SLAY (Stay Loving All of You)
With a desire and passion to empower, encourage, and inspire women to lift their way to a fitter lifestyle, Sprint.Squat.Slay. was envisioned in 2016. There is a stigma in society that women who weight lift look “bulky”, “un-feminine”, and “unattractive”. The minute Sarah picks up a barbell, she doesn’t look or feel that way. She feels strong. She feels sexy. She feels empowered. She looks confident. She looks beautiful. She looks happy. So how did society come up with this absurd stigma when it’s far from the truth?
There is also the thought that women who do weight lift are mostly bodybuilders and pro-athletes. While there is truth to this, this is not the only case. Women of all backgrounds and occupations participate in weight lifting activities, and enjoy reaping the benefits that health and fitness brings. According to girlpowermarketing.com, women make up over 70% of purchasing decisions in the U.S. Sarah came to the realization that women of color are an underrepresented segment of the multi-billion-dollar fitness industry. An industry that is constantly growing has yet to market to women of color, a segment of the market that has nearly one trillion dollars in purchasing power. With the underserved gaps in the market and concerning matters in mind, she knows that God revealed it is time to bring a different image to the mind of the woman weight lifter, and be a living example of what SLAYing (Stay Loving All of You) in and out the gym looks like.
What started out as simply encouraging other women in the gym soon transitioned into a passion to really motivate others to be the best version of herself. After lots of prayer and direction from the Lord, it was time to use her spiritual gifts of dedication, drive, and discipline to intentionally embark on a journey of love and support through coaching others. It only made sense that her mantra on fitness be the banner for her business- Sprint.Squat.Slay. Why Sprint? Simply put, sprinting is one of the best anaerobic exercises that builds muscle and shreds fat. Why Squat? The squat is the most utilized functional movement in body building and everyday life. Why Slay? Why not? SLAYing in and out the gym is a must. With these personal principles in mind, Sarah launched the personal and group training side to the business in Arlington, TX, and is available for coaching throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. She is adamant that fitness is meant to be fun and is a space where she can be herself. On any day, she can be found in front of the mirror, headphones on, with a barbell in her hands.
Sarah encourages her clients to SLAY at the early stages in their journey and appreciate the beauty in deciding and following through with commitment, confidence, and consistency. Sarah believes that God has plans to expand and launch the different facets of Sprint.Squat.Slay. As she patiently awaits the arrival of each facets season, you can expect great things rolling out over the remainder of the year and into 2018. As she is allowed, God will empower her to assist in building her empire around empowering, encouraging, and inspiring women to push past their comfort zones, lift heavy, and SLAY in and out the gym.
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It’s not a diet; it’s a lifestyle!
Fit While Brown was formed on June 12, 2014 by Moniek S Richardson, LCSW, MBA, CPT. It was formed for the purpose helping people learn how to lives healthier lives and promote health and wellness within local the communities. Fit While Brown is setting itself apart from other businesses in health and fitness by providing a unique focus on individual and corporate wellness programs by attending to both the physical and mental health of the client.
Our mission is to help people achieve an optimal level of physical and mental health. By promoting a healthier lifestyle, we are helping people to avoid disease, premature death, and prevent further decline of existing health conditions. It is our mission to focus on creating a pathway to a healthy long term lifestyle for its clients.
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TIFFTraining was founded in Oakland, CA in 2016. Most personal trainers spend at minimum, at least a few years working in a commercial gym before branching out on their own. After some consideration, I decided that was not the route for me. That TIFFTraining needed to happen now, in this space, at this moment in time. That my love and knowledge of fitness; the love for my community; and well-proven work ethic would make it a successful venture. Being that I am a black woman and fitness pro, working for an environmental NGO, living in Oakland — a historically proud and diverse city currently under the siege of gentrification, I found that I had an overwhelming desire to be ‘a boss’. Not just for myself, but for other women in my community that dream of being in shape and having something to call their own. Another big piece – the fitness industry is dominated by mostly men and white women. I needed to represent, and to be a real source for other women that look like me. I also know a little something something about making fitness fun. Once the perfect location (Fit Evolution Piedmont) and team to train and build alongside came into the picture, it was really a no brainer to be an independent NASM certified personal trainer and contractor, and launch TIFFTraining.
