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A VEGAN IN VEGAS!

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You may not think vegan eating is synonymous with Las Vegas, but you can be confident in knowing that if you have chosen a meatless lifestyle, “Sin City” does in fact give up the goods! As a Los Angeles resident, I have visited Las Vegas quite a few times and I’ve never left hungry (or broke, thank goodness). Below, is my take on great places to enjoy vegan fare, whether on or off the strip!

Vegas StripThe Wynn and Encore on the strip offer vegan selections – owner Steve Wynn is vegan. I guess he wanted to be sure he could eat well in his own hotel! My go-to favorite is the Society Cafe at Encore.

Gonzalez Y Gonzalez at New York New York on the strip is another place to enjoy great-tasting vegan options. I ordered the veggie fajitas and I think those were the best I’ve ever had! The vegetables were grilled to absolute perfection and thank goodness I had someone with me to help eat them up! All I had to do was ask them to hold the cheese and sour cream!

We also traveled off the strip and went to Pura Vida Bakery and Bystro on Western Avenue. I came across this place from searching online and let me tell you – the reviews I read before heading over there are SO well-deserved! I love breakfast/brunch and the vegan French toast left me wanting more! All of Pura Vida’s dishes are non-GMO and organic – you could definitely taste the difference. Check out a full write up on Pura Vida on my website!

WholeFoodsVeganThere was also a Whole Foods nearby that wasn’t stingy at all with their vegan selections!

This, my friends, is but a short list of options and all it takes is a little research and ambition and to be eating well with the rest of them in between hitting the slots! You can find vegan grub just about anywhere, even in places you wouldn’t expect!

In between some of the more indulgent choices, I suggest filling up on fruit, veggies and greens as well! I was even able to squeeze in working out! When traveling, I say enjoy but don’t overdo it. Living a healthy lifestyle is a daily commitment so being mindful while traveling is always a good idea.

The vegan lifestyle is not about deprivation and difficulty, as some may believe. It may require a little more planning, but the payoff is always well worth it! The Happy Cow is a great resource in finding vegetarian and vegan friendly spots all over the world. So, happy travels and plant-based eating no matter where life may take you!

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Christa Shelton is a vegan health coach and speaker dedicated to educating and helping people transition to the lifestyle through personalized coaching and meal planning. She has been vegetarian since 2001 and transitioned fully to veganism in 2006. Christa also dedicates herself to maintaining an active physical fitness lifestyle that includes cardio and weight training and is in the midst of preparing for her first fitness competition

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2Chainz Pretty Girls Fit Fest: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music

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Atlanta’s Hottest Fitness Trainers Missy Mostrom, Stephanie LeBeau, DaShaun “Guru” Johnson & Lana Ector Whipped Over 200 Pretty Girls into Shape at Center Stage for the Release of 2Chainz “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” Album  

This past Thursday, June 15th over 200 of Atlanta’s prettiest girls showed up to the Loft at Center Stage in athletic gear for one reason…because they love trap music! Event attendees were excited and ready to sweat it out to 2Chainz new album “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” with a few of Atlanta’s hottest fitness trainers and were surprised to receive an official “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” pink yoga mat which came in handy during the three 45-minute workout sessions.

Session 1 featured trainers Stephanie LeBeau and Missy Mostrom of VESTA who opened the night with kickboxing moves and rotational exercises that increased heartbeats and spirits. Then the Guru of Abs himself, Dashaun Johnson, took the stage for Session 2 and after a quick warm up he turned it up and took it off! Always one to focus on breathing during his workouts, you could hear the ladies calling out the numbers of their sets throughout the entire venue. To close out the night in Session 3, Lana Ector came to represent that Black Women Workout Too and showed all the pretty girls that a little twerking can be considered a workout too.

Throughout the evening attendees were able to relax in the Pretty Girls lounge wherein they previewed the “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” album and refreshed themselves with Propel Electrolyte Water.The next stop on the Trap Fitness tour will be….well you just have to stay tuned to find out.

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Fantasia’s ‘Journey to Fit’ – See the Exercises that Helped Refine Her Sexy

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The All New Black Fitness Today Podcast!

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The Black Fitness Today Podcast is here! Allow us to re-introduce ourselves:

We’re Ilen and Lauren Bell, the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today! We want to take things a step further and start a podcast to further connect with you, and bring you even more interviews, tips and tools to keep you fit, empowered and inspired!

What better way to kick things off than by interviewing the fitness industry’s most trusted consultant and CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp – the fast growing fitness business in the world – Bedros Keuilian! He was even recently named one of the “20 Faces of Franchising” by Global Franchise Magazine. But his success was hard earned. Bedros and his family immigrated to America from Armenia, with less than $300. But his family’s determination and will to overcome led Bedros from digging through dumpsters for food, to reaching massive professional and personal success.

Listen to this motivating and informative episode as Bedros drops gems for days – – not only for the current and aspiring fitness professional, but for anyone looking to elevate their life! What does hitting the snooze button really mean subconsciously? How do you make time for healthy living while always on the go? What’s the best way for fitness professionals to avoid burnout and make their passion into a profitable living? Get answers to these questions and so much more.
Keeping you fit, inspired and empowered! We are Black Fitness Today. The premier fitness lifestyle brand for the black community.

Listen to “Bedros Keuilian: From Homeless Personal Trainer to Multi-Million Dollar Fitness Empire” on Spreaker.

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