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fit to inspire

Rebeca Plantier: Don’t Punish Yourself With Exercise to be Fit to Inspire

How many women out there would love to get fit? Eat healthy; exercise regularly. How many of us are too busy caring for our families, juggling work or can’t find the time to look after our own bodies?
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Why a Sweaty Workout May Be Your Best Detox Ever

Working mom and sports enthusiast Carra Sutherland has created an ideal sports and detox retreat — one that combines sport, a balanced, tasty and generous diet, fun, leadership and mental coaching sessions and ... the possibility for guests to bring their kids with them during the school holidays! 

How to Cope With Depression after a Big Move

Depression can follow a big move, even to a wonderful city like Paris. How can you recognize the signs and what can you do about it?
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Power Up with Pilates in Paris and the Suburbs

Pilates is a great way to kickstart a body and life change. INSPIRELLE reached out to two of its favorite instructors to talk about the benefits and their approach.
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The Smoking Gun: Parisian Teens and Cigarettes

Nearly every day for seven years now, my morning ritual has included a cloud of smoke hanging over a throng of students, many of whom have a cigarette in hand... No matter which arrondissement teens come from, the clothes they wear and the music they listen to, their main accessory is a cigarette (aka a “clope”).
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Marathon Woman: 5 Energizing Tips to Keep You Motivated to Run

Does your running routine ever feel like a drag? Try these helpful tips to keep yourself motivated to run and make exercise fun.
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SOS HELP: A Hotline in Paris Offers Free Support in English

Sometimes the most exciting places in the world can be the most daunting, especially if you’re facing the new challenges alone. SOS Paris is an English-language telephone hotline in Paris run by volunteers where you can talk to someone when you're in need.
Marathon Woman

Marathon Woman: How I Survived the Four Day Dopey Challenge

Two years ago, I heard about the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It’s a running challenge that spans four days, four races, and 48.6 miles, where you run a 5K on the first day, a 10K on the second day, a half marathon on the third, and a full marathon on the fourth. It’s aptly named, because you truly have to be Dopey to want to do this, so naturally I signed up the first chance I got.

Nutritionist in Paris: Overcoming the Frustration of Weight Loss

Who hasn’t experienced the frustration of weight loss first hand? Our nutritionist in Paris offers advice on how to stay on the healthy track without punishing yourself.
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Marathon Woman: Feeling the Competition in French Races

Much like nearly everything in life, they do things a bit differently here in France, even running races. From my very first Parisian race, I noticed that there was a distinct air of competition at these events. While obviously not everyone thought they were going to win, it was clear that most people were determined to get to the finish line as fast as possible.