Have you ever known one of those people whose smile lights up a room, but yet is a total boss babe on the workout front? This, is Rel. Not only is she one of our most frequent flyers, but she is also incredibly committed to closing the achievement gap for our youth. This lady is one superstar - let's get to know her!
She's our non-stop, high energy, always smiling, superstar. Eternally optimistic, forever our care-taker, and always always always thinking of ways to elevate our game for the flyers. We'd be lost without her. You all love her. Let's get to know Heidi K.!!!!
The beautiful thing about HIIT is that it’s just that. It’s based on intervals: certain periods of work contrasted with rest periods to break up each work cycle. You have to know that the interval time, rest time, and the number of repetitions have meaning. They aren’t just randomly put together.
Pull ups are hard. But they are a very functional movement and one that if we just spend time on, we WILL be able to master. SOOO - we decided that July is the MONTH OF THE PULLUP!!! Make it your goal to have mastered at least one of those glorious movements by month's end. We are confident that if you follow these easy steps you'll get there.
July Stride classes will be about creating an environment similar to running outside. When we run outside there is a constant eb and flow of inclines and declines. As we get into the road racing circuit during the summer and fall it is important to train our bodies to adapt and adjust to small grades of incline. We gotchu!
There are so many misconceptions floating around, more specifically directed at women, about lifting heavy and the negative side effects. Now lemme tell you what really happens so we can keep spreading the good word and train smarter, not harder with less injury.
Meet our boy Jon. One of the wittiest, and fastest and maybe one of the most competitivest, but for sure one of the sweetest. Fancy corporate job by day, rocks the Fly Feet after hours. You may have noticed him crushing 15mph at an incline when he's feelin' fine. Let's get to know this BA coach!
Kristin and I were about to travel across the country to participate in an experience that conceptually, we understood. What we didn’t know was the level of energy, desire, and connectedness paired with the constraints of fear and resources that would greet us …
What do you tell yourself everyday? What do you obsess over? What are you bad at? What do you need to get better at? What makes you feel inferior? The last two weeks have most definitely been a journey, some days easier than others. I didn’t go into the challenge with the expectation to have everything figured out by day 14 …
What I like about this challenge is that I forced myself to pick just one pattern to change, instead of trying to do all the things. Not every day is going to be perfect. Accepting this and knowing that change is difficult and intimidating is important. Choosing one small thing to make progress in and take action upon is one small step to something much larger in the grand scheme of life.
I’m beyond excited that we have the opportunity to take our commitment to service to the next level. The American Refugee Council, (ARC) who is headquartered right here in Minneapolis, has invited Fly Feet to travel to Uganda to help them build a running program for the refugee women and girls living in a remote refugee settlement called Nakivale Refugee Settlement.
I’m what you might call a hydration procrastinator. I use non-race weeks as an excuse to slack on my hydration, and then ramp up my hydration a couple days out from a race. NOT OKAY. For the summer challenge, my goal is to get a hydration point EVERY SINGLE DAY. Here’s 5 ways I am going to do it:
As runners, you step up to the start line and you commit to doing what you can to get to the finish line. Well, it’s that time of year when there are track races, road races, Ragnar, Spartan races, you name it, and we want to talk about it. Stride workouts this month are all about race simulations.
One of the most profound and inspiring journeys I’ve come to know is Gabe Grunewald. If you’ve never heard the phrase, Brave Like Gabe, then get ready for a complete redefinition of what 'brave' means to you.
Happy Mother’s Day party people! As a household with two working parents and three amazing kids, life can sometimes (like actually most of the time) seem like chaos. It’s a beautiful chaos that I’d never in a million years trade for anything. I remind myself that if this is my “burden”, I’m infinitely blessed. There is one question that helps me sort it out though …
Can you say power couple? Robb and Laura are the definition. Big jobs, dedicated flyers and PR’ing races and one mile time trials. These two know how to work it and are big inspo to our Fly Crew. Learn more about what makes them tick!
Our one and only Coach Lauren! She's one dedicated, inspiring hard charging lady. She's our go to for all of the new healthy hacks. She's always searching for and trying new things and you know she'll always have a new tip, trick or recipe. She's a fountain of info and one of the sweetest ladies on the planet. You'll wanna squeeze her too.
If you're just showing up, it isn't enough. That is true with most things in life. Showing up is certainly the first step to something that you're chasing - getting the promotion, landing the gig, getting more fit. But after that, if you really want it, you have to be intentional and specific about your desired outcome.
Spring is here, which means ... track season is in full swing! This month of stride you are the star of the team. We will get you ready to run any event from the 200 meters to the 3200 meters. We've got the plan that'll have you posting your best times yet!
As you know, we love to experiment. Some of us are doing the vegan thing to see if it has any impact on how we feel, how we train, or how we look. We're loving this super easy buddha bowl that is packed full of nutrients!
Strength has always been a foundation in my training. During my hockey career it served a specific purpose, and now it serves a different, yet equally important purpose. Strength work compliments everything in life - how you stand, how you sit, how fast you can run, the structure and density of your bones, and most importantly how you feel. In May, we're taking it the next level, by expanding our programming in an effort to help each of you find even more of the success you have already experienced.
Inside and outside of Fly Feet, Geoff is one the hardest working people we know; His loyalty and dedication are unmatched. Almost every afternoon, Geoff walks in for class, coming from work. When he walks out at 5:30 or 6:30 pm, he’s dressed and ready to go back to work. And all of this is done with a huge smile.
As the weather starts to get warm, (?) we hear the question from our runners all the time. How do I incorporate Fly Feet workouts into my race training? The answer to the question is tricky because it’s going to look different for every single person based on experience, history of injuries, race goals, schedules, and the list could go on. However, there is a general outline that we support and have found huge amounts of success in following.