Fitness

Sep 30

Rogue.

I’m going rogue. The Spartan Race that Team Skoogfit did earlier this month set me right and gave new inspiration for my fitness game. I’ve added running back into my weekly program (1 interval session, 1 distance run) and am back to twice weekly yoga sessions. Today, I canceled my gym membership (sorry, Equinox, it’s been TEN years and we’ve… read more
Sep 29

Skinny, Rebranded

According to, well, almost every female-targeted publication out today, “strong is the new skinny.” Good stuff, right? Typically, this slogan is followed up with photos of the same scrawny women that we have been seeing since skinny was the new, well, skinny. I have skinny fatigue. What’s the deal with unattainable, boney frames being… read more
Sep 27

Just The Way I Am.

I did yoga for the first time in MONTHS today at a cute little studio on the Upper West Side. Since there were only 2 of us in the class, I happily figured it would be challenging: my body has been in DESPERATE NEED of a good, deep stretch. Just sitting there on that pink mat, my hips screamed and burned. Every twist, balance and pose took real sweaty effort to strike.… read more
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 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 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
Sep 05

Working Mama

After a 6-month maternity leave, a dear client of mine went back to work. Since she wants to spend every moment she can with her children, my client takes a cab to work. At her sedentary desk job, she works straight through lunch so that she can leave on-time to eat dinner with her family before bedtime (taking a cab home, of course)! She is not alone. I know countless… read more
Aug 29

Fitness on Vacation

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Aug 27

Strength = Willpower

Earlier this year, I did something that I promised myself I would never do: I took on a client who was addicted to cigarette smoking…with one caveat: if she didn’t quit smoking, I’d have to fire her. Month after month, my client got physically stronger. In 12 weeks, she went from 8 “girly” pushups to 20 chest-to-the-floor, perfect… read more