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5 Ways to Take Your Fitness Outdoors on Earth Day…Or Every Day!

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By Kate Horney   In honor of Earth Day, we’re thinking outside the walls and taking our fitness outdoors today! 1. BeyondFit Sprints Ditch that stinky gym and hours on the treadmill or elliptical and take your cardio OUTSIDE! I’ve seen mores results, both for myself and for my clients, with 10 minute sprint workouts than I ever did with hours (and hours and hours) of moderate intensity, long ...[Read More]

How to Heal Diastasis Recti

How to Heal Diastasis Recti

By Kate Horney How to Heal Diastasis Recti  Some degree of abdominal separation will always occur during pregnancy. This is because everyone’s core muscles have to expand to give room for the baby to grow!  In fact, in about 60% of pregnancies the abdominal separation will be wider than 2-2.5 finger widths apart and you will be considered to have diastasis recti. In many cases ...[Read More]

Best Vegan Protein Powder

Best Vegan Protein Powder

If you are trying to incorporate more variety into your diet or trying to eat a more plant-based diet, you can find the transition from animal-based foods to a plant based diet very challenging… Especially when it comes to finding a dairy free, plant based protein that doesn’t taste like dirt.  (No offense).   But today, I’ve got some great news for all the vegetarian & ...[Read More]

Sore Muscles: 4 Tips for Workout Recovery

Sore Muscles:  4 Tips for Workout Recovery

 By Kate Horney   The benefits of weight training are amazing. By now, I think you know that.   But if you’re noticing sore muscles after weight training, you may have some questions. Is this normal? What can I do to ease sore muscles?   First, let me assure you, yes it’s common to notice sore muscles after participating in a workout – especially if it ...[Read More]

Fitness Competition Recap

By Kate Horney   I can’t believe last weekend was our big fitness competition.   I’ve gotten lots of questions about how I prepared for the fitness competition, so here’s a recap.   Even if you’re not training for a bikini competition, the information I’m sharing with you below can be used for dialing in your current physique for a wedding, vacatio ...[Read More]

6 Weeks Out – Bikini Competition Workouts

6 Weeks Out – Bikini Competition Workouts

By Kate Horney When it comes to bikini competition workouts, if you’re focusing on the right type of training all year long, you won’t have to change much when it’s time to “prep”. My focus for this competition prep has been on burning fat while preserving my lean muscle mass.   This change in body composition is what gives bikini competitors the tight, toned, and lean ...[Read More]

St. Patrick’s Day Workout + Green Gear Guide

St. Patrick’s Day Workout + Green Gear Guide

By Kate Horney St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! It doesn’t matter if you’re Irish or not, if you’re feeling festive on St. Paddy’s Day, we’ve got a green gear guide + workout just for you!      1. I’m Irish Racerback | 2. FitBit | 3. Monogramed Mat + Strap  | 4. Prana Auora Headband | 5. Nike Mesh | ...[Read More]

What’s in my Gym Bag

What’s in my Gym Bag

By Kate Horney   I rarely hit the gym anymore. Instead, most of my workouts are done from home. (BeyondFit Life workouts in my #garagegym). BUT, if I did pack a gym bag, here’s what I’d throw in…     What’s in my Gym Bag:   Water Bottle: Drinking water has a lipolytic effect, meaning it helps break down fat cells in your body. Staying hydrated will help keep you ...[Read More]

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Fit Girls

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Fit Girls

By Kate Horney With the season of love upon us, show some TLC to the fit girls in your life with these Valentine’s Day gift ideas for fit girls. We’ve got gift ideas in ALL PRICE RANGES for ALL FIT GIRLS in your life–fit moms, fit girlfriends, fit wives, or fit friends!  From yoga essentials to gym swag, there are plenty of ideas for your sweaty sweetie… or yourself! & ...[Read More]

5 Tummy Safe Stroller Exercises!

5 Tummy Safe Stroller Exercises!

By Kate Horney As a busy mom myself, I understand the mountain of obstacles that new moms face when it comes time to exercise. You want to look good, feel great and have the energy you need to keep up with your little one, yet sleep deprivation and crazy infant feeding schedules (on top of the million of other things you have going on) make it tough to get in any kind of routine. According to a st ...[Read More]