I had a client nail her first handstand this week after 6+ months of determination, practice and patience (!!!! I cried a few happy tears over that one.) and a fellow teacher pop up again after months of healing an injury (go, friend, go!) I’m finally holding my feet off the wall for 10-20 seconds (Andrew

Selfcare Thursdays

I said it, so it’s a thing. (also: about Tuesday and Wednesday. Selfcare dictates not blogging after 10 pm after 12 hour workdays.) Today involved: 1. Me getting personally trained. (winning, by the way!!! You guys who hire me have it MADE.) I pulled a 185# Deadlift with no problem which makes my “200# pull

Do what you love…

and you’ll end up working a metric f*ck ton of extra hours.  I think the quote actually goes “and you’ll never work a day in your life” but I’m pretty sure the truth is much closer to my version. It’s funny … when passion latches onto your deep heart space, there’s really no end to the

Books I’m Reading

Hi. My name is Anne and I’m a binge reader. (I get to joke about this because I was also a binge eater.) “There are books you can fall into and pull over your head.” — Jo Walton, Among Others Oh man. When I’m having a bad day, I grab a latte at Steep and

The Care and Feeding of Anne

Got up this morning and (after checking my emails, Facebook, texts, Instagram and gray hair situation) curled up in my “tea and journaling spot” with Gracie to catch up on some self time. When we first moved to WI and I wasn’t working, I got up every morning and wrote, drank tea and took some

Deadlift Day Workout!

I’ve started to really love deadlift day. And given that there are at least two of those per week for me, that’s probably a good thing. My program is currently: Mon: KB Squats & TGU / Deadlift Practice + Pull Up Practice (5 x 5 MED) / HIIT Wed: Functional Training (SLDL, Push Up Variations, Single
(Is Michael Buble still a thing? Or is it Sam Church now? I’m so far behind I still think Josh Groban is a thing… ) My yoga playlists are a little bit off from the norm. I’m a huge fan of organic, earthy, deeply human music that feels like yoga. And yoga – to me
I was listening to the RDella Podcast the other day, and the question came up:  What is quality coaching and are people are beginning to recognize/seek it out? The question stopped me in my tracks… “Am I providing quality training?” Scott’s guest went on, and my shoulders relaxed.  Is the trainer performing a detailed movement assessment and asking about every