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Every Healthy Meal Should Contain These 4 Things

March 29, 2024
by Rachael McDonald

In this March edition, Rachael is recommending 4 ingredients that every meal should contain. Not only will they keep you healthy, but they can help you manage your weight, too! Check out this incredibly effective, yet incredibly simple way of eating.

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Rachael Recommends | December 2023

December 22, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

To close out 2023, Rachael is teaching us a handful of ways to make a crowd-pleasing, guilt-free, healthy hot chocolate. If you've been missing this childhood fav for the holidays to avoid a sugary, calorie-dense beverage, this recipe is for you.

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Rachael Recommends November 2023

November 16, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

In the November edition of Rachael Recommends, Rachael is already in the full holiday swing and is bringing us three ways to enjoy popcorn in a healthier way. Spice up your holiday movie nights and give these delicious popcorn recipes a try!

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Healthy Fall-Inspired Products

October 5, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

Need some fall inspiration to kick off the month of October? We're bringing you healthy, fall-inspired products to enhance your health and wellness such as a pumpkin protein bar, a healthy coffee creamer, and a cozy non-toxic cleaner for your home.

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Rachael Recommends September 2023

September 19, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

In this month's Rachael Recommends, Rachael recaps on simple steps to take to reduce your EMF exposure and discusses products to help increase your EMF protection. Plus, a healthy and delicious pumpkin spice latte recipe!

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Rachael Recommends August 2023

August 28, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

In the August edition, Rachael Recommends two methods for cleansing that are sure to leave you feeling revitalized: laundry stripping and electromagnetic fields (EMF) reduction.

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Rachael Recommends June 2023

August 28, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

In the June edition of Rachael Recommends, Rachael gets us through the dog days of summer with a fun cardio accessory, a wellness blog that answers all of your health questions, and two of the best methods for losing fat.

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Rachael Recommends May 2023

May 9, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

In the May 2023 edition of Rachael Recommends, the Fitness Collective Nutrition Specialist discusses the concept of all-day-movement and the 'Toxin Solution,' by Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, N.D..

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Discover the Best Outdoor Activities to Relieve Stress and Stay Fit

April 26, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

Arizona is providing us with the perfect weather to get outside and enjoy nature’s benefits! Here are some outdoor activities to help you stay healthy and relaxed while experiencing all that nature has to offer!

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Rachael Recommends March 2023

April 7, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

In this March edition of Fitness Collective's "Rachael Recommends," Rachael discusses cold thermogenesis, collagen, and Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) for better health and well-being!

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Improve your Health and Well-being with a Personal Nutritionist

March 16, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

A personal nutritionist from Fitness Collective will provide you with personalized advice and guidance on healthy eating and nutrition. Learn more about the benefits, and how this service can positively impact your life!

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Will My Fitness Routine Benefit From Percussion Therapy? Yes!

March 3, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

Will your fitness routine benefit from percussion therapy? Yes! This therapy can help with loosening muscle tension, decreasing muscle soreness, improving blood flow, improving performance, increased fat loss, and more!

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How Your Life Will Be Better with Personalized Training

February 21, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

Personalized training offers a wide range of benefits, both physical and mental, that can help individuals of all ages and fitness levels improve their overall health and well-being.

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Rachael Recommends February 2023

February 1, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

In this February edition of Fitness Collective's "Rachael Recommends," Rachael discusses offsetting strategies, tips, and tricks to help curb weight gain when indulging in special meals or treats.

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Mesocycle - Change up your Workout Routine!

January 26, 2023
by Rachael McDonald

Periodization training has many benefits and can help you reach your goals. Whether you’re looking to get beach ready for an upcoming vacation or increase your wellness and physical fitness, Fitness Collective is here to help develop a plan for you!

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Rachael Recommends December 2022

December 30, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

In this special "reset" edition of Fitness Collective's Rachael Recommends December 2022, discover some ideas for cleansing and resetting as the New Year begins. Start your New Year right with Fitness Collective!

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Offset Holiday Weight Gain with this Easy Hack

December 7, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

Holiday weight gain is not inevitable. Fitness Collective is here to teach you to "offset" the holiday treats that would normally cause weight and fat gain with this simple weight gain offsetting hack.

