Category Archives: Recovery

Fitness Friday #29: Take a Break

All work and no play makes Jill a dull…gal. It’s an important part of the training cycle, yet a piece that can go ignored: the rest day. I’m guilty of going balls-to-the-wall all week between running, weight training, and leading … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday #19: 5 Favorite Foam Roller Techniques

Have you ever tried using a foam roller? As an active individual, I am constantly looking for ways to relieve my muscles between workouts and teaching classes. Food recovery is great, but sometimes I like to directly target those tight … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday #11: Favorite Recovery Tools

Between teaching 8 fitness classes, adding my own yoga practice and running to the mix, there’s a lot of movement in the course of a week. I joke that I have a cycle of teach-train-recover, repeat. Regardless of the amount … Continue reading

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Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

I simply cannot keep this to myself. Usually, on M/W/F, I make a green monster smoothie for lunch, adding spinach, banana, protein powder, and milk. I’m normally pressed for time since I teach a lunchtime class, and a smoothie can … Continue reading

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Coffee Banana Recovery Smoothie

I’ve created a masterpiece. Behold: my favorite post-workout recovery smoothie to date: the coffee banana recovery smoothie. This popped into my head after a pretty intense workout session: 8 mile tempo run plus teaching an hour of Zumba. I love … Continue reading

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