TOP 5 VITAMINS WOMEN SHOULD BE GETTING

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By Faith Ellis Vitamins are natural compounds in our bodies that are essential for proper growth and function. They are micronutrients that can be found in food and supplements and are necessary to consume since our bodies cannot synthesize them. While there are thirteen different vitamins our bodies need, we have compiled a list of the top 5 vitamins women …

6 TIPS THAT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY ON YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY

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A new pair of workout capris, a cool twisty-back tank, the latest, ‘has-everything’ treadmill… the fitness world is full of spending opportunities.  It is not hard to indulge in the trendy fitness craze and it is super tempting when a product claims it will make you fit and healthy for good!   In the long-term being healthy should actually save you …

APPLE BACON & EGG FRITTATA

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These past few weeks I have begun to grow bored of the same old recipe for dinner, which was starting to look like monotonous baked chicken and steamed vegetables. My lunch normally consists of baked chicken over leafy greens so I ate the same thing twice a day, every day. Then I remembered that eating healthy does not have to …

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN DAMAGE YOUR FITNESS GOALS

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Social Media and Fitness: How the Online World may Damage our Health and Self-Esteem By Faith Ellis It seems that people exercise on social media as much as they workout in the gym. As you scroll through your newsfeed, how do you feel when you see gym selfies or girls posing flawlessly during a sweat sesh?  Truthfully, your online feed …

S.I.M.P.L.E. – MAKING HEALTHY MEALS SIMPLE

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Simple Innovative Meal Planning – Love Eating By Kathy Lange Making healthy meals from scratch (that everyone likes) while juggling work, kids and other activities can quickly become overwhelming. Plus there is the whole issue of grocery shopping.  Making the list and reading labels can take forever and what are those big long words? Who has time for all of …

BEST WORKOUTS FOR TEENS TO STAY HEALTHY AND SMART

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By Michael Morelli As teenagers, there are a lot of benefits that you can get from regular exercise. Not only does it help you stay physically healthy, it also makes you feel more comfortable about yourself. If you are serious about integrating some exercises in your daily activities, you need to consider the effectiveness of the routine that you will …

MEAL PREP MADE EASY

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By  Tammy Patnode Proper meal prep is essential to the success of your contest diet. It doesn’t have to take an enormous amount of time, if you do it efficiently. The following tips are essential to doing it effortlessly! First I suggest hitting up your local Sams Club, Costco or BJs Wholesale Club for the best prices on your contest staples. Chicken …

10 WARMUP SECRETS TO RAMP UP YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE

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By Ashley Lipman   Want to climb to new heights in your regular exercise session? Effectiveness depends on your warmups a lot more than you probably realize.   Dynamic warmup techniques are now the gold standard when it comes to warming up in the world of sports, cheerleading squads, dance teams, and a host of other high-intensity team efforts.   …

SEVEN FITNESS TIPS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

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If you have been working hard to lose weight and achieve your  fitness goals but still can’t see any positive changes, we may be able to help. Fitness is not only about the obvious things such as exercises and diet. It must be done holistically. It is also important to look at the small details because those can affect your …

GASTRIC BYPASS DIDN’T CHANGE ME, I CHANGED ME

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By Brenda Forsyth My eyes really are bigger than my stomach…sort of I always had a love for food. I remember my dad would say, “Your eye’s are bigger than your stomach” as I loaded up my dinner plate with heaping servings of my mom’s home cooked food. 11 ½ years ago I chose to have the Roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery …

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PERFECT YOUR POWERLIFTING

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REFINE YOUR POWERLIFTING ROUTINE  By Jane Sandwood The United States is seeing an absolute surge of women in powerlifting, and for good reason. Strength training such as squats, deadlifts and bench pressing builds and works so many different muscles, ramps up metabolism and even protects against diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis. Harvard researchers also found that in a study of 10,500, weight …

HOW EXERCISE CAN HELP ADDICTION RECOVERY

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BREAKING BAD HABITS By Constance Ray Each day, millions of Americans suffer with some form of substance dependency. This could be alcohol, nicotine, prescription medications, or illegal drugs. For many, addiction is part of a downward spiral that never seems to and. But it does not have to be a life sentence and through counseling, treatment, and self-care, addiction is …

