Welcome and thanks for looking around my site!

So why a fitness blog and why a whole website on fitness for that matter? There are hundreds (or maybe even thousands, actually) of fitness sites on the web and most of them have great information. I may even do a future list post on all the great sites I’ve found just so I can share all that information with you.

My fitness life started when I was young. My parents grew a lot of our food in the backyard so I ate pretty healthy even as a kid. I think they did it mostly for financial reasons but the health benefits became more clear to me as I got older. My father has exercised regularly for as long as I can remember and my sister and I did various sports starting in elementary school.
My college degree is in exercise science and it was in college that I really started to realize the impact that a fit life could have on people. Ever since then I’ve been in the fitness industry in one way or another.

When my youngest child (of 3) was born, hubby and I decided I should stay home instead of continue to teach PE (which was what I was doing at the time). Since we needed to cut back on expenses, a gym membership was out of the question so I set about trying to find a way to get a good workout in my family room or basement. Along with that, I begin really thinking about the foods I was feeding my family and the influence it could have on, not only their physical health but their mental well being. Kiddo number 2 deals with anxiety and I quickly discovered that a healthy diet helped her manage her anxiety better. And let’s face it, I think we all know that when kids eat a lot of junk they don’t feel well…physically or mentally.

This blog and website evolved out of that personal need because I realized that even though there are too many great resources out there to count, only a small percentage of them were solely devoted to fitness at home. Thank you for joining me and looking around. Let me know if there’s something you want more information about or if you have questions.

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