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  • 7 Tips for Finding Time to Workout (from your fellow readers!)

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    I come to you at 9:45 p.m. from the couch. We just finished dinner. Tanner is cleaning the kitchen and I am just getting to blog stuff for the first time today. I got tied up at work today and ended up skipping my workout in favor of a) walking the girls and b) going [...]

  • Your Thanksgiving Workout Guide: Body, Mind and Spirit

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    I have been sharing holiday-themed workouts for years but this Thanksgiving I want to deepen my workout offering to include not only the physical body but mind and spirit as well. Most of you have shared with me in the past that you enjoy getting a good workout in on Thanksgiving morning before you spend [...]

  • Halloween-Themed Workouts: Spooky Sprint & Climb Treadmill Workout + Boo Bodyweight Workout

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    This post is sponsored by Mirium Shopper. I'm excited to partner with CVS to bring you TWO Hallowen-themed workouts! :) I love creating holiday-themed workouts and I thought Halloween was the perfect time for TWO Halloween-themed workouts...an indoor treadmill workout and a do anywhere bodyweight workout. You never know when that Halloween candy will have [...]

  • Barbell + Resistance Band Workout for the Booty and the Whole Body!

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    I've got a barbell and resistance band workout for you today that's no joke. I put this workout together for myself yesterday at the gym and I am feeling it something serious today. The workout includes a lot of squatting, glute activation and deadlifts. Most of what I did here wouldn't typically make me this [...]

  • 7 Minute Plank Workout

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    Today I'm sharing a 7-minute plank workout that features five different bodyweight plank exercises from my book. Planks are one of my favorite exercises to utilize in yoga classes, personal training sessions and my own workouts. There are countless variations of planks from those requiring bodyweight only to weighted planks to stability ball planks and much, [...]

  • Sweat, Strengthen and Flow Outdoor Workout + Event Recap

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    Hey guys! I'm so pumped to share all of the details on the Sweat, Strengthen and Flow Workout that I hosted for my community along with Premier Protein last Saturday morning. I've got a bunch of photos from Saturday's event as well as a workout graphic so you can try it out for yourself! I've [...]

  • The Couple that Burpees Together…Burpee Couples Workout + HYLETE Review

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    This post is sponsored by HYLETE.  Today's post combines three of my favorite things. 1) New workout gear. 2) Working out with Tanner. 3) BURPEES! HYLETE recently offered to send a sampling of their workout apparel for both Tanner and I try out and we decided to give it the ultimate test with a sweaty [...]

  • Jumping July HIIT Workout + Playlist

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    I have taught a few group exercise classes at the Y this month, including a HIIT class last Sunday that was a total sweat fest. I knew as soon as class was over that I had to share the HIIT workout with you guys. The workout features three blocks of four, 45-second intervals that have [...]

  • 5 Summer Strength Workouts for Women

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    Good morning! My eyes popped open at 4:10 a.m. and I couldn't go back to sleep. Given that I had clients at 5:30 a.m., my wake-up time wasn't too early but I did lounge in bed for a little while (I read this wonderful piece by Jennifer Anniston) before getting up at 4:50. It is [...]

  • Sweaty Summer Yoga Flow {video + photos + giveaway}

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    Raise your hand if your workouts have taken a turn for the sweatier since the arrival of summer! It's a HOT one here in Charlotte (we're supposed to hit triple digits this week!) and it seems like I'm sweating buckets no matter if I'm at the gym, at the yoga studio or working out outside. Case in [...]

  • 28-Minute Bodyweight Tabata Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    Hello. Reading all of the reasons why you love to run has been both heartwarming and motivating. So many times I found myself nodding my head, smiling and saying "YES!" Thank you for sharing and if you every find yourself in need of a little running inspiration, read these comments! (Wearing Lululemon Power Y Tank, [...]

  • Rest/Workout Balance + Weekly Workout Recap

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    It's been a month or so since I've done a weekly workout recap. I took a short hiatus from posting them weekly and I'm not sure if I'll go back to day-by-day weekly recaps or maybe do a "recent workouts" type post occasionally like I do with recent eats. As you guys know, my focus for the [...]

