Fit Jeans Challenge

Hey Everyone,

Hope your week is going well. Thank you all so much support about the changes for Tailored Fitness. So many of you have shared encouragement for me in this next season and how Tailored Fitness has impacted you over the past few years. As promised, I don’t plan to disappear on you, so I wanted to pop in with an idea for staying active this fall.

It’s been so fun browsing social media and seeing all the First Day of School photos over the past couple weeks.  Although the weather here doesn’t feel like fall yet, the back to school vibe is in full swing.  Fall is kind of like a 2nd New Year’s and a perfect time to get back to the goals and priorities that are important to you.

If exercise is one of them, I wanted to remind you that last year’s Fit Jeans Challenge is still available for you on our YouTube Channel.  As a reminder, it’s a 28 day program of short workouts (less than 20 minutes) that are designed to help you feel great in your jeans this fall.

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Here’s the schedule of workouts and nutrition challenges if you want to follow the program: [Read more…]

The Future of Tailored Fitness

It has been such an amazing journey over the past 3 years starting, growing, and running Tailored Fitness. Getting to know all of you through the course of this process has been an absolute joy.

As we prepare to welcome our 2nd baby in a little over a month, I have been doing some serious reflection and searching as I figure out what life as a work-at-home mom of 2 is going to be like.  If I have learned anything about motherhood so far, it’s to be flexible because things are constantly changing.  As I prepare for the change of welcoming another child, it’s time for a change for Tailored Fitness as well.


During this next season of life, I feel called into a season of simplicity and focus on my family.  As they always say, the days are long, but the years are short and I want to be able to be fully present and be able to look back at this season with no regrets. To free myself up to step into this new season, we will be shutting down the Tailored Fitness membership program.

I tried so many ways to figure out how to continue the membership program.  After all, I am a people pleaser at heart and hated the thought of letting any of you down.  But I have also learned that I must choose what is best for me and my family, even if it may upset others, to find true joy.

I know there will be lots of questions about what this transition means, so here are a few answers to start. – I am SO EXCITED that we are going to be able to keep a simple version of the app live with a limited subset of workouts available for everyone so you can still get your Tailored Fitness workout fix. So even though the monthly challenges and accountability for members will be ending, you’ll still have access to the workouts you love. It’s still my mission to help women live a healthy life, so even if I can’t provide new workouts right now, it’s important for me to be able to give you the resources you need to stay active.

Member Accounts – You received an email from me on Thursday with the details about how we will close out your accounts and provide prorated refunds for annual members. If you have questions or concerns, email me.

The Blog – I will keep the blog live as a resource for you all to access.  I may post occasionally once I settle into life with 2 kids to continue to bring you encouragement as you continue your health journey. If you are subscribed to our newsletter, you’ll get an email when I post so you won’t miss out.

Other Social Media Sites – I will also keep up our Facebook Page, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube Channeland Instagram accounts, so we can keep in touch! If you want to hear news about our new baby and what I am up to personally, Instagram is the best place to follow me.

What now? – You will still be able to access the app and many of the Tailored Fitness workouts, but if you are looking for a workout program with a monthly calendar, here’s a good option. You can check out The Balanced Life Online with Robin Long. She has Pilates and barre workouts and her approach to fitness is similar to what we embrace at Tailored Fitness.  She has a membership program where she provides a workout calendar and monthly encouragement to stay on track. Robin and I have chatted several times and I know you’ll be in good hands with her program.

Thank You – Well, thanks for taking the time to read this. Please let me know if you have additional questions and thank you again for being a part of Tailored Fitness and letting me be a small part of your lives for the past few years!





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Tips for a Fit 3rd Trimester

Hey Ladies! Hope your Monday is off to a great start.  Today I am here to share some of my tips for a Fit 3rd Trimester.  I hope those of you who are expecting find this helpful and feel free to share this post with a friend who’s expecting. In case you missed them, here are my tips for 1st and 2nd trimester as well.


I’ll be 34 weeks tomorrow, so I am well into my 3rd trimester now and want to share some ways I am striving to stay fit as my delivered date gets closer. [Read more…]

Salad in a Jar

Hey Ladies! Happy Monday to you.  Lately, I have been trying to simplify things on the healthy eating front in preparation for the arrival of baby #2. One of the ideas I have been loving is the Salad in a Jar concept.

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw this picture of a yummy salad in a jar that my mom served on 4th of July.

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Getting back on Track

Hi Ladies!

As we move into August and schools are getting ready to start, you are probably starting to get back into your normal routine.  Summer can be a blast, but it usually causes us to get off track with our workout routines. If you can relate, here are 3 quick ways to get back on track.

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Motherhood without Judgement

I hope you’ll give me permission to go a little off topic today. It’s certainly not a new topic of discussion, but it’s one I have faced head-on lately and I want to share my thoughts.

Being a mother is an incredible blessing, but let’s be honest it can be quite confusing.  Long before your baby is even born, you are faced with a myriad of decisions about motherhood.  From how you will bring your baby into this world (drug free, natural, c-section), to how you will feed your baby (nursing, formula, both), to how your baby will sleep (co-sleeping, crib, bassinet), to whether you will work (stay at home, work at home, working mom).  And truly that’s just the beginning!

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Summer Corn Salad

 Hi Ladies! This week I want to share a delicious summer salad recipe my mom has been making lately. It’s the perfect summer salad because it’s light, crisp and full of seasonal ingredients. It was created by Whole Foods and I love every salad I’ve tried there!  It’s become a staple around here and I know you’ll love it too.

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Serves 4

  • 6 ears of corn on the cob, shucked, kernels cut from the cob
  • 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c loosely packed cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove of garlic, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
Place a large pot of water on the stove over high heat. Once water is boiling, dip the corn on the cob in for a few seconds. Corn will darken a little in color. Then let it cool and cut the corn off the cob. 
Place corn kernels, tomatoes, onion and green bell pepper in a serving bowl. In a blender, puree olive oil, cilantro, lemon and lime juice, and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss olive-cilantro mixture with vegetables to combine well. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving. Enjoy and if you try it, snap a picture and share it on social media and tag @mytailoredfitness so I can see! Have a fabulous week.

(Photo and Recipe from Whole Foods)

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Coconut Lovers Dessert

Nothing says summer like coconut! I came across this recipe a couple months ago when searching for fun dessert to bring to a family event.  I made a couple swaps to the ingredients and loved the result. A sweet coconut treat!

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5 min Buns Workout with a Ball

Hi Ladies! 

Happy Monday. I’m popping into your inbox to bring you an awesome buns workout video!  In the summer, our buns and legs are on display in shorts and swimsuits, but more importantly, strong glutes are functional for life.

This 5 minute video will lead you through a workout using one of my favorite pieces of workout equipment, an exercise ball. So click photo below and prepare to be sore tomorrow!

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If you liked this workout, you will love our next members challenge. [Read more…]