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4 Ways to conquer self-discipline so you can accomplish anything

I am writing this post two days ahead of time, which has happened only once or twice before in the history of the planet. It’s like a blood moon, only rarer. And no, it’s not because I have insider

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3 pooch-blasting, lower ab exercises

I watched a documentary about frozen people the other night. Not those living in Siberia or Antarctica, but real deal frozen-like-a-Snow-Cone people who voluntarily opt to freeze their bodies after death

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3 Building blocks to a solid fitness regimen

I have an ongoing battle with another woman at my gym. Only she doesn’t know she’s playing.  Here’s the situation in a nutshell: Our gym has one, solitary Smith machine. If you’re not familiar

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3 Simple steps to crush any craving

I’ve seen a lot of things in my 20+ years as a trainer. This includes things I wish I could unsee, like a male client’s abdominal surgery scar for which he was way too proud to show me.  And I’ve

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3 Ab exercises that work better than crunches

Pop Quiz! Which of the following is the MOST dreaded exercise of all time: Burpees Push-ups Crunches Anything involving getting out of bed  All of the above Trick question – they’re ALL

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 5 Fitness tips that sound like the worst advice… but seriously work

When it comes to fitness advice, there’s no shortage of bad information out there.  Anyone can post photos of their bod on Instagram and call themselves a “fitness expert.”  Unless you’ve been

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3 Unavoidable aging changes even Madonna can’t escape (and how to stop them from causing weight gain)

Next week I celebrate another trip around the sun. At 61, Madonna and I will be the same age.  That’s where our parallel lives begin and end. Almost. Because here’s the thing with fame:

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How to stick with your workouts… even if you’ve failed miserably in the past [video]

Yup, it’s that time of year again when we take a look back at what worked, what didn’t — and resolve to stop the insanity. As part of this goal, I posted a live video on Facebook this

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My most popular blog posts of 2019

Even if you’re not a writer, you’re probably familiar with the term “writer’s block.”  It refers to the angst of staring at a blank page or computer screen and becoming hypnotized by the cursor

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