Maybe you've tried to lose weight before…Maybe you don't like "gyms"…Maybe you don't know where to begin…Join the fit squad that knows how to get it done. It's time to change your life!! We got you 😉
Posted by TIFFTraining on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The TIFF in TIFFTraining is an acronym. Be Transformed Inspired Fearless & Fabulous. That is what my business and brand are all about! My life (and body!) where truly Transformed once I committed myself to the gym and to achieving my body goals. I became more invested in the process and Inspired by others in the gym and in the industry. I now get to give back, and give that inspiration to others! The combination of focus and increased strength that comes with body building makes me Fearless both in the gym and in other aspects of my life. Once you can back squat anything over your weight, no one should EVER underestimate you. Most definitely not yourself. Lastly, there’s Fabulous. That just comes with the territory. I want ALL of my clients get to this place. To embody all of it. You will never have a perfect body. That is all just relative anyway. But when you consistently train, eat well, and sculpt your idea of the perfect body, you deserve the title. Be fabulous. You definitely earned it.
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Carla Fields Fitness
Carla Fields is an accomplished certified personal fitness expert with more than 20 years of practical and competitive experience. She started helping people achieve their fitness goals in 1991 as a fitness instructor for the YMCA™, Main Event Fitness, and Australian Body Works. Carla currently has her own facility, Carla Fields Fitness, Inc., located in Lithonia, Georgia. She emphasizes lifestyle changes through strength training and cardiovascular conditioning along with weight management by proper nutrition planning. She specializes in body sculpting, fat loss, and increasing energy. What sets Carla apart from other trainers is that she gets results. She works from both a psychological and physical standpoint to encourage you to stick with the program. To keep up with Carla and set appointments with her at Carlafields.com.
TIERTIME Fitness is the brain child of the Los Angeles, CA native, Tier Elera. With her signature phrase, “We Pickin’ Up!”, Elera encourages her class participants to leave their shame, judgments, and limits at the door. The class was designed to tone muscles, develop core strength and increase balance for participants within all fitness levels. With power-driven original routines, participants reap the body shaping benefits of the sport of dance while enjoying the latest moves and tunes of the Urban, Hip-Hop, Latin and Pop genres.
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Unlock the Champion within!
We are pleased to introduce our first spotlight gym ChampionTone Fitness, located in Murfreesboro, TN! ChampionTone is a private functional fitness studio owned and operated by Kelman Edwards Jr. Championtone Fitness made history in 2015 by being the first black owned gym in Murfreesboro. It’s unique style of training uses bodyweight exercises along with an array of simple gym equipment like tractor tires, ropes, and kettle bells to create some awesome workouts.
The trainers at Championtone advocate a healthy balance of High Intensity Interval Training and structured nutrition in order to help clients achieve any desired goal. The results definitely speak for themselves. Their motto is “Excellence not Perfection; Effort not Excuses!”
Their motto is “Excellence not Perfection; Effort not Excuses!” and the results definitely speak for themselves.
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Unlock the Champion within!
We are pleased to introduce our first spotlight gym, ChampionTone Fitness located in Murfreesboro, TN! ChampionTone is a private functional fitness studio owned and operated by Kelman Edwards Jr. Championtone Fitness made history in 2015 by being the first black owned gym in Murfreesboro. It’s unique style of training uses bodyweight exercises along with an array of simple gym equipment like tractor tires, ropes, and kettle bells to create some awesome workouts. The trainers at Championtone advocate a healthy balance of High Intensity Interval Training and structured nutrition in order to help clients achieve any desired goal. The results definitely speak for themselves. Their motto is “Excellence not Perfection; Effort not Excuses!” Check out the workout of the week who Master Trainer Mykal Lorne
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