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To my fearless fitness family,

I apologize for my absence, I have been busy flying to a new location! I am proud to announce that my new website: http://www.carolinejordanfitness.com/ has successfully been launched. I now feel that my online brand accurately reflects the work I do and the path I plan to pursue. After many years blogging from this “Fearless Fitness” space, I am beyond excited to share this update with you.  You’ll now find all my YouTube videos, blog posts, and updates all in ONE place.  Visit the site and check it out, I cant wait to hear what you think of it! If you wish to stay in touch and get weekly positive emails in YOUR inbox, update your blog subscription by entering your email in the “subscribe box” : http://www.carolinejordanfitness.com/blog/. I can’t wait to share more informative, inspirational, and positive posts with YOU in the future!

Thank you for being a part of my loving community of support. Together we can fly free and lead happy, healthy lives. Looking forward to sharing a bright future with you. Onward and Upward!

With love and gratitude,

Caroline

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There is still time to donate and make a contribution to rare cancer research. If you want to you can do so HERE. 

HUGE thank you to all of you who donated time, energy, and dollars to make this year’s Cycle for Survival the BEST year yet! The world is a better place thanks to YOU!

Looking forward to next year!

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According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a “rare cancer” is one with a prevalence of fewer than 200,000 affected individuals in the United States. Many rare cancers are drastically underfunded, leaving patients with limited treatment options. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the nation’s preeminent center for research and treatment, is committed to changing that. And they have invited us ALL to join the battle and make a difference in the fight against rare cancer.

Cycle for Survival is the indoor team cycling event that raises funds for rare cancer research. Co-founded in 2007 by Jennifer Goodman Linn and her husband, Dave, Cycle for Survival has raised more than 22.4 million dollars for rare cancer research and has funded 53 clinical trials and research studies. Cycle’s direct funding has drastically reduced the time it takes for treatments to reach patients — in some cases cutting the span from years to months.

Cycle creates an opportunity for each of us to truly make a difference — 100% of the funds go directly to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and are allocated within six months of each event. The donations help fund the most promising research and clinical trials, and have led to better treatments for cancer patients worldwide.

Join the movement that brings hope to lives touched by rare cancers.  You can help by making a gift to my Cycle for Survival ride! You will have an immediate impact on those fighting cancer. THIS IS A FIGHT WE NEED TO WIN, because no one beats cancer until WE ALL BEAT CANCER. Together, we can truly make a difference.

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Click Here to donate a dollar and help make an impact. Lets do this together and beat rare cancer!

Thank you for your love and support! I know this will be our best Cycle for Survival Event yet – ONWARD AND UPWARD!

With gratitude,

Caroline

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Running makes me feel like an athlete. It makes me appreciate different aspects of different seasons and the beauty of the world we live in. It makes me aware of things I never was aware of before. It has taught me more about myself then I ever thought “exercise” would. I have pushed my limits. I have found some limits. I have learned I am not a quitter and that I can do anything I put my mind to. It gives me structure and helps relieve stress, but mostly it just makes me happy.

In the spirit of running and this weekends’ San Francisco marathon,  I thought it would be fun to do a post ALL about the sport. Included below are workouts, playlists, and upcoming SPECIAL EVENTS to celebrate running health and happiness. Even if you’re NOT running in a marathon (or ever plan to!), I hope these links entice you to make running/walking a part of  your fitness regimen.

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Running SPECIAL EVENTS with lululemon athletica Grant Avenue and Caroline Jordan Fitness: 

What: San Francisco Marathon Shake Out Run

When: Saturday July 28th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm

Who: lululemon athletica Grant Avenue and the San Francisco Marathon

Where: Justin Herman Plaza 1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94101

Details: Stretch, shake-out your legs, and get ready for the San Francisco Marathon! On Saturday July 28th, at 9:00am at the Justin Herman Plaza, the lululemon athletica team will be there to get you PUMPED for the big race! SF Marathon Ambassadors will be there to answer any and all questions about the race and lululemon Ambassadors will lead 1, 2 and 3 mile runs along The Embarcadero, and help shake off any last minute race jitters. Any and ALL are welcome.