STEPS TO ACHIEVING OPTIMAL WELLNESS

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BALANCE YOUR HEALTH BALANCE YOUR LIFE By Jane Sandwood When it comes to achieving optimal health, you get exactly what you give your body in return. As humans, we strive to achieve happiness, good health, and overall wellness. We want to become the best versions of ourselves rather than the average Joe.   However, not everyone understands the importance of optimal …

3 MUST HAVE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE

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ESSENTIAL OILS & YOUR WORKOUT By Jane Sandwood, Guest Blogger One under utilized way to incorporate essential oils into your life is in your pre/post workout routine. When used appropriately, the right essential oils can make your workouts healthier and more effective. The key is knowing which oils to use for your desired results. Explore three ways that essential oils can take …

HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR FITNESS GOALS BY THE END OF THE YEAR

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STILL TIME TO REACH YOUR FITNESS GOALS By Helen Bradford, Guest Blogger Fitness goals – the top priority point of so many New Year’s Resolution lists. However, as it usually goes, most of us somehow forget about the promises we made to ourselves as soon as February takes place. And then we soon realize that the half of the year …

KEEPING YOUR INNER CIRCLE SMALL

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MEASURING UP YOUR INNER CIRCLE By Desiree Hendrickson I’ve been told you are the “average” level of success measured by the 5 people you spend the most time with. If you sat down right now and wrote out the names of those 5 people, where do you stand in that inner circle? How is your time spent with each individual? …

5 REWARDS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE FOOD

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5 NON-FOOD REWARDS By Faith Ellis Nailing your workout and sticking to your healthy meal plan is a major success and a sure way to hit your health and fitness goals. When you meet your goals, you probably have a reward in mind that keeps you motivated to keep going for the goal and treat yourself when you get there. …

YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM & YOUR GUT

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TRUST YOUR GUT By Christine Anne Schmieden Poor digestion affects 70 million people every day. Think about it. Our digestive system manages a number of important processes from the breakdown of our food to nutrient absorption to running a two lane highway for communication to and from the brain. If our digestive system is in order, we feel great. If …

GUIDE TO YOUR PRE AND POST WORKOUT ROUTINE

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THE BEFORE & AFTER  By Scarlet Gratton, Guest Blogger Everyone knows that a successful workout routine is much more than just sweating it out at the gym.  Do you know what really needs to be done before or even after, in order to get the most out of your workout?  

TIPS TO KICKSTART SUMMER FITNESS

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SUMMER FITNESS KICKSTART By Jane Grates, Guest Blogger Now that we’re heading into summer, we can finally safely say that we’re putting a long, cold, and dreary winter and spring behind us.  Soon our days will be packed with abundant amounts of sunshine, lots of toasty warm temperatures, and the lovely sounds of children playing outside all day long.   

3 INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

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CRAZY EASY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES By Tammy Patnode These are by far the easiest, fastest peanut butter cookie recipe you will ever find! In most peanut butter cookie recipes you will find tons of butter, tons of sugar and tons of carbohydrates. The not-so-secret ingredient that binds all that peanuty protein goodness is an… apple!  

GREAT GLUTES WORKOUT | JESSICA ALLION

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EASY EFFECTIVE GLUTES By Jessica Allion Grab your nearest barbell and get to work on those glutes. These glute exercises are going to take you back to the basics. Quick & easy when you just want it…quick and easy.    

5 BEST WORKOUT CHANNELS ON YOUTUBE

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WORKOUT WITH YOUTUBE By Faith Ellis There are so many workout channels to subscribe to on YouTube! And we know our FitGirls out there would love to subscribe to every single one, but all you need are a few really great ones. We have helped you narrow down that list to help you get started. Here are 5 of the …

STRAWBERRY PROTEIN COOKIES

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STRAWBERRY PROTEIN COOKIES Recipe courtesy of Ladies, Lattes and Lifting It’s getting closer to the time of when strawberries are at their best, so why not make a new recipe that incorporates these delicious berries? Especially now that my husband and I are growing our own strawberries. Bonus points: These have protein, are low in calories and carbs, and I mean – …

HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE AT YOUR GOAL WEIGHT

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WHAT IS YOUR GOAL WEIGHT? By Desiree Hendrickson If you’re like a majority of the population, you’ve probably tried some kind of diet or cleanse at one point or another that you believed would help you achieve your goal weight. You  have also possibly gone through extreme highs and lows in search to find that perfect goal weight. That target …

GOING BEYOND THE STRETCH | HEATHYR STANICS

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SWEET INSPIRATION By Heathyr Marie Stanics “How did you get started in yoga?” “I’m not flexible at all. I can’t even touch my toes. Can I still do yoga?” “Can you give me instructional advice? I want to do what you’re doing, but don’t know where to start.”  

