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Should You Try the Bar Method?

If dancing your way to fitness sounds like more fun than logging hours on a treadmill or sweating through a Pilates class, consider a bar-based class, such as the Bar Method. A bar workout is a dance class that combines ballet moves with core conditioning, yoga, Pilates, and weight training, and lasts about an hour. Bar Method is simply the name of …

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Why I’m Training for the Boston Marathon

Before I even start this post, let me just point out that I haven’t actually qualified for the Boston Marathon yet, but I’m training to qualify for it at a marathon in November. I’m an avid runner. It’s what I do; it’s what I am. It’s a big part of my identity – one that I’m incredibly proud of of. …

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11 Healthy Habits to Form Before Going Back to School

With the next semester looming around the corner, it’s important to establish foundational habits that will ensure your success and health in school. It’s easy to go downhill, but going uphill can be achieved if you discipline yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle and establish these 11 habits before you get back to the old grind. 1. Start a …

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In Loving Memory: The Dallas 5 Workout

On July 7, 2016, a sniper coordinated an ambush on a group of police officers in Dallas, Texas. Dallas 5 commemorates the five officers who lost their lives in the attack. Dallas Police Officer Patricio “Patrick” Zamarripa, 33, was a member of the force for six years and served active duty with the U.S. Navy for eight years and in …

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10 Best Workout Channels on YouTube

Let’s face it- gym memberships can be expensive. Plus, there are moments where you might be crunched for time. You want to get a workout in, but can’t make the drive to the gym. Well, thanks to the world of YouTube, there is an incredible fitness community. If you’re looking to update your subscriptions, here are some recommendations. 1. BeFit …

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8 Ways to Burn Calories While Having Fun

Summer’s officially here, and you know, getting fit doesn’t have to be a painful experience, right? In fact, there are a lot of forms of exercise that can be an absolute blast to do. Don’t believe me? Here are 8 ways to burn calories while having fun. But whatever you choose to do, do it on a regular basis and …

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How to Form Healthy Exercise Habits in Your 20s

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first? Did you hop in the shower, check your email or grab a doughnut? What did you say to your roommates on the way out the door? Salad or hamburger for lunch? When you got home, did you put on your sneakers and go for a run, or eat dinner …

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An Open Letter to Runners Who Think They’re “Too Slow”

Lace up, get out, and no more negative talk. You might have noticed that a favorite habit of your fellow runners is to take a quick shot of their watches post-workout. Their results show up in your feed in all their glory: Time spent running and, of course, pace. A morning scroll through so many Garmin faces could encourage you …

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Why Stand-Up Paddleboarding is Actually a Killer Workout

At first glance, stand-up paddleboarding, or “SUP” as it’s more commonly referred to, might not look that challenging. How hard could it be to balance on an oversized surfboard while casually paddling along, right? Sure, if you watch someone on a paddleboard, it doesn’t look like the sport requires all that much effort, but once you plant your feet on …

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A Breakdown of What You Need to Know about Orangetheory

You may have heard of Orangetheory classes. It’s a gym chain that has been growing like crazy in the fitness industry. Some people swear by these classes, assuring fast and long lasting results. They last an hour and are basically broken up by cardiovascular and strength training intervals. If you’re skeptical and want to know more before diving in, here …

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