Exercise

You Really Need to Exercise Outside

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I can’t believe I’m only just realizing this now, but the workout that I did with Discover Outdoors¬†on Tuesday¬†and my interview with running coach Eric Orton helped open my eyes to the fact that one of the main reasons I love running, is because I get to do it outside!

If I had the choice between working out in the gym or going for a run, I’d choose running every time. And it’s not just because I enjoy running more than lifting weights or other forms of exercise, but more so because I’d rather spend time and exercise outside.

I guess I sort of knew this all along, but I only really started thinking about it recently.

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34 Thoughts Everyone Has During a Spin Class

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On Monday I attended my first ever cycling class at Flywheel. While this wasn’t my first time spinning (I’ve been to plenty of spin classes before), I realized that I still felt like a total newb!

And it wasn’t because it was my first time at Flywheel; the class was pretty similar to every other spin class I’ve ever been to. I’m convinced that it’s because there’s some secret cult you need to be initiated into if you want to be really good at spinning.

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7 Minutes A Day of This Exercise Will Change Your Life

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Just call me Hungry Rower from now on. Not that I haven’t been running, but I’ve been spending much more time at City Row and I’m obsessed! (So far I’ve been to class with Annie, Beth and Shaun and they all kick some serious butt.)

Not only is it conveniently located down the street from my office (easy access plays a huge role in sticking with an exercise routine, people!) but even if it was harder for me to get to, I’d still be hooked because these classes are whipping my butt into serious summertime shape and they’re doing it fast!

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An Easy Way to Find More Time for Exercise

I'm only a morning person when running is involved

I have this problem. Lately I’ve been a big fan of pressing the snooze button when my alarm goes off in the morning, especially if I’m not planning on running.

Maybe that sounds crazy, but if I don’t have the promise of an early morning run to look forward too, then I’m entirely less enticed to wake up early for a workout, and since up until very recently the weather had STILL been much less stellar, there hadn’t been many opportunities for running with the sunrise.

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CityRow Sprint for 30 Challenge

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I’m nervous, excited, curious, and most of all…. Ready to sweat!

Why?

Because all through the month of May I’ll be channeling my inner Frank Underwood since the majority of my workouts will take place at CityRow, a new exercise studio here in New York that offers high intensity exercise sessions centered around, you guessed it, the rowing machine.

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The Importance of Protecting Your Bone Density

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(image via Flickr/rachelrusinski)

After finishing the Scranton Half Marathon two weekends ago I promptly stuffed my face with 7 orange slices and a chewy bar and then I called my mom.

I let her know how the run went and told her that it was a lot of fun; typical post-race fodder. Then she started talking about her day. She told me she skipped the appointment she had scheduled for a bone density test because a friend told her she didn’t need to get that checked yet. I started ranting.

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