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The Reset Class: Breathe, Relax, Zen, Repeat

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This will be the last time I mention that really hard month that included the great illness that took over my whole life! I only mention it now because it was that illness that led to needing some serious recovery and rest after the plague lifted. I mentioned in a previous post that the universe …
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Desert Runners Takes Ultramarathons to the Next Crazy Level

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You know how we say that a lot of fitness is about perspective and what your "normal" is? Well, here's even more proof. Because after watching Desert Runners, a documentary that chronicles runners looking to complete four ultramarathons (or, ultra-, ultramarathons because this is endurance running …
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Les Mills Combat: Let the Fighting Begin…

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Kelsey is at it again! For the next few months, she'll be sharing her thoughts and experience trying Les Mills Combat. Follow her journey with the workout system, post by post! I’ll be honest. When I first looked at the Les Mills Combat DVD and sample video, I was a bit intimidated. I’m not the …
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WTF Is Cancer? And Why Does Everybody Have It?

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Now that's one heck of a question, isn't it? We read that in our email inbox and thought, yeah, why does everyone have cancer it seems? Sure, we have a general idea of what cancer is, but I don't know a single person who doesn't know someone who has suffered with it, is dealing with it or has passed …
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Review: Motion Traxx’s Cycle Coach

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Wouldn't it be cool to have your very own Cycle Coach? Your own private Spin class, where a master trainer tells you exactly what to do to get a killer workout? Well, say hello to the Motion Traxx CD/download Cycle Coach. Part rockin' workout music and part coaching, this little CD delivers a sweaty …
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Running the Mind: Get in the Trance

Before lacing up, make sure your mind is warmed up, too. Credit: lululemon athletica

When it comes to working out, we talk a lot about the body. How to run faster, prevent injury and how to get the best results in the shortest amount of time. And while we do talk about the mental side of things here on FBG, it's mostly about confidence and body image. But today's review? Well, it's …
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Learning Some willPower and Grace With Stacey Lei Krauss’ DVD

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WillPower and Grace—Did you just think of that 90s show, too? Well, kick that thought out because the DVD that Stacey Lei Krauss (creator of one of the hottest workouts of the year!) has in store for you is way better than any TV show! The only way I can describe it is yoga meets aerobics, well …
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Watching (and Changing) the Weight of the Nation (With Giveaway!)

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There are days that I really miss school. Like, I miss going to class and studying and even, cough, taking exams. (Yep, I might have been that annoying girl you sat next to in class who took a million notes and highlighted virtually everything she read. Sorry.) I think that's a lot of the reason why …
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Giving Gumby a Run for his Money with Donna Flagg’s Lastics DVD

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I’m not the biggest person on stretching—gasp! How can that be true? It’s not that I don’t believe stretching is important, but when I only have an hour to get in and out of the gym, I’d rather spend my time doing one last lift than seeing how far I can stretch. With that said, I always know when …
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Review: Hooping It Up With Hoopnotica Minis

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We are always in pursuit of new fun workouts. While we've tried the hooping-craze a few times before (FBG Tish tried a Hoop Trainer class, and we did a little "hooping" at the Jamba Juice event earlier this year), mini hooping was a new concept to us. Okay, so it's not like it's hard to understand: …
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