The Importance of Grip Strength

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Part 1: STEPH My husband once laughed at me while I was trying to open a jar of jalapenos. "Functional fitness, huh? For someone so strong, it's hard to believe that you can't open a jar." My grip strength sucks, and I hate to admit it, but I've had little desire to … [Read more...]

Feel Young Again With Mobility

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If you could go back, let's say ten years, and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be? Go easy on yourself. There are times to push and times to just remember breathing. ((Deep breath now)) Relish in the idea of your transformation before it happens. Start eating … [Read more...]

Erik Checked Me Out and it Changed My Whole Life

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When I first started attending the gym regularly, I had no clue what I was doing there. Naturally, I hopped on the cardio machines, put in my time, and left when I was sweaty and finished. One of my favorite stories to tell people is the story of the first time I ever saw Erik … [Read more...]

The Surgeon General Wants You To Start Doing This Exercise

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In case you haven't heard, the Surgeon General announced this past Wednesday for a national call to action to start walking! Appropriately, we already had this post scheduled. Forward by Steph :)  I can't begin to tell you how great walking is for your health. Just a few … [Read more...]

Strongfigure’s 30 Day Kettlebell Body Conditioning Challenge

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Many of you have been following the Strong Figure Conditioning Workouts for a while now, and this challenge is going to be something FUN (and typical of the SFCWs) for you to do! And if you haven't been following our conditioning work, that's ok too! This 30-day challenge is a … [Read more...]