move of the week: the handstand

Why learn handstands? And why are they so hard? The handstand requires discipline, coordination, balance, special awareness and strength – and a little bit of grit. If one is missing, it is nearly […]

ask stylebook: at the gym?

Jessie: I love to go the gym with my friends. I find the motivation and accountability from their company. What do you recommend we do when we are there? We have about 1 […]

prepping for spring

As crazy as it seems, with all of the snow and 20-degree weather, it is time to get ready for spring. Yes, it’s true. Just look at some of the beautiful clothes and […]

move of the week: shoveling snow

We know more is coming. It’s just a matter of time, right? Snow. In the coming weeks, some of us may need to grab the snow shovel and get moving. I know it’s […]

ask stylebook: where do i start?

Alyson: I saw the picture of myself from a holiday party and can’t stand how my arms look. I haven’t worked out in 10 years. I am so intimidated to start. What is […]

why is change so hard? alexa’s story.

If your goal is to lose weight, you know the added pounds didn’t come overnight. It took months and more likely years of ups and downs on the scale. Not only will it […]

move of the week: make a plan

The holidays are solidly behind us. But we have not quite finished looking ahead and planning the year. Vacations, work events, and family celebrations all get carefully planned. When you host a party, […]

ask stylebook: tighter abs?

Renee: How can I work my abs more so I fit better in my clothes? Adrien, Fitness on the Run: Before I get into the details of why and how you should work […]

your new year’s promise: are you training or exercising?

The new year provides us with an opportunity to evaluate our health and make a fitness plan or give ourselves a fitness challenge. Why not? You may want to lose 10 pounds, feel […]

class and style found at fitness on the run

Fitness on the Run sure raised the level of style by training Alexandria Stylebook’s very own founders! Darby, Susie, Alicia and Angela exude class and style. And oh yes, we had lots of […]

on making a plan and following through

There are only a couple more weeks left in December. How have you done? Have you stuck to your goals? This is the time to make a plan. Based on your success in […]

commit to getting strong

Sometimes achieving a healthier lifestyle can be as simple as adding one more workout into your schedule. Especially if you turn that workout into a training session where you build real muscle and […]

on giving yourself permission

Give yourself permission, but don’t punish yourself in the process. We give ourselves more permission during this season than most. We all lead hectic lives and it is nice to be able to […]

move of the week: sleep!

Approach your sleep like you do your job or anything about which you are truly passionate. Physically remove yourself from whatever activity which tends to distract you–from the computer, a favorite sitcom, kitchen […]

ask stylebook: how do I get rid of my pooch?

Sabrina: I have this “pooch” on my belly. What exercise can I do to get rid of it? Adrien, Fitness on the Run: We hear this question more than any other. Sadly, the […]

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