Yes, we brought it back! Here are some of the best from Team Fitness Gurls Instagram post of the Week.
As a leader i have come to terms with the fact that my last step is many times your next move I’ve had my heart broken many times and have had to learn where friends are friends and where I am just a cog in a transaction and a benchmark for you to goal towards. It’s my nature to not compete. If you are going that way, I will usually lead the way in the opposite direction. I love that about me. But man, the more people perceive you as a success, people just want what they think you have!! I live very publicly, but I don’t share many specifics about my private life. There’s good and bad. But if I can ask you for one thing… Do not wish for what you think I have Resonate with the emotions I share and allow them to match the potential that lie inside you. We’re better in this world together uniquely paralleled. I’m ok with leading alone It’s amazing the opportunities you meet when you walk your own path ⭐️ I look forward to the leaders I will meet along the way. PC @lee_lhgfx Muah @karenpangmua
When you’re craving cake so you pretend it’s your mans birthday. Again. 🙄😬😘😘 —————————————————— Photographer: @ajkphotography1 😍 —————————————————— Lingerie: @bluebella #bluebella—————————————————— Hair: @thextensionist // code: Haley10 for 10% off —————————————————— Workout with me using my 8 week program in the @the_cartelle app! 📲 Visit: thecartelle.com/lp/ha Or click link in my bio!
Let them judge you. Let them misunderstand you. Their opinions aren’t your problem. You stay kind, committed and free in your authenticity. No matter what anyone says, don’t you dare doubt your worth or the beauty of your truth. You are not doing this for anyone BUT you. Just keep on shining like you do 💫 💫 Rise up. Start fresh + see the new opportunity in each day 🙌🏼 #ilovemymuscles #strongissexy #musclesarebeautiful #motivateyourself #IFBBbikinipro #loveyourself #booty #doingme #fightforit #gym #neversatisfied #workforit #lovethelifeyoulive #livelifetothefullest #fitfam #sweat #fitness #girlswithmuscle #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgurls #photoshoot #magnumathlete #workhard #inspire #staytrue
This will be my first year in 3 years that I have not competed at the monumental Pittsburgh Pro 😳 becaaaause I am on my way to my honeymoon in Mexico!😍🇲🇽 The Pittsburgh Pro is my favorite show (along with the @bevsgym NY Pro) and it was the competition in which I made my pro debut back in 2015! So many memories and so many things to be grateful for going into this show. I am really going to miss it this year and I wish all of the lovely Bikini Pros competing all the best! This show will be one to remember!🙌🏼💙 @garyudit @npcifbbpropittsburgh @npcnewsonlineofficialpage @ifbb_pro_league
Saturday workout ✅ Ladies if you wanna build muscle get off the cardio machine and lift some weights! Don’t be afraid to lift heavy, I promise you won’t look manly! #fitmom #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #fit #girlswithmuscle #fitgirl #fitchick #fitlife #workout #gym #femalemuscle #igfit #healthy
***PRIORITIES*** It’s funny how priorities change over time. I had a long ride home in traffic today (shocker for LA I know) and was reflecting on how my priorities have changed in the last 6 months, the last year, the last 6 years. Today marks my 6th anniversary with my company. Holy crap! That’s a pretty long time (approximately about 6x longer than any relationship I’ve ever been in 😂🤷🏼♀️). It’s crazy to think about the journey of my career and how much I’ve experienced and grown as a person and a professional. Now in parallel to that life is the fitness life and “brand” I’ve built. This is something I’ve been struggling with lately…. I’ve been trying to figure out my “priorities” with this world and what that may look like moving forward. The last 6-8 months I have been manically focused on my career and have been intentional about living a more balanced life. That means I’ve put on a few pounds, counted less macros, haven’t scheduled a single photoshoot and have even taken significant time off at the gym. I know that I want to inspire more women to be boss badasses in every aspect of life, which probably means fewer pictures like this (sorry but not sorry) and I know that I want to continue to build my body and my career. I hope you take time to evaluate your priories and the WHY behind them. That’s what I’m doing right now and I hope you can be patient while I figure it out for myself 😬🤗 Photo by @lee_lhgfx Glam @karenpangmua . . . . . #teambbcom #Teambodybuildingcom #fitspo #fitgirls #fitglam #earnednotgiven #noexcuses #Ifbb #npc #npcbikini #musclecontest #fitnessmodel #aesthetics #fitnessgurls #booty #strongissexy #sexy #girlswholift #bootygains #squats #growbootygrow #progressnotperfection
Be Confident. . Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses and it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t- that you will truly succeed 💕. . . OOTD: @fitpro_apparel Candy Crush set (so cute!)🍬💁🏼♀️
