Author: Liz Durning

  • Liz Durning - ABCs of Safety
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    ABCs of Safety

    Most people are good people, but sometimes bad things happen to good people by bad people. Knowing basic self-defense can save you when no one else can. Wearing a seat belt saves lives. We don’t get into an accident every day, but we wear seat belts just in case. We could be the safest drivers…

  • Liz Durning - Health and Fitness Benefits of Kickboxing
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    Health and Fitness Benefits of Kickboxing

    When I tell women that I teach kickboxing, I often hear, “I’d love to get into that.” Now that MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is so hot, more and more women want to participate. And why not, kickboxing is a fantastic workout. Mastering the art of a punch or kick is as beautiful as any yoga…

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    Liz Versus the UVA/UVB Monster

    I am a walking advertisement for Athleta… quite literally. As you can see from the photo, my back is a lattice-work billboard. So, let me just preface this blog by stating: I have lived in my skin for 50 years. I come from a long line of English, Irish, Scotch, Welsh, and German descendants. I…

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    The Pretty Powerful Project

    What is considered “pretty?” A flower, a sunset, a dress, a picture… a girl? But what or who defines “pretty?” We say “beauty” is in the eye of the beholder. But how do we view ourselves? When I was younger, I thought I was “pretty.” I mean, I wasn’t “ugly” in my eyes. I was…

  • Sarah and Liz Durning
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    Helping Hands

    Ever since I found out I was chosen to be a Sponsored Athlete, I have been looking deep into my heart and soul about what I should contribute to the Chi blog. Since I teach karate and self-defense to little and big girls, the natural choice would be to write about those topics. But I…

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