Jacqueline Kasen: FG Feature Gurl of the Week September 5th

How did you get started in fitness? As a child, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said I wanted to help people. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and I knew that helping people meant being a personal trainer. I started participating in sports at the age of three and competing at the age of eight years […]

Enriched carbohydrates: The Overweight Dilemma

To have an enriching experience is always a good thing, but when this word is used for the food industry, that isn’t the case anymore—frankly it’s a starchy enemy. Enriched carbohydrates are when a normal carb has its vitamins and minerals stripped from the grain to be replaced with artificial fillers. When people think of a bad carb, it is usually matched with white starchy carbs like white bread, bagels, […]

Carbohydrates at Night: The Truth Revealed

Do carbs at night make you gain weight? We tackle this issue here. When an individual starts their fitness journey into the unknown, they encounter information that has been passed down for generations that just don’t seem to die. Some that I have heard: Creatine is a steroid, muscle turns to fat if you stop weight lifting, crunches and sit ups are the only abs exercises, etc. One that has […]

Abi Christine Woodcock: FG Feature Gurl of the Week August 7th

I first discovered my enthusiasm for fitness after I had my daughter in 2009, soon I was competing in fitness competitions which fueled that enthusiasm, which has now developed into a passion to help others achieve their health and fitness goals 

 I stay motivated mostly by all the amazing friendships I have made through the industry. I also keep my routines interesting, plus photo shoots and competitions keep me […]

Finding Time to Workout

With work, errands, and children, finding time to stay active may be very difficult. We’ve all experienced a heavy workload, including myself. Here are 6 tips that can make it easier to find that time to stay active and fit. 1. Make it a necessity. Make it a necessity. When the other activities of the day come in and make you pick or choose, always tell yourself you must workout. […]

Becky Hammon hired by Spurs, is the 2nd woman to coach in NBA

Becky Hammon has been defying odds her entire life, as she went from an undrafted longshot to be recognized as one of the 15 greatest players ever to play in the WNBA. Now, she’s preparing for the biggest challenge in her professional career; Hammon was hired by the San Antonio Spurs for one of their assistant coaching positions. This announcement made her the first full-time paid female assistant coach in […]

Is dependency to Melatonin doing more harm than good?

Melatonin is a natural hormone released from the pineal gland inside the brain to help control your biological clock. Supplementation of melatonin as a sleep-aid has been popping up over the last few years as the miracle answer to help lure away a persons insomnia troubles. But is this supplement worth taking if the person becomes dependent on it falling asleep? Let’s take a normal situation that has happened to […]

Weekly Burn: Hope Beel's Booty Workout Vol. 1

Your backside, bum, derriere, tush, buns, keister — your behind — is made up of the muscles of the glutes. The gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus do more than add roundness to your behind. These muscles play an important functional role in your body’s alignment. Strong glutes protect you from injury, improve athletic performance and give you a beautiful curvy shape. Follow Hope on IG @HopeBeel

Creatine 101: Myths crumbled and tumbled

What is creatine? When we hear the term, it is most likely linked to its purest form: creatine monohydrate. Creatine has been studied for over 80 years and recently been looked at more primary for its benefit towards the athlete. Depending on whom you have spoken to about creatine, everyone is going to look at it differently from word of mouth or research.
 Creatine is found in small dosages in […]

Jill Bunny #FGFeature Friday Girl of the Week August 1st

After graduating with honors in Kinesiology on a scholarship for Volleyball at UNB it was time to become an adult and find a career. My passion for health and fitness lead me to working full time in the fitness industry as trainer, nutritionist and group exercise instructor. However, I felt that I wasn’t being challenged to my full potential. I wanted to put all of my knowledge, skill and physical […]

Madyson Foy #FGFeature Friday Girl of the Week July 25th

How did you get started in fitness? Ive always been pretty active. Growing up I played soccer and competitive cheer. In high school I kinda lost touch with fitness and started to party and was eating what ever I wanted to. Struggled a lot with confidence, relationships and was just really lost for a few years and wasn’t headed in the right direction. Well after a emotional breakup I decided […]

The Top 5 Challengers for Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey has dominated the UFC, by recently defeating Sara McMann in a mere 66 seconds, and in June 2014, Alexis Davis in just 16 seconds. Yet like any sport, one is always looking to the next threat to the title. Fighters in line to contend Rousey include Cristiane Justino, Cat Zingano, Holly Holm, Gina Carano, and Miesha Tate. Each fighter brings a different skill set that Rousey will have […]