Why Women Need to Be Lifting Weights

It is common knowledge that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether it be jogging, attending a yoga class, or just taking a walk, implementing some sort of exercise is beneficial to your physical and mental health. However, somewhere along the way in starting to exercise, some women are led astray byContinue reading “Why Women Need to Be Lifting Weights”

An Updated Analysis of Some of the Internet’s Biggest Fitness Influencers

A few months ago in the throes of the pandemic, I wrote a blog post about some fitness influencers that I deemed to be the “best” and the “worst.” Now, having just earned my NASM Personal Training Certification, I am in an even more qualified position to revisit that article, and take a deeper diveContinue reading “An Updated Analysis of Some of the Internet’s Biggest Fitness Influencers”

Vegan YouTube Must Be Stopped

As a 15 year old girl searching for ways to ~get skinny~ and healthy, I stumbled across videos by FreeLee the Banana Girl, an Australian vegan YouTuber. FreeLee introduced me to veganism, crediting the lifestyle to her lean physique (conveniently without mentioning that she biked for hours each day…). She claimed that ingesting animal productsContinue reading “Vegan YouTube Must Be Stopped”

Best (and Worst) At-Home Fitness Influencers

At a time when most of the gyms are still closed closed have been closed for what feels like forever (March 17, 2020–a day that will live in infamy), many of us have been relegated to at-home workouts. After months of trying to find the best (ie most challenging) at-home workouts, I fancy myself anContinue reading “Best (and Worst) At-Home Fitness Influencers”

Personal Responsibility in Health and Fitness

I was cold, and I didn’t want to do it. It was a winter night, and the water pipes were not as well insulated as they would be in the summer. The air was cold and biting, and I cowered in the shower like a toddler, telling myself it was okay and I didn’t haveContinue reading “Personal Responsibility in Health and Fitness”

Fitness in the Time of No Gyms

My goal for 2020 was to squat 225 pounds, which would be almost more than 100 pounds more than my bodyweight. That didn’t happen, since March 2020 was the thing of nightmares, causing my gym–my happy place–to close indefinitely. I’ve always been athletic, participating in a variety of sports since elementary school. In college, IContinue reading “Fitness in the Time of No Gyms”