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What to Expect: Surfing Lessons

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Let me preface this post for Fit Bottomed Vacay Week by saying I am not a surfing expert. I took two classes while in Hawaii --- one in some pretty rough water with little success, and a second right on Waikiki Beach on the day we were heading home. However! I think this actually makes for an …
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Fit Bottomed Tour: The Hawaiian Island of Kauai

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It's Fit Bottomed Vacay Week --- and today Kristen is sharing her Fit Bottomed Tour of Kauai. Check out all of our fit travel posts here! My time in Hawaii was absolutely surreal --- partly because my husband and I had been planning and saving for a solid two years, but also just because it was …
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How to Plan an Active Vacation in 6 Easy Steps

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It's Fit Bottomed Vacay Week --- and today Kristen is giving us the steps to plan an active vacation. Check out all of our fit travel posts here! I've never believed that going on vacation means doing nothing but enjoying daiquiris by the pool (although, I won't lie --- that's generally a part of …
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Physical Therapy: Is It for Everyone?

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When I started seeing a physical therapist for my knee last fall, it wasn't my first time there --- I'd already been going for my TMJ pretty frequently. However, when I went for the knee, I saw someone new, and he was very interested in not just how my knee moved and worked, but how everything …
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An Easy Way to Find New Workout Partners

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You already know how beneficial it can be to have a workout buddy, but what if none of your close friends like to do the same stuff you do? Or what if they don't have a membership to your gym? You can always rely on social media for a certain amount of motivation, but it's not the same as meeting …
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Shiva Rea Meditations DVD Review

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You know how we feel about Shiva Rea around these parts, so between that and my journey toward finding more balance and inner peace, it's only natural that I jumped at the chance to check out the passionate yogini's Meditations DVD. Like many of Rea's yoga DVDs, Meditations offers a matrix with …
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3 Things I Learned by Unplugging

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If I accidentally leave my phone at home when leaving the house, I usually experience a few minutes of ... well, maybe not panic, but severe discomfort. However, once the initial shock of realizing I'm unreachable passes, I tend to relax pretty quickly. When I make the conscious decision to leave …
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Using a Creative Toolkit of Meditations

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Hiking directly into a forest with no trail, no map and no sense of direction is a scary prospect, even if you know that once you get in there, it'll be peaceful and beautiful and serene. Meditation isn't all that different. Most of our minds aren't automatically at peace when we quiet down (even …
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