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Waiting for a Compliment

My friend Kelly tells the best stories. The kind that can get a group of people laughing so hard that every one of them has tears streaming down his or her face. This one is probably my favorite, and there’s a lesson for all of us in it. The day after a hard training session, […]

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The Question That Helps You Lift More Weight

“I just made the most major tweet of my life,” said my husband, David, to me earlier this week. (Why he rails against using “tweet” as a verb I do not know, but it always cracks me up.) “But,” he continued, “I don’t know if anyone is going get exactly how important this concept is […]

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The Year of the Jelly Bean

“Nothing happens until something moves.” -Albert Einstein Those words are plastered across the wall at The Movement Minneapolis, and they serve as a reminder to those of us who train there that movement is the key. Not necessarily even just physically — taking action and breaking out of mental and emotional ruts is just as […]

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The Kettlebell Program to Rule Them All

My friend Neghar Fonooni is a full-blown nerd. She adores sci-fi, revels in her introversion, wears glasses, and snorts like her little pig-dog Samwise when she laughs. She also she quotes movies incessantly (even though she gripes when her husband does the same). As her pooch’s name indicates, one of the movies she’s hot for […]

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Strong Isn’t Really the New Sexy/Skinny

Let’s get something out of the way: I do happen to think strong is sexy. Super sexy. I just don’t think it’s the new sexy. Or that you are required to be strong in order to be sexy. Or that sexy is the point of strong. “Sure, at times strong can be sexy — but […]

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Close the (Thigh) Gap

While thumbing through Facebook the other day, I came across these words from my glamazon friend and Girls Gone Strong cofounder Molly Galbraith: So if your feet are together and your thighs don’t touch, that’s called a Thigh Gap. What’s it called if your feet are 4 inches apart and your thighs still touch? Oh yeah. Dem Quadz… […]

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