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Why suffering is important: Day 3

I'm currently starving. Hunger is one of the most annoying fucking sensations I can think of.   I woke up at 4:30am today, which is 30 minutes earlier than usual, and all that does is prolong the discomfort even more. My bodyweight was the same as yesterday's: 176.8...

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Steph’s 90 Day Transformation: Day 2

Day two is off to a great start. Weight: 176.8 LB, this is a 1.2 LB difference from yesterday morning. My training goals this week: Get in three strength workouts, and three cardio workouts (minimum 400 calorie burn), and 8 hours of sleep every night. My calories are...

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Steph’s 90 Day Transformation: Day 1

I'm taking the next 90 days to focus on improving my nutrition and consistency with my workouts in an effort to lose body fat, gain muscle and develop better habits. I want to look, feel and perform better than I ever have. I'm documenting my progress here and on our...

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Chris is our FF Member of the month!

Hi Chris! Please tell us about yourself. My name is Christine DeMorat. I'm originally from Upstate NY, but moved to North Carolina in 1995 with my husband and kids.  I've always been athletic and have done many running events, mud runs, triathlons and cycling events...

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Thinking beyond the scale

Stepping on a scale is how most people measure their health and fitness progress. I like the scale. I think it's an important tool in the toolbox, but it's just one way to measure improvement. Don't overlook the positive changes that come shortly after beginning a...

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A Fitness Journey: Denise shares her story

Denise has been working with Figarelle's Fitness since February 2014. Since starting with us, she's lost 40 LB, 12.8% body fat, and 6 inches from her waist. At 55 years old, she is the strongest she's ever been in her life. To say that she is an inspiration is an...

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Andy is our FF Member of the Month!

Hi Andy! Please tell us about yourself. I currently work as a librarian and I'm an aspiring blacksmith. I love being creative. I want to end up working with metals and have a full-time business hammering stuff.  I am married to an amazing partner who challenges me to...

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Jess is our FF Member of the Month!

Hi Jess! Please tell us about yourself. On a whim, my parents drove up the Alcan in a van to Alaska in 1983 while pregnant with me. I’m an Alaska kid from a big family, but I left the state for a decade and found my way back home a few years ago.  I went to grad...

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How to get fit while saving money

Getting in shape is difficult for anyone. If you're on a strict budget, it can feel even more out of reach. Many people mistakenly believe that living a healthy lifestyle is expensive, and this simply isn't true. Sure, buying a gym membership, and hiring a personal...

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The Pain-Free Specialist Certification- PPSC course review

In early December, we had the privilege of attending the Pain Free Performance Specialist Certification (PPSC) course at Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance in Renton, WA with Dr. John Rusin. This is a two day certification course where you learn how to implement the...

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Building Your Core with 5 Unique Exercises Part 2

This is the second installment of a post I wrote over a year ago. It's been a long time coming for How to Build your core with 5 unique exercises Part 2. Enjoy!  1. The Anti-rotation Dead Bug This is a twofer deal! You're training both anti- rotation AND...

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