Category Archives: Fitness Tips

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How Dancing Has Shaped My Life

When I get asked, “What are your hobbies?” or “What sport do you enjoy?” I simply say, “I dance.” Yes, I have had to argue the “sport” part a lot, but I will vouch for it 100 percent. Picture a little girl’s first dance recital. A baby ballerina on stage, wearing soft pink-colored tights and […]

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Why I Love Dance

International Dance Day holds a special place in my heart. I have been dancing for 16 years now, and I feel that I have learned so much through this incredible art form. Although it does require much blood, sweat, and tears, the outcome of it is unlike anything else you will ever experience. Here are […]

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5 Female Dancers Who Changed The Face of Dance Forever

I’ve been dancing since I was four years old. Naturally, International Dance Day is my favorite holiday. I’ve done nearly every style you could possibly think of. And with the help of YouTube, dance exhibitions, and real-life encounters with some amazing choreographers, the people I’ve watched and worked with over the years have truly changed […]

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True Life: I’m a Fitbit Addict

Fitbit: a tiny, inconspicuous pedometer that is slowly taking control over your life. 2 Christmas holidays ago, I opened a small, tightly wrapped present labeled “To Megan, Love, Fit Santa.” My heart squealed with excitement when I peeled back the red wrapping paper and saw a Fitbit Charge in all its glory. I immediately strapped […]

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Why I Don’t #LoveMyShape

Shape Magazine has recently taken over Instagram with the #LoveMyShape movement. While the reasoning for the movement should be applauded, as body- and self-confidence is extremely important, this method of doing so is not OK. Let me be clear, women are people; we are not any kind of object, and, yes, that includes shapes. By […]

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Morning Workouts That Benefit Your Day

Sometimes, just getting yourself out of bed in the morning for work or for class can be excruciatingly difficult. Trust me, I have always had a hard time waking up earlier than 8 a.m. Your alarm goes off, but sometimes it’s just so much easier to hit the snooze button than to lug yourself out […]

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She’s Fit to Lift

It may be 2016, but that doesn’t mean society has a fully progressive mentality. For many irrational and traditionally hegemonic reasons, society, in a lot of ways, still has a ‘50s mindset, in which women can only excel at certain occupations and activities. This condescendence toward women is degrading, but there’s another outcome of this […]

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15 Exercises That Are Better For Your Butt Than Squats

This article previously appeared in and is reprinted with the permission of Spire & Co.   Let’s be honest for a second, squats are miracle workers but there are only so many squats you can do during a workout. There are plenty of different exercises that work your booty in different way that will have […]

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Working Out, Part 2 by Ximena Iglesias

Hello! Welcome to Transformation Tuesday SFTL style. Here is a simple body weight workout you can do anywhere, without equipment. Movements to know: Air squats, Pushups, Mountain Climbers and Crunches. Here are some quick tips: Air Squats : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnTtN4EsXg4 Pushups: Similar to a plank position, have your hands below the plane of your shoulders, and […]

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Being Engaged by Summer Walker

I once stumbled upon an article that a friend had shared the link to on Facebook.  It’s called “I should be Engaged” – which caught my eye particularly because the friend who had shared it is quite young.  Why in the world is she thinking she should be engaged right now, and yet she hasn’t […]