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What Was Your Win This Week?

I'm a huge fan of celebrating fitness wins and I have to give a huge shout out to my boot-camp class for crushing a workout. We did 3 minute blocks that had 2 exercises in each block. One exercise was 15 reps, the second was 10 reps and they repeated the set for 3 minutes. …

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The Problem Might Not Be Your Workout

Can you hurt yourself working out? Absolutely. Poor form, poor instruction, weaknesses, imbalances, working with too heavy a weight, trying to keep up with a friend or your workout partner, etc. But what can sideline you more quickly than running with your speedy neighbor is what you do simply living your life. It's the "I'll …

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Wise Words for the Weekend

I love this quote by Zig Ziglar. Many of his messages were very simple yet cut straight to the quick. Nothing happens until you take action. So the next time you hesitate about doing something; whether it's taking the lead on a project at work, signing up for a race, or going to a boot-camp …

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Happy Anniversary to the SIP 10,000 Steps Challenge

I'm so happy to celebrate the one year anniversary of the SIP 10,000 Steps Challenge! When COVID-19 shut the whole fricking world down, many of us found ourselves without access to our usual places and spaces to "work out" what was happening. The gyms, the pools, the classes, the tracks, the boxes, the parks - …

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Why Habits Matter

I'm a huge proponent of creating sustainable habits. Because willpower fades and motivation wanes. That's why...habits. You have a bunch of habits already. Brushing your teeth before bed. Turning on the coffee before feeding the cats. Watching the news while eating dinner. The order you do your grocery shopping. (I always start in the produce …

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Adventures In Humbling Experiences

A few weeks ago I shared that I'd signed up for the 2021 CrossFit Open competition. For those not in the know (it's ok, I was also not in the know either), this is a three week competition. The workout is posted on a Thursday and athletes have until Monday to complete the workout and …

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3 Tips to Kick-Start Your Workouts

After the past year now is as good a time as any to sit down and take a look at where you are fitness-wise and make some shifts. Maybe it's adding an extra few miles to your weekly runs or ditching the blue band at Boot-Camp for the purple one. It also might be time …

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