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Yale graduate, pro golfer and fitness activist, Andia Winslow is putting a healthy yet educational spin on Black History Month. The granddaughter of the late Colonel Robert V. Winslow, a Tuskegee Airman and proud US Air Force serviceman, Winslow knows the importance of carrying on legacy.

Every day we’re losing more and more legacy makers — and their stories are being forgotten. Our goal is to pay tribute to these people through the work of the human body.

Winslow’s passion for fitness and celebrating Black History come to life in The Legacy Workout, a dynamic series of movements inspired by athletes, leaders, soldiers and other legends past, which she is co-creator of.

The Legacy Workout is dedicated to the memory of bodies of work. Of bodies at work. And at play. Of minds committed to mining greatness, to combating injustice, to insuring a future for future bodies, and minds. The Legacy Workout is dedicated to legacy makers past, present and future. The black body. The celestial body. The empowered human body, in motion.

This inspirational workout takes fitness enthusiasts on an artful and beautifully depicted exercise routine that pays homage to those who have paved the way – featuring movements such as Tuskegee fly sit-ups, Buffalo Soldier High Knees, Thurgood Marshall-inspired shoulder raises, Jackie Robinson-inspired fast feet, and House Cleaners – symbolizing the labor-intense job of cleaning floors by hand, a task often given to female slaves.

Each movement reflects a person, a people, or a point in time — an era. Because they dreamed us, because they dreamed of a better place for us -and for themselves- we owe them. We owe it to ourselves to do/be better. To be caretakers of our bodies without which we cannot persist; we cease to exist. Infinity is our limit.

As stated by Winslow on her website, The Fit Cycle, “this is tribute” indeed; a unique way to honor our history.

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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Here’s the formula ⬇️ EXAMPLE

Your WEIGHT ( 300 pounds ) multiply by 14. = ( 4,200 calories ) That will get you your TOTAL MAINTENANCE CALORIES.
Then.

Your MAINTENANCE CALORIE multiply by .25
4,200 calories x .25 = 1,050

Then.

Your MAINTENANCE CALORIE 4,200 subtract 1,050 = 3,150 calories.

3,150 would be your calorie goal

Depending on your workout intensity and job you can lower the deficit % the harder you work the more your body needs!
Now just plug in your weight and try it yourself !

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IS MEAL PREPPING RIGHT FOR YOU ? 🍱
I’m a firm believer in always staying prepared ! Why ? Because if I’m hungry I won’t end up eating fast food or something I know I shouldn’t be having. My suggestion is prepare your food for 2 Days that way it stays fresh 👍🏻 consistency is key and if you want to reach your goals, it’s going to take disciple.

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