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Total Body Work Out at Huntington Beach

Well the unthinkable happened and I turned 30 a few weeks ago. To celebrate, my mom and I flew down to Orange County for the weekend. I’ve mentioned it before in other posts, but Southern California truly is my happy place. I love all the healthy food options, the beach, the weather, the shopping, everything. Only thing I don’t love is the traffic which is what keeps me up in San Francisco. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach…

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Core and Back Strengthening Circuit

Having a strong core and back are the foundation of any effective work out. Luckily it’s easy to find combination moves that work both at the same time. Below is a quick 5 move circuit targeting your back, arms and core. I would recommend a 8-12 lb dumbbells depending on your current strength. Combine with 30-40 min cardio of your choice and you will be feeling stronger and leaner in no time. Equipment Needed: 2 Dumbbells between 8 and 12…

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Running the Golden Gate Bridge

There isn’t a more iconic San Francisco site than the Golden Gate Bridge. Even though I have been here dozens of times (and driven over it hundreds), I had never actually run or walked across the whole thing. The bridge is just under 2 miles each direction (1.701 miles to be exact) with breathtaking views of the city the entire way. However it’s often extremely crowded or engulfed in the famous San Francisco fog so finding the perfect day to…

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Easy Toning w/ a Resistance Band

I’m a big fan of work outs that don’t require a lot of equipment. Sometimes it’s fun to bring out a ball, sandbag, dumbbells etc, but you actually lose a lot of time transitioning between different exercises when you have to keep changing gear. Resistance bands are one of the most effective and cheap pieces of gym equipment you can buy. They even come in different resistance strengths so there is something for everyone. Throw one in your pocket next…

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Planning for an “Unplanned” Sunday

My definition of a “successful” weekend has changed a lot over the past decade. I am turning 30 in a few months and have noticed a shift in what kinds of things I actually look forward to doing when Friday rolls around. I used to try and plan a jam packed weekend – bootcamp work out classes, long boozy brunches, followed by an afternoon and Dolores park and then more dinner and drinks and hitting the bars after the sun…

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