Jetlag has me running behind about a week and has kept me from presenting you with September’s Fit Showgirl Spotlight. Despite these post vacation blues I am super stoked to be showcasing the multi-talented, gravity-defying pint-sized powerhouse Emma D’lemma.
Most of us at one time or another have fallen off the wagon of our exercise routine. One simple event, for example breaking your toe dancing to damn hard at BurlyCon, can keep you from working out. Who even breaks their toe dancing? Oh, yeah. Me.
I was really late to the podcast game, and I mean really late. I didn’t start listening to podcasts until about two and half years ago. But now that I’m hip to what all the cool kids seem to be doing, I can’t get enough of them.
So you are thinking about joining a gym or recently have and now you’re wondering what to do when you walk through the doors. Rest assured you aren’t the only one. The majority of people at the gym walk in feeling intimidated that everyone is watching them and clueless about exactly what to do. Yes, even that guy near the weights grunting as he strains to curl 50lb dumbbells.
Our August FitShowgirl Spotlight is Vix Nolan. This babely badass is a former New York burlesque performer and banana enthusiast turned west coast sexpot stripper and pole dancer. From her showgirl claws to her perfect mix of punky 70’s glam, her style matches her charm.
I’ve been in a bit of a food rut. We all get there. When you’re short on time and have go to meals. My diet is a rotating cast of ground turkey, chicken, veggies and brown rice or sweet potatoes for most meals.
When you live the cash life money seems to flow out of your pockets as quickly as it goes in. Keeping track of how much you make and being able to budget when your income constantly changes is a challenge.
July’s Fit Showgirl Spotlight is Burlesque and Body-building badass Voodoo Onyx. My first encounter with Voodoo was back in 2011, the year we both hit the New York Burlesque Scene. I’ve known since the inception of this blog that I wanted to spotlight her talent, dedication and commitment to her art and to fitness.
Now that I’m working a more full-time schedule as a trainer, I’m dancing less in the club and picking up more gigs after a bit of a break from burlesque. I work in three industries that center around the body in some way. Because of this I’ve been thinking a lot about body image over the past couple months. But mostly, the drastically different ways both burlesque and stripping have impacted my body image.
I’ve been thinking about kids a lot lately. Maybe it’s the binge watching of Jane the Virgin I’ve been doing on Netflix. Or the influx of kids out playing on the sidewalks this weekend now that the temperatures in New York have hit the 90’s. But I know the underlying reason is it’s the biggest issue my boyfriend and I seem to butt heads on.