Too Busy to Walk the Dog? 2 Tips You Need to Read

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Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian in Greenville, SC. He's best known for his popular Facebook page and YouTube show, Cone of Shame. Dr. Roark is great about giving awesome advice that's actually manageable for most pet owners --- plus, he's a seriously funny dude --- so we took one of …
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How to Stop With the Self-Sabotage

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Self-sabotage. What does it even mean? And why would anyone stand in the way of their own awesomeness? Gosh, on a conscious level, it makes no sense, does it? Of course you wouldn’t intentionally self-sabotage. But what about those little bad habits that creep up just under the surface of your …
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Tips for Your First Kettlebell Class

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What used to be the province of Russian body builders, kettlebells are gaining in popularity at gyms and fitness studios with a diverse group of fitness seekers. This one piece of equipment can provide an excellent cardiovascular and strength-training workout in record time and can be mastered by …
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WTF Does That Mean? Yoga Terminology

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So, you’ve got the mat, the trendy yoga wear and a new pedicure, but are you ready to perform your first ardha matsyendrasana*? HUH? Do WHAT??? No worries, you don’t need to be a linguistic specialist to attend yoga. Thankfully all of the ancient Sanskrit terms have English translations, but …
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American Council on Exercise: 11 Personal Trainer Certification Test Tips

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Now that I'm an ACE-certified personal trainer, I'm an expert on all things fitness and exam-related. Just kidding --- but some of you did express interest in test-taking tips, and I can let you know what helped me when it came to studying for and taking the American Council on Exercise certified …
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Take Back Your Drawer Space! How to Get Rid of Unused Gadgets

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I’m in the midst of packing up my house for a move, and one thing is for certain: I have accumulated a lot of fitness crap. This is, in part, due to the fact that my husband and I are both Ironman triathletes, and as such, require a fair amount of doodads and whatzits. It’s also in part …
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5 Ways to Bring Yoga From the Studio to Your Everyday Life

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Remember how our bud Sara Yamtich (self-proclaimed multipotentialite and life coach --- follow her on Twitter @saralizer) wrote that thought-provoking piece on gossip earlier in the year? Well, she's back ... and now as a regular contributor for FBG!  By now, most of us know that there are tons …
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