It’s that time of year. Seasons change and the dreaded coughs, sneezes, and allergies start. Flu and cold season is upon us. With so much to do, you don’t have time to get sick. So how can you stay healthy? By following a few simple steps you can decrease your chances of getting sick …

One down, two to go… I finally took my own advice this year and only purchased Halloween candy that I don’t like, so I would give it all away to trick-or-treaters and not eat any of it myself. I can’t begin to tell you how big this is. I love chocolate. I mean, I …

As a personal and group fitness trainer, I’ve had the opportunity to rehabilitate joints and retrain muscles with many of my clients and students. I love everything about the human body, so you can imagine my excitement when I was invited to observe surgery in a real orthopedic operating room. It was so cool! …

I dropped my only child off at college for her freshman year just 7 days ago, and I’m already experiencing the benefits of training her for a brief period of time, and now enjoying the pace of my recovery phase. (Leave it to a fitness professional to equate parenting to a training style!) Don’t …

Recently a commercial aired featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles. The voiceover says, “I could choose to hit snooze. Roll back over, catch a few more winks. I’m at the gym 300 days a year. I could take a day off. But I don’t. I choose to rise to the challenge. But yeah, I …

Does this blog title excite you or bring you anxiety? Do the limitless possibilities in your life cause you to begin making a list of all the many choices you get to make today, or remind you that you’ve never been a strong decision-maker and you’d rather not have to choose? Well, possibilities require …

For Body & Soul, at this particular moment in time, it means that God has limitless possibilities for us in the future! We stand at a special juncture in time—we are coming together on August 4-6 for a special time of celebrating the past, present, and future of our faith & fitness ministry. We …

“Step on a crack, break your mama’s…” Did you avoid stepping on the sidewalk cracks when you were a kid? I did as a game walking home from school, but I really didn’t think I’d injure my sweet mama if I did so. However, there are activities that we do every day that have …

I love learning someone’s favorite things because these things can tell me a lot about who they are. Let me give you a few examples. My favorite color is blue. To be more specific, my favorite color is Carolina blue. I am an alumnus of the University of North Carolina, home of Carolina blue …

As the director for Body & Soul’s Boot Camp program, I am constantly working to fill our classes with new, fun, and love-to-hate-them exercises and formats. I try new combinations of familiar exercises that challenge and stretch us (literally and metaphorically). “What if we did triceps kickbacks while holding a plank!?” I let out a gleeful …