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31 05, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: The Truth About Six-Pack Abs

By | 2017-07-25T00:52:53+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Exercise 101, Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Q: hey so i've been working my a$$ off trying to get this 6 pack in gear and it is just not happening! i'm trying to get on [redacted]'s level... i know you do troubleshooting so can you help me troubleshoot this tummy so i can make this 6 pack pop like wheeewwwwwwwww lolol A: [...]

8 03, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: I’m a Gym Newbie—What Do I Do First?

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:39+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Exercise 101, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|0 Comments

Q: My problem is that I am overwhelmed when I go to the gym. There is so much equipment and I don't know where to start. Any suggestions?

10 02, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: Help, I’m Losing Weight but My Booty is Shrinking!

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:41+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Booty, Exercise 101, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training, Tools For Weight Loss|0 Comments

Q: Erika, I finally figured this weight loss thing out. I'm eating clean, I'm working out, but my booty is going away!!! Nooooo!

18 01, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: My Knees Hurt When I Work Out!

By | 2017-07-25T01:49:16+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Exercise 101, Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Q: Hello Erika, How are you? I respect you for giving out the information that you have for us women. I just had a few questions for you. Every year I say I am going to eat right and lose weight and I don't. I have gained so much weight through the years that now every time I do get on the treadmill my knees hurt. They hurt so bad that when I lay down at night they throb inside. I know it has to do with the excess weight I have gained in my legs and around my knees. What kind of exercise do you suggest for this and did you go through this also?

22 11, 2016

The Truth About Using Exercise as a Tool Against Depression

By | 2017-07-25T01:58:52+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Exercise 101, It's All Mental|2 Comments

One of the frustrating things that I've learned in reading about depression is that people rely heavily on the idea that you should just be able to work out, and boom—problem solved. And this is sort of true. Sort of.

22 02, 2016

Everything You Need to Know For Your First SoulCycle Ride

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:23+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Exercise 101|8 Comments

Eager to get out of the house sans-Baby Sprout and get a little positive and active energy flowing through my system, I decided to take a class of some sort. Something, anything to help me get moving, but I had a few caveats: it had to be low-impact, because my knees have been feeling a [...]

15 09, 2015

Stop Telling Me Black Women Don’t Work Out

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:40+00:00 September 15th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Body Image, Running, Social Construct|12 Comments

You sound like an idiot when you start your little rant about how black women 'don't work out.' We do, and we'd appreciate it if you stopped the nonsense.

24 07, 2015

Friday 5: 5 Common Questions About Working With Weights Answered

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:53+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Friday 5, Running, Strength Training|4 Comments

The five questions women ask me the most regarding strength training and weight lifting, and some insight to help make you a strength training dynamo.

14 07, 2015

The Case Against Working Out in Waist Trainers — Or Wearing Them At All

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:55+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Stop Doing This at the Gym, Strength Training|5 Comments

The wearing of a garment that presses directly on your nerves in the midst of strenuous activity leads to not only nerve damage, but muscle damage...