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Rachael Recommends September 2022

September 27, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

In the September 2022 installment Rachael Recommends, we find out why the Fitness Collective trainer recommends postural assessments for injury rehabilitation and prevention.

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Power of a Positive Mindset - Boost your Fitness Routine

September 6, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

Here at Fitness Collective, we talk a great deal about what it means to have a positive mindset. Your mindset impacts every aspect of your life, including work, home life, relationships, and fitness routine. Here's some tips to improve your mindset!

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Rachael Recommends August 2022

August 23, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

Find out what Rachael's picks are this month! In this issue, she recommends Thrive Market for it's mission to provide healthier products at a lesser cost.

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Rachael Recommends June 2022

June 17, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

From products to enhance your beverages to free stock images, this edition will give you some fun new things to try! Check back with Fitness Collective each month to see what Rachael Recommends!

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Rachael Recommends April 2022

April 26, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

In the April 2022 edition of Rachael Recommends from Fitness Collective Personal Training, discover how much protein you should consume daily and check out a product to decrease daily toxin exposure.

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Rachael Recommends February 2022

February 28, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

New fitness and healthy lifestyle product recommendations for February 2022 from Fitness Collective trainer Rachael McDonald! Find out what products she's using and loving for herself, her family, and fitness clients!

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Rachael Recommends January 2022

January 25, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

Rachael Recommends January 2022 is jam-packed with fitness products, food recommendations, and much more to help you reach your fitness goals. Follow monthly for more great recommendations from Fitness Collective!

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Stop Doing Pushups and Crunches

January 17, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

Push-ups and crunches are some of the most overused exercises in workout programs. Check out this blog to discover how they can lead to bad posture and chronic injuries. So save your back and stop doing pushups and crunches.

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Rachael Recommends December 2021

December 15, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

What products and food do we love to help us reach our fitness goals and improve our overall wellbeing? Find out in this December 2021 installment of Rachael Recommends from Fitness Collective!

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Rachael Recommends. Nov. 2021

November 15, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

In this November 2021 installation of Rachael Recommends, Fitness Collective's Rachael McDonald recommends her favorites for "wintering" and finding rest and rejuvenation as the season changes.

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Well-being Through Gratitude

November 8, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

It's been shown that gratitude can improve your well-being. It's more than exercise, healthy eating, and good posture. Improve your well-being through gratitude, and enjoy life with these tips from Fitness Collective!

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Rachael Recommends October 2021

October 6, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

October 2021's installment of Rachael Recommends - check out these great fitness products, food recommendations, and much more! The happy little things I recommend this month all seem to fall into the #fallvibes category.

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Set a Goal For Better Posture

September 13, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Well-being is more than just a healthy diet and exercise. Set a goal for better posture, and improve your overall well-being! Fitness Collective is here to explain how and why you should set a goal for better posture.

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Principles of Fitness Results

September 7, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

You can't just string together a series of exercises and magically get the result you want from your workout. Learn to follow specific principles of fitness results to ensure you are doing the right sets, reps, and weight for YOUR specific goal.

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Rachael Recommends August 2021

August 23, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

In honor of school starting, we're going "academic" this month! I thought it would be fun to share some of our (trainers at Fitness Collective) favorite books which relate to fitness, health, and personal development.

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Best Fat Loss Smoothie Recipe

August 16, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

The right smoothie can accelerate your fitness goals. At Fitness Collective, we love a good smoothie! Check out this Fab 4 smoothie recipe from celebrity nutritionist, Kelly LeVeque.

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Fitness and Healthy Eating Books

August 3, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

In the fitness world, knowledge is power! Check out these fitness and healthy eating books that have had a big impact on how we eat, schedule our time, choose habits, and find success in achieving our goals.

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Rachael Recommends July 2021

July 26, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Check out July 2021's Rachael Recommends for great fitness and food products our Fitness Collective team loves! Follow Rachael Recommends each month for a variety of products, recommendations, and more!

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How to Try Intermittent Fasting

July 12, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

You've probably heard about and tried a lot of diets over the years, but intermittent fasting is based on science. Fitness Collective is here to tell you why and how to try intermittent fasting to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals.

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Rachael Recommends June 2021

June 9, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Fitness Collective's Rachael McDonald has a new installment of Rachael Recommends for June 2021. Follow Fitness Collective each month for fitness products, food recommendations, and more things we love!

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Qualities of Successful People

June 1, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Fitness and well-being are important aspects of everyday life. Check out these lesser-discussed qualities of successful people to improve your day-to-day! After all, who doesn't want to be successful?!

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Workout Schedule Consistency - Don't Give Up!

May 3, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Sometimes, life just gets in the way. Overcome life's distractions and stressors using these workout schedule consistency tips from the certified fitness trainers at Fitness Collective. Don't give up, you've got this!

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Personal Growth Takes Time

May 1, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Much of our big aspirations in life start with small beginnings. We live in a society of instant gratification. Don't get frustrated with your fitness results, personal growth takes time. The results are what people see and notice.

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Rachael Recommends April 2021

April 1, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Rachael McDonald of Fitness Collective loves these products. Here's the April 2021 installment of Rachael Recommends, including Vital Proteins Energy Shot, the Slam Ball for home workouts, and much more!

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Favorite Breakfasts for Fat Loss

March 22, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Starting your day with a healthy breakfast is important. Here are Fitness Collective's favorite breakfasts for fat loss! Start your day right by fueling your body with the nutrients and energy it needs to thrive.

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Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss

March 9, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Struggling to achieve your weight loss goals? It might be your oatmeal breakfast! Fitness Collective is here with recommended breakfast foods to try for weight loss. Start your day right by fueling your body properly.

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Rachael Recommends February 2021

February 12, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

New fitness and healthy lifestyle product recommendations February 2021 from Fitness Collective Trainer Rachael McDonald. Each month, Rachael recommends products, concepts, and workouts that will help improve your fitness and wellbeing.

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Rachael Recommends January 2021

January 19, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Check out January 2021's installment of Rachael Recommends! Follow monthly for a collection of fitness and healthy lifestyle products loved by Rachael McDonald and other Fitness Collective trainers!

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Stop Weekend Overeating

January 15, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Our weekends make up over 25% of our week. This makes it extremely difficult to make significant progress toward our fitness and health goals if we sabotage ourselves with practices contrary to our goals every weekend. Find some strategies to help here.

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Successful New Year's Resolution

December 28, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

A successful New Year's resolution is more than just setting a goal. Succeed in your goals by making a plan! Check out these tips from Fitness Collective for a successful fitness-related New Year's resolution.

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Find Motivation for Workouts

December 14, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Have you lost your inspiration? Don't wait for it to come back. Do something about it! Try these ideas from Fitness Collective trainers to get inspired and find your motivation for your workouts.

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Products Fitness Collective Trainers Love

December 11, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

It's always nice to add a little pizzazz to a tired diet stuck in a rut. Check out this list of great products our Fitness Collective fitness trainers love, to encourage you to try some better-for-you options that are delicious and healthy.

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Stick to Your Fitness Plan

December 7, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

No one ever says, "I'm thankful I didn't work out today." Fitness Collective Personal Training is here to provide some tips and tricks to stick to your fitness plan long-term for a better mind, body, and soul.

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Stress Relief Tips

November 21, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Feeling constantly stressed out is the status quo for our culture. This chronic stress can have major negative effects on our bodies. Fitness Collective has some stress relief tips for managing all different forms of stress to achieve better vitality!

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Get More Out of Home Workouts

November 20, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Can't make it to the gym but don't want to skip a workout? Could your home workout be more effective? Read these three simple ideas from Fitness Collective to exponentially enhance the results and help you get more from your home workouts.

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Fix Your Work-Related Back Pain

November 10, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Work-related back pain plagues so many of us. While we can't promise these 4 simple ideas will magically take the pain away, we are willing to bet they will help you get through your workday feeling significantly better!

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Quick Tips for Weight Loss

November 10, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Fat loss doesn't need to be difficult or complicated. Here are 5 quick tips from Fitness Collective for weight loss to help you meet your fitness goals.

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Meal Prep Like A Pro

November 10, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

Take the guesswork out of your daily eating habits. Learn how to meal prep like a pro with these tips and tricks from Fitness Collective. Apply this simple 3 step process to tackle meal prep and experience positive results in your fitness!