Thursday, November 7, 2019

Abs ARE Made in the Kitchen

You hear it all the time - Abs are made in the kitchen.
I stand behind this. If you find you're putting forth the effort in your workouts but not seeing the results you want, try changing up your diet/nutrition. Oh, and drink more water.
Balance your nutrition with your fitness and you will make improvements and reach your goals.

My family has been trying to eat more meatless meals. I tend to eat mostly vegetarian, but recently we watched "The Game Changers" on Netflix and it made sense to us. So my husband and I have decided to switch up the way we're eating. I'd say we always eat clean, but we're trying more plant based meals and snacks now. It's working well for us and yes, my husband is loving it too! We're finding we feel better after eating, we're sleeping better and recovering better after workouts.

With that said, I have many vegetarian/vegan meals listed here on the blog. So does my friend Active Epicurean. Also, here's another recipe I created and made last night... SO GOOD and SO EASY.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Every Season Has A Reason

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Hope you all had an adventurous yet relaxing summer.
Let's AIM to have a healthy and fun Fall. LavaFit will be in session again this season (our third, and sadly last, Fall Session in TN) beginning on Wednesday, August 21 at 9:15am, same location. For now we'll stick with workouts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday... we'll revisit if the season gets hectic. 
AIM is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) program. This program will never let your body grow complacent - your muscles will never know what to expect, so they (and you) will be continually challenged. 
AIM combines metabolic conditioning and strength training using bodyweight movements, plyometrics, dumbbells, barre and running.
Remove the hassle of creating your own workouts and focus on having fun and reaching your goals. Your coach will create each workout and also track your progress. All workouts have scaling options to support your personal level of fitness.
All fitness levels are welcome! Also, the more people we have at each workout, the more fun it is, so please invite your friends. First class is always free. 

When: MWF from 9:15-10:15am beginning Wednesday, August 21
Where: My driveway. Contact for more details :)
Price: First class is always free. 
          $10/drop-in class OR $8/class if you purchase 10 or more

Saturday, March 2, 2019

AIM to be...

Stronger, Faster, Agile, Happy... GREATER!

AIM has been in session for 172 classes. We've built muscles, endurance and friendships. We've worked out in suffocating Tennessee heat as well as bone-chilling, tundra-like conditions. The military has taken some of our amazing ladies to new places, but we've also gained beautiful new members.

These ladies are my heros. They show up, they push themselves, and they become GREATER.
Come join us... first class is always free. 

... we know that fitness is not all about moving. It's also what you put in your body. Check out some of my favorite recipes.
Follow us on IG and FaceBook: @lavafithi

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

AIM to do more!

The kids are back to school. Let the schedules and routines begin!

Awesome work to all the ladies who sweated it out this summer at AIM! The heat continues and so do our workouts. With the beginning of school, AIM will be following a more periodized training schedule. This training method helps you move progressively from one phase to the next, resulting in a peak fitness stage at the end. Periodized training also provides variety and sufficient periods of rest, both necessary components in avoiding plateaus and overtraining.
Remember, fitness is a journey and consistency is key. You will not realize the same results from hit and miss working out. Consistency is key to realizing the many benefits of exercise.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What's Your Summer Plan?

Yes, school ends soon but that doesn't mean your routine has to end.
Most of us thrive on a routine and schedule - I feel you! Consistency is KEY.

AIM has been going strong in TN since August 2017.  As of April 25, 2018 we've worked out through rain, shine, humidity, below freezing temps, snow, ice, pollen... 80 TIMES! That, my friends, is dedication and consistency. These ladies are my heroes.

This summer we will keep it going, though we'll probably pick workout days and times on a week-by-week basis because of vacations and kid camps, etc.
We will probably start the workouts earlier than 9:15am to beat the heat and children are welcome *
I'm also tossing around the idea of running a kids class after the adult class - stay tuned!

Tell your friends, the more fit friends the better! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

*I believe in family fitness and want you to bring your kids so they can see what an awesome role model their mom/parent is! With more kids possibly coming to the workout with their parent, I would appreciate if parents share my rules with their kiddos prior to classes - I want to keep all our kids safe and I want all adults to get a good workout. Please make sure your child/children stay out of the adult workout area and not touch any of the equipment (yoga mats, weights, etc).

Thursday, July 27, 2017


From Hawaii to Connecticut and now Tennessee!

Lava Fit is excited to be in a new, active neighborhood right outside of Memphis, TN. Is it warm? Sort of. Is it hot? Absolutely. We are sweating and embracing it.

Stay tuned for new Lava Fit classes starting soon!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


6 week fitness program

Back to school comes with new schedules, routines and challenges for the entire family. Are you ready to start your new routine? 
I'm excited to announce my first fitness class on the East Coast. If you are ready to step into a healthier YOU, then the FIT Program is perfect!
This 6-week HIIT (high intensity interval training) class will never let your body grow complacent - your muscles will never know what to expect, so they (and you) will be continually challenged. It combines strength training, using dumbbells and body weight, with intervals of plyometric movements.
Remove the hassle of creating your own workout and focus on having fun and reaching your goals. Your coach will create each workout and will also track your progress. All workouts include scaling options to support your personal level of fitness. 

Please contact if you are interested and stay tuned for more details and pricing!