Fit, Strong and Sexy

Amanda Russell on Becoming a Self-Made Fitness Influencer

Amanda Russell on Becoming a Self-Made Fitness Influencer

What does it take to turn a passion into a side hustle, and a side hustle into a business? Fitness influencer Amanda Russell, the creator of Fit, Strong, and Sexy, shared her story with 24Life—including how she landed a high profile corporate job with zero corporate work experience, and built a digital fitness empire using YouTube, despite her family’s concerns about taking an unconventional path ...[Read More]

5 Min Power Yoga Routine

5 Min Power Yoga Routine

Rev up your metabolism and immediately garner incredible energy with this 5 min power yoga routine! I created this for when I want a metabolism-boosting energizing pick-me-up, and I don’t have patience to sit through a long drawn out yoga class! I’m all about getting more out of less time, and this delivers. Watch Now: I challenge you to the 7 Day Workout Body Reset PLAN! 7 Days to los ...[Read More]

Fit, Strong and Sexy - Lose Belly Fat

5 Reasons Why HIIT is all The Hype

It’s no secret that HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is all the rage right now. And there’s good reason for it. CNN.com recently released an article naming HIIT the number one fitness trend in 2018.   The Feel It, See It, Share It New Year Challenge that I’m working on with Amanda Russell of Fit, Strong and Sexy includes HIIT-inspired workouts for 28 days in January (we’re currently wr ...[Read More]

Fit, Strong and Sexy - Lose Belly Fat

How Do You Really Lose That Belly Fat?

There’s the idea that performing ab exercises helps you lose belly fat. A common symbol of health is a muscular abdomen. Is there just one way to lose belly fat? An Overview Of The Core Muscles The muscles in your core region perform a variety of functions. They protect organs, provide support, and assist with movement. The four muscles include the rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, external ...[Read More]

Fit, Strong and Sexy - The Real Butt, Hips, and Thighs Shaping Workout

4 Min Butt and Thigh Workout (Home Workout)

No excuses, it’s 4 minutes, everyone has 4 minutes! Do this 4-5 times a week and watch your butt literally lift, tone and tighten, not to mention sculpt those sexy legs! Pair this with my Intense 6 Min Ab Workout, and you literally nail it all in just 10 minutes! So there you have it… let’s get to it! The Workout Like my workouts? Want to get fit and follow my fitness program? Get your ...[Read More]

5 Self-Care Tips in 5 Minutes (or Less)

5 Self-Care Tips in 5 Minutes (or Less)

There are so many amazing self-care techniques out there, but not all of them are necessarily attainable because they can be too time-consuming. In today’s fast paced world where we value productivity and mental wellbeing, I thought it might be helpful to compile a list of my 5 favorite self-care activities that can be done in 5 minutes (or less):   Calming 5-second Breathing   Sit in a ...[Read More]

The 8 Best Foods For Abs - Spinach

Here Are My 7 Favorite Healthy Food Staples Plus Benefits

I discovered many new ingredients while participating in the FEEL IT, SEE IT, SHARE IT NEW YEAR CHALLENGE this past December (and I loved the experience so much that I’m doing the challenge again this month with my husband).   I decided to put together a list of my favorite, most versatile staple ingredients and list the benefits and uses because it’s important to know exactly what we’r ...[Read More]

INTENSE Home 6 Min Ab Workout for a FLAT Stomach

INTENSE Home 6 Min Ab Workout for a FLAT Stomach

No fluff, just a serious killer intense ab workout for a flat stomach. If you really want it, you need to train like this! While they saying ‘abs are made in the kitchen’ is partially true, you don’t develop strength and tone in the kitchen. Add to that, a strong core is crucial not just for aesthetics, but rather for EVERYTHING you do physically. It keeps you strong and protects your back. If you ...[Read More]

5 Tips and Tricks To Help Keep New Year’s Resolutions

5 Tips and Tricks To Help Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Now that you’ve set your health and wellness goals for 2018, you’re ready to (or have already) put them into motion. Whether your goal is to eat cleaner, amp up your fitness routine, and/or implement more self-care into your daily routine, first take a moment to CONGRATULATE yourself for kicking the new year off right.  However, we all know that it can be tough to stick to a new routine, especiall ...[Read More]

