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Let’s Go for a Run!

Running was the first thing I started doing to get active. If I’m honest, I probably started as a teenager because it gave me an excuse to get out of the house and listen to my CD player as loud as I wanted (yep, I carried a full size CD player with me and my first CD was TLC Waterfalls…

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A Party in Your Ears… The Perfect Playlist!

I’m asked all the time about recommending a good playlist or music to workout to. A few months back my friend Andrea Scott, Sales & Fitness Manager at MVP Athletic Club – Crahen, turned me on to this amazing app called “FIT Radio”. It’s like a little DJ in your headphones mixing up your favorite tunes! One cool thing about…

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Post Run Stretching 101

When I first began working out, I refused to stretch. It seemed boring and pointless to me. Several years later, I began having knee pain so sharp, it kept me from working out. It didn’t take long to realize it wasn’t joint related; it was my IT band screaming at me for not recovering and stretching. At the time I…

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Just Breathe

So breathing is kind of a big deal. It’s also something we tend to take for granted. I don’t know about you, but when I go to Yoga and the instructor talks about breathing, I never really know how to do it or what they mean. I finally figured it out, but it took me actually sitting down with my…

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Diary of a Figure Competitor

I’ve always envied people who compete in figure competitions. Actually, maybe “envy” isn’t the right word. It’s more like “respect,” because I know the kind of self-discipline and determination it takes to tackle one fitness goal, and I feel like a competition is more like 100 fitness goals all rolled into one. I got a chance to spend some time…

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Game On! March Madness Challenge

It’s Official – March Madness is Here! So my challenge to you for this March Madness season is to test each other during the next four weeks with this workout every Monday. I’ll document how I did and challenge you to do the same thing. Let’s see how many of us can commit to the challenge and create our own…

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Take Your Workout With You!

If your excuse for not working out is that you are on the road and travel too much, I don’t want to hear about it. No more excuses, just do it! (I stole that line from Nike. I didn’t want you to think I came up with it on my own). Here is my go-to workout when I’m on the…

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A Few Reasons I Love My FitBit

Working as a personal trainer for eight years, I have always owned a fitness watch of some sort. It’s always good to have a stop watch on hand (pun intended), and plus, they just look cool. My Dad bought me a Fitbit for my 30th birthday and I have been addicted ever since! Why? Well, because I’m of the generation…

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If I had only 20 minutes to workout would I? …YES!

I already know what you’re thinking: “Ali you work in a health club! How can you not find time to work out? It’s 100 feet from your desk!” Well, you see, I don’t have a good excuse! On those busy days where there are meetings and deadlines, sometimes my blocked out workout time disintegrates. That said, if I only had…

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