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Taylor Brown Model of the Moment

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Photo by Aleco Photography

How/when did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
I have always been active and used to competitively cheer throughout grade school. Then when I started college at the University of South Florida, I coincidentally became great friends with a bunch of meatheads and quickly became addicted to the gym. 

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What is the most challenging thing about being a fitness model?
Comparing yourself to so many others and the occasional self-doubt. It’s important to focus on yourself and your accomplishments and unfortunately, sometimes it’s inevitable to compare your journey to others, which isn’t fair to yourself. 

We LOVE your physique, what can customers get out of your Personal & Online Training Programs?
Wow, thank you! I offer a very wide variety of programs and training! I currently offer a 12-week program for both men and women which comes with step by step workouts with photos, nutrition tips, cardio, and full access to me throughout the entirety of the program. I also customize programs for individuals that want more of a personal online coaching relationship as well as train a limited amount of clients in Tampa, Florida! 

Do you listen to music while you train? If so, what’s your favorite type of music you like working out to? 
ALWAYS. I actually listen to a wide variety of music, depending on my mood. Some days I’ll listen to a lot of rap, hip-hop, trap, and EDM. Other days I listen to heavy metal. It just depends on how I’m feeling walking into the gym that day! 

What is your current training style, routine or split?
Currently, I switch up my routine often. I do have a training split which always includes 2-3 leg days/week, 2-3 upper body days and either fasted cardio or post-workout HIIT. I have recently been adding a lot more circuit style training and full-body workouts into my routine to step it up a bit and lean out for the summer!





What are your favorite clean foods and splurge foods?
Favorite clean foods? Eggs and fruit! Splurge? Pizza, sushi, anything with bread, pasta and cheese! 

What’s your most memorable photo shoot or the funniest thing that’s happened on a shoot?
Probably the looks and stares I received doing a bikini shoot one day by a very large group of elderly people that must have been on some kind of trip together. There were probably 15-20 of them and they all just stopped and stared, I really didn’t know how to react! Haha.

If you were trapped on an island, what 3 things would you bring with you?
FOOD (water). My pillow and blanket. And, let’s be honest I’d try to have my phone so I could call and get a lot more necessities. 

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What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I feel like most of the “crazy” things I’ve done were when I was younger. Young & dumb. Streaking around the neighborhood, skinny dipping in pools and rivers.

What is your greatest strength?
Making people smile. I always try to be a light walking into a room, you never know what kind of day someone may be having or what they’re going through. I love to just be funny and weird and make people laugh. Laughing is so important (and contagious) and a lot of people don’t do it enough!


Taylor Brown’s HIIT Circuit Routine:

Check out Taylor Brown’s HIIT circuit routine she uses to keep her incredible physique in world-class shape all year long.

1Circuit 1

25 Squat Jumps
15 Burpees
20 Backward Duck Walks

1Circuit 2

30 High Knees
30 Low Jacks
30 Mountain Climbers

Go through each circuit THREE times. You can do 1, 2, 1, 2, etc. or 1 3x through and then 2 3x through. REST 1-2 minutes MINIMUM between each set.

Tabata

20 seconds ON. 10 secends rest.
Go through 4:00 of each sets 1, 2 & 3.
Repeat 3 times total.

3 Rounds

1. Frog jumps & mountain climbers
2. Lunge pops & box jumps
3. Rope jump & V-ups

The “seconds” app is AMAZING for timing workouts. You can set it up however you want and it will tell you when to go, rest, etc.


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Jala Sue: Fitness Influencer Spotlight

11 Questions with Paddleboard Instructor, Athlete, Model and Mother of 4

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Photography by @kallyone

You’re one of the biggest fit Inspirations for mothers on social media. How did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
I have always been into health & fitness, but it wasn’t until I after the birth of my twins that I went all out hardcore in my training. I was on bed rest for 5 months of my pregnancy & it ignited a fire & drive inside me unlike ever before.

I had been paddle boarding all the time and saw the physical benefits. I took it a step further and got certified to teach, I started racing.

Then I got hooked on the Barre’ method I trained to be an instructor, taught classes locally for 3 yrs & now teach privately in my home to a select few. I absolutely love helping others feel better about themselves, providing them with encouraging attainable ways to improve their lifestyle & achieve goals.

Also, check out: Tahnee Sheehan: Fitness Influencer Spotlight

Jala Sue



What is the most challenging thing about being a fitness model and a mother?
The most challenging part is being disciplined mentally on staying positive that all will be okay someday. Traveling and being a single mother, it’s a constant balancing act.

