Tuesday

What did I do on a Tuesday that was new? Worked out, got stretched, got a tattoo, and had root canal.

Workout: I am obsessed with instructor Armond Jordan, I love his JoyCircuit class, it is a combination of weights, cardio and abs. The class never gets easy, he really thinks about about his workout and he is already changing my body! I love his energy and always has a good playlist! The class is around $26 when you purchase a class package.

Stretch: The Stretch is tiny after each workout and do I foam roll at home - NO!  I was recommended LYMBR so I booked a 30 min stretch through their website. It was amazing, they simply ask you your workout routine and any problem areas, Michael completely stretch we out!! My spine feels longer, my hips are always tight they feel brand new! It was incredible so my goal is to go once a week! New client introductory stretch $35 for 30mins. They have locations throughout the US, for the NYC girls their is a location in Tribeca.

Tattoo: The past 8 months I have been pining for a star design on the side of my wrist. I wanted 5 stars to represent the loves in my life: Hubby; Christopher, Kids; Olivia & Max and Dogs; Archie & Teddy. I told no one, but I was worried that I would regret doing it! I got in contact with an amazing tattoo artist Chris Fort at Big Dreams Studio Stamford. He is beyond busy and travels but so worth the wait. I sent him my inspiration photos in advance. On the day we stenciled two sizes and moved it around the side of the wrist til I was happy! Then boom ink was put one, it did not hurt and he was awesome no nonsense guy! I highly recommend him! I text Christopher a photo of the tattoo with meaning, he was in shock but loves it!! I love my tattoo!

Root Canal: Not ideal but Dr Alexandra Byrne was amazing, the nicest lady ever and huge dog lover, she has a Wheaten Terrier called Louis! Total pain free and effortless Root Canal, I even took a nap during the procedure! I was there for 2hrs, she works with your insurance. I could not recommend her enough. Your dentist might recommend someone else but insist you want to see Dr Alexander Byrne if you live in CT!

I purchased one dress from Free People because I am obsessed with their spring/summer collection! Donna Maxi Dress $98! I can't wait to receive it!

Badass Tuesday. What will Wednesday bring.....?

Thanks for reading  

Genny xo

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Donna Maxi Dress by Free People

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A star for each member of my family, including furry boys! 

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LYMBR Stretch with Michael Eaton

Soul Annex

I am a huge fitness lover, it clears my mind

My workout over the years has evolved. When I was in the city I was married to various workouts in particular Soul Cycle - I would sign up Monday 12pm to get into my favorite instructors classes (who are still my favs) Stacey, Janet & Laurie. Now I am in the beautiful burbs of Westport, CT I have a varied workout routine but I still love my NYC and often go in to see friends, bounce around and squeeze in a workout! 

Tonight I took my first SoulAnnex class, still part of the Soul Community. I met my girlfriends and we took a class called Torch'd. First you are not on a bike instead you are in a room that has incredible lighting. We were led by celebrity trainer Issac. We MOVED + danced for our cardio, we DEFINED with free weights and ALIGNED all our muscles and my rather weak core with our own body resistance! 

Isaac's energy was electrifying and his playlist helped us push our workout to another level.  It was hard but I felt amazing after and it woke up muscles that had not been used in a while. 

If you live in NYC or are visiting you have to try SoulAnnex, I can't wait to hear your experience 

Soul Annex is located at 32 W 18th St. in Manhattan

Genny xo

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Skincare Routine

I am a big believer in a daily beauty routine. I started my first skincare routine at 15yrs old it was Clinique 3 step, it has evolved as I got older. I am 39yrs old and never had any work done, no botox or fillers (yet)!

Here is my daily skin care routine and my favorite products, I use them in this order:

Cleanser: Love daily face wash La Roche Posay Purifying Foam Cleanser $14.99 you could only get it from France but finally you buy in the US!

Toner: BeautyCounter Rosewater Toner spray: This is norishing, hydrating a reasonable $35

Serum: SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Acid: This is my preventive, I am die hard loyal CE Ferulic Acid fan. It is $165 but it lasts 6months and I only use 2 drops every morning all over my face. I always think about trying something else but I honestly adore this product that has given me youthful skin it is currently on sale for $84.99 which never happens!

