Circuit Training & Boot Camp

3-Minute Full-Body Workout

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Sick of bootcamp sessions where the trainer yells at you like you're a total peon who doesn't even deserve to be at the gym? Yeah, we think you deserve more than that, too (unless that really motivates you, in which case, hey, knock yourself out!). Which is why we wanted to share this super quick …
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PowHER Up With a Free Workout With the FBGs in Kansas City!

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We like to work out. You like to work out. So why don't we get together and work out?! Yeah! Introducing our very first live reader meet-up/event ... We've been toying with the idea of doing one of these for forever, and we are so darn psyched that it's finally happening! We FBGs are …
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This Tire Workout Will Make You Feel Like a Bad-Ass

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Want to feel like a total bad-ass when you work out? Try working out with a tire. Yes, a tire. There's nothing like lifting a little rubber (er, that sounded dirty --- sorry) to make you feel like you are woman, hear you roar. So when I spied this gem of a tire workout over on Fit Bottomed Mamas, I …
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Workout I Did: Light-Medium-Heavy

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It's easy to get stuck in a rut with workouts, even without you realizing it! You go to do your usual moves and grab the same weight of dumbbells. You go to swing the kettlebells and you pick up your usual one. You decide to do some box jumps, and pick the same box height every time. You set off to …
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Jillian Michaels’ Shred It With Weights Workout

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Guys. Guys. Were you aware that there are a few full-length Jillian Michaels' workouts on the Lionsgate BeFit YouTube channel? We were just hipped to this and oh my goodness. You can now do the Level 1 workout in its entirety from Jillian Michaels' Shred It With Weights workout DVD. For free. Yes …
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Focus T25 Review: Get Fit and Fab 25 Minutes at a Time

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Get fit and fab in just 25 minutes? Um, yes I like the sound of that --- that is about the same duration of a Dora the Explorer episode. Plop my two kids in front of an episode, and I get 25 minutes with Shaun T! This plan could work for me! But if you’re going to work out for “just” 25 minutes you …
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My Fitness Holy Grail: The Pull-Up

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I remember when the movie G.I. Jane came out. (Am I dating myself here? Oh, God, I totally am.) I was enamored with it. So much so that I went as G.I. Jenn for Halloween that year. (Clever, I know.) Up until that point in my life I'd never really seen women doing pull-ups and push-ups like a dude, …
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Doing Things Right Or Just Doing Them: Thoughts on Tabata

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I got some really interesting feedback recently when I wrote about doing Tabata workouts. You smart readers and commenters made some great points, so I wanted to delve into them a little bit. My first entry into Tabata was doing a workout we posted over on Fit Bottomed Mamas, which consisted of …
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Review: Bob Harper’s The Skinny Rules Workout DVD Set

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Oh, Bob. It's been too long. Far, far too long. And now that you're returning to our television screens for what looks to be an amazing 15th season of The Biggest Loser, we thought: What better time to review your newest The Skinny Rules Workout DVDs than now, in anticipation of you being a part of …
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4 Hot New Group Exercise Classes to Try

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I recently embarked on a fitness “stay-cation” in my hometown of New York City to try out a whole slew of classes and take a peek at the swankiest fitness studios. After sweating and lifting, jumping, banding and attempting poses all over this fine city, I am reporting back my personal favorites. …
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