As a health and fitness professional, I initially thought it was nice that my doctor’s office started sending me helpful emails about making healthy food swaps and adding more steps into my day shortly after my last regular check-up. Then, I came to discover that it was actually an automated response to the body mass index (BMI) number that was calculated during my last visit. My doc’s system thought I was “overweight.” I typically carry about 145 pounds on my 5’2″ frame. That gives me a BMI of 26 — which is “overweight” according to the chart. But I’m also…

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I was a super active person until last summer. Between teaching several fitness classes per week, walking a few miles a day (hey, I’m a New Yorker!) and being a Fit Bottomed Girl who co-hosts and produces the Fit Bottomed Girl Podcast, exercise and being active is a big passion in my life. Then my life changed. One evening last August, I ordered some tacos for dinner and excitedly headed down the steps (I live on the second floor of a walkup) to greet the delivery guy. At some point, I felt myself spinning in the air and had no control…

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Given that I’m a trainer and coach, people ask me all the time if I’m always being asked for pointers while I’m working out at the gym. No, I don’t. Probably because I have a world-class gym RBF, which makes it pretty clear to everyone that I’m there to work out and I mean business. Most people wisely just steer clear. Now it’s not that I’m trying to be unfriendly — I’m just there to really focus on me. I’m not assessing or judging anyone’s form in my head or criticizing others’ choice of exercises. It’s my time and, generally,…

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I talk about the weather a lot. But, you know, I live in Florida, so it tends to be at the forefront of our minds — in the cooler months we discuss how grateful we are to not have all the snow our friends and families up north are getting, in the summer we complain about the heat, and, of course, hurricanes and thunderstorms frequently give us easy small talk fodder. But here’s the thing: I don’t love talking about the weather, and, for the most part, I think that’s probably true for just about everyone. via GIPHY But it’s…

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  We grew up watching — and LOVING — A League of Their Own. via GIPHY (Even though we do think she should have been allowed to cry.) So, when we recently had the opportunity to talk to some of the real women who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) we felt like doing this. via GIPHY Although we did something more like this. Because coordination. via GIPHY Here’s a little historical reference for ya: This year marks the 75th anniversary of the AAGPBL, which gave more than 600 women the opportunity to play professional baseball for the first…

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