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Kortne Green: How An Injury Lead Her to Bodybuilding

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Kortne Green’s journey into the world of bodybuilding started from an unfortunate injury, but like a true champion, she worked through the adversity and found herself on a new and greater path. Although her injury forced her to stop participating in the competitive sports that she grew up on, she never lost her desire to be challenged. She is now gearing up to hit the stage once again this fall to compete in the NPC women’s physique division.

Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

A. First off, I am 24 years old and I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but grew up in Roseville, California. I am a Northern California demo rep for BSN supplements.

Q. How has fitness changed your life?

A. Fitness has always been a part of my life. I’ve always been active since I was a little girl, playing sports. When I was 22, I tore my ACL/meniscus and decided to retire from sports fully and really get into weightlifting. Ever since then, I haven’t looked back!

Q. When did you know bodybuilding was for you?

A. After my injury, I began a rigorous therapy regimen that required flexibility and weight training. From that moment on, that’s when I had started lifting weights seriously and decided to get into the competition world of bodybuilding. And ever since then, I haven’t looked back.

Q. What is your training and nutrition regimen while training, and when you are in your “off season?”

A. During the season and offseason, my training regimen isn’t that much different. I try to keep the same intensity with high volume workouts to get the best results. Functional training has never really been my thing. I’ve always loved the “old school” way of lifting weights. I feel that is what has worked best for me.

Q. Do you have any competitions coming up? Have you recently competed?

A. I plan on competing in late fall in the physique division. The last time I competed was last July in the figure division.

Kortne Green, ExercisingQ. What advice would you give others in reaching their goals?

A. You have to be 100% committed! Stay motivated and dedicated and trust the process – whether it’s competition or for personal fitness. True success doesn’t come overnight. Always understand and practice your craft because patience is truly a virtue. I always want to aspire to inspire the younger and older crowd of both men and women because I want them to look at me with a goal and say to themselves “I can look like her” or “She’s my motivation to conquer my goals like she did”. That’s why I love what I do. Workout to inspire.

Q. How people can find out more about you?

Facebook – www.facebook.com/kortne.greene
Instagram – ms_kg_1

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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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Your Guide To Shopping For Produce

Find out what produce you should definitely buy organic, and what is okay to buy conventionally

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It seems to be getting harder and harder to know what is being sold to us at the grocery store. We know that the beautiful, shiny produce is the most affordable but probably contains the highest amounts of wax, pesticides and other chemicals. However, organic can be a bit pricey and possibly unavailable, depending on where you have access to shop.

Did you know that the USDA found a total of 178 different pesticides and pesticide breakdown products on the thousands of produce samples it analyzed? The pesticides persisted on fruits and vegetables even when they were washed and, in some cases, peeled.

See what happens when you pour hot water on conventional apples. The chemicals literally melt! It’s important that we buy organic and if we cannot, at least wash our produce prior to consuming (Video: Laurline Eldemire Lawrence via Facebook):

Check out the most recent list of produce that you should preferably buy organic, known as the ‘Dirty Dozen,’ and which produce is safe to purchase conventionally, known as the ‘Clean Fifteen.’ While you may not find every produce item you like to eat on these lists, this is a great start!

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Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen. Credit: EWG

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Angela Rye Set To Join BET For New Program

The cultural and political thought leader’s new series ‘Angela Rye’s State of the Union’ begins January 31st

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It’s about time! We are excited to learn that Angela Rye, Principal and CEO of Impact Strategies, CNN political commentator and NPR political analyst, will be joining forces with BET to deliver a new program, launching this month.

Rye is set to host and executive produce the quarterly news show, which is poised to dig deep into issues and stories affecting black America.

“Working with BET always provides a reminder of why I began to do this work,” Rye said in a statement to Blavity. “It is essential that we have platforms where we can discuss our politics, our challenges, and our culture through our respective lenses. The upcoming special will provide a glimpse of what’s to come with our partnership.”

The first episode of the series is tentatively titled “Angela Rye’s State of the Union,” which will be a primetime rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union address airing Wednesday, January 31 at 10PM PT.

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Gee Bryant A Force To Reckon With in the Fitness Industry

Atlanta’s Transformation Specialist Talks About His Road from Uncertainty to Becoming a Successful Businessman and Celebrity Trainer

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Fitness expert, success coach and entrepreneur Gee Bryant has always been a hustler with a “MUST get it” attitude, and he’s walking in his purpose. He’s the brains behind the #1 online fitness program Results in 28 Days and owner of The Loft Atlanta, Phlexx Fitness and is CMO of Fitness Plane.

Gee says that he never had a “real” job and did whatever he could to make money. He tried multiple business ventures that eventually led him to become a personal trainer, as a way to work for himself while also staying active. Even though fitness was never cool where he’s from, Gee says he’s always been in his own lane. He has always recognized that he is unique and learned that by being a personal trainer he had a major impact on people. This hobby eventually transformed into a passion.

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Growing up in Philly, Gee says there was a lot of pain – he used to reflect on it and let it consume him, but now he uses his pain to push him further.

“You can’t be a victim your whole life.”

In 2015, after starting to create buzz around his name as a personal trainer, Gee decided to move to Atlanta with just his car and clothes. He created boot camps, trainings, began marketing himself on social media and just doing anything to make money, to pay rent, and to NOT go back.

“If you ain’t willing to go crazy, then leave the entrepreneurship game.”

Gee created a business plan with the mindset, “I’m going ALL IN.” He started with, “How much money do I want to make? And, How many people do I need to help?” He also began reading books and focusing on personal development.

“As you expand, your mind has to expand as well.”

Gee had a plan and a goal, and decided to do anything he could to make it all come true. His efforts started to work so well that Gee had an overload of clients, which then gave him reason to open up his first gym.

During this time he was constantly growing his brand on social media and in the fitness profession, but knew he wouldn’t be able to fully execute his vision without the right help. So, he reached out to trainers to hire and assist in his gym.

“I’m a control freak, but I had to learn how to let go. It’s better to have someone who can do something 70%, than you trying to do it 100%. If you try to do everything you’ll burn yourself out.”

Gee began pushing online programs that he created on his own, recorded on YouTube and from that he started increasing his clientele. From there, he built his website.

“For this to go global, it has to be beyond me.”

It was then that Gee created the RI28 program. Gee says he makes his program different.

“I get their mind right. Your body won’t go where your mind won’t let it.”

Gee says his program is so effective because it’s easy to follow, he has the RI28 Facebook support group, it’s only a 28 day program, the meal plan and workouts are included, he has a team of like minded people behind him, and it’s SIMPLE.

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The Loft Athletic Club opened in Atlanta, GA this year. Not only did Gee need a bigger space, but he says, “It was time.” Loft Atlanta is FOR Atlanta.

“I did it MY way, he says.” He never cheated the process, and changed and helped thousands of people do the same thing.

What he wants people to know is that they can do whatever they want, not become a product of their environment, and he wants his legacy to be a legacy of SERVICE.

Gee encourages other entrepreneurs to be obsessed and consistent about their brand and reminds us that small daily improvements = long term results.

2018 is here and there is so much more for Gee Bryant to accomplish. Make sure to follow him @geebryant and via his website to not only stay in the loop with what he’s up to next, but to get all the information on how to join any of his programs or find his facilities.

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