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  • 'GLAMshoot' Winner Tells All

    Piranha Fitness Studio recently did a BINGO challenge for all of their studio members. The goal was to blackout a bingo board to be entered into the drawing for a chance to win their very first GLAMshoot. Bingo board squares included attending specific classes, tracking water consumption, parking in the furthest parking spot, doing something active on a Sunday, or even bringing a friend with you ...
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  • Keep Drinkin'

    Nobody likes a thirsty girl ;) But really, with the heat picking up, you need to be staying H Y D R A T E D. If you are a constant victim to chapped lips, bloating, dry skin, or headaches, these are all BIG signs you aren’t sipping on water enough! So how much water should you be consuming on a day-to-day basis? Normally you hear that 8 cups (64 oz) of water is standard, but with how hot the ...
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  • Sunday Funday

    Everybody loves the weekend, especially a nice, easy Sunday. You sleep in, curl up on the couch, and spend some quality time with your family before the next hectic week begins. Right now, it might be a “lazy day” for you and your family. Let’s change that and make it a “fun day” instead. An active lifestyle is fun . It keeps you moving and full of energy from the moment you wake up (or drink your ...
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  • Discipline

    Congrats! You’ve made the biggest step in your fitness journey: starting the journey. I like to call it a “journey” because the name itself implies that this is not necessarily an easy path. There will be obstacles; there will be days where you just want to sleep an extra 30 minutes instead of waking up and getting your workout in. There will be days that a slice of cake sounds so much better than ...
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  • Boosting Your Self Confidence

    “Exercise because you love your body, not because you hate it”. Take a minute every morning to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “ I am a work in progress and I WILL reach my goal.” Starting your morning off this way will help create a reminder that you are not at the end of your journey, but are instead one step closer to your destination. Remember that everyone is different and unique. The ...
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  • Benefits of Group Exercise

    Does your life consist of a stressful daily routine? Are you looking to get healthy and in shape but find that you need to be encouraged and held accountable by others to stay on track? Do you have a small amount of prior exercise knowledge but enjoy trying new things? Then group exercise at Piranha Fitness Studio is the perfect starting point on your journey to better health and fitness! Group ...
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  • Stay on Track

    There’s a lot of temptation presented during the holidays, and we understand that staying on a clean and healthy track can be difficult. Here are a few tips to help you get through the next couple of weeks successfully! 1. Focus on the fun and people you are spending time with, not the food. 2. Eat a big, clean, and healthy breakfast before heading to your next get together. 3. No one is perfect, ...
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  • Buzz Feed

    Piranha Buzz Feed. So you stay in the know about today’s health and fitness news. 5 Worthless Exercise We Hope You’re Not Doing via Poliquin Group A Cardio Playlist that Feels like a Party via Women’s Health Magazine Which States are the most into Alternative Medicine via Health 5 Things to Know About Quinoa via The New York Times Can You Really Target Fat Loss? via CNN Now that you have your news ...
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  • Buzz Feed

    Piranha Buzz Feed. So you stay in the know about today’s health and fitness news. Whole30 Taking Over Instagram via Yahoo! What New Zealand Can Teach the Rest of the World About Living Well via The Huffington Post NCAA Ensures Athletes Will Get All They Can Eat via The New York Times Boy Meets Girl, Loses 380 Pounds via CNN Ten Reasons You Are Not Losing Fat on a Low Carb Diet via Poliquin Group ...
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  • Best Health & Fitness Apps

    I’m sure we ALL wish our phones could just do our workouts for us sometimes, and with the technology these days it feels like they almost could! While I hate to be the bearer of bad news, it looks like this dilemma isn’t changing anytime soon. The good news – I’ve scoured the web to find the best health & fitness apps for 2014 to make your workouts as fun, convenient, and beneficial as possible! ...
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  • Buzz Feed

    Piranha Buzz Feed. So you stay in the know about today’s health and fitness news. 5 Races to put on your Bucket List via The Huffington Post Top 10 Workout Songs for April 2014 via The Huffington Post The Silent and Growing Health Danger That All Women Need to Know About via Women’s Health Magazine Why Butts are the New Abs via Women’s Health Magazine How Your Office is Harming Your Health via The ...
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  • Buzz Feed

    Introducing Piranha’s Buzz Feed, where we post buzz-worthy articles each week to help you keep up with the hottest health and fitness trends. Don’t waste time searching for the news – it’s right here on Piranha’s Buzz Feed! Exercising for Healthier Eyes via The New York Times Sports Bras for All Body Types via Health What Jennifer Aniston Really Eats for Breakfast via Women’s Health Magazine ...
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  • What's in your gym bag?

