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Should You Eat Fortified or Enriched Foods?

Should You Eat Fortified or Enriched Foods?

  I’m sure you have seen fortified or enriched foods on the aisles of your favorite supermarkets. Have you ever purchased salt high in iodine or orange juice with vitamin D and calcium?  How about cereals containing essential vitamins and minerals?   These... read more
High Protein Appetizers for Mother’s Day!

High Protein Appetizers for Mother’s Day!

  Mother’s Day is coming up. A great opportunity to celebrate the presence of our mother or commemorate her life. Being a parent is probably the hardest job in the world. So, try to make it special for your mom! So when celebrating at home, it’s great... read more
Bench Presses

Bench Presses

  If I had to choose one of the top five exercises to develop a great physique and get strong (for anyone, at any age, or at any level), the bench press would be one of them. The Bench Press works numerous muscles. It mainly focuses on the pecs (pectoralis... read more
Deload!

Deload!

  My schedule has been super hectic for the past several months… Training people, coaching and mentoring, writing, and not to mention dealing with a 6-yr-old, which can be exhausting. And this past week, I felt compelled to take some time off resistance... read more
Smart Is So Sexy!

Smart Is So Sexy!

  It was a great pleasure to be interviewed by Smart is so Sexy. Smart is so Sexy with Adriana Albritton Locksley Gayle started Smart is so Sexy in 2013. Smart is so Sexy takes positive messages and design them on high quality comfortable shirts.   The motto is... read more
Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep??

Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep??

  A good night’s sleep is priceless as it sets the tone for a whole new day! And no wonder since sleep is essential for your body, your mind, your interactions, your safety, and overall, a good quality of life. How much sleep should you get?  Adults should... read more
Sweet Tooth Anyone?

Sweet Tooth Anyone?

  Many people have a sweet tooth…including me!   It doesn’t mean you are bad or weak. It’s just an issue of preference. Different people crave different things… The matter boils down to your choices and the quantities you consume.... read more
Try Yoga!

Try Yoga!

  Yoga originated in India centuries ago and the west now understand it’s popularity. It is a derivative of the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’” which means “union.” and aims to unite the “soul” and the “spirit” through diverse physical postures and breathing... read more
Bent Over Underhand Barbell Rows

Bent Over Underhand Barbell Rows

  Having a strong fit back is a prerequisite if you want to avoid back pain and other problems.  Rows are amazing for your body, for your back specifically. And as you know, diversity is key when aiming to achieve metabolic and physical changes in the body. ... read more
The Business Blast Podcast…Interview

The Business Blast Podcast…Interview

  It was a great pleasure to be part of The Business Blast Podcast The Business Blast is a podcast where Tyler Wagner from Authors Unite asks rapid fire questions to provide the audience with as much value as possible in a short amount of time!   Tyler... read more
Massage Therapy for Optimal Health

Massage Therapy for Optimal Health

  Massage therapy is one of the oldest healing practices. Records of it have been found in Egypt 2,300 BC, in Hippocrates writings and in 5,000-years-old Chinese medical texts. Massage is still around because of it’s great utility. In the late 1700s,... read more
Men’s Wellness Summit

Men’s Wellness Summit

  The MEN’S WELLNESS SUMMIT is taking place right now.  Naturopathic Doctors Matthew Cavaiola, ND, LAc and Mahboubeh Hashemi, ND are hosting it from February 26th to March 5th!!!   In today’s society, men face numerous challenges and often find... read more
Fully Engage this Valentine’s Day!!!

Fully Engage this Valentine’s Day!!!

  Valentine’s Day, or Saint Valentine’s Day, honors St. Valentine.  It is unclear if the celebration is based on the saint Valentine or the fusion of two saints of the same name. These saints are connected to stories of martyrdom, where they suffered... read more
Burpees…Powerful Full-Body Exercise

Burpees…Powerful Full-Body Exercise

  Burpees are amazing for your body! They are a high intensity exercise that stimulates numerous muscles all throughout your body. BENEFITS OF BURPEES: Burn More Calories: Due to their high intensity, they burn a lot of calories – even up to 50% more fat... read more
Live a Longer Healthier Life!!

Live a Longer Healthier Life!!

