Workouts

That Company You Keep

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Proverbs, Plato, Confucius, poets, self-help gurus and a slew of motivational speakers agree: "You become like those whom you spend the most time." And nowhere is this premise more apropos then when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. You may think you’re a strong-minded individualistic sort, …
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Facing a Long Distance Challenge With The North Face

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The North Face for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Just the other day, I was talking to someone who was just getting started with her running journey. She was struggling a bit with the idea of …
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Walking With Luck

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Dogs have got it figured out. They don’t run, play and generally move their furry little bodies because they have to. Daily exercise for our canine companions is not a study in tedium or a necessary chore; it’s a thing to celebrate. For my dog Lucky (aka Luck, Lou, Lucky Lou, Lubus, the Lubasonic …
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15 Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

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Super busy day? We've all been there. But, if you're stuck at work and can't find the time to get out for a workout, no worries --- you can still squeeze in a little fitness and feel-good stretching at your workplace. Really! Behold 15 exercises you can do at your desk, courtesy of …
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TRX Suspension Training Workout: 5 Do-Anywhere Exercises

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Recently, I was introduced to TRX training and I cannot get enough. TRX was developed and born in the Navy SEALs — that alone tells you it's pretty badass. TRX suspension training combines strength, balance, core stability and flexibility. It's a nice change from the stacks of weights many of us use …
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Tips for Your First Kettlebell Class

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What used to be the province of Russian body builders, kettlebells are gaining in popularity at gyms and fitness studios with a diverse group of fitness seekers. This one piece of equipment can provide an excellent cardiovascular and strength-training workout in record time and can be mastered by …
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Channel Your Strength With AcaciaTV

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The following post is sponsored by AcaciaTV. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Two of the biggest reasons we hear people say that they struggle to get or stay fit is 1) they don't have time to get to a gym and/or 2) they can't afford to go to a gym or hire a trainer. And to that we …
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WTF Does That Mean? Yoga Terminology

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So, you’ve got the mat, the trendy yoga wear and a new pedicure, but are you ready to perform your first ardha matsyendrasana*? HUH? Do WHAT??? No worries, you don’t need to be a linguistic specialist to attend yoga. Thankfully all of the ancient Sanskrit terms have English translations, but …
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