FAITH’S FAVORITE MEAL PREP LUNCHES

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EASY, DELICIOUS & HEALTHY Meal prep makes staying on track and making healthier choices quite simpler. You have food already prepared, you just have to heat it up and enjoy! However, I know that eventually we run out of ideas and the things we eat seem to become monotonous. That is why I have compiled a few of my favorite …

BUILDING A BODY FROM THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE

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BUILDING TAKES TIME By Tammy Patnode I have been in the gym since I was 15. I picked up my first Muscle & Fitness magazine at age 20 and knew I wanted to look like the athletes they featured. Mind you, there was not many women in the sport then. Cory Everson and Lenda Murray were 2 women I aspired …

PROTEIN PEANUT BUTTER EASTER EGGS

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EASY & HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER EASTER EGGS By Tammy Patnode Easter is just around the corner and with all those wonderful traditional Easter eggs and sweet treats around the house it would be easy to hop on that chocolate bunny trail of calories! We have an egg-cellent alternative to those peanut butter eggs filling all those Easter baskets and grocery …

THE WORST WEIGHT LOSS ADVICE EVER

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WEIGHT LOSS ADVICE YOU WILL WANT TO RECONSIDER By Faith Ellis The unfortunate part about the fitness community is that with all of the studies, data, and myths, it’s hard to determine what is truly fact or fiction. Especially when you are first starting out, it can be overwhelming with all of the contradicting information, for instance, how one day …

TIME TO RETHINK YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?

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HAVE YOU GIVEN UP ON YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION YET? By Desiree Hendrickson If you are one of the 80% struggling to keep your infamous New Year’s Resolutions, don’t worry.   We are only a quarter of the way through 2018. It is totally okay to take some time to refresh those resolutions! So let’s see how you can get in …

BRENDA AND HER WEIGHT LOSS TRANSFORMATION

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INSPIRING TRANSFORMATION By Brenda Forsyth Growing up I was always a heavy kid, and as I hit my teenage years I managed to gain even more. Everyone would always tell me “oh you are just big boned” or “you are so pretty and wear it well”.  Inside I was like, yeah right.   I didn’t show it, but it really bothered …

5 TIPS TO TRAIN AROUND AN INJURY

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TRAINING WHILE INJURED By Felicia Williams Whether you’re just starting to find your groove in the gym or you’re a competitive bodybuilder, injuries can happen to us all. When you push your body, sometimes you can go too hard and have an injury – like cranking it out on that extra mile run or simply have a minor accident like …

YOUR LAST WEIGHT LOSS RESOLUTION | KRISTI ROMERO

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WEIGHT LOSS RESOLUTION By Kristi Romero January 1st is right around the corner. Have you made your New Year’s Resolution?  Is it the same resolution as last year? And the year before that? Does it have something to do with losing weight or getting in shape?  If you answered yes, you are definitely not alone.

HOW TO SET NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS THE SMART WAY

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS…fun! One of the biggest things you learn when becoming a personal trainer, is how to properly set goals. If you set goals that are not well defined, you may often times end up failing and not meeting these goals. The New Year brings New Year’s resolutions.   So let’s set goals the SMART way so you can be …

HOW CALORIE COUNTING HURT ME

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CALORIE COUNTING  First off, this is not meant to discourage you, instead I am hoping it makes you aware.  I have always had body images issues and I want to help other people who battle the same demons. When I first began my fitness journey, I wish I would have had someone to support me. It would have been so helpful …

GETTING IN THE ZONE WITH THE ZONE DIET

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GET IN THE ZONE By Jane Sandwood To get the results that you want, you have to exercise right, but you also have to eat right. Therefore, you need to have the perfect balance of nutrition and exercise.

10 INSANE THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO A WOMAN’S BODY WHEN SHE LIFTS

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INSANITY EXPLAINED “Women will get bulky” “You will look like a man” “You shouldn’t lift, just stick to cardio”. Their are tons of ridiculous myths that society and uneducated individuals with no experience will believe. But I am here to tell you… THEY ARE WRONG.     Do you want to know what really happens to your amazing female body when …

5 SUPPLEMENTS YOU SHOULD BE TAKING AND WHY

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  It’s overwhelming when you first decide to commit to a health, wellness and fitness regimen. It’s almost scary enough to completely deter you. Some of you, may be thinking more is better – more cardio, more supplements, and the unfortunate part, less eating.