I recently added a correct serum SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier this is $98 and  I use 2 drop after the CE Ferulic Acid, this amplify skin’s hyaluronic acid levels  visible appearance of firmness, smoothness, and facial plumpness. 

Eye cream: I really research eye creams and love Chantecaille Stress Repair Concentrate it awakens my eye area deflates puffiness and smooths fine lines and wrinkles!

Moisturiser: I love Eve Lom Brightening Cream, I received a sample from Space NK and loved it!

 SPF: I never walk out of the door without SPF on my face, I apply after my moisturizer and I am currently using Bobbi Brown Protective SPF 50 Face Base

If I go to the gym in the morning I only cleanse and moisturizer after the gym I do my daily skincare routine.

I hope you found this useful.

Genny x

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Inner Light

My friend highly recommended Inner Light. I am big fan of trying and discovering things to improve my wellbeing. We speed through life and often forget to take time to ourselves. Moms might do a 50minute workout but then we are zooming around, I am still learning how to juggle Mom & Wife life as I am certainly not a natural!

Inner light has individual full-spectrum Infrared Saunas detoxify the body with light. Full Spectrum infrared therapy saunas detoxify your body, helps with anti-aging, it gets deep into your muscles and tissues and helps loosen muscles! The whole experience rejuvenates your body almost a reset that we all need.

I highly recommend Inner Light, the space is truly divine with a tranquil boutique selling beautiful natural, toxin-free products. I cannot wait to return.

They are offering a new guest special

New Guest Special

Pricing available only for first-time guests 

Express Session: $25 / Standard Session: $40

New Guest Week Pass: $60 for 25 min / $85 for 55 min

 Infrared Therapy  

Infrared Therapy  

 Delicious tea and eucalyptus towel post infrared therapy

Delicious tea and eucalyptus towel post infrared therapy

Favorite workout sneakers (trainers)

'Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world' said Marilyn.  I agree with Maz, I LOVE shoes and fitness. This post is about the workout sneakers recommended by me and fellow fitness lovers! Through trial and error we all found our favorite sneakers! 

This post is inspired by Alison Dorfman co-owner of The Paper Alley 

Running: Barbara Lincoln makes running look effortless and has many marathons under her belt. As a runner she alternates between Saucony ISO triumph and Brooks Transcend 3. She wears the ones that have 300 plus mileage for cross training once I'm done running in them. 

Alison Dorfman is a recreational runner and adds interval boxing training to her workout, she loves her Hoka One One. Ali co-owns The Paper Alley offering wonderful personalized stationary.

Tennis: Jess Larit one of the most effortless, A-Team, collegiate tennis player recommends Nike Vapour 9.5 tour I recently bought the same but sadly does not improve my game!

Cross training: My Manhattan BFF loves her Asics gel kayano 20, she loves this sneaker for her workout variation of Barrys Bootcamp, Tracey Anderson & home gym. I love that she already knows her next workout sneaker is Asics gel kayano 24.

Marni Lane favorite cross trainer Nike Air Zoom Strong and for running she recommends Asics Kayano or Asics GT-2000 Marni is co-founder of PR firm Kriskey & Lane Communications.

Nadine Abramcyk co -founder of TenoverTen my favorite nail salon, loves The Class by Taryn Toomey.  Nadine really likes Nike Air Zoom Strong, because of the extra support across the top of her foot with the strap.

I love dance cardio, interval boxing training with weights.  My fav workout sneaker is the Nike Free RN Flyknit they are light and allow very natural movement. They were recommended to me by a young dancer working at Nike and I have not looked back, they come in great colors. 

Nike have a collection called Nike Chrome Blush Collection, they are feminine, sporty and stylish! Each sneaker is lightweight, breathable and great stability. Perfect workout sneaker.

  Nike Free RN Flyknit  - my favorite cross trainer and also a running shoe

Nike Free RN Flyknit - my favorite cross trainer and also a running shoe

 Ali Dorfman at Compo Beach with her  Hoka One One

Ali Dorfman at Compo Beach with her Hoka One One