How Madonna Teaches Us To Be Strong & Radiant: 3 Madonna-Inspired Mantras!


She didn't rise to the top on luck alone, ladies. When she's not dissing on Lady Gaga, she's dishing wisdom on Anderson Cooper's show. Here are the clips that made me stop, think and praise her for the queen that she is. I translated them into mantras for you that you can say to yourself while you work out.


1. Live With Passion & Devotion

"Put your boxing gloves on."  --Madonna


2. Find Balance. Don't Overdo Fitness, Just Fit It In.

"I don't work out as much as I used to." --Madonna


3. Sleep More. Live For Today. Celebrate Your Accomplishments.

"I wanted to write and direct a film for a very long time...and I just accomplished that." --Madonna


She may come off rather b*tchy sometimes but you've got to hand it to her for staying so STRONG & RADIANT throughout her life and career. In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with being tough...

The Stylish Makeover We All Need Starts With "I Love Me"


I recently wrote this status update on my Facebook page:

You can't earn everyone's love but you can earn self-love.

We all know this...right? Kind-of-sort-of? Or is it that we forget to remind ourselves of it? Forgetting the meaning and actions behind "self-love" can wear us thin. We can be hard on ourselves for no good reason which then leads to bad habits, like my strange midnight love affair with Fig Newtons (I'll get into that later). Sometimes we just need help channeling our self-love into healthy & positive outcomes. Meet Melissa Kathryn. She's the founder of Melissa Kathryn Makeover, a weight loss program for women who want to trim their bodies and tailor their wardrobes. I couldn't resist--I had to sportswear-style her for this story!


How I Met Melissa Kathryn

It sounds strange but we were set up a by a mutual friend who thought we'd have "career stuff" in common. We met up at Tartine in NYC's West Village. Immediately I...

Up, Close and Abdominal with Brett Hoebel


He's hot. He has a 6-pack and he promises to REV yours up too. But only if you're ready to commit and as he likes to put it, "walk your talk". Otherwise, Brett Hoebel is busy taking the fitness & health world by storm. First it was on The Biggest Loser, now it's Fat Chef. Find out what Brett's all about and why (most importantly) he holds the secret key to your abs.

Click the link below to read my interview with Fitness Pro, Brett Hoebel

Brett Hoebel's Celebrity Sweat Interview

Carissa Moore: Youngest World Champion in the History of Sports...and a Homeowner!


I got the chance to catch up with Hawaiian pro surfer Carissa Moore while she was visiting NYC. What I found is that she's a champ in more ways than one. She's the youngest world champion in the history of sports AND she's a smart young woman who knows nothing can be achieved without hard work. One of the things Carissa is most proud of is being a homeowner--because she earned it. This 19 year old isn't going rogue. She's going big time.

Click the link below to read my interview with quite possibly the chillest over-achiever on the planet:

Carissa Moore's Celebrity Sweat Interview

Want Carissa's workout without actually having to hit the waves?

Check out SurfSET Fitness, an indoor cardio and resistance training class performed on a machine called the RipSurferX which looks and feels just like a surfboard. The workout promises a fit-surfer-body just like Carissa's. I'm planning to check it out myself in January and the feedback from the lucky ones who've...

Long Warm-Up Jacket from GIVE Apparel Meaning

My new GIVE Apparel Meaning Jacket ($100) was an unexpected find because it's tailored, warm and travel-friendly. I love the collar and thumb-holes which give it a look that's both sporty and transitional. I wore it to the airport for Mexico where I'm vacationing now, and it's come in handy for windy beach walks. It's quite the seasonal piece which I know I'll also wear in the NYC cold. Definitely a great holiday purchase for a fit lady of any age!

Rob Kardashian Steals the Show at Ideology Activewear Launch Party

I went to a fun party last night thrown by FactoryPR for a new activewear collection called Ideology, exclusively sold at Macy's. I was there to see the collection but instead, I spent the whole night examining Rob Kardashian's butt from a safe distance. His tush has got it goin' on! So if you ever questioned Kim K's backside, the answer is: that butt runs in the family--it's as REAL as they come. Cheryl Burke (from Dancing With The Stars) was the host of the party and she's also the face/body of Ideology.

Now back to Rob Kardashian's butt...or his talents, I mean. I had no idea but apparently he's a DJ...and he was actually DJing the Ideology party. I must say, Rob is a lot cuter in person than on tv. He should show off his glutes more on the show! Dying to know how he works them out. Squats maybe? Kim and Courtney should take him to Barry's Bootcamp in NYC next time they go (they usually take Keoni Hudoba's class).

The Ideology party took place at the new Dream...


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