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Meet The Lindseys: The Power Couple on Their Faithful Commitment to Love, Family and Healthy Living

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Cornelius & Heather, for those out there reading who may not be familiar with you, please tell us about yourselves!

Heather: Hi everyone! Thank you for having us Black Fitness Today. My husband was excited because working out is one of his favorite hobbies! For those of you out there that don’t know me, I am completely obsessed with Jesus, my family that consists of my first born, Logan who is 3 years old and our sweet daughter, Taylor who is 7 months. I started an organization called Pinky Promise that started off as a bracelet & now 4 years later has transpired to a movement of over 40,000 women around the world. Shout out to all my Pinky Promise sisters! We also pastor a church in Atlanta, GA called The Gathering Oasis! Lastly, we have about 12 books together and we discuss everything from courtship God’s way to depression to womanhood, manhood and eternity.

Cornelius: I am the husband to Heather Lindsey. We have two beautiful children, Logan and Taylor Lindsey. We both reside in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. I am also the author of seven books—So, You Want to be Married?, I’m Married. Now, What?, Suffering in Silence, Decoding the Silent Man’s Language, So, You Want to be a Man, Learning How to Walk, and Not For Sale. I also am the pastor of The Gathering Oasis Church, which is located in Lithonia, Georgia. I’m also a gym enthusiast who truly believes in physical discipline and pushing myself and body to the limit.

You did not kiss each other until your wedding day! What lessons did you learn during your courtship and how has that strengthened your marriage today?

Cornelius: I write about the many advantages of not kissing during our courtship in my first book, So, You Want to be Married?: An Alternative to Dating and Perfecting the Journey to Marriage. For my wife and I, the issue wasn’t kissing. It was about setting righteous standards where we both could honor God in our courtship. Neither of us had good relationships before we met one another. We were determined to do it right and truly honor God. We learned how to deepen our communication, which was a struggle for me early on in the relationship. I didn’t like to talk and share my feelings. Not being able to kiss and be physically intimate forced myself to open up and give Heather something more valuable—my heart. Heather was able to learn how to trust me as her leader. She had many men tell her they would not kiss her until they were married, but none followed through with it. I was willing to earn her respect, which ultimately helped Heather to righteously submit to a man she knew she could trust. For the first time she felt safe and protected in her relationship. We also learned about the value of accountability, the fruit of self-control, and the true meaning of how to honor one another and God.

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What are your favorite methods of exercise to stay healthy?

Cornelius: My wife and I love interval training, and I have gotten into heavy lifting. Heather prefers to workout at home with different workout videos. I go into a gym at least four times a week. We both enjoy running around our neighborhood, and I love to practice some boxing and kickboxing in our basement.

Flip the page for Heather’s keys to a healthy and fit pregnancy, the value in working out as a couple, and more!

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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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How Will “WillDaBeast” Adams Beasted His Way to Becoming One Of Dance’s Biggest Influencers

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He’s elevated dance. His style is highly sought-after. You’ve probably seen a viral video already showcasing his ridiculous choreography. Will “WilldaBeast” Adams is our Fall 2017 cover and we are excited to share the story of such a dope guy with you all! He’s leaving a mark on the industry that will make it tough for others to make any better.

Growing up as a military brat was difficult for Adams. Moving around often, and not feeling a sense of belonging left him questioning his purpose, as he knew he was meant for more. Once he found his love for dance, he took a leap of faith, trusted his talent, and moved to Los Angeles, to become a professional dancer to artists such as Usher, T-Pain, The Black Eyed Peas, working with TV series such as GLEE, X-Factor and more. He’d later go on to build his dance empire immaBEAST that has global impact. His annual conference BuildaBeast Experience 2017 going on now, is hosting over 1000 participants daily, representing countries all over the world.

The energy Adams’ choreography brings is so infectious, you may find yourself watching his YouTube channel for hours, or deciding to try some of his choreography yourself – be careful though – we’re not responsible for any pulled muscles or sore joints that may come from trying to move like that! The fitness level he showcases is one to be admired!

Dance as a career, or outlet, certainly has its long-term benefits. But even dance as a form of cardiovascular exercise, or stress-reliever, can improve our overall physical and mental health. Scientific studies show that dancing helps improve our core, overall coordination, fight symptoms of depression, and can even keep our brains from aging!

Adams’ chatted with us about how he stays in great shape, what sets him apart, and what empowers him to be a beast!

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What was life like for you growing up?

Life was confusing for me growing up. I moved around a lot of places, because I was a military brat. I lived in Virginia, Florida and Indiana for 12 years. I learned to love all people, try new things and was super involved with sports, as well as arts. But I always felt out of place and that I was destined for something more.

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Laura Govan – Finding New Strength and Power Through Fitness

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She’s fierce, fly and fit! Not to mention down-to-earth and open to sharing her journey.  Mother, author, entrepreneur and actress Laura Govan is no stranger to the camera and having her life scrutinized for the world to see. But fitness has become a passion, an escape and a way of rebuilding for Govan, who has transformed her figure after giving birth to four children in a span of five-and-half years.

Unhealthy eating habits led her doctor to inform her she was at risk for developing diabetes. She decided enough was enough and she wanted to get her weight, her health, but her mindset back to where it needed to be.

Laura keeps her workouts fresh and unique, from training in the gym, to Yoga, to basketball skills and drills — she makes sure to keep from plateauing.

Hit the flip for all things Laura Govan and fitness + an interview you don’t want to miss!

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Elise Neal is Fit, Fly and Fifty

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Elise Neal, Black Fitness TodayCaptivating is just one word to describe Elise Neal.

She commands attention when she walks in the room with a warm personality that draws you in. Even in a studio full of people and cameras, she controls the vibe.

This is what took place on a warm December day in Los Angeles, where we spent a day with Elise for a fun fitness shoot and time of conversation. What we learned about her – – she’s about her business, adaptable to change, confident in her skin, and she is passionate about fitness and helping others find their unique pathway to better health.

As a dancer since the age of six, the Memphis, Tennessee native enjoyed a fruitful career on Broadway before becoming the talented actress we know and love today. She’s always working hard and if you don’t keep up, you might miss out on something. She is defying age, defying the norm, and setting a new standard for beauty and strength!

Now, Elise is gearing up for the final installment in the Wolverine series — Logan — hitting theaters in March. Check out our exclusive behind the scenes video and interview to view a side of Elise you’ve never seen before. Plus, find out more about her upcoming projects and the kickoff of the Elise Body Boot Camp!



Flip the page for exclusive photos from our photoshoot with Elise Neal!

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