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    Our TUESDAY TWEAK series is centered around identifying the obstacles we all encounter in daily life. Then, instead of outlawing or banishing the obstacles, we get crafty and TWEAK them-helping your sustain realistic success foreva and eva.   There’s one particular struggle that has haunted us since our move to the POUND HQ. The problem: a high concentration of the best restaurants in the country within casual strolling distance from the office. (That’s a problem?? Well yes, it is.) And, there are taco trucks. And gourmet convenience markets (helllo, Gummy bears!) The battle to reach for healthy, light, budget-savvy food rages on each day, and as we get busier, the temptation to reachread more READ MORE

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Friday Feed: 7 Ways to Boost your Energy at Work!   Need the pep to jam your way through an 8-hour (or longer) workday? Use our tips to prevent mid-day meltdown and kick workday weariness to the curb!   1. Raise the Bar:   Add an energy bar to your on-the-go morning routine for pep you can feel, all day! If you skip morning mealtime, your body stores energy reserves for important things…like breathing and brain function, rather than spending them. The “spending” is also known as your metabolism–the driving force behind your energy levels. Try this easy morning meal within 20 minutes of waking to boost your energy all throughout the day!   Kirsten’sread more READ MORE

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    In need of workout playlist that will keep you on your toes for a full hour? Have no fear, we’ve compiled this month’s HOT LIST for you–it’s MUSIC MONDAY!   There’s a perfect mix of hip hop, indie, dubstep, and fusion that will get you movin’, groovin’, and POUNDIN’ your little heart out!   We love this playlist for our #HITtheSTREET workouts like running, hiking, cycling, dancing, or power-mopping the house (yes, we do that). Get ready to fall in LOVE at first LISTEN, POUND Posse!   1. Talk About It - Erik Hassle                                        read more READ MORE

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  It is with GREAT pride that we invite you to the NEW and IMPROVED POUNDFIT.COM   For years, we’ve been aching to capture the love , encouragement and camaraderie we see in POUND classes all over the world, and now, we are doin it – ONLINE!!   THE FACE OF THE BRAND:   The new POUND website is the way that we envision POUND; the way we always have. It’s the new home of the POUND POSSE and the platform for all POUND lovers to support and motivate each other.   Our network of Pros and students inspire us on a daily basis. We hear countless stories about the release people experience when theyread more READ MORE

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Peanut Butter Cups

  POUND Peanut Butter Cups   Bottom Layer: 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted ¼ cup smooth peanut butter (all-natural) 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 8 drops of liquid stevia (or to taste)   Top Layer: 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted ¼ cup natural smooth peanut butter ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract Optional: unsweetened coconut   Put it all together: Line a mini muffin pan with 12 cupcake trays. Stir all ingredients for the bottom layer together until smooth (you may have to melt the coconut oil and peanut butter for 20 seconds to get them to mix well) and divide between the wells (each well should be about half full).read more READ MORE

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key lime

  Key Lime Parfait The simple, wholesome ingredients:   1 Cup Fage 2% Greek Yogurt 2 Tablespoons Agave Nectar 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract Banana Juice of 2 limes1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar 1/2 Cup Almond Meal 1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes Pinch of sea salt   The Filling   Combine yogurt, vanilla extract, agave nectar and lime juice in a bowl. Stir until mixture becomes thick and creamy.   The Crust   Place almond meal, coconut flakes, vanilla extract, agave and sea salt in a bowl. Stir ingredients until small clumps form and mixture is evenly mixed.   Putting it all Together   Begin by placing a layer of crust in the bottom of the cup. Next,read more READ MORE

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Headache Remedies Get ahead of that headache with these natural remedies!     It’s a battle to make it through the week. And by the time Thursday rolls around, we’re fully clad in hypothetical Medieval armor, slaying emails, jousting through paperwork, and full-speed galloping towards the relief of Saturday. If your high-speed week happens to give you a high-caliber headache, we have just the solution for you– no battle-gear required.     Whether it’s eye-strain, stress, allergies, hormones, or fatigue that have gone to your HEAD, these simple, holistic solutions will tackle your HEADACHE, once-and-for-all!     1. Do the 12 ounce bounce-back.   Dehydration is the leading cause of headaches, so when you feelread more READ MORE

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popsicles

The first hints of color are already emerging from the depths of winter…or maybe this is only happening in our neighborhood. (Sorry about that, guys.) In either case, we’re hinting at the impending Spring weather with a healthy and refreshing TWEAKED popsicle recipe that will hydrate your body, brighten your skin and put a pep in your step! We packed your POPSICLES with antioxidant-rich strawberry and lime, poured in the hydrating bliss of watermelon, freshened things up with mint, and nixed the refined sugar of normal pops by using a very small amount of agave nectar. Talk about a pop of COLOR that packs a huge healthy PUNCH!   Here’s what you’ll need to create your own POUND POPS! 4 cupsread more READ MORE

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Whether we’re lovin’, eatin’, or sweatin’, we know that exercising our HEARTS is at the tiptop of the priority list!   Today, in conclusion of a full February of LOVE, we’re going to literally show you how to think, munch and POUND your way to a stronger, healthier HEART. Time to feed that LOVE muscle, in every way possible!   First, EAT your way to a healthier heart with our DIVINE 9 favor heart-savin’, artery protectin’ healthy foods!! Here they are:     1. Flaxseed: Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids– amazing anti-inflammatory agents that reduce arterial plaque, and our BFF, fiber.   2. Red Kidney Beans High in B-complex vitamins, which protect against blot clotsread more READ MORE

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k nails

Think you have to head to a nail salon to score a festive, unique manicure? Think again!   We’ve found a perfect way to deck out those pretty little paws of yours for Valentine’s Day without wasting time and money- it’s time to give your normal manicure a lil TWEAK!     We take you through easy Ombré and simple heart-patterned nails in the video below!!   Which design will YOU be paintin’ on this V-day?? Make sure you share with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!     With hearts and beats, The POUND Girls  

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