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Aloha to you, 2018

Aloha to you, 2018

The fact that aloha means both hello and goodbye seems accurate right about now — these past few weeks have included waves of both, peppered with joy in anticipation for the new and the next, yet coupled with the nostalgic ache for what is now past. Friends, it is true. Finally, ten years […]

Secrets of Being a Fitness Instructor

Secrets of Being a Fitness Instructor

When I decided to audition for becoming an indoor cycling instructor over three years ago, it wasn’t about the money — it was about the lifestyle and community. Who wouldn’t love to work where yoga pants are the office dress code and sweaty post-cycle brunch is a […]

Cardio-Induced Panic Attacks are Real—Here’s How to Manage Them

Cardio-Induced Panic Attacks are Real—Here’s How to Manage Them

It was just another Tuesday night at the indoor cycling studio when it happened. I stepped off my instructor bike to bid my clients goodbye, slapping sweaty high-fives on their way out. Suddenly I was overcome by a deadening squeeze in my chest and an […]

I’m Still Amazed at How the Whole30 Impacted My Life — p.s. I’m on Popsugar!

I’m Still Amazed at How the Whole30 Impacted My Life — p.s. I’m on Popsugar!

As a fitness instructor, I always thought of myself as more or less a healthy eater. I lived by the “everything in moderation” rule and dispelled food guilt with thoughts of I’m worth it, Treat yourself girl! and Hey, I worked out twice today. I packed my lunches (when I remembered), […]

The Any-Level-Hiker’s Guide to Half Dome

The Any-Level-Hiker’s Guide to Half Dome

A few weeks ago, five of us pulled up to a dusty, pitch black parking lot at the base of a mountain at 3am. A big, huge, bucket list mountain, that is. Twelve hours later, we were pulling off our hiking boots in that same dusty […]