Wellness Wednesday

Interview with New Jersey’s Popular Fitness Trainer Adrienne Felder

adrienne felderLADIES, whether you want a firm booty, wash board abs or toned arms and legs the only way to get there is by exercising. These quick fix routines that are being advertised are mostly hoaxes and are probably unhealthy for your body in the long run.

I started my workout routine last year when I joined LA Fitness. That was short lived because I became lazy and stopped going :( Don’t judge me, it happens to many of us lol. However, the times I did go I would take a muscle toning class that had a great instructor. For me, classes work best because I need interaction with others when I work out. Plus, I’m clueless in the gym so having an instructor really helps. 

After going to those classes I found the instructor very skillful at training plus she pushed everyone to their limits. The little time and effort I did put in had my legs and booty looking right!  It’s like she knew everyone personally and knew how far to push them. I liked that personal factor about it because it proved she actually cared. I know trainers are paid to do their job but it’s good to find a trainer that actually cares.  She even expresses her personality through her routines, jokes here and there and the music was always pumping. You can get your workout on plus get your groove back. Sadly, I stopped going to the gym and she stopped training there but she continues her journey as a fitness trainer and she is sculpting the lives and bodies of many. LCC was able to catch up with the busy Fitness Trainer Adrienne Felder  and here is what she had to say:

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Cancer Awareness month is an annual campaign that increases its promotion for the disease in hopes to educate everyone about this illness.  During this time there are many workshops, summits, and screenings that everyone can be a part of. One of the leading misconceptions is that breast cancer just affects women. That is simply not true, men run the risk of breast cancer as well, and therefore everyone must be aware of this disease.

The most common question is what is breast cancer?

Cancer begins in the cells which are the basic building blocks that make up tissue. Tissue is found in the breast and other parts of the body. Sometimes, the process of cell growth goes wrong and new cells form when the body doesn’t need them and old or damaged cells do not die as they should. When this occurs, a buildup of cells often forms a mass of tissue called a lump, growth, or tumor.

Breast cancer occurs when malignant tumors develop in the breast. These cells can spread by breaking away from the original tumor and entering blood vessels or lymph vessels, which branch into tissues throughout the body. When cancer cells travel to other parts of the body and begin damaging other tissues and organs, the process is called metastasis. [1] Read more

My Journey to Becoming a Vegan: By Guest Blogger

vegan picI was never the type of person to challenge myself, so becoming a vegan was literally a thought in my mind of things I would never do.  It really went on the same list as skydiving, just simply no for me! My cousin, Razi’ El Muntasir, became a life coach teaching the importance of holistic lifestyles. I went to a seminar he had at Long Island University, and he drew me in, but I still didn’t think of incorporating what I learned with myself.

One day shortly after New Years of 2008, I was hanging out with my cousins watching a movie. Razi’ El asks, “Is that you breathing like that?” In response to his aggressive tone, I just denied everything! I then followed the denial with excuses about my bronchitis and being born with “nasaly” voice. Then he follows with, “Listen, that’s not attractive, you can’t walk around breathing like that, you need to fix that!” Now every woman wants a man, so as soon as you hear that something you’re doing is a turn-off you immediately are willing to fix it. Razi El says, “It’s very simple to fix this problem. People often underestimate the power of their own bodies. Your body has all the tools you need to heal it. Your responsibility is to fuel it with natural foods.”  Razi’ El instructed me to change my diet.

At this time I was also looking to lose weight, about 20 lbs. But the thought, No cream? No mac n’ cheese? No scrambled, poached, sunny side-up (which I didn’t even really like) eggs? No Turkey? NO! I can’t do this! But I thought to myself, you know what Sara? You try it for two weeks and see what happens. So I made a commitment that night. The next morning I went to the grocery store and I grabbed some almond milk for my cereal. Then for lunch and dinner I became more creative with salads. I started making my own secret dressing, and added in things like artichoke hearts and olives, I made things interesting. Soon to follow was the start of my first commitment to a gym routine. Read more

Top 10 Reasons You Want Jeanette Jenkins As Your Fitness Trainer

jeanette jenkinsEverybody knows celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins is the paramount when it comes to fitness training. She has been enhancing her fitness skills for decades now and it wasn’t until two years ago that I heard about her. If you’re shaking your head at me, please continue, I felt the same way. She is such a phenomenon in the fitness and nutritionist world; I don’t know where I have been all these years. It could be that I was never into fitness and healthy eating habits until most recently and that’s when the research begun.  After seeing the fabulous singer Kelly Rowland body transformation, I was completely curious as to who was training her. When I discovered that it was Jeanette Jenkins, I knew I had to figure out who she was.

After viewing her site, http://www.thehollywoodtrainer.com/  which is very awesome, following her on twitter and instagram and learning more about the work she does in the community I developed 10 top reasons why I need her as my trainer. Read more

Thinking about getting a health coach?

seek-a-health-coachAs we enter into the last quarter of the year and I reflect on my physical fitness, I must say, I could have done better. I could have eaten healthier, went to the gym more often, did more physical activities, plus intake of more veggies and fruits. Well, I did get better with more intakes of veggies and fruits, but of course there is always room for improvement.

This time I decided to hire a health coach. Why? Well because when it comes to physical overall fitness I am very lazy, plus I love a cheerleader by my side. Of course, you don’t need this to help you improve your fitness and health, but I hope to find that it will help me.  What is a health coach? Read more