Melanie Kotcher

Fit, Strong and Sexy - Lose Belly Fat

5 Reasons Why HIIT is all The Hype

It’s no secret that HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is all the rage right now. And there’s good reason for it. CNN.com recently released an article naming HIIT the number one fitness trend in 2018.   The Feel It, See It, Share It New Year Challenge that I’m working on with Amanda Russell of Fit, Strong and Sexy includes HIIT-inspired workouts for 28 days in January (we’re currently wr ...[Read More]

5 Self-Care Tips in 5 Minutes (or Less)

5 Self-Care Tips in 5 Minutes (or Less)

There are so many amazing self-care techniques out there, but not all of them are necessarily attainable because they can be too time-consuming. In today’s fast paced world where we value productivity and mental wellbeing, I thought it might be helpful to compile a list of my 5 favorite self-care activities that can be done in 5 minutes (or less):   Calming 5-second Breathing   Sit in a ...[Read More]

The 8 Best Foods For Abs - Spinach

Here Are My 7 Favorite Healthy Food Staples Plus Benefits

I discovered many new ingredients while participating in the FEEL IT, SEE IT, SHARE IT NEW YEAR CHALLENGE this past December (and I loved the experience so much that I’m doing the challenge again this month with my husband).   I decided to put together a list of my favorite, most versatile staple ingredients and list the benefits and uses because it’s important to know exactly what we’r ...[Read More]

5 Tips and Tricks To Help Keep New Year’s Resolutions

5 Tips and Tricks To Help Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Now that you’ve set your health and wellness goals for 2018, you’re ready to (or have already) put them into motion. Whether your goal is to eat cleaner, amp up your fitness routine, and/or implement more self-care into your daily routine, first take a moment to CONGRATULATE yourself for kicking the new year off right.  However, we all know that it can be tough to stick to a new routine, especiall ...[Read More]

28 Days: My Experience With The Feel It, See It, Share It New Year Challenge

28 Days: My Experience With The Feel It, See It, Share It New Year Challenge

I did the FEEL IT, SEE IT, SHARE IT NEW YEAR CHALLENGE.   I’m not going to lie – I didn’t know what to expect or what I would get out of it. That uncertainty coupled with all of the holiday party temptations and a dry December (which is pretty much the most difficult time to not drink alcohol) made me a bit uneasy going into the month. But, now that it is over I am SO glad I did it. (An ...[Read More]

Happy Holidays! Melanie Kotcher’s Fave Playlist for Working Out, Travel, and More.

Happy Holidays! Melanie Kotcher’s Fave Playlist for Working Out, Travel, and More.

Hi everyone! Melanie Kotcher here.   HERE is my fave playlist that I use in my private Pilates sessions.   It gets me totally pumped as soon as I put it on (it’s more upbeat than what you might hear in most Pilates classes because I like a little extra cardio boost from time to time).   Want a little motivation while cooking that holiday meal? Or maybe you just want a jolt of ...[Read More]

5 Holiday Party Tips & Tricks: How To Have Fun And Stay Healthy

5 Holiday Party Tips & Tricks: How To Have Fun And Stay Healthy

Holiday season is upon us, and there are tons of parties and celebrations – which means plenty of opportunities to be tempted to eat and drink more than usual. But just because you want to be health-conscious doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. And it goes the other way around too – you don’t have to over-indulge in order to have fun. Moderation always wins in the end. Th ...[Read More]

New Year Fitness Challenge is HERE! Plus Q&A video with Amanda Russell

New Year Fitness Challenge is HERE! Plus Q&A video with Amanda Russell

Check out the below Q&A with Amanda Russell as we discuss sustainable healthy lifestyle change, New Year’s resolutions, the importance of community, the upcoming FEEL IT, SEE IT, SHARE IT NEW YEAR CHALLENGE, and much more! FEEL IT, SEE IT, SHARE IT NEW YEAR CHALLENGE First, you’ll feel it. Next, you’ll see it. Then, you’ll wanna share it. So, we’re deep into the holiday season and New Ye ...[Read More]