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BGH Live! A Conversation with Ernestine Shepherd

Coming out to the Rocky theme song and letting us know the champ was here, Ms. Ernestine Shepherd arrived to chat with us and give us the real deal behind how she keeps herself fit and in shape—including her insane morning routine! At 80 years young, Ms. Ernestine Shepherd came to KICKSTART and BGH Live! to play. Dressed to the T and with a ton of energy, she gave us the scoop on the morning routine of all morning routines. Ready for this one? She wakes up every morning at 2:30am—yup we were like whaattt too. She starts her morning with devotionals and meditation to get her mind in a positive space. After that, it’s an easy breakfast of liquid egg whites and she’s off for a 2...

BGH Live! Making Better Food Choices & Socanomics

To kick off BGH Live! we’re chatting with a medical doctor and a naturopathic doctor to get the best of both of worlds to learn how to optimize our gut health. And because a good diet goes hand in hand with a good fitness routine, we had to include a Socanomics dance break! To start us off right, Dr. Robinson schooled us on what exactly gut health is and why is it so important. To keep it simple: Gut health is thinking about the diseases that affect your gut like diabetes and making better food choices. The best way to do this is by eating foods that are good for gut and avoiding those that aren’t. Ready to know which is which? AVOID LIST: High cholesterol, high...

Working Out at KICKSTART: Pound, Zoombalicious, & Spin

We've been talking about it for months but the day has arrived! KICKSTART, our health & wellness expo empowering minority women to take charge of their health is going down today! If you aren't able to join us, don't worry we'll be documenting it all here and on our social media accounts! When it comes to the conversation surrounding health & wellness, fitness plays a huge role. With this in mind, at KICKSTART we have multiple workouts and fitness sessions to kickoff the expo. And when we say "workout" we don't mean those boring, outdated sessions. We're talking about workouts they get you up, get you moving, and get you sweating with some of the best experts in the industry. Walking down halls dancing to the music coming out of each workshop alone...

Hyleas Fountain

Go the Distance with Your Health like Olympic Medalist Hyleas Fountain

Our #wcw this week is Olympic medalist, Hyleas Fountain. Known as one of the most talented heptathletes in the country, Fountain knows a thing or two about going the distance. And, even though most of us aren't training to compete in Olympic events, we all can relate to the challenges that come along when you're in the race to take charge of your health. With a track record that includes accolades the likes of Hyleas Fountain, being healthy is just a part of life. But, for the rest of us, in order to go the distance that staying fit, eating well, and taking care of our bodies requires, we have to be intentional. And, according to Fountain, it all starts with approaching being healthy as a...

Selena Watkins

Move Your Body in Shape with Selena Watkins

This week our #wcw is the gorgeous Selena Watkins. Creator of the caribbean inspired dance fitness program Socanomics, SoulCycle instructor, and Women's Health Next Fitness Star. Get to know about her and how she uses movement--and dance in particular--to stay fit and in shape. Fitness workouts inspired by dance aren't anything new. But for Selena Watkins, her passion for movement, caribbean flavor, and a career in dance that spans over a decade, she was able to carve a space in the dance fitness space that changed the game. From Selena's dance choreography to her love for fitness, it's all rooted in her belief in movement. In order to succeed in life, she believes we must all be active participants. And the "active" part is literally infused into...

Ernestine Shepherd

Body Builder Ernestine Shepherd’s Amazing Transformation

This week's #wcw is competitive body builder, model, and personal trainer Ernestine Shepherd. At 79 years old she is slaying stages and competitions with her body building skills and perfectly sculpted body. But, would you believe us if we told you, she wasn't always this way? We're sharing the story of this world record holder and all around diva, along with a few tips on how you can begin your body transformation as well. Ms. Ernestine Shepherd wasn't always into to athletics. To be honest, she was a certified girly girl. At the age of 56, however, things changed. The loss of her sister drew her closer to an activity they had started together (going to the gym) and from there Shepherd began to transform her...

AFTER CHUCKIN’ UP THE DEUCES, CHRIS BROWN’S EX IS ON THE RISE !

Her unique style, beauty and fitness routine lands Karrueche Tran in our #WCW spotlight. We first heard about this week’s #WCW when she came to the scene as R&B sensation Chris Brown’s girlfriend. Now this beauty has made a name all on her own. Karrueche Tran is acting and has been featured in many magazines and blogs around the world for her style and beauty expertise. So how does this young beauty keep her glow? Well, according to allure.com, she drinks tons of water and she makes sure that she cuts out fast food. She’s also adopted a sure fire night-time skin routine which consists of cleaning her skin every night and spraying on Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, herbs, and rosewater. When it comes to...

LET BGH BE YOUR MOTIVATION TO WORKOUT!

You want to lose weight to prepare for summer, but you have completely neglected your New Year’s Resolution and DARN its spring already. If this is you, don’t be ashamed because you are like the most of us. We know all the excuses as to why you can’t seem to workout, this includes: I’m too busy, I go to work early and get off too late, I don’t have money for a gym membership, there isn’t a gym that’s close by, I have kids to take care of, I have too much school work, and then for those who are really honest with themselves “ I’M JUST LAZY, I DON’T HAVE THE MOTIVATION TO JUST DO IT.” BELOW ARE BLACKGIRLHEALTH’S TOP TRICKS TO KEEP YOU...