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Melanie Webb
Gym & Training

Operation: Bali Body

I recently received an offer I could not refuse to visit Amankila and Amandari in Bali, Indonesia. I have only seven days to go before my first tropical luxury vacation! As I start to pull out the bikini’s I haven’t worn since summer it…

February 7, 2012
Sports Conditioning with Speed, Agility and Quickness
Gym & Training Outdoor Fitness

Sports Conditioning with SAQ

Remember how quick and agile you were as a child?  You ran flat out on the playground, darting and dodging the other kids in games of tag.  You were having fun, but you were also building valuable sports skills. Speed, agility and quickness (SAQ)…

September 22, 2011
The Ebb & Flow of Fitness
Gym & Training

The Ebb and Flow of Fitness

I draw my inspiration from women who challenge boundaries and push through their limitations. Here, on the Chi, we read stories of women who have overcome a variety of obstacles to find their selves lapping in the joy of fitness... more »

July 15, 2011
Defining Your Own Prenatal Success
Gym & Training

Defining Your Own Prenatal Success

There is no shortage of prenatal exercise advice out there these days.  Opinions can range from walking to yoga, while some physicians prefer that you do absolutely nothing but rest.  Searching online only provides more proof that there is no consensus on the subject…

June 6, 2011
A Yogini Tries TRX
Gym & Training

A Yogini Tries TRX

You might think that a person so vested in her yoga practice wouldn’t think twice about attending the newest exercise trend in her hometown. And at first I think I did mutter a little “hmpff” to myself when some of my yoga clients first…

May 2, 2011
Water Running
Gym & Training Run

Water Running: Not Just for the Injured

Some consider it a dirty word. For many, it belongs on the obligatory to-do list, right up there with flossing teeth and cleaning out the gutters. Cross-training. Why has cross-training gotten such a bad rap? Let’s face it – most of us are creatures…

March 7, 2011
Gym & Training Kettlebell

Don’t Fear Strong

by Mayachela (Maya) Garcia, CSCS | While most women know that we need to build strength for long term health, many of us still fear the "perceived" consequences of being strong. Based on my experience there is still a misconception that lifting weights will…

October 28, 2010
Gym & Training

Cross Training and Injury Prevention

by Mary DeLaney, Featured Athlete | When people ask me what I do to stay fit, I reply “it depends on the season.” Participating in a variety of sports not only keeps all my muscle groups working, but also it stimulates my mind...…

February 17, 2010
Gym & Training

Retail Therapy Redefined

by Mayachela (Maya) Garcia, CSCS | In need of some inspiration to spearhead your fitness goal for the New Year? Check out how Karen King went on a simple online shopping trip that turned into a life changing decision to get healthy from the…

January 13, 2010
Gym & Training

Decide to Try

by Rachel, Try Athlete | Becoming a Try Athlete was much easier than I thought it would be. For so many years I had the urge to get out and do it, but the fear and stigma kept me back. Sure, there is fear…

November 9, 2009