Bride to baby

Aug 20

Prepare for Pregnancy!

Kinga at Giants Stadium There must be a new baby boom: it seems like every other week someone informs me that they’re trying to become pregnant. One of the smartest things a woman can do before getting pregnant is to prepare her body and mind for the Sport of Motherhood. Skoog’s top 5 ways to prepare for pregnancy Strength train. A consistent workout… read more
Aug 06

True Equality, Equal Responsibility {at home}

Ladies. It’s 2013. Do you want gender equality? Do you demand equal pay for equal work in the workplace? Some of the most assertive and powerful women that I know still personally struggle. At home, they are ‘damsels in distress,” awaiting marriage proposals, pushing motherhood until he’s ready, waiting for him to take subtle hints… read more
Aug 05

Strength: It starts with YOU.

Throughout my career, I’ve witnessed clients transform themselves from bystanders to bosses. Dealing with fertility issues, career stagnation and long-shelved dreams are a breeze for women who push themselves physically. In fact, successful women like Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow make exercise a first priority of their day. These women… read more
Aug 05

What a year!

Whew! In the past year, I’ve been on quite the ride: NBC’s COZI TV picked up my reality show, “Pushing It” – a dramedy that follows 3 of my real-life New York City clients through different stages of motherhood. What fun we had! (If you missed an episode, check here.) Filming lasted from October to January, and was all-consuming,… read more
Jul 11

Motherhood or Not?

The United States’ birth rate has recently been on the decline. In fact, the only populace to see an increase in childbirth is the over-40 set. Some experts blame the recession. Others, a decline in immigration. No matter what these experts say, I don’t think it can be pinpointed to just one simple reason. Why? If you ask 100 childless women for… read more
Jul 09

Mom vs Mom

Has Kim Kardashian packed on too many pregnancy pounds? Has the royal princess simply swallowed a basketball? Who does pregnancy better? Is it fair to compare these totally different women’s pregnancies? After all, North West’s mom is curvalicious by nature and we all know she’ll be back on the red carpet rocking Versace in no time. As for… read more
Jun 24

Getting Sexy Back

I have never trained a new mother who didn’t yearn for her “old self” and talk dreamily of how she “used to look” before she became pregnant. Let’s face it: having babies can wreak havoc on a woman’s figure. But it doesn’t need to ruin her self-esteem or affect her confidence level! Some of my clients are in… read more
Jun 11

“After”

Rachel got married and the wedding was awesome. With an intimate ceremony, lavish cocktail hour and an over-the-top band that rocked it all night long, they really know how to throw a party. But for me, the best part was listening to everyone dish about how amazing the bride looked. Rachel put in a LOT of hard work, both in the kitchen AND the gym. She changed her… read more
Jun 06

Blushing Bride!

I’m attending a very special wedding this Saturday – a star client who deserves to feel as aisle-hot as she is. At the end of February, I began coaching a very sassy, pint-sized, kindred spirit named Rachel. From poor posture to a nonstop career in television and Pizza Fridays, I knew I had my work cut out for me. Each week we focused on small changes,… read more