What is my all time favorite exercise?

I was recently asked by a writer what my all time favorite exercise was – and it made me really think! Five different exercises immediately popped into my head. Was it a burpee (hello – we are B&B)? I really do love a good lateral lunge. I make all of my clients plank- maybe that’s it? What about a eccentric pull-up – hello sexy back! But then I knew the answer – a single leg RDL! It is probably one of the best all around exercises and it’s essential for what I love most running. Read below to find out why and click the link to see what other exercises the fitness professionals chose!
““My all-time favorite exercise is the single-leg RDL. It is a whole-body, functional exercise that has an appropriate progression for everyone. When incorporated correctly, it increases strength, balance, stability, coordination and posture. Most importantly, it builds posterior chain strength which translates to increased speed, power and running mechanics.”

– Pamela Geisel, a performance specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City

Instructions: Stand tall on one foot with a slight bend in your knee and the opposite leg held just off of the floor. Hold a weight (dumbbells, kettlebells) in each hand against the front of your thighs. While keeping your glutes, core and back tight and your neck in line with back, push your hips back behind you to lower your torso toward the floor and the weights straight down, keeping them as close to your planted leg as possible. When your torso is parallel to the floor and your raised leg is extended straight behind you, pause, then drive through your planted heel to return to start. Repeat on the opposite side.”
Original Article Here!

Xo, Pam 

Recipe: Cinnamon Banana Overnight Oats

Overnight oats, or ONO’s, are the best breakfast when you’re on-the-go or have to wake up super early. This make ahead breakfast is portable in its mason jar or even an empty PB jar (leave the PB on the sides 😍). Prep it the night before or make 2 days in advance so you are ready to go the next morning!

Makes 1 serving 😊

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein (optional)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 Square bar, chopped (to top it in the AM)


  1. Add all the ingredients to your jar
  2. Put the lid on and shake it to mix
  3. Store in the fridge overnight for 8 hours
  4. Enjoy!

❤ Louise

Recipe of the Week: Blueberry Banana Bread

I was craving a train-friendly breakfast that would help fuel my thru my morning clientele. I had a couple of ripe bananas so I went on the search for a recipe. I didn’t find one I LOVED so I blended a few together to bring you our version of blueberry banana bread!


  • 3 cups oat flour (I used GF rolled oats and blended into flour with processor)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed


  1. Preheat your oven to 375*F and grease an 8×8 glass dish.
  2. In a food processor – add all of the ingredients except the blueberries and flax seed. Blend until combined.
  3. Gently stir in the blueberries and add the batter to the dish. Spread out evenly. Sprinkle the flax seeds on top.
  4. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
  5. Enjoy as is or top with a little coconut butter or syrup.

Xo, Pam

Recipe: Everything but the Salad

Do you ever get food envy of your co-workers? Maybe they packed something for lunch and it looks and smells great! Meanwhile you’re staring at a container full of lettuce, tomatoes, and plain chicken. This is the end of what we call “sad salads!” Colorful, flavorful, and nutritionally dense- this recipe also serves as a guideline on how to build yourself a fantastic meal. I am sure your friends will have food envy of your lunch this week.


  • Kale or other Dark Leafy Green (DLG)
  • Quinoa
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Crumbled Feta
  • Red Peppers
  • Carrots
  • Avocado
  • Red Onion
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Olive Oil or Vinaigrette Dressing


  1. Marinate your kale! Kale has a bitter taste which many people are not a fan of. Try drizzling a Tbsp. or so (depending on how large of a salad you are making) and massage it into the leaves. Let it sit in the fridge and soak up the flavors! Spinach is another great DLG and good source of protein. *Pro tip: I LOVE Garlic Expressions dressing/ marinade but it is a Northwest Ohio local product. You can buy it here, but choose your favorite Vinaigrette dressing! Always note how much sugar there is in your dressings- they can be sneaky.
  2. Add in your protein! Make some grilled chicken as a part of your weekly meal prep then cut it into bite size pieces ready to add to your salad. For added fiber and
    protein add in some beans like chickpeas. Mix in some cooked quinoa, too! Make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge. *Pro tip: If you are short on time try TJ’s frozen quinoa which is pre-cooked.
  3. Add in all the veggies. The more colorful your salad, the better! Chop them up and throw them all in a container together so they are ready to add throughout the week. Red & green peppers, carrots and red onion are personal favorites. *Pro tip: if you don’t like the bitterness of red onion/ bad breath chop it up then soak in cold water for 10 minutes!
  4. Healthy fats! Avocados, nuts, and seeds are easy go tos for salads. I love throwing in some unsalted sunflower seeds and diced up avocado. Don’t forget the fun toppings… aka cheese. A few crumbles of feta give your salad a little bit more flavor 🙂 
  5. Keep it all in a Tupperware then shake it up when you are ready to eat! (Star Wars container is not mandatory, but makes it more fun!)

How do you keep it lean and green? What’s your go-to salad combo? Share with us in the comments!

❤ Louise

lululemon x B&B Run Club

Back in June when I launched Run Club with my friend Michele – I wasn’t sure if anyone would show up! Here we are in our 3rd month and I’ve met so many new faces and reconnected with some old!

It’s been  so special to have someone to share my runs with – as well as holding me accountable to get my butt out the door on a night that’s 97* and I don’t want to run!

Here are our locations for August! Share the word with your friends! We can’t wait to see all of you and we have some fun treats for you as well! 

8/3 Long Beach 630pm

8/10 Norman J Levy 630pm

8/17 Hendrickson Park 630pm

8/24 Long Beach 630pm

8/31 Eisenhower Park 630pm

Times are subject to change as some of the locations have closing times at dusk. As we head into the fall months – Long Beach will likely become more common because the boardwalk is well lit and never closes. Any questions just let us know!

Happy Running!

Xo, Pam