Get Lucky Workout + Playlist

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Have you recovered from Daft Punk overload yet? After summer of 2013's "Get Lucky" vs. "Blurred Lines" debate, I'm still healing from the ear worm. :) It was awesome inspiration, though, while building my latest workout class playlist for St. Patrick's Day fun! From luck to money to magic, all of the tracks on the mix below will have you seeing green while you're training mean. Scroll down and flip on the 20-song mix, then crank out ...continue reading

Reebok Spartan Race Giveaway, a “Like”-able Cause and More!

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Happy Sunday, everyone! How did your week treat you? Mine was jam-packed with fun, from catching a performance of the Beatles tribute Rain to teaching a couple hardcore bootcamp classes to eating chocolate before watching Chocolat at the local art center. Yesterday and today I've been playing catch up and realized there's so many things I need to fill you in about! ● First up, I now have an official Facebook page for my upcoming 550 ...continue reading

Awards Show Workout Game: No Equipment Required!

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With the People's Choice Awards last Wednesday and the Golden Globes tomorrow, it's safe to say that red carpet season is in full swing! Considering I'm a music, movie and Project Runway junkie, these events are pretty much mandatory viewing in my book. The surprisingly eloquent speeches, the entertaining performances, the beautiful fashion...it's all good! What's not so good: Sitting on the couch for more than seven hours straight. ...continue reading

Mizuno Wave Sayonara Review

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. As you can see, I'm a bit of a Mizuno fan. From the Wave Rider 15s to the Wave Inspire 9s, their sneakers have seen me through both of my half-marathons and one of my relay races, and the training for each, without a single lost toenail. I call that a running miracle! When I got the opportunity to try the brand's new Wave Sayonara sneaks right before they ...continue reading

The Ultimate Endurance-Boosting Treadmill Workout

The bad news: The group fitness instructor training that was supposed to take place this weekend was postponed due to an instructor injury. The good news: I guess I’ll have something to look forward to in early 2013! AND that gave me time to try out a new treadmill workout. Since I moved this summer, I’ve become somewhat of a running snob. Either that, or I had O.D.’d on the treadmill during my time in New York. I ...continue reading

3 Happy Updates: FitFluential, Sweat Pink, Giveaway Winner and More!

1. Congratulations to our healthy holiday giveaway winner: Jenn! Please email me your mailing address at karlaswalsh@gmail.com and I’ll get your goodies in the mail ASAP! 2. I am honored to announce that I am now an ambassador for two amazing wellness groups: Sweat Pink and FitFluential (click on each name for more info). It was such a treat to learn that I was selected for both within a week—early Christmas gifts, I suppose! ...continue reading