Category: Hashtag Fitness

Yule Survive: Quick & Effective Workout Playlist

You’re rushing around with last minute shopping, travel arrangements and final touches on decorations. We won’t waste your time then. Here’s a quick and effective workout for every day this week. Destroy a ton of calories in as little as five minutes a pop. Day 1: Strong Body, Fit Body Total Circuit (7 minutes) Day 2: Pilates for Beginners: […]

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This Dance Blitz Blasts Calories, Stress

As everyone knows, one of the best ways to beat stress is to burn it off. There’s nothing better than a short blitz of high intensity exercise to help you mellow out. And if it’s fun too? That’s just a bonus. AcaciaTV’s Ben Allen has you covered on the stress-busting, the fat blasting and the fun with […]

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Twist and Shout Waist Management Workout

Halloween is behind us. Next up, Thanksgiving. And then Christmas. Then New Year’s after that. It’s a festive time, but with everything going on it can also be a stressful time. Sometime in the next nine weeks you’ll probably want to just scream. Well if you’re gonna blow off some steam, may as well make […]

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7 Not So Scary Ways to Burn Off Halloween Candy

Let’s face it…when it comes to navigating the candy aisle at Halloween, it’s take no prisoners. So for Week 1 of the AcaciaTV Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge, you already know you’re gonna eat some candy. I say, just plan for it. Have a strategy that doesn’t involve feeling bad about yourself. You don’t need […]

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Rock Your Abs With This ‘His and Hers’ Workout

Change is in the air, my friends. The days are getting shorter. The air is getting crisper. The trees are exploding with vibrant colors. The grocery store aisles are filing up with candy corn, pumpkin-flavored everything, and various other seasonal delights. Ahhhhhh Autumn. It’s my favorite season of all. But as soon as it arrives, […]

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Workout Less for Better Results

If you’re an AcaciaTV subscriber or a frequent reader of this blog, you’re one of the lucky ones who has access to all the tools you need to get fit – no matter your workout preferences and time or space constraints. 3 Instant Exercise Rut Busters The BOSU: How To Use That Half Ball Thingy […]

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This Ball Takes You From Great Workout to Grand Slam

That moment when the only exercise ball on the rack is one of those strange ones that doesn’t bounce and feels like it’s filled with Jell-O. Could it be some random escapee from the Island of Misfit Toys? Who knew it was possible to have a lazy exercise ball? Well, there goes your workout, right? […]

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Want a Great Workout? Take it Outside

Life’s too short to be bored with your workouts – spice up your daily run around the neighborhood by adding a body weight circuit. No equipment = No excuses! 3 Instant Exercise Rut Busters Need a Running Form Refresher? 5 Insider Tips for Using AcaciaTV  Here’s the deal. Warm up with 10 minutes of easy […]

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Train Yourself To Stop Tripping Over Your Own Feet

The fact that you don’t stumble over every crack in a sidewalk is actually an amazing achievement. For that you can thank a remarkable combination of bodily systems that contribute to your sense of balance. Balance relies on the small bones of your inner ears, vision, the proprioceptive system within your muscles (which controls your […]

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Sculpt Awesome Arms With Some Monkey-Bar Muscle Mayhem

At AcaciaTV we believe it’s totally possible to have mass quantities of fun while getting your workout on. Last week, I gave your lower body using only a playground swing to prove the point. Check out the Lower Body Playground Blast here. This week, I’m back to give you another reason to bust out of […]

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This Playground Workout Makes Glute Training Child’s Play

As kids, we used to spend large parts of our days just itching to get outside and run around. Recess was our workout and the playground was our gym. So what the heck happened? Somewhere between the mortgage, the commute, and the PTA meetings, fitness became cumbersome – yet another item on our already-overloaded to-do […]

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Banish Back Pain With This Simple Stretch Routine

If you own a spine, there’s a good chance you’ve had low back pain at some point in your life. Nearly 80 percent of us have experienced the annoying agony associated with the lower vertebrae. One of the most common reasons for low back pain is weak, tight muscles. After spending too much time supporting […]

