Fit Journey

Workout I Did (and Survived!): Orangetheory Fitness

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I'm always looking for a new challenging workout (why I go to the gym that I do!). And I remember reading Crystal's recount of her time at an Orangetheory Fitness class and thinking to myself: "Man, that sounds hard/fun! Too bad there's not one in Kansas City yet." Then, boom! One opened in …
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3 Tips to Staying Injury-Free in CrossFit

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Today's CrossFit tips post is from Estelle Townshend, creator of Strong in a Thong and Luminate Retreat. If you're getting into CrossFit, these tips about how to stay injury-free are a must-read! So you’ve heard about CrossFit. You’ve seen awesome, sexy photos of women working out with six packs …
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What to Expect at Your First Suspension Training Class

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To keep your motivational mojo going, we here at FBG thought it would be fun to share the inside scoop on a few of our favorite things — from workouts to races to healthy eats. So if you’ve been wanting to try out a new healthy thing but are a bit intimidated or afraid to try it, have no fear, the …
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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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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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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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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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