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Annie Brees
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5 Tips To Set SMARTER Goals In 2016
The New Year brings optimistic feelings of a fresh start, a clean slate, a new chance to reach our goals. Love them or hate them, it is estimated that almost half of Americans make resolutions every New Year. Step into any gym the first week of January and ...

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The New Year brings optimistic feelings of a fresh start, a clean slate, a new chance to reach our goals. Love them or hate them, it is estimated that almost half of Americans make resolutions every New Year. Step into any gym the first week of January and ...

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Lifting For Two
At 16 weeks pregnant with my third baby, I’m no stranger to the ever present I-could-sleep-for-days-exhaustion, strange cravings (more eggs please), mood swings, and crazy dreams. Truth be told, I actually really enjoy being pregnant.   I mean, when I sit d...

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Powerful lessons: Life Lessons Learned On The Platform
It's been a near a year since I last competed in a powerlifting meet and thanks to pregnancy it will be at least that long before I compete again.  Nonetheless, strength training, powerlifting and trying to stay at strong as safely possible is usually at ...

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Didn't See That Coming: 10 Surprising Things That Change When you Start Lifting
If you know me, you know I’m a fan of the iron.  Heavy, light, fast, slow, kettlebells, barbells, all the reps or just a few, I love any and all forms of strength training.   I’ve spent the last few years gushing about the numerous benefits of strength trai...

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Didn't See That Coming: 10 Surprising Things That Change When you Start Lifting
If you know me, you know I’m a fan of the iron.  Heavy, light, fast, slow, kettlebells, barbells, all the reps or just a few, I love any and all forms of strength training.   I’ve spent the last few years gushing about the numerous benefits of strength trai...

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Challenges: Great or Gimmick?
Squat challenge, yoga challenge, push up challenge, core challenge, burpee challenge, running challenge, flossing your teeth challenge. I'm teasing about the last one, although it's not a bad idea. Fitness challenges are a series of daily events focusing on...

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Are You Swimsuit Ready?
Summer is here and with a rise in temperature comes weekends on the water, nights at the ball field, and tan lines. A season typically known for its carefree vibe, the warm summer sunshine has a way of lifting spirits even after the gloomiest winters. The i...

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Exercise Is About More Than A Pretty Body
My husband was out for the night and I always have trouble sleeping when he’s gone.  It was approaching 12am, well past my regular bedtime of 10pm,  when I caught myself mesmerized by an infomercial for a fitness program.   With highly energetic speakers, f...

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More Than A Mother?
I spent the past weekend in Kansas City at the Fitness Summit mingling with some of the top fitness experts in the industry.  I picked the brains of my favorite trainers, made new connections with people all over the world, and even learned some new movemen...
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