Jobless. Where To From Here?

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So, last week I experienced a lot of firsts. I was fired from a job for the first time in my life. I signed up for unemployment for the first time ever too.  And I am truly jobless for the first time since I was a teenager. The first two days were the worst. All […]

Blogfest, IDEA World, and Team Eleven by Venus

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  Blogfest and the IDEA World Fitness Convention There are only four weeks until the innaugural IDEA WORLD Fitness Blogfest with Sweat Pink and I’m getting so excited! It seemed so far away when I first wrote about it back in December, but now it’s almost here! Blogfest is a health and fitness blogging conference […]

Opening New Doors for the Future

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What New Things Does the Future Hold? I have been a personal trainer for a long time. I was late to the career, but as I made changes toward a healthier lifestyle (over 20 years ago), I knew that since fitness was my passion, I could make my passion my career.   Therefore it might […]

I Did It! Three Weeks Until Rock and Roll

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I feel like I finally have had a successful week of training. That’s kind of a scary statement considering there are only three more weeks until my marathon, but it’s true. I haven’t been especially proud of my training for this race, especially considering my previous marathon and coaching experience. In any case, it is […]

Fitness Education: What I Learned at #IHRSA2014, Part 1

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One of the best parts of the IHRSA Convention are the educational opportunities. There is something for everyone, whether you are an owner or manager of a fitness facility, a fitness or group exercise coordinator, or a personal trainer or group exercise instructor. While many of the sessions focus on management topics like team building, […]