5 Reasons to Swim After Labor Day

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Labor Day has come and gone and all of the outdoor pools are sadly shuttered. But swimming isn't just for summer, so don't let your swimsuit hide away until spring --- take advantage of indoor pools in your neck of the woods. Becky Flanigan, whom I credit with getting me to try my first aqua …
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The Anti-Diet Works for Guys, Too!

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Jenn and I have lived and breathed the FBG anti-diet lifestyle since starting these sites in 2008. Heck, even before then, as our philosophies when it came to eating everything in moderation and doing activities we love obviously didn't fall out of thin air. But we put it all together in one …
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Get Moving While Helping Others!

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Jenn and I have been having a blast sharing 10-minute fixes from our book in our The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet video series. This fix --- from chapter 8 --- delves into helping a sister out because we've found that the more support you have when getting fit and healthy, the better. Building a …
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10 Backyard Must-Haves to Help You Survive the Summer

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Now that it's nice and warm, my kids and I have been outside as much as possible. After way too many months of being cooped up indoors, we're pretty much always slathered in sunscreen and enjoying the sunshine. We eat on the back porch, play on the swing set, splash in the water table. We ride bikes …
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For the Biker Mama: Weehoo Bike Trailer and StaySharp Commuter Cuff

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When I was 12, my dad used to take my brother and me on these long bike adventures. We'd pack a snack and just ride our bicycles. Once we even ended up riding to my aunt's house about 20 miles away. I was young and tired, so I caught a ride home with my mom. I loved those days of just riding. My son …
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Ibitz Pedometers For the Whole Family

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When it comes to activity and my fitness life, I value accountability. Instant feedback is very important to me, and I like being able to see in numbers what my hard work looks like. I'm a big supporter of heart rate monitors and pedometers, so when the team at ibitz by GeoPalz asked us to try their …
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Working Out Like a Dog, a Sled Dog

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Over on Fit Bottomed Girls, the girls and I frequently share workouts we did to give readers an idea of what we regularly do, and to share fresh ideas so you're not getting bored popping in that same old workout DVD all the time. We also like to do it to prove that workouts don't have to mean being …
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Get Ready to Bounce With This Ball-to-the-Wall Workout

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Have I mentioned that occasionally I get called back to the gym's daycare and my workouts get cut short? I think I have a time or two --- or a million. So sometimes I have to be creative with my workouts, adding a few sprints in the gym or shooting some hoops while the kids run around and roll …
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3 Tips to Get the Kids on the Move

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It's hard to believe that in some parts of the country kids have already been in school for almost a month. Because here on the East Coast, kids just started this week! My daughter starts preschool today, SNIFF, so I figured I'd add to the "back to school" bonanza I've had going on today with more …
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