Intermediate

Knowing Your Limits vs. Failing

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I'm back from Hawaii with a bit of a tan, a few surfing-related wounds, and a ton of stories I can't wait to share. It turns out you can fit a lot of FBG-worthy activities into a two-week period! So, I hope you don't mind, but you'll see quite a few Hawaii-related posts over the next couple of …
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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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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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Climbing the Mountain Without Ever Leaving the Gym

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In preparation for the PowHER Workout we're planning this weekend in Kansas City, I've been hitting the weight room with a strength trainer. Because, while I do a lot of different workouts throughout a typical week and always get some body-weight exercises in there, I rarely use actual weights …
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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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