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You Need a Day OFF!

You Need A Day Off! By Tiffany Karger Raise your hand if you walked out of a class or workout and didn’t take the time to stretch. Now raise your hand if you do not take one or more off days per week. I know most and possible maybe all of you reading this do […]

What I Learned From Detoxing Digitally

by Emma Szczepanek Last month after watching a very convincing Ted Talk I decided that I needed a break from social media. I’d thought about the idea many times before, but watching that video was the catalyst that made me decide it was time. I’ve always had a mostly hate relationship with social media (90% […]

Find Your “Why”

By Jess Welch Lose 10 pounds in 10 days! Twelve workouts to a flat stomach! Lose unwanted cellulite in just 30 minutes! Tag lines like these pollute our media and are riddled throughout our everyday lives. Misinformation and misleading titles lead individuals to think sustainable weight loss is as easy as a snap of a […]

Five Tips For Loving Yourself

The concept of self-love has always been hard for me to grasp because I spent so long at war with myself. I always equated self-love to having the perfect body, and because I could never achieve that (Newsflash: No One Can) I felt that I could never truly love myself. I spent a lot of […]

Work Stress & Self-Care

How does one cope with too much work, little help, and no time to do their mounting tasks? Through coaching I consistently hear employees tell me about low job satisfaction. Work is their number one source of stress in their life and carries out into other areas leading to low life-satisfaction. “I have no time […]

Fresh Beginnings

If I were to be completely honest with you, I would fill you in on a little secret.  Pregnancy and me are NOT best friends.     Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve never been faced with nine months of morning sickness, puking, hemorrhoids or bed rest.   No, I’d actually say I am a pretty healthy […]

Losing The Last 10 Pounds…

Before I opened the studio, I actually had a go at teaching pre and post natal fitness in the Grand Rapids community. I soon realized that screaming babies in strollers was not my thing, but I did learn a few things about patience, which every parent is rudely awakened to, AND to be patient with […]

Stop Seeing Stress As The Enemy

Why we need to Stop Seeing Stress as the Enemy In today’s high demand world, stress is almost inevitable. We encounter stressors at home, at work, in the news, and in almost every facet of everyday life. And this stress is not without consequences. More and more research is showing that stress is one of […]

Seeing True Beauty- A Healthy Body Image

Most of the clients I get to coach are women, but for those of you who are not, this STILL applies to you! Women, in general, are their WORST critic when it comes to seeing themselves as beautiful.  We are so critical of our OWN flaws, but when asked to describe our best friend or […]

The How-To on Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

As a group of working people such as ourselves, it’s hard to just shut your mind off to all the things that surround you at home, work, and in bed. Screaming children, sirens, snoring of your significant other, and all other types of WHITE NOISE. And what is our solution? We toss and turn and […]