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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Running To Get Faster

Running to get Faster.. Don't we all want to set a new PR?  In whatever length Race we are running 5K, 10K or Marathon. I think the Answer is YES !! but what does it take to get faster and run stronger? Well it takes TIME, a PLAN, and COMMITMENT.

  • Give yourself adequate Training Time before your next race 

  • Make a Plan or have someone make a plan for you. I Recently decided to have someone make a plan for me, something that would help me kick it up a notch. Check out these Links to Learn more. 

  • Commiment- STICK to your PLAN !!! 

Cross Training Moves to keep you Strong 
A video posted by Melissa Jo Schrotenboer (@lovetomovemi) on

Follow Up :)


I hope that you are having a FANTASTIC week So far :) 

I just had to share this Follow up Comment to the Post - What is GROOVE ? 

Thank You Heather For the Great Comment :) 

Melissa rocks the DANCEfloor with GROOVE where you get a great workout, while honoring and loving your body in the best way possible!! It is NATURAL to move your way...not really natural copying someone else all the time, right?- Heather Winia 

Photo Cred: Elisabeth Vanderwall Photography

Monday, March 28, 2016

What Is GROOVE ?

What is GROOVE ? 
Groove is a Super Simple Dance, Fitness, Party, Event. 
I will Give you the moves You make them your own and take them all around the space. 

Photo's courtesy of Elisabeth Vanderwall Photography

APRIL 13 @ 7:00 at Noordeloos CRC

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fun little Survey

What are you ? 
  • Currently Anticipating…
    • Spring Races, Gazelle Girl, 5/3 River Bank Run, Bayshore :) 
  • Currently Avoiding…
    • Paperwork and budgeting at home 
  • Currently Coveting…
    • New Spring Shoes for Running and a cute pair
  • Currently Craving…
    • SPRING!!! and SUN and Flowers!!!! 
  • Currently Watching…
    • The Flash and Gossip Girl on Netflix and the Vampire Diaries on TV
  • What are you Reading...
    • Just Finished The Choice 

Give it a Try ... What are You ? Currently ...

Don't Forget Tuesday(7:30) and Thursday(6:15) 
Conditioning Group Class at Pure Performance Training 
$5 Drop in 

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    Staying on Track while on Vacation

    Hey Girls My Name is Melissa and I LOVE Running, I am an Assistant High School Cross Country Coach, Girls on the Run Coach and Part time Fitness Instructor. I have Run a ton of 5ks, 10k's, a 15k, a number of 1/2 Marathons, the 5/3 River Bank Run a few times, and 1 Marathon so far. Last Year 2015 was my first Gazelle Girl 1/2 Marathon and I LOVED it. I also recently wrote this post about Motivation, you can Find it here  Monday Motivation on the Gazelle Girl Blog. Keep Checking into to the Gazelle Girl blog for Inspiration, Training Tips, and all things Gazelle Girl. 

    Today I want to talk you about staying on track with going on vacation. I wanted to share my tips with you because even when I go on vacation still get a run in. Don't get me wrong vacation is a great time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, but is also a great opportunity to explore new places and see new things. On almost all of my vacations I have always managed to still get in a few runs. When in Mexico they had a gym that I could use or I would run around the resort, in Maui I would run along the ocean because seriously how often does that happen. When I visit my Grand Parents in Florida every Year I absolutely Love Running the beaches in the Morning when the sun is coming up.

    Here are my Tips for Staying on track while on Vacation 
    • Pick a Resort/Hotel that has a Fitness Center 
    • Pick a Resort/Hotel that has paths for walking/running 
    • Look for nearby trails and adventures that you can go on while you are on vacation
    • In your training Schedule Plan for Vacation, make it a lighter running week so that you can go on runs that are for fun and adventure 
    • Look for a Race while you are there
      • I usually look for 5k's because they are short and sweet and bonus if they come with a fun t-shirt from your vacation destination, now you have something cool to tell your friends about
    • If you are going someplace warm, plan your run for the morning when it is cooler and less busy.
      • If you have kids with you this will give you some great alone time. 
      • It will also give you a chance to see some beautiful sunrises, take a picture and #gazellegirl share your adventure with other like minded runners 
    • Remember you are on Vacation, these runs should be fun and enjoyable not about paces, and tempos, and hills all though if you find a great hill while you are out there might as well dominate it :) !!
    • If you are going someplace where you do not feel comfortable running outside,  For example: Las Vegas we went there a couple of years ago and I did not feel comfortable running on my own even early in the morning. 
      • Find a running buddy if you are going with friends 
      • Use the Gym at your Hotel, most of time Hotels have Gyms you just have to look for them
    Have FUN !!! on your Vacation Runs !! #Gazellegirl