  • 5 of the Best Exercises for Glute Activation (and why should include them in your workouts)

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    Glute activation exercises are something that I include in almost every one of my sessions with my personal training clients. I wasn't surprised to discover when I started working with my trainer that she was on board the glute activation train too. We do a lot of it in our sessions. Your glutes are the biggest [...]

  • Cardio, Glute and Core Workout with Rowing, Deadlifts and BOSU Exercises

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    Call me crazy but working legs is my favorite! I am on team "leg day, every day." While I might give my trainer the side eye when she tells me it's time for pull ups, I will never hesitate to do a squat, lunge or deadlift. I stayed at the gym after training one of [...]

  • 30-Minute Bootcamp-Style Workout + Join Me for a Record Breaking Attempt

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    I've got a new bootcamp-style workout to share with you today that's right around 30 minutes and features bodyweight exercises so it can be done anywhere! But first, I'm super excited to share details on awesome Guinness World Record breaking attempt that I'm participating in on Saturday! It's a FREE event and all fitness levels [...]

  • Simple Unilateral Circuit + Why You Should Be Doing Unilateral Exercises

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    Today I'm sharing a simple unilateral circuit that can be added on to the beginning or end of your workout to help you increase balance and stabilization, improve muscle imbalances, enhance proprioception and promote good functional movement. I frequently include unilateral exercises into both my clients training plans and my own due to their benefits. Any [...]

  • Sweaty Strength + Plyo Workout & How to Stay Dry Through It

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    document.body.id = 'noIntelliTXT'; Today I'm sharing a workout with you that combines strength training and plyometrics as well as sharing how you can stay fresh and dry through this sweaty workout. I love interspersing plyometric exercises into my clients workouts as well as my own. They are a great way to train power and speed [...]

  • Recent Eats + On the 30s HIIT Workout

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    Good morning! I have some recent eats and the HIIT workout I taught last Sunday to share today. But first... In case you somehow missed it, yesterday was National Puppy Day! I think I like this day even more than National Peanut Butter Lover's Day! :) It's a great excuse to share some puppy pictures. Baby [...]

  • Weekend + Workouts

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    I'm a day late in getting the workout recap to you. I sat down last night to write it and was going to do a high level overview on the Spring Equinox but then inspiration took over and it became its own post. I love it when that happens. :) Friday was spent in the [...]

  • 38 is Great Chipper Workout + Best New Noodle Replacement + Packing Madness

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    Hi there! In the world of fitness we crazies like to celebrate birthdays and special occasions with some extra fun challenges. I've mentioned several times before that I train a small group of friends at 5:30 a.m. once a week. We get super excited when it's someone in the group's birthday. This week we were celebrating [...]

  • 2016 Valentine’s Day Partner Workout + My Weekly Workouts

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    Happy Valentine's Day! Last year I shared a Valentine's Day partner workout and I thought it would be fun to put together another one for you this year. I love this partner workout because most of the exercises are interactive and/or hands on. Sweating together is a great way for couples to connect while doing [...]

  • Super Bowl Super Set Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I am SUPER PUMPED to cheer on the Panthers tonight. I decided to channel some of my enthusiasm into creating a killer "Super Bowl Super Set Workout" for you guys! Read all about super sets and why I love them in this post. I organized the workout into four super sets [...]

  • Escaping Winter Storm Jonas + Things To Read + Ways to Sweat

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    Good morning and happy Saturday. Let me first start by saying that I hope all of you being impacted by Winter Storm Jonas are safe and warm. I couldn't believe the coverage coming out of DC, NY and NJ this morning on The Weather Channel. We definitely had our fair share of winter weather in [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: End of the 62 Day Challenge + Moving for Energy

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    I was feeling the "holiday hangover" something fierce last week. I found myself feeling pretty low on energy, taking more naps than normal and sleeping later than usual. I blame it on the cumulative effects of running around, stress, indulgent foods, parties and more drinking than normal. The weather we've had for the last few [...]

