• 7 Fitness Best Practices for 2017

    Fitness best practices can run the gamut from trustworthy to the eye roll-inducing depending on where you look. The New Year is rapidly approaching, and it’s very possible you’re considering adding a fitness routine or modifying your current one for the start of 2017. As a weightlifting coach and holistic nutritionist, read more…

    3 Accessory Lifts for a Stupidly Big Squat

    Steph’s note: Today’s post comes from JVB, strength coach at The Movement Minneapolis and all-around badass when it comes to helping people get strong. You know I love my strength training—that’s me in the photo above hitting a PR back squat of 291 pounds—so when JVB offered to share these excellent assists with read more…

    Are You Making These Top 3 Strength Training Mistakes?

    Are you making these top 3 strength training mistakes? I asked three of my strong lady friends—Jen Sinkler, Diane Fu and Melissa Hartwig—to chime in with the three errors they see people (specifically women) make when they set out to move some weights in the gym. Last week I posted read more…

    The Science of Performance with Dr. Steven Platek: Harder to Kill Radio 018

    Dr. Steven Platek, neuroscientist by day and accomplished athlete by night, sat down with me recently to rap about health, training, mindset and everything in between. He’s all about using scientific knowledge to improve the training environment, emphasizing that,  “To be truly well-rounded individual, you have to be educated, fit…and have emotional read more…

    Strong is the New…

    “Strong is the new ___________.” Skinny? Sexy? Pretty? You’ve seen these fitspo memes and t-shirts all over the web (and in the gym). Here’s some straight talk from me: Strong is the new strong.  That’s it. Strong is strong. Physical strength is quantifiable. Mental strength (confidence, some might call it), well that’s read more…

    Upgrade Your Life with Tony Federico: Harder to Kill Radio 015

    When it comes to health, nutrition, fitness and mindset, today’s guest on Harder to Kill Radio asks: “In which direction are you unfolding?” I first met Tony Federico when we connected over social media and later, through his podcast, Paleo Magazine Radio, but it wasn’t until we sat down for read more…

    Break the Diet Cycle: 3 Steps to Take Right Now

    If you’re ready to break the diet cycle, I’ve got three steps for you to take right now. I think about my own experiences as someone who was teased as “fat” and “chubby” growing up and how those words negatively affected my feelings about food and my body for years. I read more…

    Meet the ManBearPig

    Steph’s note: Today’s post is from my strength sister, Jen Sinkler. Jen’s an absolute dynamo, a super strong woman, and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to strength and conditioning. A regular contributor to Shape, Women’s Health and Men’s Health magazines, you could say she knows a thing or two read more…