Author Archives: Mrs. Fitness

Full Name: Melissa Transou Website:
Info: IFBB figure professional Melissa Transou, a fitness expert, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports and nutrition needs of women and female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com. Email her at melissatransou@yahoo.com.
5 Ingredients to Avoid in Protein Bars

5 Ingredients to Avoid in Protein Bars

If I said that I checked every ingredient list to make sure what I was eating was “clean” all of the time, I’d be lying. When I’m hungry or in a hurry, sometimes I’ll grab a protein bar and tear into it without even glancing at the label. But I may p ...
2 Festive Holiday Protein Smoothies

2 Festive Holiday Protein Smoothies

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without gingerbread and eggnog. Too bad a cup of the creamy stuff sets you back nearly 350 calories and a whopping 19 grams of fat. Same goes for those grinning, white icing-piped little fellas: nibble just one and y ...
Fall in Love With Foam Rolling

Fall in Love With Foam Rolling

They’re colorful, look like fun and are being used by everyone at the gym. But what do foam rollers actually do, and why should you try one? Whether you’re an athlete in training, a regular runner or an occasional exerciser, foam rolling – using a de ...
5 Apple & Cinnamon Smoothies for Fall

5 Apple & Cinnamon Smoothies for Fall

Small fall confession: I’m not a big fan of pumpkin. But bring on the apples! Cobbler, crumbles, pie, donuts—that fresh apple flavor, spiked with cinnamon, wrapped into a warm, baked treat? I’d eat an apple dessert every day if I could. That’s why I ...