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The Best Cardio for Fat Loss

No matter how much it's discussed, there's always some confusion around the best type of cardio to be doing for fat loss. And, it makes sense. It seems like every other article you read claims a different type of cardio to be your ticket to lower body fat. In reality, a combination of proper nutrition, cardio, and strength training is the equation to a healthy body. But the question is still valid - what type of cardio is best for fat loss? In order to understand the answer to this question, I want to give you a basis to the two types of cardio - aerobic and anaerobic. Some research suggests that there is a certain heart rate range that

The Best of Life in Spandex 2016

The Best of Life in Spandex 2016!

2016 in a one word description would be something like... changing. Maybe it's a part of being twenty-something, but I feel like I've seen some of the biggest changes in my life during the past couple of years. During 2016, I acquired my Precision Nutrition Certification, went through a major personal life change, and was awarded a promotion at my work that combines my passion for fitness with my knack for marketing. These pivotal moments of 2016 not only changed my life circumstance, they helped me grow as an individual. Change can be scary for a lot of people. For me, it's freeing. It's freeing to know that no matter what the circumstance, it can change. And not only can

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12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 6: Reindeer Run

You are halfway through your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! You've all been working so hard and I'm LOVING all of your check-ins. I'm so excited to give one of you some of my favorite products from Slap Nutrition, I Am Bar, and Carmel Barre! Today, I'm challenging you to a 5k run or walk! It's just a little over three miles! Lace up your running shoes (I'll be rocking my New Balance 711v2 shoes) and find a fun trail, run around your neighborhood, or jump on the treadmill. There's nothing like a runner's high. I can't wait for you to experience it yourself! Goal Evaluation Challenge The halfway mark of a challenge is the perfect time to re-evaluate your

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Best of 2015!

I know we're all thinking it, where in the world did this past year go?! Looking back at 2015, I feel really good about the things I accomplished and I'm hopeful that 2016 will top it! I created Life in Spandex about a year and a half ago when I quit my full-time marketing job to become a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. However, it wasn't until July 2015 that I decided to really go for this whole blogging thing. I started posting more regularly, worked on outreach and networking, gave the website a whole new look and feel, updated my imagery with professional photo and video shoots, got branded, started a YouTube channel, got on the Pinterest train,

12 Days of Fitness Reindeer Run - 5k run

12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 6: Reindeer Run

You are halfway through your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! You've all been working so hard and I'm LOVING all of your check-ins. I'm so excited to give one of you amazing clothes and accessories from Lucy Activewear and Brooks Running! Today, Brooks Running and I want to challenge you to a 5k run or walk! It's just a little over three miles! Lace up your running shoes (I'll be rocking my Brooks Running Launch 2's!) and find a fun trail, run around your neighborhood, or jump on the treadmill. There's nothing like a runner's high. I can't wait for you to experience it yourself! Don't forget to check in once you've completed your Reindeer Run on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram for