Strength Training

I Broke Up With Cardio — and Transformed My Body

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Calling all cardio addicts! In this guest post from Brynn Andre, a certified life coach, author and food freedom expert, she shares how cutting back on cardio helped change her body for good. Check out her free Guide to Food Freedom and read an excerpt from her upcoming book here.  I am a …
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Climbing the Mountain Without Ever Leaving the Gym

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In preparation for the PowHER Workout we're planning this weekend in Kansas City, I've been hitting the weight room with a strength trainer. Because, while I do a lot of different workouts throughout a typical week and always get some body-weight exercises in there, I rarely use actual weights …
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Celeb Trainer Alex Isaly Talks KettleWorX, Motivation and How to Use Kettlebells!

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A few months ago, I got to demo a super cool new group exercise classes that uses kettlebells for a crazy good full-body workout: KettleWorX. So when I heard that KettleWorX was coming out with an at-home workout program and that we could pick the brain of Lead Trainer Alex Isaly on it and more, …
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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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Studio Review: Brooklyn Bodyburn and the MegaFormer

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A little over a year ago Tracy Carlinsky (a former ballet dancer) decided to take her love of the Lagree Fitness system (which she discovered while living in Los Angeles) and bring it to one of the trendiest neighborhoods in New York City: Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Since then, Brooklyn Bodyburn has …
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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: The Art of Adding a Little More

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It's never fun for me when Mark, the training husband, gets creative. For this week's workout he's offered up a workout plan that involves lifting heavier each week. (I think Jenn's Light-Medium-Heavy post inspired the beast.) I can't lie: when he walked me through my first day I wanted to pop …
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Olympics Workout: Get Fit Watching Your Favorite Olympian

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Watching the Olympics has its pros and cons. On the one hand, it's thrilling and inspirational to watch athletes attempting incredible feats in pursuit of a medal. Shoot, even the heartwarming stories of what some of these kids have overcome in order to get to Sochi is enough to make me feel more …
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Surf’s Up With Surfset!

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Today’s Surfset review is from Jennifer Schlozman, a Weight Watchers Leader Ambassador who's a runner, triathlete and completed her first half marathon this year. With enthusiasm for group workouts and finding fit friends, she considers herself a loser when it comes to weight and a winner when it …
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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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