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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Shiva Rea Meditations DVD Review

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You know how we feel about Shiva Rea around these parts, so between that and my journey toward finding more balance and inner peace, it's only natural that I jumped at the chance to check out the passionate yogini's Meditations DVD. Like many of Rea's yoga DVDs, Meditations offers a matrix with …
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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

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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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