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March 7, 2013

Winter is a great time to focus on the weight room, building strong muscles that will keep you from injury and help you to become a more dynamic runner. While I’m a big proponent of pilates for strengthening muscles, especially core muscles, I also like to incorporate weights into my strength training workouts. There are…

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Seacoast Fitness Daly Race Review: Breaking The Obstacle Course Race ‘Ice’ – The “Blizzard Blast” Was That and More!

Well, I finally decided to join the masses and give it a go in my first obstacle course race. And since I love a crazy fitness challenge, winter sports, and am always looking for different workout during the chilly months, I figured why not start out with a winter obstacle race? So, to “break the… Read More ›

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Seacoast Fitness “Spotlight”: Fitness Nutrition Tips to Boost Energy & Endurance – Dr.’s Orders

Like many fitness enthusiasts, athletes and weekend warriors, I struggle to balance proper nutrition, good eating habits and maintaining my energy levels for my weekly workouts in the gym, at yoga class and on training runs (and swims) during the winter. So I was excited to attend Dr. Jeff Donatello‘s presentation on “the Nutritionally Deficient… Read More ›

Fitness Inspiration for the New Year: We All Need Coaching to Give A Little Bit & Carry On!

I don’t know about you, but I have been rearing and ready to attack my health & fitness goals head-on in 2013. Bring it on. I plan to work out 6 days/week and eat much healthier, with lots more veggies in my diet. I also am training for my first half-marathon, the Wallis Sands Half in… Read More ›

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Seacoast Fitness Daly Class Review: Surf’s Up – Getting On Board With SurfSET Fitness For A Super Stoked Workout!

As a follow-up from my post earlier this fall on SurfSET Fitness, Catchin’ The Surfing Fitness Wave: Paddle Your Way To “The Perfect Workout”, I headed on down to Boston to get my surf on in a FREE demo clas. Turns out that Boston was the final stop on Surfset Fitness’ 8-week and 22-city Get On Board Tour. They held three… Read More ›

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It’s The Season Of Giving, With Fitness: Sign Up For Some Seacoast Cycling & Sun Salutations

It’s that time of year again when the season of giving inspires so many of us to volunteer to help others, make a donation to a favorite charity or buy some toys/gifts for kids and families in need. If you are a fitness fanatic, like me, and are looking for another way to “give back”… Read More ›

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Fitness Take Me Away!: My Fantastic 4 Adventure Fitness Vacation Spots

Need to get away? But don’t want to come back home and need a health vacation after your vacation? Yeah me too. We’ve all been there. Well, a few years back I started going on an annual fitness vacation (retreat) to get away from it all, cleanse, recharge, push my fitness level, all while enjoying… Read More ›

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No More Bowl Full of Jelly: Santa Gets His Fitness On! – Jolly Old Elf Trades in Sleigh for Skis, Snowboard, Yoga Mat and a Speedo.

FITNESS TRACKING SANTA: In case you missed it while you were out and about Christmas shopping last weekend, in a new annual holiday tradition here on the Seacoast (Santa Ski New England), Santa and his reindeer water-skied across the Piscataqua River Saturday afternoon. The Jolly Old Elf and his 9 reindeer (Rudolph too) braved the freezing temps… Read More ›

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Follow Up: 2012 NYC Marathon Canceled, BUT Marathoners Are Still Running To Help Storm Victims!

Well, better late than never I guess. On Friday night, after most of the approximately 50,000 New York City Marathon runners and their families and friends had already arrived in town, under mounting pressure and outcries, NYC Mayor Bloomberg called off the 2012 race, thankfully. According to The Huffington Post Sports feature “NYC Marathon Canceled,” ….this weekend’s… Read More ›

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Starting On Staten Island? New York City Marathon Runners Are Running The Wrong Way!

Here on the NH Seacoast, I am lucky. Yesterday I went for a great late afternoon run by the ocean finishing right at sunset at Portsmouth’s Prescott Park. The warm fall weather and waterfront scenery were idyllic. Just the workout I needed. Lucky me. After dinner, while working on a story about the endurance sport… Read More ›

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