Four Reasons Why a Calorie Is Not a Calorie

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We hear this all the time: a calorie is a calorie! But turns out, according to the latest research, it's just not quite that simple. (This is just another reason why we think obsessive calorie counting is for the birds!) Don't believe us? Jonathan Bailor, the author of The Smarter Science of Slim, …
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Jillian Michaels Kicked My…Entire Body

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I headed down to Atlantic City, N.J., on Saturday to attend Sweat AC, a new 3-day fitness festival just a couple of hours south of NYC. With an expo showcasing fitness and health products, opportunities to work out with celeb trainers (like Jillian Michaels!) and time for roundtable interviews with …
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Trying a Body by Simone Dance Cardio Class—And an Interview With Simone De La Rue

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Recently I became fascinated with an article in The New York Times about fitness instructor Simone De La Rue (her real name!) and her Body by Simone studio. You can read it for yourself here: "Selling the Girlfriend Workout"  but essentially it described a super-fit Aussie (that would be De La Rue) …
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My Love-Hate Relationship With Muscle Soreness

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About four minutes into our Sh*t Fit Bottomed Girls Say video, we make a joke about being ridiculously sore. And it's funny because it's true. Wearing that exact same outfit, I have laid on my couch, completely flattened by the previous day's workout, for hours. Or half a day. Or sometimes a full …
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What’s Okay With Pregnancy and Exercise? 7 Dos and 4 Don’ts!


When you're pregnant, your main focus is rightly on the health of your baby, and a healthy mommy is a necessary part of that equation. Working out while pregnant makes some women wary. They, of course, do not want to do anything wrong to potentially put the baby, or themselves, at risk. However, not …
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These Are Our Confessions: Erin’s Fitness Confessions

We’ve done embarrassing moments, fitness truths and love letters. For this Question of the Week though, we’re getting super honest—fitness confessional style.  I already shared my mom confessions over on Fit Bottomed Mamas, including but not limited to my skipping pages in books to speed up the …
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Getting Dirty: Mud Run Lingo 101

After this, you totally deserve a Mud Suds. Credit: sirpthatch

Getting ready to do a mud run? These races have gotten so darn popular as of late that not only do they have their own following, but they also have their own lingo. So when CustomInk, a custom t-shirt company, offered to share its Mud Run glossary with us, we had to pass it on to ya'll. If you're …
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