About Me


What you see is what you get:

Ultra-marathoner. Surfer. Sass mouth.

Dog lover.Die-hard San Francisco sports fan. Designer shoe connoisseur. Edgy activewear, makeup, and nail art junkie.

I believe in the power of hard work and mentorship, not hand outs. Sarcasm is my gift. I believe a good rye and scotch are the only alcohol worth drinking and are best served neat, only excepted by my signature Manhattan. My fur baby boy Melrose is the love of my life!

I’m a certified personal trainer and RRCA certified run coach, and bring over 15 years of racing experience on the track and trails, coached by my ultra-marathoner father. I spent 6 years in the service as a Marine officer, and love incorporating my training into fun and tough workouts for my clients and friends.

When I’m not blogging here, I’m working in tech sales, and writing as a weekly columnist for ClassPass and their super awesome blog. Check back every week for my picks on everything from classes to fitness fashion! I also partner with POPSUGAR Fitness and provide content and sometimes test product.

Photo by Mark Kuroda.


  1. Blush and Blonde
    March 24, 2014 / 6:56 pm

    Love your blog!!! I also am a runner, huge Giants fan, lived in the Bay for 4 years, AND my fur babies are my obsession. I’ll be following along!

    Jessie at Blush and Blonde

    • March 24, 2014 / 7:01 pm

      Ya Bay Area!! For sure! Can’t wait to delve in and start reading yours!

  2. February 3, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Hey Mandy,

    I forgot how, but I found you and your blog several months ago on Twitter. I also live in San Francisco, though I’m bordering the suburbs near Daly City (I tell people I live in the Oceanview in SF neighborhood terms). I’m even more excited to follow your site now that I’ve finally settled into a varied and fun fitness routine thanks to ClassPass! For the last few years, I went to the gym, did some home exercises, and went out on runs on-and-off before going to barre classes on a regular basis, and now I’m discovering a lot more fun ways to work out 3-4 times a week thanks to ClassPass. Your blog will be an excellent resource for me for all things fitness and fashion. Keep up the good work! 🙂


    • February 3, 2015 / 10:25 pm

      Hey Karen, welcome! Glad to hear you are enjoying the city’s amazing places to workout, there are SO many. I teach at Burn SF, would love to see you in class at our Broadway location which is on ClassPass 🙂

      • February 5, 2015 / 1:12 am

        Cool! I will keep that in mind. Thanks for the reply. Hope to see you there soon!

  3. October 9, 2015 / 3:34 am

    I am David from AIBI marketing team. We are a designer watch company looking for cooperators to promote our brand. Now we are willing to send you our watches for exchange collaboration, and hope you can do a give-away, fashion-show, or review on your social medias. If you are interested, just pick the most favourite one from our website and CONTACT us.

  4. Lucyknobe
    March 4, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Love Your Blog and Your Amazing Insightfulness from Exercise to Fashion Health and Beauty! YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY!

  5. Lucyknobe
    March 4, 2018 / 4:24 pm


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