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Myth #14: Intensity is Irrelevant

If there is one mistake I see in the gym (besides knowing that people are trying to out train a bad diet) that is sabotaging their success, it's this one. The most common scenario is this...and it's really common.  Someone comes in, all fired up with a new program in hand.  Maybe even it's a… Continue reading Myth #14: Intensity is Irrelevant

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Myth #3 Lifting Weights Makes Women Bulky

If you're just hopping into this series, be sure to check out yesterday's post about the benefits of strength training for everyone.  Seriously, if you're not using resistance to train, you're missing out on well... a lot! But Every. Single. Time.   A woman walks into the gym, the very first thing she will say… Continue reading Myth #3 Lifting Weights Makes Women Bulky

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“Secure YOUR Oxygen Mask First”

I used to fly fairly often, but since I’ve changed careers, it’s been years. I flew frequently enough that I didn’t bother to listen to the schpiel at the beginning of the flight. “Blah blah blah… phone in airplane mode… blah blah blah… exit row…may be required to assist… blah blah blah…snacks available for purchase…blah… Continue reading “Secure YOUR Oxygen Mask First”

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How Bad(ly) Do You Want It?

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. ~ Ernest Hemingway   This is not the post I’ve been trying for three days to write. But that’s ok. Because it’s the truest thing I know.   My trainer/best friend and I got into what we call… Continue reading How Bad(ly) Do You Want It?

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Phoenix Promise

My bestie does this annoying thing where he recommends a movie with lessons neatly tucked into them. He's good.  I get sucked in and love the movie rec, temporarily forget this annoying tendency, and then wham-o. I get slapped in the face by a character who has to learn whatever it is he's been trying… Continue reading Phoenix Promise

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A Day WITH a Woman

Today has been named "A Day without a Woman".  Lots of women are going on strike to remind the world of the unique contributions they make, to remind the world that women make things happen just like men.  So many female teachers are doing this today that a number of school systems have been shut… Continue reading A Day WITH a Woman