More Info: Click HERE for more details on the event and to connect to other community members who are participating. 

What: lululemon Grant Avenue Inspiration Station

When: Sunday July 29th 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Who: lululemon athletica Grant Avenue

Where: 22nd St & Indiana St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Details: We’re back for another year of cheering and motivation for all the runners racing the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 29th!  Invite your friends & family, wear your BRIGHTEST yellow, bring some cow bells, show us your dance moves and prepare to do some serious yelling and cheering! We’ll be suppling breakfast all morning to keep you energized because cheering is hard work too!

More Info: Click HERE for more on the event and to connect with other community members who are participating! 

Are you a “love to runner” or an “anything but” gym go-er?! Leave a comment below with your fun experiences with or thoughts on the RUNNING sport. I hope some of the links above inspire you to mix up your workout routine or rediscover your love of running. For those of you running the San Francisco Marathon, have a great race! Hope to share a workout with you all soon. Till then, keep shining 🙂

Caroline

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2012 marks the 42nd anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. Thats  forty-two years of  fighting for visibility, dignity, and equality. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. Living in San Francisco and being a part of such a vibrant and loving community , I feel proud of the progress we’ve made as a country, and look forward to even greater victories. I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Happy Pride week and to encourage you to celebrate who you are today and everyday 🙂

Something To Think: You get to choose whether to be the victim or the hero of your story.

Something To Play: Sweet Summer Mix. 


  1. Dog Days Are Over (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Remix) / Florence + the Machine
  2. Don’t Wake Me Up / Chris Brown
  3. Feel So Maybe (Carly Rae Jepson vs Calvin Harris) / Jump Smokers
  4. Scream / Usher
  5. Ya Mamma (Push The Tempo) / Moguai Remix
  6. Timebomb / Kylie Minogue
  7. Heads Will Roll (Little Vampire Remix) / Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  8. Oh Timbaland / Timbaland
  9. Pressure (Alesso Remix) / Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji
  10. Cobrastyle / Teddybears featuring Mad Cobra
  11. Brave / Kelis
  12. Take On Me / Ah-ha
  13. All Night – Dont Stop / Janet Jackson

Something To Read:

  • List of Super Foods. Which do you make an effort to eat on a regular basis? Which foods are unfamiliar to you? These foods are foods are nutritious, delicious, and packed with POWER. add em to your shopping cart!

Something To Do: Stretch it OUT!

Take ten minutes at the end of your day or after your workouts this week to stretch. Stretching is one of the most undervalued components of fitness – yet one of the most important. It doesnt take long and provides incredible benefits for your mind and your muscles. Click here to read more about the health enhancing affects of flexibility training and my tips to help you create a life long stretching habit. The more flexible you are the better…. just take it from our friend Bruce Lee…

The best part about stretching? You can stretch anytime, anywhere — in your home, at work, or even when you’re traveling. To get you started, heres one of my all time favorite evening flexibility routines. 9 minutes of wind-down and relax your muscles moves. Isnt it funny how when you take the time out for yourself everything else seems to get better? Try it out and let me know what you think 🙂

 

Wishing you a beautiful week filled with health, happiness, and lots of stretching 😉 Let me know how I can support YOU in living fearlessly. Hope to see you soon. Till then, keep shining 🙂

Caroline

 

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HAPPY SUPERBOWL SUNDAY! Are you ready for the BIG GAME? This year, don’t let football festivities sideline your fitness routine. Prepare a game day plan that gets you off the couch and MOVING before the commercials begin. I’ve created a special football themed workout to help you work up a “sporty sweat” before the action starts. This challenging all-levels circuit works the entire body, doesn’t require any equipment, and includes the perfect mix of strength and cardio exercises. It’s a winning combination – you’ll feel like such a rockstar when you’re done you might need your OWN halftime show. Now get focused, put on your game face, and get ready to “BRING IT”. Im positive you’ll WIN in this workout challenge. TOUCHDOWN!

