Athlete Testimonial: Lily R.

Goal race: Columbus Half marathon Why is this race important to her? It’s her first half marathon, and she’s running it in her hometown with her sister. In her words: Before running my first race, it was hard for me to imagine running 13 miles, especially after the holidays had left me out of shape and very unmotivated. That’s when …

National Championship Race Report

Cleveland, OH: We all have an “A” race. It’s the race you train for all season. The race that approaches with anticipation. The race that makes all other goals irrelevant. The race that pushes you and that demands more of you than you’ve ever given before. It’s the race you want so badly to be perfect. My “A” race this …

Ave’s Faves – August 11th

Each month I feature a product that I am in love with. This is just one of my favorite things… Youth Activating BB Cream This is my absolute essential makeup product. It gives me the effortless sunkissed glow that every girl dreams of. It evens out my skintone, protects my skin with chemical-free SPF 30, and makes my face GLOW …

Team IronAve Healthy Cleanse

I host a Healthy Cleanse that kicks off on the first Tuesday of every month. The cleanse is currently underway! Anjali Pollack, Ariel Weiner and Lily Rhodehamel are joining me this month for the Cleanse (yes, I’m cleansing too, until Friday!). They’re on a mission to return to healthy habits after some summer months of fun. This 7-day cleanse promotes …

Up Next: USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship

Today I hit the road for Cleveland, Ohio for a road trip with my Mom to the USA Triathlon (USAT) Age Group National Championships. On August 11, I’ll be racing the Olympic distance triathlon in attempt to qualify for World Championships. This will be my first Nationals experience. For those of you who don’t know, if you finish in the …

NYC Marathon: 13 Weeks to go

Running the New York City Marathon? It’s only 13 weeks away, and that means it’s time to get going! I’ll write you a customized plan to make sure you crush that finish line. Email me to get up and running!

Athlete Spotlight: Liz Demers

In December 2017, Liz Demers (pictured above, center) was referred to me by Dr. Jordan Metzl, acclaimed Sports Medicine doc from the Hospital for Special Surgery. Her goal: return to running for good after several injuries, including a hip stress fracture. We worked together, gradually building her volume, using Dr. Metzl’s IronStrength workouts and her love of swimming to crosstrain …

Congrats to my New Jersey State Triathlon finishers

Hamilton, NJ – On July 22 three IronLife athletes hit the suburbs just outside my hometown for a Sprint triathlon. It was a meaningful race for me for many reasons. 1. My Mom, Linda Pontell, returned to triathlon after a 9 year hiatus. For those of you that don’t know, my Mom asked me to do her first triathlon with …

Ave’s Faves – July 24th

Each month I feature a product that I am in love with. This is just one of my favorite things… Shaklee BUILD: 100% Grass Fed Whey Protein I have been working with a Registered Dietician (RD) who specializes in endurance training. BUILD is one of the Shaklee products she liked the most for daily use. She encouraged me to use …

Team IronAve Healthy Cleanse

I host a Healthy Cleanse that kicks off on the first Tuesday of every month. Though for anyone paying attention, I didn’t host the Cleanse in July and didn’t see anyone complaining about not cleansing over the July 4th holiday 🙂 For those feeling not so beach body ready, our next Healthy Cleanse kicks off on 8/6! This 7-day cleanse …