  • The 2015 Christmas Cookie Crusher Workout

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    Merry Christmas Eve-Eve! Last year I shared a Christmas Cookie Crusher workout that ended up being a huge hit among my clients, friends and blog readers. Many of you have shared that you've used the workout all year long! If life's been looking a little like this lately...I've got a workout for you! I train [...]

  • Give Thanks Workout + Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

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    Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I'm currently traveling to beautiful Edisto Island in South Carolina where I will spend a few days with my fiance's family. The original plan for this Thanksgiving was for my parents and grandmother to come to Charlotte and I would host Thanksgiving for the first time but we had to cancel. We've [...]

  • Back to Strength Focus + Weekly Workouts

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    Happiest of Sundays to everyone! Hope you're having a lovely Labor Day Weekend! Sullie and I hopped in the car and headed down to Georgia to hang out with my grandmother for a few days. Judging from this SnapChat I posted this morning (follow me @JenDeCurtins), I think it's safe to say all parties are [...]

  • Cardio Strength Workout

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    Hey! I've got a great workout for you today. Since I started teaching group ex again, I've received requests from many of you to post the workouts on the blog. Always happy to share my knowledge! I've updated the Peanut Butter Runner workout board on Pinterest and you can also check out my workout page [...]

  • Upper Body Super Set Workout

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    I have an upper body workout to share with you today. I have been trying up my strength training a little bit lately because it seems like a lot of my workouts over the last few months have been quick three mile runs and yoga practices. It's hard for me to get to the gym [...]

  • Resistance Band Workout + Date with Fitness Giveaway

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    This post is sponsored by Natural Delights but workout and ideas are my own! :) I have a fun post for you today that features a great at-home workout and a prize pack featuring one of my favorite sweet fruit snacks. Read to the end of the post for the giveaway! A few weeks ago [...]

  • 30 Rep Rowing Workout

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    Most of the U.S. is experiencing extremely cold weather right now. Here in Charlotte the temperatures dropped down to 10 degrees last night and we barely broke 30 today. I get that these may be balmy temps for some of you...but not for my Georgia blood. This weather makes me move my workouts indoors to [...]

  • Butt Burner Cardio Blast Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    I have a great workout to share with you today that I did a couple of weeks ago for my own workout and have since put several clients through. It's a killer combo of legs and cardio. But first... Some puppy cuteness for you. Zoey goes from 90 mph to crash in about two seconds. She is all [...]

  • Pre-Turkey & Pie Burner Workout + Weekly Workout Recap

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    Hello and happy Thanksgiving week! It's my favorite holiday of the year! In preparation for the upcoming feast, I have a great workout to share with you that's high in intensity and sure to make some room for the turkey and pie! :) In addition to testing this workout myself, I also put several clients [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Squat Burpee Ladder Workout

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    Welcome to the weekly workout recap. This is the week that squats nearly did me in and running took a back seat to life. First, the squats...I LOVE to squat. It's my #1 favorite exercise of all time and I do them all the time. Last week I took my weekly barbell squat workout to [...]

  • A Total Body Weekend Workout to Get You Moving!

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    Hi everyone! TGIF! This was one heck of a week. I'm thrilled to see the arrival of the weekend and my big Friday night plans include sitting on the couch. I'm cooking dinner and can't wait to turn on the TV for the first time this week and catch up on Scandal. It'll be early to bed [...]

  • 3 Things I Love About My HM Training Plan + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I have completed three weeks of my half marathon training plan and although it's early days, I have to say this is probably my favorite plan that I've ever followed. For those of you who asked, I'm using Smart Coach through Runner's World. You input a recent race time along with your upcoming race distance [...]

  • “Legs On Fire” Cardio Strength Workout

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    I promise that I didn't plan to follow the salted fudge brownie recipe with a workout but I think it works nicely with the whole theme of my blog...workout hard, eat well! :) I have a workout to share with you today that I did myself on Tuesday. I only had a 30 minute window [...]

