The Donuts & Pie Version of Coastal Grandma

Coastal Grandmother is a real thing. It has been around forever - just without a name. You don't need to be a grandmother or even live on the coast. It's...
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6 Things I Learned this Week

Every morning my husband makes me coffee; a strong shot of espresso with thick foamy oat milk. While I am sure it would be just as awesome without this machine. ...
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10 Ways Your Legs will Jump for Joy!

 Jennifer Garner gets it. Have you watched her box jumping on IG with her trainer Beth Nicely?  Box Jumps...Single leg jumps…Oblique twist jumps… all on the top of a small...
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Unpredictable Wedding Gift Ideas

Have you ever thought about giving a Fitness/Health/Wellness product as a wedding gift? Especially if the couple doesn't exercise?  Hear me out, Please. I am not talking mats and weights....
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How to Get Your Workout Space Organized

And once you have put your gym equipment away- come back for a great glute exercise, ducks, mail, earlobes, and beans!  I am in spring-cleaning mode- which, considering the piles...
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Expert Advice: Tips for Setting Up a Home Gym

Home is where the workouts are these days. As a follow-up to the home gym story in the October 2021 issue of Better Homes & Gardens, we tapped fitness pro...
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Gretchen Zelek Quoted in Oxygen Magazine

Gretchen was recently quoted in a couple of Oxygen Magazine articles.  One titled 5 Calorie-Torching Rowing Machine Cardio Workouts.  Here's an excerpt of the article: Rowing may be considered one...
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Happiness and Productivity

Dancer, 90's video fitness pro and the face of Reebok, 30 years experience as an International Wellness Expert, Mindset Coach, Speaker, and Author Petra Kolber @petrakolber tells you why The...
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Finding Joy Everyday

KariAnne Wood is Thistlewood Farm. She is a 50+ yr old mother of 4, wife, blogger, DIYer, decorator, baker, and overall, a genuinely nice, relatable, and very positive person. Wanting...
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Writing a Memoir After 60: A Good Summer Read

A good summer read. A fascinating story. A wonderfully kind, smart, and creative author. Put them all together and you have Heather Haldeman and her first novel "Kids and Cocktails...
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