    There are a few products that you can find in my gym bag every day. So it got me thinking, what do our other instructors carry in theirs? Tiffanie, Kristen, Lindsay, and myself shared our favorite “gym bag” products below! Tiffanie Kristen Lindsay Chelsea
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  • Not-so-Debbie-Downer

    A post from the series, “Allow Me to Re-introduce Myself”, by Tiffanie Bittle. I am proud to be a part of Piranha Fitness Studio’s Party in Pink Zumbathon this year. Not only is this my first Zumbathon to co-host as an instructor, but now I have a reason to dance for a cure. Two weeks ago I got a call from my mom saying she was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I heard the news I wasn’t sure how ...
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  • You're More Than Just a Number

    A post from the series, “Allow Me to Re-introduce Myself”, by Tiffanie Bittle. Scale Issues Hi, my name is Tiffanie and I’m a scale-a-holic. Since mid-June I’ve been in a weight rut – I haven’t gained any weight, which is good, but I haven’t lost any weight either. As I mentioned in my previous post, I lost 30 pounds in 6 months and stepping on that scale and weighing myself everyday is what kept ...
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  • Improve Your Space

    A post from the blog series, “Improventure, an Adventure on Improving Yourself” by Giuliana Alcala. In the past two years, I have had several different living situations. Now, I have finally moved into my own one bedroom apartment, and I could not be happier. I did not realize how much I missed my own things. As I started unpacking things I had not seen in two years, I became emotional. It felt so ...
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  • My Little Chunk

    From the blog series, “A Girl’s Best Friend,” by Chelsea Reber. Christmas 2012 I recently decided to switch veterinarians and had to bring Koda in for a physical. The little porker weighed in at a whopping 30 pounds! Koda has always been “stocky”, and my family always kids about her size and shape. But pet obesity is a very serious matter, and an unhealthy weight will affect the overall quality of ...
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  • Q&A with Lindsay

    Question What do you recommend to eat pre and post-workout? I eat very light before I work out in fear that it may come up during. I don’t eat much more after since the last thing I want to do is slave over a hot stove, any advice will help! – Sarah Answer Sarah, this is a great question that I get all the time. If you find yourself lacking the motivation to get your butt to the gym and are ...
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  • Assume the Vertical

    Last spring, I was at a seminar for work and listened to Dr. Pam Peeke speak. As she was addressing the importance of living an active lifestyle, she said three words that really summed it up: ASSUME THE VERTICAL She said, “It doesn’t matter what you do, just get up and move.” Being active is more than working out or exercising at the gym. Oh, you worked out for an hour today? Great! What did you ...
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  • Finding Your Motivation

    A blog post from the series, “Allow me to re-introduce Myself”, by Tiffanie Bittle. It was less than a year ago that I was thinking up every excuse in the book to not exercise. ‘It’s too hot.’ ‘It’s too cold.’ ‘I’m hungry.’ ‘I just ate.’ ‘I’m too tired.’ Now – 30 pounds lost, you can catch me every Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. instructing my very own Zumba class! How it all started… Back in 2010, ...
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  • Be Beautiful

    I am a firm believer that looking good on the outside makes you feel better on the inside. Granted The Real Housewives of Orange County contradicts my theory with zealous… Regardless, you know what it feels like when you’re in your favorite outfit, or you’re having the perfect hair day – you radiate confidence! Even when I’m about to sweat my butt off teaching a class at Piranha, I love putting on ...
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  • Tatiana's Green Thumb

    Piranha Fitness Zumba instructor, Tatiana Lacey, gardens with her husband, David, to save money and eat healthier. In this post, she shares her love for gardening. My husband is a horticulture minor at Texas A&M, which has definitely made an impact on his life and mine. We have a garden at our house, and it has helped us both save money and eat healthier. But there are many other reasons that I ...
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  • Walkin' the Dog

    From the blog series, “A Girl’s Best Friend”, by Chelsea Reber. We all know exercising is important for our health. Lucky for us, there are about one MILLION ways to exercise; everything from Zumba to weight training. But what about your furry, four-legged friend? Exercise is just as important for your dog as it is for you. Koda Dogs, young or old, should get daily exercise. And although sticking ...
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  • Tips for Muscle Soreness

    In honor of the last two weeks of Power Training and the start of INSANITY classes at Piranha, this post could not come at a better time for some of you. Your walk up the stairs has turned into a bear crawl. You use the handicap bathroom stall to brace yourself on the safety bars. You literally have to roll out of bed. We’ve all been there… the day or two after an intense workout when you feel ...
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  • Love Yourself

    From the blog series “Improventure, an Adventure on Improving Yourself” by Giuliana Alcala. It is a common saying that you need to love yourself before you can truly experience the love of others. For some, this comes easy; for others, it’s a struggle that brings them down during failures. We spend too much time waiting to be loved by another romantically, being accepted in a group, or getting ...
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