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“Seeing the finish line and having the strength to reach it. It’s what we do.” -unknown I’m not sure that I’m looking for the “finish line”, because my goals are bigger than just reaching a line and stopping. However, I have definitely set myself up with small water station goals along the way and I’ve…

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Eat, Sleep, Pull-Up, Repeat

Pull-ups happen to be one of my favorite exercises. Not just because they’re a compound movement that exhausts the back, shoulders, an arms all at once; but because they make you feel like a strong and sexy ninja beast! Any exercise that incorporates manipulating your total body weight should be a staple. Another huge perk…

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Fitness in the Park

To keep things interesting and keep yourself motivated, change it up! Check out my Fitness in the Park video for inspiration :0) Remember when you a were kid and everything was a toy, anywhere was a playground, and a cardboard box was a castle?!? Get back to your roots, make anything/anywhere your playground, your gym,…

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What does strong mean to you?

Last weekend, I attended a fitness camp. This was no ordinary fitness camp, this was STRONG CAMP hosted by the incredible and inspiring Strong Fitness magazine. The basic rundown…. 40 women from all over the world (yes, my own roommate flew in from Scotland!) of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels coming together to be…

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July 4th- Earn your stars & stripes!

July 4th; when we come together to celebrate adopting the Declaration of Independence. The day that the United States formally separated from Great Britain back in 1776. Typically, our July 4th festivities look very similar and include cookouts, concerts, family, friends, bathing suits, parades, drinking, and fireworks. It is not uncommon for any summer cookout…

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stepping out of your comfort zone

Okay, so what’s the buzz all about? Everyone is talking about “stepping out of your comfort zone”. It almost seems to be a trend lately. Why has it gotten to be such a popular strategy NOW when it’s been around for hundreds of years? I can’t explain the sudden craze, but I can tell you…

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Booty-Building Breakthrough

Four years ago I snapped 3 ligaments in my ankle and had to have major reconstructive surgery. My incredible surgeon patched me back together with 5 anchors and 5 pins. I was in a wheelchair with my leg elevated for 4 months, on crutches for an additional 2, in physical therapy for nearly a year,…

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Are you TIRED of the same old workout?

Have you ever seen the crazy events and races where people are flipping gigantic tracker tires? How about the World’s Strongest Man Competition where it looks like they can throw 800 pound tires around like they’re foam Frisbees? Okay, so what’s the deal with that anyway? Workouts like this have been around for years, but…

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S-T-R-E-T-C-H it out!

So, what’s the deal with stretching anyway? Like many health topics, the debate on stretching is always changing. One day it’s bad for you and another it’s the best thing since sliced bread. From my own research, years of training, and personal experiences, stretching has always helped me. Here are the two most common questions…

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Beat those winter blues

For so many of us this time of year is dark, cold, snowy, and basically depressing. While this may not apply to everyone, it certainly happens to enough of us that it needs to be addressed! Living in the North East, I completely understand how miserable winters can be and how freezing weather can smash…

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V-Day the Heart Healthy Way

I’m all for a romantic night out, wining and dining your loved one, and feeling special; however, Valentine’s Day, like many things has gotten out of control. For most, it’s just another excuse to over indulge on unhealthy foods, candy, chocolate and spending money. So, let’s raise our glasses (of water, duh) to a different…

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