  • Weekend: Pampering, CrossFit Throwdown, Night Out + More

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    The weekend was a whirlwind. It flew by at record pace but it was full of good things and fun times. (Whoa. Yes, that's a lot of me up close and personal for the first photo of the post!) I trained four clients, taught a yoga class, went into the Charlotte Observer office for a [...]

  • 45/15 Circuit Training Workout {Video + Workout Post}

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    It's been forever since I've shared a workout with you guys. It's not that I haven't been programming them nonstop for my clients but it's been difficult to carve out the time to get them ready for you in the way that I like to. But today is your lucky day! I have a new [...]

  • The Best Week of Workouts: New PRs, New Distances

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    Last week's workouts were in one word...AWESOME! I have really been focusing on CrossFit and running lately and it's paying off with results. I hit a new deadlift PR in CrossFit this week and ran the longest and fastest that I have in years. It feels SO GOOD! On my run this morning I was [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Running Happy

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    Hi and happy Sunday! I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I'm checking in to share this week's workouts. It was a good mix that was light on the lifting, light on the yoga and a little heavier on the running. The road has just been calling my name lately so I've been going [...]

  • Updates: Home, Food, A Workout to Do & Stuff to Read

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    Hi everyone. I'm a little all over the place because my normal routine has been totally shaken up. Between the new freelance project and different work hours, construction/improvements being done on the house and traveling, things feel crazy. I am kind of a creature of comfort and routine so this is testing my patience and sanity a bit. So [...]

  • Day in the Life: A Holiday Week

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    4:50 a.m. - alarm goes off. I didn't fall asleep until midnight (with the help of a guided meditation) so this felt very early after three weeks straight of 5:30 a.m. clients and lack of quality sleep. 5:30 a.m. - gym to train a client who is in her third trimester and a close friend [...]

  • A Day In the Life: Birthday Edition

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    Hi there! Sorry I've been MIA for a couple of days but I was soaking up momma + bday time. Here's a look at my birthday in photos. It was a great day and I felt so lucky to have my mom here with me for it! It started bright and early at Metro where I coached [...]

  • Sculpted Summer Arms Dumbbell Workout

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    One of the number one most requested posts over the years has been for arm workouts! (This is the week of delivering on some of the posts y'all have requested, by the way!) Just in time for summer, I've programmed a tough arm workout that I've tested on several female clients who can confirm that it [...]

  • Row, Run & Burn Cardio & Leg Workout

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    Good morning! I awoke to pouring down rain, thunderstorms and a really loud alert on my phone that we were under a tornado warning. It's looking like nothing but the same weather for the rest of my day. Always good for my productivity! Did you know that Thursday is typically the slowest day of the [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts + Visiting CrossFit Above the Bar

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    Good Monday morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Sullie did! (Her life is really hard.) Here's a recap of last week's workouts. Well balanced, still heavy on the lifting/CrossFit and a complete rest day! Body feeling great and focusing on good nutrition right now. Monday AM ashtanga practice by the pool [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: CrossFit Love + Turkish Get Ups

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    Time for the weekly workout recap! Similar to recent weeks, I've been heavy on the CrossFit. I'm not sure what it is about CrossFit but I'm super hot and cold with it. I've been CrossFitting for over 2 years now and I think this may be the longest kick that I've been on since I [...]

  • Total Body Dumbbell Superset Workout

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    Today I have a great total body strength workout to share with you and all you need is a set of dumbbells to get it done! I get a lot of requests for workouts that a) require little equipment and b) are not super intimidating. This workout delivers on both points and features basic dumbbell [...]

  • How To Rebound from an Indulgent Holiday

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    Yesterday my Instagram and Facebook feeds were full of sweet family photos, beautiful Easter dresses, babies with bunny ears, Easter dinner spreads, mimosas and the like. This morning my feeds are overflowing with posts about Easter indulgences, candy overload and needing to get back on track. I even received a text message from Earth Fare [...]