Kristen’s Best Fitness Memory

What's your best fitness memory? That's the Question of the Week that each FBG is asking herself! Inspiration for this post comes from the super cool Brooks Running Run Happy campaign! As seems to be the case with my fellow FBGs, I sure have a lot of amazing fitness memories. However, two of my …
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Workout I Did: Jamba Juice FiTrends Expo, Part Two


Whenever Jamba hosts an event, I know I'm in for a full day of intense muscle jubilee. The first year Jenn and I attended Jamba's day of workouts, I didn't properly fuel, and I paid for it handsomely with fatigue and Gumby-like limb movements. This year, I tried to prepare a bit better. I made sure …
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Go ‘Barre’: 3 Barefoot Socks to Try in Your Next Yoga, Barre or Pilates Class

Barre Socks were developed by two Bar Method instructors!

Barefoot workouts are all the rage these days, but, let's be honest, sometimes your feet need a little extra help with traction---or protection from dirty studio floors---when hitting up a yoga, Pilates, barre or martial arts class. So from preventing slipping to keeping your feet warm and …
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Turbo Fire Review: It’s All Fired Up


After my marathon, I needed something else to keep me going with my workouts. Jenn gave me the Turbo Fire DVDs, and I thought, "Hey, why not?" I thought it looked intense, but I was determined to tackle it (check out my progress, phase by phase here, here and here). Chalene Johnson, the …
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Have a Kinect? Just Dance!


You know the age-old "I don't have time" excuse? Well, there have been a few reviews, like this review of Just Dance 3 for the Xbox 360, that I’ve put off for just that reason. At first, the reason was legitimate. After all, it came in the mail right when my son was born. But then it kept getting …
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Raising the “Barre” and Dropping the Ego by Trying Something New

Tricep dips. Erika smiles through the burn.

After all these years, you've probably come to realize that even when I say I'm going to stick to a new schedule that, well, it doesn't last for too long. I've never really been one to get in a fitness rut. Give me a month or two's time, and I'll be trying this and scheduling that and generally, you …
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Learning to Stay Grounded While Flying on a Trapeze (And Meeting Lara of Lärabar!)

Um, that's high up there, no?

Being a New York City contributor for Fit Bottomed Girls has its advantages, like getting to attend really fun events like the one hosted by Lärabar at the Trapeze School of New York (TSNY), which was the same school featured on an episode of Sex and the City. When I got the invitation …
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Get Moving and Grooving With This Pregnancy Dance Workout

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Dancing is one of our go-to options for cardio. I mean, heck, it's fun, gets your heart rate up and gives you a really good excuse to listen to your favorite guilty pleasure tracks. This past week over on Fit Bottomed Mamas, Sara Haley, Reebok global fitness trainer, shared a whole pregnancy dance …
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Barely Made the Bar with Zayna Gold’s Boston Body Barre DVD


If I once was a Bostonian, am I always a Bostonian? I’m not quite sure, nevertheless the pride which comes from living in Boston for five-years has always stuck with me. It’s one of those things, like when you see a Boston Red Sox cap or a Patriots jersey and you just want to call out “Hey, I used …
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Trying a Body by Simone Dance Cardio Class—And an Interview With Simone De La Rue

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Recently I became fascinated with an article in The New York Times about fitness instructor Simone De La Rue (her real name!) and her Body by Simone studio. You can read it for yourself here: "Selling the Girlfriend Workout"  but essentially it described a super-fit Aussie (that would be De La Rue) …
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