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Heidi Cannon Love for Dirt Biking

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“Braaaap” is the ever used slang terminology that goes around the dirt bike community … Its The sound a good old motorbike makes dirt biking has been a massive passion in my life for years now, I started riding moto at 17. My Boyfriend at the time raced motocross and I had always thought it looked amazing to try so I asked him to teach me, he replied no! I, of course, dumped him, bought my own bike and have never looked back. I spend 6 weeks a year in California riding as much moto as I possibly can! I would have to say jumps are my favorite part of riding my bike, it’s an unreal feeling of being in the air on a 200 pound plus machine. I also love seeing younger females getting involved in the sport and seeing the limits of “A gurl “riding a dirt bike can really do lol! I dig a chick that can play in the dirt and clean up nice for a date.

Also, check out: Heidi Cannon’s Sweets Recipes

Motocross is an off-road racing sport that is raced on a closed circuit track, there are multiple riders going around at a time and the first person to complete the required number of laps in the shortest period of time wins. Motocross tracks all vary in technicality and length. There are numerous obstacles including tabletop jumps and double jumps to clear on the track. If you have never actually watched a race I definitely recommend, especially in person if you can, you will appreciate how long and even how high some of the jumps send the riders.

Motocross riding is demanding on so many levels. Anyone who participates in the sport of motocross riding already knows, first hand, the physical and mental drain on the body. The sport is definitely a full body workout, meaning lean body mass, core strength, along with a strong positive frame of mind are all major necessities. You require the strength and stamina to maneuver a 200+ pound piece of machinery with precision around the track using every muscle from head to toe including ones you didn’t even know existed.





Before the mid 90’s motocross was a completely different scene, the pro level riders would definitely indulge in the party scene on there off days. As motocross progressed top level riders elevated the sport by incorporating fitness programs into their routines. Today most, if not all top racers have a full-fledged fitness program involving top trainers and meal plans to keep on them on the straight and narrow. This has now made the sport much more technical and challenging to be a full-time racer but also has dramatically improved the bike skills and speeds we see today.

Ken Roczen, Chad Reed, and Justin Brayton are just a few of the big names in the sport of Supercross (indoor motocross). The series runs a total of 16 races across the country from the beginning of January to mid may. Every Saturday night 40 top riders battle it out for 16 races to try and get the coveted title of the supercross champion. Each race stadium is typically packed with over 40 thousand fans that come to watch the excitement.

To me watching a pro on the track flying by at 40 MPH and 20+ feet in the air is like watching Arnold Schwarzenegger lift big in the gym. It’s incredibly impressive!

So thanks to my old ex-boyfriend for introducing me to the greatest action ports of all time.

Heidi Cannon’s Workout

Here’s a go-to burner for you to try!
5 rounds with 15 seconds rest in-between
20 pull-ups
20 box jumps
10 burpees 
20 kettlebell swings 
5 rounds with 20 seconds rest in-between 
10 One arm kettlebell chest press
(on swiss ball) 
20 Jackknives (On swiss ball) 
10 walking lunges with weight 
8 deadlifts 

Combining these two will give you a sample of a short and long interval training, the type of interval, maximum exertion training with constantly varying movements will build your strength endurance, metabolic conditioning, balance, and agility.

Check out more Heidi Cannon @mrscannonskitchen
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Tahnee Sheehan: Fitness Influencer Spotlight

11 Questions with the new “IT GURL” in the Australian Fitness Industry

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Tahnee Sheehan is. Becoming the new IT Gurl in the Australian fitness industry. The WBFF competitor and cheerleader for the Gold Coast Titans is making a name for herself with her girl next door looks, skills in front of the camera and world-class physique, we can’t wait to see more of her in the future as she takes this industry by storm. 11 Questions with the gorgeous and phenomenal Tahnee Sheehan.

Also, check out: Tahlia Christou: Fitness Influencer Spotlight

How and when did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
I originally started my fitness journey through my love of dance. I was studying full time and using the gym as a means of keeping ‘show fit’ and feeling confident during my performances. This was only the beginning! I had no idea, just how important living a fit lifestyle would become to me!



What is the most challenging thing about being a fitness model?
Definitely, your offseason, especially if you’re a fitness competitor. It’s really easy to become disheartened knowing that you can’t stay competition lean all year (unfortunately). So it’s super important to remind yourself that without these periods, there’s no room for growth both physically and literally!

Do you listen to music while you train?
Absolutely! If I’m not dancing in between sets, then there’s something wrong with me. Music is crucial to my workouts and god forbid if my headphones die… the gym better have a banging playlist on.

What is your current training style, routine or split?
I’m in a growing phase at the moment so my training days are as follows:
Hamstrings, glutes & calves
Shoulders & abs
Quads (ouch)
Tris, bis & abs
Back & rear delts
Shoulders & glutes

What are your favorite clean foods and splurge foods?
My favorite clean meal would have to be the good old eggs and avo! I add spinach, asparagus and mushies to add some volume and I sneak some garlic in their too (one of my faves). As for my cheat meals, my weakness is definitely a burger and fries with a side of Kit Kat! I love chocolate so much that during my prep I’d often bargain with my coach to let me ‘skip’ my cheat meal and have a whole block instead.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I gave up caffeine for a week once. Right? Who in their right mind would do that!

