Holly Holton is a celebrity trainer and fitness expert. She is also the founder of Pink Iron an all-women’s gym. When Holly turned 19, she entered her first fitness competition, the Miss Fitness Universe. She placed 5th out of over 150 seasoned competitors she then continued on the circuit competing all around the US and Canada for about 6 years.  She loved giving fitness advice and decided to start training others. Which is what lead her to open Pink Iron which has been open for seven years now. Pink Iron and Holly have been featured on E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Vanity Fair and all the major television networks and magazines as a fitness expert. Holly also has written a health book. Today Holly shares some fitness tips with us:   What do you recommend to get people started on their fitness goals? Just start! You don’t have to wait for next…

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  Sticking to a healthy lifestyle and meeting your weight loss goals means having a healthy diet.  It’s not just about eating right but knowing how big a portion size is.  Portion size will help you stay fit and lean.  Here is an easy guide to follow for a healthy lifestyle.  If you are watching your weight this is a good way to stay full and eat the things you want. What you should be eating is: Fish usually 3oz that would be the same as a checkbook 1 teaspoon of butter is the size of a postage stamp One cup of salad is the size of a tennis ball roughly 3oz of lean meat is the size of an iphone (not iphone plus) One baked potato should be the size of a computer mouse 1/2 a cup of beans is about the size of a lightbulb If you use…

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Sometimes when I try a new challenging class the next day my muscles are so sore.  I like feeling sore after working out but not to the point where I can’t get on with my day.  If that happens to you here is a list of food for you to try to relieve muscle soreness.   Tart Cherry juice. Tart cherry juice will help relieve muscle soreness and has a high level of antioxidants and anti-imflammatory properties. Cherries contain anthocyanins, which helps relieve muscle pain and weakness, inflammation, and cellular damage that occurs after hard exercise.  If you don’t want to drink it alone add it to a smoothie.  If you can’t find tart cherry juice you can also drink  grape, pomegranate, acai, blueberry and cranberry.  These juices contain natural NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin). Blueberries  contain antioxidant compounds that help prevent muscle damage. Blueberries contain high levels of…

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