outdoors

Can the Right Cold-Weather Workout Apparel Get Me Outside?

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Have I mentioned not loving cold weather? Okay, I have a time or two. I won't be a broken record. Instead, I will bring to you solutions for cold-weather hatred when you still want to get outside and get your workout on. I, for one, am sick of treadmill runs, so I was all for testing out Under …
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Workout I Did: Hiking Valencia Peak (aka the Most Gorgeous Place Ever)

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Remember when I went to Paso Robles, Calif., and fell in love with the place? Well, Ryan and I loved it SO much that we went back recently for a getaway that was pretty much my own version of heaven. Fresh seafood, gorgeous views, amazing wine ... and a hike that took two things I love --- the ocean …
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Want to Feel Good? Get Outside! Why Outdoor Workouts Are Sooo Good for You

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With the leaves falling in gorgeous hues of red, yellow and orange (the above image is actually from my running trail!), now is the perfect time to ditch the gym for a few workouts, get outside and embrace good ol' nature! Recently, there has been tons of research that has focused on the so-called …
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Boing! Boing! We Try Nordic Walking With BungyPump

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So the Swedes have been doing a fun new workout lately; one that's now making its way to the U.S. One that looks like walking or hiking, but has an added twist to it. A bungy twist, if you will. Instead of us describing it to you, we might as well just show you how Nordic walking is done. It …
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10 Gym-Free No-Equipment Workouts

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It's the final day of You Can Do It Week so you can probably see where we're going with this, right? Not having fitness equipment or a gym membership does stink, but it's no excuse for not getting fit! In fact, the kind of stuff you can do without the gear and alongside the grunty dudes in the gym …
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Workout I Did: Yoga in Millennium Park

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Like Kristen, one of my favorite parts of traveling is getting out and doing stuff. Like outdoor stuff. Like active stuff. Like workouts in the coolest of places. My most recent workout adventure? Yoga in Millennium Park in Chicago. Part of the BlogHer activities, Yasso (you know how much I love to …
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Workout I Did: Low-Impact Tabata in the Backyard

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I love my gym. But sometimes, you get busy, can't make the WOD and have to get creative. Which is exactly what Ryan and I did on a random Saturday afternoon. I was still nursing the stress fracture in my foot at the time (update: I can now run a mile without pain or swelling --- hooray!), so we put …
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