LWF Challenge Workout: The Holiday Helping

“Happy holidays/May the merry bells keep ringing/Happy holidays to you!” Growing up, my dad put my favorite of all Christmas crooners, Bing Crosby, on our record player (record player!) every year ...

LWF Challenge Workout: The Up and Over

It’s that time of year again where, for a lot of us, our schedules are nothing but go, go, go. And that’s fine, but our bodies will be a lot happier ...

3 Deadlifts for a Stronger Low Back and Better Glutes

There are three things that can turn somebody’s day (maybe even life) around: ’80s love ballads. Bangs. (My training partners call these “PR bangs.” I’m sure it’s a coincidence that ...

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LWF Challenge Workout: The Swing Dancer

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