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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fitness Motivation - Inspirational Fitness Quote





Life, right?!


It can come at you fast and it can come at you hard. On any given day our attention is pulled in so many different directions. Working, being a parent, being a spouse, cleaning, cooking, soccer practice, socializing, etc, etc, etc. Sometimes when we get caught up in all the different roles we portray there's one role that's easy to lose site of... ourselves.


Monday, April 14, 2014

"Beach Body Now" Week 3 - Get The Body Of Your Dreams This Summer!

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Newsflash – summer is coming!

Introducing the next installment in our hugely popular "Beach Body Now" series! The goal of this six-week series is to get you into the shape of your life prior to hitting the beach this summer! Throughout this series I have been introducing two new workouts every week – cardio to shred unwanted pounds and inches – strength to firm, sculpt, tone and tighten. Week three marks the halfway point where we kick things up a level as we prepare for that final push to the end of the series. 
That perfect swimsuit is not out of your reach! 
Make it happen this summer with "Beach Body Now"!


Workout Product Of The Week - Dumbbells

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Hey everyone! Since starting T&T I have received plenty of emails from readers inquiring about workout products. "What should I get for ________?" and "What's the best product for ______?" Most of the time I've learned that if one person has that question there are actually many who are wondering the same thing. That being said I'm introducing a new series here on T&T: "Workout Product Of The Week"! Every week I'll introduce a new piece of at-home fitness equipment to help you build your own home gym and get Toned and Tightened in no time. First thing's first - let's get some dumbbells!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Weekly Workout Plan - 5 Of Our Readers' Favorite Routines PLUS A BONUS Workout!

Weekly highlights, new giveaways, and BONUS workouts!
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Hey everyone! Welcome to a very special edition of our "Weekly Workout Plan"!! With the close of March came the close of the "first quarter" of the year. We've had a lot of fun so far here on T&T this year; we thought what better way to celebrate than to re-visit some of YOUR favorite workouts! That being said, this week's "Weekly Workout Plan" is composed of....

Tone-and-Tighten.com's
Top 5 Workouts Of 2014!
(so far)

I've reviewed all my workout posts for the year and these are the ones that you guys have liked the most! I'm giving you five of them as your workouts for this week, but I'm also feeling generous so I'll throw in an "honorable mention" at the #6 position! That's right - 6 workouts for you to do this week to add a little variety and a lot of sweat to your routine. Here's to a phenomenal week!

Oven-Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower Recipe




Struggle eating vegetables?
Try roasting them!
This makes an awesome side dish and can be thrown together in a matter of minutes.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sleeveless Shoulder Workout - 15 Minute At Home Arm Workout




There's no quicker way into a tank top than arms with amazing definition. One way to chisel your way sleeveless this summer is to work those shoulders into shape. Today we're shredding them out with this killer, at-home, 15-minute shoulder workout that will have everyone dying to know your secret. The secret, of course, is working your butt off for your results! Now get to it!

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Secret To Your Best Legs Ever!





Want your legs to look amazing this summer?

Shorts and swimsuits here we come!

Want the secret to strong, sexy legs? If you're planning on wearing shorts at all this summer and want to look amazing doing so then this is the post for you! There is a secret to getting shapely legs as fast as humanly possible. Squats, lunges, and deadlifts are among my favorite leg exercises, however if you're looking for amazing definition and nonstop compliments on your awe-inspiring lower extremities then you need to train not a little harder… but a little lower. Keep reading to find out more.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fitness Motivation - Give It Your Best - Inspiration

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In most cases, the workout scene is a social one. When you go to the gym you're immediately surrounded by a huge variety of people. It's very easy to get caught up in the comparison game –"my chest isn't as big as his" or "she has amazing arms. I wish mine looked like that". It's a fact of life that you'll look better than some and you won't look as good as others.If I could offer you one piece of advice when comparing your self to other people it would be this: DON'T.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Strawberry Yogurt Fruit Dip Recipe



With spring now here, fresh fruit is available everywhere!
This dip makes an awesome dessert or even mid-day snack. And by using fat-free or low-calorie ingredients, it's a healthier alternative than other snacks or desserts!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Feel Better Now Series - How To Treat Plantar Fasciitis - Free Downloadable Exercises For Heel Pain

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"It feels like someone is digging an ice pick into the bottom of my foot."

"The first few steps out of bed are so painfulI that I can barely walk in the morning."

"I have been training for this upcoming half marathon. It is four weeks away and I can't run anymore because my foot hurts so badly."

Heel pain. If it's something that you've never encountered before let's pray that you never do. If it's something that you have had in the past, let's pray that it never comes back. If it's something that you're currently experiencing, my heart truly does go out to you! Plantar fasciitis is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult, debilitating injuries to have. You never realize how much you use your feet until every step hurts. As a physical therapist, this is a condition that I encounter daily. Fortunately, there is a lot that you can do about it! In today's "Feel Better Now" series we're going to be discussing plantar fasciitis – what is it, why it's there, and (most importantly) what you can do about it to feel better now.

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