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Running & Fitness
According to a wonderful blog post by Bankers Healthcare Group 360, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) was the most popular fitness trend in 2014, thanks in large part to the CrossFit phenomenon. CrossFit workouts, designed for a person to perform functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity, are said to enhance competency at...
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What do all of these terms have in common? Burpees, squat jumps, dead lift, lunges, jump rope, push ups, sit ups, pull ups, swimmers, high knees, kettle bell swings, wall sits, medicine ball slams, treadmill sprints, row, planks  They are just a few of the challenging ingredients of a fitness boot camp. What is boot...
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I have had many technology clients over the years, developing strategies to market their products and services – all seemingly to simplify and/or enhance professional and personal lives. Is it surprising that technology now permeates our fitness life, too? I’m a self-professed devoted and disciplined exercise geek, so I don’t need too many additional incentives...
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A few weekends ago, I was skiing with friends in Sun Valley, Idaho. During the course of our glorious day on Bald Mountain, I met a family who had invented a fun and healthy way to get the day started. He told me, “We start off the day with 20 minutes of exercise. The kids...
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A few days before the New York City Marathon, I had the pleasure of seeing a Broadway revival called Pippin. Despite the fact I didn’t know all the lyrics like my friend who graciously got us tickets, I truly loved the show. For those who have not heard of it, Pippin is a prince who...
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My New York City Marathon training regime has not featured a lot of running. Sadly, I seem to swap one injury for another while attempting to keep my skin in the game. When a friend recently asked me how I was recovering from one ailment, I couldn’t bear the thought of complaining about another. When...
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Let’s create a new expression: Misery Exercise loves company. Making exercise social is a great way to ensure it becomes a habit that sticks. I was reminded of this when I met my tennis team for an end-of-the-season party this week. Not only has this group of women been supportive during matches, especially my trademark...
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When you were a child, did you enjoy the outdoors, climbing trees and throwing rocks? If there was a mud puddle in view, did you right toward it instead of veering away from it? Did your clothes wear the activities of day, versus looking pressed and perfectly stain-free? If you like a sense of adventure,...
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One of my favorite fitness activities is mountain biking. The view of the landscape, the warmth of the blue sky and the thrill of the downhill spark my interest in and love for the sport. Last weekend, I met a group of girlfriends for a morning ride and selected a particularly challenging trail for us...
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It started with a single push-up last summer as a bet with Luke. (Who could let a (then) 8-year-old outdo me?) Then it became a process of elimination. I wanted to challenge myself this summer physically, and I really believe in events as great motivation to do just that. I’m running the New York City...
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