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I’ve been back on the East Coast for about two weeks and I’m FREEZING. It’s gray, dreary and can you believe it’s almost May? I HATE THIS WEATHER. My tropical DNA loves hot, humid, shin sweating weather. I arrived in New York City in April wearing flip flops and quickly remembered that the city is…

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I finally got back on a normal workout routine a few weeks ago. A month of traveling through India left me weak and 10 pounds lighter (which was fine by me). Being the endorphin junky that I am, I was desperate to swing a kettlebell and find a reasonably paved road to run on.

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PartyGirlFit A fitness & social community movement that encourages you to eat chocolate and drink wine. Just earn it. New Orleans, meet PartyGirlFit. New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) kicks off this week and I thought I’d introduce myself. I’m Rupa, co-founder and CEO of PartyGirlFit. I love working out, but I’m also in love with…

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Getting fit doesn’t have to be expensive, but it can be. People spend as little as $10 dollars and upwards of $1000 a month on fitness. How much your monthly fitness budget should be really depends on you. With the amount of free information available online, anyone can put together a very effective, results-based exercise…

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If you have been to a PartyGirlFit fitness class, you know we like to add kickboxing into the HIIT based foundation. Punches, elbows, kicks and knees are all fair game. But punching like a girl is not ok. If you know that your punches are a bit on the sissy side, see below for my…

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Sadly, we aren’t talking about a six-pack of cold ones. Rather, we are talking about abs, girly abs. In my opinion, there just 1 foundational core exercise you will ever need for your entire ab training career.  It’s versatile so you can change angles and add resistance, but trust me, it’s hard enough to do…

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Pushups are scary aren’t they? They’re damn hard and no one wants to look bad doing them. So if pushing your body weight off the ground makes you feel like Miss Piggy, quit the bitching, I have some tricks for you. Pushups are hard because they really work. When done properly, pushups will give you…

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All you need to get lean and strong are 5 exercises.  You can do this total body workout in a single day and repeat it 2-3 times a week.  Results come very fast.  Maintaining good form on these exercises is critical so if you are unsure, ask me a question.

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Finding a workout partner is great, especially one that has all sorts of different workouts to try.  I work out with my husband a lot.  He pushes me harder than I would if I was alone.  Something about the competition and holding each other accountable really works for me.  I’m usually beyond sore the next…

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Do you love to squat?  I do.  Squats are an amazing compound exercise (a multi-joint movement that uses the coordinated action of various muscle groups) that blast your legs in ways no other exercise can.  They hit your glutes, hamstrings, quads, lower back, all those tiny stabilizer muscles and even help with posture and core strength….

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Do you absolutely hate going to the gym?  I know the feeling.  Gyms can be boring, intimidating, claustrophobic, cause anxiety and can be, well, gross.  What’s worse is I hate having to plan my workouts before going to the gym and more often than not I’m checking Instagram.  The whole thing can be a bit…

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Weather got you stuck indoors?  Not to worry, here are some fun treadmill workouts that will end the monotony of running on the belt.

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I know what you are thinking. The last thing you want to do after a workout is sit in a hot, stinky room full of semi-nude people, sweating profusely together, forcing you to wash your hair afterwards.  But, if you can muster the courage to enter, you are going to receive amazing benefits that outweigh…

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Check out the link below for a tutorial on how to do this! Working out with a partner is great because you don’t require a gym or any equipment at all.  You just need a workout buddy and a positive attitude to try something new!

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Squatting a 170 pound man! Check out the video below to learn how to do this lift! My partner workouts are super special because they don’t require a gym or any equipment.  All you need is a partner, a positive attitude, and the gusto to try something new.

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One of my first orders of business upon arrival in Thailand was to do a Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) class.  It’s the national sport of Thailand, similar to baseball in the U.S.  But, unlike baseball, there isn’t a whole lot of standing around, waiting for action to happen.  This is a high-intensity, high-contact sport that…

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I love and hate yoga.  It’s certainly good for you, it makes you long and lean while increasing flexibility and foundational strength and blah, blah, freakin’ blah.  I never regret doing a yoga class, but getting me there is pretty tough.  Maybe it’s the fear of all the chanting and hippie teachers that usually are…

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Last week I announced big news that Manoj and I are moving to SE Asia for at least a year and starting our adventures in Thailand.  I’m so excited for this new chapter in my life and even more excited to kick my ass (and yours) into shape Thai style.  Those b*tches be skinnnnney!   I’m…

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I have VERY exciting news to share!  This week I became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer!!!  I am so pumped for this new chapter in my life!.  A lot of people have asked me about the specifics involved to become a personal trainer (PT).  Do you need to have a 6 pack? No.  Do you need to have a tight ass…

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  I used to love running for an hour or more.  It was a great way for me to sweat it out and relieve stress.  I would take in the scenery, feel invigorated and pat myself on the back for a job well done.  But after a certain point, I stopped seeing results…so I increased…

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