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Anna McNuff finishes barefoot run across UK – Running Fitness Article

Anna McNuff finishes barefoot run across UK Women’s Running cover star and all-round tough cookie Anna McNuff has completed the challenge she embarked on back on 2 June – to run up and over the UK completely barefoot. Anna started her Barefoot Britain journey in the Shetland Islands before running the equivalent of almost 100 marathons to end up in London on Sunday 17 November. She left no stone unturned, running through England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island, including sidesteps…

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5 Things Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals – Fitness Article

5 Things Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals Having goals is a funny thing. Goals guide us to where we want to be, and they can provide us with some structure when we’re dreaming big! We all like to talk about the things we want to achieve and envision what our lives will be like when we get there. But reaching our goals is pretty darn hard. If it was so easy, people wouldn’t be struggling so much with losing…

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POUND: The Rockstar Workout You Haven’t Tried (Yet) – Fitness Article

POUND: The Rockstar Workout You Haven’t Tried (Yet) I’ll admit it. I’m a skeptic. Workout fads are nothing new (Thigh Master. The Gazelle. Piloxing… just to name a few) and I’m kind of a workout snob. If I’m going to get to the gym, change, and then have to drive allllll the way home (le sigh), I’d better get my time’s worth in calorie-burning, sweat-inducing results. So when VENT Fitness Guilderland General Manager and Group Fitness Manager Gina LaViolette mentioned…

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VICKY’S ULTRARUNNING ADVENTURES: Montane Spine Challenger – Running Fitness Article

VICKY’S ULTRARUNNING ADVENTURES: Montane Spine Challenger I arrived down at the road after a longer than anticipated diversion down (although definitely shorted that the normal route).  I thought Horton would be just around the corner, it is on the map, but like everything else during my race, it was taking a long time. Arriving at the Pen y Ghent Café I was feeling exhausted and pretty much in pieces.  I knew the medics were waiting to assess me as all…

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Success Story: Jean Moses | Fitness Success Story – Fitness Article

Success Story: Jean Moses | Fitness Success Story We always emphasize the importance of being the best you there is. Well, this week, we’re psyched to tell you about Youfit member, Jean Moses! She says it is never too early or too late to take care of yourself, and at 86 years young, she’s the ultimate embodiment of what being “the best you” really means.  Jean has benefitted in more ways than one by working with her trainer at the…

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Crying My Eyes Out and Letting Go of Expectations – Pilates Fitness Article

Crying My Eyes Out and Letting Go of Expectations   I nursed my last babe for the last time this weekend. And proceeded to bawl my eyes out. (Whether you are man or woman, kid mom or dog mom or earth mom, there is a lesson here for all of us! Stick with me 🙂.) Nursing my babies has been one of the absolute greatest honors and gifts of my life. But not one I ever expected. I did not…

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Making A Difference In The World – Fitness Article

Making A Difference In The World Making A Difference In The WorldI work on a daily basis with people who know that they want to transform themselves physically and mentally. As human beings, we all have an innate sense that to be truly happy in life, we need to start that journey with a sense of worth in our own bodies and accomplishments. I’ve seen thousands of people take that first small step and then go on to become healthy…

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15 Journaling Prompts to Help You Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude – Fitness Article

15 Journaling Prompts to Help You Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude I recently asked my social media communities what they were most looking forward to in November, and a lot of people told me they were really excited about Thanksgiving and an entire month focused on gratitude. I love this, and while I think it’s important to practice and focus on gratitude year round, it never hurts to use Thanksgiving around the corner as a little reminder to give our…

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How To Get The Very Best From Your Pole Photoshoot – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

How To Get The Very Best From Your Pole Photoshoot 0 Have you been thinking about treating yourself to a professional pole photoshoot to show off your skills in style? Whether you’ve never had a pole photoshoot before or you’d just like some tips for next time, this article is for you! If you’ve never thought about having a pole photoshoot, I would highly recommend booking one. You don’t need to be able to do anything fancy. More…

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MY FASHIONMONITOR INTERVIEW: “WELLNESS TODAY” – Fitness Article

I recently had the opportunity to share some thoughts with FashionMonitor.com for an interview ahead of a panel at the Festival of Marketing, on which I sat to discuss trends in the fitness industry. The interview caused me to think quite alot about several of the challenging topics posed to me. FashionMonitor presented a gently precised version of the interview HERE, but for those looking to explore the more complete answers I scribed, click MORE below to get my full thoughts…

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Success Story: Ciara Johnson | Youfit Success Story – Fitness Article

“Personal trainers are so expensive, I can’t afford to get in shape.” “I just really like food and can’t stick to a healthy diet.”  Do either of these statements sound relatable? At one point or another these thoughts have crossed most people’s minds when thinking about how to meet their fitness goals. Nevertheless, it’s not always the popular vote to make a change for the better.  Some people like Ciara Johnson of Youfit Pembroke Pines make the decision to be…

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Runners Across the World Joined Together to Run It Forward – Running Fitness Article

Runners Across the World Joined Together to Run It Forward As a brand that believes in the transformative power of the run, Global Running Day is always a holiday that we look forward to. To celebrate this year, we introduced the Brooks Run It Forward Challenge on Strava and asked the running community to join us in logging our miles to support under resourced high school running teams through the Brooks Booster Club. We also partnered…

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When Did We Accept That It Was OK To Be So Hard On Ourselves? – Workout Fitness Article

I absolutely love the New Year because it feels like a fresh start, a clean slate, and a world of potential and opportunity. Why is that wonder so quickly stomped on by our fear of not living up to our own expectations? Do you ever make New Year’s resolutions or goals and find yourself getting overwhelmed, stressed out or frustrated instead of inspired, motivated and energized? Why do you think that is? Is it the pressure we put on ourselves…

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