“Get in the Game WORKOUT CHALLENGE” 

Fuel your SuperBowl Sunday with POWER. The below drills are designed to work on your strength, speed, stamina, and agility while burning calories and boosting energy. It’s a challenging series – as always, please check with a doctor before beginning any new exercise routine. And note: *You DO NOT need a football or access to a football field for these workouts. Just a positive attitude, a bottle of water, and some space! ; )

Running/Jogging Warm Up Drills. 10 minutes.

  • Easy jog 5 minutes
  • Walking Lunge. 20-30.
  • Butt kicks (kick your heel towards your butt)
  • Squat with side shuffle 1 minute
  • High Knees 1 minute
  • Plank with mountain climber knees 1 minute

“Make a Tight End”

Do 20-30 reps of each move. Work on keeping good form and strengthening your legs, core, and balance.

  • Basic Hip bridge. Laying on back bridge hips up into the air.
  • Squat with straight arms out in front of you. Focus on keeping shoulders down and core engaged.
  • Forward single leg lunge with knee raise (add hop if feeling feisty!). Do reps on one leg and switch.
  • Single leg side lateral lunge. Lunging one leg to the side keeping the other straight. Option to add a knee raise towards chest.
  • Plie squat with inner thigh slide. Squat with legs wide and toes pointed outward, bring heels together when you stand and separate legs wide to squat again.

Penalty ABS.

Perform each move for 1 minute with 15 seconds rest in-between.

  • V Ups.
  • Bicycle Crunch
  • Plank
  • Superman
  • Pushup

Cardio BURST: TOUCHDOWN 

Do each move for 1 minute with 30 seconds rest in-between.

  • Burpees. Feel free to add a pushup or squat jump!
  • “Football” run. Also known as “fast feet” : shake your booty and move feet out and in.
  • Squat hops with “touch down” arms. Squat and jump off ground reaching your arms up in the air in a “touchdown” signal.
  • Suicides. Sprint out 10-20 yards, squat and touch ground, sprint back ( you can also use distance measure like light poles, street meters)

Once through the circuit is GREAT – you can also repeat the above 2-3 times and go home with a WINNING workout.

When you have completed the above challenge, leave me a comment below and let me know how it went. Cant wait to congratulate you on your efforts!

On another note, I wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU all of you for your donations in this past weekend’s CYCLE for SURVIVAL fundraiser. This years ride was emotional and inspiring. Equinox Pine Street was packed with over 400 enthusiastic Cyclers working together towards an end to all rare cancers. The event was a tremendous success. So far, Cycle 2012 has raised over $6.1 million! This accomplishment would be impossible without your generosity. These efforts will have a lasting impact on every person touched by rare cancers. I want to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for supporting me in my ride and helping make a difference in the lives of so many. Keep your eyes out for an upcoming blog post filled with stories from this years ride and LOTS of fun pictures!

Hope you have a fun, safe, and healthy Super Bowl Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you soon for a workout in the gym or ONLINE! 

Caroline

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As many of you know, this weekend, Feb. 4th 2012, I am participating in CYCLE FOR SURVIVAL at Equinox San Francisco.

This event will raise funds for pioneering research into rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

100 % of the money raised goes to the cause. Cycle  For Survival 2012 will be an incredibly inspiring event.

Through this fundraiser, we will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by rare cancers.

If you’d like to help me and contribute to this AMAZING cause and make a DIFFERENCE in the lives of others, please visit the link  below go to my fundraising page, where you can make a tax-deductible online donation. 

Click HERE to visit my personal page.

Or view the team page for my team, FEARLESS FITNESS San Francisco

Id also like to invite you to join us at the event. We will need all the cheers we can get!

Here are the details:

CYCLE FOR SURVIVAL.

Saturday February 4, 2012

8 AM – 12 PM

EQUINOX Fitness Club

301 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA

Click HERE to read about last year’s event and see the impact of our cycling efforts. 

