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February 12, 2017 at 8:13 AM

My one morning ritual that has remained for many years (and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon), is a cup (eight ounces) of warm lemon water EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING. Like brushing teeth, it is part of the am routine.  I believe this is one of the best ways to wake up your digestive system and […]

Climbing the ladder to success can be a difficult task, and for a woman making the journey upward can be even more challenging. Today many women are creating and leading companies, which is quite the accomplishment for anyone, no matter what gender you are. These innovative women are trailblazers, clearing the path for those who […]

January 28, 2017 at 8:09 AM

With the end of January just around the corner, it may be hard to believe that you haven’t truly stuck to your workout schedule as planned.  Like most January 1st is an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and kick off a healthy year.  Vowing to be more fit and healthy in the new year […]

All of us have been there. You have a beauty emergency and time is running out. You don’t have time to run to the store and you are limited to what you have inside your home. What do you do? You may be surprised to learn that there are many great beauty uses for household […]

Are you sick and tired of seeing the same fit and sleek bodies in your average gym ad? Well, you are not alone! Blink Fitness recently launched a new ad campaign to address this same issue and encourage REAL Members, NOT Models.  The campaign features 16 of Blink’s very own gym members–not models. Blink hopes to […]

January 17, 2017 at 8:06 AM

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will […]

January 11, 2017 at 8:03 AM

What female doesn’t love to take care of their skin? There is a vast marketplace out there for skin care products, and we eat it up. We love to have soft, supple skin and if we can smell good while rocking good skin, it’s even better! Unfortunately, in a lot of those lovely purple and […]

January 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Drake said it best in his song Over. It may at first sound selfish, but it is the essence of more love and happiness in your life and the world. “Do you boo” in all your glory. Wear what you feel incredible in. Get fit for your health. Go live big. Cliche as it may […]

Yesterday People reported on Mo’Nique flaunting her reported weight loss in her Instagram posts showing her dance workouts. It seems she is one of many celebrities who have constantly either being criticized for weight gain or praised for weight loss, back and forth, over the years. Oprah, Kirstie Alley, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson have […]

September 6, 2016 at 1:25 PM

We see it everywhere. “Drop three dress sizes with this new program!” “Lose ten pounds in two weeks with this easy workout!” “Flatten your abs!” “Lift your booty!” The list goes on. Magazines, advertisements, and the media in general are pushing us to think solely about image when thinking about health and fitness. Exercise is […]

September 1, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Well here’s some depressing news for you–in a study conducted on 361 children by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, researchers found that children as young as the age of three have body image issues. And by the time the children were four years old, they knew how to go on a diet. […]

Sarah Harry started Fat Yoga as a way to transform the images surrounding yoga, that only certain types of body can be flexible and fit. In a recent interview with Self, Harry talked about how she suffered from a severe eating disorder, and has worked hard over the years to now lead a healthy life and spread […]

I am all for women having a voice, sharing their experiences and opinions on things that have happened in their lives and just being honest about their journey. However, I believe I stumbled upon too much honesty last night when I read this article titled “It’s Important To Stay Skinny For My Husband.” And while […]

August 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM

I never understood why people were so ashamed about going to see a: psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, counselor or shrink. I guess when I look at it from a personal point of view, I understand why people are shy when it comes to telling others they need help. I have a really hard time asking for help. […]

August 16, 2016 at 10:45 AM

I honestly do not understand why gyms or fitness brands feel the need to attack women. It’s a subject that I’ve covered plenty of times, and I’m not really understanding where the disconnect for brands is because with social media, you’re likely to get dragged if you do something wrong. And that’s exactly what happened […]

August 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM

I met a girl who was always talking about her weight. She was obsessed with the number on that scale and talked about her daily exercise routine and food intake fairly often. One day, I asked why she wanted to lose weight so badly. She said she wanted to “look hot.” I didn’t know what to say back […]

August 15, 2016 at 12:15 PM

In a new interview with ESPN, Roz “The Diva” Mays was profiled as being one of the cutting-edge pole dance instructors and personal trainers in New York City. Of course the angle for the piece was that Roz is “an anomaly,” since she dances on poles in 6 in heels and teaches fitness at 230 […]

