Will Heel Drop Shoes Help You Run Better?


Have you looked into buying a pair of running shoes recently? If you look on the road or trail at all the options you may wonder if a few of them actually qualify as “shoes”. A quick one that comes to mind is the Vibram FiveFinger shoes. Those are a little out of my comfort […]

Fitness Challenge: Your First Zumba Class


It took three years of hearing about it, one year of my fellow dreamers Cath telling me about it. Add on one extremely stressful month to finally give in. I tried a Zumba class for the first time. Fumbling to the Latin Beat Cath had talked (reminded, pestered, cajoled) about my joining her for Zumba […]

Fitness Goal Setting: Triathlon Coach Rick Niles

Everybody has their own mount Everest to climb - image quote

You hear this from everyone from fitness experts to my fellow dreamers here on 8 Women Dream. Goal setting is vital to success.  With big goals, planning them out is really the only way to get there. I had the opportunity to interview Rick Niles, triathlon coach and athlete with decades of experience in sport […]

Holiday Workout: Recover From 4th of July BBQ Overload

4th of July Workout to Recover from Independence Day BBQ Overlaod

Summer heat and BBQ fare are a perfect way to spend Independence Day in the United States. The sweet corn, piled high salads of potato and pasta and perfectly seared goodies make for a fun and explosive celebration. Any holiday is an easy way to kill the fitness progress you’ve been making. Turn that around […]

Do you need to cool down after a workout?


Sweat is dripping down your face, you can barely catch your breath, and you just wrapped up a really intense workout. Ready for that cool down? Most of the time I just don’t feel like it. What the heck is a cool down? We’ve heard it for years. From gym class to fitness gurus: You are […]

Fitness Challenge: Yard Work Workout

Fitness Challenge: Yard Work Workout

There is a finite amount of time on the weekend. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to clean up the yard and go for a 3 hour bike ride. Believe me, if you need a workout the yard work counts. Anyone who has pulled weeds, raked leaves or moved anything heavy in a wheelbarrow can […]

5 Ways to Curb Chocolate Cravings

Curb chocolate craving by Heather Montgomery

There are certain points during your weight loss when cravings become an issue. Who are we kidding? Cravings kick in day one and might not ever stop. How do we deal with that obstacle? That’s where we have to learn new tricks. Doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. […]