Travel Break

Is it possible to travel and keep a diet and exercise plan in check?  I say it is totally possible and necessary if travel is a normal part of your schedule.  I know quite a few people that travel M-F and spend less than 48 hours at home every weekend.  If this is your life and you haven’t quite figured out how to fit it in yet, take the time to setup a program that works for you.  There are many resources at your fingertips that you can use to help you figure out how to get started with a fitness program and stay on track with your diet.  If you are on the other end of the spectrum and your vacations are few and far between…AND you have a regular fitness and diet program, allow yourself to take a break.   

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Women’s Health Studio in the Hamptons

On Friday, June 6th Women’s Health opened a studio in Southampton, New York. Our studio will be open on the weekends in June.

I had the amazing opportunity of teaching my Perfect Body Workout and MANY other strength and conditioning based workouts to our readers.

If you have an opportunity to come check out the studio, I would highly recommend it!

All of the details about the studio can be found at

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First Race Freakout

Oh boy. Here we go again.

Saturday will either kick-off my first ever season as a mountain bike racer, or confirm that the competitive bones in my body are made of brittle stuff indeed.

This year was supposed to be different for me. I got myself a plan, got my head straight about being regimented, followed through for a solid six weeks then slammed into a wall. Since then, for roughly about the last six weeks, I’ve been following my heart’s desire. I pedal hard when I can, cruise when I want to, sprint when there’s an opening.

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Personal Trainer: the Big Sur Marathon And More of Your Questions Answered

A yearly dose of the Big Sur International Marathon, done Dixon style

My husband and I completed the 21-mile event at the Big Sur
International Marathon
on Sunday, April 28th, 2008. With a lack of time to train for an actual
marathon, I have found that the 21-miler is a way that I can experience the
beautiful scenery of the Northern coast of California without feeling excruciating
pain for two weeks afterwards.

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TEAM WH: How Bad Do You Want to Be Good?

Going into my first triathlon of the season on April 12th (Aflac Iron Girl Lake Las Vegas triathlon), I felt off my game. Even though I was in the pool, on the treadmill or in the spin room three to five times a week since January, I know now I was just going through the motions without the drive.

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