Spring Sports

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By: Arden Burrows   The snow is finally beginning to melt and the temperature has been in the positive numbers for a few days now. The long and frigid winter is (hopefully) over and that means it is almost time for spring sports!   Spring sports with your school are a great opportunity to get […]

The Importance of Rest Days

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By: Arden Burrows When athletes think about how they are going to reach their training goals, they often don’t think about resting. Training harder and longer often comes to mind when you want to improve your athletic skills but that can have negative effects if you don’t balance them with rest. Rest days are just […]

Jump Rope for Runners

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Jump Rope for Runners By. Tennielle   -20 degrees, snow covered asphalt and frozen eyelashes. Not ideal conditions for a late afternoon run post work or school. More like, crawl onto the couch and hibernate in a blanket with a tea. This is where I needed a change of pace and brought my training inside this […]

Consistency over Intensity

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Consistency over Intensity By: Arden    The latest fad in workouts tends to be quick, high intensity workouts. Although this is great for tight schedules, it is not always the best way to stay motivated and to stick with your goals. For example, some people might come to dread their workouts because they know that […]

SHE’s StronGirls Fitness Class

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 StronGirls Fitness Classes By: Tennielle   We at Shaping Her Esteem are so proud to have a second location to host our StronGirls Fitness classes. Our classes are composed of exercises that both energize and challenge our bodies in order to achieve the best version of ourselves. Life gets tough, stressful and busy. Maintaining your […]

Active For Life

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Active for Life By: Arden      Recently, I have been noticing the number of older people who are in great shape. Just the other day when I was walking down the street in Arizona, this senior couple power walked right past me. They were in great shape and definitely did not fit the common […]

What Is Bullying?

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What Is Bullying? By: Whitney   What is Bullying? According to Kids Help Phone “bullying is when someone uses their power to hurt, frighten, exclude, or insult someone. It is always done on purpose and is usually repeated.” There are different types of bullying, including physical, emotional, social, discriminatory, and cyber. Girls, in particular, are […]

SHE Stretches

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SHE Stretches By: Tash   So you just did an awesome workout…But the next day you’re so sore, you can barely move! While it’s great to get your sweat on, it’s just as important to stretch your muscles for better recovery. Try these leg stretches after your next workout!     Calf stretch:  Starting from […]

The Rugged Grace Project

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The Rugged Grace Project By: Tennielle Suckow    Dedicated. Ripped. Master. Control. These words are used by these Harvard athletes to describe their bodies in a photo project, The Rugged Grace Project, that promotes acceptance, strength and positive body image. The athletes were asked to write words on their teammates bodies that described what they admired […]