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  • 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout + Friday Favorites

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    Happy first day of fall! In typical southern fall fashion, the high in Charlotte is 88 degrees today but it looks like we’ll get a break and see those fall temperatures in about a week or so. The pups will be very happy about that! It’s been a while since I wrote a Friday favorites [...]

  • Total Body Tabata Blast Workout: A 36-Minute Sweat Fest

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    You guys are going to LOVE this Total Body Tabata Blast Workout. I’ve taught it three times this week and all of my students had great things to say about after…and LOTS of feedback about how they were feeling the day or two after. ;) I love a good tabata workout. They’re such an amazing [...]

  • How to Get the Stink Out of Your Workout Clothes + Descending Interval Super Set Workout

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    This post is sponsored by HEX Performance. Keep reading to learn about a new way to clean your sweaty, smelly workout clothes along with an awesome descending interval workout that I’ve programmed to get you sweaty! :)  If you’re a regular reader of my blog, I’d say that the chances are high that you deal with [...]

  • Weekend Recap + 30-Minute Treadmill Endurance Workout & Weekly Workout Playlist

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    Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I spent all weekend in prenatal yoga teacher training. I am going to dedicate an entire post to it later this week (so much to share!) but here is what my weekend looked like outside of training along with a recap of last week’s workouts (including an awesome 30-minute [...]

  • 100 Rep Core Workout + How to Stay Dry Through It

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    This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions and this killer core workout are my own. No matter if your workout of choice is running, yoga, lifting, CrossFit, cycling, boxing, hiking or just hitting the gym, it’s safe to say that you need a) a strong core and b) a deodorant or anti-antiperspirant [...]

  • 33-Minute Total Body Dumbbell Workout

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    I’m so excited to share more workouts with you guys now that I’m programming for Y2 Strength. The workouts are perfect for sharing on my blog because they require minimal equipment and space. The only equipment we are using right now is dumbbells and bands and the workouts are done on yoga mats. Super efficient! [...]

  • 20 (or 30) Minute Total Body Dumbbell Workout + Fitness Goals + A Workout Playlist

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    Hey, hey! It’s been way too long since I’ve shared a workout so I decided to post the workout that I did with my very first strength training classes at Y2 Yoga! We launched our new Y2 Strength classes this week and everyone is so pumped about them. We’re running a four-week test in May [...]

  • Total Body Dumbbell Strength Workout (21 minute or 43 minute options!)

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    Thank you for all of the well wishes for me and Zoey. We are on the mend. I am going to try and change the dressings on my burns today which I am not looking forward to. I might have to make Tanner do it. Does anyone else get squeamish with stuff like that? I’m [...]

  • 30-Minute, 3+ Mile Hill and Sprint Treadmill Interval Workout + A Playlist to Go With

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    I am so appreciative of all the love and support you extended to me regarding last night’s post. I feel extremely grateful that I can share content in the bucket of recipes/workouts/useful stuff as well as the more personal/life/yoga/growth stuff and feel that you’re on board no matter what and that we’re all growing stronger [...]

  • The 2016 Christmas Cookie Crusher Workouts (Home and Gym Versions!)

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    I have started a bit of a tradition with my personal training clients with my Christmas Cookie Crusher workouts. They started back in 2014 with my small group and are officially now a “thing” even though I’m not training them anymore. Here’s the 2015 workout. I gave up training my small group of friends at [...]

  • 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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    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 thinking, “I need to stop, drop and sweat!” (Maybe never? That’s okay too!) Also, the days are getting shorter and [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Go For The Gold: Track & Field Inspired Running & Bodyweight Track Workout

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    We are having so much fun watching the Olympics this summer. It’s been so exciting to watch Team USA dominating gymnastics and swimming. As those events come to a close, we are looking forward to shifting our focus to the track and field events. I don’t know about you but watching all of these amazing [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • 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. You might be wondering…what is [...]

  • 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! I’m joining Randy Moss, Emily Breeze Watson and [...]

  • 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. What [...]

