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Ditch the Fragile by Stephanie Joanne

Stephanie Joanne

To define the word fragile would be, easily broken, shattered, or damaged, delicate, brittle or frail. Are these the reasons why most ladies still steer far away from the weight room?

The fear of the weight room is so overwhelming for most of my female clients when they are starting out at the gym.

Fast forward a few months and they can’t get enough of it. I wish it were as simple as telling them to just not care what people think and stop thinking you’re going to embarrass yourself.

I must also address the nonsense idea that you are going to put on muscle. If your goal is to lose weight or tone up, realize that the only way to do this is to put on some good old lean muscle. So put your game face on and hit the weight room full force.

Be the powerful woman you know you are and strive for some strength within you. Once you peel away your shy self, and feel how empowering your body can make you feel, you will forever be addicted to using your muscle!

Here are some ways to “peel away the fragile” of the weight room today:

Step one- Ask for help! Trainers, members, anyone…we love talking fitness. I personally love when someone asks me for help with an exercise they are unsure of on the gym floor. Most trainers come with Egos, feed those slightly and we’re all yours.

Step two- Believe that you will not bulk up. It is actually impossible to do so as our bodies just do not have the genetic makeup. If you want to be lean and toned, you must lift weights and yes heavy weights.

Step three- Educated yourself. take time to learn about your body. There are a ton of resources online to help you. The amounts of time you spend thinking about what you wish you had could be converted into time well spend researching some new moves.

Step four- Just go! Start today..stop thinking about it. The sooner you grab that dumbbell and enter that dreaded weight room zone the sooner you will feel like the Muscle Bombshell that you already are.

 Lose the fragile and I’ll see you in the weight room!

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Angelique Kronebusch – Elite Personal Trainer & Figure Competitor

Angelique Kronebusch - Figure Athlete

The spotlight is on Angelique Kronebusch…a well respected Personal Trainer and Figure Competitor!

Here’s a bit about Angelique Kronebusch in her own words:

1. Briefly share with us your background (Education, Interests, etc.)?

I am of Portugese and Spanish decent, born in Osoyoos, BC Canada. I have been a personal trainer for 6 years now.

2. Who has inspired you the most to succeed as a Fitness Competitor?

There are so many women that inspired me to compete, but my main inspiration was Monica Brant. I also admired Kim Dolan and Maggie Diubaldo.

3. What competitions have you made appearances in? From these, what were your placements (titles won)?

  • 2011 WBFF Alberta Championships 8th Place Figure Short
  • 2011 IDFA Richmond Classic 2nd Place Figure Physique
  • 2010 Sandra Wickham Fall Classic 4th Place Figure Short
  • 2010 WBFF Alberta Championships 1st Place Figure Short
  • 2010 Western Canadians 4th Place Figure Short
  • 2010 Fame West 2nd Place Figure Physique
  • 2009 Fame Canadian Championships 2nd Place Fitness Model, 5th Place Figure Physique
  • 2009 WBFF BC Championships 4th Place Figure Short
  • 2009 Fame West 5th Place Figure Physique
  • 2008 Fame West 9th Place Fitness Model, 7th Place Bikini

4. When is your next upcoming show? What will be your competing class?

I am going to take a break for a while, but my eye is on the WBFF BC Championships next year.

5. Where can fans find out more about you (website, published magazines, etc.)?

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