• Woman on a rower - best budget rowing machines under $500
    Home Gym Guides

    The 7 Best Budget Rowing Machines Under 500 Bucks

    A couple of months back, I posted about all the best cardio exercises you can do from home that don’t involve hitting the pavement or leaving your house. I listed rowing as one of my go-to forms of cardio. That’s because I’ve been supplementing my cardio with rowing workouts for a few months now, and it’s been fantastic! In addition…

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    Fitness Tips

    What to Do if You Miss a Workout (Or a Few) in 4 Steps

    It will happen. It happens to me. It happens to everyone: Missing a workout, two workouts, or even a whole week of workouts.  And when it happens, you might be wondering what the ramifications are.  Did you lose any gains? Do you double up on your next training day? Should you just say “screw it” and flip on some Netflix?…

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    Home Gym Guides

    The 7 Best Exercise Mats for Hardwood Floors

    There are a ton of benefits to working out from home; no expensive gym memberships, no long commute to and from your workouts, and privacy to exercise where you’re most comfortable. That said, there is a little planning – and a little equipment – that goes into a functional home exercise space. Related: the Ultimate List of Home Gym Essentials…

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    8Fit Review – Come for the Workouts, Stay for the Meal Plan

    Although I already have my shortlist of favorite, go-to fitness apps, I like to mix it up and try new things now and then to keep things fresh. Sure enough, about mid-spring this year, I started itching for something different again. I’d had my eye on 8Fit for a while and so when they had a special offer on their…

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    Career,  Fitness Tips

    How to Stay Active When Working from Home

    Working from home is a hot topic these days. No doubt, you may be one of the many people who suddenly and unexpectedly found themselves staying home to work. Which explains the onslaught of work-from-home memes over the past couple of months.  (For example, check out this hilarious selection.) Joking aside, there is a notably common theme; working from home…

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    Fitness Tips

    30-Day Fitness Challenge Ideas to Boost Your Motivation to Exercise

    Personally, I love a 30-Day fitness challenge. Why?  Because it’s a goal you can shoot for with a clear start and end that is enough time to see results, but not so much time that it’s too overwhelming to start.  In other words, its a powerful motivation tool, and a great way to start building an exercise habit if you’re…

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    Fitness Tips

    How to Motivate Yourself to Walk for Exercise

    Why even bother with walking when there are so many other forms of cardio that burn way more calories in way less time? This used to be my attitude for a long time; I felt like if an exercise wasn’t hard or uncomfortable, it wasn’t worth doing. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Walking helped me change my lifestyle three…

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    Health & Wellness,  Personal Growth

    5 Self-Care Strategies for Stress

    This year so far has been challenging, to say the least. Some are trying to figure out how to make ends meet after experiencing significant financial setbacks.  Others are exhausted from home-schooling and looking after their young families at home day-in and day-out.  Some are battling illness or loss.  And of course, there are those who are working on the…