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.
10 Ways to Treat & Prevent Blisters

10 Ways to Treat & Prevent Blisters

Just when everything seems to be going smoothly—bam! A blister shows up. Whether you’re breaking in a new pair of sneakers, running your first (or 15th) marathon or just going about your normal routine, these painful, annoying bumps happen. Even the ...
That Time of the Month? Get to the Gym!

That Time of the Month? Get to the Gym!

Bloating, cramps, mood swings, lack of energy, cravings – we all know what that means: it’s that time of the month. Exercise may be the last thing on your mind, and if your body is telling you to slow down, taking a day off probably won’t hurt. But b ...
The Sticky Truth About Athletic Tape

The Sticky Truth About Athletic Tape

It makes runners and weightlifters look so sporty, so professional. Plus, with all the fun fashion prints to choose from, you’ll never find an outfit it doesn’t match. But is that colorful, carefully placed athletic tape just a flashy acc ...
6 Ways to Rock the Gym When You’re a Newbie

6 Ways to Rock the Gym When You’re a Newbie

With clanking machines, grunting musclemen and fit bodies everywhere you turn, the gym can be an intimidating place when you’re new to the scene. Combine the bustling environment with feelings of insecurity, and the experience may be so overwhelming ...
4 Ways to Measure Your Body Fat

4 Ways to Measure Your Body Fat

Like dental checkups, vacuuming under the couch or grocery trips after a day at the office, measuring body fat is something many of us dread and dodge. But with that new bathing suit hanging in the closet and beach days being added to the calendar, k ...