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What Kind of Man Calls Miss Universe ‘Miss Piggy?’

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

"She gained like 55 pounds in 9 months [...] she was like an 'eating machine' [...] I guess she ate a lot of everything."

5 Tips to Help You Lose Weight While Still Feeling Satisfied

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

5 tips to help you control your portions, feel satisfied, and still shed the unwanted pounds.

Weight Loss Surgery Isn’t Fool-Proof, but Neither is a Low-Carb Diet

September 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The difficult thing about doctors prescribing low-carb diets to reverse conditions like diabetes? Most people struggle with sticking to them.

Q&A Wednesday: I Hit My Goal, Now I Don’t Know What to Do!

September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Q: I not only hit my goal, but I am 15lbs below it...and now I don't know what to do! I don't know what to focus on! I don't know how to handle the attention! Help!

Q&A Wednesday: Can I Really Walk Away the Pounds?

September 7th, 2016|2 Comments

Q: Erika, I'm 300+ right now and I really want to get in better shape but I know I can't run and I'm starting to get scared. What if the zombies come and I can't save myself! Ha ha ha just kidding, but I need to know. Can I really walk off the weight?

Waist Gang Society Sued for $5 Million for Lying About Waist Trainers

September 6th, 2016|1 Comment

The lawsuit alleged the company lied about its products' ability to burn fat. The company settled the $5 million class action lawsuit out of court.

How to Coach Clients from Other Cultures

August 30th, 2016|1 Comment

Since I missed my ability to present at the 2016 Women's Fitness Summit about culturally-sensitive nutrition guidance, I decided to blog it instead!

Want a Peek Inside Teyana Taylor’s Workouts?

August 29th, 2016|6 Comments

Live video to give you a look at what Teyana does during her workouts to get and keep the body we saw in Kayne West's 'Fade' video.

Flexibility 101: What IS Flexibility? Why is it Important?

August 26th, 2016|2 Comments

A beginner's guide to understanding flexibility, and how to improve it step by step, begins with a basic question: what does it mean to be flexible?

5 Inspiring Examples of Black Girl Awesomeness from the 2016 Olympics

August 22nd, 2016|3 Comments

Claressa, Jenny, Simone, and many, many, more, all showing the world their skill, their talent, and just how incredible they are as role models and inspiration.

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Q&A Wednesday: I Lost Weight While I Was Sick, but Now I’m Scared to Eat!

August 17th, 2016|1 Comment

Q: I was ill, had to stop eating for a few weeks, and I lost 39lbs...now that I'm no longer sick, I'm scared to start eating again!

Q&A Wednesday: Do’s and Don’ts of Working Out at 300lbs

August 10th, 2016|7 Comments

Q: Have you already answered the question of "What do I do in the gym when I'm 300lbs?". What are the do's and don't do's when you are a newbie to working out?

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Hi, I'm Erika! Lovingly known as Evil Fitness Barbie or The Fitness Fairy Godmother, I'm a wife and mother of two (!) who has gone from couch potato to NASM-certified trainer, with specialties in weight loss, women's fitness, and nutrition.

Oh, and I also lost 170lbs on my own through diet and exercise. Read more about that here.

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