Your Vibe Attracts Your {Workout} Tribe

When I started BIF 12 years ago, I did it for me. Santa Monica Boot Camp Workout Lose Weight SoulCycle

I desperately wanted to be apart of a community. I wanted to belong. I was craving something bigger than me.

I wanted to find “my people.”

I wanted a tribe.

You see – I wanted to be with people who had an incredible desire to put their health first, but were struggling to make it work.

Because I had a secret.

I somehow figured out that the ONLY thing we all needed to actually make our health the number one priority was to have each other holding us up, making us accountable, and inspiring one another to greatness.

But how was I going to FIND my people?

No clue.

I mean, yes, I will admit it I posted tear-off-my-phone-number flyers at the Coffee Bean. I made signs and snuck them right next to the open-house signs on Tuesdays & Sundays. And yes, that was me who put a flyer on your windshield. I’m sorry! I was desperate.

I NEEDED to find …

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The one thing I do to lose weight

I put on 5 pounds while I was on vacation.


Less movement and more food. Duh.

However, unlike being home I was lucky enough to be enjoying foods, flavors and dishes I’d never had before. Like eating cappellacci pasta stuffed with sweet pumpkin in Ferrara Italy, piadine with fig jam and soft cheese in Emilia Romania, deer meat risotto in Switzerland, and ricotta & honey pastries in the outdoor market in Freiburg Germany.

I may be a smart lady but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to unearth the wonder of my five pound increase.

How do I feel about these five extra pounds?

I’m glad you asked.

I HATE not feeling like myself. *THAT* is what’s annoying. I don’t give a shit about the weight. I just don’t feel like me. You know?

It’s the healthy small things in my day that make me feel connected to myself, & happy with me. Like walking every night after dinner & listing to a podcast, eating my favorite breakfast of vanilla Siggi’s yogurt + frozen macadamia nuts on the floor …

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New Dad Bod Challenge Workout 4 – Next Level Sweat Workout

When we think of “Dad Bod” we think of a great dad, who does so much for others, and sacrifices his own health and well-being. We’re challenging you to change that connection and change this culture – the man with a NEW Dad Bod who is influenced by being healthy + by doing something great for your family & others.

By embracing this new attitude and inspirational state of mind dads and dudes, have more energy, better sex, and have a higher quality of life (as you’ve seen in our last 3 weeks of the BIFNewDadBod challenge). 

So do this week 4 workout to get that NEW Dad Bod underway. This is our gift to you & your family this Father’s Day!


In this Next Level Sweat Workout you will do 3 rounds of four exercises. – You will do each move for 30 seconds in round 1 – You will do each move for 40 seconds in round 2 – You will do each move for 50 seconds in round 3


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New Dad Bod Challenge Workout 3 – Get Strong Workout

There is ONE thing, no matter how busy, focused, old, poor or rich, that dads and men instinctively (sometimes to a fault) have in their DNA.

That’s the influence of the opposite sex.

According to a 2016 survey almost 50% of women said they prefer a sculpted + cut body over a little soft, or even a super muscular body.

The GREAT news for guys is that you don’t have to bulk up to in hopes of attracting the opposite sex.

In their new book Mate: Become the Man Women Want, Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller devote a chapter to getting in shape & address the question of what body type women prefer:

“Women are sexually attracted to guys who are healthy, capable and likely to live a long time. For most of them, that means a guy who is in good enough shape is good enough.”

What women prefer is a man with energy, stamina + has endurance, who is mindful, active + lean.

In order to get that you just need to put a healthy …

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New Dad Bod Challenge Workout 2 – The Blast Fat Workout

Dads & dudes – you like facts, getting straight to the point, problem solving + tasks. You like to get things done + if you want something, you make it happen – there are no excuses.

You prioritize things that are importance you. Well why do you make excuses about your health + body? At what point do your own health + body become a priority?

You’re accomplished, successful, intelligent + you care for your family…so facing the reality of your own poor health or having the “old dad bod” can be embarrassing + difficult to swallow.

You have to be vulnerable + willing to push your pride aside for the bigger picture, to be the best version of you.

Plus, knowing these fitness facts will help you reevaluate your priorities. Fitness…

helps you sleep better. When’s the last time you got 8 hours of sleep? increases your sex drive. Men who work out have a lower incidence of impotency and erectile dysfunction while experiencing more powerful orgasms and have sex more often. This is a big one! boosts your …

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New Dad Bod Challenge Workout 1

We’re sharing Rich & Rehan’s story for a reason!

