June 28, 2015

I love berries - clearly, since so many of my posts involve them. And in the summer time I love nothing more than a berry dessert. This is my go to recipe to impress guests at summer BBQs or other parties. I served this berry cream cake at the Alive Shanghai farewell p...

June 28, 2015

After closing Alive Shanghai, I keep getting questions what people should look out for when looking for a new group exercise class. Here are my thoughts on this topic: 


Working out by yourself can often be monotone, dull, and uncreative. Attending a group exercise clas...

June 19, 2015


With my leaving Shanghai, I have been asked this question endlessly. Here are my 3 top tips for finding a Personal Trainer you will enjoy working with. 


1. Where to start?

Personal Trainers are no longer just for the sports elite and Hollywood stars. Once you start loo...

June 15, 2015

Rhubarb is in season and now is the time to make it if you have never experimented with it before! It’s sour and delicious, and pairs beautifully with vanilla and berries. You can snack on the compote, add it to yogurt, ice cream or in this case to chia pudding. I didn...

June 9, 2015

In Germany where I come from, more than half the time people take a sick day from work, it is because of debilitating back pain. And most other Western countries are no different. That is a crazy statistic to me, especially since back pain is something that can be fixe...

June 8, 2015

On Saturday at the final Alive Shanghai Bootcamp class I served raw banana crepes with cashew cream and a raspberry and blueberry jam as a fueling snack after the grueling workout. This is my go-to breakfast in the summer months, when it’s too hot to eat a warm porridg...

June 5, 2015

Shanghai, one final time I will be bringing you a combination of nutrition talk, coaching, new recipes, cooking, and tasting the yumminess we are creating together. Come and join me for my final cooking class. The theme is: staying light on your feet all summer long....

June 4, 2015

These tiny sandwiches made an appearance last night at the final Alive Shanghai evening Pilates class and they were a huge hit. So I have decided to share the recipe with you. Although there are a few components to this recipe, don’t be scared! It looks more complicate...

June 2, 2015

I took a 2 month break from writing, posting, experimenting in the kitchen, exercising, and pretty much the life I knew before. This was not a self imposed sabbatical, but rather a necessity when at 5 weeks pregnant I was not able to leave my bed or the bathroom. Yes,...

June 1, 2015

Check out my article on Mind Body Green. I am so grateful to be amongst this amazing team of people bringing you daily wellness inspiration. Thank you!


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