It’s the 10th anniversary of Thrive Personal Fitness!


I’m not sure how it happened, but for ten years I’ve been helping women in 417-land and beyond build happier healthier lives.

I started my blog the same week I launched up the business. On this week’s episode, I share that cringe-worthy first blog post. (You can read it here if you like.)

I mentioned my favorite playlist too. In the gym, I’m most likely to click on the Confident playlist I created on Spotify. Also here’s the workout playlist with Lizzo from 2016!

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Thrive Personal Fitness with me! If you would like an invitation to the virtual anniversary party, CLICK HERE to get yours. I’ll be sharing the origin story of Thrive Personal Fitness, what I’ve learned about self-care on my entrepreneur journey and what’s next for Thrive Personal Fitness and Fit in 417.

Plus one lucky person who joins the part LIVE will win a FULL YEAR of online personal training!

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Are you making healthy eating too hard?


Eating healthy and meal planning does not require you to spend your entire Sunday afternoon in the kitchen. This week on the podcast, I share a great Middle Ground option on your fitness journey – freshly made ready to eat meals. Meals prepared in someone else’s kitchen but that you can easily reheat and eat are a great baby step away from frozen meals or the drive-up.

I taste-tested three ready to eat meal options in Springfield Mo for you: Eat-Fit-Go, Mama Jean’s Natural Market and The Hungry Herbivore.

Also, if you want more meal planning tips and recipes to simplify your routine sign up for the Thrive Personal Fitness email list HERE to get the Kitchen Rescue Pak for FREE.

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Weight Watchers Is After Your Kids


I was the fat kid, so I know how much the bullying and teasing can hurt. But I think starting a diet when I was eight years old would have made it even worse. Today I talk about the controversial new Kurbo app from Weight Watchers.

There are a lot of experts chiming in on the Kurbo Kids program. Here are a few links from around the web. Check them out and tell me what you think.

Helping Children Learn To Eat Well (New York Times)

Everything You Need To Know About Weight Watcher’s New Kurbo App For Kids (Good Housekeeping)

Putting Kids On Diets Won’t Solve Anything (The Atlantic)

On this episode, I also bring you the best of Thrive Personal Fitness. In celebration of my D-Day Anniversary, I share an article called “Healthy Life Lessons From a Type 1 Diabetic“.

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Not your average personal trainer


Maybe you know me from my personal training company, Thrive Personal Fitness, and the blog of the same name.

Maybe you’ve never heard of me before, despite my ten years of experience as a personal trainer and health coach.

I refer to myself as “not your average personal trainer” because of the mixed bag of identities and experiences that have shaped my personal journey and my fitness philosophy. It’s a journey of growing up with without privilege (poor, Latina and fat), gaining privilege (getting a college education, becoming firmly middle class and living in a thin body) and losing privilege (turning 40 and going on a gender journey).
I may have lost my voice for a while but baby I’m back and ready to speak my truth!

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