Kick It By Eliza blogger event + upcoming certification

Fun fact: I was one of the first people to take “Kick It” before it was Kick It By Eliza. A lot of you have heard the story before, but here it is for those of you who haven’t. Before the UMass Amherst Recreation Center opened, there were auditions to become group fitness instructors. Eliza […]

Changes: Job, hair, apartment, adventure

emily, yoga, greyson, black and white

Change is scary. But, when we embrace change, we can thrive. The most transformative moments of our lives is during times of change and transition. Like the trapeze artist flying from one trapeze to the other… transitory moments are “a time of danger, of expectation, of uncertainty, of excitement, or extraordinary aliveness.” Last week I left […]

WTF is up with sugar? Refined sugar vs. natural sugar

“WTF does she mean when she says, ‘This recipe is refined sugar free?!’” Let’s talk about it. When I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia in college (after some freak fainting spells), I became hyper aware of my sugar intake and where I’m getting sugar from. Whenever possible, I seek out natural sources of sugar from fruits, vegetables […]

5 holiday gifts for healthy eaters and fit friends

This is a list of gifts I would love to receive (hint, hint). Each gift is perfect for your friends or family members who are interested in becoming more health conscious — or are already obsessed with all things health and fitness-related. Add a personal touch by including handwritten cards with memories from the year and […]

What I’m Loving Lately: June 2016 Edition

summer, zumba, loving lately

It has been a while since my last little “personal” check-in. In June, I was less busy than usual — which was refreshing. I had more time to practice yoga, more time to spend with friends and more time to cook — three things that are very important to me. Over the past few weeks, I’ve collected […]