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A blog about health and fitness by the trainers at Lean Body Lifestyles

If You’re Afraid of the Pain

There's something I was totally dreading this month because I knew it was going to be bad times for my muscles. All of them. And I was kind of scared of the pain that was headed my way. Not gonna... Continue Reading →

Well, That Was Embarrassing & Horrible

Once when I'd done something super embarrassing, my dad told me a story to make me feel better and it goes something like this. He was out for his daily walk and decided to take off his hooded sweatshirt. But,... Continue Reading →

Something a Blogger Shouldn’t Admit…

First confession. If you've been wondering what in the world the featured images on some of my recent posts have to do with the topics of said posts, I have two things to say. First, thank you for noticing. I'm... Continue Reading →

The Fitness Myth That Needs to Die

I see this myth all over social media, particularly Pinterest, although a particular fitness e-newsletter I subscribe to is guilty of propagating it as well. And this myth is so pernicious because, not only does it promote bad fitness science... Continue Reading →

My Simple Recipe for a Healthy Life

It's a really simple equation, health. Note that I said simple here, not easy. Sometimes life is just hard and there's no way around that. Over the years I've made healthy living way more complicated than necessary, which got me... Continue Reading →

The One Thing That’s the Main Thing

  I don't know about you but sometimes I find the sheer volume of information on health overwhelming. One article tells you never to do "x" and then in a month you read an article that says "x" is the... Continue Reading →

Stretching the Truth

I am not very good at relaxing. I have to work at it. Which is kind of ridiculous, right--working hard at not working? But it's true. I can't sit still. I tap my toes and bounce around if I'm forced... Continue Reading →

That Time When a Nineties Supermodel Was My Personal Trainer

It's 1995. I'm a slightly chunky high school sophomore. I'm growing out a really bad perm. (That's not really germane to the story, but I'm setting a scene here, so bear with me.) Anyway, a doctor calls me "fat" that... Continue Reading →

Jump-Up, Jump-Up & Get Down

We love making your exercise life happier around here, so every once in a while I like to share some random tip that has changed my workout life for the better. This one is kind of a fun one because... Continue Reading →

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