Some days im a plant… 🌴and then other days im an animal 🦓😜😏🤣 dichotomy is key 🔑🤷🏽♀️😜☀️#goodvibes to those that need them most today😎☀️🙏🏽👌🏽🤗 image by my fave @harrylhgfx 🤗 #bikinifit #sunsetview #la #bikinipro #fitnesspro #modelfitness #athleisure #modelfit #animalart #bsnathlete #sponsored #leangains #mondayvibes
Put yourself at the top of your to do list and the rest will fall into place. I believe self care is vital to our overall health along with how we can care for others. It isn’t selfish to take some time to care for your physical, mental and emotional self. Here are a few examples of what you can do! * Get in a good workout * Have a social media free weekend * Read a new book * Take a hot relaxing bath * Weekend getaway to a new place * Go for a hike or walk on a trail * Eat healthy energizing foods * Listen to favorite song * Spend time with the ones you love * Get outside * Do your favorite hobby • • #saraheevans #fitchick #fitmom #fitlife #fitlifestyle #selfcare #momsofinstagram #weekendvibes #fitnessmotivation #strongwomen #happy #bodypositive #dowhatmakesyouhappy
Sarah E. Evans Valentine’s Day Special
We asked one of the most beautiful women in the world, Sarah E Evans, what is her ideal Valentine’s Day… oh yeah and we took some amazing photos of her in lingerie. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Also, check out Sarah’s last Valentine’s Day Special: Sarah E Evans – Valentine’s Day Lingerie
Since this is a Valentine’s Day special, what is the best Valentine’s gift you’ve ever been given
What’s one of the best gifts you’ve ever given on Valentine’s day
What’s better? Chocolates or lingerie for Valentine’s?
Lingerie. I’m always adding to my collection for photo shoots! LOL
What’s better? Do something romantic at home or beach vacation on Valentine’s day?
Definitely, the beach vacay for me. I’m an “on the go” kind of girl so a getaway to the beach is my favorite anytime!
What’s the best thing about love?
Being able to experience life with your best friend, sharing unforgettable moments, and the adventures together.
Holly Barker Is Taking It To Another Level
From being a fitness model/ businesswoman to training thousands of clients from the launch of your new app, it’s obvious (and inspiring) you’ve come a long way. How was your experience in hindsight regarding that?
Woah!! Loaded question and Thank you for that incredible recognition!!
The experience has been both incredibly seamless as it has been led through passion every step of the way. Finding how I can scale passion and live every day through a get to mindset. Learning that life doesn’t have to suck. There may be shitty situations, but if decisions are backed with a goal of forwarding movement toward happiness, then really the relativity between horrible and amazing is only known through the experiences we are blessed. With seamlessness comes incredible difficulty as there are obstacles every step of the way in the entrepreneur field I have chosen.
It’s refreshing and humbling every day to know that it is so much yet I am about to learn. Living through leading in my own way has blessed me with experiences I could never have imagined. I do believe the best is continuously yet to come. This may be a harmful way of thinking as I know I never fully realize the accomplishments along the way, but I believe it eludes to my effervescent energy. To know that things can never be judged for what they are. They can only uniquely mean what you create them to mean. And that’s all within my own ability. This is my growth life.
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What’s the one aspect you’d say you enjoy the most about being a fitness model?
I love the ability to showcase the body I continuously build and to navigate myself through the many looks I have gone through. Healthy is beautiful. It’s taken me my whole life to accomplish the look I have and I love the ability to showcase my health t represent like-minded companies and products that help me get there.
The choice to establish a career in both businesses, as well as modeling, really was awe-inspiring one. How did the decision to merge both come to you? And in hindsight, what would you say was the most challenging thing about it?
I believe that everything is business. And when we strategically plan our educated path to allow us to explore creative alternate avenues, in this case, fitness modeling, we can thrive and explore careers that will complement each other even though they may contradict at first thought. I am so passionate about business and I am equally passionate about my health and fitness. Everything I ultimately do is a byproduct of each by default.
