Tips for Your First Kettlebell Class

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What used to be the province of Russian body builders, kettlebells are gaining in popularity at gyms and fitness studios with a diverse group of fitness seekers. This one piece of equipment can provide an excellent cardiovascular and strength-training workout in record time and can be mastered by …
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WTF Does That Mean? Yoga Terminology

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So, you’ve got the mat, the trendy yoga wear and a new pedicure, but are you ready to perform your first ardha matsyendrasana*? HUH? Do WHAT??? No worries, you don’t need to be a linguistic specialist to attend yoga. Thankfully all of the ancient Sanskrit terms have English translations, but …
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Workout I Did: Hit the Track

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When I was growing up, I lived within a stone's throw of my high school. I could hear the band practice the fight song, the football practice fields ended at the corner of my backyard, and the stadium lights lit up our street on game nights. This meant that the track and tennis courts were just a …
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Tips for Your First Aerial Fitness Class From the Pros

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Using gravity to increase flexibility and strength is a hot trend in gyms and studios across the country, and we here at Fit Bottomed Girls are always eager to try all sorts of new trends! So we talked to the top fitness instructors in the business to get their best advice for newbies taking their …
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Workout DVD Review: 10 Minute Solution’s High Intensity Interval Training

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For those of you who love to get sweaty (FBGs, raise your hands high!) but don’t always have the time to squeeze in a workout or for those who might need a little motivational jump-start, 10 Minute Solution’s High Intensity Interval Training might just be the answer to your prayers. HIIT, or high …
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WTF Does That Mean: Pilates Terms and Definitions

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Continuing with our WTF Does That Mean Series, let's talk Pilates! My first knowledge of Pilates came from Leslie Golub of Leslie’s Total Fitness in Deerfield Ill. Leslie was trained and certified in 1989 at the New York Institute Movement Science. Her second certification came from The …
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March Madness Basketball Workout (No Skill Required!)

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Are you feeling all kinds of motivated with March Madness and the insane amount of awesome basketball that comes with it? Every year around this time, I find myself wanting to hit the court to see if any of my mad skillz have survived the test of time. And this year, I decided to get out there early …
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Coach Jason Fitzgerald Answers Your Burning Running Questions

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Running is both a simple and complex sport. But that’s why we love it! Just lace up your shoes and you’re ready to go. Or, if you want to totally geek out, you can dive into its complexities and nerd out on personal best times, injury prevention strategies or how to conquer your first …
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