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8 SQUATS TO BUILD YOUR BOOTY

Were you genetically cursed with a flat booty? Do you have a booty, but you just want to tighten it up, lift it and make it fuller and rounder? This article is for you! Squats are your best friend when it comes to building a firmer, bigger booty. Before we get into my 8 favorite …

12 DAYS OF GIVING GIVES BACK

We are so proud to partner with our Designer Protein community to serve our local food bank! Thanks to everyone’s participation in the 12 Days of Giving, we were able to donate over 1,000 meals to the San Diego Food Bank this holiday season.  The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest …

5 COMMANDMENTS OF KEEPING FITNESS SIMPLE

Today, and especially here in NYC, there are more choices than ever for ways to get fit and stay fit. The barrage of information on what’s the “best” way can often be daunting — especially if you are starting a workout routine for the first time, or are getting back into a routine after a …

THE HOLISTIC MEDICINE CABINET

Do you know how to keep your body healthy and prepared for this cold season?  Tis the season of the common flu and colds, here are some staples you will want to have that actually get to the root of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms with Tylenol, NyQuil, and TheraFlu… The more …

THE BENEFITS OF 12 MINUTE DAILY STRENGTH

The #1 workout that most endurance athletes skimp out on is strength! So many athletes have 30-45min strength programs in their training plans, but they usually skip them. Or they might do 30min of strength 2x per week, and then they fall off, and suddenly two weeks have gone by and they have done no …

SPRING SMOOTHIE BOWLS

Spring is in the air! Here are three colorful smoothie bowl recipes by Designer Protein Ambassador Shannan Monson that will be sure to get you in the spring spirit.   Strawberry Beet Smoothie 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1 frozen beet, cooked and peeled 1/2 banana, fresh or frozen 1 cup almond milk 1 scoop Aria Women’s …

TOP FIVE ACTIVE ADVENTURES IN ICELAND

Top 5 Active Adventures in Iceland! My Pinterest feed is consumed with exotic photos of Iceland. I typically pack only bikinis and sunscreen when I go on surf trips, but on a whim, I booked a long winter weekend to Iceland. I was completely in awe the entire trip. Iceland has breath taking beauty, a …

Whey, Blend, Plant: Making Sense of Protein Sources

WHEY It’s no surprise that Designer Whey’s protein source is 100% rBGH-free whey protein. Whey protein is a complete protein and is absorbed into the bloodstream faster than other protein sources (it’s been called the “fast protein”). It is the preferred protein source to flood the body with amino acids so muscles can begin to …

FUELING FOR DIFFERENT WORKOUTS

I often get asked how to fuel properly for different workouts. Fueling yourself before workouts plays an integral role in how you perform in a workout. Fluids, electrolytes, and fuel are all components of workout nutrition. The timing and the amount you need of each varies depending intensity, duration, and type of the workout. Pre-workout …

HOW TO STAY FUELED ON THE GO

As founder and CEO of The Sweat Life (sweatlifenyc.com), I am constantly on the go! Whether I am running to try a new workout, running to a shoot, running to a meeting, or just…going for a run – it can be challenging to make sure I stay properly fueled throughout my day. Whether you run …

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