P!nk Responds to Weight Criticism

P!nk is a Hardbody. Why? If it wasn’t obvious from her lyrics perhaps her response via twitter will clear things up. Being a HARDBODY is more than looking like a fitness competitor or a cover model. A Hardbody is strong on the inside. A Hardbody is confident and comfortable with themselves. A Hardbody isn’t afraid to speak their mind. P!nk is a Hardbody.

P!nk recently attended a cancer benefit and the online community became fixated on her looks. Her response to the critics was nothing short of awesome and it’s a great reminder to be happy with yourself. A little time off from being in tip top shape isn’t a bad thing. You don’t NEED to be ripped to feel pretty. You don’t need to have six pack abs to feel beautiful.

“I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off.” – Pink

“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight. You’re referring to the pictures of me from last night’s cancer benefit that I attended to support my dear friend Dr. Maggie DiNome. She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you. While I admit that that dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about me. I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either:)… I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake.”

Michelle Rodriguez VS Ronda Rousey in Furious 7

Fast & Furious 7 women
The latest installment of the Fast & Furious movie franchise will be released this Friday, April 3rd. Furious 7 will have all the familiar characters and a few new ones. One of the more notable is rising sensation in Hollywood, Ronda Rousey. Rousey has been dominate inside the UFC octagon but her credentials outside of it are beginning to add up. She had a role in The Expendables 3, will appear in the upcoming Entourage movie and kicks some ass in Furious 7. The trailers and Behind-The-Scenes clips show Ronda throwing down against Michelle Rodriquez. “Ronda Rousey is a game changer. She’s so cool,” says Michelle Rodriguez. Michelle’s character in the movie is Leticia “Letty” Ortiz who is a no BS type of woman. Michelle genuinely seems excited to work with the UFC champ when talking about their fight scene.

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Ronda Rousey:
WEBSITE: rondarousey.net
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ronda.cips

Michelle Rodriguez VS Ronda Rousey in Furious 7

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.

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Lead image via FAST & FURIOUS 7 ©2015 – Universal Pictures

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Inspiration

inspiration fitnessIt’s not every day you see a Hollywood celebrity post that their inspiration comes from a Figure competitor. On Sunday, Actor/Director Jada Pinkett Smith shared a photo of IFBB Figure Pro Natalie Benson on her Facebook page and said, “Here’s one of my new inspirations to hit the gym. This is Natalie Benson and this picture is the wallpaper on my phone. When I’m contemplating whether I’m going to work out or not…I look at her and I’m out the door. I will never look like her, but she inspires me everyday. She’s magnificent…”

That’s pretty sweet. When Natalie heard of the news she shared, “thank you for this POST!!! Girl people are always thinking and quoting that I look like a man!!! And I’m far from that… I do not let the negative comments affect me and I keep on pushing and pushing.. I’m a 40 year old woman, with a 21 year old daughter!! and I take care of myself just as you!!! You have a great body hun!!! And I love it.. I’m smiling like crazy to know that Jada Pinkett Smith has me as her wall paper!! Love Ya CHICA!! Let’s keep on inspiring woman… To push themselves no matter what!!”

Natalie Benson
As Jada shared, “Find a workout muse…it helps”. Solid advice for all of us to stay motivated and inspired.

photo via Physique Art Inc.

Under Armour Ad: Gisele Bündchen – I WILL WHAT I WANT

Brilliant. Bravo Under Armour.

Gisele Under Armour

Gisele Bündchen – I WILL WHAT I WANT
Gisele knows what it means to live under the microscope, amongst the noise of contradicting opinions. But will beats noise.

Watch Gisele face real-time commentary now at: http://iwillwhatiwant.com/gisele


Via YouTube.

Arnold Schwarzenegger on The Tonight Show – “Get to the Chopper!”

