Changes…

If you’ve been wondering why there has been a few months since my last post, I’ve been going through some life changes. One of my colleagues, Will Butler, posted this quote he found earlier. I find it beautiful. Over the past two years, I’ve felt my share of outside forces. My ‘5 year plan’ has … More Changes…

6 Tips on Dancing Defensively – Part One

For anyone on the dance scene, especially the social dance scene, dancing defensively is key.  It’s not as aggressive as it sounds; dancing defensively describes how an individual dancer is aware of their body and possible ways that could either injury their partner or themselves.  Check out the tips below to learn more. 1. Consent … More 6 Tips on Dancing Defensively – Part One

6 Reasons Why Workout Music is Vital

  It’s #WorkoutWednesday! Cross training with cardio and weight lifting will boost your endurance and strength during dancing.  I’ve found that swing dancing at a higher BPM is much easier now that I’ve been working out consistently.  And all those squats are definitely helping with blues! I’m a huge fan of listening to music when I … More 6 Reasons Why Workout Music is Vital

Dancing and CrossFit?

When I first heard about CrossFit, I wasn’t too impressed to be honest.  It seemed like it would be a whole environment similar to the ‘downstairs weight room’ in my university’s rec center: lots of grunting, dropped weights, and testosterone.  I was a fan of weightlifting, but I thought some of the WODs (workout of … More Dancing and CrossFit?

Why Exercising Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution – And I Can Help!

This is a fantastic infographic I saw on Twitter, and it covers one of the main reasons why I exercise. In January 2017, I weighed the most I ever had: 153lbs.  It was a real wakeup call when I saw the number on my visit summary.  2016 had been a rough year to say the … More Why Exercising Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution – And I Can Help!

Bummed About Bunion Surgery? There Are Other Options (Part 2/3)

There’s conflicting research on whether dancers are at higher risk of bunions.  But, if you have a ‘flat foot’ like me, bunions are a common foot issue.  Bunions are also 3x more common in females.  After doing research and seeing a few bunion surgery patients during my clinical hours, I was afraid of surgery.  There are other options!  I’ll be covering four of them today. … More Bummed About Bunion Surgery? There Are Other Options (Part 2/3)