Workout I Did: Quick Upper Body Circuit

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As I write this update, the new addition to my family is one month old. I just had my follow-up postpartum appointment with my doctor, and while I didn't get the total "all clear" to exercise due to some residual shooting thigh and pelvic pain that's leftover from pregnancy, I'm going to slowly …
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Tips for Your First Hot Yoga Class

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For a self-described “fit chick” with an adventurous streak, I am almost embarrassed to admit that I only tried my first hot yoga class this past summer after a friend of mine cajoled me for over a year to give it a go. I had heard all kinds of scary stories about skeevy instructors, …
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Body-Weight Training: Alternatives to Your Fave Gym Exercises

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Body-weight training is one of our fave ways to get and stay fit. First of all, body-weight training pretty much negates the excuse that you need to have a gym membership to get fit. Second, it makes you feel like a bad-ass (I got strong lifting myself!). Third, it's highly functional (no weirdo …
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Healthy Workplace: 4 Products to FBG-ify Your Office

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Most of my habits tend to be pretty healthy. I drink a ton of water, I work out regularly, and I try to eat lots of veggies. I've never smoked, and I'm definitely not one to stay up late on a regular basis. But there's one thing I do a lot that's pretty freakin' dangerous. I --- wait for it --- …
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High Fives: A Fun Partner Workout Move

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It's been weeks since the IDEA Conference, and I'm still on a happy high from all the wonderful people I met and all the information I learned. It was all kinds of good. One of my favorite moments from the weekend would have to be the workout Douglas Brooks put me through. I learned so many great …
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Tips for Your First Pole-Dancing Class

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Hold on to your knickers folks, but the notoriously “so bad it’s hilarious” movie Showgirls was introduced to the world nearly 20 years ago! In 1995, the squeaky clean Saved by the Bell star Elizabeth Berkley played stripper (I mean dancer) Nomi, and it caused something of a media sensation at the …
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How A Beginners DVD Brought Me Out Of A Workout Slump

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My last vacation was an unmitigated success. I came back completely refreshed in mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately my enthusiasm for exercise had also taken a holiday and had yet to return. My beloved yoga didn’t appeal to this newly relaxed persona --- thank you Italian wine and lifestyle. …
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