I am so excited for all the new and exciting things I have planned for this year – advanced swimming activities, exotic travels, learning new languages is all a part of my plan.  While a proactive healthy lifestyle is always at the top of my priority list, having fun, setting new goals and milestones gives me a purposeful and rich quality of life.

Our life is a gift and the best way to honor that gift is to care for our minds, bodies, and souls.

I’m taking care of all three during Black History month by finding inspiration from the stunning Black women at the forefront of physical fitness. These brilliant athletic Black women have paved the way for me and others to help you get back your fabulous.

Alice Coachman for example was the first Black woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal. Representing the United States, she won the gold in the High Jump at the London Olympics in 1948.

Following Alice was Wilma Rudolph, the fastest woman in the world who won three gold medals in 1960 following a bronze medal in 1956 in track. Whoaaa…pretty good for a woman who was told by doctors she may never walk again as a child.

It wasn’t long after that greats like Jackie Joyner-Kersee set world records for the heptathlon and high jump, and won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals in a matter of a few years. 

It’s clear that Jackie paved the way for the incredibly talented athletes that we see today like Allyson Felix, Simon Biles, and Sha’Carri Richardson. As we’ve seen with athletes like Serena Williams, there is still so much left to do.

These are just some of the incredibly talented athletic pioneers who paved the way for others we see today like Allyson Felix, Simon Biles, and Sha’Carri Richardson and Venus and Serena Williams.

Feeling inspired by these fitness legends? I know I am!

They are great examples of how far we can push the human body and also excel in our own fitness regimens. You can read more about them here

But check this out. There is no reason why you have to be restricted to sitting on the sidelines in awe of these athletes.  You can blaze a path of your own. You can be an example for yourself.  Start small and grow big!


My 21-day workout program is perfect for taking the first steps toward taking care of your gift of life.  It’ll get you started and keep you going whether you are just beginning or advanced. Your health, your body and your energy will improve! 

For only $9 a day I’m also giving you nutrition tips and 10 free bonus gifts. That means you get more than 31 training and coaching days with me.

Don’t live with regret. Get down and dirty. We are all living our own personal life shows and the way to make it count is to resist the sidelines, stop watching life pass you by AND  become an active participant! 

Stick with me and you’ll have fun doing it. 

Let’s go! You got this! 

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Share the gift of life with those who matter most to you.” – Wendy Ida