Avoid pain and stiffness these spinning mistakes you could be making without even knowing. When I first starting spinning I had no idea what I was doing. And after a few classes, I thought had this spinning thing down! But I couldn’t figure out why I was still feeling sore and stiff after so many weeks. So I turned to Google (mainly because I was too intimidated to ask the spinning instructor for pointers) and boy was I due for a wake-up call. I had so much to correct, but after a few sessions, the stiffness and back pain started…

I must admit I was a little skeptical at first when I read about making veggie burgers with beetroot. Don’t get me wrong, I love beetroot! It just gets a little messy when you add it to a dish. Any dish really. Beetroot doesn’t always play well with others. But I was pleasantly surprised when making this beetroot lentil burgers recipe. Yes, it gets a little purple, but there are enough lentils to give the burger patty some brown consistency. The patties fried pretty easily, but I did leave my mix to chill in the fridge overnight. I wanted to…

Are you ready for Spin Mix 37? Get ready for one, big hill! I’m recovering from a bit of IT band strain this week, so I needed to take it easier than I have lately. After a bit of research and listening to my body, I decided to go ahead with this month’s spinning playlist and monitor how my body felt. I only experience slight discomfort during one of the spinning tracks, and had to skip past it, but felt pretty good doing the others. IT band syndrome is caused when the ligament (the IT band) running along the outside…

A new, and free, seven-day yoga challenge, focusing on the chakra system – it’s the Journey Junkie Chakra Challenge. I’ve been meaning to post about this challenge for a while now. I think I’ve been delaying it because I haven’t quite made up my mind as to how I feel about it. While I enjoyed the physical practice of the asanas, Allie’s Chakra Challenge took me on a bit of a woo-woo journey through my own chakras. Yoga is more than moving through the physical asanas. In total, there are eight limbs of yoga. And Allie touched on a few of…

Think you’re ready to become a spinning instructor? Here’s what you need to do… You’ve spent enough hours on a spinning bike and have decided you’d like to be the one in front of the class dishing out the orders. You’re in the best shape of your life and you’ve got spunk. Ok, maybe you’re not in the best shape of your life, but you’ve definitely got the leadership qualities to steer your fellow spinners on an intense spinning session. And yes, it all starts with a course. There are various spinning instructor certification courses depending on the country you…

Adriene Mishler is back with a new 30 day yoga journey. It’s no secret that I’m a huuuuge fan of Adriene Mishler’s, Yoga with Adriene channel on YouTube. I’ve been following her videos and practicing with her for the last three years or so. And I absolutely love her! She’s kinda goofy but she’s all about the self-care and self-love. Sure I have moments where I need to take a physically challenging yoga class, but I always return to Adriene’s easy style of making sure that we aren’t simply pushing ourselves into the asana postures, but also thinking about practicing…