Fitness Exercises You Can Do With Kids During the Winter Months

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The winter months can present challenges when it comes to sticking to your exercise routine as well as keeping your kids active… The new year may be here, but winter still has a few more weeks before it melts into spring. For most of us, winter calls to mind warm, cozy sweaters, nights cuddled up […]

5 Advantages of Using a Desk Treadmill at Workplace

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Many people who were used to working while sitting all day long have now adopted the use of a treadmill desk, and the adoption rate is increasing day after day. A treadmill or a standing desk can make you healthy by limiting your sedentary way of life. With the number of Americans today who are […]

The Veg Effect

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My friend and fellow fitness enthusiast Stic, of the hip hop duo Dead Prez, was recently featured in a documentary called “The Veg Effect”. To watch this series visit http://vegeffect.com This documentary follows 5 different individuals who have adopted, on various levels, a vegetarian diet and lifestyle. Stic is 100% veg and recently challenged himself […]

Introduction to Qigong Part 2: Applications and Styles.

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Now that we understand what qigong and qi actually are (if you have not read part one, do so HERE), we can begin to explore the various applications and styles of qigong. There are three primary reasons people practise qigong; medical, health, and to enhance martial arts training. Medical qigong is one of the four main […]

Introduction to Qigong Part 1: What is Qigong?

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While I truly love lifting weights and physical training, I believe it is crucial to adopt and internal practice that focuses on health and restoration as well. I am going to present a series of blogs over the next few weeks or months about the practice of qigong. I believe in a holistic approach to […]

Woman Meets Weights Online Summit – Join Me!

Woman Meets Weights Summit

Over the thirteen years I’ve been working with people in the gym, one of the most common fears of women is that they will get bulky by lifting weights. “I just want to tone up,” and “I’m just looking to get lean,” are two of the most common reactions to lifting weights. There is a fundamental […]

A Quick, Easy Vegan Recipe For Pre-Training Calories

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Fueling your body with healthy, nutrient dense, plant-based calories before an intense training session helps me get the most out of my workout… One thing I am not however, is a gourmet chef! I don’t spend all day in the kitchen experimenting with food. I like things quick and easy. However, one cannot live on peanut […]

Fine! I’ll tell you where I get my protein from!

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The “How do you get your protein?” question is easily the most frequently asked question I get asked when someone finds out I’m a vegan.  We’ve all heard it. Immediately everyone becomes a protein expert. Sometimes I want to answer them the way Batman answers Robin…   Protein is so overrated it’s not even funny. […]

Five Easy Steps to go Vegan in 2015!

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Learning how to take small, easy steps to go vegan, looking at it as a day-by-day transition, is the way to making the transition a success. Since switching to a vegan diet plan I’d have to say that aside from the obvious “where do you get your protein from” question, what I hear the most […]

My Vegan Journey Part 2: Regaining My Strength

Vegan Fitness Journey 2

“Being part of Team Plantbuilt is a huge honor as it allows me to be part of a much larger group of athletes who share a common goal, to show that you can be strong, athletic and build muscle on a vegan diet plan and most importantly to support animal welfare.” In my last blog […]