Workouts

Workout I Did: Making The FBG Workout Challenge My Own

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The January Fit Bottomed Challenge couldn’t have come at a better time! My fitness routine had gotten out of balance and I was starting to feel a little jiggle in my wiggle. A concerted effort toward yoga and meditation had successfully pumped up my psyche, but unfortunately not my muscles, so I …
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How To Create an At-Home Pilates Workout

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Today’s post on how to create an at-home Pilates workout is by the oh-so talented Andrea Speir (remember her from this post on why you should do Pilates in the morning?), who has an extensive knowledge of the physical body, injuries and sports therapy combined with a background as a dancer and a …
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30-Minute Workout Playlist That’ll Make You Wanna Dance

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If you are like me, you love dance music --- in spite of a total lack of ability to actually, you know, dance. But here is the great thing about working out on a treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike: you can crank up the funky tunes without exposing your “Elaine from Seinfeld” moves to the whole …
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Workout I Did: Super-Set Full-Body Workout

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David Allan Coe may have written the perfect country western song, but Tom Venuto, author of The Body Fat Solution came up with the perfect muscle-building, metabolism-boosting full-body workout. Here’s why I like it:  You can do it at home or in a gym with just a few sets of dumbbells and your …
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Indoor Rowing: What You Need to Know — and a Workout to Try It!

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Have you tried indoor rowing yet? Ah, you have to! It's such a great low-impact workout that's full body and pretty darn fun. But, we'll admit, if you've never been on the indoor rower before, it can be a bit intimidating. Or, actually, pretty easy to get your row on without the best of form if you …
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The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Bike

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A sign outside my local bike shop says it best: You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a bike (and that's basically the same thing). But what kind of bike should you get? After all, some bikes might make you more happy than others. Choosing the right bike from the many two-wheeled options …
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30-Minute Pop Interval Workout Playlist

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One of my favorite parts of my job as a group fitness instructor is creating workout playlists. I see myself as part DJ and part motivational coach with a dash of athleticism thrown in for good measure. Fit Bottomed Girls asked me to come up with a few new workout playlists (with workouts!) that you …
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Triathlon: What I Save on vs. What I Splurge on

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For this Question of the Week, we're asking some of the FBGs: What do you splurge on and where do you save when it comes to fitness? See Susan's answer below! As a general rule, I like to keep things on the thrifty side when it comes to Ironman triathlon. The sport isn't a cheap one, but it …
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Workout I Did: One Hike To Rule Them All

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I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I've never read any of the Lord of The Rings books, nor have I watched the movies. Given that it's one of the most popular books and films of all time, I'm sure it's quite an excellent story. Still, it's just never appealed to me. This bothers my husband, Neil …
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