  Do you want to live a long healthy life??  Then, the Blue Zone concept is worth exploring. Blue Zone refers to the lifestyle and environment of the world’s longest-living people. The concept appeared in 2005 in one of the National Geographic... read more
Cable Overhead Tricep Extensions

Cable Overhead Tricep Extensions

  Triceps make up a major part of your upper arm size. These muscles can’t be overlooked and must be train in various ways. Working the triceps can help you deal with the so called grandma-arms. Strong triceps can also assist in the performance of other... read more
Got New Year’s Resolutions??

Got New Year’s Resolutions??

2018 is here and brings the well-known New Year’s Resolutions. The New Year seems like the perfect time to start with a clean slate. According to research, almost fifty percent of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions. One of the top resolutions for most is to... read more
Surviving the Holidays!!!

Surviving the Holidays!!!

  Another holiday season is upon us, and with it all the excitement that accompanies it, as well as all it’s chaos. The holiday season commemorates a tradition of cultural or religious importance. At the same time, it can serve as a period to enjoy the... read more
Healthy Holiday Recipes

Healthy Holiday Recipes

  The holidays provide the opportunity to spend time with friends and family, giving us the chance to try different meals and recipes.  Here are a few healthy side-dish recipes (always consider using organic ingredients).   Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad... read more
Sit Ups… Oldie but Effective

Sit Ups… Oldie but Effective

  It’s always advisable to add variety to your routine. Different exercises help you achieve better results and prevent that your body habituates. This principle applies to your core workouts as well.  Your core include the muscles in your lower back, hips,... read more
“Fat-Free” … but at What Cost?

“Fat-Free” … but at What Cost?

  In the late 70s, the belief that fat was bad and that healthy meant low fat emerged. As a result, fat was demonized and the food industry started making adjustments to satisfy that trend. Hydrogenated fats or trans-fats gained popularity as were deemed a... read more
Perform Arnold Dumbbell Presses

Perform Arnold Dumbbell Presses

  The Arnold press is a variation of the dumbbell shoulder press. It has a twisting motion and starts with the palms facing your body as opposed to facing the front of the room. It offers a bigger range of motion while still targeting the shoulders, deltoid... read more
Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving!

Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving!

  Thanksgiving Day is already here! This holiday was originally created to give thanks for the preceding year and the blessing of the harvest. It’s told that Native Americans from the Wampanoag tribe helped the pilgrims at Plymouth, present-day Massachusetts, survive... read more
Start Cupping!!!

Start Cupping!!!

  Cupping is a form of alternative therapy in which a local suction is created on the skin. It is the inverse procedure of a massage – rather than applying pressure down towards an area, it uses gentle pressure pulling upwardly.  Cupping has been used in... read more
Veterans Day … Resources

Veterans Day … Resources

  Veterans Day aims to honor military veterans. This day remind us to be thankful for all those who served in the United States Armed Forces. It is also an opportunity to express our gratefulness towards those who are actively serving and risk their well being... read more
Hammer Curls

Hammer Curls

  Great Biceps and a better grip are some of the after-effects of Hammer Curls! Your biceps, the muscles that runs across the front of your upper arms, are the main muscles stimulated. At the same time, the forearm muscles – the brachioradialis – are... read more
Lessons from Columbus Day

Lessons from Columbus Day

  Columbus Day is a national holiday in many American countries commemorating Cristopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October of 1492.   The anniversary tends to celebrate ideals of patriotism, loyalty to one’s nation, and social progress.... read more
Deal with Depressive Moods Naturally

Deal with Depressive Moods Naturally

  We all feel blue from time to time, which is normal depending on the circumstances we encounter. But do you feel sad most times than not? If so, you may be depressed. Depression or major depressive disorder is a serious mood disorder that affects your daily... read more
What are the Best Ab Exercises???

What are the Best Ab Exercises???

    Do you know what are the most effective ab exercises? In recent years, many products and exercises have promise the best and fastest results in abdominal training.  But how do you know what is the most efficient path to tighter abs? Recent research... read more
Essay Competition… Technology & Future

Essay Competition… Technology & Future

  The Future of Technology Summit 2017 will take place on November 2nd on Washington, D.C. and aims to spark conversation among today’s education leaders on the latest tech advancements altering the way we live, work, and connect. In addition, it is now running... read more
Labor Day… Are You Happy?

Labor Day… Are You Happy?

