Happy November! Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your trust in me and in BeFitSRQ on your fitness journey. Being entrusted with holding people like you accountable for the goals you’ve set isn’t a responsibility I take lightly, and I feel so grateful to call this job my “work!”

GetSweaty with this Turkey Day Tabata

If you’re not one for holiday workouts, I don’t recommend squeezing one in on Thanksgiving day just because you feel guilty. However, if you’re a fitness fanatic and would like to get your heart rate up before all the festivities, give this Turkey Day Tabata workout a try!

  • Tabata burpees (20 seconds)
  • rest (10 seconds)
  • Tabata weighted sit-ups (20 seconds)
  • rest (10 seconds)
  • Tabata kettlebell swings (20 seconds)
  • rest (10 seconds)
  • Tabata burpees (20 seconds)
  • rest (10 seconds)

… or, if you’re not a circuit person, just check out this super informative article for more workouts and fitness tips for the upcoming holiday.

Nourishing Fall Bites

Look, I love a candied sweet potato as much as the next girl, but I also love to nourish my body with more nutrient-dense, nourishing foods the majority of the time. Here are some of my recent favorites. If they’re not your thing, don’t worry! You can check out more delicious fall meal ideas here.

Kale Salad with Apples and Toasted Almonds:

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. minced shallot
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 large bunches of kale, ribs removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c. dried cherries
  • 1/2 c. toasted sliced almonds
  • 1/4 c. crumbled feta


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, orange juice, and shallot. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together kale, apples, cherries, and almonds.
  3. Toss with dressing and top with feta to serve.

Roasted Delicata Squash:


  • 2 medium delicata squashes, scrubbed clean
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Cut ends off of squash, then cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds. Cut squash into ½” half moons.
  2. On a large baking sheet toss squash with oil and curry powder. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast until golden and soft on the inside, about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Cultivate Gratitude With These Soothing Harvest Scents

Fighting Skin Cancer: In Honor of Jimmy Buffet

Everyone loved Jimmy Buffet… especially us Floridians. Recently, the music legend passed away after battling Merkel Cell Carcinoma, which spread to his lymph nodes.

According to BloqUV, “Skin cancer is a medical condition where skin cells grow abnormally. Abnormal skin cell growth can occur for many reasons. But the primary one is mutations to skin cell DNA. These mutations happen due to a complex interplay between genes and lifestyle factors. However, the majority of skin cancers come about because of overexposure to UV light from the sun or tanning beds.”

Even in the cooler months, protecting your skin against sun damage couldn’t be more important. To learn more about how you can proactively defend against the disease that takes dozens of Americans from us daily, check out this helpful article by BloqUV.

The Most Luxurious Holiday Gift is Here…

Are YOU visiting friends or family this Thanksgiving?

If so, I’ve got the perfect hostess gift for you! Introducing (drumroll please…)

Element Tree Essentials: the original lotion candle! Simply burn their fragrant candles to reveal a buttery and warm body lotion. They’ve got some incredible fall scents, so be sure to snag one at the studio before they sell out!

Pain Relief That Doesn’t Distract From Real Life

If you’ve ever dealt with chronic pain, you know that finding treatment that doesn’t disrupt your life can be a challenge. Luckily, with Lightforce Medical Laser Therapy, you can start seeing results after as little as one session!

I get asked all the time if Laser Therapy requires you to take time off the gym, and I’m always happy to report that the answer is NO! As long as you’re not in acute pain, you’re safe to resume activity as usual after a Laser therapy treatment. Drop by today to schedule yours!

Autumn Happenings Sarasota:

Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival: November 10th-13th on Turtle Beach near Siesta Key.

St Armands Fall Art Festival: Enjoy this exciting art festival and sidewalk sale on November 10th & 11th, 10 AM -5 PM on St Armands Circle.

Florida Turkey Trot by Publix: Enjoy family-friendly fun on Thursday, November 23rd, at Nathan Benderson Park. Register here to claim your spot!

Now tell me… are YOU up to anything exciting this Thanksgiving? Be sure to tell me the next time you’re in the studio!




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