Alisa Martin

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alisa Martin is a freelance writer, specializing in the do-it-yourself, fitness, travel, and education industries. Following a career as a Molecular Technologist, she spent a season as an ISSA personal trainer before moving to North Africa where she served as an English lecturer for a British university. Both growing up in a gardening, wood-working family and living abroad have given her a passion for all things repurposed, restored, and sustained. She loves to join conversations centered around budget-friendly, energy-conserving projects that involve the entire family and promote community. When she’s not writing and manage her family’s roofing company, she’s either jogging, exploring international destinations, or enjoying the Gulf Coast's beautiful beaches with her kids. You can connect with Alisa on LinkedIn.

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OCTOBER 19, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Shaker Bottles for Protein Drinks

Protein drinks and weightlifting go hand in hand, but you don’t have to be a fitness guru to enjoy a protein drink like the pros. Using a shaker bottle for protein drinks can add a new le...

OCTOBER 15, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Pull-up Bars for the Home Gym

The pull-up is the embodiment of superior upper body strength and conditioning. Pull-ups work the shoulders, the arms, and the back, and they increase stamina, strength and flexibility. B...

OCTOBER 9, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Smart Scales for a Healthy Home

When you’re committed to a fitness program to shed unwanted pounds, use a scale that accurately measures and stores your measurements with every weigh-in. Thanks to technology, the ubiqui...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Jump Ropes for Getting Fit

Although jumping rope is a classic for fitness conditioning and weight loss, it might be the most underrated workout around. Many of us haven’t skipped rope since grade school. But jumpin...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Pillows for Neck Pain and Spine Alignment

If you struggle with sleep, you’re not alone—especially if it’s neck pain blighting those coveted Z’s. Research shows that about two-thirds of people experience neck pain at some point in...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Knee Pads of 2022

Anyone who has ever knelt on a hard surface will likely know the sheer discomfort and the extreme awkwardness of maneuvering. Comfortable knee pads can help solve that issue—and more. Whe...

AUGUST 28, 2020 | FRIDAY
The 15 Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Rock gardens add interest to a plain, flat yard, and require much less water and upkeep than typical landscaping. Ready to rock out? Here's what to grow.

JULY 31, 2020 | FRIDAY
Solved! Does Grass Seed Go Bad?

Q: I purchased two bags of grass seed last spring, and I am finally getting around to using them. However, one of the bags now has a musty odor. Does grass seed go bad?A: Everyone wants a...