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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7 New Must-Haves for CrossFitters

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Are you a CrossFitter? Know a CrossFitter? Want to be a CrossFitter? If so, these goodies are for you. From getting you pumped up for a WOD to helping you recover quickly to even better allowing you to poop like a cavewoman (yep, we went there), these are the latest must-haves for CrossFitters …
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Workout I Did (and Survived!): Orangetheory Fitness

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I'm always looking for a new challenging workout (why I go to the gym that I do!). And I remember reading Crystal's recount of her time at an Orangetheory Fitness class and thinking to myself: "Man, that sounds hard/fun! Too bad there's not one in Kansas City yet." Then, boom! One opened in …
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3 Tips to Staying Injury-Free in CrossFit

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Today's CrossFit tips post is from Estelle Townshend, creator of Strong in a Thong and Luminate Retreat. If you're getting into CrossFit, these tips about how to stay injury-free are a must-read! So you’ve heard about CrossFit. You’ve seen awesome, sexy photos of women working out with six packs …
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Strength Training for Women: Why It’s a Must!

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Strength training for women. Does not the very subject make some women happy (strong!) and some very, very scared about "bulking up?" To help address that we've got a great guest post from FabFitFun (they rock --- check 'em out!) on why strength training for women is a total MUST! Don’t lie. …
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11 Things to Expect in The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet!

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Unless you've been living under a rock or have somehow avoided us for the past six months (in which case, dude, we missed you!), you probably know that we have a book coming out. And --- ahhh!!! The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet drops on Tuesday! TUESDAY! So we thought that it might be fun to do one …
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Setting My Sights Halfway: The intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta

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Three years ago, I had the chance to ask Bob Harper for his advice on how I'd know if I was ready to commit to a half-Ironman distance triathlon. He said, if I was thinking about it, I'm ready. It took a while for me to agree, but let's go ahead and make it official. I'm ready. I'm registered. …
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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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