Slap Nutrition, Clean Gains 101

Slap Nutrition, Clean Gains 101

alright ya’ll.. this blog post is way past due!  i get asked a lot what supplements i use, take, recommend and what company specifically.  i can proudly say the only line of supplements i have ever taken since starting my health and fitness journey is slap nutrition.  not only is the owner behind the brand… Continue Reading

Day 1 of 21 Day Mind & Body Challenge

Day 1 of 21 Day Mind & Body Challenge

  Happy Sunday, January 3rd, evening! This must mean that this is your first official email for the….. 21 Day Mind & Body Challenge!! I want to start off by saying how incredibly grateful I am that you have allowed me to guide you through begin creating the healthiest, strongest and balanced Mind & Body… Continue Reading

21 Day Mind and Body Challenge: What you will need

Raise your hand if you’re READY! ready, that is, to begin learning, creating and executing daily tasks that will not only raise your happiness level but build an inner and outer joy for life, every single day!  at the same time, moving our bodies, pushing ourselves through our mental and physical barriers and begin achieving our… Continue Reading

Pre and Post Workout Snacks

Pre and Post Workout Snacks

This lifestyle can be super overwhelming sometimes, especially with so many different opinions splattered all over the internet.  From what supplements to take, what not to take, when is the best time to eat, what types of food to eat, how much to eat.. it’s never ending! I get asked a lot what are the… Continue Reading

Fun with furniture sliders!

Fun with furniture sliders!

Hello all! This is Cassandra, back again happily guest blogging for Taylor. I hope you guys enjoyed my last post entitled ‘Mindful Stretching’ as much as I enjoyed writing it. Be on the lookout for more stretching techniques in future articles. So, onto our wacky subject of the day; working out with furniture sliders. Yes,… Continue Reading

back on track: the balanced way

hi guys! i feel like i’m the client now with this check-in! which i like and sort of dread at the same time, in a good way! because, accountability right?! accountability is KEY in keeping yourself on the right track and not allowing yourself to stray for too long. mission Pre-Africa Body has been well… Continue Reading

a clean slate

oh body-fat weight gain… oh you. we work so damn hard to keep it off, and then just like THAT it piles up whenever you stop working so hard for a long period of time. wtf, right?!  shouldn’t it just STAY off forever once we GET it off?! wouldn’t life be much easier?! we can… Continue Reading

work it out wednesday

work it out wednesday

let’s get  moving! it’s WEDNESDAY that means we do WERRRRK! i’ve got a killer circuit for ya’ll. because remember, NO EXCUSES! you can get a good sweat in ANYWHERE! you have a body? a little bit of space to move around in? then move it!   MOVE 1: 25 BODY SQUATS   MOVE 2: 20… Continue Reading

work it out wednesday

work it out wednesday

booty work that is! oh  hi there! happy hump day! or happy cinco de-drinko day?  enjoy a few margaritas last night? tacos? ready to HIT THAT GYM?! let’s do this!! quick side note – fun fact: i’m SUPER computer illiterate. like no clue how to work anything, it’s a shock you’re even reading this. i kid… Continue Reading

work it out wednesday

work it out wednesday

my 2nd favorite day of the week (booty werrkkk is my fav, OBVI) AND per request for MORE….. SHOULDER WORK!!!! oh, and HAPPY HUMP DAY! is this week going by super fast or is it just me?! have you been taking the beginning of the week to write down your goals? have you been getting… Continue Reading

work it out wednesday

work it out wednesday

happy hump day!!!! i love wednesdays, almost as much as mondays. because it’s a good RECHARGE day. if you set a bunch of goals and intentions on monday, and then life happens, you get behind those goals or intentions, before you know it it’s tuesday evening and you feel like you’ve accomplished only half your… Continue Reading

boulda shouldah’s

boulda shouldah’s

let’s pretend i spoke in a boston accent. because saying ‘boulda shouldahs’ is just more fun that “boulder shoulders”. amiright?! well here you have it! your wednesday WERK-IT-OUT workout! i bring youuuuuuuuuuuuu SHOULDER DAY! my 2nd favorite day of the week! i personally train shoulders 2 times a week, well, because i love the look… Continue Reading

werk it out wednesday

werk it out wednesday

happy hump daayyyyyyyy!! i know you just said that in the camels voice from that stupid commercial.  #iFeelYa what’s wednesday without a little (as i call it on Intsa) #bootywerk! so i’ve compiled some of my favorite booty-building exercises for YOU to rock out this evening at the gym! or whenever your next booty-day is!… Continue Reading

macaroni

macaroni

JUST KIDDING. i meant MACROS. and was thinking macaroni. there’s no macaroni in this post. just macros.. well macaroni IS made up of MACROS… soooooo i guess it’s an alright title! aaaaaanyways….. so what the heck is this whole “iifym” term going around, ya ask?! what ARE macros anyways?! macros is short for macro-nutrients; protein,… Continue Reading

sup dude: part 2

sup dude: part 2

i got lots of emails and feedback saying yesterday’s post on BCAAs and Glutamine was super helpful, so i figured i’d do a part DEUCE on another supplement out there that’s popular. creatine monohydrate. oh you poor poor black sheep, everyone constantly questioning you. are you good? are you bad? are you NATURAL?!  that last one cracks… Continue Reading

sup dude.

