A year ago today (March 17), I locked the door to apartment 404 for the last time. I spent four of my five years in Charlottesville in that apartment. That fourth floor walkup on Swan Lake Drive has a story. It was passed from friend to friend, the lease signed from one to the next. I had three ... Read More about Chapel Hill: One Year
barre.[d] studio Chapel Hill turned five months old yesterday. In some ways, it feels like the studio has been open for years. In other ways, it feels like five minutes. I’ve embraced the “fake it until you make it” methodology - there’s a lot of talking myself through things, Googling, pausing to ... Read More about 6 Things No One Told Me About Owning A Barre Studio
Last week, I went a whole day (almost) without complaining. It was hard. But it was also really, really good. And eye opening. So every eye opening. I recently read Chasing Cupcakes by Elizabeth Benton, owner of Primal Potential and host of the podcast by the same name. The book is about ... Read More about Can You Go An Entire Day Without Complaining?
My first experience with a personal trainer wasn’t great. He was nice enough, but the six training sessions I had with him were right up there with “OB/GYN appointments” and “cheer for Florida” on the list of things I didn’t want to do. He tended to give me an exercise and a rep scheme then - walk ... Read More about My Coaching Philosophy
It’s Open season! The first workout of the CrossFit Open was announced last night and it goes like this: 15 minute AMRAP 19 Wall Balls19 Calorie Row In theory, it’s simple. But it’s going to absolutely destroy legs, and do it pretty quickly. 15 minutes is a long time in CrossFit. I know ... Read More about It’s Open Season! + Free Full Body Kettlebell Workout