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Tips from the FFR Team

Mastering the pull up

Mastering the pull up

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.

Summer Challenge #changeyourpattern: Meditation

Summer Challenge #changeyourpattern:  Meditation

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. 

My Mother's Day North Star ...

My Mother's Day North Star ...

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 …

Run your best race.

Run your best race.

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. 

Speed work makes the dream work!

Speed work makes the dream work!

Picture this, you’re in a race, running in a pack. All of a sudden someone breaks away. You find yourself wanting to go with that runner, but your legs will not move and you’re left in the dust.  This month Stride will help you become more effective in your spring and summer races.  Read on to learn how!

Recover Like a Boss

Recover Like a Boss

It sounds so nice to think of recovery as a retreat from all you’ve done over the last several days. I used to think that recovery days were days when I could abandon my training routine so that I could just give myself a rest.  Now I understand that rest and recovery in terms of training and athletic performance actually means something very different.

Marching into STRIDE

Marching into STRIDE

We are talking about pure interval training. It is a very classic and grassroots way of training full of repeated, faster efforts to get an athlete stronger and more efficient.  These workouts are all designed to encourage this amazing community to discover where your fitness is truly at and get you inspired to chase something better.

Personal Care Safety is a Women’s Rights Issue

Personal Care Safety is a Women’s Rights Issue

The safety of personal care products is a women’s health issue and it’s time for all of us to care about it. At S.W. Basics, we’re part of an initiative led by Beauty Counter to bring more attention to the dark corners of personal care ingredients and labeling.