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

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August 2017

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 →

From Love to Hate in 10 Seconds Flat

Several years ago I was OBSESSED with Pilates. The kind you do on those crazy-looking machines. I loved how it felt.┬áMy favorite thing was when we got to put the jump boards on the bottom and hop around. It was... Continue Reading →

Not Gonna Lie, It’s Scary

I was so intimidated the first time I walked into a group exercise class. As I've said before on this blog, I was not what you'd call an athletic child. I was not particularly strong. Or fast. Or coordinated. I... Continue Reading →

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