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 …

Chelsea Proeschel

I have a 3 year old little girl. I work as a PCA in a hospital and will soon graduate nursing school. I began working with Julie Lohre in her Online Contest Prep program when I was 12 weeks out from my first Bikini Show.  Over the course of my bikini show prep lost almost 11% body fat and gained muscle especially in my …

Amy Contreras Holistic Babe

Amy Contreras

Amy’s holistic approach to both food and fitness has helped her accomplish her fitness goals and inspire others. I am honored to have shared Amy’s journey over the last 3 years as we have worked together periodically in my online training program for women. Amy is a contributing writer for Yogannoymous and Wanderlust.com. I am excited to share her story. …

Katherine-Rose-Fitness-Motivation

Fitness Motivation – My Fitness Why

Have you thought much about your fitness motivation?  Motivation is a funny thing… strong motivation can boost us toward our long term goals or while a lack of it can tear us down and make us apathetic.  If you really want to make serious changes to your health and to your body, then you are going to have to dig …

Amanda Valentine You can pound this

Amanda Valentine

I’ve been obese since I was 6 years old. I’ve always struggled with weight, and spent many years yo-yo dieting and never finding lasting success. I found myself at a point binge eating, secret eating and at my highest weight and unhappiest self.  I decided to I need to make a change without diets, that was 6.5 years ago and …

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

Michele Lehman

Best Shape of My Life

By: Michele Lehman I am a 49-year-old woman with a great husband, kids, and parents, and work. You know, the potential for high stress and busy schedules. I am also in the best shape of my life. I feel great inside and out and I am able to give my best to my family and others. But it wasn’t always …

Quick Fat Burning Workout HIIT for Women

HIIT Workouts for Women

I am a 49-year-old woman with a great husband, kids, and parents, and work. You know, the potential for high stress and busy schedules. I am also in the best shape of my life. I feel great inside and out and I am able to give my best to my family and others. But it wasn’t always that way. It …

Across Body Delt Pulls

Across Body Delt Pulls

Across Body Delt Pulls Fit Body Fitness Model Hyla Conrad demonstrates cross body delt pulls.  This shoulder exercise is great for targeting the delts.