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4 Marvelous Multitasking Sculpt Moves

Time crunched should not mean no time for exercise. Not if you make every move count. Here, AcaciaTV‘s Gerren Liles shows you four marvelous multitasking sculpt moves that add up to one quick and efficient workout. Each compact move works many muscle groups all at once as well as other elements of fitness like flexibility, balance and coordination. Time […]

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3 Instant Exercise Rut Busters

Stop me if this sounds familiar: You’ve been diligently putting in the miles, cranking out the reps with the fantastic AcaciaTV trainers, cruising along like a champ when “it” happens — the dreaded workout rut. Dun dun dun. If the thought of your impending workout makes your eyes glaze over, chances are you’re in The Rut. […]

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Fix Common Running Mistakes Like Sassy Booty, Chicken Wings

“Running Sucks!” I hear this all the time. In a past life, I often said it myself. Actually for most of my life, running was a punishment. Miss a play, run a lap. Let the ball drop, run suicides. Awful. Just awful. Then I fell in love with running and eventually became a running coach. Now, […]

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Real Talk About the Post Pregnancy Body Bounce Back

AcaciaTV has a ton of fabulous workouts, motivational guidance, and trainer tips to help new moms get back into shape. But we get that it can be tricky to figure out how to best use all of these awesome tools, especially when you’ve got your hands full with a newborn. We also know that some […]

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Exhale Core Fusion: Boot Camp

Exhale Core Fusion creators Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp have created a heart pumping workout that not only addresses your strength and flexibility needs, but your cardio needs as well. All the workouts in this collection sizzle away unwanted pounds and transform the body through deep sculpting that’s non-stop and fast paced. It is a […]

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Yoga for Abs

It’s not too late to get your abs into bikini-worthy shape. And you’re in luck — this is the routine that will get you there. AcaciaTV Yoga Star Kristin McGee wastes no time jumping into this 20-minute practice that’s jam packed with core focused moves like planks, boat poses and side twists. While all yoga […]

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4 Lunge Moves For Gorgeous Glutes

Some booty exercises are considered classics for a reason – they get the job done. Take the lunge. There’s no better way to sculpt a high round tush and strong chiseled thighs. And when you multitask it by matching it up with another move, it becomes the hero of your workout. So whether your goal […]

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Shiva Rea Fluid Yoga

Shiva Rea leads this transformative mind-body workout that has you flowing from pose to pose to loosen, lengthen and strengthen the muscles. With constant gentle-yet-strong movements this is truly flow yoga. Read: What is that half ball thingy?  Set under a waterfall in Kauai, five fluid practices leave you feeling energized, powerful, vibrant, and healthy. […]

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The BOSU: How To Use That Half Ball Thingy

That moment you see a strange piece of equipment in the gym and wonder if it’s a torture device or some machinery you aren’t qualified to operate. Yeah…I’ve been there too. Well I say, no more intimidation. No more avoiding that oddly shaped workout contraption or gadget. No more fear of using it wrong.  I’m […]

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Hemalayaa Beautiful Belly Cardio Core

This dance-inspired abs workout melts off your muffin top in a totally unique way. Fitness star and yogini Hemalayaa draws on belly dance inspired moves in three 12-minute routines that work those all-important core muscles. Do them one at a time or in one belly dance marathon. You might also like: Hemalayaa Beginner’s Yoga With […]

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Fit Bottomed Mama Shares Her Secrets for an Active Pregnancy

Recently, I had the incredible privilege of interviewing of one of the greats in the world of fitness blogging and one of my personal fitspirations, Jennipher Walters, CEO and co-founder of the websites, FitBottomedGirls.com, FitBottomedMamas.com and FitBottomedEats.com and author of the book by Random House, The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet. In case you’re not sufficiently impressed by those creds, […]

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Step By Step Strength Training With Petra Kolber

If you’re new to weight training or have had a lay off, AcaciaTV‘s fitness trainer Petra Kolber is here to show you the ropes. With detailed instructions and informed technique tips, Kolber leads you through a series of strength training routines that will help you sculpt up and slim down. You Might Also Like: Strength […]

