Instabeat: Master Your Swim!

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It’s been a couple of years now since I’ve hopped in a pool to swim laps, and even longer since I swam competitively, but after spending 8 years on swim teams, including all through high school, the sport of swimming will always be near and dear to my heart. Swimming is an excellent all-around form of exercise, and I always … Read More

Merrell M-Connect Series Review

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When Merrell first asked us to review the M-Connect Series running shoes and apparel, we were thrilled because our previous experiences with Merrell have always been very positive.  The Merrell M-Connect Series is the company’s rebranding effort and update to their barefoot line.  As you might recall in my Flux Glove review post, I mentioned how confusing their naming scheme is, but … Read More

Fitness Through Goals

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If you want to be successful in anything, it’s essential to set goals. Whether you seek a higher education, better career, improved health or enhanced existence, the steps to triumph are the same. S.M.A.R.T. goal setting is highly recommended for any of these objectives. Cheryl Rainsberger Cheryl is a community center manager for the City of Orlando and manages a … Read More

Finding the Fun in Cross-Training! Part 5: Kosama (HIIT- & Kettlebell-based fitness)

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Kosama is a new(er) group fitness movement that is built around using high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and kettlebell training to boost cardiovascular fitness and strength. It guarantees results in 8 weeks if the prescribed plan is followed. By guarantee, they mean they “will give you your money back” if you don’t see results. Of course, there is the stipulation of … Read More

Self High-Five

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I would like to begin by apologizing to my friends and family for writing a post that even mentions Diamond Dallas Page.  Although I am no longer a professional wrestling fan, I was once a fan of “The Undertaker” and from what I read, there seems to be some sort of rivalry between the two.  That said, for those of … Read More

Finding the Fun in Cross-Training: Part 4 Outdoor Strength Training

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Take your strength training workout outside!

Walking into the weight room at the local gym can be very intimidating.  In my case, the instant I walk in, I feel like every guy lifting weights is looking at me wondering what I’m doing in there.  “A girl in the weight room, what?!”  The weight room is great for toning and strengthening the core, arms, and legs but … Read More

Don’t Run Yourself Out Of Breath!

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Although we, the TR Crew, are continuously talking about proper running form, we have yet to address another important piece of the sport: breathing.  Breathing is defined as “the process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs”, and although we seem to believe this process is something we should all have under control, a great percentage of … Read More

Finding the Fun in Cross-training! Part 3: Spinning

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In a spin class you get an instructor to help push you along

Group Cycling classes are awesome for beginners. I know you’re thinking that’s crazy.  When you picture a group cycle, or spin class, you probably conjure up images of hardcore athletes drenched in sweat, feet flying on the petals, pushing themselves to utter exhaustion.  Yes, these classes can give you one of the most challenging workouts that you’ve ever had. However … Read More