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A big CONGRATULATIONS to the Bells and Barbells brides that are getting married this month!!   Kelly Stroud April 1st   Laura Swart April 22nd   Quincy Jordan April 22nd   Catherine Keeter April 22nd   Kinsey Naylor April 27th   Lindsey Moreland April 29th   Brandi Butterworth April 29th Check out Brandi's progress! Brandi came to Bells and Barbells with a goal of getting back to her pre-pregnancy weight in time for her wedding. She has been with Bells and Barbells for 4 months and working out 3 times a week! WOW!!! #GoalCrushing! ...

How to Get the Results You Want for The Big Day with Your Diet and Nutrition   Now that the holiday parties are over and all the Christmas treats have been consumed, it is the perfect time to start thinking about getting a jump start on your wedding day fitness and nutrition goals. There is no time like the present to start making healthy lifestyle changes. At Bells and Barbells, we ensure that each and every one of our clients does that in a way that stays with them long after they...

The Difference Between Bells and Barbells and “Off The Shelf” Programs   I am sure you have seen them on your Facebook newsfeed and have been tempted by the lure of the quick fix potential, but the truth of the matter is, “off the shelf” nutrition and training programs end up leaving users with feelings of dissatisfaction and frustration while also leaving them ill equipped to handle and maintain a sustainable diet once the introductory program ends.   So how is Bells and Barbells different from off the shelf programs such as Beachbody, 21...

I decided to write this article in response to the many questions I am asked on a daily basis about my training business and preferred workout methodology. People often ask, "What makes it different?", "How will it benefit me?"and "Why is it the smarter choice?".   I often respond to these questions with a simple. "Do you just want to look good or do you want your body to move as well as you look?" As well all know, at the end of the day beauty fades and if you didn't take the time...

How to Stay Fit During the Holidays   Don’t skip your workouts. Remember how far you have come and how hard you have worked to get here. When you start to entertain the idea of possibly skipping a workout, remind yourself of how miserable it felt to be so winded and tired when you first started. How hard you had to fight through each and every workout to be where you are now.   Bring healthy options to work and family gatherings. Holidays can present a difficult challenge. All of those deserts and cheesy...

Why Lifting Weights Is Better Than Cardio for Brides   Many of the brides that come to Bells and Barbells are looking to lose body fat, increase muscle tone so that they look and feel incredible in their dream wedding dress. We feel the best way to achieve those goals is through a focus on strength training with some cardio mixed in. Why is strength training better than just doing cardio for our brides?   Burn more calories with strength training – You burn 10 calories per minute while lifting weights and 12 calories...

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