Posts by Susan

Getting PHIT With Track Star Brenda Martinez

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If you're like me, you spend a good chunk of change on your Fit Bottomed pursuits: gym memberships, race fees, equipment … the list (and that list's toll on my bank account) goes on and on. Can you imagine if those expenses were tax deductible? It'd be pretty rad, right? PHIT America is trying to …
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Blending Family & Fitness: Tips from The ‘Ultimate Soccer Mom’ Christie Rampone

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Christie Rampone is not your average soccer mom. When she shuttles her two young daughters, Riley and Reece, to soccer games and practices, there are three bags of gear --- one for Riley, one for Reece and one for mom. That's right --- Riley and Reece's mother is the Christie Rampone, captain of …
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A Fit Bottomed Tour of Phoenix

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We FBGs wanted to give readers a “Fit Bottomed Tour” of our towns, showing the fit and healthy places we love to frequent. Kind of like if you came to visit us from out of town—it would be all the places we’d show off! So without further ado, this one is from Susan! “But isn’t it hot …
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Moxie Cycling: Bringing Sexy (Biking) Back!

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Two-wheeled women of the world, rejoice! The days of frumpy unisex bike jerseys are over! Don’t get me wrong --- I love the traditional bike jersey, with its full-zip front, broad shoulders and fun, bold designs. But more often than not, my favorite designs only come in a men’s jersey, which I …
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Should You Tri a Tri Camp?

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This year, I've made it a point to get out of my comfort zone --- trying new gear, doing races I once deemed "too hard," and taking on every opportunity I'm offered, even if it requires skills not in my wheelhouse. This includes something I've avoided since I began triathlon training: Tri …
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The FBGs’ Complete Guide to Hydration for Exercise

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It’s hot out there, y’all. Not just a “glistening sweat” type of hot, but an “I stopped running 30 minutes ago, and I’m still dripping everywhere” kind of hot. Water is my best friend right now---if I’m not pouring it all over myself in an effort to cool, I’m drinking as much as I can. Though …
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NuttZo: Taking Peanut Butter to the Next Healthy Level

We're totally nutters for this healthy peanut butter.

Peanut butter! Have there ever been two words that evoked such happiness? We think not. Runners love this diet staple, chock-full of protein, healthy fats and fiber. We’ll spread it on a pre-run toast, make a smoothie with it, dip a banana into it, use it in cooking and sometimes eat it straight …
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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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