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Top 3 Workouts for Warmer Weather

Top 3 Workouts for Warmer Weather

Apr 16, 2015

Now that spring is here and the weather is warming up, it’s time to start thinking about breathing some new life into your fitness routine. For the season of new beginnings, we’ve come up with the top 3 workouts you can pick up now that the sun is shining! 1. Jogging An oldie but a goodie! Whether you go for a solo run, or join a group to train for a marathon, there’s nothing better than a jog outside. 2. Swimming It’s the ultimate low-impact workout! If you live in a place where it’s warm enough to start swimming laps in an outdoor pool, you can start right now. If not, you can start in an indoor pool until it’s warm consistently. By the time summer rolls around, you’ll be a pro! 3. Tennis or Golf You may never have given these “country club sports” much thought, but warm weather is the perfect time to bust out your clubs or racket. Whether you’re hustling around the tennis court, or walking 9 holes on the golf course, it’s a day well spent in the sunshine – and a great workout, too.   What are your favorite spring fitness places and providers? Add golf courses, fitness shops and more to your list on...

How to Have a Fun Spring Break Staycation

How to Have a Fun Spring Break Staycation

Mar 11, 2015

Though the idea of laying on a beach for a week might sound like the ultimate Spring Break, it’s not always the most realistic. From your schedule to your finances, there are a million things that can keep you home while the rest of the world is laying out with a drink in their hand. (Ok, not EVERYONE, but it can definitely feel that way.) That’s why we came up with a couple ways you can celebrate the return of the sunshine at home – and have a great time! Discover new restaurants Go way out of your comfort zone. Pick out at least three new restaurants you’ve never even considered before and immerse yourself in the experience. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite cuisine! Take a field trip Chances are your town, or a town nearby, has some cool museums, landmarks or parks that you’ve never gotten around to visiting. Be a kid again and take a field trip – see what all the fuss is about! Freshen up your wardrobe Since you’re not dropping thousands of dollars on a beach vacation, you can feel less guilty about an impromptu shopping trip. Browse the racks of new spring styles, and buy yourself something to add to your wardrobe. Nothing makes you feel better than a great new outfit! Throw a party Invite fellow staycationers over for a blow-out. Nicer weather puts everyone in a party mood! Try out a new spring themed dinner or cocktail recipe to make it extra special.   What places and providers are on your ultimate Spring Break Staycation list on emazeMe?...

How To Enjoy The Gym

How To Enjoy The Gym

Feb 3, 2015

Let’s face it. Sometimes the very thought of hitting the gym can be excruciating. However, we truly never regret a workout! Here are a few tips to make the whole getting there part a little easier, and actually – dare we say it – enjoyable? 1. Get the gear They say a great outfit can make you feel great. This idea definitely extends to your workout gear. Even something as simple as matching your running shoes to your tank top can make you excited to strut your stuff at the gym. 2. Plan your reward Whether it’s a delicious (and hopefully healthy!) meal, or a really good movie, keeping something special on your mind to enjoy after you get your butt to the gym is great motivation. The thought of your special treat can put you in a great mood and get you ready for a good workout. 3. Perfect your playlists Yes, playlists plural! Make one for pre-workouts to hype you up on the way to the gym. Have another for when you’re actually working out, and one final playlist for when you’re winding down. Make it so good you can’t wait to get going to hear...

How to Make (and Keep!) Your New Year’s Resolution

How to Make (and Keep!) Your New Year’s Resolution

Dec 29, 2014

Sick of making sweeping declarations before December 31 about how you’ll change your life, your diet or your lifestyle; only to throw them out the window one week into the new year? We have a few easy tips that will make your goals and expectations for January – and the rest of the year – a little more realistic.   1. Think big. This is this easy part. They are those goals you’ve been putting off all year long, including, but not limited to: eating better, exercising, getting more sleep, traveling more, etc. Write those down. 2. Now think small. You can’t stop there. HOW will you reach those goals, and WHEN? The secret to actually following through is thinking short term. Focus on one week, or one month, and set one small goal to build on to achieve your big resolution. For example: your big resolution is to eat better. So, for the month of January, you’ll cut out one bad item, and add another! Cut out soda and replace it with water. By the end of the month, you will have started a good, healthy habit that you can build upon. 3. Anticipate mistakes.  No matter how realistic your resolution is, you will have days where you stumble or completely fall off course. Decide ahead of time that when this happens, you won’t give up. Being able to embrace temporary failure is part of a successful new year’s resolution....

How to Make the Perfect Party Playlist

How to Make the Perfect Party Playlist

Nov 16, 2014

Setting the mood for any party or gathering requires a killer playlist, and making that playlist requires more than throwing together a quick list of good songs! Here are some tips to make a party playlist everyone will love. 1. Have the right technology What technology will you use? Where will this playlist be hosted? There are a number of software downloads that allow you to create playlists accessible on nearly any device. HINT: If all your music is on your phone, remember that you might not want to be without it all night! 2. Find quality speakers They’re not just for volume (though this is important). Make sure you have speakers that produce a clean, quality sound with just the right amount of bass. 3. Reference your plans How long is your party? Where is it being held? These are important things to consider in terms of your playlist length, as well as where you should physically position your speakers. 4. Take requests Don’t be selfish. Consider the crowd and throw in some of their favorites, too. Your guests will definitely notice, and love you for it!   Do you have any recommendations for places to buy speakers or other music equipment? COMMENT...

5 Staples Everyone Needs in Their Closet

5 Staples Everyone Needs in Their Closet

Oct 7, 2014

Next time you feel overwhelmed by the idea of shopping, go back to the basics! No matter who you are or what your style is, there are a few basics everyone needs in the back of their closet. Black and White T-Shirt Think of all the possibilities a simple t-shirt holds! You can wear it with almost anything. Buy your favorite cut in both black and white, and they will become arguably the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Statement Scarf You need a scarf in your closet that does more than simply keep you warm. Whether it’s a fun pattern or a pop of color, a scarf that makes a statement can give your look an easy wake-up call! Black Dress/Suit A simple black dress or suit is perfect for any special event. You really can’t go wrong with this classic option! Dress Shoes To go with your simple black dress or suit, you should invest in a pair of dress shoes. You never know when a good pair of black pumps or dress shoes will come in handy! Dark Jeans Dress them up or dress them down. Jeans in a dark wash are extremely flattering and will go with virtually every shirt and top you own. Buy a pair (or two) in your favorite...