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If you are like me, and most of your work is done in front of a computer, it can be hard to stay active during the 8+ hours you are at the office. Adding in a few extra steps and a few extra movements wherever you can will begin to add up. There are a few… Continue reading »

Two of our most popular blogs are on FitBit (over 5,000 views!) and Nike FuelBand, so I think it’s time I write about my experience with JawBone. When I was researching fitness trackers, I was mainly focusing on price and ease of use. I settled on an older version of JawBone that was on sale and much… Continue reading »

No, I’m not advocating a handstand pushup anytime soon in your life, but when you’re moving toward a certain milestone birthday, you may wish to set some S.M.A.R.T. fitness goals that you never dreamed of hitting! Thus, I decided last Spring (2015) to do a handstand pushup before I was __0 {look at blog title if… Continue reading »

Every night before I go to bed I use my phone to set my alarm. When I say “set my alarm” I should let you know that I have two sometimes three alarms set for the morning. I do not set three alarms because I cannot wake up, but it is because I want those… Continue reading »

If you have read my earlier blog, you know how and why I joined Orangetheory Fitness, a group fitness studio. Today, I want to share a little more about my experience with Orangetheory – in a nutshell, it’s awesome! When I walked in this studio for the first time, I wondered about the name. In… Continue reading »

If you have an after-work workout or walk scheduled, do you find yourself starting to think about it starting around 2pm? Research shows that even those that end up keeping their commitment to an afternoon workout, can have negative thoughts leading up to the event. I’m too tired, I have too much to do, it’s… Continue reading »

I had a fitness tracker for about a year-and-a-half. It seemed like the niftiest thing ever. Not only was I able to track my daily step count, and the quality and quantity of my sleep, but I eventually learned how to pair it with my food tracker and could get a grade on my daily… Continue reading »

We are excited to announce our guest blogger for the day, SpinningChick. She shares the benefits to stepping outside your comfort zone, one step at a time. Gain Something New Every Day I know what you’re thinking – wait, isn’t the challenge to maintain NOT gain something?  But hear me out…  Here is your second… Continue reading »

There’s nothing that will get me out of bed like these friendly faces. These two bundles of doggie joy have done more for getting me up and moving in the mornings than anything and anyone else. And now that everyone’s bladders have grown a bit, and I get to sleep in past 5 am on… Continue reading »

We welcome back our Holiday Challenge participant and guest blogger, Kimberly, for an update on her new physical activity routine. Not all types of exercise are a perfect fit for everyone. Keep trying new classes or types of exercise until you find the ones you love. What IS the perfect workout? The one you love to… Continue reading »