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Laura Williams

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Laura Williams holds a master's degree in exercise and sport science and enjoys breaking up her day by running her dogs, hitting the gym, and watching TV. Having been in charge of her own finances since the early age of 12, she knows how to save and when to spend, and she loves sharing these tips with others. Laura ditched her career as a fitness center manager for the relative freedom of home-based writing and editing work. She stays busy by working on her own website, GirlsGoneSporty, a website designed to help the sporty woman live the sporty life.
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The Truth About Sports Drinks vs. Water & Other Alternatives

There's a time and place for sports drinks, but chances are that time and place isn't before, during, or after your 30-minute circuit training session at the gym. While there's no denying that Gatorade...
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10 Fun Group Exercise Classes & Ideas

Group fitness classes such as Zumba and Spinning are a lot like fashion in that, as Heidi Klum says, "One day you're in, and the next day you're out." The beauty of this ever-changing...
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8 Ways to Eat Your Vegetables and Actually Enjoy Them

Veggies often get a bad rap. What should be among the most-eaten foods in your diet end up getting pushed aside, complained about, and generally disliked. Believe it or not, though, it doesn't have...
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5 Tabata Workouts & Exercises – High-Intensity Training Routines

Time is precious, so why would you spend 40 minutes jogging on the treadmill when you can get a great workout done in less than 10 minutes? That's what Tabata is all about: Offering...
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8 of the Latest Fitness Trends Worth Buying Into

Just like death and taxes, you can expect new fitness trends to pop up every year, each touting to provide you with the hot bod you've always wanted. Unfortunately, most of these workouts and...
Womens Fitness Workout Clothing

Buying Women’s Fitness & Workout Clothing – Splurge or Bargain?

The fitness industry would like you to think you need to spend oodles of money in order to get fit. Don't believe it! You don't have to spend an arm and a leg to...
Lifeguard Training Certification

How to Become a Lifeguard – Training, Certification & Jobs

When you hear the term "lifeguard," you probably conjure up one of two visions: 1. the not-quite-mature high school kids at your local swimming pool, or 2. the beach babes from "Baywatch." The reality of...
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15 Women’s Discount Fashion Finds – Clothing & Accessories for $10 or Less

There's nothing quite like the thrill of a really great fashion buy. However, it's getting harder every day to find cute pieces for less than $10, and finding affordable, fashionable clothing is especially important!...
Wear Holiday Christmas Party Women

What to Wear to a Holiday Christmas Party – Guide for Women

The holiday season is in full swing, which means that there are holiday parties to attend and plenty of opportunities to get dressed up. However, when you're on a budget, purchasing new attire for...
Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

20 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain – Beat the Statistics

After a weekend of indulging in Thanksgiving dinner leftovers like pie, butter-soaked rolls, and stuffing, I decided I needed to step away from the food and refocus on healthy habits. Even though the average American...
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Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Home – Splurge or Save?

There's nothing quite like a home full of holiday decorations to put you in a festive mood. However, not all decorations come cheap. Don't throw away your entire holiday budget on decor that may not...