Americans gain an average of 1.3 pounds during the holiday season that they don’t lose. While this doesn’t seem like a big issue, it can really add up over time, equating to a gain of 26 pounds over the next 20 years! Losing weight is never easy, but these tips will help you reframe your approach to ditch the pounds for good.
The core is the centerpiece to any physique. A toned and flat tummy only shows as a result of discipline in diet and training. There are so many different ab workouts and programs that promise a six-pack, but what does it actually take to attain one? And, what does it take to keep a set of lean, flat abs all year?
The holidays can be a time of happiness riddled with guilt, especially when it comes to food and parties. There’s so much good food that only comes around once a year, but then there are those feelings of regret when we indulge too much and see the scale go up. Is there a way to enjoy the holiday parties and family gatherings without gaining weight?
Who wants to look amazing (in person and in photos) this holiday season? Fortunately, for you, I have enlisted the help of professional photographer and makeup artist, Kacey!
Shawn Hektor-Lewis is an IFBB Pro whose brand, “Shawn’s Couture Cuties,” is making a huge splash in the fitness world— five of her athletes earned IFBB Pro status in just this past year. Shawn is an authority in the industry on the art of winning stage presence, which has helped her excel as a competitor and also made her an asset for hundreds of physique competitors seeking to improve their presence, poise and posing onstage.
While I don’t have kids of my own, I do see the effects of Halloween in my middle school students for a week (usually longer) after the big candy day. As a health and physical education teacher, I brainstormed ways that this Halloween could be used positively in homes to teach students about nutrition, encourage children to be charitable citizens, help rid houses of a candy surplus and still have happy kids.
In part 2, we will get some great workout and training tips from expert running coach Jason Fitzgerald. His coaching philosophy is based on a set of training principles that help runners race faster and prevent injuries. He has an extensive collection of client testimonials from the years he has been coaching, including a number of runners who have lost weight (in a healthy way) while training with him.
Shalane and Elyse just published their new book "Run Fast Eat Slow: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes" – a New York Times Best Seller. This duo reveals their recipes and daily diets that help fuel their running while also helping them achieve & maintain their ideal ‘racing weight’. This past week I was able to catch up with both of them and learn their training and diet tips!
Geena Gall is an Olympic American mid-distance runner who ran for the University of Michigan, and now is a Brooks running sponsored athlete. Gall's achievements include back to back NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 800m in 2008 and 2009, as well as representing the USA at the 2014 IAAF World Relay Championships, the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and the 2009 IAAF World Championships in the 800m and 4x800m relay.
Mélanie Astles’ story is one of passion, persistence and overcoming the odds. She is a 5-time French Aerobatic Champion and has earned top ten rankings at the World and European aerobatics. In 2016 she became the first female to ever compete at the Red Bull Air Race competitions.
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