Eco at the Gym

Being eco-conscious shouldn’t stop when we leave our own homes. Even when we are working out we should take into consideration how we can live more sustainably. Here are a few tips to keep to waste less while still enjoying a great workout.

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How to workout sustainably at home

I’ve never been a person who can follow a gym routine. I personally love rock climbing or getting fresh air and going for a run or hike. But I also like to compliment my training with simple easy things that I can do at home to build strength and flexibility. So I have a small arsenal of workout tools that have been with me for a long time.

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How I got a free bike and other ways to find your bike

My partner is a bike lover, to say the least, so when we started living together we made a pact that I would also get a bike. This way we could go out on adventures together.

I’ve been thinking about it for awhile, but I have to say spending money for a new bike was giving me a bit of anxiety. I find it difficult to make expensive purchases, especially if there are other options.

As luck would have it an almost brand new bike found its way into my life for free! A coworker was looking to get rid of his wife’s broken bike and gave it to me, with the caveat that it needed some work.

It turns out all all it needed was to reset the pedal and tighten the brakes. And it’s practically brand new! So today I want to explore some ways you too can get a bike practically free or deeply discounted.

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Free People now has a fitness line

Working in the health and fitness space makes me quite aware of all the companies around me when they start to promote a healthy lifestyle, and that include fashion brands.

So when I saw Free People decided to start the FP Movement line of fitness gear I had to check it out. I like their products for the style and durability. (I’ve had a pair of blood orange colored jeans, that I love to death, for the past 7 years.)

Though their sustainability practices are a bit unknown (and therefore questionable) I have seen that their products are well made and durable.

I’m the next few weeks I’ll start exploring more sustainable brands, especially for fitness clothing. So check back from some new articles soon!

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Ultimate Guide of Tips & Tricks for Marathon Runners

It has now been 10 years since my first marathon. 3 more marathons, 4 half marathons, 2 200-mile relay races and dozens of smaller races later, you can say I picked up a lot of tips along the way. There are so many things to remember to have a good race. Here’s all the detail you need to feel comfortable and prepared going into your marathon.

If you’re a first timer, I recommend that you read the full article and take not of everything. It’s a lot, but it will help you be as prepared as possible for your first race.

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Conquering the 10K

At one point running a good 10K was my biggest challenge. I was doing race after race without improving my timing under 58 minutes. I was starting to get disappointed when I found this training plan from Alberto Salazar and it really made the different. I was just browsing on the Nike Race Coach Facebook page (back in 2012) and saw the 10K training plan from the controversially amazing coach Alberto Salazar, who himself was a winner of the New York City and Boston Marathon before injury took him out of the game.

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