MOVE the Needle NOW – The Challenge

A few months ago, I hosted a MOVE the Needle NOW Challenge.  It was one of my most successful challenges to date!  The challenge was centered around nutrition and a little bit of fitness.  It wasn't crazy or so strict that people didn't complete it.  Quite the opposite!  I've had several participants message me to ...

THE NUTRITION SCHOOL

  Two years ago, I knew something had to change!  I was a group fitness instructor, Pilates instructor, and personal trainer.  While I lovvveeeddd what I did day to day, I could feel the effects of my super physical career on my body and my vocal chords.  I wasn't breaking down....yet, but I could feel it starting. ...

This is Why I’m Hot

I use the word "hot" a lot when describing the way being healthy, fit, and happy feels.  I think I took it for granted that everyone knew what I meant.  I was talking with a new friend last week.  She and I have never met in person but have talked on the phone and online. ...

Should You Take a Probiotic?

Gut health is #Trendy right now!  So...should YOU take a probiotic?  Here's my experience. I've shared before my story of growing up eating pretty unhealthy crap and my "too many to count" diets.  Even after getting off the crap food, something just wasn't right.  I was still bloated, gassy, and my belly didn't feel as great as ...

How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes!

[video width="640" height="800" mp4="http://www.itsmecassie.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/VID_20880212_082649.mp4" loop="true"] I want to get rid of my puffy eyes!  It's allergy season in Southern California, and there's this plant...anyways...I get puffy eyes.  I used to jump on mini tramps way back in the day.  It was a great way to get my heart rate up, and it was FUN!  Fast forward ...

Easy and Fast Gazpacho

Making gazpacho can be totally easy and fast!  Gazpacho is filled with vegetables, it's low in sodium and ridiculously low in calories.  Make sure to top it with avocado chunks for staying power.  I love to make this for parties, too!  I serve it little cups with one tortilla chip in it.  Everyone goes crazy for ...

Wrap Me Ups – Recipe

I'm so crazy teaching fitness and consulting with pretty eating clients, that my lunches have to be fast, easy to eat, and ready for me without cooking.  Wrap me ups are perfect because I can make them the night before, and they taste better by lunch by because the flavors have melded together.  What makes ...

Fastest Marinara Sauce Ever!

Fastest Marinara Sauce EVER Three tablespoons of olive oil One onion, chopped fine Two garlic cloves, minced Two 28-ounce cans of diced San Marzano tomatoes a handful of fresh basil, chopped Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste a pinch of crushed red pepper (optional) Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.  (Please note: I prefer the taste of olive oil ...

Never Give Up!

You never give up, right?   I was talking with a random stranger in a store this week. (what? don't you talk to random strangers?!)  I was wearing a Pilates Nerd sweatshirt, and she asked what it meant. She asked me what the benefits of doing Pilates would be for her.  I told her about core ...