Yoga Faceoff! Canyon Ranch Yoga for Strength & Energy vs. Element Yoga for Energy & Relaxation

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Part of my commitment to making more time for cross training this year is my intention to do more yoga. A lot more. I've noticed that quite a few yoga DVDs aim to be a two-fer, providing workouts based on helping you to gain energy as well as to relax and destress. I've had a couple of these DVDs …
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The Secret Fitness Data You’re Not Utilizing

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The use of a heart rate monitor during a workout is a relatively controversial subject; some athletes swear by it, while others think it’s overrated. Regardless of your opinion of getting heart rate data during workouts and races, it’s likely you’re overlooking a beneficial use of heart rate …
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Pete Thomas of The Biggest Loser Helps You Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever

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Pete Thomas is considered the most successful contestant to come away from NBC’s The Biggest Loser, ultimately losing 185 pounds and keeping it all off for more than seven years. He's also one of the most awesome, too, as we really, really enjoyed him on season two of the show. (Pete's the man!) And …
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Running the Mind: Get in the Trance

Before lacing up, make sure your mind is warmed up, too. Credit: lululemon athletica

When it comes to working out, we talk a lot about the body. How to run faster, prevent injury and how to get the best results in the shortest amount of time. And while we do talk about the mental side of things here on FBG, it's mostly about confidence and body image. But today's review? Well, it's …
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Upside Down Gets Me Feeling Inside Out

My goal: to be as comfortably happy as these three are in this position! Credit: lululemon athletica

Remember how I had to work a bit to conquer my fear of heights by climbing the rope at the Fit Pit? But that once I did, it was awesome---empowering and so motivational? Well, I have a new "rope" to climb and her name is the unmodified handstand push-up. Okay, the "push-up" part I'm not even …
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★FitStars: Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard

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Amanda Beard is one of the most well-known Olympic American swimmers of all time. With seven Olympic medals to her name and the former world record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke, Beard also models, writes, is the face of Aqua Sphere swimwear and is a mom. Girlfriend is busy! We recently got …
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