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10 Ways To Get Healthy In One Hour Or Less

November 3, 2016

I am Beautyrest Brand sponsored blogger. Opinions are my own and additional products included in the post were selected by me. This weekend is my favorite weekend of the year. It’s New York Marathon weekend, as well as Daylight Savings Time, giving us an extra hour. I always feel like I’m cheating death when we set our clocks back and think about all the fun things I’ll do with the extra time. My friends at Beautyrest Brand challenged me to share ways to help you take a step to a healthier you. Here are 10 ways to improve your health in one hour or less. 1. Go for a bike ride. Enjoy the last few days of Fall and go for a bike ride. Getting your heart rate up for at least 20 minutes improves your cardiovascular health, strengthens your muscles, and reduces stress. 2. Make brunch at home. Living…

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Get Your Michelle Obama Arms with This Workout

November 2, 2016

Shadowbox is a group fitness boxing class that includes “heavy bag work, paired with high-energy music, elements of interval training and body weight exercises.” As part of the ASICS Remix Your Workout Challenge, I signed up for Julian’s Shadowbox After Dark: 60 minute class. Here’s what happens in a Shadowbox class. Each class begins with an informational demo where the instructors that walk you through the different moves and proper form. So if you’re unfamiliar with boxing, don’t worry. You will be equipped with the right tools and walk out of the class knowing the difference between a jab, cross, uppercut, etc. Every exercise is a different combination of these moves. Julian coached us through variations of punching, jabbing, upper cuts, and calisthenics at high speeds to get our heart-rate up and stay up. I was dripping in sweat within the first 15 minutes. This is not your typical cardio-kickboxing…

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Remix Your Workout with ASICS: 6 Reasons To Change Your Fitness Routine

October 31, 2016

I recently found myself in fitness rut. I’m running and training for the TCS NYC Marathon (remember how I ran last year too?), but I’ve been lacking inspiration and a desire to stay on course with my goals. So when ASICS asked me to participate in the “Remix Your Workout” challenge, I jumped at the opportunity to check out 5 new workouts in 5 days, with the help of the new fuzeX TR™ sneakers. Workout #1: As soon as I received the ASICS fuzeX TR™ sneakers in the mail, I immediately was inspired to get out and move. New workout gear does that for me – it makes me feel fancy and strong. So I stole grabbed my husband’s new bike and went for a ride. We recently moved to Brooklyn where bike riding is just as trendy as those handle bar mustaches. Getting out and riding was a great…

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Holly Rilinger: 5 Tips For Staying Fit Physically and Mentally Year ‘Round

October 28, 2016

Today celebrity trainer, Flywheel Master Instructor, and all around badass babe Holly Rilinger shares some of her tips to help you stay strong and fit both physically and emotionally – regardless of the season. In the last week, the temperatures have dropped drastically in NYC. It went from being a beautiful, mild autumn to what feels like winter. It was emotionally jarring for me to have to dig up my winter coat. And I, for one, am one of those people who refuses to wear her winter coat until it’s absolutely necessary. The cold never bothers me, but it’s the lack of sun that I dread. Sunlight is a natural source of Vitamin D, and a Vitamin D deficiency can lead to mood changes and irritability, depression, weight gain, fatigue, low immunity, and general weakness. So check out Holly’s tips for staying fit physically and mentally year ’round. Holly Rilinger:…

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