Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa Hartwig, co-author of the NY Times Bestselling book "It Starts With Food", the book behind the Whole30 challenge. To say I was excited is an understatement! "It Starts With Food" outlines a way to once and for all find freedom from food...and that is exactly what it did for me. For 30 days you are expected to refrain from alcohol, sugar, legumes, grains, and dairy. One final rule, which was the BEST part of the program for me, w
On April 1, 2014, I opened Studio 7 Pilates + Barre with the goal of providing premiere Pilates and Barre instruction in a friendly environment. We opened with a team of 3 - myself, Genevieve, and Shelby- then added Kris and Hannah. Since then we have had Becky, Callie, and Katie join us and wished Hannah and Genevieve goodbye as they moved out of state. As instructors we have always been a very tight group - we laugh together, support one another, and truly love what we do.
If you're like me, overhauling your diet can seem daunting. It actually causes me stress thinking about what I can or can't eat; when I completed the Whole30 last year it provided me the necessary guidelines to be successful with this journey. Gluten and dairy have been linked to pain, inflammation, and skin disorders; sugar has been linked to countless disorders and ailments. The Whole30 is a program that consists of 30 days sugar, grain, dairy, alcohol, and legume free. It