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The strength of your mindset will determine your success❤️ ————————————————— Had fun this week shooting for my next workout program at @renegade_yyc for @the_cartelle app! Stay tuned for it…. it’ll be a gooder😝 ————————————————— Outfit: @ryderwear // loving their new Element Range and Power Trainers as you can tell! You can use Haley10 to get 10% off your order (crazy fast shipping btw). ————————————————— Thank you @thextensionist for keeping my hair on point!! Haley10 for savings there as well😘 ————————————————— Have an AMAZING Saturday everyone! And remember that YOU ARE Amazing! ❤️
Forgot my name? Read it and weep!!! 😋🐆💫 @shopnoxlife 🍒🍒I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to finally snag a Lynx necklace😭 I’ve always wanted a sleek, sophisticated, sexy name plate but every time I looked online the fonts were just not happening. And then, a miracle happened. My talented, inspirational, fierce, gorgeous friend *and former Miss Teen USA sista and BET co-star** @therealkamie just so happened to start her own line of customizable #noxplates and the deal was doneeeee💁🏼♀️💁🏼♀️💁🏼♀️ don’t get me wrong, I’m always gonna support my friends’ dreams…but that doesn’t always mean they’re gonna look so fresh 😅😅 Get lynxy and make your own customizable Noxplate (no you don’t have to put lynx if you don’t want 😂). Also not to mention, supporting my girl Kamie is a good thing all around: this woman is not only brilliant and one of the hardest workers I know, but she’s on a mission to change the fashion industry with her body positive message and is all around one of the best people I’ve ever met (plus she’s really pretty). @shopnoxlife @shopnoxlife @shopnoxlife @shopnoxlife Yay!! #womenempowerment #girlswhosupportgirls #besties #missteenusa #BET #FInFabulous #lovemyfriends @shopnoxlife #noxbabes #loveyoubabe!!!
👉🏼Beauty must be glowing from the inside-out. You can be the prettiest girl in the room, but the happiest people in life have the happiest souls – not just the smiles upon their face. Bottoms: @tjswim Top: @venus • • #siswim #sportsillustratedswimsuit #sportsillustrated #miami #southbeach – 📷 @allenlhgfx
I love seeing women inspire other women to love themselves more 💞💞 . Standing Stronger Together 💜💜 . Sending a huge shoutout to this beauty as she makes her WBFF debut today! I am so proud of you, and your journey! Shine bright baby ✨✨ @olivialondon1 #strongertogether #twinning #doubletrouble #blondegirls #warriorwomen #strongissexy lifestyle #happy #healthy #fit fightforit #workforit #lovethelifeyoulive #loveyourself #smilemore #fitfam #sweat #fitness #girlswithmuscle #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgurls #photoshoot #magnumathlete #doyou #workhard #inspire #barbielife #fitlife #girlfriends
Hey ladies! If you are like me, your outlook on the day can change just by how you feel in your clothes. I love the quality, fit and feel of my @jfitnesswear . Be sure to check them out and use code HEATHERM15 at checkout! #fitness #gymclothes #fitmom #abs #momswholift #happy #positivevibes #mondaymotivation #girlswholift #fitgirls #sunshine #active #healthy #fitnessmodel #fitnessgurls
Best friend : “dude, ur so awesome. No ideas how ur even single” 😳🤷🏽♀️. Me: “yea, well, I did just lick curry off my leg in public..soooooooo” 🤦🏽♀️🤓🤣🤷🏽♀️😳. Get friends that support you no matter what kinda fool you are 😜😎☀️🤗 @whitfit28 image by the #king @jpaullphoto #tacotuesday🌮 #bikinifit #beachbum #fitnessfun #goodmorningvibes #bsnathlete #laughmore #bikinipro #goodvibes
Pre leg day workout because after I won’t be able to do this! 😆 It amazes me how once a certain body part, (my legs) used to be my least favorite body part then becomes your favorite. 🤷🏻♀️ That concept has definitely taught me to love every inch of myself even when I’m not my fittest or toned to my “comfortable standards.” Too many times scrolling I see women altering their body’s via apps or filters. Now a blemish that’s not normally there, I get that. 🤷🏻♀️ But I wish more women were truly confident and loved their body. I feel one way to start doing that is feed your body the food that fuels your body. When you eat well, you feel well and then those changes are on the horizon. It’s time to start loving your true self and all the flaws that you see and others do not. 💚 • • Socks – @fuelclothing • #saraheevans #fitspo #fitmomsofig #fitmom #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitmominspire #legs #fuelclothing #bodypositive #confidence #bodypositivity #loveyourbody
