Melinda Gale

Fitness & Lifestyle

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Jazz Up Your Shakes with Blender Bombs!

With an insane work schedule and workout plan, I heavily rely on shakes to make sure that I get in all of the nutrients I need when I don't have time for a full meal. I've spent years trying to change up my "bro-shake" game which means a lot of trial and error. Honestly, I had pretty much written off shakes until I discovered the glory that is Blender Bombs.

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So WTF Is A Salt Cave?

You guys know I am all about different holistic treatments, ESPECIALLY if I can get a Groupon deal on them. *insert Honey Boo Boo coupon queen gif here* Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Himalayan salt is all the rage right now. Salt lamps, Himalayan Salt for food, and then, of course, Salt Caves.

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Ride Like A Star at CycleBar!

Do you really hate me for that horrible post title? Because don't worry. I hate myself for it. Anyway, you guys know I always try to keep it 100000% real with ya which is why I am going to open this with a confession: I really hate spin. So if I hate spin so much, why do I subject myself to the classes? Because I know that I am going to burn a million calories and feel great after. 

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My Current Faves + Life Update

It's Christmas time and you're likely racking your brain trying to figure out what to buy for your friends and family. However, you can't forget to TREAT YO SELF! Here is a few of my fave items that I highly suggest purchasing for yourself this holiday season! 

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Namaste on a Budget

I have a love-hate relationship with yoga. I love yoga, but I hate how much membership fees at most yoga studios cost. It can be hard to get your namaste on when all you can think about is how much your bank account is hurting. Sure, there are affordable online options out there but being the extrovert that I am, I prefer a class setting. While battling a few different health problems lately, yoga is my best option in terms of working out. Because of this, I have had to research class options that won't break the bank. 

Thankfully for me, Raleigh is a city who loves yoga and has tons of affordable options.

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Into The Wild

Preface: If you ask me where my favorite place in the world is, I will either tell you the Dean Dome at UNC or the Grand Canyon. 

In an effort to get back in the practice of updating this little ol thing more often, I went through my drafts and realized I never blogged about mine and Shelby's epic Grand Canyon hike last 4th of July. While I have lots of #feels seeing all these awesome photos again, I am going to keep my commentary brief and let the pictures speak for themselves. Also see: lazy. 

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Holiday Fitness Tips from O2 Fitness

Y'all. Does holiday eating absolutely terrify you like it does me? I feel like any time I am at a holiday party or family get together, I either drink way too much which results in eating a ton or just feel like I absolutely have to stuff my face with all the delicious food I see. Not the ideal situation for someone who tries hard to be on top of their health and fitness game! Lucky, Prath Burton, Senior Fitness Director at O2 Fitness Clubs sent over a few tips to keep us all happy and healthy this holiday season.  

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Training Mate: Studio City Opening Party

Training Mate started on the shores of Sydney harbor in 2009 with a simple belief - that moving your body and having fun with your mates could get you in the best shape of your life. While other trainers focused on yelling and screaming, founder Luke Milton drew on his professional rugby background and harnessed the power of positivity and sense of camaraderie to get the best results for his clients.

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Get Fit For Summer with This Fit Blonde

My obsession with Amanda is no secret. We have our own hashtag - #GaleDale. It's a thing. Our friendship started many moons ago when we were brought together by the late & great fitness platform, FitOrbit. Amanda was my trainer and taught me all the things. As a result, I lost 40 lbs in about 3 months. Crazy, I know. Not only is she the most kick ass trainer, she is the most fun person on the planet. Also, she has approx 15 degrees so she's basically a child genius. 

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Creatop

When the Creatop team first reached out to me, I was a bit confused and a whole lot of skeptical. A topical spray that boasts your energy? Sounds a little suspect to me. They kindly sent over a bottle for me to test out and guys.... I was floored. After a few days of regular use before workouts, I could totally feel an energy boost. To top it off, it dries fast and smells great. 

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