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How to Modify Planks

How to Modify Planks

The plank is my favorite AB exercise for a flat, toned stomach because it works all the muscles in your core, including the rectus abdominis (the “six-pack muscles” you can see), transverse abdominis, internal and external obliques, hips, and back. But, there are times when you may need to modify planks and I’ve outlined when and why.   When done properly, str ...[Read More]

Make Daylight Savings Time Work for Your Workouts

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How are we feeling about Daylight Savings Time, moms?!?   Many of us (especially those with young kiddos!) dread this “spring forward” tradition, because it means getting one less hour of sleep. But you can take actually advantage of the upcoming daylight savings time to help you improve your overall fitness and health routine.  Daylight Savings Time Effects Sunlight produces a prof ...[Read More]

Resting, Raising and Rating: Everything You Need to Know About a Healthy Heart Rate

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Most women who exercise and want to maintain a healthy heart rate know they need to measure their resting and maximum heart rates and track them during workouts. It’s true that knowing how fast the heart is beating before, during, and after exercise can be helpful for women (especially heart patients or competitive athletes). But the truth is there’s a lot more to know abo ...[Read More]

Coffee with Kate #5: From Pregnancy Workouts to Toning Over 50

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It’s the fifth “Coffee with Kate” round-up and I just love the entire range of questions ya’ll sent in! Thank you for continuing to allow me to share a little more about myself. And, of course, I always love getting to know each of you better through your social media posts! Thanks for sharing your questions and anecdotes. You can always shoot me a question on my  ...[Read More]

#MotivationMonday: What to Do When You Need a Little Get Up in Your Go!

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Are you ready to make a change? Get ready for #motivationmonday! If you’re working on your goals but need some motivation, I’m here to help. Additionally, if you want to boost motivation and increase your chances for long-term success, you need to know your stage of change.   #MotivationMonday: 6 Stages of Change  Pre-contemplation: Not yet acknowledging a problem behavio ...[Read More]

Lessons Learned: 7 Things 2017 Taught Me

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Four years ago I thought it would be neat to share with you some of the top lessons learned that year. In 2013, I shared the top 13 things I learned, and in 2014, I shared the top 14 things I learned. I had a serious case of #mombrain and completely spaced on the lesson learned list in 2015, but brought back the tradition last year. (You can read that post here). I’ve shared before that I don ...[Read More]

What’s in My Gym Bag?

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      I’ve been getting lots of questions recently about what’s in my gym bag… First, a confession: I haven’t had a gym membership since my first son was born. (That’s been 5+ years!) I rarely hit the gym anymore because I’ve fallen in love with minimal equipment “do anywhere” workouts. Instead of gym workouts, I do most of my workouts right here at home. (BeyondFit Life workou ...[Read More]

5 Simple Ways to Get in Shape for the New Year

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  New Year’s is a time for committing yourself to new goals- whether that be to finally get in shape or to find simple ways to make staying in shape sustainable . . . leading a healthier lifestyle and committing to living your best life is a wonderful pursuit. But the truth is most New Year’s fitness resolutions are a letdown. Statistics show half of you will have already given up on yo ...[Read More]

Living the BeyondFit Life

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You may be wondering about living the BeyondFit Life. If you want balance in your life when it comes to food and fitness, I’m here to tell you, there’s no better way! Many women struggle to maintain weight loss long-term. While fad-diets, 30-day plans, and other “quick fixes” might help you drop pounds initially, keeping weight off proves incredibly challenging. Research show ...[Read More]

Diets Decoded

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Every so often there seems to be a new “this is the best yet” diet or workout program trending. You can’t even open social media without reading about someone trying a new and trendy diet and/or exercise program or talking about trying a new and trendy diet/exercise program. These trendy diets and exercise programs want you to believe that they’ve cracked the code. That they contain ...[Read More]