Workout I Did: Quad WOD + Push-Up Plank Fun — and a Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Propel. For our sponsored post policy, click here. You know, I love my early morning workouts. But I love them even more in the summer. Because, duh, light, but also because it's so, so, so much cooler at 5:30 a.m. than it is at 5:30 p.m. And believe me, …
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No Excuses: My Garage Workout for When I Can’t Get to a Gym

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It's a blessing and a curse being married to a man in the fitness industry. There's no such thing as an excuse not to work out. This week I've been slammed with meetings, so getting to the gym has been next to impossible --- but try using that excuse on a man who collects fitness equipment. He …
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Workout I Did (and Survived!): Orangetheory Fitness

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I'm always looking for a new challenging workout (why I go to the gym that I do!). And I remember reading Crystal's recount of her time at an Orangetheory Fitness class and thinking to myself: "Man, that sounds hard/fun! Too bad there's not one in Kansas City yet." Then, boom! One opened in …
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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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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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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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Hanging With the Boys

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My husband offers boot camps in the park twice a week and occasionally I will go with him to cheer for and encourage folks. I've written about the benefits of such behaviors before, and it still stands as truth in my book. I'm inspired and encouraged by those who attend. Each time I learn something …
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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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Review: Bob Harper’s The Skinny Rules Workout DVD Set

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Oh, Bob. It's been too long. Far, far too long. And now that you're returning to our television screens for what looks to be an amazing 15th season of The Biggest Loser, we thought: What better time to review your newest The Skinny Rules Workout DVDs than now, in anticipation of you being a part of …
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Fitness Karma: The Unexpected Benefit to Helping Others Get Healthy

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For the past few months, I've been helping my husband Mark out with his boot camps. I first started tagging along because traffic in Los Angeles is horrendous, and he'd never make it to his designated spots without a passenger. (Gotta love that carpool lane!) But something changed after the first …
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