My New Training Zone: CKO Kickboxing

When Monday night rolls around, I’m always psyched to cruise over to my favorite gym, CKO Kickboxing, where I get to sweat, glow, and challenge myself with every kick and punch!  There’s nothing better than a motivating trainer, hype music, and punching some bags to lift me out of the Monday funk. Over the past few […]

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The Benefits of BodyPump

If you struggle with working out solo, are a beginner at the gym, or need added motivation, then group fitness is an excellent solution. From Spin to Yoga to Tabata, I’ve attended hundreds of group fitness classes. Even after a long, exhausting day at work, joining a group of people ready to move is energizing and motivating. […]

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My Sweat With Kayla Fitness Journey

Last winter, despite my efforts at the gym, I felt bored with my workout regimen and wasn’t really seeing results. When my friend shared a NYT article about Kayla Itsinse (link), a mega-popular trainer, I was super impressed with her genuine personality and perspective on fitness. After browsing her insta page (which now has 5.2 million followers) […]

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Why Having a Workout Buddy has Amped My Fitness!

When I’m attempting to survive the tundra of Michigan winters,  my workouts are spent indoors. Despite my love for running naturesque trails  and  outdoor adventures, you will never find me outside when it’s cold. Thus, staying in shape during this time of year means dragging my butt out of hibernation and to the gym…

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Ventures in Adult Ballet

Pilates, kickboxing, spin, yoga–you name it, I’ve tried it. I’ve always been a fan of group fitness. I love the random hodge-podge of people, the instructors who whip you into shape and having someone tell me exactly what to do. It’s more inspiring than working out by my lonesome and I always feel rejuvenated after.

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