I cave in. We don’t buy many treats…after all, we’re trainers with a passion for what we do.… read more
Nov 15

Happy Birthday, Poppers!

Today is my dad’s 86th birthday. For as long as I can remember, Poppers has always been a steadfast rock in my life. He’s raised 9 of us with hard work and discipline and in his retirement years, my dad makes things with his bare hands: things like rocking chairs, wooden mirrors, benches, desks and cribs. (My office is furnished with his handiwork.)… read more
Nov 13

The Flu, Exercise & You!

*cough* “Jenny, I have a fever & sore throat. But I didn’t want to cancel-I think a workout will make me feel better…and I wanna sweat it out.” *wheeze* Let’s analyze this whole ‘sweat it out’ theory: Does exercise actually make you feel better? Or worse? It’s a fact that 30 minutes of daily, regular exercise… read more
Nov 12

Wedding Day Workout!

Every bride wants to look fantastic on her wedding day – after all, it’s the photos that last forever. So when you wake up that morning, should you go for a run or hit the weights? Since you’ll be spending many hours on your feet dancing the night away, march your booty straight to the weight room and get your pump on for pictures! Here’s… read more