Goal Setting

Nov 27

T-Day Contest: WIN a FREE Training Session!

As a token of my thanks for YOUR support this Thanksgiving Eve, I’m giving away a free t-shirt and training session (total value $165)! Read on:
Do you want to WIN a FREE t-shirt and session with Skoogfit? Here’s how:…

As you sit down to eat your meal, take a picture of your plated food
Post it on one of my social media outlets

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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…

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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…

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Nov 21

The Hannah Project

…I’m not Jenny Skoog…
I’m Hannah. Jenny and I are working together these days on some really fun projects for Skoogfit. As a 20-year-old Columbia University student, I struggle with all kinds of body image issues on top of my high-stress New York City life. You see, I have a family history of heart disease, obesity, cholesterol, you-name-it.…

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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,…

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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.…

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Nov 13

The Flu, Exercise & You!


“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.”

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…

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Nov 06

A Strong Core

How soon can you begin getting your core back post-partum? What exercises are safe and what are off-limits in the first few weeks after giving birth? Is all exercise unsafe until my doctor gives me the ‘ok’?
If you’ve had a normal vaginal delivery, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) gives the OK to exercise as soon …

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Nov 04

NYC Marathon!

Yesterday’s ING NYC marathon was an emotional delight! I woke up earlier than usual for a Sunday morning, thanks to that extra daylight savings hour, and tuned in to watch the elite athletes work their magic.
With the remote in one hand and my coffee in the other, I couldn’t help but think about my 7 clients corralled on the other side of that windy &…

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Nov 01

On it. Today.

After last night’s sugar binge, getting back on track today should be swift and wide-swept, especially if self-discipline and appetite control went out the window. Here’s how to hit that reset button:

Begin the day by squeezing 1/2 lemon into a tall glass of room-temp water and gulp it down.
Have a high-fiber, protein-rich breakfast. Examples…

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