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Baton Rouge Personal Trainer on a Mission!


I’m on a mission!

My name is Sarah Rippel and I am a Baton Rouge personal trainer.

(you already knew that though, right?) 🙂

Are you ready to get a jump start on your new year’s resolutions?

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(will send you to my website and most recent blog post!)


Exercise Expertise: The Dead Bug

The almighty Dead Bug. It’s a great exercise! Many people are familiar with it, but not everyone implements a sound, logical progression into their routine.

Click on the link below to read my latest post over at! I expand on the Dead Bug exercise and lay out my current progression which covers 28 variations! That’s a lot of dead bugs! 🙂

I will continue to post links here, but as a reminder, I am no longer utilizing this blog as my main site.

Have a terrific Tuesday and keep expanding your exercise experience!

Sarah 🙂

-MOJO: A Little Update-



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-Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake – Part I-

The bike course was hellaciously hilly...and a blast, of course!

The bike was hellaciously hilly…and a blast, of course!

I had a blast at Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake, which was June 30, 2013 in Lubbock Texas!

Here’s the first part of my recap:

-Here’s to Awesome.-

Need to get the redirect up and running. Until then, I will be posting links on here that have been published on my new site.

This is my latest attempt at gettin’ back at the blogging gig:

Have a healthy hump day!
Sarah 🙂


Rippel Effect Fitness

Rippel Effect Fitness

Rippel Effect Fitness is moving! Eventually this site will be redirected. Until then, take a look at the beginnings of the new, content-rich, interactive Rippel Effect Fitness site.

Another great post from four years ago! I am still a fan of weighted carries…ask pretty much anyone that I train! 🙂


Walking.  Most people do it.  Those of us who exercise do it without much thought.  Why would anyone who’s already reached a good level of conditioning add “walking” to their program?  I mean, walking is easy.  I can hear it now…you’re asking, “how in the heck is it going to do anything to improve my already-amazing physique?” 🙂

Well, let me break it down for you.  I’m talking about WEIGHTED walks.  Walks done whilst gripping dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, small children, etc!  Kidding about the use of small children as weights, although i’m sure someone’s tried it before.

Anyhow, back to the task at hand.  Weighted walks are done for either time or distance.  The Farmer’s Walk is done by simply holding a weight in each hand.  The downward pull of the weights can be beneficial for stretching the upper traps (which are tight in many people) and encouraging proper posture…

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