10 Things First-Time Marathoners Should Know

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If “run a marathon” is on your list of 2013 goals, then I would like to give you a few tips to help you reach that goal and learn to love running even more. These are things that I wish I knew before I ran my first one, as well as some training and racing […]

Physique Competitions: What Does It Take?

Seeing your body change on a weekly, daily basis is amazing. Having a goal to work towards is fulfilling. Getting glamorous for the stage is so much fun. Being in the best shape of your life . . . priceless. Competing in physique competitions isn’t all fun and glamour though– it can be really tough mentally, physically, and emotionally. […]

How to Buy a Gym Membership

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Appears courtesy of Sarah at Shhh…Fit Happens. I have had my fair share of jobs working in health club sales.  My first job out of college was at a Gold’s Gym in Tallahassee, Florida selling gym memberships.  I have sold personal training at a Pure Fitness in Arizona, gym memberships again at 24-7 Fitness in […]

Are You Thinking About Running A Half-Marathon?

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Appears courtesy of My (Mostly) Healthy Life. I understand how scary it can be to make a commitment as big as training to run a half-marathon. In January of this year, I took on that challenge really not understanding what I was signing myself up for. A girl I work with convinced a few people in our […]

Stretching Routine for Runners

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Appears courtesy of o2be Fit Mom. Took the dog for a quick run this morning and came back to get a good stretch in. A lot of people do not take the time to stretch when what they really don’t realize is that there is a HUGE benefit to stretching post workout (run, cycling, lifting, etc. ) […]

Boston Marathon Recap

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Appears courtesy of Making a Run For It. I know I was very public about this yesterday, but I’m going to voice this one more time. Boston, I love you. This may ramble on, and I don’t apologize if it does.   packet pickup! When I started receiving more heat warning emails from the Boston Athletic Association […]

Why I Ran the 9th Mile Second

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Article courtesy of Wellness without Pity. Sometimes, even for a regular runner, there is that workout that looms ahead, being all intimidating and ominous and messing with your head. For me, it was the nine miles I needed to run last weekend in preparation for the Mardi Gras Half Marathon. I’ve been adding one mile […]

Tabata Workout

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For today’s bootcamp class I incorporated Tabata training.  Currently we have limited equipment for the bootcamp; light free weights and stability balls.  I have to get pretty creative to keep things interesting until new equipment arrives.  I like to keep heart rates up throughout the class to make the most out of one hour combining […]

Avoiding Boredom on the Elliptical

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Staying healthy, eating well and working out takes a lot of time, energy and dedication; my whole life I have been an athlete so it has always been a way of life for me. However, I will be the first to admit, it is not always easy to stay motivated. Sometimes I slip up and […]