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10 Tips to Kick the Never-Ending Diet

“I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.” Dolly Parton When I think of Dolly’s quote I think of how my mother also tried every diet in the book before she finally lost her weight. …

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Are Your Power Walks POWERful? 8 Tips to Improve

I was running the other day and ran past a middle-aged woman (side note: I love how “middle-aged people” continue to get older as I get older. ha!). Anyway, so I say good morning (because that’s how I roll) and she mouthed something. This was my cue to stop, take off one of my earphones …

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50 Go-To Exercises for Your Gym Routine

It’s easy to walk into a gym like ours and completely be overwhelmed with equipment. To be honest, it would even intimidate me if I was seeing it for the first time. As a result, many members don’t venture out much. They just use what they know – no matter how little that is. So, it’s time to start …

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Coach’s Choice: Top 6 Exercises for the Pros

One of the perks to being in the fitness industry, and working with great brands like Designer Whey and Sears, is you get to meet some really amazing trainers and athletes. Every trainer and athlete has their favorite exercises. So, when I met with Mixed Martial Arts trainer, Coach Van Arsdale, to tape his Designer …

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PFIT TIP: Better is Best

How many times have you heard “If you can’t do it right, don’t do it at all“. This has been my motto on many things in life – especially work. If I can’t do something 100%, than I’d rather not do it until I can. However, this doesn’t apply to everything – especially fitness. Life …

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5 Steps to Getting Back on Track

My recent blog on Designer Whey. I wrote this after my vacation – where I reeeeally went off my diet and regular workout routine. Although I had a blast, sometimes the hardest part is getting back on track. If you ever find yourself way off course, here are 5 tips on how to help you …

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3 Ways to Amp Up Your Workout

Steve Pfiester writes for Designer Whey, “What are you Really Doing in the Gym“. “I’ve been guilty of going into the gym, knocking down a list of exercises, and two hours later packing up to go home.  Sounds good, but the problem is I never really worked out at all.  Sure I got a little …

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Being Fit Tastes So Good

As most of you know I work for Sears’ online fitness community called FitStudio. One of my jobs is to write motivational tidbits to FitStudio members, which get emailed to members once a week. Here was today’s tip! This week’s topics: Razor Back Workout Walk to a Different Beat Treadmill Workout Mind Your Munchies Diet …

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FITNESS: Avoid the Wrong Track to Nowhere

People are constantly asking me what weight routine to do. They ask me to critique their routine, as if changing a couple of exercises is going to change everything. Honestly, most people are spending too much time on stuff that really doesn’t matter and not enough time on the stuff that matters most. Listen, I’d …

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Food – Keep It Simple Stupid

Managing calories can be pretty overwhelming in the beginning. Looking up calories online, counting calories, looking at grams of protein, etc – it can honestly be pretty taxing ….BUT don’t give up!! Maybe you are making things too difficult. There is an easy way to learn how to manage calories and it’s called keeping it …

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