Tips for Your First Kettlebell Class

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What used to be the province of Russian body builders, kettlebells are gaining in popularity at gyms and fitness studios with a diverse group of fitness seekers. This one piece of equipment can provide an excellent cardiovascular and strength-training workout in record time and can be mastered by …
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WTF Does That Mean? Yoga Terminology

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So, you’ve got the mat, the trendy yoga wear and a new pedicure, but are you ready to perform your first ardha matsyendrasana*? HUH? Do WHAT??? No worries, you don’t need to be a linguistic specialist to attend yoga. Thankfully all of the ancient Sanskrit terms have English translations, but …
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American Council on Exercise: 11 Personal Trainer Certification Test Tips

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Now that I'm an ACE-certified personal trainer, I'm an expert on all things fitness and exam-related. Just kidding --- but some of you did express interest in test-taking tips, and I can let you know what helped me when it came to studying for and taking the American Council on Exercise certified …
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Take Back Your Drawer Space! How to Get Rid of Unused Gadgets

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I’m in the midst of packing up my house for a move, and one thing is for certain: I have accumulated a lot of fitness crap. This is, in part, due to the fact that my husband and I are both Ironman triathletes, and as such, require a fair amount of doodads and whatzits. It’s also in part …
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5 Ways to Bring Yoga From the Studio to Your Everyday Life

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Remember how our bud Sara Yamtich (self-proclaimed multipotentialite and life coach --- follow her on Twitter @saralizer) wrote that thought-provoking piece on gossip earlier in the year? Well, she's back ... and now as a regular contributor for FBG!  By now, most of us know that there are tons …
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Tips for Your First Aerial Fitness Class From the Pros

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Using gravity to increase flexibility and strength is a hot trend in gyms and studios across the country, and we here at Fit Bottomed Girls are always eager to try all sorts of new trends! So we talked to the top fitness instructors in the business to get their best advice for newbies taking their …
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WTF Does That Mean: Pilates Terms and Definitions

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Continuing with our WTF Does That Mean Series, let's talk Pilates! My first knowledge of Pilates came from Leslie Golub of Leslie’s Total Fitness in Deerfield Ill. Leslie was trained and certified in 1989 at the New York Institute Movement Science. Her second certification came from The …
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