• 3,2,1…plyo!

    You can run, you can lift…but can you do some PLYO?! Plyometrics is also known as “jump training”. Jump training was originally used to train Olympic athletes, but nowadays you can do a 360-degree turn in the gym and I’ll guarantee that you’ll see at least one or two people doing some plyometrics (hopefully both […]

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    September 18, 2013 By Jess
  • Diet soda: you decide!

    Reading my earlier post about liquid calories may have you asking, what about diet sodas? Will I get addicted to diet soda? Will I gain weight from it? Can my body actually tell if it’s real or “fake” sugar? You will always find sources that butt heads with each other — one telling you that sodas will lead […]

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    September 16, 2013 By Jess
  • Hakuna matata…just Tabata

    Whether you are a long-distance runner or someone who loathes cardio and tries to avoid it, you might have heard of HIIT. High-intensity interval training — HIIT, for short — isn’t a brand new concept. Recently, however, it has become popular as another way to get cardiovascular exercise throughout the week. I like to think […]

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    September 11, 2013 By Jess
  • Guilty pleasures: REVEALED!

    If you know me, you know I’m a foodie. Name a food item and I’ll join you in enjoying it (just no weird animal body parts). Ask me if I eat healthy and I’ll start with, “Well…it’s balanced”. I don’t eat donuts every day for breakfast or have french fries every night with dinner, but […]

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    September 8, 2013 By Jess
  • Liquid calories raining on your parade

    Sweet tea. Gatorade. Smoothies. Orange Juice. Soda. Frappuccino. Milkshakes (my personal fave). Each one of us can think of the perfect, cold, refreshing drink to accompany our meals or cool us off on a hot day. What’s not to love about those sweet, flavorful, and delicious beverages? Unfortunately, the comforting taste comes at a not-so-comforting […]

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    September 5, 2013 By Jess