Tag Archives: race and health

Fitness in Beauty Contests: Lessons from a First-Time Contestant (CFC Spotlight Thursdays)

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’ve always been a bit skeptical about beauty contests. Whenever I’ve watched them on TV, the contestants seemed completely superficial, underweight and way too rehearsed! Then I talked to my friend Jen about her experience doing … Continue reading

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A Fresh Look at the ‘Diabetic Diet’ from a Harlem Chef (CFC Spotlight Thursdays)

In my search for diabetic-friendly restaurants in NYC, I came across a website for an organization called “Diatize”, which seeks to give people who either have diabetes or are obese access to affordable healthy foods and exercise facilities. Well you … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY EXTENDED!!: 10 FREE CrossFitHarlem Classes & Workout Gear!

Now that you’ve learned all about Crossfit, enter for a chance to win 10 FREE classes and cool Afrobrutality gear! Details are below! Win TEN (10) CROSSFITHARLEM CLASSES!! (Note: All classes must be used on or before March 15, 2013) … Continue reading

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VIDEO!!: Getting to Know CrossFit from Diverse Athletes (CFC Spotlight Thursdays)

So I’m sure that you’ve heard about CrossFit, probably through the “Ochocinco vs Annie” commercials – the one with Chad Ochocinco and the woman with her socks rolled all the way up to her knees? Well, I wanted to learn about … Continue reading

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Reaching for Olympic Gold: Interview w/ Samyr Laine (REPOST!!)

IN HONOR OF HIS QUALIFYING FOR THE MEN’S FINAL IN THE TRIPLE JUMP, CHICFITCHEF IS RE-POSTING THIS INTERVIEW. GO SAMYR!!! Imagine a man, 6’2″, running at full speed. He takes three long strides and then jumps. Gracefully soaring through the … Continue reading

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3 Things That Happen After Your Diet is Successful (CFC Opinion)

Two weeks ago, I was standing in a dressing room in Banana Republic, poised to buy a dress in a size much smaller than I’ve been accustomed to. How did I achieve this change you ask? I set some pretty big … Continue reading

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Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas’ Hair & Policing Black Athletes (CFC Opinion)

I was talking to my friend Jane (of Passport Addict fame!) on the phone about the Olympic games last night and the subject of Gabby Douglas, the 16-year old, African-American, Olympic phenom came up. Jane: “Did you hear what people … Continue reading

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Pregnancy & Fitness: Finding Your Way (CFC Spotlight Thursdays)

Does this face look familiar? Well if you’ve done any Insanity DVDs you should recognize Tania, the kick-butt powerhouse always killing it in the front row! Tania is not only a fabulous fitness professional, but she’s also a new mom!! You … Continue reading

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ChicFitChef Gets Personal with Olympic Athlete Samyr Laine (TOMORROW!)

Did you see the recent write-up on Bloomberg.com about Samyr Laine, the Olympic athlete competing in the 2012 Games on Haiti’s Olympic team? Well in case you wanted to hear more about Samyr and less about Mark Zuckerberg be sure … Continue reading

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Wellness & Weight Loss Through Yoga! (CFC Spotlight Thursdays)

There’s something about the practice of yoga that feels like a bit of a mystery, right? The postures, the breathing and the spirituality of yoga make it feel like more than just exercise- it’s an experience. I was lucky enough … Continue reading

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