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I'm an adventurous introvert from Vancouver, Washington who lives on sleep + "me time." I'm a lover of lifting weights, dinosaurs, real talk and traveling with my husband. I am here to help you move better, lift more, bust the myths of the fitness industry, and inspire you to love the process.

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HOW MANY DAYS PER WEEK SHOULD YOU TRAIN? This is a question I have received so many times via the gram and in real life conversation. I’d say it’s more common among newer lifters, people who are just starting out or new to weight lifting specifically. The question is multifaceted and I plan to cover […]

December 3, 2019

FINDING GOOD TRAINING SHOES CAN BE A TASK. Deciding what training shoes to take with me on our first round of world travels was the definition of a STRUGGLE. I knew I’d likely be running, hiking, and lifting. I needed a shoe, maaaaybe two that would fit the bill for all of these activities. While […]

October 31, 2019

5 things I used to believe about fitness I feel like today’s episode is one that I could do every three to five years. I say that because the field of health and fitness changes SO FAST. There are always new trends, and new info about old trends. So for now, I believe what I […]

September 17, 2019

5 ways to use progressive overload To start off, progressive overload is how we create a new stimulus to the muscle tissues in hopes that they will adapt to the training. There are A LOT of ways to progressively overload the muscles, and today I share five simple ways to do so. Number 1 – […]

August 27, 2019

Is a structured program or intuitive lifting the best fit for you now? This podcast is essentially the comparison of different periods of my life, different training blocks if you will. Today I lay out when someone might use a structured program. WHY a structured program is beneficial. We cover when someone might choose or […]

August 8, 2019

How to be good at programming part 2 I for one understand how hard and overwhelming it can be write programs. So, for those of you who feel like you don’t know where to start or you can’t comprehend how easy it is for other trainers, remember that we all likely felt that same way. […]

June 18, 2019

How to be good at programming Part 1 I cannot tell you how many times I’ve received DMs on Instagram from coaches asking how to get good at programming or what my favorite go to books are for writing programs. It’s funny because there isn’t a book that teaches you how to program fam. There […]

June 11, 2019

There is a lie in the industry of health and fitness that might be more relevant than ever before. That is that your body is your value as a trainer. If you don’t look a certain way, your voice is not valuable, your brain is not valuable, your experience is not valuable and perhaps you […]

May 7, 2019

Having an injury sucks. We have likely all been there. If you have played a sport, are any level of adventurous or you’re human, you’ve probably experienced pain and wanted it to go away. Today’s episode is AAALLLL ABOUT that. What it really takes to get through an injury and recover FULLY. Because we don’t […]

April 23, 2019

Why You Should Lift Without Shoes Humans need shoes. Well in this day and age we do anyhow. But our feet contact the earth more than any other part of our body. To understand why lifting with no shoes can be beneficial, we must first understand feet, the roll they play in movement + how […]

April 15, 2019

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