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Fitsouffle

Welcome to Fitsouffle! I created this blog as a way to share my passion for food and fitness. I live in Chicago with my husband and our sweet shepherd mix puppy Moose! Fitness has always been a big part of my life, growing up playing sports, getting a degree in Kinesiology, and making... Full Bio
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10 Minute Cardio. It's a doozy! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today's bootcamp class involved a lot of cardio intermixed with an arm circuit, a leg circuit and a core circuit.  The plan was to go through the below 10 minute no equipm ... Read on »
10 Minute Core Workout. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I hope everyone had a wonderful long holiday weekend! I was in beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for a bachelorette party and then back to Chicago. The weather could not ha ... Read on »
12 minutes that's it. Let's make time! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The holidays are here!  My clients are starting to head out of town and they are trying to figure out how to keep fitness a part of their lives when routine is out the doo ... Read on »
20 Minute No Equipment Needed Killer Cardio Session! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Wednesday! Summer travel is just starting to pick up for me and my clients but that's no excuse to miss your workout.  In a few weeks we head to a family vacation wh ... Read on »
2014 Spring Fitness Fashion. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Friday! This week was just one of those weeks where I was looking forward to the weekend since Monday...not a good thing but it ended going by quickly. We have some ... Read on »
3 exercises 1 Band. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here we go, I'm entering the world of vlogging!  For those of you who work out at home, at the gym, or when on the road throw an exercise band in your bag and no excuses. ... Read on »
3 pieces of advice for a happy marriage. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On my wedding day everything was going smoothly and no one was rushed until about 1 hour before it was time to be at the museum and then it got a little chaotic.  As we we ... Read on »
30 MINUTE CARDIO! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Do you get 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week?  The CDC recommends the following for healthy adults-150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week ... Read on »
45 minute Circuit Workout. 3 sets of 15 minutes each and you're done! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today I have for you a heart pumping strength and cardio circuit, utilizing minimal equipment.  All you need is a clock/timer and some hand weights of your choice.  The di ... Read on »
45 Minute Circuit Workout. Cardio. Arms. Legs. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I started this little blog for a couple of reasons, one of the biggest is for my clients who are unable to make it to the studio for class but still want to get a workout ... Read on »
4th of July Workout! Quick to burn. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You might not have a lot of time to workout tomorrow or maybe you do?  Either way I put together a very quick, less than 8 minute, leg workout to add to your routine or to ... Read on »
5 minute HIIT. Great to mix in between strength training sets. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Make your workout a little more cardio intense by adding in 5 minutes of HIIT (high intensity interval training) between each round/set of strength training. Keeping your ... Read on »
5 Moves for a Stronger Back and Better Posture! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sitting at a desk all day, slouched in front of a computer, can wreak havoc on your body—especially your back and hips. It’s extremely common for that sitting habit of you ... Read on »
60 minute Tabata Workout. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This workout was a big hit last week, my clients just loved it!  I usually use Tabata intervals throughout class to add cardio and to keep the classes heart rates up.  I d ... Read on »
8 minute abs. We can all make time for this. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We have all said it before, "I just don't have time for it."  Make yourself a priority and if that means giving it 8 minutes, I'll take it!  While in Miami with my friend ... Read on »
8 Myths about Pilates Debunked! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   When I tell people I’m a Pilates instructor, I get mixed reactions. Some gush about how much they love the practice, and ... Read on »
A conference call workout! Make the most of your time. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What do you do while sitting on a conference call?  Would it be possible to do a few exercises and stretches at your desk without breathing heavy or looking crazy to the p ... Read on »
A dinner salad. Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach, Mushroom & Farro Salad. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Some of my favorite dinner creations happen when I get home from work with no plans for what we are about to eat.  I start looking in the fridge at what ingredients we hav ... Read on »
A Healthy Breakfast on the Road or on the Go! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have many clients who travel on a weekly basis, some flying, some driving, and some who don't travel but head straight to work from their morning workout and either don' ... Read on »
A long weekend of fresh air and beautiful surroundings. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I apologize for my absence these past few days.  The hubs, myself and 6 of our dearest friends met in Lake Tahoe, CA for a long weekend reunion.  The idea for this trip st ... Read on »