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21-Day Fix Review: Fix or Not?

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When I got the 21-Day Fix program in the mail, I’ll admit, I was skeptical. I set out all the different colored containers and materials and thought, “This is what I’m going to be doing?” It didn't look like what I wanted to be embarking on for a workout and eating plan. I thought the rainbow of …
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Review: Working Out at Home With the Bowflex TreadClimber

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Seeing that I haven't belonged to a traditional health club in three-plus years (Whoa --- the Fit Pit is like my second home!), I haven't been on a treadmill or elliptical much recently. And --- confession --- although I love my burpees, weights and outdoor runs, sometimes I actually kind of miss …
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Workouts You Can Do Anywhere From Al Kavadlo

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Raise your hand if you've ever gotten the urge to get in a really good workout, but were nowhere near a gym and had trouble coming up with a workout you could do, you know, wherever you happened to be. Yep, I thought so --- it happens to everyone now and again, sometimes because we're on the road …
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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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Best Workouts to Do With Your BFF (Best Fit Friend!)

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Whether you're typically a group exerciser or prefer working out solo most of the time, the fact is that having a workout buddy to hold you accountable is a great way to stick to an exercise plan. It's also an awesome way to ramp up the fun level of any workout, especially if that workout buddy …
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Get Sweaty on Vacation: Beach Interval Workout

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Between hiking and kayaking and cycling and surfing (well, trying to, anyway) in Hawaii, I didn't fit in as many traditional workouts as I typically do while on a vacation. However, I still managed to sweat it up before happy hour a time or two, and this particular workout is one I'll keep in mind …
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Your 6-Move, No-Equipment Full-Body Workout

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Ready to pump some iron? Or, actually, ready to pump some of your own iron by using your bodyweight to get a killer full-body workout in only six moves? Say hello to the official workout of FBG's sixth birthday! 6-Move, No-Equipment Full-Body Workout Erin, Tish, Kristen, Margo, Susan and I picked …
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Les Mills Combat Review: Find the Fighter in You

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It seems as though my reputation of an on-again, off-again workout person holds true most of the time. I've been know to go several months without working out after I try a hardcore DVD series; I guess my thinking is, “Okay, I’m done! Now I can do what whatever workouts I want, whenever I want, and …
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Workout I Did: An Anti-Diet Reality TV Workout

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Many of us have a TV vice --- and likely, you have a reality TV show or two worked into the rotation. Whether you get your reality TV fix with The Bachelor, Keeping up With the Kardashians or the classier but too-stressful-for-me-to-watch Amazing Race, there is no need for your show to be a guilty …
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Ding, Ding, Ding, the Fight Is Over: Les Mills Combat, Part 2

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Kelsey is back with the second post about her experience trying Les Mills Combat. Follow her journey with the workout system, post by post! So the second phase of Les Mills Combat DVD flew by ... and crept by at the same time. During the last few weeks we were introduced to one more workout, …
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