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Shiva Rea – Yoga Energy Flow Program 3

The short practices in this program emphasize flexibility, a quiet mind and a long, strong core. They build upon the first two Energy Flow videos to complete the compliment of energizing yet calming yoga routines. You should also try: Yoga Energy Flow Programs 1 & 2 As always, Shiva Rea leads her practices thoughtfully. Her music choice […]

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Shiva Rea Yoga Energy Flow – Program 2

Noted Yogi Shiva Rea leads three flowing and challenging yoga practices that balance energizing the body with calming the mind. Her creative instruction teaches you to listen to your body and explore your personal limits. You might also like: Yoga Strength With Kristin McGee This is the second bundle of workouts in the Energy Flow […]

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Shiva Rea Yoga Energy Flow – Program 1

Shiva Rea stars in this first-in-a-series of energetic yoga practices featuring a full compliment of advanced moves. Follow her clear instructions and gorgeous demonstrations as she leads you through 3 flowing routines for stretch, strength, balance and stability plus a short meditation . You might also like: Yoga Energy Flow 2 This is the highest […]

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Booty Boot Camp With Kenya Moore

Kenya Moore, former Miss USA and one of the stars of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, shares her secrets for fit and fine glutes in these three fat-blasting, booty-shaping workouts. Get ready to sweat through targeted tush transforming moves that will lift and firm your backside in well…no time flat. You Might Also Like: Dance and […]

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Workout Shoes: Finding Your Sole Mate

I have a few pet peeves when it comes to shoes and feet. Top of the list is people who drag their feet when walking (swish, swish, swish…), followed closely by flip flops (don’t get me started…) Rounding out the top three is people who work out in the wrong shoes for what they’re doing. […]

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Weight Loss Cardio Sculpt

By incorporating both cardio and strength-training into two unique, 20-minute fitness routines, you’ll work more efficiently, lose more body fat, and rev up your metabolism with this AcaciaTV workout. Your body will then work to burn calories around the clock, giving you the ultimate edge to reach your weight loss goals. Violet Zaki is an […]

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Dance and Be Fit: Lower Body Burn

Dance away trouble zones and have fun while you do it. This joyful dance program, designed and led by Kimberly Mullen, will give you strong, lean dancer legs. So lose yourself in the rhythm as you lift and shape your backside, tone your hips and thighs, and strengthen your physique. From hip sways to high […]

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Hemalayaa Bollywood Fitness

Burn fat, lift those buns, and reshape your upper body Bollywood style. Known for her playful spirit, fitness star and yogini Hemalayaa leads sexy, sassy, fun workouts that get results and make you smile. This is not your usual squat and lunge routine. There’s a lot of hip shaking and shoulder shimmies that get the job […]

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3-in-1 Total Body Fitness

If you’re serious about fitness, you have to balance the Big 3: cardio, strength, and flexibility training. This Acacia TV program, starring Desi Bartlett, has all you need for total fitness. Each 20-minute workout targets one of the Big 3. Do them in sequence or mix-and-match to suit your schedule. You will burn calories and […]

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Strength Training With Deazie Gibson

Here’s a well-rounded strength training session that’s short and sweet. AcaciaTV trainer Deazie Gibson coaches you through each move to start then cuts the rest periods in between sets, a progression that helps you learn the exercises correctly yet maintain a high level of intensity. What I especially like about this routine is the fact […]

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Exhale: Core Fusion Cardio Pure Intensity

Pure Intensity is the first ever cardio workout in Exhale’s hit line of Core Fusion fitness programs. It’s quickly become one of AcaciaTV‘s most popular videos. Six, 10-minute segments target multiple trouble spots at once, providing a heart-pumping workout for the whole body. Get sweaty and svelte as you lose weight while sculpting defined abs, […]

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Kristi Yamaguchi: Power Workout

Get fit with the Olympic gold medal figure skater and Dancing with the Stars champion. Developed with celebrity trainer Erin O’Brien, Yamaguchi’s fat-blasting, body-transforming circuit workout does it all: tones, burns calories, builds strength and gets your heart pumping. You can do the entire video in one blast or mix and match the segments to […]

