How to get a bikini body

q: How do I get a bikini body? a: Put a bikini on your body. If you typed that question into your search browser, and Google would spit out this answer, it would mean we’ve finally-as a culture-come to a place of real body acceptance. Alas, that isn’t the case–not yet, anyway. Type that question




My Body Has a Story

This morning, as I was about to hop into the shower, I just so happened to glance in the mirror. I’m not sure why or what drew my attention, but my eyes were drawn to my breasts, and I suddenly noticed something I hadn’t seen before–stretch marks. Stretch marks aren’t new to me by any




The Force is Strong With You

This past weekend in Santa Monica was absolutely gorgeous. Sunny skies, warm days, cool nights, and the best beach weather we’ve had in some time. And, because I’m a huge fan of taking advantage of your surroundings in order to play (whether it’s sunny or snowy), I spent most of my time outdoors–including getting out on the




Going to the bar: 5 Killer Pull-up Tips

I love going to the bar…the PULL-UP bar, that is! (You guys have to know by now how much I love puns and word play, right?) And yes, while I do love a good Malbec with my ribeye, or a chilled Rose on a sunny day (which we get plenty of here in Santa Monica), there




Be your own valentine

  “Dang girl…you’ve got some BIG ASS LEGS.” That’s what a complete stranger said to me not too long ago as I was walking on the beach in my neighborhood. To paint you a bit of a clearer picture, I was walking on the Venice beach walk at roughly 0700, coffee in hand, LA brim pulled




Quickie Yoga Flow

Lean & Lovely yoga is all about being adaptable, intuitive, and honoring your body. It means embracing new challenges but also understanding that sometimes something is better than nothing. It’s for women who love to lift, love to sweat, want to be in touch with their bodies and hearts, and crave balance in all aspects




(Please don’t skip me!) Warm-up

I used to work with this uber rigid, oppressive coach. In that gym, every single thing had to be exactly exact–to the letter. Training sessions in general were 2 hours or more from start to finish and if you couldn’t do the program exactly as is, you might as well not even lift. The warm-up