What are your top 3 favorite exercises?
Stand up paddle boarding at a fast pace for about 45 min. Barre Methodology with weights. And, I have always loved a quick run around my neighborhood for a good cardio, fat burning & mental meditation stress relief.

Jala Sue

Do you listen to music while you train? And what’s are your favorite types of music you like working out to?
Listening to music when I train is an absolute must for me. Tunes with a good beat, I’m a lover of good ol’ Trap, hip hip with of course some pop sprinkled in.

Do you ever encounter stereotypes from the way you look?
I encounter stereotypes every time I step outside my home for the way I look. Especially being a mother of 4. Honestly, I still struggle with how people can be so cruel with judging one on appearances without getting to know them first. It’s about mastering the art of not caring what others think, but let’s keep it real. that’s not always easy. I am comfortable & confident in my own skin, proud of who I am as a woman, mother, daughter & friend.

Jala Sue



What was your favorite photo shoot location?
Oooh, that’s a tough one, as I have a few, but his past July though I was in Vegas for a week shooting bikinis & fitness lifestyle. This shoot, in particular, I found myself surrounded by genuinely kind, creative people who worked their tooshes off and never complained once that the heat index was over 115 degrees. It was an incredibly positive experience. Other than that Australia 🙂

Jala Sue

What is your current training style, routine or split?
I do Barre method for around 45 minutes 2-3 days a week. On those off on days, I will either go for a 40-minute paddle or fast run for 3 miles. When I watch movies at night, I do crushes & planks.

What are your favorite clean foods?
I love daily healthy smoothies, I am a big Juicer as well for keeping my immune system strong. Meal wise, I’m a fan of steak & chicken, salads. I love fresh veggies.

Jala Sue

Splurge foods?
Chips, I’m a chipaholic! also, sour patch kids 🙂

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Skydiving this past winter & I can’t wait to do it again & again.

What tips do you have for a beginner at the gym?
The hardest part is finding a workout routine/class you love to do. Then I suggest, making small weekly goals. Don’t let fear paralyze you, let it motivate you. Don’t set yourself up for disappointment. Set alarms in your phone to remind yourself to workout. Are mornings, afternoons or evenings better for your schedule? Start with 3 days a week, committing to 1hr each time. once you get in the habit of this, I guarantee you will feel so good you will want to add more.

Lastly, find a workout buddy. It’s much more fun to have someone that can hold you accountable & in turn you hold them accountable. It’s a win-win for both people. plus, some of best friends have come from being my workout partners.

More about Jala Sue:
Follow her on IG: @fitnessmodelmom
Photos by @kallyone Joshua Kallio





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Jordan Edwards is a Fit Fashionista

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Jordan Edwards is quickly becoming one of the female fitness models to watch going into the end of the year and next year. She has the look, she has the personality, and she has a very strong and loyal fan base… one of the strongest in fitness. One of the things we really love about her is her fashion sense. Almost everything looks great on her. Wheather it is a night on the town, a bikini on the beach, or just something casual, Jordan Edwards is an incredible woman and one to watch.

Also, check out: The Fitness Gurls Podcast: Jordan Edwards





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Janna Breslin Drops Bikini Shoot BTS Video

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Former Fitness Gurls cover model Janna Breslin dropped a couple awesome behind the scenes videos on Instagram of her latest bikini photo shoot. One of the best bikini models and fitness influencers in the world rocked a super cute cheetah-print bikini. Watch below.

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This mornings shoot 🌊☀️ VIDEO 1: 💁🏻‍♀️Selfishly checking angles. VIDEO 2: 😅 How to keep warm during an early morning beach shoot – ANYWAY, Let’s talk about something… Is it possible to have a lean, strong, healthy body and not be obsessive about calories burned or macros counted? FREAKING YES‼️ Unfortunately so many people don’t believe that’s true… Currently my relationship with fitness and how I view myself is the healthiest it’s ever been. I train with the intention of performance and athleticism instead of calories burned. Literally “athlete mentality” not “model mentality” 🙌🏻 I eat to fuel and I enjoy my meals. I do not count macros (I do make sure I get enough protein though) and I am not a slave to the “nutrition facts” labels. I enjoy life and have fun. 🚫 No, I am not shredded or the most muscular chick and my goal is not to have the best physique on social media or w/e. My goal is to be strong, healthy, and mentality stable. THIS IS HEALTH & this is what I want to inspire others to feel 💕 ———————————————— Want to try my daily workouts, meals, & recipes? Hit the link in my bio 📲 ________________ TURN ON POST NOTIFICATIONS ⇗ ________________ #trainwithjanna #motivation #inspire #bodybuilding #girlsthatlift #abs #workoutvideo #healthybody #workouts #sandiego

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