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Which Fitness Class Is For You? Explore These Options…

Winter is the time of year that many people start to relax a little. It’s no longer swimsuit season, so a lot of us cut down on the exercise and start eating whatever we want whenever we want – especially as this time of year also sees wonderful family feasts for Thanksgiving and Christmas; along with a whole load of Halloween candy.

Still, it’s important to remember that you need to stay fit and active through the winter. It’s hard to find motivation in the winter when it’s cold and dark outside, and the beach seems a long way away; so you should try to find a form of exercise that’s fun for you! One way to inject a little spice into your fitness life is through exercise classes; where you can get fit and socialize at the same time. Here are some ideas for which fitness class you could attend over the next few months.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

You Don’t Have To Be A Gym Bunny To Get Fit: Finding The Right Exercise For You

Does the thought of going to the gym fill you with trepidation? Do you worry about exercising around others? Are you keen to try something different? If so, you’ve come to the right place. There’s an assumption that you have to hit the gym hard to get fit. But this isn’t true. Running on a treadmill and lifting weights is not the only way to get in shape. There are myriad activities out there you can try. The gym isn’t for everyone, so don’t worry if you’re not a massive fan. It’s all about finding something you enjoy. If you love exercising, you’re much more likely to work out frequently. Here are some tips to finding the right exercise if you’re not a gym bunny.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Common Nasty Sports Injuries And How To Prevent Them

Nasty sports injuries can take a long time to recover from, which can damage your passion for that particular sport, whether it be running or football or martial arts. You may even miss out on opportunities such as competitions and training events because you were stuck at home in a cast. Therefore it’s important to learn how to prevent these injuries so that hopefully they never have to be dealt with. Of course, we all sprain our ankle from time to time, or hurt ourselves through pushing too hard, but what about the common injuries that are all too common?

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

3 Effective Methods To Keep Fit Indoors This Winter

As it gets colder and darker outside, it becomes less appealing to strap on your running shoes and go for a jog. You could put on some warm clothes for working out outdoors. But once you get home from work to your lovely warm house, you’ll probably lack the motivation to go back outside!

But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit. With the Holiday season approaching, you’ll want a way to burn off all those extra calories. Instead of trying to motivate yourself to train in the cold, why not exercise indoors? It’s convenient as well as practical. Here are some ways to keep fit indoors this winter.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Out of Focus, Out of Mind: The Health Areas It’s All Too Easy To Overlook

Fitness and health are the foundations for life. Have these two sorted out, and you can push forward towards any other goal you may have; And for all we think we know about physical health and fitness, a lot of the time we look at just one side of the coin. Sure, we focus a lot on getting enough exercise and having the right diet for fitness. But do we put enough importance on the other side of health? Here’s a rundown on the health areas it’s too easy to overlook.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

3 Pieces Of Advice You Need To Stay Safe While Running On The Open Road

As I have said before, running is an excellent form of exercise to enable you to maintain a healthy weight. And it’s convenient as you can run around your local area rather than having to head for miles in the car to your local gym. However, when you do decide to go out on the open road, you are putting yourself at risk. Therefore, you need to be extra safe so that you can keep safe while getting fit. Here are three pieces of advice you need to ensure you stay safe while running on the open road.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Healthy And Happy Lifestyle? Here’s What Could Be Holding You Back

Life can be hard at times, and there is no denying that fact. We all have our deck of cards to play. Sometimes we can be blessed with all the right cards, and at other times we need to work our way through to get to the end of the game. Many of us all strive for a healthy and happy life, but for some of us, there are common obstacles that are holding us back. As the new year approaches and being the season of change and resolutions being made it’s time to make some changes. I thought I would share with you some of the most common things that are holding people back from obtaining a healthy and happy lifestyle.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Breaking The Vicious Circle: How To Stay Fit When Your Health Gets In The Way

