Got Basil?  Basil is AMAZING stuff.  Not only is it fragrant it’s one of the most versatile herbs out there.  You can cook with it, eat it fresh, muddle it or use the oil from it.  But MAYBE you didn’t some of the amazing health benefits of Basil.

  • Basil is a good source of magnesium
  • Basil promotes blood flow
  • Basil is a good source of Vitamin A
  • Basil promotes healthy eyesight, and because of eugenol (a major component of the oil produced by basil’s leaves) it has also been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory in the same vein as aspirin and ibuprofen.

The farmers market is a GREAT source to fresh Basil!  Go grab yours

Taking applications for the 12 week Enlightenment transformation program.  Kick off is July 29th!  Apply now to get your slot.  **Space is limited!**

Power Strength in the Octane Studio is happening today with a little “twist”.  Come and get your TWIST fix!  12:10 – 12:50 Fuel Fitness

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Awhile ago I posted about what to do when you’re injured and shared with you a little bit about my injury/journey to recovery.  This is a follow up to that post. 

I am happy to report I am 98% pain free!  Tip:  Doing corrective work PAYS OFF! 

Do you sit all day??  Can I just say…sitting for long periods of time KILLS your back, core, hip flexors, butt and slows down your metabolism.  I know first hand all to well about this.  Here’s what I did to heal my “butt”.  I hope this helps ANYONE dealing with back pain, piriformis issues, psoas issues or all of the above.  

  • Every 30 minutes I got up and moved
  • I worked my transverse abdominis daily with corrective exercises
  • I foam rolled my piriformis, IT band and quads daily
  • I did IT band corrective exercises
  • I stretched DAILY!

All of these things coupled with LOTS of water and natural anti-inflammatories (fish oil and Vit. C)  has really made a huge difference in my journey to healing.  Feel free to reach out if you have questions, I would love to help.  Cheers to health and healing!

Bomb bursts sound like a plan to you?  It’s gonna be a HOT Boot Camp day.  BRING WATER, sunscreen, lip balm and a hat if needed.  Fuel Fitness outside 12:10 – 12:50  Let’s DO THIS!

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If you haven’t heard….I’m challenging you to do 100 push ups in 100 days!  Yup—challenge ON.  So, I thought I’d better at least show you what a perfect push up looks like and what the modifications are so you have NO excuses NOT to participate!

In a nutshell:

  • Don’t let your shoulder blades wing (stay strong in the plank position, meaning shoulder blades tucked in tight, don’t sag into them)
  • Belly button pulled in toward the back of the spine
  • Keep body flat as a board
  • No butts in the air
  • No bellies sagging to the ground
  • No arching the low back
  • Bend elbows to a 90 degree 
  • Modify on your knees or against a coffee table or wall

Here’s to DAY 3 of the push up challenge!  If you want your very own spreadsheet to keep track of what day you’re on, email me at:


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The 100 Day Push Up Challenge starts TODAY!!!!  Get GOING!  

Email me for spreadsheet so you can keep track of what day you’re on!!

You know what Wednesday means right?  It means BOOT CAMP BABY!!  Today we will be doing an AVENGER workout!  Here it is:

30 Alternating lunges

25 Air squats

20 Dive bombers

15  Triangle push ups

10 Burpees

Burpee Challenge Accepted!

You ready for another CHALLENGE?  How about a 100 DAY challenge?  Let’s DO IT!!  I’m challenging you to do 100 days of push ups!!  You up for it?  Here’s how it works:

*Do one push up on day 1, 2 push ups on day 3, 3 on day 3 and….100 on day 100.  

*If you miss a day–MAKE IT UP!  

*You can’t stock pile them….meaning you can’t do them ahead of time.

*Keep track on your spreadsheet that you print out. 

EMAIL me to get a copy of the 100 Day Push UP Challenge!!!

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Who’s up for a challenge??  I’m challenging EVERYONE to playing along!  Starting at 8:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm drink 8 oz. of water EVERY hour!  Can you do it?  Comment DONE and how many ounces total you are at.  Good luck and here’s to hydration!!

You ready for some Power Strength today in the Octane Studio at Fuel Fitness from 12:10 – 12:50?  Bring a friend and hoist some heavy stuff around with me!!  See you soon….

