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Resolution Revamp: How to Tweak Your New Year’s Resolutions to Work

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We always enter the New Year with the best of intentions. We'll lose those five pounds, swear off sugar forever, and run that half marathon. But intentions are not actions, and many people fail to follow through on their New Year's resolutions. Does that mean all resolutions are bunk? Not …
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Pole Fitness for All: 7 Tips to Give It a Try

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We are thrilled to have guest writer, Lauren Engle, today sharing some tips she learned while learning pole fitness! She is a 20-something South Jersey native trying to survive the Baltimore/DC Metro grind. She has a desk job that has to be supplemented with house/yardwork and pole fitness. When …
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Tips for the Perfect Push-Up

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We are thrilled to have guest blogger Kris Goldman today to share her awesome tips for the classic, much-loved push-up! Kris is a certified personal rrainer (NESTA) coaching at Pure Austin Fitness in Austin, Texas. She believes in training the whole person --- mind and body --- in order to help …
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Does Practice Make Perfect? How I Became a Runner

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We are thrilled to have guest blogger, Brynn Guster, certified holistic health coach and healthy lifestyle blogger, figure skater and mom-to-be, shares her story and tips on how she became a runner. Although she shares health tips and general views of life, Brynn believes in bio-individuality and …
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Reader Carly Gets Healthy — and Helps Others to Do the Same with the FBG Anti-Diet

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We are so happy to be featuring a reader success story from our girl Carly! Not to give it all away (you gotta read it for yourself!), but Carly learned to get healthy the right way --- and then was so inspired that she started helping others do the same with challenges and book clubs! She choose …
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10 Reasons to Go for a Walk Right Now

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Okay, so it may not exactly be walking weather outside. We'll admit that. But, walking is such great exercise! And it's a fabulous place for beginners or those just starting on a fitness journey to start out because it requires nothing more than you, somewhere safe to walk and proper attire and …
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Workout I Did: Fast/Slow, Up/Down

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Two things can up the ante in your workouts: adding faster intervals and adding incline of some sort. When you do both in one cardio workout? Well, it makes for one kick-ass sweat session! This 25-minute cardio workout can be done whether you're inside on a treadmill or outside with a hill or stairs …
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Date Night Ideas: A Workout You Can Do Together

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I appreciate a swanky night on the town as much as anyone --- maybe more than most, actually --- but after over 10 years of marriage, my husband, Jared, and I have learned that not every special night out has to come with cocktails and a romantic dinner at a restaurant. Sometimes, joining one …
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Workout I Did: Cardio Push Workout

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Looking for a good cardio workout that gets your heart rate up but also works your core and your upper-body in kind of a sneaky way? Yep, that's the workout I just did at The Fit Pit --- and I'm sharing it today! Now, for this --- what I'm calling the "Cardio Push Workout" --- I had to make some …
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What to Expect: Zumba

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I remember the first Zumba class I ever witnessed. My gym has a large instruction room with a window that lets the whole gym look inside, and I recall feeling the thumping beat through my sneakers while watching a large group of women (and a few men) --- all ages, sizes, colors and ability levels …
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