Pushing It

Feb 04

Emmy Nomination!

Today, my TV show Pushing It, was nominated for an Emmy Award!! If you missed an episode, tune in to CoziTV.com to catch all 6 in full! The awards ceremony will take place here in New York City at the end of March. Stay up-to-date via twitter and facebook for more announcements!  … read more
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 read more
Oct 02

9 Ways to Birth Naturally

In May, 2013, ACOG announced a study that finds adverse effects of pitocin in newborns. Less and less women are undergoing early-term Caesarean deliveries, largely due to risks, dangers and complications associated with them. There’s been an upswing in natural birthing with midwives and doulas. Birthing centers are cropping up across the country.… read more
Sep 07

We can, and we SHOULD.

Overheard: “If men carried a child for 9 months, then gave birth, the US may have better maternity leave policy,” etc. etc. etc. YAWN. This is such a tired argument. Ladies: manipulation might help the next generation, but we are alive RIGHT NOW. Stop “suggesting”, “asking” and beating around the bush for what you want.… read more
Sep 06

Forbidden Food & Drink

I always keep a snack in my training pack for my pregnant clients. Most of them are mindful that they need to eat every few hours to keep blood sugars level, but with pregnancy on the brain, sometimes my girls forget and end up mid-workout feeling queasy and zapped of energy. So it completely blows my mind when doctors and hospitals forbid laboring women from eating… read more
Aug 26

8 Rules I Live By

I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth – in fact, I’ve always known that if I wanted to really make it in this life, I’d have to work HARD. Because I’ve always had grand ideas. Because my parents aren’t made of money. And, because hard work is the very definition of ‘living’. So I share with you what helped… read more
Aug 17

Humble Pie

  OUCH. Last month, at the behest of my trainer, I signed up for the Spartan Race. I’m not quite sure what I was thinking when I invited my fittest clients (a sub-3:30 marathoner, Everest climbers and a personal trainer in the mix) to sign up for my team, but the possibility of being the weakest link has become my biggest motivating factor. Yes, I’m… read more
Aug 08

Strength for Life

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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