Fifteen minutes into my first Orangetheory Fitness workout, I was hooked. The music was energetic, the group's spirits were high and, despite my overwhelming hatred for running, I actually thought I had pretty decent form as I pounded the (treadm... Read more
Not so long ago, workout experiences were more or less the same for everyone: You would go to the gym, churn out some miles on the treadmill or elliptical, try a few weight machines or take a one-size-fits-all exercise class. All of that has chan... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
A few years ago, a friend convinced me to try Zumba classes with her. I bought a package of five sessions, excited to see what all the hype was about—until I realized, about thirty seconds into the first class, that the other students had... Read more
When embarking upon any weight-loss or fitness journey, there are bound to be some speedbumps along the way. When those detours threaten to derail your progress, who better to turn to than the men and women who have already reached their long-term go... Read more
Shakeology has been a great addition to my diet and helps me stay full.... but at 130 a bag it hurts my pocketbook! Ive researched idealshake but I'm not convinced that the reviews I'm seeing are genuine consumers. Does anyone have any input or ad... Read more
I'm exhausted with trying to find fruit that tastes good, no matter where I shop. Can't really get to Farmers Markets as they are only open short hours on some days near me which conflict with my work. Running into some of the same issues... Read more
#nutrition I need a tortilla chip alternative!! I LOVE chips and salsa...or anything to dip but salsa is healthy. What have you found to be a good alternative to chips? I've been logging when I eat them but I'd rather not see them logged as breakfast... Read more
I only began seeing results when I truly embraced cross-training. My new regimen involves a constant switching back and forth between: running/walking, TRX, spinning, kettlebell, Gravity, pilates, and various forms of yoga. I am finally seeing a whol... Read more
If you haven't been in a gym recently you may be surprised to see trainers and fitness enthusiasts incorporating many new gadgets into their workout routines to help keep their training fresh and challenging. Having covered kettlebells, BOSU trai... Read more
I can't remember how I first heard about the TRX suspension trainer, but this portable piece of workout equipment caught my eye a few years ago. I continued to see it make appearances on shows like "The Biggest Loser" and in my fitness magazines, so... Read more
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