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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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The Soundtrack of TwentyTweets: Gym Time, Baby

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Although today isn’t necessarily the best or most sought after day of the week, it’s certainly better than Monday and just one step closer to Friday. So why not celebrate the fact that you’re going to look … 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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