On Thursday night, Simone Manuel made history as the first African-American woman to win gold in an individual swimming race ever. But as I waited anxiously for her gold medal ceremony, NBC quickly shuffled to other races that were going on and severely delayed her medal ceremony for almost an hour later. And while an […]

There have been advances in the category of wellness and curve women, but we’re constantly reminded that there’s such a long way to go. A new study from Washington State University’s Department of Apparel suggests that fitness apparel in curve women is an area that needs dire reconstruction. The likelihood of a curvy woman being […]

In short, Bo Stanley is amazing. She’s a surfer, model, activist, and former Bachelor contestant. You know that’s a great IG bio. She makes overachievers feel like slackers and can warm up a room with her smile at the same time. Talent, girl. That’s what we call talent. So, we couldn’t help ourselves when given the opportunity […]

If you’ve been watching the Olympics like I have, it’s been fun and definitely a joy to watch. But one thing that’s become more and more apparent to me is the way that newscasters approach a woman winning. Of course there is the initial congratulations, but within seconds of most of the women winning, the […]

I love the idea that women can be both healthy, curvy, and striving for an overall goal of wellness instead of obsessing about a number on a scale. So when I saw the new Weight Watchers magazine cover, with its members posing naked, I couldn’t have been happier. People just don’t equate curvy women with […]

Obviously our focus is curvy women and women’s issues, but with all the Olympic athlete coverage, and the ESPN Body Issue, it’s hard to ignore that men are often going through the same body image issues as women. Recently Cody Miller qualified for the Olympics and shared his struggles on Imgur; this shed some light on […]

Body image and wellness is different for everyone. Sisters Mara Schiavocampo and Pia Schiavo-Campo are straight up goals in proving that wellness is an overall balance, and we could not be more impressed. It was so amazing being on @goodmorningamerica this morning with my sister @maracamp and also with @readytostare and @essiegolden. We talked body […]

It’s no secret that women in sports are pressured to feel a certain way about their femininity and strength. We saw it in the ESPN Body Issue with talented Olympic athletes, admitting that they had to tune people out that tried to diminish their talent to only what they thought a woman could do, or […]

I’ve watched many documentaries and films on ballerinas, and more specifically Misty Copeland, who has paved the way for African-American dancers to believe they too can become a world-renown Principal ballerina. So when I read her interview with New York Magazine today, my crush on Misty grew even larger because of her ability to speak […]

How do you pick your spa treatments? Usually, you choose to get a massage when your back is sore. Or you go in for a facial when there’s something going on with your skin. But could you imagine getting your blood drawn before your spa appointment and choosing spa treatments that a medical professional recommends […]

Though I’m not sure what makes people believe that they have the right to comment on someone else’s body, it keeps happening over and over again. The only positive thing to really come out of body shaming is to see women stand up for themselves and share their stories publicly to encourage others. Michelle Kirk […]

If you haven’t already read the really disgustingly disappointing story of Playboy model Dani Mathers snapchatting a naked woman’s body at the gym for the sake of body shaming, you *might* be living under a rock. And while there haven’t been any reports of the woman coming forward, another woman, Christine Blackmon, who goes to […]

With the Olympics coming up soon, we’ve gotten a chance to see a lot more women athletes come out and speak on their experiences dealing with scrutiny, gender bias, body shaming and using overall wellness as a goal instead of just fitness like the amazing women part of ESPN’s Body Issue. Former Olympian Shawn Johnson […]

I remember last year starting to watch Pretty Little Liars for the first time, and immediately got hooked on the show. A couple weeks later after I binge watched every season, I went down the Instagram stalking usual of each actress, interested in what they do outside of Pretty Little Liars and what else they […]

Just a few days ago we were raving about Nike’s first ad in India that featured a group of strong and empowering women from different sports. And now Nike has done another thing to make us love them even more: using Paloma Elsesser, to model their new sports bras. It’s a powerful move for Nike […]

With the Olympics approaching soon, there’s been so much talk about women and fitness, wellness, and sports over all. And while there is still a long way to go as far as treating women and men’s sports equally, seeing women from all different sports and from all across the world in India’s first Nike ad […]

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I first heard about Louise Green a couple of months ago when she did an incredible TED Talk about athleticism at every size. Now, she is even more recognized internationally as a curve athlete, motivating trainer and outspoken advocate for women of all sizes to take care of their bodes. Today I fulfilled a big […]

Such an inspiration.