  Labor Day is an important holiday that celebrates the labor movement and all the contributions that workers make on a regular basis.  The first parade to celebrate labor was organized in New York City and became an official federal holiday in 1894. Labor day... read more
Soak Up more Sun … Sunlight’s Benefits!

Soak Up more Sun … Sunlight’s Benefits!

  You may be wondering what I am talking about since you hear everywhere that you must protect yourself from the sun.  You are right!  The widespread message demonizes the sun and demands that you to avoid it! Nevertheless, the current pervasive message to stay... read more
Reverse Lunges

Reverse Lunges

  Another great exercise for the lower body is reverse lunges. This exercise is multifunctional since it stimulates numerous muscles and can be applied for diverse goals. It challenges your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves and even your core muscles. The... read more
Mountain Climbers with Twist

Mountain Climbers with Twist

  Do you want to maximize your time at the gym, get fitter, stronger, and leaner?  Incorporate Mountain Climbers into your routine.  Mountain climbers are great multifunctional calisthenic exercises! Mountain Climbers engage muscles all over your body. Shoulders,... read more
It’s a Lifestyle!!!

It’s a Lifestyle!!!

  You realize changes need to take place. Maybe you want to lose weight, or perform at higher levels, or maybe you just want to feel better… but how do you do it? All these kind of changes are possible and long-lasting results can be maintained when you... read more
Independence Day ….  Are You Free??

Independence Day …. Are You Free??

  The Fourth of July is almost here! The day in which we commemorate the Independence of the United States. July 4th is the National Day of the United States. The day (July 4, 1776) in which the declaration of independence was adopted by the Continental Congress... read more
Happy Father’s Day!!!

Happy Father’s Day!!!

  The opportunity to celebrate all fathers is here!! Besides being a celebratory occasion, it can be a time for introspection.   Why?   Well, being a father is much more than just being able to inseminate someone and contribute to the creation of a being.  Anyone... read more
The Better Business Book… My Contribution

The Better Business Book… My Contribution

  It was a great pleasure to collaborate in the creation of The Better Business Book V.2 The Better Business Book is your one-stop shop for crystal-clear business advice that you can use to grow your business and live a balanced life. Just one book to always have... read more
Develop Healthy Children and Avoid Disease

Develop Healthy Children and Avoid Disease

  International Children’s Day, or the International Day for Protection of Children, has been celebrated since 1950 and just passed on June 1st. In commemoration of this day, it’s important to think about how can we celebrate children and how can we... read more
Upright Barbell Rows for Rounder Shoulders

Upright Barbell Rows for Rounder Shoulders

  Another great exercise for the shoulders is the upright barbell row. It is a compound exercise that not only targets the shoulders, specifically the side deltoids followed by the front delts, but also the trapezius muscles, the rhomboids and the teres minor... read more
Memorial Day and Veterans

Memorial Day and Veterans

  Memorial Day is here!  It is a holiday to commemorate those who died while serving in the armed forces.  This holiday was born after the American Civil War as a gesture to decorate with flowers the graves of those who died during the war. Eventually, it became... read more
Heathy Food to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Heathy Food to Celebrate Mother’s Day

  Mother’s day is approaching… A wonderful way to celebrate is to enjoy your mother’s company and nurture her body with delicious nutritious choices. If you take her out, choose a place with a variety of healthy dishes, a place where the menu... read more
The Global Stress Summit

The Global Stress Summit

  The Global Stress Summit is taking place right now!   It began on April 24th, and tens of thousands are learning from the expert wisdom so important in the understanding of how to control and BENEFIT from stress! Not everyone experiences stress the same, but... read more
Zottman Curls for great Biceps!

Zottman Curls for great Biceps!

  Another great exercise for the arms, specifically the biceps, is the Zottman Curl. It works all three major muscles that make up the biceps (the biceps brachii, brachialis, and brachioradialis). It is a little different than the regular curls since it involves... read more
Turn Up the Heat… Sauna Benefits

Turn Up the Heat… Sauna Benefits

  Now is the perfect time to use the sauna since the weather is still cold here in New York. But even if you are enjoying warmer temperatures, saunas are amazing for you! A sauna is any room designed to experience dry or wet heat sessions. Recently, infrared... read more
Podcast: Estres

