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My New Matrix TF30 Treadmill by Johnson Fitness

I enjoy running outdoors but sometimes weather doesn’t always permit such as when its raining or there’s ice on the ground.  And let’s face it, even though I have a gym membership I sometimes get a little lazy and don’t feel like driving out to the gym that’s when an at-home treadmill comes in right on time. [Tweet "Learn all ...

6 Reasons Why You Want to Invest in At-Home Cardio Equipment

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Matrix Fitness. All opinions are my own. It is getting cooler outside and for some, performing cardio outdoors or heading off to the gym to jump on a machine is just not in the cards.  I have a solution – at-home cardio equipment.  Trust me, as someone who has cardio equipment in her home, it is ...

Necessities for Outdoor Running

Summer is almost here and the weather, for the most part, is warming up (we still have rain daily here in Baltimore, Maryland) so it is finally time to take runs outdoors.  The other great part is if you are an early morning runner, it gets lighter earlier.  YAY!!!! Now that you are back outside running on the pavement here are some key ...

5 Running Myths Debunked Once And For All

Learning how to run can be overwhelming.  And for every positive article about the benefits of running, you can find another article officially declaring how running is “bad for you” in one way or another.  But are they right? Over the past 5 years that I’ve been running and racing, I’ve heard it all. “I can’t run because of ...

#FitnessFriday – Fitness Giveaway Round Up II

Hey Femme Fitale Family - it's time for me to share some awesome giveaways with you guys.  My fitness blogger friends have some amazing prizes that I think we ALL want to enter for a chance to win.  From Smarty Pants vitamins to Fitbit Charges....there's something in here for everyone. Make sure you submit some entries for a chance to win ...

#FitnessFriday – Fitness Finds 2

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. Man this week has been a whirlwind.  First we kicked off our new "No Sugar In September" challenge which has over 300 challengers.  You can join us by joining our private online group for encouragement, food replacement ideas and much more.  Also make sure you are following me on Instag...

#FitnessFriday – Fitness Finds

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. What a busy week!  We kicked off our "Beat The Bulge" DietBet challenge and our Femme Fitale Private Online Fitness Accountability Group continues to grow with women interested in not just losing weight but seeking encouragement, motivation, inspiration and healthy tips and tricks to make ...

Product Review: Timex Run X20 GPS Watch + Giveaway

Disclaimer:  I was provided a complimentary Timex Run X20 GPS Watch to workout with and another one to giveaway.  As always, all opinions shared are honest and my very own.  This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on the link and/or make a purchase I earn a few coins to keep this blog going.  Thank you very much in ...

#FitnessFriday – Fit Giveaway Round Up

  If you have been following this blog for a little bit then you know I LOVE hosting giveaways and entering giveaways because when I win, I win some pretty awesome stuff.    I won't go down the list here but just know I use most of the items I've won weekly so I am super excited to share with you a round up of giveaways my blogger ...

FFFC Get Lean in 2015 January Fitness Challenges

Hello my lovely FITALES!!!!  Welcome to the first fitness challenge in 2015.  I hope you are motivated, focused and dedicated to get this done because I know I sure am.  I am happy you are choosing to workout with us and I am confident you will see improvement at the end of each of these challenges. Disclaimer:  I am NOT a certified ...

FFFC August Beat The Heat Fitness Challenges 2014

It's been a minute since I published one of these regular monthly fitness challenges but no time like the present.  This month we have a nice challenge in store for you.  Before I get to them though, can you believe we are already in August???  This year is flying by and before you know it we will be showing off our brawn and muscles from these ...

#FitTube Tag Episode 4: Overcoming Obstacles to Fitness Goals

[Tweet "6th episode of #Fittube Tag is about Overcoming Obstacles to Fitness Goals.  #fitfam #fitness "] I had fun with this episode of #Fittube Tag but best believe - what I explain as a major obstacle for me is MAJOR!  I have to work at it every day.  Also check out what Markita Staples of Sweshfit and Sheila Simmons of The Frugal ...

#FitTube Tag Episode 4: Favorite No-Equipment Workout

[Tweet "I am so excited to be presenting the 4th episode of #Fittube Tag. "] Today's episode is all about our favorite no-equipment workout.  I am working to do better with my YouTube videos so they are of value to all of you and you learn something perhaps you didn't already know so I truly appreciate all of your support of my channel and ...

#FitTube Tag Episode 3: 5 Things To Keep You Motivated

What a lucky day for you - today is our third episode of #FitTube Tag.  A group of amazing fitness bloggers came together to bring to you a series of videos we hope you find useful and helpful along your fitness journey.  If we can do it, YOU certainly can do it. With all of that said, check out the five things that keep us motivated ...

#FitTube Tag Episode 2: Favorite Workout Equipment

What a lucky day for you - today is our second episode of #FitTube Tag.  A group of amazing fitness bloggers came together to bring to you a series of videos we hope you find useful and helpful along your fitness journey.  If we can do it, YOU certainly can do it. With all of that said, check out what each of us finds as our most favorite ...

#FitTube Tag Episode 1: Getting to know you

FitTube Tag is a new series started by some of us fitness bloggers.  It is totally open and if you have a fitness, healthy living, or running blog as well as a YouTube channel and would like to join us - please do.  This week's theme was "Getting To Know You".   Since many of us have been linking up blog posts from our weekly Workout ...

FFFC Fabulous February Challenge 2014

I wanted to start this post off with one of my favorite songs this month.  This song did literally  make me HAPPY!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM Can you believe we are 1 month down?  Me either but we keep rolling and striving.  I am very excited about this month's set of challenges because we have a total of 5 and well - ...

I’m Running This Year 2014

  I found this awesome challenge on Jill Conyer's running blog and I thought to myself - why not try this?  You need something to get you out of your comfort zone so-to-speak.  So I registered for her "Run This Year 2014" challenge.  This challenge allows you to run 2,014 miles or 2,014 kilometers in just 12 months starting January ...

FFFC Balance The Scale January Challenges 2014

This year you will see something a little different.  Challenges will be presented in 3 categories: 1.  Physical fitness challenge 2.  Nutrition challenge 3.  Spiritual/Mental challenge Optimal health and wellness is multi-fold so to help all of us develop into improved beings - we are using these categories for this year's monthly ...

Femme Fitale Fit Club present Fierce Women Series – fRAN Johnson

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers. FJ:  Greetings, everyone! Thank you FFFC for asking me to be a part of the Fierce Women Series. I am honored. My name is Francene (fRAN ) Johnson from Joplin, Missouri. FFFC:  How and why did you get started running? FJ:  I started running back in elementary school. I continued running ...