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20 Nov: Barre3: a path to your barre body and mind

When I was last in Washington, DC, I was introduced to Barre3, an amazing barre workout. I fell in love with it.  I got a chance to chat with Alicia Sokol owner of  Barre3 studio located at 1832 14th St NW, Washington, DC,  to learn about the Barre3 approach and to secret behind her studio’s success. I heard Barre3 for the first time a few weeks ago. Could you tell people what is Barre3?  AS: Barre…

19 Nov: Styling tips from wintery Minneapolis

Hi Proud Mary fans I’m a guest blogger, so let me introduce myself. My name is Rae, I’m one of Mary’s besties from way back, and my lifestyle is about as different from hers as you can get. I’m 46 years old, I live in Minnesota, I have two active tweens, a revolving door of foster pets, and I rarely go to the gym.   I love to be outside taking advantage of all Minnesota has…

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31 Oct: Nike – the most popular boy in high school

My relationship with Nike is similar to dating the popular boy in high school. You know the guy, the captain of the football team or the center on the basketball team. Nike is the largest activewear seller in the world. Not by a few sales, but by millions of sales for shoes, and both branded and off branded apparel. They dominate the global market, which means they have a lot of people to please. Which…

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31 Oct: Living the Hourglass

Proud Mary is happy to welcome our first guest blogger, Pearl Prynne! I’ve always been a big girl. I was born that way — literally. At 22 inches long and 9lbs, 9 ounces, I was at the very high end of “normal” in both length and weight for newborns. With that appreciable introduction to the world, it is no big shock that I have been considered “plus size” for much of my life. In elementary school,…

28 Oct: Winter’s coming: Part I

Winter comes early in Minnesota and the North Woods of Wisconsin. I had the opportunity to try out some new winter activewear over the past week on my trip to the Midwest and Washington, DC. Today I will share with you my favorites from Athleta and Kühl. Stay tuned for reviews of the latest pieces from Nike, Target, Lane Bryant and old Navy. Headlands Hybrid Cargo Tight This is a great outdoor activewear piece. I…

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