Interview: Katie Graham, Co-Owner + Instructor, RIDE Spin, Barre & TRX Studio

Name: Katie Graham Age: 26 Hometown: Abington, PA Current Location: Huntington Valley, PA Instructor at: RIDE Spin, Barre & TRX Studio Classes taught per week: 7 (14 this week!); Monday: 6 PM Barre, 7 PM RIDE/TRX Fusion; Wednesday: 5:30 AM Rhythm RIDE, 7 PM Barre; Friday: 5:45 AM RIDE/Barre Fusion; Saturday: 7 AM RIDE & Abs; Sunday: 9:30 AM Rhythm RIDE Fun Fact: Her and … Continue reading Interview: Katie Graham, Co-Owner + Instructor, RIDE Spin, Barre & TRX Studio

WTF: Matcha

Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend!! We’re celebrating all weekend with one of our favorite green ingredients—MATCHA! By now, you’ve probably seen the green lattes floating around your local coffee shops. Even Starbucks has joined the bandwagon. But other than a pretty, ‘grammable color, what is matcha exactly? We’re so glad you asked… What is matcha? Matcha is green tea powder, made by taking young tea … Continue reading WTF: Matcha

WTF: Intuitive Eating

Have you seen #intuitiveeating on your social feed recently and wondered WTF it means? You’re not alone. But since we’re personally fascinated by it, we thought you might be, too! The term intuitive eating was coined in the mid-90’s, based on a nutrition philosophy that dates back to the nineteenth century (aka, this is not a new trend or passing fad). Before we dive into … Continue reading WTF: Intuitive Eating

How Did I Get Here? Hope’s Wellness Journey

Taylor and I decided that part of being food- and fitness-obsessed bloggers means sharing our personal food and fitness journeys with our readers. We weren’t always where we are now— our pasts have helped us arrive at where we are today and will affect where we end up tomorrow. That said, my food and fitness journey is by no means complete. I believe this journey … Continue reading How Did I Get Here? Hope’s Wellness Journey

I Did Whole30, and Here’s What Happened

Whether you’ve done Whole30, know a lot about it or barely know anything about it, I’m sure you have your own opinions on elimination-style diets and/or diets in general. I did—and still do—too. I’ve never believed in the complete elimination of foods or entire food groups from my diet purely for weight loss reasons, as I know it’s not something I can realistically maintain. In … Continue reading I Did Whole30, and Here’s What Happened

Weak at First Sight? Let’s Talk About Being Underestimated by Fitness Instructors

You know what really grinds my gears? Lately, I’ve been finding myself in many new studios. For whatever reason—some of my favorite classes are getting harder to schedule, and I’ve also been trying to “broaden my horizons” and try out new spots. I’m not normally easily angered, but I’ve been noticing an unsettling pattern when I arrive at new studios: Instructors—primarily male instructors—grossly underestimate my … Continue reading Weak at First Sight? Let’s Talk About Being Underestimated by Fitness Instructors