Mastermind groups work, my dreams are coming true!

Mastermind groups work, my dreams are coming true!
My life has had a major shift. Things I’ve always wanted to do I am doing. People I’ve always wanted to meet, I am meeting, and only from a few simple, yet monumental changes.  I got involved with a “Mentor to Millionaire” program recently, and already it has changed my life. What’s interesting about what’s... Read more »

Fitness Blender, a phenomenal site for free online fitness videos

Fitness Blender, a phenomenal site for free online fitness videos
I have been in the fitness industry now coming up on twenty years, and yet somehow, I have never heard of Fitness Blender which currently has over 2.5 million Youtube followers, but boy am I glad I did.  The only way to remain a good instructor and stay on the cutting edge of what’s happening... Read more »

Confessions of an LA Fitness employee, racism is real

Confessions of an LA Fitness employee, racism is real
I thought long and hard about telling my story, and just recently made up in my mind to let bygones be bygones and move my unbelievable experience with LA Fitness to the recesses of my mind by focusing on new opportunities. I had finally gotten myself to a place of peace. But now, I must... Read more »
Advertisement:

I hate to admit I procrastinate, but not for reasons you think

I hate to admit I procrastinate, but not for reasons you think
I hate to admit that I procrastinate, but I do. I put off doing major things that are important   I’m not talking about laundry, or cleaning my closet, or developing some kind of system to manage my bills. I procrastinate with all of those things, but I’m not really concerned about those because eventually... Read more »

Weight loss motivation gone wrong

Weight loss motivation gone wrong
Weight loss ads. You simply can’t get around them. From Oprah and Weight Watchers to Marie Osmond with Nutrisystem, everyone is trying to encourage us that we can get and be healthy–myself included. I often wonder about the subliminal messages in certain ads. It’s one thing to say something catchy that gets you excited and inspired... Read more »

The lonely road of leadership

The lonely road of leadership
Years ago when I read  Wayne Dyer’s “It’s Never Crowded Along the Extra Mile,” I thought I was prepared for the winding road and journey of success. It’s so exciting to read motivating books and pursue your dream, especially if you’re blessed to partner in with a group of people who are all committed to the same... Read more »
Advertisement:

Stepping out on faith

Thumbnail image for 'Stepping out on faith'
I was just over a year old when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon and spoke his famous words “One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.” I’ve often wondered if I was sitting right there when it all happened, me in my infantile state, hearing the words of courage, commitment, and completion... Read more »

Experiencing God, the most life changing book I've ever read

Experiencing God, the most life changing book I've ever read
In the preface of “Experiencing God,” authors Claude V. King and Henry Blackaby explain, like most authors, that they had no idea when they first published their work in 1976 the impact the book would have on the world. From then until now, generations of believers have been transformed by their book, and I too am one... Read more »

Gay Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle gives me hope

Gay Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle gives me hope
Social media is all abuzz with the latest story about the Christian mom blogger, Glennon Doyle, and her engagement to retired soccer star Abby Wambach.  I’m not a soccer fan. Never heard of Abby Wambach. I’m also not familiar with Glennon Doyle’s blog. The story caught my eye because of its title in the Washington... Read more »
Advertisement:

Fat shaming controversy continues

Fat shaming controversy continues
I have been accused of being a fat shamer ever since I published a blog in 2014 where I asked if people respected fat fitness professionals. It was my belief that as leaders in the fitness industry, instructors should be role models and look the part. Why did I ever say that? Since then, I have gotten... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Elana Anthony

    I am a wife and mother blessed to have six daughters who fill my home with love and laughter. My passion is writing and teaching, but most especially inspiring people to live healthy lives in my faith-filled fitness classes. My dream is to have my own faith and fitness TV show where people from all the world collectively join together on our "temple" building project of enjoying optimal health. I am a certified group fitness instructor by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and earned graduate degrees in Writing from DePaul University, in addition to a degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania. I have seen and experienced the hand of God work and move in my life, and consider it an honor and blessing to be saved to serve.

  • Recent posts

  • Tags

  • Advertisement: