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    Fitness Instructors: Up Your Game

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Fitness instructors, the time has come for you to get it together. Gone are the days when this was a nice little side earner for you. So too, are they times you thought this was an easy qualification to get in lieu of ‘getting a proper job’. See, the fitness landscape has changed and I […]

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Spinning_2
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29

Lessons From Spin

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UPWTD_2
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Pay What You Want

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22

Training with Chronic Pain

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Mount Kilimanjaro
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14

Bangs Climbs Kilimanjaro!

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10

Big Burn 2014

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BOOM Cycle_2
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3

Ride With Me at BOOM Cycle!

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IWDRun
Mar
10

#IWDRun Success!

This past Saturday, to mark International Women’s Day, we took to the streets to run – and what a run it turned out to be! A couple of weeks ago, my friend Elle and I announced on Instagram that we’d be doing a run, open to all, to celebrate women. By the next day, we’d […]

Female Athletes
Mar
3

Female Sports Personalities

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International Women's Day Run
Feb
26

International Women’s Day Run

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Femininity in Fitness_2
Feb
24

Femininity in Fitness

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