Hey Guys👋 Been slacking lately on social media because of a lot going on. But one thing that has always helped me get through hard times is a good workout. The gym is my escape. The gym is where I can blast my music, forget everyone around me, push, scream, sweat and let it all out 💪🏼. – Everyone goes through rough patches.. it’s a part of life. But when people and circumstances knock you down and you feel hurt, confused, betrayed, drained, stressed and overwhelmed… don’t give up! Take a few days to shut off social media, pray, surround yourself with positivity and get back on your feet. You got this!! I believe it you 🙏🏼 – – Wearing the new @ryderwear element collection and @ryderwearshoes . I’m size S top and XS bottom. Suuuuuper stretchy and comfortable! Code Rachel10 saves you $ #TeamRyderwear #Ryderwear #Fit #fitness #fitspo #motivation #inspiration #fitfam #inspire #gym
**LIFE UPDATE** 1. Still pinching myself over the release of my cover of @fitnessmagsa. I’m still getting to all the comments and texts! Thank you all for the support- some of you for my entire life (heyyy Seis), some for the last several years, and some for a few weeks! No matter how long or how I know you – I APPRECIATE YOU. 2. I’m currently dying on the stair master 😅 3. I’m officially a resident of the South Bay!!! The last few weeks have been a little stressful with packing, moving, and unpacking, but I already feel at home and love my roomieee 🙃. 4. The Tiffany’s box from my story a few weeks ago was not from a man 😂 I don’t know if I’ve ever got so many DM inquires 😂😂 your girl is still single 💁🏼♀️ 5. I had two H2H conversations yesterday and was reminded how important it is to PAUSE and smell the freaking roses. (Anyone else not good at this?! 🙄🙋🏼♀️) 6. It’s #Humpday so here’s a “Humpday-esque” photo. Oldie but a goodie by @lee_lhgfx Cardio is over so now my caption is too 😆. Crush the rest of your week! . . . . . #teambbcom #Teambodybuildingcom #fitspo #fitgirls #fitglam #earnednotgiven #noexcuses #Ifbb #npc #npcbikini #musclecontest #fitnessmodel #aesthetics #fitnessgurls #booty #strongissexy #sexy #girlswholift #bootygains #squats #growbootygrow #progressnotperfection
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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Heidi Cannon A Woman On The Move
When did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
I have always been active my entire life; From karate, motocross to dance I’ve always been involved in some sport but it wasn’t until I got engaged and was prepping for my wedding day that I really got involved into fitness. I had a friend that was a trainer who I hired to whip me into the best shape of my life. I had no clue about nutrition 7 years ago, I ate pretty much anything I wanted to and lived on pizza and coffee (I still do enjoy these things but not every day lol) When he gave me a meal plan and taught me about what foods to eat to fuel my body I was blown away. I had more energy than before I learned what foods were good for me and what foods I had thought were so-called low cal.
I started to lift regularly and fell in love with the process of seeing my body change before my eyes. I was hooked! In the first year of marriage, I did three fitness shows lol now there’s a test on the marriage haha!
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You recently placed Top 5 at the WBFF Worlds this year, how amazing was it being on stage at
I can’t tell you how much I’m still over the moon happy about my placing at worlds! It was an incredible line up of women! As always the WBFF stage was top notch! Hosting at the Bellagio it was a beautiful location and 4 days of getting super glamorous! I found out after the show was done and they posted the official standings I actually ended up coming in
Are you still planning to compete again in the future?
Most defiantly! I’m going to be doing the WBFF LA Pro show in April 2019, I
What is the most challenging thing about being a fitness model?
I think for me one of the hardest things is feeling like- “Am I not lean enough? Am I too fluffy?” That sometimes self-doubt that everyone has at times but is amplified if I have an upcoming shoot. Again something that I continually work on.
Do you listen to music while you train?
I’m a huge Rap and R&B girl new school for sure but old school is my favorite! I can rhyme pretty much every 2pac and Bone Thugs and harmony song you can think of lol and on the total flip side I will definitely jam out to Metallica or
Do you enjoy cooking?
To begin with I actually hated the thought of cooking or baking and steered clear of the kitchen as both my grandmas and mother were great cooks. It wasn’t until the night that I met my future husband who asked if I could cook, and I said “yes” to impress him, and totally faked it for the first 6 months. I had to learn quickly on my own and got into watching programs on the Food Network to get inspiration. Now, as I’m writing this, I’m hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for 42 people and couldn’t be happier being in the kitchen. So, the moral of my story is: “don’t mock it until you try it”.
