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Zumba

Learn How Zumba Can Get You In Shape and Loving Your Body

Every woman should try Zumba! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYKy-k1kFcg[/embed] Every woman wants to look great and stay fit, but not everyone wants to go to the gym. Why?! For many, the gym is a turn-off because of the constant worry that everyone is staring at your thick thighs and kangaroo pouch. Many lose self-confidence while others just lose interest. Now, I know this all sounds like something that can’t be fixed, but it can. Have you ever heard of Zumba? Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of music. Zumba keeps you moving and invites you to be who you are through body movements, while at the same time burning calories to give you that sexy body for that summer bikini. Above is a video...

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5 Exercises That Will Help You Gain A Sundress Waist

Summer is here! Ladiesssss! Summertime is here and it is time for those bikinis and sundresses. We all want to look absolutely fabulous in our bright summer colors with our waist snatched. Below are some exercises that will help you get those abs tight and your waist right. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msoNz1bXU7s[/embed] 5 Exercises That Will Help You Gain A Sundress Waist: Weighted Sit Ups: This move will target your upper abdominals as well as your shoulders. Be sure to control your movement up and on your way back down to your mat for the ultimate ab engagement. Star Sit Ups: This move is already a challenge, but Sharita takes it to another level by challenging you to keep your feet off the floor the whole time. Try to crunch...

Natural Hair Workouts

3 Tips to Help You Manage Your Natural Hair When Exercising

Natural hair shouldn't stop you from working out 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 hairstyle 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...

7 sculpting workouts

7 Sculpting Moves to Get You Motivated and Fit for Summer!

Ladies, Summer is Here! With summer now officially here that doesn't mean you stop working towards your health and fitness goals. There are so many ways to get in shape over these next three months.  In this short video clip, Jeanette Jenkins, shows us 7 sculpting moves to get in shape this summer. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj8Iw1iny6B[/embed] 7 Low Impact Exercises to Sculpt Your Body Side Lung to Front Kick Push-Up  to Squat Bicep Curl Shoulder Press Plie Squat with Upright Row and Front Deft Lift Goblet Squat Stationary Bikes with Bicep Curls Back Row to Back Fly with Back Taps Chest Fly's with Ab Double Leg Lower Make sure you complete each workout for 15-25 reps and 2-3 sets. Key Takeaway High-Intensity Training and aggressive cardio isn't the only way to properly get...

ads and exercise

Ab & Booty 8 Exercise Mini Band Circuit: It’s Week 3 of Summer Ladies!

Summer Body 2018 Hey ladies! Are you excited for summer? I know we all can't wait to wear our bathing suits to the beach and our maxi dresses. I know we all want to look cute in our summer clothes, so here's a workout that will help you get your body tight for 90 days of summer! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BjpNqpOnFS5[/embed] Abs & Booty Exercise Regimen 1. 20 crunches & 20 air squats 2. 10 reverse crunches & 20 air squats w/ overhead press 3. 20 Russian twists & 20 lunges - 10 each leg 4. 20 leg lifts & 20 hip-thrusters Each workout can be completed 3-5 times with the mini band.   Let's get our mind and body right for summer, ladies! ...

Latoya

How One Known Chef Decided to Change Her Life for the Better

Self-love is the Key to Happiness As women, our bodies go through various different stages. And throughout those stages, we tend to be extremely hard on our bodies not knowing how to love it properly. We fight with ourselves thinking we have to be a certain model size or follow European guidelines of beauty. As a result, we end up neglecting our bodies for other things like food. It takes courage to realize self-worth and that no ones opinion about your body should matter. With that said, I wanted to share with you one woman's story that might change your perspective on every aspect of your body. The key is to never give up and learn to embrace every flaw on your body that you discover. Story by: Latoya Shauntay Snell  [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BjOhhlTlpCb[/embed] Key Takeaway People are always...

run

Are you up for the challenge? Run a Half Marathon with Less than a Month to Train

The Love for Running! Often times, when you hear people training for a 5K race, 10K race or a half-marathon race, they usually train for months. They have a set goal and each day they're working on reaching that target. But what if you only had one month to train for a half marathon race? Would you quit or would you come up with a workout routine to prepare? Most people would actually give up and throw in the towel. They would make a bunch of excuses as to why they can't train for the race and finish. But not this guy - he ran had less than a month to train for his half marathon race and with the help of his wife (who's also a runner)...

weight loss and loos skin

How to Avoid Loose Skin DURING and AFTER Weight Loss

Tightening Your Skin During and After Weight Loss Lossing weight takes time and it doesn't happen overnight. Most people believe it should only take 5 months to drop 40 pounds. Although this is possible, everyone's body is different and therefore, you shouldn't compare yourself to others. Everybody's health and wellness journey is different and we all have different genetic makeups. So, throughout your weight loss journey remember to solely focus on you. Here are some great tips on how to avoid skin during and after weight loss: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze8ac2gGAuc[/embed] Key Takeaway If you watched the full video above, you know during your weight loss journey you must continue to care for your skin by exfoliating, consuming detox drinks and meal prepping. Also be mindful of your age, but don't make that as...

squats

Get Your Glutes Right Just In Time for Summer

Summer is Coming Ladies, summer is less than 50 days away, so you know what that means, we have to start working towards our summer bodies. If you're hitting the gym 5-6 times a week, you can't forget about toning your glutes. Doing cardio alone won't help you shape your lower body, but if you add strength training to your workouts, you'll be able to tone your lower body fast. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BikRdmbgIJY[/embed] Here's a lower body workout that will help shape your glutes: Box squat and pop up jumps Dumbbell Box curtsy lunges  Side to Side Box Squats  Note: Repeat 5-6x and 10 reps each! Key Takeaway You have less than 50 days to get your body right for summer. Let's get it!...

race

3 Races that Will Help You Get in Shape and Increase Your Endurance

The secret behind races Most people dread the idea of running either a 5K or a 10K. However, running is one of the best ways to get in shape fast and easy. Instead of rushing to a gym on the weekends, try participating in a race. When competing in a race, you will be more focused on finishing and not realizing you're completing a workout for the day. So, would you rather go to the gym or participate in a fun workout activity? I don't know about you, but I rather run a race any day over going to the gym. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BiJ0T-Ml68P[/embed] Here are 3 races that will help you get in shape and increase your endurance 5K - this race consists of a three-mile run. The majority of people finish...