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    The Voices in My Head

    Posted on January 14, 2015 by in Living Fit

    My husband gave me some new running clothes for Christmas. He gave me some warm, reflective running tights, for the dark, cold morning runs on The Hill. And he gave me a sleek, fitted jacket to wear instead of the bulky sweatshirt I’ve been wearing, the one that actually belongs to my eldest son. I [...]

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    Be A Hill Seeker

    Posted on December 17, 2014 by in Living Fit

    You’ve probably heard this quote before. But I think it’s worth revisiting. Especially as we close out this year and look forward to the next. I first heard this quote from Long Beach Running Boot Camp’s Armando Hart. We were preparing to run the hill when he shared it with us. I was struck by [...]

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    Understanding Food Marketing Terms

    Posted on December 17, 2014 by in Nutrition Blog

    We often talk about reading, noticing, looking at food labels. This is a good reminder of the terms we often see since there are so many new food products hitting the shelves with trendy terms and claims that describe them. Blurry definitions and vague usage can lead to lots of confusion. Know which food marketing phrases can help you make healthier choices, and which terms won’t make much of a difference to your diet.

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    Boot Camper Highlight: Kerrin Pease, Boston Qualifier

    Posted on December 10, 2014 by in Living Fit

    One of my favorite things about Long Beach Boot Camp is watching so many inspiring fitness stories unfold. I can’t help but be motivated to push myself and to grow, when I see the amazing things my fellow boot campers are achieving in their lives. I’m so excited to share one of those stories with [...]

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    Eating Your Veggies For Breakfast

    Posted on December 3, 2014 by in Living Fit

    I know it’s not just me who is already feeling the results of holiday eating. Right? Thanksgiving ushers us right into December and the holiday parties, the baking, and even the walks to look at holiday lights with hot cocoa in hand, have begun. It’s easy to over indulge. Or, at the very least, fill [...]

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    When Little Changes Become Big Changes

    Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Living Fit

      I love coffee. A lot. I love the smell of it brewing on my stove. I love the taste of it. I love the way it feels like a treat or a reward. I love the ritual of it. I love the community it creates. I love the way it wakes me up. I [...]

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    Trainer Highlight: Mike Gonzalez

    Posted on November 12, 2014 by in Living Fit

    If you’ve been at Boot Camp for a while, you’ve probably had a class with Mike. And if you haven’t yet, you are missing out. Mike is a great trainer, and offers workouts that consistently challenge us. But more than that, he brings great energy to his classes. He’s got a lot of swagger, but [...]

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    Don’t Be Afraid of the Numbers

    Posted on November 5, 2014 by in Living Fit

    Everyone is looking for a quick fix to fitness and weight loss, aren’t they? The magic diet plan, the amazing meal replacement, the perfect workout, the…….sauna exercise suit. We all know the truth, though. There is no magic anything. Real results with weight loss and fitness takes hard work, will power. and dedication. Those words [...]

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    Rethink Your Drink: Liquid Calories

    Posted on October 29, 2014 by in Nutrition Blog

    Studies suggest calorie intake from beverages has more than doubled since the 1960’s, primarily due to a surge in soft drink, sport drink and sweetened tea consumption…There’s increasing evidence that many of us may be drinking our way to weight problems…

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  • How to Stay on Track: Tips & Tricks

    Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Training Tips

    “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily”. ~Zig Ziglar Motivation by nature doesn’t last. When you are not feeling motivated, know that it’s ok. It’s actually natural to have your motivation wane. Having a drop in motivation is not a sign failure! Sometimes a [...]

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