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Having a Humble Heart: How Humility Is Making Me a Better Trainer

A few weeks ago I was stretching at the end of a fitness style boxing class – I was attending, not teaching – and I was completely lost in la la land. (It happens from time to time, especially after a hard workout.) Suddenly, from the front of the room, I heard the class instructor asking “what muscle are we stretching, the pectoralis major or minor?” It took me a…

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Appetite-Suppressant Candy: The New Trend That Could Be Deadly

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By now, most of you will have seen the photo above. It has sparked outrage, and for good reason. Sold by the Flat Tummy Co., these lollipops act to suppress hunger pangs. While these candies claim to be safe, the truth is they may be far from it. In fact, these suckers are dangerous in just about every way possible. Not only do they market themselves to a young and…

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The Ultimate Guide to Body Positive Bathing Suit Sites

Woooo – it’s almost time to hit the beach!! As you may remember from my post all about building beach body confidence (read it here), one of my summer-prep strategies involves buying bathing suits online. Why suffer terrible lighting and cramped changing rooms when The Lord gave us online shopping?! Right?! RIGHT! That said, some retailers are definitely better than others at encouraging and nourishing body positivity and the “bodyposi”…

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The 21 Day Self-Love Experience

Happy May! I don’t know about y’all, but my April was RAIN-Y and I am super ready for t-shirt weather to hurry up and get here! May is actually one of my favorite months – it’s a nice wind-down from months of gray skies and always brings greener views and happier moods. Unfortunately, it’s a mixed month when it comes to everything else! Yes it’s the time for sunshine, warm…

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Every BODY Is A Beach Body

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Bikini season. Those two words alone have the power to strike terror in the fiercest among us and can motivate even the most gym-avoidant humans to high-tail it to their nearest fitness center. And while mid-April should just be a time for us to enjoy the beginning of spring, for many people it begins the long-dreaded warm weather months and the return of #summerbod seemingly everywhere online. This year, you…

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Valentine’s Day For The Win: How To Make A Couple’s Holiday Awesome For Everyone

Ahhh amore. Nothing like a little romance, eh? That is, unless you’re single. Or single with coupled friends. Or coupled but in a rough patch. Or in a number of other scenarios that make this well-meaning holiday more messy than fabulous. Whether you love it or loathe it (or are somewhere in-between!), Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And while the first half of February and Valentine’s Day can…

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Why Skinny Is Not a Compliment

Short. Thin. Tall. Fat. We learn the basic description words as kids. But over time – and with a lot of advertising by the diet industry and a ton of not-so-subtle Hollywood brain-washing – we start to associate feelings with these physical attributes. Suddenly looking (or “feeling!”) “fat” becomes dreaded while “you look so skinny today!” receives an enormous smile and an enthused “thank you!” in response. Our value as…

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An Exercise for Every Emotion

Emotions happen. And for some of us, these emotions can hit hard. When that happens it’s no surprise that exercise is often the last thing on our minds. But sometimes, a little movement is exactly what we need for whatever it is we’re feeling. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of exercises you can do … whatever your emotional state may be! Scroll down so see what might be a…

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The #1 Thing You Should Be Updating This Fall

Ahh Fall. Fresh air – goodbye humidity! – fall fashion and, of course, the much lauded “sweater bod” that many of you have been missing all summer. This year, however, we all need more than a closet update to fit the changing of the seasons – we need a vocab update as well! Read on to see how casual terms could be hijacking your self-esteem without you even knowing it!…

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