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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 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 ...

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 ...

#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 ...

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 ...

Femme Fitale Fit Club presents Fierce Women Series – Delores Williams

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers. DW:  I am Delores, a health and wellness enthusiast who has been actively living a fit, healthy life-style while giving this aging thing a run for its money!!!! As much as I would love to be surrounded by personal trainers, professional chefs and a well-equipped private fitness center, the ...

Femme Fitale Fit Club presents Fierce Women Series – Lisa Vaughan-Spence

  FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers. LV-S:  Hello My name is Lisa Vaughan-Spence I am a 42 year old mother of 2 children Anthony 22 years and Danielle 5.5 years. FFFC:  How and why did you get started running? LV-S:  Wow that is a long story, but the long and short of it is I was very sedentary and overweight so ...

All I Do Is Win

Honestly - that is not true.  I do not always win or am number one in everything I do.  Sometimes I stop trying or I come in dead last.  But either way when it comes to this fitness thing I do not always feel as if I have to "win" against someone.  I typically compete with myself.  I test myself to see how far I can push a weight or how ...

FFFC Runners’ Series – Meet Kelly!

Featured Fitale Runner December 4, 2012 FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). KT:  Kelly Tribble Spencer, wife, mother, and wannabe superwoman with far too much on my plate. I am a government mule (work for Social Security Administration). I enjoy swimming, bowling, card making, and wine ...

January Is The Running Month of Champions!

Hi FFFC readers!!!  I am declaring something right at this moment, right now.  Starting in January 2013, FFFC plan to feature any and everything about running starting with my own personal goal of building up my running pace from where it is today.  Based on my past 2 runs I average around a 9:50 minute/mile and for me that just won't ...