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Back from the Brink of Death: Suzanne Andrews’ Inspirational Weight Loss Story

Humiliation to meditation to motivation–such is the path Suzanne chose when her life and health were threatened, not just once, but twice! By combining the power of mind, body, and spirit she turned her life and health around. That same focus and mental drive saved her on the operating table when her heart stopped. Get inspired by her story both here and on her PBS show, Functional Fitness. Click on the title to get your heart rate and mood up with Suzanne!

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Footwear or Not to Wear? That is the Question

High-tops, barefoot slippers, MaryJanes, stilettos – just what is the RIGHT shoe for cardio activity? Why can some people wear the lightweight, flexible shoes and others get injured? Only the foot (and ankle, knee, and hip) know for sure! Click on the title to find out if there’s a BEST shoe.

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“Fat and Ugly” to Fitness Model: Toneka Pires’ Inspirational Exercise Story

For many years Toneka believed she was fat and ugly, and therefore unworthy. Now she’s a fitness model; paid for her beauty, fitness level and positive attitude. What were the simple steps she took to transform herself, both inside and out? Click on the title to feel moved, motivated and inspired to find the beauty within yourself!

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Happy 4th – Salute Your Firecracker Body

In honor of the July 4th holiday, we declare independence from stressing out over our bodies. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (and women) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…and a Healthy Body.

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From Wearing Metal to Peddling Metal: Sima Tamaddon’s Inspirational Exercise Story

guest post by Sima Tamaddon This past month was very exciting for me. I opened my first business,CYCLESTUDIO, a high-end spin and yoga studio that truly captures two workouts I am most passionate about! Owning this business is something I always dreamed of doing, and it wasn’t until my accident in 1999 that I truly […]

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Being Fit Makes Me Happy

The question isn’t “What can brown do for you,” it’s “What can fitness do for you?” A late-night rumination about the real-life benefits and happiness Alexandra gets from being a healthy exerciser and eat-righter! Click on the title to learn how her brain works at 1:00 in the morning!

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Sailing Along Until a Stroke: Jerry & Ginny’s Inspirational Exercise Story

There they were–sailing around the world, enjoying retirement, creating art, when BAM! Jerry had a stroke, and not a stroke of luck either! Ginny and he kicked into a different gear; joined a gym to recover, and are now back on track. Or is that on tack? Click on the title to read their Inspirational Story.

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Why Is My Lower Body in Pain After Running & Walking?

Sherry didn’t collect seashells by the seashore, but she did get sore after a total of 31 miles of running and walking. What could have caused all her lower body pain? Overuse? DOMS? Crazy Q Angle? What do those mean and did Sherry stretch safely since Sunday? Click on the link to discover the secret!

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Running From Down to Up: Sharon Rosenblatt’s Inspirational Exercise Story

Sharon picked up running to save a life that was going downhill fast. Never an athlete or lover of workouts, she realized she would rather run that watch another CSI rerun. She chose heading to the track over another trip to the mall, then focused on half marathons, even though she’d never completed 5 miles in a one go. Tiny in size, but big in her goals, Sharon might be zipping past you one day! Click on the title to read her story and what tv shows she now catches at the gym treadmill.

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Training for a Half Marathon – Elliptical or Treadmill?

When training for a half marathon, is it better to go on the treadmill or elliptical? And what do you do for the other half of the marathon? Is there a “best” way to train for running? Click on the title to discover 101 running secrets (or 3).

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