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Miss BeFit: Yoga

Yoga. We’ve all talked about it, we’ve all dabbled in it, we’ve all seen photos of our favorite celebs' bodies who swear by it. Some of us love yoga and are seldom seen without our mats strapped to our backs....

Flip the Switch: Week 4

It's the eye of the tiger right now. And, if I'm rising up to the challenge of my rival, my rival is me. I'm working out at Shape Plus with personal trainer Jess Hogue, and I'm officially in the double d...
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Miss BeFit: Circuit Training

Say au revoir to workout slumps with the bundle of exercise fun that is circuit training! The worst part of working out is getting bored with the same routine and feeling exhausted with the mundane-ness of it a...

Flip the Switch: Week 3

As you're hopefully aware at this point, I'm giving my life a makeover. I've started working out with a personal trainer--Jess Hogue at Shape Plus. After being told that, in order to reach my goals, eati...
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The Patrician Palette: Lose those “Holiday Hips” Part III

IT’S OKAY TO BE RAW. Another way to save calories is to eat raw! Raw meats can be eaten in the form of a tartare, ceviche, or sashimi and sushi. Tartare is usually associated with chopped raw steak mixed with spices and herbs, and ceviche is thinly sliced fish or red meats marinated in citrus juice and oils. The citrus will actually pickle (cook) the meat.

Flip the Switch: Week 2

I announced last week that I, Laura Jane Standley, editor in chief of 303 Magazine, am making the change--I'm getting healthy, dammit. Having had much anxiety about my body image, shopping, being in a bathin...
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Flip the Switch: Week 1

This is not a New Year's resolution, some crash diet or crazy workout plan. This is my life, and I'm changing it. The switch - so to speak - has flipped. I've decided to put my life back in check. I'm getting i...
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Not-So-New Intentions

New Year's Day is a semi-arbitrary holiday. Sure, our calendar year is based on Earth's journey around the Sun, but January 1 is still a somewhat random starting point. It could just as easily have been April...
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Health Bent: REI Adventures

This week I had the opportunity to meet several people who literally have THE coolest jobs in the world. Denver's flagship REI store in LoDo hosted a media event showcasing the new 2011 line of REI gear as well...