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

The Most Unexpected Part of Exercise

What does that statement conjure up for you? Are you thinking that I'm about to write a post about how I actually gained weight from working out and how I'm okay with that? Or maybe you're thinking it's going to... Continue Reading →

Little Miss Perfect

I fully admit to my need to have control over everything and to do everything perfectly always. And I admit that both of those things are impossible. And I further admit that those tendencies are annoying to the people closest... Continue Reading →

We Paint, We Eat Pizza & We Dream

The painting and dreaming parts of that statement are probably no surprise. We are a small business and sometimes you gotta grab a roller and slap some paint on the walls. It's an oddly fun task really. And I think... Continue Reading →

We Lie to You.

We lie to you. We do. We fitness professionals. We don't always mean to. Sometimes it's because we've fallen in love with exercise. And as often happens when we're in love, we see what we want to see and ignore... Continue Reading →

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 →

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