Skoogfit Blog

Sep 24

Move It or Lose It

Recently, a friend of mine revealed to me that her husband sneaks a couple cigarettes before bed, even though he had promised never to smoke during their marriage. It’s been 10 years. Another friend laments about her sloth-like husband: he eats copious amounts of disgusting food followed by hours in front of the television. “He hates exercising,”… read more
Sep 23

2 busy 2 bother

At my mom’s 80th birthday party yesterday in rural Minnesota, those of us visiting outside were either stung by frantic bees or ran for the hills to avoid a sting (me). This September, I feel like a frantic autumn bee. With SO much on my calendar, I’m finding it difficult to follow my own advice of consistency and goal-setting. In fact, every September,… read more
Sep 19

Never too busy.

September is one of the busiest months of the year for most of us. With school, new work deadlines and recommitment to obligations, it’s easy to put fitness and nutrition on the back burner. So it’s no wonder that I hear excuses like, “I just don’t have time these days – it’s a miracle I’m getting to my training sessions!”… read more
Sep 18

Rock it, Mama!

“OMG. My neighbor had a kid AFTER me and she’s already wearing skinny jeans!” …help me. As a personal trainer, I wear many hats: fitness coach, nutritionist, cheerleader, career counselor, therapist, confidante, and more. Since I train mostly women who are in very transitional stages with their bodies, insecurity, hormonal changes… read more
Sep 17

Recipe: Fall Harvest Chili

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Sep 15

An Ode to Ma

How many people can you really count on in life? Who’s hand will pull you in from outside, no matter the crime or hardship? For as long as I can remember, my dear mother has been on the top of that list. Growing up, I assumed that it was a mom’s duty to love her children unconditionally. I took for granted that my mom catered to my every need, considered… read more
Sep 13

10 Ways to Get (& stay) Active This Fall

This time of year should get the “best of” award. Chillier sweater-weather means the kids are back in school, normalcy returns, beautiful fall colors develop and bountiful harvest foods are in every farmer’s market. Before you settle into a rhythm, make a “fit bucket list” of things you’d like to do before the snow flies,… read more
Sep 11

Judgment No More

I am a childless, married woman on the wrong side of 35. I’m also a Personal Trainer with a specialty in “bride to baby” fitness. My certifications allow me to anoint other trainers in pre and postnatal fitness, educate my clients on childbirth, coach my clients during their labor & delivery and advise them along their nutrition journey.… read more
Sep 10

8 Must-Haves for Fit-Minded Mamas

There are a gazillion gadgets on the market these days for new moms. In fact, the baby-care product market is predicted to reach $66.8 BILLION globally by 2017.  I’m willing to bet that women use MAYBE 40% of what they receive as gifts. It’s tough for expecting mothers to predict exactly what they’ll need once the new baby arrives. The biggest… read more
Sep 08

Team Skoogfit!

Along with an amazing and inspiring Team Skoogfit, I ran the Spartan Race today in northern New Jersey. It ranks up there with some of the hardest physical things I’ve ever done. The race was an 8-mile vertical-climb with 21 obstacles snaking through Mountain Creek Ski Resort (think: march up black diamond hills time and again…and again). Some… read more