10 Reasons to Go for a Walk Right Now

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Okay, so it may not exactly be walking weather outside. We'll admit that. But, walking is such great exercise! And it's a fabulous place for beginners or those just starting on a fitness journey to start out because it requires nothing more than you, somewhere safe to walk and proper attire and …
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Gritty Not Pretty: I Conquered the Phoenix Summit Challenge

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Kate from our Take a Hike With Kate series is back with her Phoenix Summit Challenge recap --- she did it! Kate is a writer and PR and marketing consultant from Phoenix. She’s a runner, swimmer and tri-athlete in training. It’s been three days since I hiked to four Summits in Phoenix --- and my …
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7 Essential CrossFit Workouts

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Although I don't go to a CrossFit gym, I've done my fair share of CrossFit workouts over the last few years. And while there are a lot of great benchmark ones out there, there are the seven CrossFit workouts that I've done time and time again that always leave me maxed out, sweaty and feeling like, …
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Workout I Did: Fast/Slow, Up/Down

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Two things can up the ante in your workouts: adding faster intervals and adding incline of some sort. When you do both in one cardio workout? Well, it makes for one kick-ass sweat session! This 25-minute cardio workout can be done whether you're inside on a treadmill or outside with a hill or stairs …
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Date Night Ideas: A Workout You Can Do Together

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I appreciate a swanky night on the town as much as anyone --- maybe more than most, actually --- but after over 10 years of marriage, my husband, Jared, and I have learned that not every special night out has to come with cocktails and a romantic dinner at a restaurant. Sometimes, joining one …
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Workout I Did: Cardio Push Workout

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Looking for a good cardio workout that gets your heart rate up but also works your core and your upper-body in kind of a sneaky way? Yep, that's the workout I just did at The Fit Pit --- and I'm sharing it today! Now, for this --- what I'm calling the "Cardio Push Workout" --- I had to make some …
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What to Expect: Zumba

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I remember the first Zumba class I ever witnessed. My gym has a large instruction room with a window that lets the whole gym look inside, and I recall feeling the thumping beat through my sneakers while watching a large group of women (and a few men) --- all ages, sizes, colors and ability levels …
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