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Laura Irving
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You May Be a Secret Couch Potato
You have finally done it!    After months and years of trying, you have a workout routine that works for you. After trying this class and that workout routine, the downloaded workouts from YouTube, or the copied workouts from your Shape magazine (“Women's H...
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Why the Abs?
If you didn't know already, I am a personal trainer.  I am also a group fitness instructor, running coach as well as a black belt in mixed martial arts.   Every time I take on a new client, I do an assessment of their physical fitness. I ask them thing like...
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The F.I.T.T. Principle
I was watching a man in the gym for several months (not in a stalking kind of way).  I nicknamed him, quietly in my head, Mr. Magoo. He looks a lot like the cartoon character but is not nearly as endearing. He bit my head off one morning for some infraction...
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Hot Weather Running Tips
Hot Weather Running Tips The Road Runners Club of America wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not fol...
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An Ounce of Prevention
NOTE:  I am inspired to republish this entry after seeing Bob Harper, Biggest Loser trainer, on the Today show on Tuesday.  In  February , Bob had a nearly fatal heart attack. According to his interview, he ignored some early warning signs of dizziness. Eve...
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Lil' Crazy
The Husband and I have a language all of our own. I think most couple do. The Husband and I will be watching shows, sports or politics and discuss the “level of crazy” the particular person needs to be in order to be driven to the level of success that pers...
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Triathlon Training. Race #4
And so it begins which is how I started this blog entry on
April 9 th . In reality, my training started March 22 and only got around
to starting a blog entry three weeks later. Here we are 12 weeks after that and
I am just getting back to finishing that blo...
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Vegan, Vegetarian or Carnivore
I have been toying with the idea of going vegetarian for at least
a year now. Over the weekend, I watched a documentary  Forks over
Knives, which got me thinking of potentially going vegan. I like to skip
steps. Why walk when you can run? I truly believe in...
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How Do I Get Through To You?
I now understand how frustrated my mother was with me. The wisdom
that age and experience sees in the younger and less experienced is
exasperating. I watch the people in my world sit, literally, and do nothing. If
you think I am talking about you, you're ri...
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Snake Oil
Happy New Year! I love this time of year because it is a fresh start for everyone.
I know I am not alone in saying au revoir to 2014 and don't let the door hit
you in the a%# on way out. People are excited to start their new diets/fitness regimes/
race plan...
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