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Ultimate Ab Workouts for Women

Ultimate Ab Workouts for Women

If you want the absolute toughest and most effective abdominal exercises around, you need to check this out! These are the absolute best ab workouts for women who want to lose weight.  Kelly Athletics was offered an interview, and I (Kelly Gibson) was then featured in The Active Times for my expertise in Weight Loss Training for women.  During the interview, I was asked the following questions pertaining to my knowledge about core training exercises for women who want to lose weight and targeted ab exercises for fast results.

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Here are the Questions I answer in the The Active Times ab workouts for women article:

1.       Is it more difficult for women to eventually get a 6-pack? How so?

2.       What is the biggest difference between men and women when it comes to ab muscles? (Is it that women have more fat?)

3.       Realistically speaking, how fast can an average women – someone with a 9-5 job who works out 3-4 times a week – can expect to see a 6-pack?

4.       I read about a Pilates trick of pulling the belly button in ensuring that you're working the deepest ab muscle. Is that really a thing?

5.       Do you recommend exercises that hit the entire core or just the ab muscles?

6.       How often should women work out the midsection in order to get fit and avoid injuries?

7.       What’s your favorite, or most effective exercise, in your opinion for the abs?

8.       Can you describe a few abs exercises you often have clients do? And why those?

9.       What are the best, and/or hardest exercises specifically targeting the upper abs, obliques, and lower abs?

10.   What other exercises or diet changes should women combine an ab workout for quicker results?

11.   Do you recommend crunches and situps? Why?


If you want to hear my professional opinion on these topics and get answers to any of the questions, definitely check out the article below and be sure to check out the awesome slideshow!

If you want to get 6-pack abs, we share exactly what you need to do to get shredded fast with Ultimate Ab Workouts! Click the image above for the full article.


Written by Kelly Gibson, Online Personal Trainer | NASM Certified, 5 years of experience | Sign up Here

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How to Get Motivated Fast

Go from Unmotivated to Motivated in under 60 seconds

Getting motivated could seem impossible for someone who doesn’t have energy or feels too busy to prioritize their fitness.  A personal trainer’s secret weapon? Motivation.  I can’t tell you how many times someone called me looking for a Personal Trainer and when I ask them what their main reason for hiring a trainer is… 9 times out of 10 the answer is “I need motivation” or “I need someone to motivate me” because doing it on their own is hard!

How to Stay Motivated: Do it Your Way

The following article by Olivier Poirier-Leroy of YourWorkoutBook on How to Stay Motivated:

“Social media can be a real son of a bee sting. Sure, it helps us stay in touch with friends and family, but it also shows us the endless trove of workout pictures from our gym addict friends, which tend to make us feel even worse about ourselves. And so we try to do what they do. First mistake, bucko. Odds are you already know what works best for you.

‘I think the most important part about motivating clients is to let them lead the conversation,’ says Kelly Gibson, CPT, of Kelly Athletics on how to stay motivated. ‘They know what works best for them, they just need someone to hear that they understand and support their beliefs. Once there is a mutual understanding, it is a good time to introduce clients to ideas of what foods and exercises might help them on their path.’

Remember: we all respond differently according to interests, exercise history, and everything else that goes into making us a special little snowflake. Embrace your individuality and stick with what you know that works instead of trying to emulate what someone else is doing.” Check out 14 more tips on how to stay motivated here.

If you like my motivation style so far, try a FREE consultation to see if my Nutrition Coaching services would be a good fit for you! I’d love to hear from you and help you find your motive.

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Kelly’s Gluten-Free ThanksLiving Recipe Plans

pumpkin latte

ThanksLiving Is The New Thanksgiving!

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With all the amazing meat-free, vegan options out there today, why settle for Turkey as your main course when you could eat healthier and start a new Gluten-Free ThanksLiving tradition. As a vegan of 4 years, I still love to experiment with new foods!  I picked out a few recipes this year, and look forward to digging right in!

I plan on having a ThanksLiving celebration, with my vegan family and vegetarian friend Erica, with delicious plant-based foods! I also donated some help $$ to Mercy for Animals, who is currently doing a Million Dollar Challenge!! This ThanksLiving, give back!

Main ThanksLiving Course: Vegan Meatloaf made out of Lentils and Gluten-free Bread Crumbs, topped with cranberry sauce. (I’m the only one who has a gluten allergy, so the other three will be eating Tofurky as their main course.)

Delicious Plant-Based Sides:

  1. Mashed Potatoes mixed with Non-GMO Canned Corn and topped with a satsifying gluten-free gravy.
  2. Vegan Stuffing made with Gluten-Free Brown Rice Loaf (instead of wholegrain bread).

Amazing Beverages:

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Delicious Latte from Pomegranate Cafe, AZ
  1. Pumpkin Spice Lattes with Vanilla Almond Milk and gelatin-free marshmallows; Hot Cocoa with marshmallows for Vinny 🙂
  2. Reisling for the adults; grape juice for the kid.

For Dessert:

I’m still debating between this Banana Cream Cake and the Chocolate Pumpkin Pie with Almond Meal Crust.  I will have to post pictures of which dessert I end up making!!

Which one would you choose?  I was really eying down that cake… we ended up making both!

Happy Gluten-Free ThanksLiving to all of my vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan friends out there. GO YOU if you are working on reducing meats and introducing new plant-based meals! I would love to help you – just contact me for more info.

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