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About Cherie

Cherie Gruenfeld, Boingo's Chief Fitness Guru and official butt-kicker, is an Ironman age group champion and world record holder. She is a grand masters triathlete — a sport in which she didn't even start competing in until her 40s — proving that top fitness is achievable at any age. She has raced in more than 25 Ironman triathlons, has 17 wins overall, and has won her age group at the Ironman World Championships a whopping 12 times. She's also an incredible fitness coach with great insights on goal setting and fitness on the road. Have a question for Cherie? Email her at askcherie@boingo.com.

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Like many parents with school-age kids, you’ll find me most weekends at a neighborhood park or in the bleachers rooting for my son’s teams. Last week I was at my older son’s lacrosse game (go Seahawks!) with my younger son in tow. The little guy isn’t exactly the biggest lacrosse fan, but as luck would have it, there was a Time Warner Cable Passpoint Wi-Fi signal at the park, so he was able to get online with his tablet to pass the time. Thanks to a roaming agreement with Time Warner Cable, Boingo subscribers can now access more than 50,000 Wi-Fi hotspots just like the one at the park – absolutely free. And because it was Passpoint-enabled, my son got connected automatically, without the need for a login password or special software. Passpoint is to Wi-Fi what peanut butter is to jelly. Quite simply, Passpoint is new technology that streamlines the process of getting online. No more searching for a signal or fumbling with login screens. Passpoint does all that work for you. It finds and connects to Passpoint-enabled Wi-Fi signals automatically. What’s more, Passpoint offers built-in security, which protects you on open Wi-Fi signals. And it delivers speeds that

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Twenty-Three Seasons…..and Counting (Preparing for # 24)


[EDITOR’S NOTE: Our very own resident butt-kicker, Cherie Gruenfeld, was recently named USA Triathlon’s Women’s Grand Masters Triathlete of the Year. At 71, Cherie continues to shatter conceptions about what is possible at ANY age! We are so incredibly proud of her (and terrified she’s going to ask us when we last worked out). Boingo is so proud to help sponsor Team Cherie, and even prouder to support the great work of her foundation, Exceeding Expectations, which helps inner-city kids move their lives in a positive direction using triathlon as the vehicle.] Continue reading

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Ahhh…Youth!


While doing a trail run recently I passed a group of six older folks. My best guess is that these “spry” seniors were in their early 60s and out taxing themselves with a brisk hike in the hills. It was a single track, so they moved aside to let me continue my run. As soon as I passed, I heard one of them say, “Ahhh…youth!” I was startled to hear this and quickly turned around to see who they might be referring to, only to discover it was me. Continue reading

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New Year’s Dream – Make It a Reality


It’s the start of a brand new year. Whether your goals include an Ironman, a sprint tri, a 5K personal best or a lifestyle focused on fitness, the path to success is much the same, and it includes not only that first burst of motivation but a long-term commitment. Let’s take a look at an approach that will help you take that initial enthusiasm and make it work long-term for you. Continue reading

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Exceeding Expectations Celebrates Dynamite December, Stellar 2013


Exceeding Expectations had a stellar 2013. Exceeding Expectations founder and Boingo’s resident butt-kicker shares an update on the organization’s outstanding December to get your 2014 off to an inspiring start. Continue reading

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Willing to Work for It (Guest Blog from Cherie Gruenfeld)


Our resident butt-kicker, Cherie Gruenfeld, shares some hard-earned words of wisdom on the value of thorough preparation to meet any goal, whether professional or personal. Continue reading

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Exceeding Expectations: Annual Swimathon and Runathon


EE’s annual Swimathon/Runathon event took place on the morning of Sunday, January 20th, in Loma Linda and San Bernardino. Twenty kids swam as many laps as they could in an hour, and twenty ran as far as they could in thirty minutes. Twelve of the kids did both events. Despite a chilly start in the low 40s, it warmed up quickly and everyone had a terrific time. Continue reading

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Set & Achieve Your Goals: What Will You Do With 2013?


It’s a New Year. The 2012 racing season is in the books and 2013 lies ahead.

It’s not unusual for triathletes to spend the first day of the new year hammering out a century ride to kick off the new season. Another option is a day of ball games on TV – the only carbs being consumed coming in the form of beer and chips. In either case, a lot of smack talk about the season ahead is usually part of the scenario. Continue reading

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Olympics Musings by Cherie


I confess – I’m an Olympics junkie. I love everything about them. Whether we’re talking about a gold medal favorite or an athlete whose Olympic dream is simply to participate for his country, I believe the entire endeavor brings out the best in most everyone. Continue reading

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Wellness Traveling: Stay in Shape and Achieve Your Fitness Goals


As would be expected, many folks try to maintain healthy habits while vacationing. Some do it to maintain a level of fitness, some to take advantage of the gift of free time and many simply want to avoid vacation weight gain. There are plenty of opportunities available to vacationers when it comes to healthy vacations. But there are other folks who have specific athletic goals (ie running a10K or a marathon; finishing a sprint triathlon or an Ironman). For these athletes, it takes a bit more planning to stay on-track while still enjoying a vacation. Continue reading

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Random Thoughts by Cherie


Always walk tall. It will carry over into everything else you do. Continue reading