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5 Reasons Why Lifting Weights is a Woman’s Best Friend

If you thought lifting weights was just for men, think again.  Read about these top 5 reasons why lifting weights is a woman's best friend. I constantly hear from clients, when asked about their fitness goals, that they want to lose weight.  Once I create their workout plan and they see the amount of weight lifting is included many immedi...

Women and Weights, the Controversial Couple

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I receive a commission. Gym used to be a gathering place for men only, an exclusive club for males with the hankering to sculpt their bods. Women managed to find their way into gyms, but still some claimed they didn’t feel really ...

Featured Fitale Gisselle

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). G:  My name is Gisselle most known as Baybeeh, I'm a mother of a 12-year-old young girl which is my life.  Currently working in the high-end jewelry business, and LOVE to have a busy life ;). FFFC:  What sparked your weight-loss transformation ...

It Finally Clicked – Malati Harris Weight Loss Story

My name is Malati Harris. I am a 39 year old full time single mother, full time family practice physician who delivers babies (at all hours of the day and night), and an avid weight lifter. When I'm not working I'm hanging out with my two kids, Mateo age 8 1/2 and Liliana age 4 1/2. One of my favorite hobbies is shopping! I'm always looking for ...

Avoiding Plateaus by IFBB Pro Cheryl Brown

Avoid dreaded plateaus and make this year's resolutions a reality! January 15, 2012 Cheryl Brown This is the time of the year when the gyms are packed and many of us are still sticking to our New Year resolutions. We are eating fewer calories or working out more to ultimately lose weight or become fit, right? Unfortunately, we have all ...

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 11)

I'm sad.  Tomorrow is the last day of this session for boot camp.  Over the past 4 weeks I feel myself getting stronger.  I mean I am stronger and faster.  Who knew what a difference a month could make.  And guess what you guys?  Because of the need to have the energy for the workouts, I stopped drinking glasses of wine during the week.  ...

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 9)

It's Thursday morning, dark outside and the summer breeze is going.  I pick up my neighbor and we head on over to the gymnasium.  We get inside, stretch and are blessed with only 5 laps around the gym.  And then IT IS ON!  We start with variations of the ladders which had me struggling on day one.  I was so uncoordinated.  But TODAY? ...

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 8)

Alright y'all.  I felt GOOD today.  I mean I felt ON this morning at 5:30 am.  Perhaps it was the 7 hours of sleep.  Maybe it was water I drank beforehand.  Most likely it was the dinner I ate the night before.  Whatever it was I was ready.   Now I am not saying I was pleased with the 1 mile jog warm up under 7.5 minutes!  Or saying I was ...

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 7)

It wasn't a good day y'all.  I mean the workout was good.  Monte did what he was supposed to do but the morning started off rocky.  For one, I did not get a good night's sleep after going to bed after 11 pm because someone next to me was sawing logs.  I mean it woke me up in the middle of the night to the point I had to sleep with the pillow ...

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 6)

  I feel good!  Made it through the second of four weeks of this boot camp!  I will admit, I felt much better today than I did yesterday.  Today I arrived and had a chance to stretch before he put us to work.  We warmed up with a mile jog he wanted us to complete UNDER 9 minutes.  Then he had us do 100 jumping jacks. After that warm ...

Femme Fitale Fever Workout

Happy Workout Wednesday!!!! Every Wednesday I will post one of my most favorite workouts designed by my personal trainer.  Please note, before starting any workout program check with your physician.  Also, please adjust the weights to your fitness level.  The weights noted in these workouts were set based on my fitness level at the time the ...