6 Must-Have Workout Accessories!


I’m going to be out of town for the holidays this year and my clients are all so sad! Which is probably one of the better compliments you can receive as a trainer 😉 So they can stay on track I like to provide them with workouts they can do in a gym and/or at home! I know the holidays can mean crazy schedules and travel! So squeezing in time to get to the gym can be challenging! But don’t you worry I’ve got covered: here are my top 5   fitness equipment recommendations  (bonus for being luggage-friendy minus the foam roller obv – but they do make travel friendly versions!)… so while everyone is in a sugar-cookie coma you can sneak in a sweat-sesh 😉

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EPE Black High Density Foam Roller: 6″x36″

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Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Resistance Band Carrying Case


I used the BLACK resistance band in THIS BACK WORKOUT!

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ACF 4 Exercise Bands – Resistance Loop Bands for Fitness and Stretching Workouts


Screenshot 2015-12-18 10.21.19 Screenshot 2015-12-18 10.20.41I personally have the purple band and find it’s uses extremely versatile!
#3 Purple- 40 to 80 Pounds (1.25 ” *4.5mm)

Single Band – WODFitters Assisted Pull-up Resistance Band for Cross Fitness Training and Power-lifting (Single Band) * Ideal for Assisted Pull Ups, Chin Ups or Power Lifting

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Power Systems Versa-Cuff Resistance Tube (Medium, Red)

(I recommend either this resistance or the low resistance – green color!)

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Nayoya 3 Pound Ankle Weights Set and Carry Pouch – Premium High Quality Adjustable Ankle and Wrist Cuffs

(I know not the prettiest looking but they have a 5 star rating with over 480 reviews on amazon! People said they could even jog in them…hmmm may have to order a pair myself!)

Try using these ankle weights for this INNER & OUTER THIGH ROUTINE! (killer burn)


Best Tasting Protein Powders: Organic & Plant-Based

My client’s are always asking me what protein powders I recommend. Obviously protein powder qualifies as a supplement and eating whole food is certainly preferable. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to my post-lift shake & banana! It’s delicious and quickly replenishes my depleted glycogen stores!

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My Post-Workout Shake:
‌• 100 grams 100% liquid egg whites (I use All Whites, and yes it’s safe to drink because it’s pasteurized)
‌• 8 ounces Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
‌• 2 scoops of Orgain Organic Vanilla Protein Powder

Nutrition Facts: 33g Protein | 16g Carb | 6g Fat | 236 kcal

I’ve personally tested a wide range of protein powders (including whey isolates, egg white based, and plant based…haven’t tried the cricket exoskeleton one yet, no I’m not joking – that’s a thing). But here are my top 4 all-time favorites:

All four of these protein powders are:
✔ Certified Organic
✔ Plant-based
✔ Non-GMO
✔ Dairy-free
✔ Gluten-free
✔ Vegan
✔ Soy-Free

obvious bonus: because thy are plant based they all mix easily & taste amazing! 🙂


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Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Powder, Vanilla Bean, 2.03 Pound


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Nature’s Harvest Meal Replacement

12 Days of Christmas Challenge!

Can you believe Christmas is almost here??!! I love seeing all your check-ins for #12DaysOfXmas! It looks like we are off to a great start! Let’s end 2015 with a bang – bangin body that is! I figured I would save the best for last 🙂

Prepare yourselves because the next 12 days are going to be ahhmazing!! I want your commitment to challenge yourself to stay consistent especially during this crazy-busy time of year!!

Check in everyday once you’ve finished your daily challenge! If you check in for ALL 12 Day’s Of the Christmas Challenge, you will be eligible for a giveaway! (hint hint, lululemon giftcard anyone? among other fun prizes)! So be sure to check-in everyday after you’ve finished! Winner’s will be announced the Dec. 13th!!

Check in on Facebook either:

Or if you’re a member of the ‘Liveng Proof Bootcamp: Greenville’
Facebook group you can check in:

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 12 days of christmas bootcamp challenge! Just Right Click and select “SAVE LINK AS…”


Highlights: Lululemon & Liveng Proof Bootcamp + workout!


I have been trying to challenge myself daily to “step outside of my comfort zone”…

One day when I was standing in line waiting to treat myself to some luxurious lululemon attire. I noticed the ladies in front of me and I thought, “why couldn’t these women be my clients?” To me, they fit my typical client profile…and then I had this crazy thought, why couldn’t I just teach a bootcamp AT Lululemon!? I had vauge memories of scouring the internet and seeing lululemon’s across the country that had collaborated with local fitness instructors and businesses to host events (mostly yoga and barre). I told myself these memories were legit, and I  told myself that when it was my turn to pay, I’d step outside my comfort zone and just ask! I had nothing to lose, right?…and I’m SO glad I did. Eliza was super sweet and brought me to the store manager, Natalie, who was so laid back and welcomed the idea with open arms 🙂

Now that I was past the fear of asking. I had somehow managed to get myself signed up to host a bootcamp with lululemon (no biggie, right?). By creating this little situation for myself though I was sort of forced to rise to the occasion. I would need to market & promote myself, design a bootcamp for an unknown number of people…but I also started to realize something important: I had a vision. I envisioned that I would do a give-away (because who doesn’t like nice gifts- that are free?!). I wanted my presence at lulu to have it’s own vibe, its own feel. So I designed a welcome board, signs, and themed my give-away bags to match. It gave me purpose and drive that hadn’t existed before!




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What a way to kick-off a Saturday morning!  I saw team-mentality competitiveness, laughter, and encouragement among my all who attended!
Thank you to all who attended! I had a blast and was honored to have the amazing team at Lululemon ask me to come back again!

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