Hi, my name is Tina Haupert. I'm the blogger behind Carrots 'N' Cake and the author of Carrots 'N' Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time. I'm 32 years old and live on the South Shore of Massachusetts with my husband, Mal, and my adorable pug, Murphy. I love all things related to fitness and my favorite way to stay in shape is CrossFit. I just started taking classes this past December, but I am already hooked! I'm a Fitfluential Ambassador and my work has been featured in a number of national publications, including Health, Shape, Fitness, Boston Globe, People StyleWatch, Women's Day, Prevention, and Glamour. I'm also a weekly contributor to Health magazine's News & Views, and you can find me on Twitter and Pinterest.
Never heard of Julie Foucher? She's the women's runner-up of the 2012 CrossFit Games, which means she's the second "Fittest Woman on Earth." I actually had the chance to meet Julie at the 2012 CrossFit Games afterparty, and she was everything I expected and more. She was kind, humble, and sweet, and definitely a role model for female athletes everywhere. Julie works hard in every aspect of her life, and seeing this motivates me to become a better version of myself. Here are three reasons why Julie Foucher inspires me.
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Julie Fagan is the blogger behind Peanut Butter Fingers, a lighthearted blog that follows Julie's life as she strives to exercise regularly, eat (mostly) healthy, and enjoy life in Ocala, FL, with her husband and their crazy dog. Peanut Butter Fingers is updated multiple times a day with sweaty workouts, simple, healthy recipes, and random anecdotes from Julie's life as a freelance writer and blogger. Julie is a FitFluential Ambassador and her work and blog have been featured in national magazines, including SHAPE, Fitness, Glamour, Women's Day and Women's Health. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter
You know you've become a little too obsessed with a new pair of gym shoes when your dog gets excited every time you reach for them because she knows that means it is playtime! While I'm a sucker for the Reebok SmoothFlex Run sneakers (with the neon orange laces!), I think my dog, Sadie, may be an even bigger fan.
The sport of fitness has arrived, and so has the sport of fashion. It seems that the sport of CrossFit has been popping up everywhere lately. Along with it, so has Reebok's new line of training shoes and workout-ready gear. I recently got my first pair of Reebok RealFlex Fusion TR shoes, designed to let your feet move in a natural way during training.
As a fitness professional who teaches multiple classes a day, I'm very picky about training shoes. These shoes do exactly what they claim to do with the lightweight, flexible design. They're very comfortable, which is key with workout shoes. The technology of the flex nodes allow for natural multidirectional movement.
The combination of the lightweight feel, along with the flexible support, is perfect for high-intensity classes and a variety of movement. I've been wearing them for step classes, BOSU classes, HIIT workouts, and even for weight training. They are currently on the top of my list for cross-training shoes, although I did just customize my own design for a new pair of CrossFit Nano 2.0 shoes. I can't wait to get my hands on those.
In the Sport of Fitness, you must be prepared for the unknown and the unknowable. "A key element to a fair test of fitness is the unknown. . . . Athletes can't train for what they don't know." (Source: CrossFit.) This is the philosophy of the CrossFit Games and a typical WOD (workout of the day) at your CrossFit local box.
Yes. I love it. I embrace it. But, what do I wear?!
My name is Courtney and I'm the author behind the blog Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life. I'm a 28-year-old personal trainer and former elementary school teacher. I live up in Upstate, NY, with my husband and high school sweetheart, Jay, and have lived here all of my life. When I'm not training, you'll most likely find me blogging, in the kitchen, or spending time with some of my favorite friends and family.
This past May, I was presented with the opportunity to visit the Reebok World Headquarters in Canton, MA, and my entire experience there was incredible. The Reebok team members were so friendly and super knowledgeable of their products, the Cross Fit WOD and cardio dance class were insanely awesome, and the generous goodies we received while visiting was pretty much the icing on the cake.
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