  • Sweaty Strength + Plyo Workout

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    Today I’m sharing a workout with you that combines strength training and plyometrics. I love interspersing plyometric exercises into my clients workouts as well as my own. They are a great way to train power and speed while also driving the heart rate up. The workout I’m sharing today features a strength training exercise followed [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + Lots of Strength + A Killer Pulling Workout

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    Happy Sunday morning! It’s currently snowing in Charlotte. Nothing that’s sticking, just big wet flakes that melt the second they hit the ground but it makes for a pretty and cozy morning with a cup of coffee (and some chia pudding!). I’m gearing up for a marathon day of teaching…four classes total today including yoga, [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Treadmill Time + “Add 5 Reps Workout”

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    We have officially reached the time of year where I embrace the treadmill. Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT complaining about temperatures ranging from the 20s-40s when that’s balmy for many of you (and I am fondly remembering all those 70 degree runs I had in November and December). What I do find is [...]

  • The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015 (All-Time)

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    Yesterday I shared the the 10 most popular posts of 2015 that were actually written in 2015. Today I’m sharing the top 10 posts of 2015 for all-time. These 10 posts got the more views than any other posts on Peanut Butter Runner and 9 of the 10 were not even written this year! For [...]

  • The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015 (Written in 2015)

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    Time for the annual round up of the year’s most popular posts! It’s always fun to run a report in Google Analytics for the entire year to see what posts made the list. It’s typically pretty heavy on recipes and workouts since those types of posts tend to stand the test of time. I was [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Dumbbell & TRX Superset Total Body Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    I’m excited to have a new total body workout workout to share with you that combines two of my favorite training tools…supersets and the TRX! My clients love the TRX and I also enjoy incorporating it into my own workouts. Last week I put together a total body superset workout (read about supersets and why [...]

  • 25 Minute Clock Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    Super quick check in tonight. My weekend has been a sea of boxes, U-Haul Trucks and eating out. The good news? I survived moving. Here are my workouts for the last week. More on the move coming soon in the weekend recap! For now it’s a miracle that I got this post up. :P Monday [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • How To and Why Single Leg Deadlift + Weekly Workouts

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    Earlier this week I shared a video on Instagram of two exercises that I love to train stabilization, glute strengthening and glute firing. One is the single leg deadlift. When I train clients I usually have them spend 5-10 minutes working on stabilization exercises which frequently include things like single leg squats and deadlifts. I [...]

  • The Benefits of AMRAP Workouts + This Week’s Workouts

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    Hi and welcome to the weekly workout recap! I regularly consider whether or not to keep writing this post every week because sometimes it feels a little “all about me” and redundant but then I receive feedback that it’s really helpful for some of you and gives you ideas and inspiration. As a compromise, I’ve [...]

  • Summer of Stairs…And Weekly Workouts

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    I make my clients run stairs on the regular because it’s really great cardio. It’s quick and efficient for getting the heart rate up and a nice change from running and rowing. And I think it’s safe to say that most of my clients would pick stairs over burpees. ;) Recently, I’ve been including more [...]

  • Best Workout Week: Boot Camp, Circuit Classes, Yoga and a 5K!

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    I’m super pumped to share this week’s workout recap with you because for the entire week I felt motivated and challenged. I got out of my rut this week and actually attended a boot camp, participated in some circuit training classes at the gym and ran a 5K race. I’ve said this so many times [...]

  • A Total Body Strength Workout & A Cardio CrossFit Workout + Weekly Workout Recap

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    Hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend. Rainy weather yesterday brought in some cooler weather. It’s currently 79 and low humidity and it’s amazing. A welcome change after two weeks of 98-100 degree days. I’m going to head out for a run and soak up the sunshine after I publish this post. Here’s my recap of [...]

  • The At-Home, Bodyweight Tabata Workout that Rocked My World

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    Happy Friday! I am SO SORE today from a 20-minute workout that I did at home yesterday that totally kicked my butt. I haven’t been able to make it to the gym to get a strength or CrossFit workout in since I got home from vacation. I was really hoping to make it yesterday but [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Ultimate Plank Challenge: Week Two Recap

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    We are half way done with the Ultimate Plank Challenge! If you’re just catching up, I’m hosting a 31 day plank challenge in celebration of my new book, Ultimate Plank Fitness. It’s a compilation of 101 different plank exercises for the ultimate in core training…and a total body workout! It’s available for sale at many [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • An Outdoor Park Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    Oh my gosh…today has been perfection. First, I slept until 9:30 a.m. for a whopping total of 10 hours of sleep last night. Life changed. Second, I had an entire day with nowhere I had to be and nothing I had to do and it felt awesome. I didn’t put on makeup and stayed in [...]