Best Workouts to Do With Your BFF (Best Fit Friend!)

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Whether you're typically a group exerciser or prefer working out solo most of the time, the fact is that having a workout buddy to hold you accountable is a great way to stick to an exercise plan. It's also an awesome way to ramp up the fun level of any workout, especially if that workout buddy …
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10-Minute Daily Yoga Fix DVD Review

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Flexibility, strength and enhanced well-being are just a few of the things I love about yoga, so, I was hoping BeFit’s 10-Minute Daily Yoga Fix would be the perfect way to supplement my thrice weekly established practice; short enough that I wouldn’t blow it off, but long enough to keep my muscle …
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A Day at Yoga Journal LIVE! with Shiva Rea

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In quite a departure from my normal routine of crayons, Play-Doh, and stepping on Lego parts, I spent a recent Friday at the Yoga Journal LIVE! event in NYC. The event lasts several days, but I only had Friday, so I got to check out an All-Day Intensive with Shiva Rea. Remember Shiva? I tried her …
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Getting Men on the Mat: Five Poses to Get You Started

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Remember Sean Vigue's Pilates post last year? Well, he's back and bringing us a new awesome post on men and yoga for Fit Bottomed Dudes’ Week! Sean is a yoga, Pilates and Spinning instructor living in central Florida and is the owner of Sean Vigue Fitness, in addition to having his own line of …
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Yoga Tune Up: The Day I Heard A Lot of Really Funny Ball Puns

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Not to pull an Oprah and sound super hippity dippity, but I truly believe the universe watches out for us. Whenever we're getting to a scary point of sheer breakdown, ugly hot mess-ness, the universe steps in and throws us bones. Have you ever noticed that? Emotional storms of crazy hit, and then …
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13 Things to Expect in Your First Yoga Class

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The first Internet search I think I ever did, back in the mid 90s, was "yoga." I was a teenage basketball player and even though I wasn't too shabby when it came to running and jumping and pushing people around, I missed the flexibility and strength I'd had when I was a dancer and tumbler. I thought …
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Top U.S. Olympic Skier Julia Mancuso Brings Her “Om” to New York

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The Winter 2014 Sochi Olympics are now a memory and one of the most notable athletes from the games (not to mention, she's also a top-notch Instagrammer), Julia Mancuso, took home her fourth Olympic medal (bronze) for Women’s Super-Combined Downhill skiing. She then hightailed it to New York for a …
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The Yoga-Body Cleanse: My Week of Ayurvedic Detox

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This time of year, it seems like everyone's totally revamping their diets. And, I mean, you know how we roll --- moderation is the key, etc., etc., --- but, you know what? Sometimes it takes a week or so of really laying the hammer down to get back to the healthy habits we pushed to the wayside over …
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