sup dude.

supplements. what the heck are they and why should i be taking them?! with the fitness industry being SO large and SO many companies out there marketing their products, it can be super overwhelming!!! flashy labels, fun colors, hot women on the bottle, jacked men pushing the product, it makes you think OMG I NEEEEED ALL… Continue Reading

werk it out wednesday

werk it out wednesday

yeah, i spelled ‘work’ as ‘werk’, don’t judge. so let’s do some WORK this evening.. because I bring you your…. COUCH POTATO WOERKOUT Wednesday! remember my, no excuses mentality, right? that includes when your butt never made it to the gym and you’re sitting on the couch feeling like a bum about not getting to the gym,… Continue Reading

potato patato

don’t be one. either a potato or patato. a COUCH potato that is! and if you’re going to be one, at LEAST make something of it… which brings us to today’s post! you know that 3-5 (sometimes it feels like 15 minutes) break during your beloved Real Housewives of Beverly  Hills,  i mean… that super serious badass… Continue Reading

work it out wednesday

happy hump day! i always have to remind not only my clients, but myself that there are NO excuses when it comes to getting a workout in. the other day i posted a great go-to ‘couch potato’ workout, so today here you have a ANYWHERE there’s a set of stairs, bench, anything stable HIIT workout.… Continue Reading

HIIT Monday

let’s all agree that monday’s are sometimes no fun. either we feel bad because we didn’t go to the gym all weekend, or made not so good food choices. so i’ve decided, each Monday i’m going to post a HIIT for all of us to do anywhere!  that way we have NO excuse not to… Continue Reading

Taylored Fitness BOOT CAMP!

Are you a DMV lady looking for a fun, energetic workout?   Then join ME for the Taylored Fitness kickoff Boot Camp!   When is it?! Saturday, June 28that 10:00am    What’s the  fabulous deets?! South Block (winner of D.C.’s Best Smoothie) will be on site, along with chocolate goodies from Annapolis’ own chocolatier Mary O’Malley!… Continue Reading

start and stay

“ok i’m TOTALLY going to go to the gym starting Monday. and i’m going to keep up with it and go at least 4 times a week.”you go monday. and never go back because you either:1. went home and ate your face off afterwards and felt guilty and ashamed 2. you don’t plan AHEAD and life… Continue Reading

give me a six pack

it’s friday!!! so i obviously mean a six pack of beer!! NOT. ugh i’m such a debbie downer. but you know what’s actually BETTER than a six pack of beer?!  six pack ABS.  that’s what.  want to get some? you have to do 100 sit ups every day. just kidding. that won’t work.  because you… Continue Reading

Rock those Rhomboids

SO doing back exercises is SO SO important.  I do back-day twice a week.  The last thing you want is:1. rounded shoulders2. a hunched back3. a soft looking back let’s be honest, everyone wants a pretty ‘cut’ back – and here’s how to! ever notice those people at the gym that are JACKED from the… Continue Reading

pre and post

you search “what to eat before and after i workout” on google and 2934873209847 things come up, none alike, and confusing you even more than you already are. you want to be sure you’re doing it right. you want to make sure you don’t lose and ‘gains’ or not have enough energy to burn in order to… Continue Reading

protein powder addict

hello, my name is Taylor.  and i’m a protein powder addict. my goal in life is to try every single flavor out there. just kidding.  but really, i LOVE protein powder. WHY? to make me big and bulky?! to grow muscles?! no and no. i actually like protein powder because it helps me with my… Continue Reading

baby got back

nope, not booty like the song (which i know you’re now singing in your head, you’re welcome), but your actual back. strengthening your back is SO important.  not only does having a strong back LOOK fabulous with a open-cut top or dress, bathing suit, etc. but it decreases your chances of every day back pain… Continue Reading

HIIT me

let’s talk cardio. i hate it. ok post over. just kidding! i’m not letting you all out that easy! but i do  hate cardio. i wish i loved it. i wish i enjoyed running, but i truly just hate it.  it actually stresses me out to be on a cardio machine for more than 25 minutes.… Continue Reading

LEG DAY!!!

 ok here you have it – my first workout post. AND of course i chose leg day because it’s my FAVOORRRITTEE day (s) of the week!  it’s the day i can go in and just go #beastmode on shit. your legs are SO much stronger than you think, and when you find that inner strength… Continue Reading

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