Author: Sandy Sanders

  • Sandy Sanders Quick Fitness Fix
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    Quick Fitness Fix

    Need a quick fitness fix? If you’ve got 5 minutes to spare, I’ve got you covered. In the video below, I’ll show you 10 exercises that can be done in a single 5-minute stretch. If you do them all at once, allotting 30 seconds per exercise, just think of them as that extra bit of healthy…

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    Spring Into a 5k Challenge

    So you want to do your first 5k, but aren’t sure where to start in terms of training? Running isn’t something that has to be taught, per se, because running is a pretty instinctual skill.  Put most people in a dark alley with a loud bang (or tell me there’s free-gluten free cheesecake in aisle…

  • Sandy Sanders - 10 Partner Workouts
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    10 Partner Workouts

    With February being the “month of love,” why not show yourself some love and bring a friend along for the ride (actually, it’s best if you can find a friend for this particular workout), for this fun 30 minute partner workout! There’s no equipment involved, and minimal space needed. I did this workout with two…

  • 30-Day Plank Challenge
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    30-Day Plank Challenge

    Ever year it never seems to fail. People want to make those positive life changes and January usually becomes the magic month for change. There’s something magical about a brand new year, with all its brand new potential that prompts people to make a resolution to better themselves in some way. My question is, WHY…

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    My Amazing Tri

    This past summer I competed in the US Triathlon Olympic Distance National Championships and had one of the most amazing experiences. I had the opportunity to race against the best of the best. Was I intimidated? Definitely. Was it awesome? MOST definitely. Because of my love of mud runs with non-competitive PARTY atmospheres, I’d slowly…

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    Super Fit Mom

    Excusing the well-meaning motivation. Super Fit mom, Maria Kang, seemed to stir up quite a hornet’s nest when she posted a pic of herself in a sports bra and micro shorts, posing with her three young sons, ages (3, 2, and 8 months) and the line “What’s Your Excuse?” The picture was meant to be…

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    Karma

    Maybe it was karma. Maybe it was the at-home Insanity endurance-building workout challenge group I’ve been leading. Maybe it was a second wind. Or maybe, it was a mix of all the above. Whatever it was, it allowed me to maintain a 6:28 min pace for 4 miles of my 4.6 mile race, keeping the…

  • Sandy Sanders - Tips for Open Water Swimming
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    Tips for Open Water Swimming

    As the summer continues to roll on, triathlon season is in full effect. Each new season brings with it a crop of motivated athletes trying their hand at triathlons. For many of these “newbies,” open water swimming can be the tri’s most daunting leg. For first timers intimidated by the swim, let me just say…

  • Sandy Sanders - My Sweet Victory
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    My Own Sweet Victory

    One of my goals for 2013 recently came and went. My goal was to complete the 4.4-mile Chesapeake Bay Swim. On Sunday, June 9th, I did just that. It wasn’t a pretty swim. Finishing 21-out-of-21 people in my age group was a far cry from the ‘top three’ finish I’m used to seeing when it…

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