7 WAYS TO CRANK UP YOUR METABOLISM

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CRANK IT UP! Many women feel like they can’t lose weight or burn fat because of a “slow” metabolism. There are a lot of factors that influence metabolism like your age, body composition and activity levels. But, there’s hope! You don’t have to stay where you are. So can you really speed up your metabolism?  

16 TIPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK | NICOLE WILKINS

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Nicole Wilkins knows how to stay on track and wants to share with you her tips and strategies to Get Back on Track! Did you overdo it a bit too much over the holidays or at a party last night? Worrying about it won’t help. No one is perfect.

GETTING TO KNOW HerSUPPZ BRAND AMBASSADOR TAMMY PATNODE

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  Tammy Patnode is an IFBB pro physique competitor and when she is not competing she is judging the competitions. Her passion includes assisting others in contest prep, general training and weight loss programs for both men and women.

MY TOP 3 PODCASTS ON NUTRITION AND FITNESS

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  Podcasts are becoming a big thing, especially with Sirius radio options now. You can also listen to them on your phones and download a whole podcast segment. A podcast is an episodic series of audio or video segments. They can be short or long, and the subject ranges from politics to absolutely random content. Therefore, it should be no …

FINDING THE RIGHT COACH FOR YOU

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  When I set the goal of competing in a bodybuilding show my initial thoughts were only surrounded by the end result. I was confident I knew what I was getting myself into.  The idea of finding the right coach was not on my short list of things to add to this already overwhelming sport.  

DRINK UP! HOW TO STAY HYDRATED WHEN WORKING OUT

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3 REASONS TO DRINK MORE By Jane Sandwood How far would you expect your car to go without gas? Not very far, right? So why do we often expect our body to perform at its best when we’re not hydrating ourselves properly?  To stay hydrated when working out can make or break a great workout!

FINDING YOUR MENTAL STRENGTH

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A positive thought process often leads to a greater chance of a positive and successful outcome. Furthermore, a negative thought process often leads to a greater chance of a negative and unsuccessful outcome.

WHAT FITNESS TRACKER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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There are so many new options in wearable fitness trackers, it can be hard to know where to start. Depending on your goals and your personal style, each tracker has something good to offer.

HerSUPPZ Brand Ambassador Felicia Williams shares with you the top choices and which ones are best for you and your lifestyle!

THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET | BINGE EATING

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Whether you are a competitive athlete, a stage competitor or simply ‘dieting.’

HerSUPPZ Brand Ambassador Tammy Patnode shares her 2 super simple steps that can make a huge difference on how to control binges.

GETTTING TO KNOW HerSUPPZ BRAND AMBASSADOR | DESIREE HENDRICKSON

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  Desiree is a HerSUPPZ Exclusive Brand Ambassador.   She thrives on balance between her impressive personal goals and her empowering professional life. She is strong and smart and loves to learn new ways of challenging herself. We see Desiree’s greatness and know you will quickly see why we chose her to inspire and motivate YOU also.

NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN TREATS

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Halloween treats can be very haunting to the waistline but they don’t have to be! If you know just how many treats you can have it will keep you on track and those treats won’t play tricks on you! Also includes tricks that will help slay away those pesky temptations!

CINNAMON SWIRL PROTEIN COFFEE CAKE CUPCAKES

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We have taken the wonderful ingredients of cinnamon coffee cake and made it even better with the addition of protein …of course!

We made it with the delicious CTD Sports IsoLicious flavor of Cinnamon Cereal Crunch and we have also made them portable!

CHOCOLATE PROTEIN LAVA MUG CAKE

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This mug cake recipe is for the serious choco-holics out there! The lava is the hand full of decadent chocolate chips added in the second half of cooking! Worried about the macros? No sweat… …just omit the chocolate chips! We promise this Chocolate Protein LAVA Mug Cake will still be absolutely satisfying!

5 FAVORITE EXERCISES FOR LEGS ABS UPPER | FAITH ENGEN ELLIS

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HerSUPPZ Brand Ambassador Faith Engen Ellis shares with us her 5 favorite exercises to strengthen your abs, legs and upper body!
These exercises are perfect to do at home or if you are not able to get to a gym.
Give them a try and let us know what you think!