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Are you intimidated by the thought of getting fit this year? You don’t have to go it alone. There are plenty of apps to help you get started and stay on track so you can actually see the results you crave. Here are a few to get you started. Runkeeper iOS, Android Whether you’re running to lose weight, train for a race, or simply to challenge yourself, RunKeeper will let you pick a run plan specific to you, send you reminders based on the running schedule you set, and track

Ingredients:  1/3 cup steele cut oatmeal 1 cup water 3 tbsp hemp hearts/seeds 10 raw almonds, chopped 1 tbsp nut butter 1 cup almond milk 1 tsp cacao 1 tbsp organic maple syrup pinch of cinnamon pinch of sea salt Directions:  1. In a microwave safe bowl, mix steele cut oats and water. Microwave for ~2 min [time dependent on microwave]. 2. Add almond milk, raw nut butter, and hemp hearts. Mix thoroughly. 3. Add in maple syrup, cacao, and cinnamon. Mix it up! 4. Lastly, dress oats with sea salt, chopped nuts, dash of

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The holidays are the time for packing on a few pounds, right? While this might be the general consensus across the United States, gaining ten pounds over the holidays doesn’t have to be the norm. And no, this doesn’t mean you have to bow out of every office party or family get together. Peak8Fitness is all about taking the recipes you love and making small changes so they are still delicious, but much kinder to your body and waistline. With that philosophy in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some

​Finding the perfect gift for the runner, yogi, or all around fitness fanatic in your life can be tough. Luckily, Amber Wilkerson from the blog Every Once in a Style has compiled the top ten fitness gifts for the season, and they all sit at or under $100. Check it out! 1. Nike ‘Free 5.0 Flash Running Shoe’ 2. Lyrix In-Ear Earbuds 3. Zella ‘Urbanite’ Leggings 4. Nike ‘Dry Fit Half Zip Running Top’ 5. bro Glass Water Bottle 6. Adidas by Stella McCartney Yoga Mat with Strap 7. Natori Yogi Sports Bra 8. Henri Bendel Striped

Ingredients:  1 bunch baby kale 2 cups diced butternut squash 2 cups Brussels sprouts, quartered 1/2 cup pecans 3 tablespoons EVOO pinch of sea salt 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar sprinkle of garlic powder Directions:  1. Clean and dice butternut squash. 2. Clean and quarter Brussels sprouts. 3. Clean and chop baby kale. 4. In a large pan bring EVOO, avocado oil, or coconut oil to medium heat. 5. While pan is heating, toss diced butternut squash, quartered Brussels sprouts and chopped baby kale in a large mixing bowl with balsamic vinegar and EVOO. Season to

I get it — you have a full work schedule and a family to take care of. You have dinner that needs to be cooked, a house that could use a scrub down, and a laundry list of errands you can never seem to complete. Over the years, busyness has become a natural state of being for 99% of Americans. And what’s one of the major things that suffers as a result? Our health. When you’re already being pulled in 1,000 different directions, carving out an hour to go to

Taking care of yourself when you’re pressed for time and have a mountain of things to accomplish can be extremely challenging. These women-on-the-go have learned a thing or two about maximizing their time and minimizing their stress levels. Check out their tips. Niccole Hendrickson, Personal Trainer Website: Peak8Fitness.com Instagram: @Peak8Fitness Facebook: @Peak8FitnessInspiration What are your go-to foods when you have a busy day ahead of you? I love quick, pack-a-good-nutritional-punch kind of foods: apples, almond butter, Peak8 superfood cereal (chia seeds, hemp hearts, raw almonds, raw coconut, strawberries, blueberries, and

Growing up, I was surrounded by kids who were not as fortunate as myself. I played sports with kids who were giving it their all based on what little nutrients their bodies had received; I studied with kids who suffered poor grades not because they didn’t try, they weren’t smart enough, or they lacked discipline — they were simply hungry, malnourished, and defeated. At an early age I watched as my parents generously prepared meals for the football teams my dad coached. Often times my brother and I were a

How many times have you been told the importance of staying hydrated for your overall health and wellbeing? Likely so much that this piece of information seems more like common sense than complicated scientific fact. But why is water vital for everything from illness recovery to sports performance? And how can you make sure you’re actually reaching those hydration benchmarks? Here are some things to think about the next time you reach for a glass of water or feel yourself getting a little parched. Fitness and Why Hydration Matters If

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