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Rebecca Mahoney
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Rebecca Mahoney is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and licensed Speech Language Pathologist living outside of Boston with her husband and two giant orange cats. After saying goodbye to decades of disordered eating and body consciousness, she now works with women struggling with food and their bodies to achieve a life of freedom, balance and happiness. You can follow her on her blog

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Have You Done Squats Lately? The Importance of Working Your Legs

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2014 | 9:08 AM

Let's talk about legs. Strong legs means more than a hot pair of gams! Our legs are comprised of some of the largest muscle groups in our body and carry us from place to place... so they're pretty important. At the most basic level, legs can be broken down into...

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4 Minutes to Fit: Tabata Interval Training

(7) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 8:17 AM

As a fitness professional and weight lifting enthusiast, I often like to shake things up with a new and different form of exercise. For a change of pace, I have been experimenting with Tabata training. Tabata is a variant of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Tabata training consists of four...

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TRX Training: The Full-Body, Core-Burning Workout You Should Try

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 10:50 AM

Ever wonder about that crazy yellow strappy contraption in your gym? That's called the TRX... and it's awesome.

TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise) is an workout system that involves body weight and gravity. Invented by a Navy SEAL, Aaron Baldwin needed a workout system that could keep...

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Circuit Training: Why You Should Stop Running on the Treadmill Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 5:08 PM

I have been experimenting a bit at the gym with boot camp-style workouts. Recently I have been researching the benefits of boot camp, which is essentially a circuit-based training program. Circuit training programs typically consists of a series of strength training or cardio exercises performed back to back with minimal...

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Lift Like a Girl: A Guide to Heavy Lifting

(32) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 7:53 AM

Let's talk a little bit about the importance of lifting heavy weights. Many women (my old self included!) are afraid of the weight room due to concerns around getting "bulky" or "big." Women tend to report that they would like to "tone" their muscles and spend hours doing cardio and...

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Arm and Shoulder Giant Set Workout and SMART Goal Writing for Dummies

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 11:04 AM

Let's talk about goals. Through my training as a speech pathologist and personal trainer, I have learned that being goal oriented is incredibly important. Having a goal in mind can help motivate you to work harder and stay focused, but I have also learned that that can be a double-edged...

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