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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.
9 Must-Have Products for Personal Trainers

9 Must-Have Products for Personal Trainers

Personal trainers – this post is for you! Is your gym bag missing something? Here are my 9 personal favorite products (and tools) to help make your workday easier, more efficient and effortlessly successful! 1. A good attitude: OK, this one isn ...
20-Minute Routine to Build Upper Body Strength

20-Minute Routine to Build Upper Body Strength

Your shoulders and chest may be going under cover for the next couple of months, but that doesn’t mean they deserve any less attention in the gym. Keep (or sculpt!) a toned, strong upper body for when the sweaters and coats eventually come off with t ...
BUSTED: 7 Myths About Weight Loss

BUSTED: 7 Myths About Weight Loss

When you’ve got extra pounds to lose, and they’re not budging, shortcuts and secrets start to sound good. Maybe a friend whittled her waistline by eating nothing more than grapefruit. Maybe you read online that one superfood could boost your metaboli ...
5 Ways to Prevent Water Weight Gain

5 Ways to Prevent Water Weight Gain

Step on the scale today, and everything looks good. Do it again tomorrow, and suddenly the number is three digits higher? What gives? Relax. It’s unlikely that you’ve gained three pounds of fat overnight. The bigger number is probably the result of e ...
Low-Carb Snack: Baked Homemade Cheese Crisps

Low-Carb Snack: Baked Homemade Cheese Crisps

Low-carb dieting means good snack foods are often scarce. (How many handfuls of nuts and mini-trays of Greek yogurt can one person eat?!) Keep your taste buds entertained and your daily carb count low with these crispy, baked cheese “chips.” Lo ...