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Tales of a Twenty-Something, Marathon Runner

Before training for the Amica Marathon in Newport, RI, 23-year-old Samantha Grasso says that she could probably only run about 4 miles max. She was always a runner, but mostly a sprinter. After months of training, changing her diet, giving up weekends for long runs, … Continue reading

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Changing the World is a Team Sport

Recently, I decided to make a lifestyle change in regards to my health and all around well-being. Along with eating healthy and exercising, I wanted to do something for the greater good. My friend introduced me to an app that … Continue reading

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Why am I always sooo tired??

One of the hardest adjustments post-grad is getting used to a brand new schedule. Whether you work the regular 9-5 or not, the days are draining. We can all agree. Someone once told me that it takes a full year … Continue reading

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Get Fit While STILL Looking Fab

The gym is hardly a place for high fashion. The average gym attire consists of the same few things: shorts, tanks, t-shirts you wouldn’t (or shouldn’t) wear in public, yoga pants, etc. Not very exciting.  However, overdressing for the gym … Continue reading

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Workout Do: Finding the Right Kind of Underwear

Remember rule #1, never dressing up for the gym? Well, while I’m not saying that you should purposely “dress” or MATCH your outfit for the gym, I’ve decided that I should be a bit more specific. I failed to tell … Continue reading

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Runner’s World: Finding the Right Pair of Shoes

Nike. Adidas. Asics. Motion-controlled. Cushioned. Performance-Training. What type of running shoes are best for you? So I started that half-marathon training… Very poorly. Needless to say, it’s not happening this year. I couldn’t walk right for a week and still … Continue reading

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Strong and Beautiful: Ali Ruisi, Competitive BodyBuilder

Training for triathlons. Teaching spin classes at night. Eating right. And bodybuilding in six inch heels. Just hearing “a day in life” of Ali Ruisi was enough to make us tired. This Westerly, RI native became a certified Personal Trainer … Continue reading

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(Crazy?) Half-Marathon Thoughts

Here’s a few things that you need to know about me before reading this post: I’m a VERY competitive person. As a competitive gymnast for 18 years, I’ve adapted a “perfectionist” type of lifestyle/personality. I don’t like to be beat. … Continue reading

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