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Smutty Fitness: Motivation for mom

August 18, 2016 15:52:48 Posted at August 18, 2016 15:52:48
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, After decades of crash dieting and little strenuous exercise (coupled with constant complaining about how "fat" she is), my mom has finally started going to the gym three days/week with a trainer. She seems really excited about it all, but after 3 weeks she is already complaining that she hasn't lost any weight. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: An Olympics-inspired workout

August 11, 2016 18:24:25 Posted at August 11, 2016 18:24:25
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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With the Olympics in full swing I am finding it hard to get anything done other than cheer on all of the amazing athletes competing for Olympic gold. I thought I would use this inspiration to share with you some Olympic-inspired workouts that you can add into your current fitness regime. Try one or try them all, bringing to each movement the energy and determination shown by all of the Olympic athletes. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Fitness tips for a busy mom

August 5, 2016 19:04:14 Posted at August 5, 2016 19:04:14
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I recently had my second (and last!) baby and am eager to restart a fitness routine. Prior to having children I ran full and half marathons, cycled, swam, and the only strength training I ever stuck to is barre-style workouts. I haven't worked out consistently since the birth of my son 2 years ago but I'm so ready to get this ship back in shape, as much for the mental benefits as the physical. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Tips for Summer 2016 fitness

July 22, 2016 17:43:31 Posted at July 22, 2016 17:43:31
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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I feel like I write about this every summer (which I usually do) but I thought you could use a reminder on how to make sure you do not pack on those awful, unwanted summer pounds. With the days getting hotter and the nights staying brighter, it is so easy to swap a workout for a patio session with friends. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Toned calves

July 7, 2016 20:56:36 Posted at July 7, 2016 20:56:36
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I need some help with my calves! Currently I go to two step classes (Group Blast) and three weight training classes (Group Power) at my gym as well as a few 5-8k hikes with my dog a week. My calves were at their best when I was rock climbing and hiking a ton, but now with a toddler who likes to run towards danger I'm not able to get out doing these activities enough to keep the muscle on. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Stronger on the bike

June 24, 2016 17:33:50 Posted at June 24, 2016 17:33:50
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hey Hayley, I have been following this blog for years and you since the beginning. I was so stoked a couple years ago when you got into mountain biking and now skate skiing, two of my faves. The question I have for you is around speed in climbing on a bike and running. I will toot my own downhill horn and say between the up and the down I am way stronger on the down. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Getting out of a motivational funk

June 17, 2016 17:50:54 Posted at June 17, 2016 17:50:54
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi! I'm in a serious motivational funk and I'm not sure how to claw my way out of it. I used to fence as a kid and I've recently started again, and I'm terribly out of shape and my endurance is shot, and it makes me quite awkward and uncomfortable. I'm shy about asking other foil fencers to have bouts with me because it embarrasses me how slow and inaccurate I've become. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Marathon running nutrition

June 10, 2016 19:02:26 Posted at June 10, 2016 19:02:26
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I am training for my first marathon and have some concerns about getting the right nutrition and calorie intake for my body during this time. I have noticed in while training for past half marathons that I tend to not eat enough the day of my long runs. I don't want to continue that practice. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Hating exercise

June 3, 2016 19:35:10 Posted at June 3, 2016 19:35:10
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Last night I was working with a client who made a comment to me that she has hated exercise, and exercising, for most of her life and that she wished that she was one of those people who loved it, which got me thinking this morning on my hike up the mountain. It was a bit of a drizzly and cloudy day and I managed to sneak out early, while most were asleep, and get out into my happy place. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Staying within the lines

June 1, 2016 20:42:21 Posted at June 1, 2016 20:42:21
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Cheat days and cheat meals have been something I have disagreed with since I became a trainer. I have been in this industry for 10 years and not a day goes by where I don’t hear someone mention their cheat meal or cheat day. Although this idea of allowing yourself whatever you want one time a week does work for some, it can be detrimental to so many. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Working out after breast reduction

May 26, 2016 19:58:20 Posted at May 26, 2016 19:58:20
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hello Hayley--I'm a relatively fit person (though slightly over my ideal weight). Up until a week ago, I was running half marathons, swimming twice a week, hitting my road bike, and generally just moving for at least 30-60 mins a day. On Monday, I had a breast reduction, partially to help with horrendous pain that happens with all that movement (and even the normal stuff). Full Article

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