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Tim is ready (not!) are you?  I’m so excited for this one because it really IS about getting ready for a NEW chapter, a new YOU for summer!  If you’re sick of the same old, same old, then it’s time for REBIRTH!  Are you BURNED out and looking for new food ideas, workouts and MOST OF ALL a mindset shift?  Then this challenge is just what you need.  It’s super easy to “get in”  just apply below with the link.  THEN let the fun begin!  You’ll get: 

  • FB lives with TONS of valuable information daily
  • Workouts daily
  • 5 day sample meal plan
  • HOMEWORK that you’ll be DYING to do
  • Support and love from my Fit Force tribe

And the best part is IT’S FREE and all done ONLINE!  What more could you ask for?  Well, except for the link right?  Here it is!  And the more the merrier!  Get your friends, family, loved ones ALL involved SHARE like crazy.

It’s a BOOTCAMP kind of day!  Soon we’ll be outside, so let’s get READY!  How about some BOMB BURSTS?  See you soon, Octane Studio at Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50

WE (I’m speaking for my personal assistant) are SO EXCITED for the Spring Fever FREE 5 day challenge coming up April 8th!  If you want to feel more comfortable wearing shorts this summer, or showing your arms in a tank top or short sleeve shirt, or having your picture taken, or going to the lake or the list goes on, then this challenge is for YOU!

WHAT is it you ask?  

  • An ONLINE 5 day intensive learning experience with ME as your coach (Trainer Tim might appear as well)

WHAT do you get?

  • Daily FB lives on different health and wellness topics
  • Mini challenges AND homework to hold you accountable
  • Daily workouts
  • Access to my AMAZING Fit Force tribe
  • Support and love like you’ve never experienced before
  • Sample meal plan with recipes

HOW can you get in?

  • Apply here NOW:

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Who’s ready to get their bikini bod ON?  April 8th I’ll be kicking off a FREE 5 day challenge.  This challenge is for you:

  • are TRULY committed to doing something DIFFERENT with your health
  • really want to change the way you look and feel about your body and your life
  • promise to SHOW up for 5 days straight with me as your coach
  • NEED accountability  and are willing to act on it
  • LOVE trying new things
  • are open to some mindset shifting
  • enjoy supporting and lifting up others

Apply right here:

If you’ve participated in my challenges before, you STILL need to apply!  THANK YOU!!!

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Well, for those of you following me…you know the 5 day challenge ends today and can you tell who is MOST happy?  ha ha  Sugar addiction is real my friends.  It’s more addicting that crack cocaine.  It is the leading cause of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, inflammation and the list goes on and on.  Soooo….we did a 5 day detox.  Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy those first 3 days…but then the fog lifted, the headaches went away energy returned and brought with it GREAT clarity.  Tired of living in a brain fog?  Want to be enlightened?



I’m so excited to announce the winners of the 40 Day Mindful Challenge.  Between Thanksgiving and New Years Day the average weight gain is 7 – 10 pounds!  That’s CRAZY!  So, I thought it would be fun to challenge anyone who wanted to play for 40 days.  Little did I know people would REALLY take it to heart.  Congrats to the winners:  Mike Churchill, Krysie Koval Edwards and Stacy Baird!  Nice work guys…you earned a gift certificate to Just Tapped Oil and Vinegar store!  WOOT  WOOT!

It’s about time for some INSANITY don’t you think?  See you in Boot Camp today Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 Octane studio.  Yes, you might sweat….

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It’s not too late to sign up for the NEW YEAR, new you FREE 5 day challenge!  It starts MONDAY January 14th.   If you are looking for MOTIVATION, INSPIRATION and INFORMATION then this challenge is for you!  Learn all about detoxing your diet, your mind, your workouts, your relationships and your LIFE!  Oh, and did I tell you it’s FREE?  Please share this post with EVERYONE you know and love that needs help transforming their life.  Sign up before it’s too late!


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Are you ready to DETOX, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, and get the 2019 party started?  Here’s your chance!  I’ll be holding  a New Year, New YOU 5 day challenge January 14 – 18 to help you kick off the new year in style!  You’ll get FREE workouts, food prep ideas, how to stock your kitchen, to detox or NOT to detox and much much more!!  Fill out my handy dandy form to join in the fun!!


Back on my grind back doing what I do best getting to this money a natural born go getter I do what I have to and I won’t stop for you or anybody else getting the education and this bag all 2019/2020