Fit, Strong and Sexy - Lean Clean Green Box Review

New Year… NEW BOX!! A Review of the Lean Clean Green Box from Babbleboxx

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. With the New Year upon us, and intentions to make positive changes, set new goals and aim for a year of increased growth, success and happiness, it was the perfect time to partner with BabbleBoxx to try out some products. BabbleBoxx sent me a curated box of wellness goodies so I could be ready to conquer my 28 Day NEW YEAR Fitness challenge AND elevate my ...[Read More]

Fit, Strong and Sexy - The Body Transforming Home Workout

The Body Transforming Home Workout

It never fails to amaze me how so many of us will spend both money and time we don’t have on expensive clothing, designer accessories, aesthetic treatments, expensive brunches and dinners, yet claim not to have the time, money (insert ‘reason’ here), on the most important thing you can: your health and fitness! To be ‘real’ with you, we know it’s not about the designer ensemble you have on or how ...[Read More]

Shrimp & Veggies in Parchment Paper

Shrimp & Veggies in Parchment Paper

Easy Dinner Recipe: Shrimp in Parchment Paper This is one of my absolute favorite fresh and tasty recipes right now. Not only is it loaded with veggies and protein, really easy to make, and gluten-free, but it’s ready in under 30 minutes and has minimal cleanup. Ingredients: Parchment paper 5-6 cooked frozen shrimp Bok choy Bean sprouts (not soy) Shiitaki mushrooms Braggs Amino Acid (or othe ...[Read More]

Fit, Strong and Sexy - New Year Fitness Giveaway with Slimvance and GNC!!

New Year Fitness Giveaway With Slimvance and GNC!!

LOSE WEIGHT, TONE UP AND WIN THIS NEW YEAR! FIVE Lucky Winners Will Receive this Revolutionary NEW Slimming Supplement: SLIMVANCE What is it? Being Called the NEW ERA of Weight Management, Slimvance has been extensively studied and tested on healthy overweight invdividuals (male and female), and the results have been truly incredible. SLIMVANCE™ targets the hips and belly and can help with those p ...[Read More]

28 Days: My Experience With The Feel It, See It, Share It New Year Challenge

28 Days: My Experience With The Feel It, See It, Share It New Year Challenge

I did the FEEL IT, SEE IT, SHARE IT NEW YEAR CHALLENGE.   I’m not going to lie – I didn’t know what to expect or what I would get out of it. That uncertainty coupled with all of the holiday party temptations and a dry December (which is pretty much the most difficult time to not drink alcohol) made me a bit uneasy going into the month. But, now that it is over I am SO glad I did it. (An ...[Read More]

Happy Holidays! Melanie Kotcher’s Fave Playlist for Working Out, Travel, and More.

Happy Holidays! Melanie Kotcher’s Fave Playlist for Working Out, Travel, and More.

Hi everyone! Melanie Kotcher here.   HERE is my fave playlist that I use in my private Pilates sessions.   It gets me totally pumped as soon as I put it on (it’s more upbeat than what you might hear in most Pilates classes because I like a little extra cardio boost from time to time).   Want a little motivation while cooking that holiday meal? Or maybe you just want a jolt of ...[Read More]

Fit, Strong and Sexy - The 8 Best Foods For Abs

The 8 Best Foods For Abs

Personal Note: This post was written by Layla of Howtonight.com, another fitness and wellness blogger who is looking to grow her audience. I am a big advocate of supporting others in their goals, personal or professional, so in an doing so I will occasionally feature others as guest writers. I don’t believe in competition, we should all support others, and if we have the platform to do so, w ...[Read More]

5 Holiday Party Tips & Tricks: How To Have Fun And Stay Healthy

5 Holiday Party Tips & Tricks: How To Have Fun And Stay Healthy

Holiday season is upon us, and there are tons of parties and celebrations – which means plenty of opportunities to be tempted to eat and drink more than usual. But just because you want to be health-conscious doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. And it goes the other way around too – you don’t have to over-indulge in order to have fun. Moderation always wins in the end. Th ...[Read More]