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How to Gain the Body You’ve Always Wanted

I’m sure we all love hearing advice from health and wellness coaches about body goals and healthy eating habits. But, listening to a person that was once in your shoes gives you a different type of motivation. So, I decided to interview, Victoria, a teacher and former cheerleader that worked diligently for the body she once had.  Q: Prior to reaching your body goals, explain the state of your health? A: After graduating from college, I gained 25 pounds. As a teacher, I would drink soda and eat white cheddar popcorn almost every day. After a long day of running behind kids, I was exhausted after work. I felt lazy, sluggish, and I knew I wasn’t myself. Growing up as a cheerleader, I was always in...

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Don’t Shy Away From Powerlifting

When it comes to weight loss or wanting to maintain good health, most women shy away from powerlifting. They’re afraid of bulking and being compared to men. But, wouldn’t it be awesome to deadlift or bench press 300 - 500 pounds without losing your femininity? Absolutely and it’s totally possible! Brittany Jade Brittany Jade is a 31-year-old strength athlete and powerlifter from Las Vegas, NV. She can deadlift 565 pounds, squat 495 pounds, and bench press 320 pounds. Jade is also a drug-free female competitor, which means she doesn’t consume anything to enhance her body nor her performance. Now, this is #blackgirlmagic.         [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdF9t26Gm48[/embed] Benefits of Powerlifting Improve Strength   Powerlifting is a strength sport that incorporates exercises such as squats, deadlifts, and bench press.  While squatting works the muscles in your...

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Looking to Get in Shape? Follow a Fit Mom on Social Media!

Being a fit mom is no easy job! As women we tend to juggle it all - take care of the house, raise the children, be a good partner, and manage our career. With all that is going on in life, sometimes we can’t even make time to hit the gym. As a mother, you often find yourself putting your family first and health second. Unfortunately, if you aren’t giving your body the “me time” it deserves to stay motivated and fit everything else will fall apart.  Here are some women that continue to set examples for all future fit moms to follow. Natalie Nunn From Bad Girls Club to health and fitness entrepreneur, Natalie Nunn dedicated her time to get in shape prior to having her daughter...

The 81-year-old bodybuilder that’s defying all odds

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpBo2dl3PBc[/embed] When we think of bodybuilders, we often think of men and women who are young, athletic and ripped. One never thinks about an 81-year old black woman fighting the odds and becoming a record-holding world’s oldest bodybuilder. Well meet Ernestine Shepherd, she is motivating women around the world to become healthy and fit. At the age of 70, she started training to become a bodybuilder. Shepherd trains more than 30 hours a week in the gym and runs ten miles a day. Aside from participating in bodybuilding competitions, she conducts a workout class with a group of women every morning at her local gym. And here’s a secret - Shepherd works out in heels! If she can do it, why can’t we? This woman is the...

Top 3 Ways to Detox Your Body After the Holidays

New Year, New Body Goals! If you’re anything like me, I know you couldn’t resist all the delicious food during the holiday season. From the taste of macaroni and cheese and sweet potato pie, your taste buds were in heaven. However, despite the satisfaction of your taste buds, your body is yearning for nourishment. By this point, you might feel bloated and may have even gained a few pounds, but don’t get discouraged. Your body just needs to detox! A detox will help the body reset its metabolism so you can start incorporating a balanced diet. Here are the top 3 ways you can detox the body after indulging in some of your favorite foods. 10-day Green Smoothie Cleanse – Drinking three green smoothies a day can help eliminate...

Protein Powder

Why Pea Protein is the Only Protein Powder to Use

For some of us, dealing with acne breakouts is a thing of the past. For others, we only have to really worry around our skin acting up during a certain time of the month when our hormones are already out of wack. And then, there are those few who seem to have breakouts more often than normal, and sometimes without reason. But, what if we told you that there may be a reason behind those “not so random” breakouts after all? It’s no secret that one of the most popular post workout supplements to hit the market in recent years is protein powder. And when you think about it, protein powder is the perfect match for a successful workout routine. A good one can help you lose...

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#NoExcuses: How Tia Mowry Motivated Us to Get in the Gym

This time of year most of us are either looking back on our goals for the year or scrapping them and starting over. And if we’re talking about fitness goals, most likely we’re in the latter. With all the good food, parties, gatherings, and cocktails on the menu for the next couple weeks, of course the last thing on our mind is the gym. But then Tia Mowry came through with her cute baby bump and gym clothes to remind us that we need to hop on #teamnoexcuses and get our daily dose of exercise in, no matter what. 💪🏽 A post shared by tiamowry (@tiamowry) on Nov 22, 2017 at 11:53am PST Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, Tia has changed her diet and exercise routine and being...

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6 Gift Ideas for Your Fitness Obsessed Friends

Let’s be real. While we all understand and can appreciate the impact that exercise and fitness have on our lives, there are some of us that do it because we know have to, and there are those who do it because the love it. If you have those people in your life who are obsessed with all things fitness, give them a gift they’ll really enjoy this year. Here are our picks for you fitness loving friends and family. Fitness Planner - If your loved one is all about planning, tracking, and documenting her fitness goals, a fitness planner is the perfect gift. There are so many different types available from yearly planners to planning for a specific goal. You can even get one that...

Working out with Natural Hair

3 Tips for Working Out with Natural Hair

It’s no secret that working out with natural hair can be a bit of a struggle. Humidity, sweat, and all the things that accompany a good exercise session are the very same things that can take a cute hair style from “yasss girl” to “girl what happened?” But don’t let your potential hair woes stop you from getting a good workout routine in on a regular basis. We have three simple things you can do to make sure your hair stays fly before AND after you hit the gym. Protection is key. Yes, we know you may have finally mastered the perfect twist out but the gym is not the time to let those coils and curls flow. Protecting your hair is essential if you...

Workouts

Upgrade Your Exercise Routine with These Workouts

We talk a lot about exercising and working out. Most of the time, we’re focused on convincing you to try something new or providing you with tips and tricks for those who don’t exactly have exercise on their list of favorite things to do. But, for the gym buffs and the ladies who love a good exercise, here’s a few workouts to add to your list. These are a bit different than your usual routine and add a little fun (and intensity) to your normal workout schedule. Bikram Yoga: We know all about yoga by now, but there’s a certain type of yoga that is a bit more intense than some of the other popular yoga styles. Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga technique...