The Better Mood Workout

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Working out despite [fill in your road block of choice] deserves a pat on the back. Last week, I was on my way to the gym when I received a world-stopping message that had me so stressed I walked into my gym and had to force myself not to cry. I was super stressed out, super overwhelmed and super …
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Dance HiiT by Jazzercise DVD Review — Not for the Uncoordinated

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The last time I did a workout DVD was probably Billy Blanks' Tae Bo in the 90s --- and I was born in the 90s so you can probably guess how serious I was about that. So when FBG gave me some workout DVDs to check out, I thought I'd go for some Jazzercise. I figured, you know, I took dance classes in …
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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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Get Sweaty on Vacation: Beach Interval Workout

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Between hiking and kayaking and cycling and surfing (well, trying to, anyway) in Hawaii, I didn't fit in as many traditional workouts as I typically do while on a vacation. However, I still managed to sweat it up before happy hour a time or two, and this particular workout is one I'll keep in mind …
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Doing Things Right Or Just Doing Them: Thoughts on Tabata

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I got some really interesting feedback recently when I wrote about doing Tabata workouts. You smart readers and commenters made some great points, so I wanted to delve into them a little bit. My first entry into Tabata was doing a workout we posted over on Fit Bottomed Mamas, which consisted of …
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Do Interval Workouts Like a Boss With This Timer

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We've always loved interval workouts, but lately, we've really, really loved them. From timed circuit-training to Tabata (oh, Tabata, the love/hate relationship we have with you!), there's nothing better than an interval workout to get you feeling the burn in a short amount of time. But timing those …
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Trying Orangetheory Fitness: And Learning the Secrets to Effective Interval Training

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The workout at Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) is said to be one of the most innovative and motivational workouts for what’s typically treacherous and redundant exercises. The secret? Having a variety of stations---so you’re not bored---and a coach telling you exactly what to do---so you don’t feel like …
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Workout I Did: A Run-Happy-Is Earth-Day HIIT Session

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Just a reminder that this is our new feature called Workout I Did. Today's is extra special and sponsored by Brooks Running. Read them all and feel the workout love here! Happy, happy Earth Day! To celebrate this holiday, I just had to get out for a run. But not just any ol' run---a HIIT run! …
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