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Snowshoeing: A Beginner’s Guide

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Nicola Poluzzi I recently had the opportunity to try snowshoeing for the first time. if you aren't familiar with the term, snowshoeing is basically a type of hiking that involves walking over snow with the assistance of footwear that displaces weight over a larger area. This is something I have wanted to…

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What’s Your Workout Playlist? Here Is Ours!

*By: Christi Shingara, Megan Deppen & Linz Bordner* Getting through a workout can sometimes be hard and daunting. However, having a great playlist can make all the difference! We are huge music fans, so here are some of our favorite tracks to help us get through a tough workout. What are your favorite songs to…

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Your First Time Skiing – What to Expect

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Bill Deppen My first time skiing was last March right before the pandemic hit and it was a warm 70 degree day outside. I remember feeling excited and nervous. Excited to learn a new sport, but nervous I was going to get hurt. Luckily for me, my husband was an avid skier…

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The Importance of a Pre and Post-Workout Routine

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Logan Weaver If you're like me, I don't devote nearly enough time to my pre and post-workout routines, however this is something I'm striving to get better at in 2021. Your pre and post-workout routines are just as, if not more, important than your main workout. Everything from what you eat or…

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The Whole30 Program – My Experience

*By: Megan Deppen* It's a new year and like many of us, we want to start the year off right, which usually means exercising and eating healthy. A few years ago, I heard about the Whole30 Program from my sister and was curious to try it out for myself. I thought, clean eating for 30…

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Balance and Stability Training: Why It’s So Important

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: GMB Fitness I have found so many great workouts over the years for my glutes, abs, arms and legs, and of course, some full body ones too. I try to fit in some cardio as well. These types of workouts are something I have always been mindful of and have tried…

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Booty Bands and the Benefits They Bring to Your Workout

Photo: POPSUGAR Fitness *By: Christi Shingara* Are you bored with your workouts or feel like you're in an exercise rut? I certainly feel that way on occasion, which motivates me to try something new. This year, I have decided to get into resistance band training and have been using booty bands. These bands come in…

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The Peloton App

*By: Megan Deppen* The Peloton App The holidays are over, which means it's a new year and many of us are looking for some fitness motivation. If you're on the search for a great fitness app, look no further than the Peloton App. The good news about this app is you don't have to own…

Your First Spin Class and Beyond – What to Know

*By Megan Deppen* Photo: Humphrey Muleba Are you interested in taking a spin class, but you're not quite sure what to expect? Well, look no further because I'm here to give you some tips on what you should know if you're just beginning spin and what you might consider if you end up making it part…

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Winter Exercise: How to Stay Warm Out There!

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Madara Parma Just because the colder temps have set in, doesn't mean you still can't exercise outdoors! I have always loved to run outside and never enjoyed running on a treadmill. It's much more stimulating to breathe in fresh air and be around nature while working out. It puts me in…