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When you are trying to lose weight, you often end up reading a lot about that topic. Time and time again, you will come across articles touting the importance of keeping a journal of  the foods you eat.  It is an eye-opening experience, as those of you who routinely track your food intake can … [Read more…]

Who needs beer and lederhosen when you could have an Oktober Sweatfest instead? That’s right! Instead of rocking our stockings and trachtenbluse, we are celebrating in our yoga pants and moisture-wicking tees! This month we’ve got NINE different exercises for you… Squats: View squat … [Read more…]

I walk. I really like to walk. I have been walking for years. I’ve walked 5k’s and half marathons. I’ve walked for fun. I’ve walked for exercise and I’ve walked to get from one place to the other. But, I didn’t really realize until recently that you can really add some wow to your walk and make it a … [Read more…]

What does that say? The FINALE?! Where has the time gone, friends? How are you feeling? Have you succeeded in reaching your goals with the summer challenge? I (for once) can actually say I have lost a good deal of weight and am feeling GREAT! Who knows, by Christmas I could be near my goal weight … [Read more…]

Exercise makes you feel great, right?! You get a mood boost (yay endorphines!), you look better, you feel better, and you know you are doing something good for yourself. But you know what they say: You gotta take the bad with the good. And that bad can come in the form of a nasty burning, … [Read more…]

This weekend has been crazy busy and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. This past week we (meaning my 9 year old son and I) started back with our new fall schedule; including 4 karate classes, 3 co-op classes, a full week of school, exercising and a weekend of Komen 3-Day training (walking 10 miles … [Read more…]

Are you a runner? A biking enthusiast? A die-hard elliptical fiend? A prevalent stair-climber? Whatever may peak your interest when it comes to a good workout is most definitely something you should keep at. If you enjoy it, stick with it. An important aspect of working out and/or training for … [Read more…]

Can you believe it’s already September? It seems like summer just barely started and now it’s already time for the kiddos to be back in school! That means more time for working out, right?  Last month we had a Fab ABStravaganza… you are probably rocking a six-pack by now, right? This month, we are … [Read more…]

Are you ready? Excited? Nervous? Dreading it? Ready or not, here it comes. That’s right. The Couch-to-5k program starts TOMORROW! It’s time to dig within yourself and awaken your inner walking or running beast. Take it one day at a time, putting one foot in front of the other. I know, it’s … [Read more…]

Last week, I touched on the issue of muscle soreness after new or difficult workouts, and provided different ways to alleviate the stiffness and discomfort. This week, I’d like to talk about sore muscle’s cousin: muscle cramps (and spasms). If you’re like me, you’ve been there: peacefully … [Read more…]

Strenuous workouts can illicit feelings of euphoria, immortality, and world domination. While these feelings may be short-lived, another less-desired result of grueling exercise can hit you the next day and linger longer than welcome. This often unavoidable outcome is that of muscle soreness. … [Read more…]

I’ve been making excuses for the past couple of months…and I’m DONE with a capital D.O.N.E with those excuses! **I’ve been doing so good….it’s ok to relax a little. REALITY: No, it’s not ok to relax a little when that relaxing leads to drinking gallons of coke and barely any … [Read more…]

Are you ready for the August monthly workout calendar? Drumroll, please! It’s a Fab Abstravaganza! We are focusing on all things abs and core! This workout calendar can be used as a supplement to your current fitness routine, or you can join us in our free weight loss challenge and Shrinking … [Read more…]

There’s nothing quite like standing at the top of a mountain. The air is thinner, your legs are screaming, and it’s a long way back down to the bottom. The ‘negatives,’ however, are undeniably trumped by the indescribable panorama around you, and the feeling of triumph and success at conquering this … [Read more…]

We’ve all gone through hard times. Some may have been the equivalent of the dog chewing up your favorite running shoes, which initially seems detrimental but ultimately isn’t so so bad. Others may be the equivalent of a personal loss that stays with you for a very long time. And still others may … [Read more…]