Podcast: Estres

  Los invito a escuchar mi programa en español Ponte en Forma y Saludable con Adriana en Spanish Public Radio! Estrés En este programa hablo del estrés Que es el estrés Peligro de estar estresado Como lidiar con el estrés saludablemente Escucha el programa de... read more
The Comeback Podcast….My Interview

The Comeback Podcast….My Interview

  It was a great pleasure to be part of this great podcast. Mark Jennison’s podcast The Comeback Podcast is an incredible medium where he motivates his audience to achieve higher levels of success by sharing his knowledge and experience, as well as his... read more
Gym Owners and Fitness Professionals

Gym Owners and Fitness Professionals

  Do you own a gym or are a fitness professional? Subscribe to Gym Owner Monthly magazine to get the latest fitness trends and business strategies. It will help you to grow a successful enterprise and keep making a positive impact in people’s lives. Here is... read more
Approach Fat Loss and Fitness Holistically

Approach Fat Loss and Fitness Holistically

  Have you tried to lose body fat but failed to achieve your desired results? Or maybe you hit your target weight but months later gained it right back? When striving to attain a lean, fit, and healthy body, it is essential to incorporate a multifaceted approach... read more
Embrace the Cold… Benefits of Cryotherapy

Embrace the Cold… Benefits of Cryotherapy

  Cryotherapy or Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) has become more popular over the past few years. Yet, it has been around for decades. It was developed in the late 70s for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Cryotherapy is the exposure of the body to subzero... read more
Why Perform Hamstring Curls

Why Perform Hamstring Curls

  The lower extremities have various extensive and wide muscles that must be stimulated. A region that is many times neglected is the hamstring area – the back of the legs. The hamstrings cross both the hip and knee joint and are involved in knee flexion... read more
Get Leaner…The Need for Protein

Get Leaner…The Need for Protein

  Protein is another very important macronutrient vital for the body. Macronutrients are substances that our organisms need in major amounts, which provide energy and allow us to survive and develop. Along with proteins, carbohydrates and fats should be... read more
Benefits of Foam Rolling

Benefits of Foam Rolling

  Do you sometimes feel like your muscles are very tight or even sore? If so, you should try Self-Myofascial Release! Self-Myofascial Release or Foam Rolling is basically a self-massage. It is done to release muscle tightness or trigger points. These trigger... read more
Benefits of Bleacher Runs – Video

Benefits of Bleacher Runs – Video

  Most people spend a lot of time doing cardiovascular exercise at a lower intensity level. However, it is highly beneficial to incorporate high intensity exercises. A great way to challenge your heart and all muscles in the body is by running the bleachers.... read more
Was that Trump in New York City yesterday???

Was that Trump in New York City yesterday???

  In the midst of a very controversial and ugly battle for the presidency, it is beneficial to avoid getting caught up by negativity and even hatred. Aim to support your candidate of choice, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, even if you despise the competition,... read more
Obesity … Are Genetics to Blame??

Obesity … Are Genetics to Blame??

  It seems that many times people blame their genes for their state of their body, particularly when carrying extra body fat. Many of my clients have said, “This is how’s always been… Obesity runs in my family.” The truth of the matter is that genes... read more
Great Arms with Tricep Pushdowns

Great Arms with Tricep Pushdowns

  In the quest to get great-looking arms, all the muscles in the arms must be worked out. Right now, I am talking specifically about the triceps. Ideally, the triceps are stimulated through intensity (heavier weight, enough repetitions and fatiguing the muscles)... read more
Podcast: Metas & Basicos para Adelgazar

Podcast: Metas & Basicos para Adelgazar

  Los invito a escuchar mi programa en Ponte en Forma y Saludable con Adriana en Spanish Public Radio! http://www.spreaker.com/user/spr-radio/ponte-en-forma-con-adriana-1 En este programa hablo de la importancia de tener metas: Como componer las metas para que... read more
Decline Push Ups Benefits

Decline Push Ups Benefits

  Pushups are amazing for you since they are highly functional. As you may probably know, push ups target the chest muscles. At the same time, they engage the shoulders, triceps, core and a the lower body mildly. They help you develop a strong body, specifically... read more
Is your Body affecting your Mood?

Is your Body affecting your Mood?

