Blending Family & Fitness: Tips from The ‘Ultimate Soccer Mom’ Christie Rampone


Christie Rampone is not your average soccer mom. When she shuttles her two young daughters, Riley and Reece, to soccer games and practices, there are three bags of gear --- one for Riley, one for Reece and one for mom. That's right --- Riley and Reece's mother is the Christie Rampone, captain of …
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Sloane Stephens Talks Tennis, Workouts and What It’s Like to Walk the Runway!


When American professional tennis player Sloane Stephens took the court this summer at the U.S. Open, we were sooo rooting for her (along with our other fave players)! With so much talent, game and style, we know that this young lady is going to go far year after year. And when we got the chance to …
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How Coaching Helped Me Reach My Goals (and Can Help You, Too)

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It's You Can Do It Week here on FBG, so we thought it would be fun for each FBG to share a little something we overcame, conquered or faced --- plus a haiku (or two). Hopefully our stories inspire you to try something new, face fears and, generally, just GO FOR IT! I've been lucky enough to …
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We Love a Good Tailwind … and Organic Endurance Fuel


Is there anything better than a good tailwind? One that pushes you just a bit, helping you to run and cycle faster? Ah, we love it. Another thing we're currently digging on? The Tailwind Endurance Fuel that we were recently sent. It may not be the best tasting endurance drink we've ever had, but for …
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Venus Williams Talks Fitness Fashion, the U.S. Open and Who Inspires Her!


The U.S. Open is in full swing (Get it? Swing? Ha!), so you know what that means, right? Yes --- we are tennis obsessed right now! And there are sooo many fun players to watch, but this year we have our eyeballs on Venus Williams. Coming back from an injury, she's poised to rock the tournament. We …
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You Need Motivation? I’ve Got Your Motivation


I struggle with morning workouts. I struggle, but I do them. I get to the pool early because that's when lap swim is open, and trying to get 2500 meters in while dodging screaming children isn't my idea of a good workout. I lace up my sneakers early because by 8 a.m. it's already pushing 90 …
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Workout I Did: Jump Like a Volleyball Player

This past weekend I was at a beach volleyball tournament. Sadly, I was not competing, but it definitely inspired me to share a volleyball-themed plyometric workout I've done in the past. (I still remember doing something along these lines for the first time at a volleyball open gym. We did all of …
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