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Q&A Wednesday: How to Handle the Gym ‘Alpha Dog’

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Q: so i know this is going to sound a little weird, but i am terrified of the gym. i mean, it scares the sh-t out of me. like, i get all siced to get up and go workout, but then i envision some a--hole in a muscle tank pointing and laughing at me as i struggle with two one pound kettlebells or whatever, and then i flip out and decide to stay on my couch in the comfort of shonda rhimes instead.

Why You Shouldn’t Lose Weight to Get a Man

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

There are a million reasons to choose to lose weight. Don't let "because I need a man" become one of them.

5 Ways Fitness Can Improve Your Sex Life

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Erika's note: This post gets graphic. This post is for grown folks. Notice I didn't say mature folks. I just said grown ones. I might make a couple of dick jokes in here, and I [...]

You Knew That Flat Tummy Tea Was a Scam, Right?

April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Flat Tummy Tea, FitTea, and all the other products? They're 10x more expensive than any other laxative tea, and they don't work any better. What's the deal?

Q&A Wednesday: I Have a Good Week with My Diet…Then BOOM!

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Q: I had a good thing going with my diet, right? I was feeling good, doing my cardio workouts, and staying committed to it until..................

Your Water Bottle is Gross—Here’s How to Clean It

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

When's the last time you cleaned your reusable water bottle? No, I mean, REALLY deep cleaned it?

10 Tips for Safely Exercising at Night

March 24th, 2017|2 Comments

Tips for exercising safely at night from a pro at safety and an avid runner.

Q&A Wednesday: How Do You Fit It All In?

March 22nd, 2017|1 Comment

Q: How do you fit fitness and healthy eating into your day with some of the challenges of living in a big city?

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Goes Wrong at Clinic That Has Killed Before

March 20th, 2017|1 Comment

"...died from fat clots that caused her organs to fail by blocking her arteries, Miami-Dade coroners concluded in an autopsy report."

The Case for Universal Health Care

March 14th, 2017|5 Comments

If we truly value human life the way we say we do, then we should find it abhorrent that people are forced to choose between dying and the expense of living.

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

March 8th, 2017|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?

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If Only 50% of Subway’s Chicken is Really Chicken…What’s the Other 50%?

March 6th, 2017|1 Comment

The oven roasted chicken scored 53.6% chicken DNA, and the chicken strips were found to have just 42.8% chicken DNA.

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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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