I have plantar fasciitis

Went to the doctor this afternoon to get my arch pain looked into because it hasn’t gone away since it started bothering me during Damage Control (which didn’t cause the fasciitis, just revealed it). She diagnosed it as plantar fasciitis, with the only symptom inconsistent with plantar fasciitis being that it hurts more at the end of the day than at the beginning. I’m supposed to wear shoes and socks all the time, even around […]

Veggie Burgers are for Everyone: Vegan Resources for Non-Vegans

This morning I’m working on a resource guide to give people after tonight’s screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret that I’ve organized through Sustainable Wellesley. One of my first messages to everyone is this: remember that every meal counts! Would I love to see a vegan world? Yes. But I’d also love to see someone start eating a veggie burger out to lunch once in while. It’s much more feasible that all Americans might eat […]

In Memory

My thoughts are with the Equinox community as they mourn the loss of Janine Ackerman and Marios Hortis from their club at Coral Gables. I am grateful for all the people who choose careers helping others towards health and wellness. It is a senseless and heartbreaking loss.

Summer is coming! Get your body beach ready

No. I’m not talking swimsuit ready. You know how to get your body swimsuit ready. You buy a swimsuit and you put it on. I’m talking BEACH ready. Fitness is about what your body can do, not how your body looks. Our desire to look attractive on the beach stems from a hope for connection, which I can sympathize with, but why do we want to look good? So we can attract someone fun to […]

Equinox Damage Control Class Review

This post is part of my 2017 New Year’s Resolution to try every group fitness class offered at my gym, The Equinox in Chestnut Hill. See the full list of reviews here.   Another good class today! I squeezed it in before preschool pick-up and was disappointed not to have a chance to talk to Heidi after class because she was great. When I had arch pain and cramping during one of the exercises she came […]