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Dr. Lisa’s Fitness Blast

Dr. Lisa Masterson, former cast member of the Doctors, instructs these three efficient fitness routines, full of moves pulled from yoga, dance, strength and more. It’s a fun blend of styles that’s totally doable to get you stronger, longer and energized. You might also like: Strength Challenge If you are fairly new to exercise this […]

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Dance and Be Fit: Hip Hop

Slim down and tone up with AcaciaTV‘s Dance and Be Fit: Hip Hop Cardio video workout. Join instructor Sarita Lou as she takes you through this crazy cool hip hop fitness program to burn fat and calories while sculpting your whole body. You’ll also learn some new steps you can bust out at the next […]

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Shiva Rea, A.M. Energy

AcaciaTV’s A.M. Energy is the perfect morning yoga program to get your day started. Noted yogi Shiva Rea takes you through this series of invigorating practices full of powerful, flowing poses and thoughtful meditations to revive the body, mind, and soul. You can do these programs alone or roll everyone else in the house out […]

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Why Busy Moms Need A Yoga Time Out

When my kids were babies and toddlers, I’d fantasize about all the amazing things I’d be able to get done while they napped—finish up a work project, clean the kitchen, nap and get in a lovely yoga session. Um, yeah. It rarely worked out that way. I know how tempting it is to think that […]

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Keeping Fit Cardio

Your heart is the most important muscle in your body and you need to keep it fit and healthy as you age. That’s where AcaciaTV’s Keeping Fit Cardio comes in. You’ll burn calories and fat, increase lung capacity, control your weight, and add energy to your day with this workout. You’ll grapevine, jab, squat, and […]

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Arthritis RX

This is AcaciaTV streaming video workout is the perfect place to start if you are brand new to exercise or have chronic joint issues such as arthritis. Most of the workout is done lying on the floor. All of the movements are gentle and careful. If you want, you can view the detailed instructional video […]

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Xtend Barre: Lean and Chiseled

Get ready to transform your body with AcaciaTV‘s Xtend Barre workout. The three routines contained in this video combine elements of dance, Pilates and cardio to build lean muscle, lengthen and strengthen the entire body, burn calories and increase stamina. The routine includes a warm up and cool down segment as well as a brief instructional segment for […]

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Yoga Flow for Beginners

Shiva Rea is a leading teacher of vinyasa flow yoga, which combines fluid movement and rhythmic breathing for a strong yet peaceful workout. Her Yoga Flow for Beginner’s video workout is a terrific AcaciaTV introduction to this dynamic form of yoga. As you flow through the poses, Rea takes the time to progress into the most challenging variations by […]

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Yoga Strength With Kristin McGee

If you’re looking for a 20-minute alternative strength workout, this is the video for you. Celebrity trainer Kristin McGee instructs this powerful, flowing yoga practice. By holding each position for a few moments you work deep into the muscles to firm and tone even the hard to reach support structures of the hips, buttocks and arms. You also […]

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Strength Challenge With Deazie Gibson

Grab your weights and head to the beach! Gibson leads you through two rounds of 6 “super sets” designed to supercharge your metabolism as you build lean sexy muscles. You will love this straight forward yet powerful routine. It will push you hard yet it’s easy to learn, thanks to Gibson’s excellent cueing and clear explanations. Plus […]

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Exhale Core Fusion, Yoga Energy Flow

Awaken and invigorate your body and mind with this blend of yoga, Pilates and the Lotte Berk Method, as well as Chi Gong circular movements. All of the routines are designed to shift your inner and outer energy to produce balance and tone with a cardio kick. As a result, you’ll increase stamina and reduce inches for a […]

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SparkPeople 28-Day Boot Camp

Get fit fast with SparkPeople’s Coach Nicole. High-energy cardio routines combined with full-body strengthening exercises keep your muscles guessing; Coach Nicole’s mellow yet positive, supportive style will keep you motivated as you trim inches, build lean muscle, and gain confidence. I love this workout because it’s divided up into 4 great routines (plus a warm up and […]