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Jumping up and down the floor My head is an animal And once there was an animal It had a son that mowed the lawn The son was an OK guy They had a pet dragonfly The dragonfly it ran away But it came back with a story to say . Her dirty paws and furry coat She ran down the forest slope The forest of talking trees They used to sing about the birds and the bees The bees had declared a war The sky wasn’t big enough for them all The birds, they got help from below From dirty paws and the creatures of snow . So for a while things were cold They were scared down in their holes The forest that once was green Was colored black by those killing machines But she and her furry friends Took down the queen bee and her men And that’s how the story goes The story of the beast with those four #dirtypaws . PC @milianeyes Muah @karenpangmua @arsenic . Getting ready for #Bahamas with @arsenic @kowatches 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼♥️ where I will have sandy dirty paws for 5 days!!!!
Having grown up on a farm, being so close to animals and working hard since then, would you say fitness was in some way, shape, or form always part of your life? Or did you happen to discover your passion for it later in life?
I did grow up on a farm with horses and cows and bunnies, chickens, cats, peacocks and a tonne of land to be farmed… but farm work was far from my responsibility. My dad always let girls (me and my sisters) be girls. I played on the farm. But I did find my passion for fitness there as well. My dad always had a universal gym in the basement. I loved it and would do workouts and long distance runs with my cousin. I was involved in every team sport but didn’t truly find a passion for fitness until I found long distance running. The solo push drove me more than the competitive edge of a team opponent. I fell in love with running. It wasn’t until I was 21 that I got my first gym membership. From that moment I knew my play in the fitness game and had found a home in the gym.
As human beings, we all go through ups and downs and have moments of strength and weakness. As a fitness model, what inspires you when you’re down?
Honestly, fitness is always what helps me find my motivation when life seems to be knocking me down. If I’m tired, I take a day off, but if I’m sad, stressed, angry or frustrated, the gym is my saving grace.
On the days where I need a bit of motivation to get started or a push to rock an incredible workout, I search my resources for “yes I cans” – podcasts, music, motivational actors, leaders, influencers
Do you ever draw any inspiration from the fiction of any sorts? What would be your favorite movie/book/TV show etc. that you’ve taken some inspiration from?
Reality is the most make-believe of all. I am proof that you can write your story to have as many chapters as you want. We grow up learning from impossible believers. They are the ones that create our paths. We can choose to lead amongst them. Once you decide that, all fiction you choose to believe can become your reality. Your story.
What kind of music do you, yourself listen to while
Dependent on the training day.
Cardio is typically dance, electronic…
Lifting is new music, hip hop, alternative or show tunes
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Skydiving is up there. However, what I’ve done with my life this past 6 months is, without doubt, the craziest thing I’ve ever done. I’ll be able to elaborate as time passes.
What is your greatest strength?
My mental fortitude. Belief.
How do you measure success?
What’s your most memorable photo shoot or the funniest thing that’s happened on a shoot?
My most memorable photo shoot is my very first one. It was a pivotal moment when opportunity met preparation. I was approached after my first fitness competition by an international photographer. He asked if I wanted to shoot the day after my competition to which I did not win. He saw something in me. This experience opened my eyes to what a great visionary and experienced influence in the industry could teach me. That photoshoot got me published three different times and increased my confidence and belief that in front of the camera was something I needed to pursue. Hundreds of published images later I still attribute who I believe I can become right now greatly to that moment.
If you were trapped on an island, what 3 things would you bring with you?
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Our world requires that decisions be sourced and footnoted, and if we say how we feel, we must also be prepared to elaborate on why we feel that way. I think that approach is a mistake, and if we are to learn to improve the quality of the decisions we make, we need to accept the mysterious nature of our snap judgements. We need to respect the fact that it is possible to know without knowing why we know and accept that — sometimes — we’re better off that way. ~Malcolm Gladwell . PC @lee_lhgfx Muah @lizziescissorhands Suit @ottilia.and.sugar
Nina Agdal Is A Stunning Goddess
SI Swimsuit model Nina Agdal has been killing it lately on Instagram. Her physique has bounced back from 2017 and she’s back in her peak shape again.
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