These Black fitness instructors will make health and wellness your reality.
- Water is now your best friend. Get creative with these DIY detox waters.
- Cardio is not the only way to lose pounds. Add weights and resistance bands to continue to burn calories, tighten your waist and tone your muscles.
- Snack on fruits and veggies more by keeping them in eyesight. For example, keep a bowl of fruit on the counter and pre-cut raw veggies in the fridge.
- When eating salads, choose low-fat dressings like Balsamic Vinaigrette and steer clear of creamy dressings.
- Avoid red meat. Including bacon. There, I said it.
Warm weather is here which means it is time to get excited about outside workouts! The Great Parks of Hamilton County is hosting an Outdoor Fitness and Yoga Series at Winton Woods Park Harbor Amphitheater. The classes will every Tuesday at 7 p.m. June – August.
But if you’re not excited about exercising outside, these Cincinnati Black Fitness trainers can create a healthy-fit lifestyle that you can actually live with indoors as well. The information in this article is as current as the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting.
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Art Hunter – The Art of Fitness
Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer
A multi-purpose physical training and sports facility that also focuses on nutrition.
Personal training that focuses on your health, weight loss and toning.
Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and NPC Figure Competitor
Fitness, health and wellness through personal training, boot camp and fitness classes.
Derrick Partman – R.I.S.E Fit
Non-stop movements to burn calories with a focus on core-body exercises, balance and flexibility.
Kerrie Chaney – All Out Fitness & Training
Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer & Nutrition Counselor
Weekly fitness classes, meal plans and monthly nutrition workshops.
Kurt Billups – Next Level Fitness and Training
Fitness Instructor and Trainer
Family-friendly fitness center with exercise equipment, training classes and childcare.
Fitness classes and personal training sessions.
Matthew Scott – Body Shop (3458 Cardiff Avenue, 45209)
Personal training programs and fitness classes.
Markesha Blackman – Hip-Hop Redefined
Tone your body and burn calories by using easy hip-hop dance moves.
Morgan Owens – Curvy Cardio
Fitness Instructor at North Avondale Recreation Center
A full body workout focusing on the glutes, core and toning. Embracing all shapes and sizes.
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Kids need love too! Teen work out FREE at Planet Fitness all summer.
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Most Black fitness instructors will tell you that healthy eating goes hand in hand with exercising. Here are a few diets or lifestyle changes to pair with your exercising.
A keto diet, properly known as ketogenesis means generating ketones which your body does naturally. This happens when your body consumes very few carbs. Keto diets turn your fat into fuel providing sustainable slow-burning energy. This is done by increasing healthy fats (like avocados), lowering carbohydrates (like pasta) and adding protein (unprocessed meats) to every meal. It has been proven that this diet improved mental cognition and clarity as well as weight loss and balanced energy levels. IG profile Ketohackershop shows you how to stick to a Keto Diet while dining in and dining out.
Plant Base/Flexitarian Lifestyle
Cut back on your meat intake by replacing one to three days a week with vegetarian dishes also known as plant-based meals. Healthy proteins like edamame, tofu, and tempeh will add texture and fiber to your meals. Of course, you will need to season to your liking, but don’t overdo it. Meals without meat sound easy to make, but you may need help with the creativity of it. Purple Carrot offers a variety of plant-based meals that meet you at your doorstep. Ingredients are all labeled and properly portioned for you to cook with ease. Some choose to adapt a full plant base lifestyle for health reasons like decreasing the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. If you choose to keep meat in your diet as a flexitarian, do your best to consume grass-fed, organic meats.
With these tips, you won’t need a summer body. You will have your healthy, perfect shape year round. Don’t forget to check out Groupon for discount yoga, fitness, spinning and boot camp classes. Another fun option for cardio is Red Bike or Cincinnati Bike Center. Grab a group of friends and see how far you can ride!
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Marissa Staples, Writer
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