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How to Heal Diastasis Recti

How to Heal Diastasis Recti

By Kate Horney How to Heal Diastasis Recti  Some degree of abdominal separation will always occur during pregnancy. This is because everyone’s core muscles have to expand to give room for the baby to grow!  In fact, in about 60% of pregnancies the abdominal separation will be wider than 2-2.5 finger widths apart and you will be considered to have diastasis recti. In many cases ...[Read More]

Best Vegan Protein Powder

Best Vegan Protein Powder

If you are trying to incorporate more variety into your diet or trying to eat a more plant-based diet, you can find the transition from animal-based foods to a plant based diet very challenging… Especially when it comes to finding a dairy free, plant based protein that doesn’t taste like dirt.  (No offense).   But today, I’ve got some great news for all the vegetarian & ...[Read More]

Low Carb Smoothies & Post Workout Shakes

Low Carb Smoothies & Post Workout Shakes

By Kate Horney   Now that warm weather has come our way, I’ve been adding lots of cool and refreshing low carb smoothies into my daily nutrition routine.  These low carb smoothies are also low-calorie and are great as post-workout fun or a mid-day snack. Full of fresh fruit and plenty of protein- you could even try one for breakfast!     The protein + fiber in these low ca ...[Read More]

Why I Switched Protein Powders

Why I Switched Protein Powders

 By Kate Horney I’ve tried just about every protein powder on the market in my past 10+ years in the fitness industry…I know that choosing a protein powder can be overwhelming.     (Click here for protein powder 101)     If you’ve read the guide above you know that in addition to picking a protein powder for taste (so many different proteins use diff ...[Read More]

Sore Muscles: 4 Tips for Workout Recovery

Sore Muscles:  4 Tips for Workout Recovery

 By Kate Horney The benefits of weight training are amazing. By now, I think you know that.   But if you’re noticing sore muscles after weight training, you may have some questions….   Is this normal? What can I do to ease sore muscles?   First, let me assure you, yes it’s common to notice sore muscles after participating in a workout- especially if it ...[Read More]

Fitness Competition Recap

By Kate Horney I can’t believe last weekend was our big fitness competition.   I’ve gotten lots of questions about how I prepared for the fitness competition, so here’s a recap.   Even if you’re not training for a bikini competition, the information I’m sharing with you below can be used for dialing in your current physique for a wedding, vacation, or a ...[Read More]

6 Weeks Out – Bikini Competition Workouts

6 Weeks Out – Bikini Competition Workouts

By Kate Horney When it comes to bikini competition workouts, if you’re focusing on the right type of training all year long, you won’t have to change much when it’s time to “prep”. My focus for this competition prep has been on burning fat while preserving my lean muscle mass.   This change in body composition is what gives bikini competitors the tight, toned, and lean ...[Read More]

Healthy Easter Basket Alternatives

Healthy Easter Basket Alternatives

By Kate Horney Easter is almost here, and for some of us, lots and lots (And lots and lots) of sugar. (Hello Marshmallow Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs) While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a few Easter treats, filling up on jelly beans can lead to a sugar crash and cravings that go well past the holiday weekend. Whether you’re making a basket for a friend or the little one, here ar ...[Read More]

St. Patrick’s Day Workout + Green Gear Guide

St. Patrick’s Day Workout + Green Gear Guide

By Kate Horney St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! It doesn’t matter if you’re Irish or not, if you’re feeling festive on St. Paddy’s Day, we’ve got a green gear guide + workout just for you!      1. I’m Irish Racerback | 2. FitBit | 3. Monogramed Mat + Strap  | 4. Prana Auora Headband | 5. Nike Mesh | ...[Read More]

What’s in my Gym Bag

What’s in my Gym Bag

By Kate Horney I rarely hit the gym anymore. Instead, most of my workouts are done from home. (Beyondfitlife workouts in my #garagegym) BUT, if I did pack a gym bag, here’s what I’d throw in…     What’s in my Gym Bag:  Waterbottle- Drinking water has a lipolytic effect, meaning it helps break down fat cells in your body. Staying hydrated will help keep your fat loss ...[Read More]