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[photo credit: Jalbus Photo] Observation: I often see people getting ahead of themselves when it comes to fitness goals. I witness frustration with the speed of results, and sometimes a ...

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Growing up, I knew there were some girls who begged their moms to take them to the department store for their first bra. They would beg and plead, only to ...

The LiVit Consistency Challenge

You could say that our gym, The Movement Minneapolis, isn’t your typical gym. Beyond the barbells and kettlebells, big liftin’ and conditioning circuits, we often offer up a monthly challenge to ...

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