Staying fit is important to all of us to a greater or lesser extent. While not everyone goes to the gym or goes running, we all want to be healthy. And while many of us look at a big greasy burger the way a cat looks at a mouse, we know we can’t overindulge. Although obesity statistics are on the up, so is awareness. Note also that the way we record obesity has changed. Here’s how to stay fit when your health gets in the way.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

How to Help Stop Bullying


Bullying is an issue close to my heart; as someone who was bullied relentlessly throughout grade school, I know how it feels. Even though 2017 is right around the corner, too many kids still have to face bullies every day. However bullying doesn’t end on the playground, it continues well into adulthood. We all know the feeling of being judged on what we wear, how we act, and it’s the fear of being judged that stops so many from going to a gym. Which is why I’m thrilled to help Planet Fitness AKA the Judgement Free Zone® help spread the word about their new mission; to help spread awareness about judgment and how to make this the Judgement Free Generation® to help stop bullying.

This post is sponsored by Planet Fitness
Growing up I was bullied; I was the teacher’s pet, a straight-A student, and didn’t look or act how my classmates believed I should.  My hometown is a small southern town that doesn’t have a large minority population; so those who are a part of the minority are seen as a unicorn. I was the only kid in my grade school who was of Mexican descent; something I was taught to be proud of, but something the other children wanted to take away.

Long ago were the days of coming home crying after being told most of the day: I “wasn’t tan enough,” I “didn’t have brown eyes,” I “couldn’t be an A+ student because of my heritage,” and that I “must be an anchor baby.” I don’t blame the kids for behavior they learned from their parents; as a small child I remember the way their parents would look at my family as if we were walking around the school in sarape’s, giant sombrero’s, and speaking Spanish.

Although the years of hearing their comments that only got worse by the year, and wore down my pride for my heritage. I learned a valuable lesson – granted it took many years to learn. No matter what; some people are going to have a preconceived notion of how you should act, or how you should be. It has nothing to do with you, but something that they’re dealing with.

Dealing with that at such a young age taught me never to assume something about someone because of something they do, act, or are a part of. For a majority of my childhood – and occasionally to this day; I was judged on something as simple as the origin of my last name. Something I had no control over, and I never want to be a part of making someone else feel that way.

Although many of us pass judgment on others every day without even realizing it; it’s something that we all need to work on eliminating. Especially when it comes to health and fitness; the amount of people I’ve unfollowed on social media because of comments about overweight people at the gym is astonishing.

It’s because of that very reason that I’m a huge fan of Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness has such a welcoming environment; with their friendly staff, and everything they’ve done to make it a Judgement Free Zone®. They even have a Lunk Alarm® which is to help keep the welcoming environment by preventing those people who slam weights, grunt unnecessarily, and cause gymtimidation.

Which is why Planet Fitness has started their new initiative; to make this The Judgement Free Generation® by educating and giving back to local communities. They’re also committing $1.3 million in grants and donations to The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying to help fund this initiative.

With about one in every four children and one in five teenagers being bullied whether online or in person; there’s no denying that it’s becoming a serious problem. I’ve been the victim of it, and have lost two former classmates to bullying. Despite the numbers, bullying is still a taboo subject in society. Something that many of us dislike talking about, but it’s something we need to discuss at work and at school. Because chances are either, you or someone close to you has experienced bullying first hand, and by talking to children about this issue, we can help reduce bullying by 96%.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

Why You Should Consider Body, Mind And Soul In Your Quest For Fitness

We’re all on a quest to make ourselves fitter. However we go about it, we all aim to better our health. Whether we chose healthy eating or exercise to give us that boost of energy, the battle seems an ongoing one. So what are we doing wrong? A lot of our efforts for a healthier life focus on our body. What if we need to consider more than just our body when it comes to making us feel better? Mental wellbeing is just as important in the quest for health as physical fitness. We’re punishing ourselves with grueling exercise regimes. Is it any surprise that we don’t feel better? So, what can you do to make yourself fitter, body, mind and spirit in your quest for fitness?

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

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