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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 →

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 →

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.¬†My 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 →

The Secrets to a Great Workout Every Time

We love to bust myths and share exercise tips around here. And this tip is something you can do whether you've never jumped onto the exercise bandwagon, fallen off it a couple of times, or have set-up camp there for... Continue Reading →

18,057 Results

18,057 results. That's the number you get if you go to Amazon and search for "exercise DVD." There's something advertised as a Zumba "system" right there at the top. Another little something called PiYo, which I assume is some hybrid... Continue Reading →

That Time I Exercised Less & Got Stronger

Yep. It's true. I exercised for less time, at a lower intensity for two months. And I feel better. I sleep better. I'm fitter. I'm stronger. I can feel muscles I haven't felt in years. My knees don't hurt.¬†Everything changed... Continue Reading →

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