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BFT Welcomes New Editions to the Team

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We are pleased to announce the newest editions to the Black Fitness Today team!

Javis5Javes Lewis is a name that is familiar to many in the football world. As a former University of Oregon standout defensive back, Javes earned a full-athletic scholarship and went on to help lead the Ducks to the 2011 BCS National Championship game. Although the Ducks lost, Javes is familiar with winning at the highest level. His hard work, focus and dedication landed him in the NFL as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs preseason squad (2011), and in the CFL as a member of the Toronto Argonauts (2011-2012).

Javes understands and values the benefits of exercise and physical training, which ultimately led to his pursuit and achievement of becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is currently working on the certifying body’s Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification to accompany his athletic knowledge and experience in helping other athletes achieve high levels of success.

As a fitness professional, Javes steps onto a new gridiron – the battle against obesity and other chronic diseases that affect our community. His new goal is to use the skills that helped propel him to the highest level in football, to motivate and excite others in the benefits of living healthy and active lifestyles.
Loran_LLoran Lane is a Registered/Licensed Dietitian from Fort Worth, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Texas Christian University. She is currently working on her Master’s degree through California University of Pennsylvania in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, with an emphasis in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention.
Loran has gained experience working with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes’ as a strength coach intern at Fischer Sports in Phoenix, Arizona, a Sports Nutritionist Intern for the Dallas Cowboys, and Sports Nutritionist Intern for Athletes’ Performance in Frisco, Texas.

Loran considers two main ingredients for optimal performance: nutrition and exercise. Nutrition has just recently been recognized for its impact on performance. Meanwhile, many athletes still do not realize that in order to perform at their best, both exercise and nutrition are required. Loran wants to help athletes see the importance of good nutrition, and help guide them to meet their performance goals.

 

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Chauds_JuiceChaud of Chaud’s Juice Therapy is taking social media by storm. With over 33,000 followers on Instagram, Chaud is a juicing enthusiast whose passion is to spread information about the healing properties of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Ailments in her family prompted her research in juicing as part of proper nutrition and preventative care, vs. pills and surgeries. In her own words, “The taste of fresh juice is amazing, but it’s the vibrancy it brings to your body and soul that makes it a daily necessity.”

 

 

 

 

Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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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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