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7 Lower Body Exercises for a Toned Shape

  A perfectly fit body is the goal of everyone. People tend to control eating and maintain a healthy diet to be able to achieve this goal. The balanced meals are combined with the proper exercise routines which involve movements of several body parts. Workouts dedicated for the lower extremities have been introduced to address problems ...

How to Eat Before or After Your Workouts

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. How can I maintain the right level of calories in my body when exercising? What kind of foods do I need to build muscle or lose weight faster? These are three common questions you will hear fitness experts and fanatics argue about every day? One fact is, having the right foods before or ...

The Body-Positive Guide to Working Out

There’s plenty of body-shaming to go around in this world—and unfortunately, we in the fitness community aren’t always immune. The vision of a slimmer, more attractive you makes for a powerful motivator, and why not? After all, one of the perks of working out is that you can finally try on that tiny swimsuit you threw into the back of ...

Everything You Need To Know About Foam Rolling

We all know what it’s like to be sore. Whether you just finished running a few miles or you just crushed a workout at your local gym, muscle soreness has become a regular part of life for all of us fitness lovers. There are plenty of ways to alleviate the soreness, from supplements to heat packs to ice baths, but one of the easiest and most ...

Beginner Sample Workout to Get Rid of Back Fat

Many of you have been asking about ways to eliminate that annoying back fat that hangs out over and under your bras so we shared some key tips in this article but now we want to take it a step further and share a beginner sample workout plan that will help you get rid of back fat for good.  If you follow the tips in the previous article PLUS ...

Amazing Exercises To Try Daily

It is very important to stay healthy, and the best way to ensure that is to stay fit. Regular exercise has many benefits – while you’re exercising your brain receives more oxygen which enables it to function flawlessly. Another thing why it’s great is because you will feel incredible about yourself and experience a huge confidence boost. ...

Alternate Gym Regimens You Will Love

Time and again, regular exercise has been proven to bring positive effects to our health. This should already be reason enough to be physically active so that we can live a healthy and fulfilling life until our golden years. Studies show that regular exercise can dramatically decrease the risk of the following health conditions: ...

How To Walk To Lose Weight Part 2

  A few months ago I shared a post about an effective way to burn fat and lose weight from walking.  It's an amazing post with some wonderful tips so you can see success from walking.  Many people's joint can't take the pounding from running but that doesn't mean you can't get your cardio on too. [Tweet "Take your walking up a ...

Fitness Myths BUSTED! with Dr. Phoenyx Webinar (video)

Do you wonder if working out in the morning is the best time to work out?  Have you ever pondered if white sugar is healthier to eat than brown sugar? Do you want to know if waist trainers are good to use?  Then watch the replay of the webinar I hosted with guest speaker Dr. Phoenyx.  She shared her professional opinion on all of these topics ...

Why Your Workouts Aren’t Working

In our amazing online fitness group we see posts daily from members who wonder why their workouts aren’t working.  They say they have been working out for such and such time and still not seeing results.  That can not only be discouraging but can make one think why am I putting myself through this for no or meager results. There could ...

February Walk/Run Challenge

Hey Femme Fitales who is ready for the February Walk/Run Fitness Challenge?  I am so excited we are preparing for another challenge and trust me - this month's challenge will be the kickstarter for the March challenge but let me not get ahead of myself.  February's Walk/Run Fitness Challenge is all about getting your body moving to see how many ...

In the Gym with Ali of the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers. AT:  Hi! My name is Ali, I am 25 years old and I am a first grade teacher in the Baltimore County Public School system. I grew up in a small town in PA but currently live in downtown Baltimore. I love taking pictures, making crafts, dancing, and playing with my Pitbull named Crash. I teach ...

7 Little Known Fitness Hacks That Will Change Your Life

There is so much to learn about workout properly, it can be as confusing as you want to make it. However, there are some simple tips, tricks and hacks that anyone can do to make working out easier and more effective. Below are some simple fitness hacks that you can incorporate today to take your fitness to a higher level. Eat more meals- ...

F is for FitFluential

Check it out - guess who is a new FitFluential Ambassador?  Femme Fitale Fit Club is that's who.  We are very excited about this opportunity.  Long story short we caught wind that FitFluential was going to be considering intaking new fitness ambassadors by opening up their Ambassador Program application process.  They took some time to ...

E is for Effort

One of the things I have learned since working out with groups, personal trainers and coaches is the "E" word - EFFORT.  **Warning**  This post may sound a bit like a rant like one of my other posts about putting down those light weights but if I didn't love you enough to tell the truth then there is no need to having this platform.  I ...

D is for Diet

When I started working out with a trainer in 2008 she constantly told me I should eat clean.  In other words I needed to clean up my diet.  Honestly – I had no idea what she was talking about.  I thought I was eating healthily.  I mean my diet consisted of eating fruit at the bottom yogurt, orange juice not from concentrate and grapes or ...

C is for Cardio

We women tend to lean towards cardio.  Perhaps it is because we are told it burns fat.  Also, if you don't sweat during a workout do you ever feel like you ever really worked out?  I love cardio like the next person so let me share some of my favorite forms of cardio. 1.  Stepmill:  I normally call this machine a BEAST because it will ...

B is for Burpees

Don’t we all find burpees just fantabulous?  I mean the more you do the more you want to do right?  We absolutely love the feeling of your heart about to pound out of your chest while trying to catch your breath.    Of course I’m being facetious but you get my point.  Burpees are my least favorite exercise for oh so many ...

Pre-Workout Snack Experiment Day 3

I wrote an article regarding whether I should eat before a workout.  Check it out here - "To Eat or Not To Eat - That is the Question" .  Today was Day 3 of this experiment which consisted of sliced green apples and peanut butter.     This is a W-I-N-N-E-R!!!!!  It was just the right amount of carb and protein.  It kept me ...

Pre-Workout Snack Experiment Day 2

If you read my article the other day about whether "To Eat or Not To Eat - That is the Question" before a workout (pre-workout), I stated I would do an experiment on myself and start eating a light snack before my workouts.  Today was Day 2 of this experiment which consisted of cottage cheese and strawberries.   This was perfect. ...