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Woman Crush Wednesday: The Girl Who Did Push-Ups for 100 Days

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I'm trying to get down with the whole "Woman Crush Wednesday," thing happening on social media outlets like Twitter and Instagram. Anything that allows us to lift up other women is okay in my book; plus there are so many women worth celebrating. With that in mind, I've decided to forego my usual …
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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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6 Tips for Your First Barre Workout

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Lately it seems like there are ballet-based or barre studios opening all over New York City with promises of creating a dancer's physique (think long, lean muscles and perfect posture). At first, they can seem pretty darn intimidating. You walk into a sparse studio with mirrors everywhere and …
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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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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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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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