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3 Group Training Secrets Every Woman Should Know

By Kate Horney The New York Times told the story of a runner who’d found himself in a fitness slump.  After trying to re-energize himself through numerous other training methods, Dathan Ritzenhein decided to seek out and train with fast runners. Almost immediately, Dathan found himself feeding off the energy of the other runners and training harder than did running solo. The article argues t ...[Read More]

Fat Loss Friendly Deviled Eggs

By Blair Lindler Deviled eggs are one of my favorite foods – Grandma turned me onto them when I was just a wee one. But as I’ve grown up, I’ve found new and “improved” (read: healthier) ways to make one of my favorite finger foods to take to picnics, pot-lucks, or any sort of party (football games included!) As football season comes into full swing with its tailgates and rivalries, this seems ...[Read More]

Think Positive

By Blair Lindler   When it rains it pours, they say. Just when you think you’re getting ahead, the world decides to make things more complicated, more difficult, more frustrating. Does this sound like your inner monologue? If it does, rest assured that you’re not the only one who sometimes falls victim to the toxic thoughts of doubt. When those fears and nagging voices rise up, they threaten ...[Read More]

My Birth Story

By Kate Horney   You asked, so here it is…my birth story!     The Friday morning before I went into labor I attended Bikini Boot Camp as usual. Coach Jen gave us a great workout with squats, sprints, and lots of full body exercises with heavy weights. Aside from the crazy pelvic pressure that began the week prior, I felt great. As I said before, making the choice to stay active thro ...[Read More]

Kill That Craving

By Blair Lindler Where are my sugar junkies? I know you’re out there… Don’t worry, I’m not taking attendance.  I’m only asking for you to take ownership of one of your weaknesses (if you have it) and admit it to yourself.  You know the first step to breaking a habit? Admitting it.  Even if it’s just to yourself. Sugar is one of the more “addictive” substances that we consume – both deliberately an ...[Read More]

Top 4 Pregnancy Exercises

By Jennifer Pittman The word is out! I’m 11 weeks pregnant and loving every minute of it! 🙂 If you’re reading this thinking, “how could she be “loving” every minute of her 1st trimester with all the sickness, fatigue, hormonal ups and downs, etc…”, you’re not the only one. I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately asking how I’m able to stay so vibrant and energetic during my 1st trimester. Then ...[Read More]

Blair’s 5 Favorite Ways to Lower Stress

By Blair Lindler   I am a control freak. I have a planner in my purse, a wall calendar in my room, a mini calendar on my cork board at work, a watch perpetually on my left wrist, and all my wake-up alarms for the week are preset on my phone. I have dates, highlights, reminders, appointments, due dates, events, and obligations scribbled down on their appropriate day with their appropriate symb ...[Read More]

Flour Power: Baking with Coconut and Almond Flours

By Jennifer Pittman If you’re living a gluten free and/or fat-loss lifestyle, baking with different flours not only expands your pantry options, but can make your weekly menus much more interesting and, well, YUMMY! 🙂 For our purposes here at BeyondFit, we are looking for foods that will boost our fat burning potential while keeping the hormonal response to our foods at a healthy level for optimum ...[Read More]

Lazy Fajitas and Guac

Lazy Fajitas and Guac

By Blair Lindler   One of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to food is Mexican food. I love it. I love going to our local Mexican restaurant and savoring every bite. However, it doesn’t take a genius to know that it isn’t exactly on the “good list” for eating right or following a fat-loss lifestyle. So when I get the hankering for some Mexican, I have this one go-to dish. I love this dish b ...[Read More]

4 Reasons I Don’t Support the hCG Diet

By Kate Horney Just the other day, one of our Bikini Boot Campers posted on Facebook that she was watching an afternoon talk show and the topic was hormones.  Suzanne Somers and a personal trainer were guests on the show, and a question was asked by someone in the audience relating to a diet of 500 calories/day.  Our Bikini Boot Camper posted- “What? Are you kidding me? They are in serious need of ...[Read More]