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Why Exercise Isn’t Always the Answer to Depression

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I'm a firm believer in the power of exercise in helping to deal with stress. I know it's a powerful tool because it works for me --- I struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder* and have dealt with depression, and my more difficult periods can be precisely tied to times when I've slacked off on …
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Take the 10-Minute Push-Up and Plank Challenge

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Got 10 minutes? Then you can do this killer 10-minute push-up and plank challenge! I did a version of this at my gym The Fit Pit a few months back, and now it's my go-to upper-body and core workout when I can't get to the gym and don't have a lot of time, but want to do something. Or when I'm …
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Pet Fitness Tips: Our Fave Pet Writers Talk Furry Fitness

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When it comes to pets and fitness, we're not the only ones with tails wagging. Some of my favorite veterinarians and pet bloggers have a lot to say on the topic, too, so I asked them to drop a little of their pet-fitness-tips knowledge on us for Fit Bottomed Pets Week! …
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Working Out With The Four Horsemen of FBG

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Since I live not 15 minutes from FBG headquarters and regularly post on Fit Bottomed Eats, I was delighted to be included in their recent brainstorming weekend. However, my glee quickly turned into trepidation when I realized the retreat included a workout at The Fit Pit, a pretty hard-core training …
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Fusion Fly: Kicking off the FBG Retreat With a Sweaty Bang

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I've been known to spend a little time on the bike, so when I saw that Jenn had tried out a Spin class with a twist in her hometown of Kansas City, I let her know right away that, should I come to visit, we were going to have to check it out. And that's exactly what we did as a big, sweaty group at …
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PowHer-ing Up … Together!

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Where to begin, where to begin ... I just had the MOST epic weekend. And I'm not even sure how to sum it up. In fact, I'm pretty sure that right now I'm feeling ALL the feelings at exactly the same time. Kind of like how I felt after Tish and I crossed the finish line at the marathon --- just a mix …
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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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Here We Go Round: Trying 9Round Fitness

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Today’s 9Round review is from Jennifer Schlozman, a former Weight Watchers Leader Ambassador who’s a runner and triathlete --- and she completed her first half marathon this year. With enthusiasm for group workouts and finding fit friends, she considers herself a loser when it comes to weight and a …
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Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle: Advice from a Professional Bodybuilder

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Tom Venuto and I go way back. Not that he’d know me from Adam; it’s just that I bought his original Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle e-book back in 2003. Dog-eared and highlighted to death, my downloadable version has seen better years, hence I was first in-line to snag an updated and newly available …
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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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