September Wall Sit Challenge! #FFWallSit

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    Are you ready to strengthen your lower body this month? Together with our partner Reebok we’re challenging you to perform a wall sit every day during the month of September. The wall sit is an isometric exercise that strengthens the quadriceps and hamstrings. You don’t need any equipment or even a lot of [...]

POLL: Tell us how you REALLY feel about the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

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    It’s the Friday before Labor Day: we’re headed into the last official weekend of summer! We know that for many in our community, nothing says fall like the release of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove= a hard to resist hot coffee treat on a cool autumn morning. But while [...]

Fitness Roundup: Yoga is for Everyone

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  photo credits: lovelifesurf.com, enjoyingthecourse.com, dareyoutoblog.com   I still remember my first yoga class. Let’s just say I thought it would be my last. However, something – pride, perhaps? – made me go back and give it another try.  This led to a third class, and before I knew it, I was hooked. A few [...]

LEUCINE MATTERS!

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  LEUCINE MATTERS: The xL-Factor   Muscle is a metabolically expensive tissue; in fact, in The G.A.I.N. Plan I often refer to muscle as “metabolic currency.” Pound for pound muscle tissue is 3x more metabolically active than fat at rest. With activity, this metabolism increases greatly. Nature is always trying to conserve energy, so if [...]

We’re Talking Precovery and Recovery! #RecoverWithRed Chat 8/27 9pm EST

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    How do you reduce workout pain and soreness? What can you do before working out… to help you recover more quickly afterward? Are there ways to hasten recovery after a particularly tough workout?   We’re talking about precovery and recovery with our sponsor @ChooseCherries, the Cherry Marketing Institute. Did you know that tart cherries have [...]

How Do You Prepare for a Workout? #BSN Chat 8/26 9pm EST

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    Consistently pushing just a little bit further in your workout can mean significant gains over time. How do you prepare for a workout so you can lift more, push further? How do you stay mentally motivated to keep going? And what defines a successful workout to you? We’ll cover these questions plus discuss [...]

Tech Tips for the Connected Traveler: #ConnectedLife Chat 8/25 9pm EST

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    Mobile tech has made our lives more convenient in so many ways, but especially when it comes to travel! No more being stranded by a missed connection or needing quarters to call for a ride. No more wondering why the train is late and how much later it might be. And no more [...]

Healthy Back-To-School Recipe Ideas

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  Can you believe it is already the last week of August? Summer is wrapping up and kids are going back to school. Even though I am personally not going back to school, I’m still feeling the first day of school vibes! Pinterest is starting to flood with crock-pot recipes and fall flavors are all over the [...]

All About Barre Fitness Classes

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    Photo Credit: FitFoodieFinds.com Chances are you’ve been hearing the buzz about Barre workouts. Many are becoming Barre believers  due to the effective but small isometric movements that comprise the workouts.  Although they’ve recently gained renewed popularity, they’ve actually been around since the 1950′s, when the first studio was opened by former dancer Lotte Burke. [...]

Poll: Where Do You Work Out?

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      Do you need to feel the wind on your face? Or do you prefer the quiet morning hours right in your own home? We’re curious to know where our FitFluential peeps prefer to work out— let us know where we can most often find you getting your sweat on!   online poll by [...]

Bust A Move: 90′s Playlist for August

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    The 90′s. Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that N’Sync and B Spears were rocking the radio stations? 90′s music is definitely my favorite era to motivate me during a workout. I love that I can remember all of the words to some of my childhood favorites. If I had a choice, I [...]

Keeping Up with Fitness While Traveling: #ChevyFitTrip Chat 8/19 9pm EST

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    We have the best of intentions, right? But it can be hard to find the motivation or energy to stick to our exercise routine or healthy diet once we’re on the road or on vacation. What are your best tips and tricks for staying healthy and active when you’re away from home? Let [...]

Get Ready for Fall, Football and More: #ConnectedLife Chat 8/18 2pm EST

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      Are you ready for some football… and all of the other awesome things you associate with fall? How are you planning to spend your remaining days of summer? How does your mobile device help you stay connected to what’s going on so you can get the most of your days?   Join us [...]

31 Healthy Recipes for Fish and Seafood Lovers

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  Photo credits: Fit Foodie Finds, Strength and Sunshine, Purely Twins, Nosh and Nourish   I’m especially excited to share this delicious recipe roundup with you guys. Seafood is a favorite of mine! These photos look completely irresistible, don’t they? Many seafood options have health benefits that make them excellent choices for your diet. The American [...]

Fitness Roundup: Kettlebells for Dummies

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  PHOTO CREDIT Monica Nelson Fitness   Have you invested in a kettlebell yet for your home workouts? Or maybe you’ve seen them at the gym and thought about giving them a try? If you’re a seasoned swinger or a total newbie, this post on kettlebells is for you! Exercises performed with kettlebells are considered functional movements because they mimic the [...]

Healthy Options on the Go: #GetYourVeggieOn Chat 8/15 3:30pm EST

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sponsored by SUBWAY®   You’ve heard it time and time again… abs are made in the kitchen. But you’re not always in your kitchen. You’re on the road or at work; on vacation or just on your way (and quite possibly running late). And too-frequent takeout can take its toll on your wallet and your [...]

5 Tips for Healthy Eating On-The-Go

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   sponsored by Subway   1. Mind over matter.  When you’re traveling, or just navigating through your daily to-do list of responsibilities, you’re encountering stress. Many of us ‘stress eaters’ turn to food in times like these. Chances are, the choices of a stress-eater will not be ideal for your health. When you feel your blood [...]

Ask Us Anything #AskFF

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    What’s the best time of day to work out? What foods should I avoid when trying to lose weight? How about working out on an empty stomach—yes or no? Which exercises will help me perform better in sports?   Ever wanted to ask a question of an expert in the field of health and fitness? [...]