Change Your “Slow” Metabolism: 6 Steps To Take Now

Did you know your metabolism can be changed? Not only is it changeable, it’s adaptive and reactive. So it’s not a static thing that is “fast” when you’re young, then “slows down” when you’re old. […]

Scales, Part 3: How To Change Your Obsession into Success

Linda* is a 58-year-old lawyer. She weighed herself daily after reading the news reports that weighing yourself aids in weight loss. This is what she found: It impacted her mood, but not her habits. Starting the day with a negative can cascade into an uphill battle. […]

Scales, Part 2: Are “Fat Days” and “Thin Days” Real?

  Weighing yourself can be motivating and depressing — but did you know the number you see on the scale can change almost as quickly as you blink? As the Tony Robbins quote says, […]

“Independents” Week Q+A: Fitness on the Run’s Adrien Cotton, Drawn To Help Others

Fitness on the Run clients know: health and wellness are important, lifelong pursuits, but that doesn’t mean a fitness program can’t also be fun. By constantly learning about and sharing with her clients […]

Does Weighing Yourself for Weight Loss Work? (Part 1) 

Should you weigh yourself daily, weekly, monthly, or not at all? Where I am landing on this one just might surprise you. I’ll give you a hint: there is no real, perfect number for any […]

The Booty Band: Trust Us on This

So my sister, Paige, is extremely athletic. She played lacrosse at UNC Chapel Hill and truly enjoys working out. I, on the other hand, jammed my finger tripping up the steps at work […]

It’s Never Too Late

We are often asked how late is it too late to start a fitness program. We have great news for you… Never! Fitness on the Run actually just hosted a workshop for our […]

6 Surprising Signs Your Gut Needs Help + 6 Healing Steps To Take

While we are all used to hearing about belly complaints like bloating, constipation, and diarrhea (and those should be addressed! See part 1 of our gut series.), there are other less obvious indications […]

Four Friends: Retired, Medicine-free, 100 Pounds Lighter

Would you believe…these four are a combined 100 pounds lighter than they were just two years ago? And they are all prescription medication free? Want to know HOW? Read on and join us for an […]

Defining “Fitness” During Deployment

As a wife of a naval officer, I thought I’d offer some of my experiences while my husband was deployed over the last 10 months and how I stayed “fit.”   While Darren […]

Why Gut Health Matters for Your Total Wellness, Part 1

Cravings, slow metabolism, low energy, trouble losing weight, skin issues, trouble sleeping, mood swings, chronic colds, allergies, bloating, and constipation are among the common concerns I hear often, and they all have one […]

“Brain Hacked,” Sleep, Lacked  

Sally* is an executive with a large trade association. Not only is she amazingly successful at work, she has four thriving and happy children, each involved in his or her passion of piano, soccer, theater, and tennis. She […]

Happy First Mother’s Day to New (and Fit) Mom to Brooks, Allison DuShuttle

How does a well-known and highly successful Alexandria realtor, new wife, and leader in multiple Alexandria charities approach her workouts? One word: commitment. Throughout her pregnancy, Allison Goodhart DuShuttle made her workouts an important part of her busy schedule. As the co-owner of one of […]

Sleep, Part 2: “Protecting the Asset, YOU” 

Just like my fitness journey you read about when I turned 50, my sleep has been around the block a few times. Like many college and grad school students, I’ve had my share […]

How To Combat Those Allergy Eyes: I’ll Huff and De-Puff…

Over the years I’ve lived here, I’ve heard so many people express their dismay that they’d never had seasonal allergies until they moved to the good ol’ DMV. The pollen situation here is […]


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