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Cant make it out to SF but inspired to get fit while giving back? Here are my tips on how you can”exercise your charity muscle” 

Combining a charitable event with your fitness goals is a great way to stay motivated and contribute to the world. Fitness themed charity events are an awesome way to mix fitness and fundraising and connect to other active folks within the community. Here are my top reasons you should give BACK while you sweat:

1. Be part of something bigger than yourself. By participating, you are joining hundreds and thousands of others who have the same goal of helping people—and that just feels good! Many participants would probably tell you that they wouldn’t have just signed up for a race on their own, but knowing they would be helping others motivated them to do so.

2. Be part of a team. Anyone who played sports in high school or college will tell you that when their “career” ended, one of the biggest things they missed was being a part of a team. Participating in an event with a charity group puts you on a team of other  runners, walkers,  cyclists, and fitness enthusiasts who have a united goal and purpose. You even get to wear the same shirts or jerseys in most cases. If you’ve always longed to be on a team, or miss the team energy, this is a great opportunity to get back to it.

3. Build special relationships. I believe NOTHING brings people closer than MOVING together. Sharing in the training experience and encouraging one another builds bonds and friendships that last long after the event is over.  Friends that SWEAT together stay together – by participating in a charity event, you’ll gain friendships that last forever :)

4. Get the tools you need to accomplish your goal. You may have had a lifelong dream of completing a marathon or even a triathlon, but there was one problem: You didn’t know how to train to get there. Groups like the Leukemia Society’s Team In Training provide coaches who will give you weekly schedules so you know exactly what to do and when to do it. They also provide other tips for training and fundraising. Their goal is for you to succeed in your event and fundraising and to have a great overall experience. There are even local groups with these teams that meet for weekly runs or walks.  Most charity fitness events provide you with all the tools you need to GET FIT while working towards your fundraising event.

How  do you get involved in a charity race? It works like this:

  1. A charity group identifies an event, such as a half or full marathon 5K or 10K run/walk, bike tour, or triathlon.
  2. The charity then recruits participants who agree to raise money for the charity and personally participate in the race itself.
  3. Participants typically pay a race entry fee (which can range from $10 to $40 on average). This money usually goes directly to the charity group, but also reserves a participant’s spot in the race.
  4. In the months or weeks leading up to the event, participants are asked to raise funds, and are often encouraged to meet a minimum fundraising goal, as set by the charity. Participants will ask their friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers to donate money to the cause on their behalf.
  5. In turn, the charitable organization often provides support, coaching, encouragement, and training to help participants reach not only their fundraising goals, but also the level of fitness necessary to participate in the race.

There are many charity fitness teams out there like the well-known Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program, which offers various events all over the country. (If you have ever seen a lot of people in purple tank tops during televised marathons or races, those are the folks!). Theres also the  Tour de Curebike ride for the American Diabetes Association, The AIDS LifeCycle, or the Cycle For Survival. With THOUSANDS of  races, causes, and fundraisers going on, you can ALWAYS find a way to get fit and give back.

 
A charity fitness event is a win-win scenario. But more accurately, it’s a “win-win-win” scenario! You win by completing a dream or fitness feat. The charity wins by receiving the funding they need to fulfill their mission. And the people helped by the charity win by benefiting from the research, services, education and support that the charity provides. How much better can it get? These organizations  give you the tools, coaching, and motivation you need to make it happen, no matter what your fitness level. (And trust me, there are people of all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels training and completing these events.) Why not go for it and do something you never thought possible? Get FIT to GIVE BACK to something.

If competing in an event really isnt your style, sign up for the PLUS 3 Network. You sign up (its FREE), log your exercise, and every mile on the treadmill or lap in the pool is translated into points. The site’s corporate sponsors then convert those points into dollars and donate them to your favorite nonprofit. So far over 16,000 participants have stretched, jogged, and danced their way to more than 450,000 for great causes and groups, including local food banks, Greenpeace, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Check them out and give back: http://www.plus3network.com/

Choose a charity that is close to your heart, something you really believe in, and make your dream—and the dreams of others—come true!

Have you ever participated in a fitness fundraiser or charity? What was your experience?

Hope to see you this upcoming Saturday for an incredible chance to GIVE BACK! Looking forward to sharing a workout with you soon. Till then… keep shining 🙂

With Gratitude,

Caroline

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