Rich couldn’t climb a flight of steps without being out of breath. As a 40 year old father he decided that he was fed up with his unhealthy lifestyle, became a triathlon enthusiastic & vegan. It was not only the fact that Rich was winded & buckled over on the stairs, but also the fact that heart disease ran in his family. His mother’s father passed away at a VERY young age, despite that fact that he was one of the best college swimmers in his day & extremely athletic. And so, on Rich’s 40th birthday, he had an epiphany – it was certain that if he didn’t change his lifestyle he would suffer from his grandfather’s fate.


Now meet Rehan, a 35 year old man, who had zero family history of heart disease or heart attacks & exercised daily. He was perfectly healthy, or so it seemed. He thought he had a muscle strain that was causing serious neck pain – he even consulted with many doctors & …

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BIF New Dad Bod Challenge Kick Off

Hey Dads & Dudes – It’s time for you to get a #BIFNEWDadBod! ‘Cause that old “Dad Bod” just isn’t working for you + your health.

We’re giving the “Dad Bod” a whole new meaning. Once defined as “a physique characterized by undefined muscles beneath a light layer of flab, usually topped off with a beer bell” (The Cut) and “being average” (Complex), BIF defines the Dad Bod as being healthy by visiting your doctor yearly, eating healthy 80% of the time, and working out three times a week.

The scary fact is that now, more than ever, men in the 40s and 50s are suffering from heart disease and heart attacks. You’re probably thinking that it wouldn’t happen to you, but we promise you, it can!

So guys, let’s change that fact, get fit + feel great…get ready for our 4-Week #BIFNewDadBod Challenge! Challenge Details

To win a FREE 7-week BIF session (the next session starts in Santa Monica on Mon, June 20) you must complete the following:

Schedule + complete your annual physical …

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BIG BIF Announcement

Dear BIF Family,

When I started Body Inspired Fitness almost 13 years ago I had a weight set I bought at Target, a cheap yoga mat from T.J.Maxx, some tear-away flyers, and a dream.

I wanted to inspire people to be healthy and love their bodies. I believed I could do a great job & maybe even pay my bills.

But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine Body Inspired Fitness would be what it is today.

In October, BIF will be 13 years old! What started as me driving all over L.A. in my green Corolla is now the largest outdoor fitness program in Los Angeles. We currently offer six different 7-week fitness programs + have over 75 students in each session.

But what I am the most humbled by is my team.

I love watching how Holly has grown her ladies-only program from a few gals in Clover Park in 2007 to a babes-only fitness movement that got so popular we had to move her to Pali Park.

I’m inspired by the feverish pace Holly picks up …

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Why Am I So Tired? Sleep Advice Resources From Casper

Everyone in my Santa Monica Boot Camp workouts knows that I’m obsessed with sleep. Sleep has become a huge issue as it pertains to our health. We all know we aren’t getting enough, but we rarely do anything about it like going to bed earlier or buying a quality mattress. Well it’s time to make a change and Casper has provided me with these advice cards that are so simple to follow, but can make a huge difference. I’ve been using the MindSpace app and highly recommend it for guided meditation

What do you do to get a better night’s sleep? Do you use any tools or have any rituals? I would love to hear what works and what hasn’t been too successful for you so please share!







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Why SoulCycle Is Making You Fat

In Santa Monica, California alone there are five major spinning studios: SoulCycle Santa Monica, Revolution Fitness, Vie2 Cycling Studio, Cycle House, & Cyclepathic Fitness.

Spinning might be a fun & sweaty way to start your morning, but it doesn’t mean you’re losing weight or becoming more fit.

The only moments in a workout that will actually change your body happen between your ears – not between your legs.

I’ve owned Body Inspired Fitness in Santa Monica for almost 13 years. I used to LOVE spinning and I’d spin at least two times a week in addition to my strength workouts, running, Pilates, yoga, and my demanding outdoor group fitness teaching schedule.

I was 150 pounds. I was fast, strong, solid as a fucking rock, with massive legs to prove it. I was also starving, exhausted, fatigued, inflamed, & had a fluffy layer of “padding” which I could NOT get rid of!

So I stopped spinning & lost ten pounds.

It wasn’t spinning’s fault I looked like a linebacker in skinny jeans, or that my face was puffy. It was mine. …

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