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Stop being a victim

What happens in your life and how it unfolds has a lot to do with your mindset.  How you view an obstacle, a challenge, a roadblock will have a direct effect on the outcome. I have a handful of training clients that seem to be magnets for drama.  Things are always “happening” to them, and […]

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Lean Goggles

It is November, we are nearing the end of the bodybuilding competition season… a time that can prove to be a slippery slope for many competitive athletes.  There is an underlying feeling among many that they have to keep things under control, not lose their grip on the lean physique they just recently presented on […]

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Honor Your Day

I am not a morning person. Seriously. I workout at 6 am two to three days per week. Seriously. Why? Let me explain. My workouts are the most important part of my day. Sounds a bit selfish, I know. I am a firm believer that everyone should set aside time each day (or most days […]

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Collaboration: 3 Bodybuilding Moves Every CrossFitter Should Do!

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.  My name is Tiana Gonzalez.  I’m an IFBB Pro Figure competitor based out of New York.   I’ve been involved in competitive bodybuilding since 1999 after an old boyfriend convinced me I had good genetics and the right work ethic to get […]

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Collaboration! Sharing a blog post by my friend Johnna!

While I was in Miami last week, I had the pleasure to collaborate with Coach Johnna at Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach… check out Part 1 below: CrossFit Moves Every Bodybuilder Should Do

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Progress Not Perfection

One of the recurring undertones in my profession, both with my in-person clients at the gym as well as my contest prep clients, is the desire to see results faster.  People… please! If there is anyone that understands this, it is me.  A woman that has been on top of the mountain and had her […]

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Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding doesn’t define me, but it most certainly is a very big part of who I am as a woman, an athlete, an entrepreneur, a fighter, a hustler, a survivor. The path I have walked my entire life is one that is paved with very difficult challenges which I had to work hard to conquer… […]

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3 months

My transition into CrossFit has been interesting and exciting.  The perfectionist in me has such high expectations, high standards, and a relentless drive to not only succeed but excel.  The 20 years of bodybuilding I once loved and adored have made this transition very challenging… I have a lot of stiff muscles and joints with […]

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Brief Look Back

My last time on stage was in 2013. It was a roller coaster of a year for me as I made a huge career change,┬ásaid goodbye to my favorite car (it died on me after 10 years), and I made my IFBB Pro Figure Debut… What a ride! These pics are some points along the […]

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What division?

This is a common question for many people who are interested in competing in a Bodybuilding show, but perhaps do not know what category to enter.  The more people you ask, the more confusing it can become.  The wave of Social Media “celebrities” combined with the generation of required instant gratification, has really made competing […]