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5 Tips for Getting Energized and Motivated to Work Out

Desperately in need of some workout motivation? You're certainly not alone! For many, the sheer anticipation of working out inherently evokes feelings of laziness and lethargy because they simply dislike the act of doing it. Then there are others…

Achieving Successful Weight Loss in the New Year

For many, January is the most important month of the year. It marks the start of the New Year, a time when people generally feel renewed, refreshed, and full of hope and promise. January is also a time when people feel extra motivated to…

Three Ways to Find a Gym and Make It Work For You

As one who's worn a lot of different hats (overweight member, highly fit member, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and manager) in many different commercial gym settings my overall perspective on gym culture is quite unique. I recall…

How Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Saved ME From Domestic Abuse

Years back, one of my Facebook followers asked me to discuss some ways in which exercise, good nutrition and other healthy lifestyle behaviors could potentially play a role in inspiring people to leave domestic violence situations. Motivated…

A Personal Endurance Challenge: How I Survived My First Trail Race

I've been an avid runner for more than half my life but I'll be the first to admit that I generally prefer to stay within my comfort zone. For instance, I'm totally biased towards distance running over sprinting, road running over treadmill…

My First Half Marathon Trail Race: A Personal Quest to Conquer the Intimidation

I've been an avid runner and marathon enthusiast for nearly 20 years. Long runs on scenic city roads and rural routes and amidst lakes and creeks are definitely my forte. Interestingly enough, I've never been a big fan of trail running, particularly…