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5 Moves For a Sexy, Rock-Solid Core

Your core’s primary function is not to just look nice in a bikini. While I certainly understand why that may be your main focus and motivation over the next three months, your core has some pretty important jobs to do the other nine months of the year as well — like making it possible for […]

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3 Easy Steps For Testing Core and Ab Strength

Raise your hand if you love to work your core. Raise your hand if you know what “core” really means. Uh huh…that’s what I thought. It’s such a nebulous term, isn’t it? I mean, what am I? An apple? A planet? A few years back, core became a a fitness buzz-word and it’s been thrown […]

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4 Ways To Let Annoyance Go

The friend who keeps posting her political views on Facebook. A parking ticket. That email your co-worker cc’d your boss on. That squabble you had with your significant other. There are so many little things you encounter on any given day that can really get stuck in your craw. The problem is that one little […]

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Meditation ‘Me Time’ Is Necessary, Not Narcissistic

After my second (and last) child was born, I had what I thought was a brilliant idea: I would give up my 15-year yoga and meditation practice, cold turkey. It would save me so much time! I would be able to get more done and thus, I would be happier. Ha ha ha ha ha […]

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Why the FDA Smackdown of Kind Bars Is Hard to Digest

Earlier this week the FDA gave the makers of Kind Bars a little spanking. It turns out there’s a strict definition for the word “healthy” and four of Kind’s products didn’t clear the hurdle. The bars contain too much fat and not enough antioxidants, fiber or protein to meet the FDA’s healthy labeling requirements, the […]

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The Great Cardio Debate — Part 3: The Case for Steady State Cardio

Amanda Young

In my previous post, I presented the pros and cons of interval training and now it’s time to examine the other- decidedly less glamorous- side of cardiovascular training…steady state cardio. Doesn’t sound nearly as fancy as “high intensity interval training”, does it?? While the name makes it sound like a snooze-fest, this is where modern […]

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Can You Tell Me How to Get to Awesome Street?: How to Build a Solid, Well-Rounded Fitness Program

Alison in cobra

I left you hanging again last post, didn’t I? Now that you’ve got your mind right and are feeling all this motivation to make things happen, it’s time to build the program or workout routine that’ll be the vehicle to get you to your goals. Okay, what exactly is involved in a good fitness program? […]

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Motivation for the Masses, Part 2 of 2: Five Nuggets of Knowledge

Coach Alison on the yoga mat!

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for (cue drum roll): the conclusion of my Motivation for the Masses post… I have spent the better part of my life whole-heartedly believing that I belonged in the “motivationally-challenged” bucket. I, like many people, thought that I was doomed to always be uninspired and disinterested […]

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Maybe the Problem Isn’t You: A Quick & Dirty Guide to Setting Attainable Goals

Recently, someone said to me “I don’t set goals because it just sets me up for failure.” I’m a huge fan of goals and find tremendous value in them, so this statement really got me thinking. On one hand, I suppose there’s some logic here- I mean, you can’t really get off-track if you were […]

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Motivation for the Masses Part 1 of 2: Goals, CHECK! Plan, CHECK! Now What?!?!?!

If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you already know how to (and hopefully have) made some commitments to yourself this year and used my “Super-Secret Four-Step Process for Setting Awesome Goals” to put yourself on the path to honoring those commitments. If you’ve been following along and checked off those boxes already, congratulations, you’ve […]

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Welcome to 2015: You Are Now Entering A Resolution-Free Zone

It’s that time of the year again where all anyone can talk about is New Years’ Resolutions. (Hang in there folks, it typically only lasts about 12-14 days. It’ll all be over soon, I promise.) Even though I’m a HUGE fan of setting goals, I’m absolutely not the resolution-making type. In fact, I don’t even […]

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I’m Sorry, What Did You Just Call Me? (An Introduction to Coach Alison)

Hi everyone! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself since you’ll be hearing from me with some frequency going forward. I’m Coach Alison and my primary role here is to provide you with three things: motivation, encouragement, and inspiration. I’m a very enthusiastic and passionate fitness trainer and coach (to put it mildly) […]

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