Beginner

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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Strength Training for Runners: We’ve Got the Book for You

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So back in January, I was running regularly and planning to hit up a half-marathon in April. I'd downloaded training plans and was comfortably running 3 to 4 miles. I was sure that within a few months I could build up to 13-plus, no problem. I'd been injury-free and was feeling great about running. …
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Marisa Tomei’s Trainer Shares His Favorite Beginner Workout

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In case you missed the exciting news, it's Guest Bloggers' Week! And today Key Son --- a celebrity trainer to Marisa Tomei and other celebs with a doctorate in sports medicine and a bachelor of science from Cornell University --- is spilling the secrets of his favorite beginner workout. The best …
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My Favorite Fitness Hack: Give It 10

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They say the only workout you regret is the one you didn't do, and I try hard to live my life without regret. Still, that doesn't mean that hitting the gym (or the pool, or the bike --- whatever) with a vengeance on the daily comes naturally. When I'm having a blah day, I'm often unclear as to …
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Gettin’ Fancy With Specialized Running Shoes

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We’re getting fancy with our running shoes today! Though running shoes used to be a pretty standard setup (soles, upper, laces --- voila! Go run!), a lot of niche markets have popped up within running in recent years. Today, if you go to your local running shop, you’ll find a variety of categories …
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Workout I Did: Ultimate Sandbag Training

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As you've probably guessed by now, I don't often turn down the opportunity to try a cool new workout, and sandbag training was no exception. Now, to be perfectly honest, I was at least slightly familiar with the concept when the folks behind DVRT: The Ultimate Sandbag Training System reached out …
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How to Get a Great Pilates Workout at Home

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As part of a new affiliate partnership, FBG is now syndicating select videos (of the fit goodies we love!) from Joyus. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Looking to get a sweet Pilates workout at home? Well today we've got the answer! Say hello to the Gaiam Core Plus Reformer. It's …
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