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  • Do what works for you
    Jul 11, 2018 8:00 am

    Do what works for you

    Don’t eat carbs. Lift weights. Run ten miles. Never skip a workout; take supplements; drink water; post Instagram-worthy abs ... sound familiar?

    These are some of the guidelines many believe to be the only way to lose weight, remain healthy...

  • Kenrick’s fitness transformation
    Jun 27, 2018 8:00 am

    Kenrick’s fitness transformation

    When providing “fitspiration” for my clients and readers, it often appears that women are highlighted more than men.

    Men go through transformations, they have struggles and success stories, but we don’t always acknowledge...

  • Deneka bounces back after serious injuries
    Jun 6, 2018 8:00 am

    Deneka bounces back after serious injuries

    Last article, I highlighted a client who has made tremendous headway in her fitness and wellness journey. Sometimes, it isn’t about aesthetic goals, weight loss or gain. Sometimes it is simply about movement, regaining strength after some time...

  • ‘You don’t have to give up everything’
    May 23, 2018 8:00 am

    ‘You don’t have to give up everything’

    It’s always great to hear from a fitness enthusiast, professional or someone who seems to have it all together.

    However, I find it more helpful to hear how a “normal” person is progressing with their wellness journey. I’m positive it’s...

  • Work out your life as well as your body
    May 9, 2018 8:00 am

    Work out your life as well as your body

    They say athletes, or those deeply into fitness, develop a healthy philosophy about achievement and an ability to tolerate setbacks when they occur.

    Every so often I share my story, my thoughts, my insight into this fitness and wellness...

  • Stress less about getting the perfect look
    Apr 25, 2018 8:00 am

    Stress less about getting the perfect look

    A few weeks ago, my fellow fitness enthusiast shared with you all her experience after running an amazing 5K.

    Betty Doyling was “feeling pretty good” about herself until a gentleman who watched the race told her she could be unstoppable —...

  • Find your sole mate!
    Apr 11, 2018 8:00 am

    Find your sole mate!

    How often do you stand or walk? I’m going to guess that it’s most of your waking day.

    Your feet are in a constant relationship with gravity and those actions that most of us are well acquainted with, such as running, walking and simply...

  • Important to respect the plateau
    Mar 28, 2018 8:00 am

    Important to respect the plateau

    Sometimes our fitness journey doesn’t go as planned. Sometimes the weight won’t drop, the inches won’t decrease (or increase — some of us want leg gains).

    Sometimes your body has had enough. Sometimes life … just … sucks.

    Does it...

  • Aim for progress, not perfection
    Mar 14, 2018 8:00 am

    Aim for progress, not perfection

    “If you saw your body on someone else you’d think they were amazing, but because it’s your body you see only flaws and hate it.”

    Hey Fitfam, happiest Wednesday to you all.

    Today isn’t so much about teaching you anything, nor...

  • Work hard and start changing your body composition
    Feb 28, 2018 8:00 am

    Work hard and start changing your body composition

    This is a friendly reminder to stay active and to keep in mind that three out of seven is usually a fail in most standardised testing.

    Please don’t score a three out of seven for your weekly nutrition and workouts.

    The...

  • Loving yourself is first step to becoming happy
    Jan 31, 2018 8:00 am

    Loving yourself is first step to becoming happy

    Sometimes it’s hard to find time for myself. Sometimes I put my clients first, sometimes I eat the pizza, sometimes I lift the weights, sometimes I run the miles, sometimes I eat the pizza (again). LOL.

    But all the time I fall deeper and...

  • Seriously, you don’t have to look like a man
    Jan 17, 2018 8:00 am

    Seriously, you don’t have to look like a man

    It is a common misconception that if a woman lifts weights she will end up looking like a man. How? Will she grow an Adam’s apple? Will her voice deepen? Will she grow a pair? Most definitely not.

    Still, I hear it all the time: “If I train...

  • ‘Bounce back’ at your own pace
    Oct 25, 2017 8:02 am

    ‘Bounce back’ at your own pace

    So you’ve had your baby. Now what?

    While I’m not a mom yet, I do get asked for advice about post-partum weight loss and have clients fresh from the delivery room (after doctor sign-off).

    So what is the real deal? Can you snap back...

  • Finding inspiration essential to success
    Sep 13, 2017 8:00 am

    Finding inspiration essential to success

    Sometimes during this fitness and wellness journey we find ourselves searching for means of motivation and inspiration, especially on days when we ‘just don’t feel like it’.

    Let’s be real, those days come around quite often.

    It’s...

  • Fitness: be creative with home workouts
    Aug 30, 2017 8:03 am

    Fitness: be creative with home workouts

    They’re common excuses: I can’t afford a trainer or gym membership. I don’t have the time to fit a session into my busy schedule.

    When it comes to improving one’s fitness and wellness, time and money always seem to be factors. With time, it...

  • Crop tops, love handles, cellulite and bikinis
    Jul 19, 2017 8:00 am

    Crop tops, love handles, cellulite and bikinis

    At 10 years old I noticed these lines on my already “large” butt. What in the world was happening?

    As the years passed, they became lighter, longer, more tiger stripe like — and then I learnt they were stretch marks. WHAT?!

    Fast...

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