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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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#BlackGirlMagic on 2017 American Music Awards Red Carpet

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On the AMAs red carpet: Ciara

The mom of two said she gained 60 lbs during both of her pregnancies and had to work very hard to get back in shape. “I said I wasn’t going to gain 60lbs carrying Sienna…and I did exactly that!” she stated in an Instagram post.

Every postpartum journey is different, but you can’t help but be motivated by Cici! “After delivering my son, a 9-lb. 10-oz. baby, and gaining 60 lbs., I was committed to [returning] to how I felt before I had him. Four months after having him, I was back to my original shape,” she said. “There’s something very empowering about that. Something about that gave me an extra pep in my step, and motivated me even more to go harder.”

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On the AMAs red carpet: Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee on her body confidence with the Tracy Anderson Method workouts:
“…I have to say that Tracy Anderson’s workout the last five years has been really good for me. I love the studio atmosphere, I love how beautiful and sexy and long and strong I look when I work out, and I love the loud music.

I find that, as adults, we stay so regimented in our movement, even if we get on a treadmill. The music changes all the patterns, and my body gets to move freely, so you feel amazing—which is ultimately the point of the workouts, too. One of the things that’s most encouraging is you see a roomful of women working their asses off and looking beautiful. You see women in their 40s wearing jog bras and their stomachs out proudly, walking in a stance that says, “I love my body,” and that’s exciting to me.”
(via Health mag)

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On the AMAs red carpet: Kelly Rowland

Kelly on her morning routine: “The first thing I do is at least two or three minutes of meditation. I started doing that after I had my son. It has helped me tremendously. It just puts you in an easier mind space. There’s so much you have to deal with in one day, and I feel like meditation prepares you for anything that comes to you. You won’t flip your lid on the first thing that shakes you up a bit. It puts you at ease.

My favorite thing to eat in the morning is oatmeal. I add a little maple syrup, a little salt, and almond milk, and I’m set. Sometimes I’ll add cinnamon and some raisins and pumpkin seeds. I don’t need caffeine in the morning, but if I have to it’s usually through green tea.

I am a morning workout person. I don’t think I could really be as connected or focused in the afternoon if I didn’t do it… It’s definitely a HIIT workout, and I feel a lot better and more centered from doing it. Having my son really did a number on my body…”
(Via: Well + Good)

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