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7 Ways to Stay Fit Under All Those Layers This Winter

Fall is here, and winter will be upon us before we know it. Since the temperature has dropped, it’s also time to drop into those bulky sweaters, some comfort food and those television marathons. If, however, you want to finish these final months of 2015 with that “get fit” resolution you set last January, then these tips can help you enjoy the changing season without changing up your health for the worse. 1. Dress to impress. Maybe I have a… READ MORE

Top Fitness Apps That Can Technically Transform Your Health

Nearly one-third of U.S. smartphone owners download apps from the fitness and health category. So if you’re looking to use your smartphone to shape up, then you’ll be glad to know that I’ve tracked down the best fitness apps to help you stay on track. They are all totally worth your time and your storage space, so enjoy this download-worthy list. For Fitness Newbies: Argus This app is a great way to start your tech-sweaty life because it is all… READ MORE

Shop and Sweat With These Breast Cancer Awareness Supporters

It’s that time of year again, when charity turns pink: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer in the U.S. by the end of the year, and about 39,620 deaths from the disease. The statistics are alarming, and the effect on many is grand. I know this all too well because I lost my mother to breast cancer in 2013. It has undoubtedly changed my entire… READ MORE

Work Out, Then Hang Out In the Perfect Black Leggings

Cooler temperatures mean cooler clothes, so you know what that means: time to break out those black leggings. Leggings are definitely the new denim. In fact, last year jeans sales were down 6 percent from the previous year, according to the NPD Group. So if you’re looking for a pair that can go from your workout to a night out, then I have the perfect option for every budget. Low Price, High Fashion (Under $50) If you’re looking for great… READ MORE

Keep Your Hair Fly and Your Heart Rate High With These Tips

If you had to choose between your “too fly, gotta keep it dry” hairdo and your “tight and right” figure, which one would you pick? Unfortunately, when it comes to African-American women, about 2 out of every 5 prioritize their hair. I get it, the average blowout runs about $50, so spending that every week on top of a gym membership can make skipping your workout in favor of a blowout quite appealing. And while many have considered changing their preferred… READ MORE

5 Ways Running Can Change Your Life

Most people assume, since I’m a former soccer girl-turned-personal trainer, that I’ve also always been a runner. Not true. Yes, I know, there’s a lot of running in soccer, but running cross-country or track? I wasn’t into that at all growing up. In fact, I found it strange, always thinking, “Where are they running to?” and “Why so long?” and “Aren’t they bored?!” However, several years post high school, I found myself slowly, but surely, becoming a runner. It wasn’t… READ MORE

Flower Power: Floral Fitness Fashion Finds

Flowers are in full bloom, so it's time to stop and smell the roses. Or, if you are a fashion forward FitGirl like me, then you can just stop and wear the roses. Florals are an easy way to add a little girly glam to your sweat gear, so I hunted down this season's RADdest finds and can't wait to show you how chic the power of a flower is! Pack These Petals Grown ups totally wear backpacks, especially when they're as pretty… READ MORE

13 Tips That Say You Can & Will Run Your First Half Marathon

#TBT to 2011 when I thought running more than five miles was impossible. Fast forward to 2015, when not only was it possible, but incredible–five times to be exact (plus one marathon). So in honor of number six and seven this year, and all of my close friends that are running their first 13.1 (half marathon), I wanted to share these 13 tips. So RADicals if you too are running your first half marathon in 2015, have no fear. With theses… READ MORE

Treadmill Classes : The New Fitness Craze

When it comes to running, I am in it for the long run (pun intended). Getting in my weekly double digit run is easy, and I’m crazy about cross training too, however when it comes to my tempo training runs - now that’s a different story. I don’t know what it is, but something about pushing myself without someone telling me so is hard to commit to on a regular basis. Well that was until I discovered today’s new group fitness trend… READ MORE

Walking Is The New Running: 9 Things You Need To Know Before Your First Step

I remember back in the 90s when my mom would go “power walking” after dinner and I would be in awe. I would try to tag along and pump my arms fast like her, but all I wanted to do was run. Here's the deal - walking is totally the new running. Although running as a recreational sport has grown tremendously in the last several years, and due to overall expenditure, burns a ton of calories, walking is a legit… READ MORE

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