We are all too familiar with muscle aches and pains, so we don’t usually get too worked up about them. Instead, we write them off as the price we pay for our crazy active lifestyles, head to the infrared sauna or massage therapist, and go on about our lives. But recently when my overworked shoulder wasn’t responding to any of my usual modes of recovery, a client sent me a care package from Basic Jane filled with Relieve Gel, Relieve Cream, and essential oils. At this point I was ready to try anything, so I gave it a shot—and experienced almost instant...more
If you’re from San Antonio you know that FIESTA is a REALLY big deal! For two weeks the city celebrates the culture of San Antonio with parades, fairs, shows and parties every day/night of the week---it’s the perfect time of year to show your SA pride!
We want everyone to go out and experience what our beautiful city has to offer, but we want to make sure you do it responsibly--and we want you to have an idea of what you’re getting into. With so many different and delicious foods and beverages served at these events, it can be easy to overindulge. We picked six of the most common...more
If you follow the blog (or workout with me) you’ve probably noticed that I have a slight obsession with leggings—specifically the UK brand Sweaty Betty. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that as of April 5, my favorite brand is now available at select Nordstrom stores across the country. The collection is described as a “curated edit” of their most popular pieces (including my favorite “bum-sculpting” leggings), in all of...more
We are always looking for healthy new snacks to help curb our appetites, so when we came across the brand KNOW on Instagram we were excited! Offering everything from pancake mix, to pasta and protein bars, all products are grain and gluten free, high in protein, and Paleo friendly. Some of our personal favorites include the KNOW Better Bars and the KNOW Better Chocolate Chip Donuts. Check them out HERE and let us know what you think!more
A few times a year we like to get out of town and explore what other cities are doing in terms of health and fitness. We love finding unique boutique studios and trying new workouts that we may not have in San Antonio. For our first trip of 2018, we headed to Dallas to check out what the “Big D” had to offer. We hit one of our favorites, Barry’s Bootcamp (Bonny’s personal obsession), checked out the cycle classes at Flywheel, and got our asses kicked during an intense HIIT class at...more
Have you ever had such a strong connection with someone that you sometimes feel like you’re almost the same person? For the past 20 years I’ve had this connection with a man who has played a critical role in my life. He’s someone I’ve talked to on a daily basis, turning to him to help me with some of my biggest decisions. The funny thing is, we’ve only met once-- and I can barely remember that moment. Who is this mystery man? My amazing, talented, and beautiful Uncle Manuel.
For as long as I can remember, members of my family have compared me to my uncle, pointing out how we share...more
We recently returned from one of our weekend warrior trips, where we crammed in back to back workouts over a 24-hour period. All that sweat meant we had lots of wardrobe changes on the fly in between classes and, at the end of it all, our gym bags were beginning to look and smell more like locker rooms. It was time to hit refresh. Here are a few of our favorite go-to products for restoring our hard working gym bags and making them smell as good as new.more
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We know green beer is the drink of the day, but for those of you who don’t imbibe (or don’t want the empty calories) you just got lucky because we’ve got you covered with healthy options! Check out our favorite green drinks that are hydrating, nutrient rich, and won’t leave you feeling like crap in the morning:) Be safe today y’all!!more
When it comes to snacks, we like things that are low in sugar and calories, but keep us filled and fueled between meals. Health Bomz are all of the above—plus they’re a small local business—and we love supporting local!
Created by San Antonio native and wellness coach Brian Conaway, these bite-sized bomz are big on good-for-you ingredients like almond butter, pumpkin seeds, bone broth, collagen protein, flaxseed and more, and they come in a variety of flavors including trail mix and (my personal favorite) chocolate!...more
I’m not big on high-tech toys. In fact, the more bells and whistles, the more confused I become. However, as technologically challenged as I am last year I decided that I REALLY needed an Apple Watch for the singular use of tracking my triathalon training. True to form, I got mine moments BEFORE the waterproof version came out—so it turned out to not be so useful for swimming, but I’ll worry about that later.
Truth is, I like my watch more than I thought I would. I like that it tells me how many miles I’ve run or biked, how many calories I’ve burned, and what my heart is up to while...more
Warmer weather means more outdoor activities (bike ride anyone?), and that means it's more important than ever to stay hydrated. One of the most common complaints we hear from clients is that they HATE to drink water.
We feel ya--it can be a little boring. But here's a hint--literally! Hint Water was developed by a mom who was trying to kick a 12 can a day (!) Diet Coke addiction. She began brewing her own water with a hint of natural fruit flavors---and a company was born. With zero calories, zero sugar, and a sweet taste, it...more