• Morning Moves

    As I’ve noted in previous posts, I am an avid YMCA member and love going to early morning fitness classes. Working out in the morning is like a huge shot of caffeine. At least that’s what I think a huge shot of caffeine would feel like since I’ve never tried 5-hour Energy or espresso, plus I don’t drink …

  • Off The Grid

    With the exception of my POUND posts I’ve been pretty quiet for the past ten months or so. I could write an entire post about why I’ve been less motivated than usual to keep up with my writing but if I’ve learned anything in the last year I’ve learned that explanations that feel obligatory usually …

  • It’s Fun to Play at the YMCA

    For the past nine months I’ve been a member of the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. Having worked in a fitness facility for eight years and having managed a group exercise program, there had been no need for me to belong to any fitness center but once I got my job with Employee and Family …

  • Spring in Shape with POUND!

    It’s that time of the month – POUND registration is officially open! My spring class through DSM Public Schools Community Education is on Tuesday nights at 6:15 at Edmunds Elementary. This 60-minute class is such a fun way to rockout and workout. You are guaranteed to sweat and smile A LOT! Whether you’re entirely new …