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Avocado Rich in L-Carnitine Metabolizes fat cells Green Tea Contains Antioxidants Boosts metabolism Blueberries Contains soluble fiber Helps you feel full longer Almonds Contain Zinc & Vitamin B Help Curb Sugar Cravings Oatmeal Contains Soluble Fiber Helps you feel full longer Oranges High in Fiber Curb Appetite Apple Contains Pectin Limits the amount of fat your body absorbs Hot Peppers Conversion of fat to energy Speeds up metabolism Salmon High in Protein Builds muscle to burn fat Olive Oil Helps fight off inflammatory diseases Fights obesity Cinnamon Rich in Antioxidants Regulates blood sugar Quinoa Contains complete chain of amino acids Aids in muscle repair Bananas Contains Soluble Fiber Slows Digestion Coconut Oil Converted into energy Easily digested Sweet Potatoes Low...

Jogging. Everyone does it, and it’s been the go-to way for people to “get in shape” for years. Is it really the best though? Well, honestly it comes down to what your goals are. For most of us here at Bells and Barbells the goal is to look and feel amazing on the  Wedding day, and in a bikini the following week while we lounge on the beach.  In my last blog I briefly touched on how losing weight doesn’t necessarily mean you’re losing fat. Well, the same principle applies...

High Intensity Interval Training, often referred to as HIIT, has become a popular method of exercise over the past few years especially for Brides and Grooms that are about to tie the knot.  HIIT is a exercise performed at high intensity, often 80% of your maximum heart rate or more for any length of time.  This length of time can be as short as 15 seconds or as long as several minutes.  The purpose of this training is to elevate your heart rate to a level where you feel the...

We see it all the time.  Brides crush their workouts in the gym with us for weeks and months.  They get up in the morning day after day “sweating for the wedding” and see great results.  Their weight is down,  body fat % keeps melting away,  strength numbers are increasing every week, and they are looking and feeling great about their progress.  All is well, until your bachelorette party rolls around. A 5-day weekend of drinking bottomless mimosas, bottles of wine, eating out for every meal, and then nursing a hangover...

Just the other night my new wife and I were discussing her fitness journey, goals, and a variety of other related topics when she mentioned that she was feeling frustrated at her lack of progress thus far. I was somewhat shocked when she made the comment because she had just set her goal and started working towards it the previous week! Hearing this from her made me think of two things everyone should keep in mind.   The scale doesn’t always tell the truth Success doesn’t happen overnight   First, the number you...

My wedding fitness trainer said to eat carbs before a workout. Pizza has carbs right? So is pizza a pre-workout?! No. Attention Brides and Grooms! Your pre-workout routine can make or break your sweat session. Here is out to get the most out of the hard work you are putting in the gym.   Carbohydrates are your body’s biggest energy source. About 80% of your energy during a workout comes from your glucose and glycogen which comes from carbs. With all of the business from planning a wedding and managing your day to...

You’ve made a promise to your special someone; now make a commitment to the most important person on your big day… YOU! Bells and Barbells Wedding Fitness, the largest wedding fitness studio in the US, will help you fit into that special dress and make sure you look and feel spectacular on your wedding day! At our 4,000 square foot studio located on Knox/Henderson, our team of experienced and diverse personal trainers provide Dallas brides-to-be with a tailor-made fitness and nutrition program based on your goals, your dress, your schedule, and...

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! ...