• 10 Minutes of Hills: The OTF-Inspired Workout That Made Me a Stronger Runner

    1 month ago - By Fit Bottomed Girls

    For a full year now, I've been going to a few Orangetheory Fitness classes a week. I do that, plus a few hard-core workouts at my usual gym, The Fit Pit, plus a quick run around the neighborhood or some yoga at home as needed, and I feel like my it's been really great for overall fitness. I'm doing a lot of different things, but in a way that I really enjoy and that allows me to ebb and flow with my work and childcare schedule - which is, like, always changing. (You know how that goes, right? Of course...
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  • Why Barre Made Me a Better Runner - and How It Can Boost Your Fitness

    Why Barre Made Me a Better Runner - and How It Can Boost Your Fitness

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    Core strength, bore strength. Powering up my midsection sounded good when I scrolled through Instagram, but I'd been putting it off in favor of long runs - and, let's be honest, pretty much anything else.
    Then, in a stroke of luck and good timing, I won two weeks of barre classes in a raffle. Soon I was signed up for a new workout, but I considered it to be separate from my running training. Boy, was I wrong! Barre workouts draw from ballet, Pilates, and yoga moves to strengthen smaller muscles that are essential to supporting the core, as well as the upper and lower body.
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