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 Jamie Walker
A NASM and Yoga Alliance certified instructor, food-loving vegan and avid ultra marathoner, Jamie King’s passion for health extends into everything she does. In 2013, she and Alyse Mason-Brill launched SweatGuru, the online marketplace for fitness classes and experiences. Prior to SweatGuru, Jamie and Alyse launched Fit Approach, home of the Sweat Pink community.

Entries by Jamie Walker

7 Yoga Poses to Help You Wake Up

(15) Comments | Posted August 16, 2015 | 7:48 AM

Unless you're a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed morning person who hops out of bed with the sunrise, getting up in the morning can be tough. With the alarm going off, the day's agenda jolting us awake and the morning routine underway, we often start our days in a stressed out state.


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5 Fun Ways to Workout With a Partner

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 6:33 PM

It seems like almost everyone is getting involved in some form of group exercise today. On any given day, you can find people exercising together -- whether via a running club, bootcamp group, group fitness class or even just dedicated workout partners or couples helping each other stay fit --...

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10 Tips for a Healthy Road Trip

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 4:46 PM

Summer is the best time for traveling around, especially by car. You can basically bring along as much luggage as you want, the weather's warm and the sun sets late in the evening. But sometimes travel vacations make us forget to stay active and eat healthy, or it feels too...

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12 Essential Blogging Tools

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 5:08 PM

Whether you're a pro- or newbie- blogger, there are always new tools popping into the blog-o-sphere that can make a huge difference in your online writing strategy. And then there are the tried and true methods that are simply a must.

Here's a go-to list of essential blogging tools...

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5 Yoga Moves to Ease Workout Soreness

(3) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 6:53 PM

While we all love a good workout, most of us could do without the dreaded soreness that comes afterwards.

If you're feeling sore (or even just tight!) after your workout, here are 5 yoga moves that will help you ease that annoying pain and increase blood circulation to speed up...

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4 Ways to Stay Hydrated During Your Workout

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 1:07 PM

Keeping yourself hydrated during runs is not as complicated as it may seem. It's all about consistently taking in water to avoid any chances of dehydration.

Generally, you want to make hydration an integral part of your lifestyle. Considering the fact that our bodies are primarily H20, water is as...

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Should be Blogging

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 11:47 AM

The blogosphere has really revolutionized the way we interact online, particularly by allowing us to connect by sharing, liking and commenting through social media. Some bloggers utilize their platform as a kind of personal diary or narrative, while others use it to create posts that enhance or supplement their business....

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5 Tips for Keeping New Year's Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 11:53 AM

​We've all begun new years in the past with aspiring resolutions, but often haven't been able to see them through. It's probably not because we were lazy or unfocused, but because our priorities changed as the year progressed and we put our original goals on the back-burner. But this year,...

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The Best Stocking Stuffers for Runners

(5) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 12:09 PM

If you're having trouble shopping for the perfect stocking stuffer for your significant runner, you're probably not alone. Do they need another pair of running shoes? Would they really need more boxes of that gooey energy gel? And do they have a favorite flavor? Yes, runners seem strange. But shopping...

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10 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Personal Trainer

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 7:38 AM

Congratulations! You've decided to take the next step on your fitness journey and work with a professional who can help you reach your health and wellness goals. Not only does having the support of a personal trainer keep you more motivated and accountable when it comes to weekly workouts, but...

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10 Reasons to Try Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

(2) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 11:16 AM

I invited a good friend to try stand up paddleboard (SUP) Yoga with me the other weekend and her reaction was not an uncommon one: "Yoga on a stand up paddleboard? You must be kidding, I can barely stand on one of those, let alone get into a crow pose...

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Have a Running Club? 9 Ways to Keep Everyone Engaged

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 12:52 PM

​It's no mystery that running with a group can be one of the most fun ways to help you get fitter faster. Having a network to lean on that can support you while also challenge you and hold you accountable for workouts can be the best and easiest way to...

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5 Reasons Runners Are Like Toddlers

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 11:01 PM

After finishing a 50-miler race the other weekend, I decided to spend the next day at the beach -- recovering, naturally. I paddleboarded around for a few of hours and then retired to my towel to enjoy a rare warm and sunny fall afternoon.

I wasn't the only one taking...

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5 Stretches Every Runner Should Be Doing

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 8:33 PM

Stretching is an important aspect of any fitness routine and running is no exception. Stretching not only feels good after a run, it also helps to increase range of motion and muscular coordination. It can also help muscles recover faster and help you get from run to run with more...

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Running a Relay? 10 Tips for Being a Better Teammate

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 12:17 PM

Running has traditionally been a pretty solo sport. When racing, its typical to leave friends at the start line and pound the pavement alone until reconnecting in the finisher's area. However, relays like the Ragnar Relay series have been gaining popularity over the past several years and are turning running...

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How to Streamline Your Fitness Business and Maximize Your Potential

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 3:07 PM

Just like any small business owner, fitness entrepreneurs also face a variety of daily challenges -- from keeping track of expenses to staying on top of paperwork. But as the market grows more and more crowded and competition amongst fitness professionals and boutique studios increases, it's more important than ever...

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5 Training Tips for the Last-Minute Runner

(3) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 9:47 AM

It's September, which means it's officially race season. And while many runners have been out pounding the pavement this summer, some runners are realizing just how quickly time can run away from them.

If you fell off the training wagon this summer, don't fret, there is still hope for...

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Personal Trainers: How to Price Your Services

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 6:40 PM

Whether you're expanding your personal training business, introducing new classes or offering private appointments for the first time, determining pricing can be both an art and a science. On one hand, you want to make sure you aren't setting prices so high that it would deter clients from signing up,...

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Is Personal Training Dead?

(3) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 10:22 AM

I recently received a newsletter titled "Personal Training Is Dead." That's a pretty bold statement, if you ask me. And pretty interesting, given that the number of personal trainers in the United States has grown at a rate of more than 20 percent per year for the past...

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Fitness 101: Group Fitness vs. Gym Membership

(9) Comments | Posted May 18, 2014 | 12:23 PM

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to fitness. From gym memberships, to group fitness, to in-home personal training -- things can get overwhelming quickly if you're trying to figure it out all at once. Here's a list of pros and cons, tips and tricks, and...

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