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Wanna lose weight?

Wanting to lose weight is a far cry from losing weight.  It’s easy to blame the usual list of reasons for skipping your exercise, but it can and should be a regular part of your life.  It’s easy to keep eating the way you always have, but simple, whole foods will combine with exercise to […]

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Life-restoring Surgery Makes me Whole Again

Many times, I have felt so humbled through this experience in the last 10 days and I am sure more moments will again, bring me to tears in thanks.  I had another one of those moments this morning and it moved me to want to share and record this part of my journey. It has […]

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Are your hormones making you crazy?

by Christina Swigart, M.S., Licensed Nutritionist Many women feel the daily battle of fluctuating hormones. Symptoms can include mood swings, bloating, depression, headaches, uterine pain (a result of cramps, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, etc.), weight gain, cravings, hot flashes, infertility, PCOS, memory loss, brain fog, vaginal dryness, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, women are not […]

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Convince yourself to Exercise!

For something so loaded with benefits, exercise gets a bad rap in our minds. We allow our thoughts to convince our brains that we need a way out of this life sentence of regular exercise. We write ourselves permission slips that get us out of the very activities that would bring joy to our lives. […]

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Challenging our Brains and Our Bodies

When is the last time you learned something new?  When is the last time you tried something new?  As I get older, I am realizing the importance of constantly challenging my brain as well as my body by trying and learning new things.  There is Alzheimer’s in my family history, so in addition to exercising […]

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Chasing Simple: Living a Good Life

What does it mean to live a good life? What is important for you to do in your lifetime? What makes you happy and fulfilled? These questions can help us progress toward the life we want. The older I get, the more I realize how precious time is. This has brought me to be more […]


A Year of Commitment

Rewind to January 2017, I promised myself for the first time in my college career I would prioritize exercise. Really prioritize it. A dramatic change in my mindset, as I had this habit of making exercise the first thing I neglected when my schedule became overwhelming. That’s so easy right? There’s a list a mile […]


Be Crazy–Change The World

Create your best life. A lot of times it seems we revert to confining ourselves in the societal norm box because it’s comfortable. Ever feel like you want to escape the ‘cubicle’ of life? We want to encourage you to be brave and do things outside the box–simply because you’re passionate about it or it […]


Stretching: Is It Really Worth It?

Stretching.. the dreaded part of any exercise program. Stretching takes so little time, yet is so often forgotten. It is vital in protecting your body and keeping your muscles healthy. There are different types of stretching and each comes with different benefits. Static stretching is a slow and constant stretch in a position that is […]


80/20 Life

“Live a healthy lifestyle, it’s fun!” How many times have you heard that? And how many times have you rolled your eyes? Eating healthy is usually thought of as eating nothing but asparagus and chicken breast; and when it comes to exercise, you usually think of the exercise you hate the most. But, it truly […]


How Becoming a CEO at 23 Has Helped My Wellness Journey

Hi my name is Emily Landers and I’d like to start off with a big thanks to Samantha Strand for the invitation to be a guest writer on behalf of Uplift Fitness, and to have the opportunity to write out my health and wellness journey. I’m so grateful to share the lessons I’ve learned, and […]


Healthy Lifestyle Routine

Routines are so helpful when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. We have three core activities in our healthy lifestyle routine: Meal planning Meal prepping Scheduling workouts in weekly time chunks There’s one other ingredient that makes this routine magic: consistency. We will admit, living a healthy lifestyle takes time and commitment. But, consistent […]


Choosing Happiness: Body Image

Body image is your own perception of your body and physical appearance. Right now we are in the prime of social media, presenting body image with a whole new set of hardships. It is easy to get on Instagram and see women who are stunning or freaks of nature, creating a picture in your mind […]


For The Soulful Part of Us All: Monday Inspiration

We wanted to share one of our favorite pieces of writing our yoga instructor Tatjana spoke to us in one of her classes. To us, it is a beautiful reminder to live life gratefully and courageously, truthfully and fervently, so that all your deepest aspirations come to color, and your life is a story of the truest […]

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Wellness Warriors: Your Health Home Team

You want to know the secret to living a consistent, healthy lifestyle? Build a home team of accountability buddies–your own army of Wellness Warriors. When it comes to health and wellness, building a strong support community is crucial to your success. Best friends that know your health goals, and walk beside you to help you […]