6 Tips to Get the Most From Your First Yoga Festival

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Recently I attended the Brooklyn Wanderlust 108 5K run, yoga and meditation festival and had such a fantastic time getting my "chi" in gear that I pondered and gathered the best advice for all of you future yoga festival attendees to have the most wonderful time possible, too. (By the way, …
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7 Gems of Running Wisdom From Elite Runners

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Marathon season is in full effect with the Chicago Marathon happening this weekend! (Any readers doing it or going out to cheer?!) Chicago is one of those iconic --- and flat and fast --- courses that so many runners love. Per our ambassadorship with Brooks Running, we recently got to sit in on a …
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Workout I Did: Quick Upper Body Circuit

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As I write this update, the new addition to my family is one month old. I just had my follow-up postpartum appointment with my doctor, and while I didn't get the total "all clear" to exercise due to some residual shooting thigh and pelvic pain that's leftover from pregnancy, I'm going to slowly …
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10 Things to Know About the Phoenix Summit Challenge — Are You Ready?

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First, she spilled all the details of hiking Havasu Falls, and now Kate from our Take a Hike With Kate series shares the awesome details of her next epic hiking adventure — the Phoenix Summit Challenge! Kate is a writer and PR and marketing consultant from Phoenix. She’s a runner, swimmer and …
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Tips for Your First Hot Yoga Class

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For a self-described “fit chick” with an adventurous streak, I am almost embarrassed to admit that I only tried my first hot yoga class this past summer after a friend of mine cajoled me for over a year to give it a go. I had heard all kinds of scary stories about skeevy instructors, …
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Seventy Point (Freaking) Three: IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Race Recap

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Math isn't necessarily my strong suit, but over the last few weeks, a few numbers have been driven solidly into my brain --- 1.2, 56 and 13.1 --- all of which add up to the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta distance of 70.3 miles. The race, which was my first half Ironman distance triathlon, took …
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Body-Weight Training: Alternatives to Your Fave Gym Exercises

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Body-weight training is one of our fave ways to get and stay fit. First of all, body-weight training pretty much negates the excuse that you need to have a gym membership to get fit. Second, it makes you feel like a bad-ass (I got strong lifting myself!). Third, it's highly functional (no weirdo …
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