Good Lord! I can't eat microwave popcorn either? Confessions from a Fitness Trainer, Part 1

Good Lord! I can't eat microwave popcorn either? Confessions from a Fitness Trainer, Part 1
Okay, here’s the truth. I love teaching fitness classes and participants love me just the same. My dream is to travel the world as a health and fitness spokesperson. As a mom of six, I am in great shape but I train hard to look even better. I mean, it’s one thing to be an... Read more »

"Drunk In Love": A Sober Look at Beyoncé

"Drunk In Love": A Sober Look at Beyoncé
Recently, a friend of mine, posted on Facebook her experience of hearing Beyoncé’s”Drunk In Love” for the first time.  Delores Balogun, Founder and Creator of iGlowMentoring, much like myself, primarily listens to non-secular music, and she described what it was like to hear Beyoncé’s song for the first time.  The discussion was so interesting I decided,... Read more »

Scandal is too scandalous for me

Scandal is too scandalous for me
I tried to be supportive, but the fact is, Scandal has just gotten too scandalous–and ridiculous–for me! For the entire first season, I’d never even seen the show. I would see the comments posted on people’s Facebook pages and felt like I wasn’t missing much, but everyone just kept talking about it. Then, this past... Read more »
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Step aerobics, not your average workout

Step aerobics, not your average workout
Let’s face it: step aerobics is not your average workout. Going up and down on that step board to a rhythmic beat hearing cues for directional moves you don’t know should drive anyone completely mad! How de-conditioned exercisers stay in the class and learn the moves is beyond me. But people do, just like I... Read more »

Scared of Kindergarten

Scared of Kindergarten
Finding a school should be a fun thing. But with everything I know about Chicago Public Schools and their competing charters, I don’t know what I’m going to do this Fall. In short, I’m scared of kindergarten for my twin five year old girls. Presently they are in a free full-day Pre-K program at Burke... Read more »

Weight discrimination: It's real, but is it right?

Weight discrimination: It's real, but is it right?
Weight discrimination is real. Research supports this and there are laws against this. But do employers have a right to deny new applicants opportunities due to a person’s size? I must say, I can see why they would. Health issues affect a person’s ability to function at their optimal levels. If you’re overweight, you’re more... Read more »
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Fat Fitness Pros: Do you respect them?

Fat Fitness Pros: Do you respect them?
Obesity. A disease that now impacts every race, culture, class, and profession–even the fitness industry. I remember as a teen being completely enamored by Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons as they bopped around in neon outfits, headbands, and leg warmers encouraging us to get up and move. I thought being a fitness expert was fun... Read more »

Did you know there is a $68 million church on the South Side of Chicago?

Did you know there is a $68 million church on the South Side of Chicago?
You may not know or believe it, but there is actually a $68 million state-of-the-art facility and church in the West Pullman area on the South Side of Chicago! You may be like me and never even knew such a place existed, but it’s true, and it’s real, and it’s beautiful, and now I’m even... Read more »

Three simple ways to tell your trainer is inexperienced

Three simple ways to tell your trainer is inexperienced
Do you ever question your personal trainer’s expertise? Ever feel like you might be doing unsafe exercises? Don’t ignore your feelings. Trust your gut. Honor your body and good God-given common sense to know that if something don’t feel right, it ain’t right. Here are three simple ways to tell your trainer is inexperienced. Number 1.... Read more »
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One exercise I never want to see another woman do again!

One exercise I never want to see another woman do again!
I have had it! I mean really. Yes, I am a fitness spokesperson, and yes, I teach group fitness classes, and yes, I have a heart and passion for helping people. But just like Jesus got annoyed and irritated by people’s lack of faith, I too, get irritated by seeing the most ridiculous asinine exercises... Read more »
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