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Rachael Recommends April 2022

April 26, 2022
by Rachael McDonald

Discover how much protein you should be consuming 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 trainer Rachael McDonald!

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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.

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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 reach our fitness goals? Find out in this December 2021 installment of Rachael Recommends!

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Rachael Recommends. Nov. 2021

November 15, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Rachael shares 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!

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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!

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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 o ensure you are doing the right sets, reps, and weight for YOUR specific goal.

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Rachael Recommends April 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!

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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. Fitness Collective is here to tell you why and how to try intermittent fasting.

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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. Fitness products, food recommendations, and more!

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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 your distractions and stressors using these workout schedule consistency tips.

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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!

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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!

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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! Check out these breakfast foods for weight loss.

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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 Trainer Rachael McDonald.

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Rachael Recommends January 2021

January 19, 2021
by Rachael McDonald

Check out January 2021's installment of Rachael Recommends! A collection of fitness and healthy lifestyle products loved by 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

Don't just set a goal. Make a plan. Check out these tips 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 to get inspired and find your motivation for workouts.

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Products Fitness Trainers Love

December 11, 2020
by Rachael McDonald

It's always nice to add a little pizzazz to a tired diet that's stuck in a rut. Check out this list of great products our fitness trainers love, to encourage you to try some better-for-you options that are equally delicious as they are 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." Here are some tips and tricks to stick to your fitness plan 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 status quo for our culture. But this chronic stress can have major negative effects on our bodies. Here are 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

Could your home workout be more effective? Read this short post for 3 simple cues to exponentially enhance the results and help you 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. Apply this simple 3 step process to tackle meal prep and experience positive results in your fitness!