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How Long Does It Take To Get Ready For a Fitness Competition?

How Long Does It Take To Get Ready For a Fitness Competition?

To "be ready".  How long does it take to get ready for a fitness competition? 

What Lean Muscle REALLY Looks Like

What Lean Muscle REALLY Looks Like

Recently I've had a number of comments like this, "I like your shape because it's not too muscular. You know? Like you don't look manly or big."

Meal Prep Play Date

Meal Prep Play Date

Each bring ingredients for a few recipes (double batches), prep the meals together while the kids play, and split the food in half at the end of the adventure.

Third Trimester: I Can't See My Toes Anymore!

Third Trimester: I Can't See My Toes Anymore!

Exercising gets particularly interesting when you can’t see your toes anymore in the third trimester. Many of the fitness moves you may be familiar with simply won’t work at this stage due to the size of your belly!

Second Trimester: How Heavy?

Second Trimester: How Heavy?

With the inclusion of regular strength training in your pregnancy fitness we need to chat about how heavy to lift in your second trimester. 

First Trimester: What's Safe?

First Trimester: What's Safe?

This is the most important question for a mommy-to-be in her first trimester, “Is it safe?” Safe for baby and safe for mommy.

You Are A Natural Bodybuilder

You Are A Natural Bodybuilder

Don’t freak.  We are not talking about getting all muscled-up like Arnold Swarzenegger.

Full Body Hybrid Workout

Full Body Hybrid Workout

Tight on time?  Try this Full Body Hybrid Workout. Getting both cardio and strength training in can be a challenge, and if shedding fat and building lean muscle is your goal- you need to get in both.

Band & Ball Booty Workout

Band & Ball Booty Workout

We also know there are a gazillion ways to sculpt gorgeous muscles and we don't turn our nose up at fitness variations like using resistance bands or exercise balls.

Sculpted Shoulders & Tricep Lean Muscle Build

Sculpted Shoulders & Tricep Lean Muscle Build

Aiming for nicely sculpted shoulders and toned triceps? The secret is having lean muscle to shape and firm-up those areas.