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The Fab Ab Challenge

The Internet is a truly amazing space, capturing the best and worst of current events, history, advice, humanity, pets, recipes, those song lyrics I never get quite right, and of course, fitness. Every now and then, a fitness myth I thought had been put to bed for good leaks into current online conversation and I hardcore cringe when I see there are lots of people who don’t know about its current condition (ie, it’s a zombie – walking dead fit fiction). One such monster that popped up this week to bite new, unsuspecting victims was an Ab Challenge. Now,…

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Streaking — Is it for me?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, runners start streaking… Memorial Day is not only the unofficial kick-off to summer, but it’s also the start of a summer run streak promoted by Runner’s World and embraced by runners all over the globe. Streak Runners International’s website lists almost 6,000 registered streakers from 69 countries, and as of today, the hashtag #RWRunStreak had 285,000 posts on Instagram, while the more generic #runstreak had 670,000 posts, mostly selfies of runners on roads, tracks, trails, and treadmills. Run streaking has gained popularity…

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The Secret to Fitness Results

By: Aileen Kroon, RRCA Run Coach & NASM Personal Trainer Did you have a fit goal this year? It’s April, and if you made a new year’s resolution to “get fit”, you may be riding the struggle bus after a winter of cold days and an increasingly busier schedule than you’ve probably had in the last 2 years. You’re not alone; according to Forbes, 80% of people abandon their resolutions, most by the end of February (“The Top 3 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail And How Yours Can Succeed”). Why? It’s not just that life gets busy or the…

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How to Get Faster Without Changing Your Running Routine

By: Aileen Kroon, RRCA Run Coach & NASM Personal Trainer The Average Runner People run for lots of reasons – to get in shape, to be social, to cross a marathon off their bucket list, to maybe eat or drink a little extra, to clear their mind – and while most of us will never qualify for the Olympic trials, if we’re going to race, we would like to see just how fast we can get. Most run coaches will tell you that you need to increase your mileage and/or increase your intensity, running workouts specific to the races…

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