CrossFitter, Shooter & All-Around All Star Karla Herdzik

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Every athlete has a story. Luckily, I know a few with inspiring ones right at Trident CrossFit, where I WOD my heart out 4-5 times a week. Like many CrossFitters, Karla Herdzik started off doing it to train for another sport. She competes in the sport of 3-gun, which is an action-packed combination of rifle, pistol, and shotgun, in which you navigate through a course of fire as quickly as possible while still maintaining accuracy and of course, safety.  After beginning CF, Karla soon realized she was hooked -- but not without a few hiccups along the way. I interviewed her this week about her bumpy start into CrossFit and what made her stick around -- and THRIVE -- through it all. 1. How did you decide to start doing … [Read more...]

30-Something Women: 5 Ways a Fit, Fabulous Lifestyle Begins Now

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30-Something Women. Whether you are in your 20s, 30s or 40s, this post is for you. While I've always been active, I didn't begin to truly enjoy fitness as a lifestyle until my late twenties. Now, in my early thirties, it's become a joy that keeps me healthy, happy and fulfilled. People often wonder how I do things like: Get up at 4:45am on the weekdays Run 12 miles on the weekend Have time to try new workout classes like 305 Fitness & Barre Keep up with work, life, relationships and other extracurricular activities Stay motivated to keep doing it all! The first thing to go for most people with a busy schedule is a workout. Bad idea, ladies. Here's how an active lifestyle changed my life for the better -- and how I … [Read more...]

EVEN Hotels: A Fit Stay-cation in Rockville

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EVEN Hotels. Two weeks ago, I got an email asking if I wanted to stay a night at a new healthy lifestyle focused hotel that just opened in Rockville, MD. I'd never really heard of such a thing but it sounded right up my ally. They had invited some local media and bloggers to experience the hotel by hosting us for a night, sampling drinks, dinner and workout classes offered. Well, sign me up Sally! EVEN Hotel in Rockville was actually about a mile from my old apartment! It was cool being back but strange staying in a hotel. Either way, I was excited for the opportunity. When you first walk in the hotel, it's well-lit, new and fresh smelling -- and you are presented with an option of various infused waters with flavors like … [Read more...]

Nano 4.0: Reebok Nano’s New CrossFit Shoe

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*This post is sponsored by Fitfluential, LLC on behalf of Reebok Reebok Nano 4.0 CrossFit Shoes. You know these shoes were what every athlete at the CrossFit Games was wearing this year, right? Yes, because I told you -- and there's a reason for that. They are simply the best. Since I started doing CrossFit 2.5 years ago, they are the only shoe I've worn for workouts. The reason Reebok has such a handle on CF shoes? They are dedicated to making the very best -- molded and sculpted to be exactly what the multi-functional athletes of CrossFit need to do get their work done well. When 2014 Fittest Female in the World Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was asked how she knows fans are going to approach her in the airport, she said she knows by … [Read more...]