  Do you know how interconnected is your body to your mind? You may not realize it but the state of your body can affect your mood. And viceversa, your mood can have an effect on your body’s state. Have you noticed how sometimes when you are feeling... read more
The Atrocious Reality of our Nation

The Atrocious Reality of our Nation

  Are you fully conscious of our current state of affairs???  It is sad to say but our society is not a healthy one. Take the time to look around and analyze the situation. Stop and observe people around you. Watch what is presented on the news from a detached... read more
Benefits of Hanging Knee Raises

Benefits of Hanging Knee Raises

  Hanging Knee Raises is another amazing exercise for the core. It is a great compound exercise. Compound exercises are favorable since they involve multiple set of muscles, facilitating fat loss efforts and multiple joing engagement. Doing Hanging Knee Raises... read more
On Being an Olympian!!!

On Being an Olympian!!!

  The Olympic games are taking place right now and many enjoy watching them daily or at least catching the highlights.   Others enjoy watching their favored sport being played at an international level or their favorite athletes perform on the highest arena.... read more
Barbell Drag Curls for Awesome Arms

Barbell Drag Curls for Awesome Arms

  A key aspect in training is diversity.  Making changes in your routine positively affect your body, your physiology, as well as your mental state. When aiming to shape nice-looking arms, or any other muscle of the body, it is essential to perform different... read more
How to Implement Change NOW!!!

How to Implement Change NOW!!!

  Got Goals? Hopefully you have new accomplishments and projects in mind or ideals for your body and state of health. Yet, you don’t seem to be able to get started??  Sometimes, it seems like it takes a great amount of time getting the ball rolling. So,... read more
Crab Kicks

Crab Kicks

  Want to accelerate your heart rate while maintaining your muscles under tension???   Try Crab Kicks! Crab kicks are a whole body exercise that strengthens the lower and the upper body simultaneously. Plus, they put a good strain on your cardiovascular... read more
Negative Effects of Stress

Negative Effects of Stress

  Do you sometimes feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?? You may be Chronically Stressed!   Stress in small amounts can be favourable for you, even needed. The right amount of stress can serve as the incentive needed to help... read more
Overhead Tricep Extensions

Overhead Tricep Extensions

  The overhead tricep extension is a single-joint exercise that targets the triceps, the muscles on the back of your arms. This exercise really isolates the triceps in order to focus on them, without the assistance of other muscle groups. Benefits of Overhead... read more
3691 Healthy Eating System

3691 Healthy Eating System

  I am so excited to be part of this project! Molli & Tony Rathstone, the creators of the 3-6-9-1 Healthy Eating System, invited a dozen experts on the fitness and wellness arena to participate on the completion of their book’s second volume. We were... read more
Benefits of Pushups

Benefits of Pushups

  Most people have heard of pushups…they are old-school and highly effective! The Pushup is amazing for the body since it is a compound exercise that activates most muscles.  Primordially, it challenges the chest muscles.  In addition, triceps, shoulders,... read more
Back Pain??  Have you heard of Superman?

Back Pain?? Have you heard of Superman?

  One of the most common complaints I hear around is related to lower back discomfort and pain. The most common cause of this is weakness of the core and back muscles. A great exercise for the lower back is the Superman. It primarily strengthens the erector... read more
Is Organic Food Worth It?

Is Organic Food Worth It?

  The popularity of organic food has been steadily increasing over the past years. Yet many people still buy conventional produce and foods. Some think that organic food is “too expensive,” while others think there is no difference between regular... read more
Curtsy Lunges

Curtsy Lunges

  Being a fitness professional in New York, I am constantly being asked about training tips to target the legs and butt. Lunges are one of my favorite exercises. They strengthen and sculpt the quads and glutes nicely.  At the same time, they engage the core and... read more
Skaters

Skaters

  Most people want to burn fat while retaining or building muscle mass. Dealing with an array of clients in New York and all over the world, I emphasize the importance of accelerating the heart rate. Many times I see people working out but they are not even... read more
Skull Crushers!!     :0

Skull Crushers!! :0

  Wanna have good-looking arms? It is important to train different arm muscles, among them the triceps! An awesome exercise with a super cool name is Skull Crushers, also known as “lying triceps extensions.”   They isolate the back of the arms, making... read more
Target the Upper Chest with Cable Flyes

Target the Upper Chest with Cable Flyes

  Working out the Chest is not only for males but highly advisable for females. It is necessary for upper body strength as well as for aesthetics. The pectoralis muscles of the chest have a big range and require diverse exercises to engage them all.  A developed... read more

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