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I love my training group

I never thought of myself as an athlete. When I was a kid I was often one of the last picked for teams (with a few muttered protests from my new teammates). And not only did every gym class showcase just how un-athletic I was, it also reinforced the idea that I was not meant […]

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How Exercise Makes Me a Better Mom

Let me be super clear about something up front: I don’t always like working out. I don’t wake up in the morning scrambling for my sports bra and thinking, “how far should I run today??” or “what circuit should I do??” As a stay-at-home mom of two, it’s easy to find a bazillion other things […]

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Fit Moms For Life: Excuses Stop Here

I don’t have time to exercise. I don’t know where to start. Maybe I’ll start on Monday. I’m just so tired. Do any of these sound familiar? These are just a sampling of the excuses I used for a long time to avoid exercise. I decided to finally commit to an exercise routine early last […]

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Jab Cross Jab

As a new mom I have mother’s guilt. I find it hard after being at work all day to hit the gym. When we get home from daycare I don’t want to turn around and drop her off at a gym daycare,  I want to spend time with her. Instead we are taking full advantage […]

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Exercise Better

Confession: I am a recovering cardio junkie. Until just a few years ago, my workouts consisted of boot camps, treadmill workouts, spin classes and distance running. Addicted to the adrenaline high and towing the fitness industry line “calories in – calories out!” I spent hours in the gym and on the trails. I even drank […]

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We could all use a little yoga

  My third kid started middle school this fall. So far it’s been tremendous. Say what you want about how rough middle school can be, he’s THRIVING. He’s excited about the big-kid status of riding his bike to school and owning a cell phone. He loves that he has card club after school and different […]

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Pre:Postnatal Fitness!

If you haven’t seen it yet, the TRX Suspension Trainer consists of a couple adjustable straps that hang from the ceiling, wall mount, door, pole, or even a swing set!  The TRX is not a fitness fad; rather, it’s a trend that’s here to stay.  It was first introduced to the health club scene in […]

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