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How to Deal with Gym Intimidation, with Kelly Lenahan

  • By Sarah Al-Khayyal
How to Deal with Gym Intimidation, with Kelly Lenahan

Let’s give a warm welcome to DNDL athlete Kelly Lenahan (@kelly.lenahan), who authored this guest post. At some point in all of our lives, we are either the newbie or the veteran at the gym. Gym intimidation is a very real experience, and folks in both positions can do a few things to build bonds and create an inviting environment for themselves and others. Today Kelly is sharing some of her top tips for handling gym intimidation! We’ve all been there before, walking into a new gym and being painfully...

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Here's How DNDL Athletes Balance Career with Competitive Sport

  • By Sarah Al-Khayyal
Here's How DNDL Athletes Balance Career with Competitive Sport

Balancing a career with competitive strength sports is difficult, but not impossible. Today we’re looking to three of our athletes who juggle work, sport, and play for a lesson in balance. Each of these people is competitive at an elite level in their sport, and also accomplished in and dedicated to their respective careers. There are a few lessons in balance we can glean from their experiences, that you can hopefully then apply to your own lives to find a better sense of balance in this EAT.LIFT.LIVE lifestyle.   1....

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Get 10, Give 10 December

  • By Kristina Cagney
Get 10, Give 10 December

Doughnuts & Deadlifts has always been a brand that gives back. From using our platform to raise awareness, to financial contributions and donations, philanthropy has always been at the forefront of our business model. We decided to invite our following to help us give back for the month of December, as we are far stronger in numbers. We are going to be giving up 20% of our income for the final month of the year, meaning we are giving all of you 10% off to incentivize you to support us,...

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Vote With Your Wallet, AND Your Ballot

  • By Sarah Al-Khayyal
Vote With Your Wallet, AND Your Ballot

Surely you’ve heard the saying “vote with your wallet.” And more and more, our generation is doing just that. Young folks these days care about the meaning and mission behind a company, and often go out of their way to support businesses that share their own values. According to one survey, 81% of people believe that business can be a force for positive social and environmental change. In fact, the vast majority of millennials want to see brands and businesses take a stand on the issues they care about. If...

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PERFORM: An Evolution.

  • By Kristina Cagney
PERFORM: An Evolution.

If you’ve been around and followed DNDL’s moves in the latter half of 2017, you witnessed A LOT. We moved into our own giant warehouse, we brought screen printing entirely in house, & we launched our PERFORM line to start manufacturing our own custom pieces. I love screen printing & graphic design, but I also love quality fitness apparel. I have a passion for combining fitness, fashion, & function. That said, manufacturing athletic performance apparel has been a dream of mine for quite some time, but a lot needed to...

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Doe-nuts & Deadlifts... Let's Save a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

  • By Kristina Cagney
Doe-nuts & Deadlifts... Let's Save a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

It is no secret that I have a love for animals. From being a moral vegan to donating to several rescues around the country, my philanthropy is more often than not extended to non-human living creatures. Where does this love for animals come from? It first came from my father, but mostly from my younger sister, Maria Cagney.  My family grew up with a lot of obscure pets. My dad hated for animals to live in pet stores, so he would often bring home dogs, cats, small mammals, birds, and reptiles. We...

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