Fit Journey

Why Exercise Isn’t Always the Answer to Depression

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I'm a firm believer in the power of exercise in helping to deal with stress. I know it's a powerful tool because it works for me --- I struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder* and have dealt with depression, and my more difficult periods can be precisely tied to times when I've slacked off on …
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Take the 10-Minute Push-Up and Plank Challenge

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Got 10 minutes? Then you can do this killer 10-minute push-up and plank challenge! I did a version of this at my gym The Fit Pit a few months back, and now it's my go-to upper-body and core workout when I can't get to the gym and don't have a lot of time, but want to do something. Or when I'm …
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How to PR Your Next Race

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Today, many are thinking about running. The Boston Marathon is today, and, gosh, this feeling is still so strong, even a year later. We runners are a strong, dedicated, inspiring and united bunch. And on today our hearts remember a tragedy, while our legs run in honor of those lost and everyone who …
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Working Out With The Four Horsemen of FBG

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Since I live not 15 minutes from FBG headquarters and regularly post on Fit Bottomed Eats, I was delighted to be included in their recent brainstorming weekend. However, my glee quickly turned into trepidation when I realized the retreat included a workout at The Fit Pit, a pretty hard-core training …
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Review: The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo

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I don’t know about all of  you, but lately I've noticed so many articles in the media about the dangers of a high-sugar diet, including the recent news by JAMA Internal Medicine that states that people who get more than 25 percent of their total calories from sugar have three times the risk of dying …
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Climbing the Mountain Without Ever Leaving the Gym

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In preparation for the PowHER Workout we're planning this weekend in Kansas City, I've been hitting the weight room with a strength trainer. Because, while I do a lot of different workouts throughout a typical week and always get some body-weight exercises in there, I rarely use actual weights …
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Inspiration, Motivation and Admiration: A True Fit Bottomed Dude Earns Our Respect

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Years ago I’d flip through the pages of a workout magazine, admire the models’ perfectly proportioned, muscle-toned bodies and use their physique for inspiration and motivation. But, as we all know, sometimes what you see isn’t exactly what you get, and besides, perfect on the outside doesn’t always …
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Celeb Trainer Alex Isaly Talks KettleWorX, Motivation and How to Use Kettlebells!

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A few months ago, I got to demo a super cool new group exercise classes that uses kettlebells for a crazy good full-body workout: KettleWorX. So when I heard that KettleWorX was coming out with an at-home workout program and that we could pick the brain of Lead Trainer Alex Isaly on it and more, …
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Getting Men on the Mat: Five Poses to Get You Started

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Remember Sean Vigue's Pilates post last year? Well, he's back and bringing us a new awesome post on men and yoga for Fit Bottomed Dudes’ Week! Sean is a yoga, Pilates and Spinning instructor living in central Florida and is the owner of Sean Vigue Fitness, in addition to having his own line of …
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Review: Is Wii Fit U for You?

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Last year FBD Mike reviewed Nike+ Kinect Training and this year he's back for another awesome Fit Bottomed Dudes' Week post. This time he's sharing his Wii Fit U system review! The original Wii Fit was the best-selling video game on one of the best-selling systems ever. Let that sink in for a …
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