Chiara and Holly-208 Hi, I'm Holly! Certified Nutrition Coach & Personal Trainer, and welcome to my blog! If you’re looking to get fit & healthy you’ve come to the right place! This blog is all about sharing my best strategies, recipes and workouts for healthy living.

I believe that healthy living is a choice and we have the power and responsibility to choose healthy habits every day. My mission is to provide useful, and practical information to promote healthy living. I work to teach my clients eating and exercise habits that are sustainable for life.
"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."

Tag : workout

CosmoBody Challenges

Get Bored Working Out? CosmoBody Can Help

I have a confession to make to you, I suffer from what I like to call “exercise ADD.” You may find this surprising since I am a personal trainer, and have dedicated my career to health and fitness- but it is true. I get bored so easily when it comes to working out and am

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April workouts

April workouts… coming soon to!!

Bored with your workout program? Look no further than Chiara and I share quick and effective circuit style workouts set to fun pop music that will get you in shape in no time. Click here to gain FREE access to the April workout videos and you can get in shape with us each week!

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Thanksgiving Weekend Workout Survival Guide

Thanksgiving week is finally here!… and your already busy schedule just got a little crazier! Relax, I’m here to help you through it. 🙂 Below you will find some fun facts about your favorite Thanksgiving foods as well as some awesome workouts I pulled from Pinterest to get you through the next week of holiday

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Bikini ready abs

How to Get Beach Worthy Abs

For many of us, abs are the holy grail of fitness. Having abs requires dedication to your eating and exercise habits over a long period of time- but it is possible. While having a shredded stomach like you see in the fitness magazines requires another level of commitment, having a lean midsection is the mark

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Ways to Get Healthy This Year

How to Know When It’s Time to Take a Break

Let’s face it, there are days when the last thing you want to do is workout. Yes- even I have those days, and most of the time you just get your butt to the gym. 🙂 But sometimes you should rest, and with exercise extremes like Crossfit and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) becoming more

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Fat Burning Circuit Workout

5 Fat Burning Exercises (you can do anywhere)

Sort on time to workout? No more excuses! Regardless of whether or not you have time or equipment you can always fit in a quick workout. “Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backwards, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their

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Lean, Sexy Arm Workout

Exercises for Lean, Sexy Arms

After the popularity of my post last week on How to Get Great Legs, I decided to do a follow up with a post highlighting upper body exercises. Arms have been real struggle for me. I have always had strong legs (from years in the dance studio), but upper body strength was another story and

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starting an exercise program

How to Start an Exercise Program

Unless you live under a rock, it is likely that you have heard exercise is good for you. Unfortunately, the demands of modern life keep most Americans from reaching even the minimum requirement to keep us healthy. According to the CDC, only 49% of Americans are currently meeting the requirements of 30 minutes of moderate activity

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life lessons

Life Lessons Learned From Exercise

December is an especially reflective time for me between my birthday and the end of the year. I take this time to review my goals from the previous year and set new ones for the future. This habit has expended to all areas of my life, but it started with exercise goals. In fact, I continue to

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Maximize Your Cardio Exercise Results

Cardiorespiratory exercise has long been the darling of the medical community and a hallmark for a healthy lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean that you enjoy it. Sure some people manage to find an enjoyable element in waking up at 5am for a run, but most of us hate the idea of spending hours of the week running,

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strength training

How To Design an Effective Strength Training Program

Strength training is a very important aspect of an overall fitness regimen and healthy lifestyle. Most men usually understand this and have no hesitation about going to the gym. Women and older adults (55+) on the other hand are rarely as enthusiastic about lifting. This is a shame, as women and older adults are the

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sports nutrition

Eating Right for Sports Performance

Performing well during physical activity comes down to eating right every day. Without a solid foundation of nutritious food, the results of your exercise efforts will be limited. Below are some guidelines to help fuel your body right! Eat clean Focus on real foods that are loaded with vitamins and minerals as opposed to highly

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10 Reasons to Try Yoga

10 Reasons to Try Yoga

Flexibility & relaxation are overlooked components of a healthy lifestyle. Yoga, a popular form of exercise is a great way to incorporate both. I have been practicing yoga off and on since 2005 but after I stopped teaching 2 years ago, my own practice began to slip. Today I attend my first class in over

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