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Meet: Maria More – Fit Radio Cardio Coach

By Maire,

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Hey there! I’m Coach Maria, aka the “Calorie Killa,” and I am excited to be part of the Fit Radio Team! I currently reside in Atlanta but I have lived all over the US including Florida, Texas, Michigan, and California (where I was born).

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Who is this ‘Dora of Fitness’?

By Maire,

Fit Radio Cardio Coach Fitness Corlyn

Fit Radio #CardioCoach Spotlight – Introducing our newest coach on the app, Corlyn! That would be me! My name is Corlyn, and I’m the Fit Radio Coach throwing in Spanish words here and there during workouts. “Como así!” (See, like this!) I’ve never written a blog (or anything longer than a paragraph since I graduated a couple months back) so I’m really excited to start this and, more importantly, bring you all things fitness.

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How Hot Should It Really Be In Hot Yoga Class?

By Maire,

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The sweat drips down your back. Not knowing this was even possible, you look down and see beads of perspiration forming on your thighs. You feel slightly dizzy, but push through, taking a huge swig of water before heading into tree pose. Sounds like a typical hot yoga class, yes? Women everywhere swear by the warm practice, where rooms are heated to between 80 and 105 degrees. And while you’ve surely heard a girlfriend say how much she loves the toasty Vinyasa because she feels like she “sweats out all the bad” at her go-to studio, the question remains: Is it really safe? Is there such a thing as yoga that’s too hot?

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Let’s Get Physical: The Psychology of Effective Workout Music

By Maire,

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“I dare them to find the iPod on me,” Richie Sais told the New York Times in 2007 when he was preparing to run the Marine Corps Marathon. USA Track & Field, the national governing body for distance racing, had just decided to ban athletes from using portable music players in order “to ensure safety and to prevent runners from having a competitive edge.” Rais resolved to hide his iPod shuffle under his shirt. Many fellow runners protested the new rule, which remains in effect today in an amended form: It now applies only to people vying for awards and money.

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Top 7 Active Recovery Workout Ideas

By Maire,

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Does “Active Recovery” seem paradoxical to you? Recovery traditionally implies taking periods of time off from your workouts, while activity is just the opposite. Fitness misinformation has generally promoted the idea that activity and recovery are mutually exclusive. More

13 Easy Ways to Sneak Exercise Into Your Day

By Maire,

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Regular exercise has so many benefits. It can help ward off health problems like heart disease and high blood pressure, boost your mood and relieve stress, increase your energy, and even help you sleep better. What’s not to love?

Experts recommend adults get a minimum of 150 minutes a week (a little more than 20 minutes each day) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and do strength-training that works the major muscle groups at least two days a week. But there are other ways to boost physical activity outside of your regular workouts and reap additional health benefits. Here are thirteen ways to sneak more exercise into your day.

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Pair Up and Slim Down: The Couple Workout

By Maire,

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Quit the cuddling and spend some QT time at the gym instead. “Research shows that 94 percent of couples stick with their fitness programs when they workout together,” says Jari Love, certified personal trainer and fitness DVD star. Here, some moves to try together. More

8 High-Protein One-Pan Dinners

By Maire,

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I’ll be honest: I’m not someone who revels in the challenge of cooking a complicated meal. And to me, complicated means running around between different pots and pans on the stove. Nothing’s ever done at the same time, and it’s just not my idea of a relaxing evening in the kitchen. And let’s not even start on the pile of dishes. Enter one-pot and one-pan dinners.

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The No. 1 Diet Mistake You Make on Vacation

By Maire,

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All that time you spend getting “bikini ready” for a beach vacation can be undone with this one very common thing. With each bite, each sip, you can undo your very hard work and make it that much harder to resume normal life at home.

What you’re eating (or for that matter, not eating) is the biggest diet mistake you make on vacation. Fortunately, it’s one of the easiest to address and still have as much fun as you banked on! More