Confession: I’m a coach and I wanted to ghost my own coach.

I am a coach! Coaching is my business. I definitely see value in coaching, so I was a little mystified when I realized that I wanted to ghost my own coach. It had nothing to do with him, I enjoy the conversations we have, he is kind and understanding, and above all, I see progress […]

Holiday Dash Series – Open to All!

Holiday Dash Series – Open to All! Hey Friends,It’s been a while since we communed virtually! We are doing a series of four 5k events over the holidays. Run, walk, or hike with us for each event listed. This is open to all; current members, former members, friends, and family of members so please hop […]

Do You Trust Yourself?

Do you trust yourself? This feels like an intimate question, even a sensitive one. One that you may not want to share your thoughts on with too many other people. Craving Change & Resolutions I ask because we are coming headlong into thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I sense it here in the gym, many […]

Best-Laid Plans…

Does it feel like life is relentless sometimes? One thing after another pops up that you didn’t anticipate or plan for getting in the way of your best-laid plans. How is it some routines are built in without much thought and other plans seem impossible to get going? Thankfully, a few moments of reflection and […]

The LMI Fitness Mission

The LMI Fitness Mission After 9 years as gym owners, our mission has changed. When I opened LMI Fitness in 2013, my mission was simple: feed my family. As we evolved, my mission was adopted by a team and became more complex. We wanted to introduce real fitness to Aurora. We wanted to be counterculture. […]

200th Blog Post! Fitness for the Long Haul

What does a fitness professional have to say after 200 blog posts? What does fitness over the long haul look like? To be honest, both myself (Anna) and my partner (Steve) in the gym as well as life talk endlessly about all things health and fitness, so while it might be tempting to think we’ve […]

Training Changes with Life

Training Changes with Life A common belief is that training is linear, getting incrementally better with the more time we put in. I go to the gym… I get better… indefinitely. As ideal as that might be, there are many variables (illness, injury, job change, moving, relationship change, aging, etc)  that come in the way […]

Kids Fitness Class

Because fitness is not just for adults! Tell me more: In the kids group fitness class, kids will learn basic fundamentals that will help them develop coordination, strength, stamina, and just burn off some of that endless energy! When: Class starts Wednesday, February 23 and runs through March 23rd. Class will be held every Wednesday […]

Travel WODs

3 Rounds For Time:Run 800m50 Air Squats 10 Rounds For Time:10 Pushups10 Sit ups10 Squats 5 Rounds For Time:Run 200m10 Squats10 Push Ups 3 Rounds For Time:Run 200m25 Pushups 3 Rounds For Time:10 Handstand PushupsRun 200m 20 Rounds For Time:5 Pushups5 Squats5 Situps 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 sets of sit-ups and a 100 meter sprint between each set […]

Holding Steady This Holiday Season

These are the strategies I use to help maintain my energy when I need it most. Think, less anxiety around those holiday gatherings, more energy to host family, and a general all-around steady mood and energy.