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Favorite Fitness Blog: For the Love of Disney Running

If you want to get a good idea of what it is like to participate in a Run Disney event, or a lot of them, Erin Williams has an awesome blog that even motivates me. Check out For The Love of Disney Running. You’ll start planning your costume.

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Fitness and Pinterest

I was going to write a post about what was so awful about these ‘Inspirational Fitness’ pins you see on Pinterest, but someone already beat me to it and they did a much better job than I could have.

My one point of criticism with the linked article above, however, is the implication that the women in these pictures are somehow not ‘real’. They maybe photoshopped or surgically enhanced or not, but, to quote Tim Gunn, all women are ‘real’- it does us no good as a gender to throw that kind of rhetoric around.

Please read, share, and think before you repin.

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Oooooh! The Collage Video Guide is Here!

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I love Collage Video! if you have never been on their site you need to check it out. They have TONS of fitness DVDs, and they are all reviewed by Certified Personal Trainers. Even better, they all have clips of a few random segments of the workouts.

The Guide itself is divided up by type: cardio, toning (I hate that word almost as much as I hate the word ‘buns’) or a combination of the two. They also have a section for Special Populations; pregnant women, older exercisers, kids, etc. There are write ups of each video, too, and not the description off the back, but reviews by their team.

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When the Guide comes, I am like a kid on Christmas. I get out my sharpie and I circle the ones that sound interesting. Then I go on their website and look at the clips and narrow it down. Right now I am really excited about the Jazzercise Burlesque workout (what can I say? I’ve got Jazzercise on the brain right now) but mostly because it looks a lot like Zumba. Except for the goofy pink outfits. ANYWAY,

Collage also has minute by minute graphs of the workouts so you know exactly what you are getting. And they have competitive prices with Amazon- Both retailers have the Jazzercise Burlesque workout for the same price as of this writing, and both have free shipping with a minimum $25 purchase. All else being equal, I’d much rather support someone like Collage who has gone through all the work and effort to really make themselves experts the was Collage has.

If you want to request a hard copy of the catalog here is a link.

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