Best of 2015!

I know we’re all thinking it, where in the world did this past year go?! Looking back at 2015, I feel really good about the things I accomplished and I’m hopeful that 2016 will top it!

I created Life in Spandex about a year and a half ago when I quit my full-time marketing job to become a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. However, it wasn’t until July 2015 that I decided to really go for this whole blogging thing. I started posting more regularly, worked on outreach and networking, gave the website a whole new look and feel, updated my imagery with professional photo and video shoots, got branded, started a YouTube channel, got on the Pinterest train, started pursuing my Precision Nutrition Certification, wrote my first guest and sponsored posts, was featured on PopSugar, and ended the year with the first annual 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! Whew 🙂

My favorite part of 2015, however, was meeting and building connections with all of you. The fact that anyone takes interest in what I have to say, has found motivation and inspiration from my content, and looks to me as a role model is the most gratifying feeling. I mean, after all, all the things I’ve accomplished on this blog is for you and because of you!

Before new, exciting content hits Life in Spandex and 2016 gets into full swing, I want to reflect on the best blog posts of 2015 according to all of you!

1.My Top 10 Secrets for Weight Loss


2. The What, When, & How’s of Cardio The What, When, and How's of Cardio

3. Beat the Holiday BulgeBeat the Holiday Bulge

4. Double Chocolate Protein Mugcake RecipeDouble Chocolate Walnut Protein Mug Cake

5. Barre Circuit Workout

Barre Circuit Workout

6. Vlog Q&A – All Your Fitness & Nutrition Frustrations Solved

7. My All Natural-Waist Trimmer is Not What You Think                 Sculpted Shoulders Workout copy8. Running Gear You’ll Want to Wear EverywhereRunning Gear You'll Want to Wear Everywhere!9. My Favorite Healthy Baking SwapsHealthy Baking Swaps10. Stomach Soothing Smoothie RecipeSoothing Stomach Smoothie Recipe

What were your favorite memories, accomplishments, contributions, etc in 2015?! What would you like to see more of on Life in Spandex in 2016?? Tell me in the comment box below.

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Health and happiness,


Hi and welcome to Life in Spandex! I'm Emily, a personal trainer who believes there should be no secrets standing in your way to getting fit. I am sharing my knowledge here on this blog in order to help you reach your goals. Fitness should be fun, eating healthy should taste good, and feeling your absolute best is the ultimate goal. Let's get fit together!
  1. What an amazing year! Congrats and cheers to 2016!

    1. Thank you so much Kate!

  2. Great recap of your year! Looks like we both got serious about blogging around the same time. Can’t wait to see what 2016 holds!

    1. Really? That’s cool :). The best to you Becki xo

  3. Can’t wait to read the cardio post.

    1. Let me know what you think!

  4. Sounds like you had a great year!

  5. Oh gosh, so many post I am going to have to go through! I am definitely looking forward to your Barre post, I have been debating going to a class for months!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you like them!!! You definitely need to get into a class. I love teaching them 🙂

  6. Wow I love this! There is some really great info here. Thanks for putting this together!

    1. Thanks Sarah! You are so welcome. More to come!

  7. I loved your sculpted shoulders post! I use the workouts in there at least once a week in my strength rotation!

    1. Nice!!! Keep it up Chica 😀

  8. Great roundup! I’m saving for later 🙂

    1. Thank you Victoria! Happy you like them:)

  9. Congrats on such a successful year!

    1. Thanks Brita! There’s so much more to do though!!!!

  10. Can’t wait to try out your Barre Circuit later this week! 🙂

    1. Let me know how it goes Elizabeth!!!

  11. Sounds like you’ve had a great year! I’ll be reading your blog for inspiration as I try and get back to working out 🙂

    1. Thanks lady!!! I hope you find it helpful 🙂

  12. I’m definitely checking some of these posts out, haven’t read them before! I wish you all the best for 2016

    1. Yay!! Thank you Kathrin. You too 🙂

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