What is your current training style, routine or split?
Right now I’m 5 day training with 5-6 days cardio followed with typically 2 days of dance gigs.
Monday – Leg Day & Cardio
Tuesday – Shoulders & Back /Cardio Plus
1 hour dance practice
Wednesday – Legs & Abs /Cardio
Thursday – HITT training
Friday – Shoulders & Abs Cardio –
Belly dancing gigs
Saturday – Cardio Bellydance gigs
Sunday – Off, or if the weather is nice up
here in Canada I will typically ride my
What are your favorite clean foods and splurge foods?
Clean foods it has to be Halibut or Cod I looove fish with a side of basmati rice and broccoli is a staple for me. And a big surprise for my splurge meal is PIZZA , I literally have a small pizza slice tattoo on my foot just to solidify my love for the little triangle of goodness.
We love your Cannon Balls, tell us about your new project?
I’m so excited about my newest adventure! Since creating my app, Mrs. Cannon’s Kitchen, which I’m proud to say is selling in over 44 countries all over the world. With the response of people looking for healthy options and recipe ideas, I have found the most common-asked recipe was protein balls. I know people like easy, quick recipes, so I created my own protein ball dry mix and called it Cannon Balls (my last name being Cannon LOL). The recipe is simple and easy: you add 1 cup of peanut butter or almond butter if you’re allergic to peanut butter, and l/4 cup of coconut oil. The recipe makes 24 protein balls with over 6 grams of protein per ball. I wanted to create this recipe to help busy moms and people on the go to give them a healthier option rather than a granola bar which is chalked full of sugar. I launched the product in July of this year and I’m presently selling them at Popeye’s Supplement Stores and branching into local grocery stores. I plan on taking my Cannon Balls everywhere!
Read more of Heidi’s interview in the Print or Digital Edition of Fitness Gurls – Feb 2019 issue.
Ali Lee Fitness Gurls Athlete
What’s the one aspect you’d say you enjoy the most about being
a fitness model?
I love getting to travel and see different places, meet all the different humans and ideally bring something positive from my experience to theirs. That’s what it’s all about for me, getting to connect, share and learn from all the different people and stories.
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Between putting in time at the gym, getting ready for photo shoots and giving time to your family, how would you say you manage your time? And what would be some advice you can give to others to get the most outta their day?
I love having my routine and sticking to it. I like to wake up first thing in the morning and cuddle my babies, drinking my BSN Endorush and planning my day before I get outa bed so I can stick to my routine more easily. To me, time management starts with knowing your worth, bc when you know your worth, you won’t give your time to things that don’t feel you or give back to you with interest. Vertically integrate everything. Take yourself seriously even when other ppl think your ambitions are too large, and stay true to your vision.
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? Coming out of a pretty hard divorce actually inspired me a lot. It reminded me of who I am, the amount of strength I have internally, and that nothing is really negative, everything is just energy meant to be learned from. Once you learn from it, you get to release it. I meditate and write a lot and going into my own core spirit that way keeps me inspired and pulls me up pretty quickly if I ever get down. I’m more of a “go sideways” than a “go down” type of human though.. it’s all a matter of perspective and when you stay humble, the world around you don’t really have the power to sway you too terribly much.
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?
I don’t really watch a lot of tv or fiction, but comedy is something I studied when I studied acting and I watch stand up to keep me light of heart which steps one to keeping my mind open, and keeping me inspired. I do love house of cards and bloodline and will watch friends and everybody loves Raymond as comfort tv though.
Aside from being a fitness model, you’re also a singer. How did you discover your passion for that?
I discovered I would be a singer, writer, performer when I was just a tiny thing and I couldn’t help myself but to get on stage. I used to sit in my room when I was really young and face the wall, turn on my cassette tapes of 60’s music and SEE the music against my blank wall. I’d learn the songs inside and out and makeup dances to them and I just knew it made me so happy. Happiness has always been my underlying goal. My dad sexually abused me at a young age and I think I used Music as a way to escape into my own mind and it became somewhat of a healing mechanism. I would also use writing as a form of therapy and would write stories and music as a way to relieve the anxiety I felt that I instinctively knew wasn’t healthy for me to carry around inside me. Bob Marley was right when he said: “when the music hits, you feel no pain” and that’s always been true for me.