Make the Time...

I have this guy in my life who truly changed my world. When we met my life started to move in a direction that I was proud of. We often joke together about how I had him fooled (but truly, he could have seen the signs if he wanted to!). 

It’s not that life wasn’t great before John… it was just a whole lot different.

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My Post-Saturday-Night-Party-Fun Sunday Morning Run

I haven’t written in a while. I've found myself in a rut - a rut that I feared I would fall into given my endless quest for balance in days that are never quite long enough. But, what I have found since exposing myself through this diary is that it is not the lack of time keeping me from posting, it's something a little bit deeper than that and I surprised myself this weekend when I finally saw this blogger's block for what it was. 

Fear. 

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The Energy Barre Voted as BONS 2016 Readers' Choice BEST Barre Class!

I am sending so much love to our loyal and true babes from my whole heart!

Thank you for voting The Energy Barre as North Shore Magazine's BONS 2016 Readers Choice Award winner for Best Barre Class! We are honored and humbled to win again this year.

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The Sizzle Diaries: Week 2

I do not tend to have discussions surrounding "diet" with The Energy Barre Babes. The primary reason being that I am not a certified nutritionist. I am not educated in the field of nutrition and do not feel qualified to tell another person what to eat. I believe that an individual's diet should be determined by a number of factors unique to that person including: daily activity, nutritional needs, likes and dislikes, personal goals, budget, season, and geographic location. With that said, through my own trial, error, personal research, and observation, I have discovered many misconceptions, truths, tricks, and hacks that I would feel comfortable sharing with others as guidance....if only we had the time!

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The Sizzle Diaries: Week 1

Dear Diary,

The Energy Barre's® 4th annual Summer Sizzle began this week! What began in 2013 as a bit of an afterthought push to get the EB Babes ready for summer has transformed into my favorite 7 weeks in the studio. The energy is electric. The community is engaged. The sun shines through every heart and every corner of the studio. With three summer challenges in my rear view, I like to think I have learned a thing or two: thing or two about what is to be gained, what is to be lost, and most importantly, what can easily be overlooked in the rising Summer Sizzle haze. This year, I turn to my diary to bring my own awareness (and hopefully the awareness of others) to those pieces that may otherwise be overlooked.

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Julianna's #FitMom Talk with Lucie Wicker Photography

The Energy Barre girls have had the pleasure of working with Lucie of Lucie Wicker Photography on numerous occasions. She is so easy to work with and so much fun, and we just LOVE when we have the chance to work with her! I was honored to be featured on her latest #FitMom Talk! How fitting that this launched the week of Mother's Day! 

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Progression Day

This is the fourth year that I am sharing this message on this same day to wish our wonderful Energy Barre community a very Happy Progression Day- enjoy!

Growing up in my house, March 4th was a day of celebration. It was not one of those holidays with gifts and sweets and celebratory meals. In fact, it was simply an acknowledgement of a day that was special- a day where we should reflect on the progress we have made and celebrate!

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New Year Melt Down Challenge: Tip #2

I am a huge supporter of group fitness classes for the girl on the go. A strong group-fitness instructor is able to lead each member through a challenging and highly effective workout, ensuring that the hour is well spent, but also able to wrap it up in a package that enables each member to have fun, feel supported, and empowered. Call me bias, but The Energy Barre girls are truly at the top of the class when it comes to striking this balance. Still, attending a group exercise class requires time and money -- both of which are often scarce and sacred for a girl on the go.

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New Year Melt Down Challenge Tip #1

It snowed last night! As I brushed the light fluff off my Jeep this morning, I first thanked the universe for opting for a dusting rather than a dumping. Then I began to think about The New Year Melt Down Challenge that began yesterday and I quickly remembered just how challenging these eight weeks will surely be...

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