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Laura D'Aiello
The Cold Truth About New Year's Resolutions

The Cold Truth About New Year's Resolutions

  Instead of keeping you waiting on the cold truth behind resolutions, I’ll get right to it...they don’t work. Sorry to burst your ‘new year, new me’ bubble, friends, but the elaborate plans to change everything about yourself because the calendar turned over ain’t cutting it. And it’s not because people have bad intentions in setting resolutions but almost entirely because resolutions are doomed to fail from the start. Resolutions are fundamentally flawed in three major areas: If you’re waiting for a specific time of year to change what you know needs to be changed...you’re probably not really ready for...

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Laura D'Aiello
The Power of Failure

The Power of Failure

  Start Now. And Fall Down. And Keep Going. Possibly one of the greatest joys of being a child was having a vast expanse of hobbies, activities, sports, and experiences to explore. What were you a natural at? What came easier than other things? What was so dreadfully difficult that you quit? What was something difficult that you preserved through? The thing is-we still have this power as adults. We have the power to try new things, push ourselves, fall down, and try again. Now-chances are, if you are in the functional fitness space, you’ve already got a bit more...

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Laura D'Aiello
Grip Strength: Why it’s Important and How to Build It.

Grip Strength: Why it’s Important and How to Build It.

Grip Strength...What is it? We’ve all been there...you get home from the grocery store with all of your food to meal prep for the week... your apartment is on the 4th level of your complex and the elevator is broken. “I’m only doing one trip” your ambitious mind tells you. That one trip has turned into setting your bags down every floor, inevitably cracking an egg or bruising a banana, as your forearms feel like there's a fire burning inside and you shake your hands out to give it another go. Your ability to make it in one trip and...

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Laura D'Aiello
Fueling for Runners

Fueling for Runners

  So you are a runner- that might mean short and fast or low and slow, or a mix of it all. No matter what your choice of distance, speed, intensity or setting, fueling for training is still important. There are two schools of thought around nutrition and fueling for running, and neither is necessarily right or wrong, but you should still understand both to make the best decisions for your body, goals, and lifestyle.   Running School of Thought 01: Carbs are Key This is a longer-standing, more well-known theory of nutrition for runners. The key concept is to...

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