How to Be a Morning Exerciser

I use to workout in the evenings after work when I was single and living in the city. Then with a new job I had to make a change, because it would have been easier to exercise in the morning and get to work by 8:30am than it would have been to leave work consistently at 5:00 or 5:30pm everyday to get to the gym.

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How to Care for Your Workout Clothes + 40% Off Coupon!

If you’re like us, you’ve likely spent a small fortune on workout gear over the years. Between the gym, yoga, CrossFit, golf, and tennis, the clothing really piles up! But are you taking care of your small investment? Workout gear isn’t like regular clothing. It can’t just be tossed in the washer and dryer. The fabric and the anti-wicking properties that make it unique require a little extra TLC. 
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A No Weight, No Excuses Leg Workout

Please note that I am not a licensed trainer. I am simply sharing workouts based on my own experiences and that I enjoy. Please consult with your doctor before starting a new exercising program.

I’m a tennis player, and while I’ve only been playing the sport for a few years, I’ve realized that the stronger you are, the better your game. Strong legs allow you to squat and reach those low shots, run to get to the ball, and generally increase your stamina and power.

No Weight Leg Workout

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Yoga Etiquette

I remember stepping into my first yoga class. It was shortly after my move to Barbados, and I was thrilled to finally be able to check another item off my must-try list. I also remember being a bit nervous. I had never practiced yoga before, and had no idea how to behave or act during the class. Sure, I had participated in group classes at the gym, but yoga seemed…different. Looking back, I can see that my nerves were unwarranted. The class was amazing, and I enjoyed it so much that I returned week after week. 

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Top Five Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

I read a lot of fitness blogs and I’ve noticed that everyone has an opinion on the benefit, or lack thereof, in having a personal trainer. At the end of the day, I think that whatever method gets you working out and staying healthy is the one that is right for you!

Personally, I’ve done various programs, both with and without a trainer, and I can honestly say that having a trainer makes a huge difference for me. So based on my own experience, here are my top five reasons to hire a personal trainer.

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TRX: A Must-Try Workout

Please note that I am not a licensed trainer. I am simply sharing a workout that I enjoy. Please consult with your doctor about any medical issues or concerns before starting a new training program. This is not a sponsored post. I just truly love using the TRX system!

It’s that time of year again when gyms are absolutely packed. People flock to the gym full of good intentions and optimism in hopes of meeting their new year resolutions of achieving better health. A great goal for sure, but what do you do when all of the machines at the gym are occupied?

Perhaps you workout at home, but that can sometimes require a ton of motivation. Or maybe you venture out to a group class, but that often requires getting there super early just to get your name on the list. Well, if you’re looking for a challenging new routine or itching for something fun, I have three letters for you: TRX.

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How CrossFit Has Helped Me

Bump day icon Please note that I am not a licensed trainer. I am simply sharing this post based on my own experiences. Please consult with your doctor about any medical issues or concerns before starting a new exercising program.

I’ve wanted to write this post for quite some time, but waited because I wanted to really demonstrate how I’ve benefited from CrossFit. I joined a CrossFit gym in May 2013, and, while there are tons of articles now describing impressive improvements from CrossFitters as well as several negative articles trashing the sport from naysayers, I wanted to share my personal experience on how CrossFit has helped me. 

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Travel Workouts – How to Get it Done!

Bump day icon Please note that I am not a licensed trainer. I am simply sharing workouts based on my own experiences and that I enjoy. Please consult with your doctor about any medical issues or concerns before starting a new exercising program.

Growing up my father, who works for a branch of the US Department of State (although he’s retiring in a couple months – congrats Dad!), traveled a lot. I mean a lot! And crazier than that my parents, a lovely young couple with two little ones (I wasn’t born yet), moved from California where they both grew up to Washington D.C. Gasp! Crazy, right?!

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