February 7, 2017 support

If you are not already practicing yoga it might be time to give it a try. The practice of yoga is more than simply stretching! Done properlym it’s an awesome workout for your body, mind and soul. Here’s why! 10 Reasons to Try Yoga 1. De-stress. Slow, deep breathing eases workday tension. And bonus! It’s healthier than downing a couple of martinis. 2. Increased flexibility. Increased muscle elasticity helps protect your body against injury. 3. Improved balance. Virtually everything we do, from walking downhill to toting groceries to riding a bike — they all require balance. 4. Range of motion (ROM). Could your golf…

February 7, 2017 support

I recently wrote about my experience hitting the heavy weights at the gym. How I got fed up with feeling intimidated and outnumbered over there and vowed to get comfortable with the heavy stuff. If you’re looking to do the same this year, may I also recommend my accompanying post with tips on how to feel much more comfortable among the big dudes and big barbells. Like I said in those posts, I’ve done pretty much everything in my fitness life. From yoga and Pilates to a Tough Mudder and a half marathon, I’ve dabbled in everything. I’m a dabbler….

February 7, 2017 support

With the right gear, humans can run safely in temps down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. I know, shocking. I’m not suggesting that you want to (or should) do that though. I absolutely love to run in the winter but even I find that my comfort cutoff is well above 20 below, mostly due to the limitations of the gear I own. There’s also the fact that I usually have other options when the temps dip way low — like simply waiting a few hours to see if it warms up a bit or hitting the treadmill. As intimidating as it might be to run in the cold, the…

February 7, 2017 support

There is a lot to be gained from daily exercise that goes well beyond a good physique. For starters, there’s your health, physical and mental. Lose either one of those and it won’t matter how good your butt looks in your jeans. Commitment to a fitness program also builds self-confidence and promotes creativity. It can improve your sex life, your quality of sleep, your memory, and, well hell, it can be just plain ol’ fun. But sometimes, I’ll admit, it is all about that bass. If your backside could use a little work, (and whose couldn’t?) take your pick of…

February 7, 2017 support

Do you know figure skater Ashley Wagner? You should. As the 2016 World silver medalist, three-time U.S. champion and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist (team event), she is the definition of badass. And while you can assume that she does some serious training on the ice, she also kicks so much booty in workouts off the ice. And she’s sharing one with us today! As a member of a military family, Ashley moved nine times growing up — but the ice rink always provided her with a sense of home despite all the change. Her family settled in the Alexandria, Virginia area,…

February 7, 2017 support

We love our readers. And we always want to help them any way we can. So when Eiri in Kansas sent us this video and an email saying, “I just started a vlog to document my journey to a healthier me because I cannot afford a gym or a dietitian or anything like that, and I was hoping that by reaching out online I could get some people to give me some more tailored advice to help me achieve my goals,” we were like: we got you girl. Here’s Eiri’s first vlog entry: And here’s her big goal and motivation:…