Take Care of Yourself FIRST
What do you prioritize? Yourself or others/work first?. Life is pretty hectic. Especially here in NYC during this time of year. Summer is finally over and all those exciting and relaxing vacations and trips to the Hamptons are coming to a close.Read full story
The Best Way to Exercise as an Actor
Fitness and acting. They go hand and hand. Ever start a fitness plan, go all in and then something gets you off track?. Whether it's lack of motivation, a busy social schedule, or maybe you travel often for work and don't have any sort of routine in place.Read full story
How I Stick to My Food Plan
How do I stick to my food plan? And what are some tips for YOU to stick to your food plan? Well, why is it so hard to eat well in the first place? Sometimes it feels like a never ending cycle of starting and restarting a nutrition plan. We WANT to do well. We WANT to eat in a way that fuels our goals; whether that be to lose weight, to build strength, to live longer... So if we know eating well aligns with our deepest desires, why is it SO hard to maintain that diet?Read full story
Benefits of Strength Training for Performance Artists
Benefits of Strength Training for Performance Artists. Most Actors, Singers, and Dancers, and any other type of performance artist is so focused on their craft and their career that they don't take the time to take care of their body. As an artist, your body is your instrument. Your body is your career, it's your money maker.Read full story
Lose Weight and Keep It Off
I never intentionally set out to lose weight. I never wanted or cared. But I did. How?. I stopped prioritizing aesthetics and started prioritizing my health. What can I do EVERYDAY to stay healthy? How can I FEEL the best? What habits will help me get there?Read full story
Relieve Your Shoulder Pain
Because the shoulder is a ball and socket joint, it is capable of so much movement, which also means it’s capable of greater risk of injury. Not only that, limited shoulder mobility can prevent us from doing certain exercises properly, leading to an overcompensation in the mid/lower back which in turn may lead to injury in those areas.Read full story
A Healthy Physical Body Starts from the Ground Up
A Healthy Physical Body Starts from the Ground UpAmanda Jane Snyder. A lot of times when I share with people the importance of foot health, they respond with "ew I hate feet". Is this you?Read full story
Foam Rolling for Specific Workouts
If you do roll out, do you roll out before your workout or after your workout? Or maybe both?. When you foam roll, is it arbitrary or is it based on something specific such as the workout you're about to perform or your own personal injury prevention?Read full story
Celebrate Pride In Fitness
Why It's Important to Celebrate Pride In the Fitness Industry. Celebrating Pride at the Local GymAmanda Jane Snyder. Are you just someone who enjoys working out but is apart of the LGBTQ community?Read full story
Strengthen Your Knees, Hips, and Ankles
strengthen your knees, hips, and anklesAmanda Jane Snyder. Injuries! A lot of us have them or have experienced them at some point or other. And as we get older, we're only going to experience them more if we don't take action to decrease our risk! Use it or lose it!Read full story
Exercises for Healthy Knees!
Exercises for Healthy Knees! Got Knee Pain Try These Exercises!. "Oh, I can't run, I have bad knees." "Oh I can't wear those shoes, they don't have enough support and hurt my knees."Read full story
Got Sciatica? Try these unique exercises!
Got Sciatica? Try these unique exercises!Amanda Jane Snyder. I certainly have suffered from this in the past, and let me tell you, IT'S THE WORST!. Back in 2014 when I was living the Actor/Singer/Dancer/ hustle life, I injured my lower back so bad that I couldn’t audition. I couldn’t even MOVE let alone audition. Basic movements were a no-go. Oh you want me to stand up and walk around? Can’t do it without debilitating pain.Read full story
Daily Exercises to Prevent Injury
do these exercises to prevent injuryAmanda Jane Snyder. The more active we are, the higher risk of injury. Exercise is extremely important for our health and longevity. The problem is, the more active we are, the higher risk of injury.Read full story
Opinion: Stop Running So Much
Raise your hand if you got on the Soul Cycle Spin Craze?. What about running in 2020 when there was nothing else to do and now you're running nonstop?. I don't know who needs to hear this but...Read full story
Exercises for Optimal Health and Performance
Living in New York City there are so many performance artists, but tap dancers are sometimes overlooked. SO although this blog will mostly be dedicated to those tap dancers out there, I encourage my non tappers to read on as well.Read full story
Opinion: You are Greater Than Your Greatest Excuse.
Opinion: You are Greater Than Your Greatest Excuse. nyc skyline from Brooklyn rooftop,Amanda Jane Snyder. You are greater than your greatest excuse. It's up to you to not let this mindset hold you back.Read full story
Opinion: How to Deal with Insecurity
Opinion: How to Deal with Insecurity. Your insecurity. It's showing. How are you dealing with it? Are you dealing with your insecurity or just letting it affect every single aspect of your life.Read full story
Myths about Post Workout Muscle Soreness
Myths about Post Workout Muscle Soreness | Should you feel sore after every workout? | Is muscle soreness a good determinant of a successful workout?. Should muscles soreness determine a good workout? Here are some myths about muscle soreness.Read full story
Feeling Anxious? Try this.
I've been there. And TBH there are still times when I catch myself feeling so overwhelmed with life that my body goes into fight or flight mode. You see, that's how our body responds to stress. It can't always recognize the difference between stress from exercise, relationship stress, work/career stress, and running from a tiger stress.Read full story
Should You Switch Up Your Workout Routine?
Or I guess a better question is do you workout the same way all year round?. Here are some benefits to changing up your routine, especially if you are an athlete or perform in athletic recreational activities at different times during the year.Read full story