DOES SLEEP HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT

Does sleep help you lose weight?

If you have ever struggled to lose weight one commonly overlooked factor is the number of hours of sleep you get a night.  I can’t tell you the number of times I have been asked, does sleep help you lose weight?  Trust me, I get it.  As a busy mom and entrepreneur, it often seems there are not enough hours in …

Alison Feinauer Fitbody Online Training Transformation

Alison Feinauer FITBODY Success

I was not an athlete or in any sports growing up, so I didn’t have any training in nutrition or exercise. I was always the “thick” girl until high school when I developed an Eating Disorder… I went through college battling it and then somehow overcame it for several years. It would creep back up once in a while with …

FITBODY Magazine XXVVIII Fit Mom Transformation

Fitbody Magazine XXVIII

Overcoming an eating disorder to inspire women everywhere, check out how this incredible mom did it! I want to talk about a subject that many women struggle with, emotional eating. These plans are based on decades of experience and are my Online Training program put together in a DIY format that you can get started with RIGHT NOW working at …

Will Power How to improve willpower for women

Will Power… How to Improve Willpower to Lose Weight

Have you ever thought… “Man! I wish I had more willpower!  Then, I could resist that cookie or I could motivate myself to get up early and workout!” Like other skills, how much willpower a person has varies based on your genetic makeup and a combination of many other factors like your upbringing, parents and schooling.  Regardless though of whether …

Correct Pushup Form Kneeling Pushup

Kneeling Tricep Push Up

The Kneeling Tricep Push Up is an exercise that involves the triceps, chest and core.  This movement is an advanced tricep exercise that will build strength throughout the upper body. Exercise Directions:  Kneeling Tricep Pushup To begin, bring your hands together in a triangle position allowing your pointer fingers and thumbs to touch.  From your knees, lean forward and place …

Amanda Valentine

Fitbody News Magazine XXVII

Learn about this Country Music DJ & Podcaster’s Transformation story!! Check out the Day 1 workout in the Strength Training Plan for Women!!! What’s the difference between physique competitive divisions?? I want to talk about a subject that many women struggle with, emotional eating. Super Simple 4 Ingredient Healthy Peanut Butter Cups. Four Women Share Their Incredible FITBODY Transformation Journeys

Lying Leg Raises

Lying Leg Raises Lying leg raises work your hip flexors and are one of the best exercises for your tight abs. Begin by lying down on your back and place your hands at your sides for support.  Use a yoga mat or other mat if you will be completing on a hard surface. Extend your legs in front of you …

Walking Lunges

  Walking Lunges (Pictured with kick to the back) Walking lunges are a great exercise that incorporates stability, balance and strengthen the muscles in the lower body. It also helps to stabilize the abdominals and obliques. When the basic alternating lunge becomes too easy, try holding a set of dumbbells in order to increase the intensity. While walking lunges aren’t …

Hammer Curls

  Hammer Curls The dumbbell hammer curl increases strength and size in the biceps and forearms. The neutral grip of the movement places more emphasis on the forearms. Instructions: Stand up with your torso upright and a dumbbell on each hand being held at arms length. The elbows should be close to the torso. The palms of the hands should …

Dumbell Fly

Dumbell Flys (Dumbell Flyes) Dumbbell flys are one of the best exercises to include in your workout, because unlike other chest exercises, flys don’t engage your triceps or the front of your shoulders. They really isolate your chest. Dumbbell flys provide a couple of excellent benefits. This exercise provides a tremendous shaping movement for the pectorals. The dumbbell fly doesn’t …

Alternating Lunges

  Alternating Lunges Alternating lunges are a great exercise that not only strengthens the muscles in the lower body, but also helps to stabilize the abdominals and obliques. When the basic alternating lunge becomes too easy, try holding a set of dumbbells in order to increase the intensity. Stand tall. Step forward with your left leg and slowly lower your …

Band Pull Aparts

Band Pull Aparts

Band Pull Aparts This exercise is deceptively simple.  It can be a very challenging exercise that tests the muscles in your upper back and the stabilizer muscles in your shoulder joints. Building these areas will improve your posture, and can also increase your bench press, squat, and deadlift as the muscles that are involved act as supportive upper body girdle. Begin …

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Ab Ball Pike Ups – Stability Ball Pike Ups The stability ball ab pike up is sometimes referred to as ab ball pike up.  This challenging exercise tests your balance along with both core and upper body strength. Begin in a plank or push up hold with the bottom of your shins and the tops of your foot pressing downward …

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Ab Ball Pike Ups – Stability Ball Pike Ups The stability ball ab pike up is sometimes referred to as ab ball pike up.  This challenging exercise tests your balance along with both core and upper body strength. Begin in a plank or push up hold with the bottom of your shins and the tops of your foot pressing downward …

Ab Ball Curl Ins

Ab Ball Curl Ins

Ab Ball Curl Ins – Stability Ball Ab Tuck The stability ball ab tuck is sometimes referred to as ab ball curl ins.  This challenging exercise tests your balance along with both core and upper body strength. Begin in a plank or push up hold with the bottom of your shins and the tops of your foot pressing downward on …

Melissa Jackson

Melissa Jackson

I am 47 years old and have been happily married to my husband and very best friend going on 15 years. I work full time as a Human Resources Coordinator. Fitness has been a part of my life for many years. My brother was my biggest inspiration in my earlier years, as he introduced me to weight training because he trained …

Lauren Becker Overall Bikini Champion

Lauren Becker

I am a 21 year old student at Butler University.  I started working out almost 2 years ago, but wasn’t getting the results I wanted.  I finally began doing more than just cardio and fell in love with lifting.  Eventually, people started asking me what I was training for.  I had no idea about competing in bikini, but after some …