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P!nk - Strong, Beautiful and Freakin Perfect

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I’ll never forget the day a previous boss of mine told me …” You’d only be perfect if you lost this.” She grabbed on to what little fat I had around my “love handles”. As you can imagine this put me over the edge. It ruined my self-esteem. I felt belittled. I felt like I wasn’t good enough. I felt like I needed to prove to her that I can be perfect…with just a little more work and lot more pills.

Man, I wish I had Pink to look up to back then.  I’m talking about the singer. 

….. Ha, kinda funny eh? I wanted to be “perfect” and that’s one of Pink’s hit songs. Ok I digress……

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How to Breathe Efficiently While Running

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I am not a runner. I do not think this comes as a surprise to anyone, running just ain’t my thang. But, I have had people ask me how to breathe efficiently while running and it is very similar to breathing while working out in general. The question really is how do you increase your aerobic capacity during any aerobic activity – running, swimming, a ChoreoKick class (cough cough).

What we want to experience is that ability to run for a period of time without feeling utterly out of breath and to be able to transport oxygen to the rest of our muscles so we can sustain the actual movement for a period of time.

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Mini Pyramid Workout for the WEEKEND!!

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And Friday has arrived once again. Time to celebrate the WEEKEND! But before you run off to happy hour ask yourself if you gave your body the workout it deserved this week. Did you get that blood pumping? Did you feel your heart rate increase? If not then I definitely suggest the Fit Fem Mini Pyramid Workout.

I designed the Mini Pyramid as an exercise that is high intensity, high burst, and high energy. This “short burst workout” can be done anywhere at any time so feel free to get it done while watching TV, at the beach or at the park. It does not require any equipment or lots of space. All you need is 10 minutes and the dedication to push through.

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Doctors Ask Columbia University to Fire Dr. Oz Because “He’s Full of Shit”

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I’ll just lay out my opinion, FLAT OUT! Both sides suck! Let me tell you why.

First of all, no one is perfect. Imperfections are what make everyone unique. There are moments when we say or do things outside the norm and people are threatened by this. But we are all entitled to our own opinions, a luxury we enjoy and should take pride in. People can listen to your opinion or turn a blind eye but the important thing to remember is to make your voice heard and never stay silent.

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Stressed Out and Expecting? Find Out How Pregnancy Stress Affects the Mother and Baby

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Last week I made a brief appearance on Huffington Post Live. Take a look – I am about 11 minutes into the program.

The segment was about the impact of stress brought on by pregnancy on mother and baby. Obviously, this piece hit home for me as my life can be quiet hectic at times. I have the stress of being a new mom, the stress of running and growing The Fit Fem, and the stress of having to accept the changes of my body (something that may sound simple to many but is difficult for someone who suffered from body image issues).

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Your Back to a Six-Pack – A 15 Minute Back Workout

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What body parts do you focus on when working out?? From experience, I have noticed that most women focus on core, arms and butt. These are the three areas that tend to be a problem point for many women looking to get in shape. We want the six pack, the arm definition and the butt that can hold a glass.

These are not bad aspirations but let’s not forget to give our back muscles some attention. It does support us on a daily basis - no harm in making it a tad stronger.

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about Syl, the fit fem

Based in Long Island, New York, Sylvia Nasser is the CEO and Co-President of The Fit Fem Studio, LLC. She offers in-home personal training services to local residents in NY and CT.

Sylvia is also a certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA, and a Holistic Health Coach, accredited through Purchase College, at the State University of New York, as well as The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

Want to learn more about The Fit Fem personal training services? Click Here!

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