What is your greatest strength?
I think my greatest strength would have to be my determination. I know that there’s always going to be someone out there who’s stronger or leaner or more symmetrical when it comes to competing, but I’m determined to never give up; to keep pushing until I am the best possible version of myself. Then when I reach that, I’ll push again until I beat her.

What tips do you have for a beginner at the gym?
Just get started! Walk into the gym with your head held high and don’t get embarrassed because you think everybody else looking at you, because 9 times out of 10 I can guarantee they’re looking at themselves. Then once you’re feeling confident, you can fine-tune your workouts by finding a PT, working with a coach, even jumping on YouTube is a start!

You’re a WBFF competitor, how is it competing against some of the best physiques in the world?
I thrive off a challenge and that’s why I chose the WBFF. I knew that it was never going to be easy to compete, given that the standard was so high, but I’d much rather feel like I earnt my place amongst the best of the best than get lucky by half-assing it. I’m definitely a go hard or go home kind of girl and when it comes to competing, if you can add the glitz and glamour to a hard earnt bod, how could you not choose the WBFF?

You’re also a cheerleader for the Gold Coast Titans, how did you get started in cheerleading?
I originally auditioned for the GC Titans as I wanted to further develop my dancing through the use of stunts and tumbling. I fell in love with the close-knit family that you create each season in the squad! You train as a team putting in the hours of hard work and then you get to showcase it all by performing in front of thousands on the field. Such an adrenaline rush! I’ve been cheering with the Titans since 2013 and hopefully will continue to do so for a lot longer.

If you were trapped on an island, what 3 things would you bring with you?
Oooh, this is a toughie! I’d have to say:
1. Oscar (my puppy)
2. My toothbrush (obsessed with dental hygiene)
3. Tanning oil (if I’m stuck there, I may as well tan right 🤷🏼‍♀️)

For more of Tahnee Sheehan
Height: 163cm / 5’4″
Weight: 57kg / 125 lbs.
Follow her on IG @tahnee.sheehan
Incredible Photography by @abccreative



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Ashley Kaltwasser is a true Instacrush

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Ashley Kaltwasser is the winner of Ms. Bikini Olympia 3 different times. She has created ripples in the bodybuilding world. She is a professional athlete as well. She has been at bodybuilding for quite a long period of time. She started gymnastics when she was just 4 years old. She entered her first bikini competition at the age of 23. She was also able to get the Pro card within 2 years. Her accolades and achievements are not just limited to these.

Also, check out: Listen to Ashley Kaltwasser on The Fitness Gurls Podcast

Over the years there have been models and fitness enthusiasts who have been inspired by her. She is also popular on social media through which she keeps on inspiring other females to take up bodybuilding.

Her aim is to inspire as many people as possible to take up bodybuilding so that they lead a healthier life. That is why she constantly shares her photos and other accolades which she has won on social media to inspire others and make them understand that such achievements are actually possible as well. Ashley Kaltwasser has become a role model for almost all the models who are interested in the world of bodybuilding and need someone to look up to.





The Queen is back!! You are our favorite IFBB Bikini Pro of all time, what made you want to step back on stage?
Wow, I am your favorite? *Blush* I’m very flattered, thank you! Well, I never really announced that I was “done” just needed a lil break that’s all. The pressure at the top can be too much sometimes. I felt overwhelmed and felt the need to be perfect. This wasn’t because of anyone but myself. I am often too hard on myself and my competitive drive can be too much for my own good sometimes. I needed some time off to remember and realize WHY I LOVE THIS SPORT SO MUCH!

You have one of the most beautiful physiques to “ever” step on an IFBB stage, that first show back, did you feel at home, or did you have a few jitters?
Ah, this is such a complimentary and positive interview, I love it!! I definitely had the jitters. I was so shaky and nervous. But ya know, a lot of people associate nervous with negative. I’m nervous all the time, always have been and always probably will be! Being nervous means that I CARE. If I’m nervous it means it’s something that means a lot to me. I try to turn most of those negative jitters into EXCITEMENT!

You’ve been gone for a couple years, there’s a new champ on that Olympia stage, new challenges. Would you say you’re the underdog coming into the Olympia?
I’ve only missed a year at the Olympia (2017) but since then so much has changed! Lots of new faces and the talent pool just keeps growing each year. There are so many amazing and beautiful girls that I will be competing with. A lot of these girls are rookies just like I was when I first won. I would say YES I am one of the many underdogs that will be competing in this year’s Bikini Olympia.

After the Olympia, what’s next for Queen Ashley?
Queen? I like the sound of that lol! Well a day after the Olympia, I will be driving straight back to LA to catch a flight that leaves the following morning to Korea. That’s because I will be competing in the Asian Grand Prix the following weekend! It’s going to be a craaaaazy week I am tellin’ ya. The next show on my radar is the Japan Pro Show in November. I cannot wait for all of these exciting events! I love Asia, and I love Asians. They are just so awesome! It’s going to be a great year.

📷 @seeleyfoto

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Hope Beel Dropped a Gorgeous Bikini Photo

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Over the weekend, our good friend and 3x Fitness Gurls Magazine cover model, Hope Beel posted some awesome bikini photos on Instagram and IG Stories. One of taken at Hope Beel’s second favorite city, Tulum Mexico by Justin Martin.

Also, check out: Hope Beel is the Queen of the Beach

The IG Stories were epic! Hope Beel is on a floaty, showing off one of the most beautiful physiques in the world… and the other with her girl-friend Tina Nguyen.





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