Jimmy Fallon continues to light up late night. This time Arnold stops by to promote his new movie and does a skit with Jimmy. Hilarious.

arnold the chopper

Jimmy shows a clip from one of Arnold’s recent QVC appearances where he’s discussing two of his favorite kitchen products. via youtube

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Bodybuilding & Fitness Personalities Give Big Game Predictions

We asked a few Bodybuilding and Fitness personalities who would win the Big Game. As you can imagine, the results were all over the place. Hear who Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson, American Gladiator Mike O’Hearn, Miss Super Cross Dianna Dahlgren and picked to win the Super Bowl.

Who you got?

Danica Patrick Bulks Up For Go Daddy

Danica Patrick has a new look and she hit the streets of Los Angeles, California to show it off. Danica was filming a new Super Bowl commercial for her sponsor, Go Daddy and boy did she bulk up!

danica patrick muscle

Ok, so she was wearing a fake muscle suit but it’s pretty amusing. Several bodybuilders, amateur and pro, can be seen running the streets along Danica’s side. Which is equally amusing as most bodybuilders rarely run.

We know Fitness Pro Oksana Grishina was on the set as she shared updates via her twitter account.

Nita Marquez also shared a behind-the-scenes photo of her on the set with Oksana.

See more photos of Danica running through the streets in her bodybuilding suit here.

Photo via dailymail.co.uk.

Celebrate Wonder Woman Instead of Bashing Gadot

Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed Wednesday that Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in an upcoming, untitled “Batman vs Superman” movie. The 28 year-old actress is best known for her role in the “Fast & Furious” and Fast Five as Gisele Harabo. She’s a mother of one, model and was Miss Israel in 2004.


A large part of the Internet is in a tizzy wondering how she was picked for the role. Not because she can’t act (she can see clip below) but because of her appearance. Obviously as a model and Miss Universe contestant she has the face but does her physique match that of a super heroine? Not to some standards but hey the movie isn’t slated to hit the big screen until the Summer of 2015 so cut the woman some slack.

Wonder Woman is thought of as strong female character and Gal’s slender frame doesn’t exactly exude “strength”, at least not in the physical sense. Director Zack Snyder said, “Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe.” Will fans buy into Gal as Wonder Woman? Would a bit of muscle on Gal make her a more believable choice? In my opinion, it wouldn’t hurt but you could argue Gal doesn’t look all that different from the 1970s TV version of Wonder Woman. Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman from 1975-1979 on the series and wasn’t overly muscular. In 2011, Davide E. Kelley wrote a Wonder Woman pilot but the show never aired. Adrianne Palicki starred as Wonder Woman and looked the part despite the show not being picked up. She recently co-starred in the film G.I. Joe: Retaliation as the lead female role of Lady Jaye.

I bet we see Gal make a shocking transformation for the role as Wonder Woman. Those who are saying she is “too skinny” now will be eating those words come 2015. We’ve seen many actors transform their physiques and I’m betting we see her do it as well. You can count on the fitness magazines featuring Gal in the Spring/Summer of 2015.

If you question her ability to be a bad ass, check out this clip.

I’ve read numerous comments from people in the fitness industry talk about who looks more like Wonder Woman but they fail to mention none of those women are actresses. No disrespect to those being mentioned but when your acting reel is being interviewed after a show you’re not much of an actress. You might have dark hair and abs but that doesn’t mean much in Hollywood unless you’re a body double. Instead of bashing Gadot, I say applaud the fact that Wonder Woman is finally making it to the big screen and that’s awesome no matter who is in the role.

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Jaimie Alexander Discusses Demanding Role in Thor & Advice for Women

In the new film Thor: The Dark World, Jaimie Alexander plays Sif, a second generation goddess of Asgard. Sif is an Asgardian warrior and lover of Thor, who often accompanies him into into battle. The role of Sif is a physically demanding one and to prepare for it Jaimie changed up her training and nutrition.

She recently sat down with Bodybuilding.com to discuss her role in the latest Marvel movie. She admits the training aspect was a little intimidating but reminds women that being thin is not the way to go. Jaimie says, “I prefer to have some meat on my bones.” For the first Thor she bulked up by eating meat but for this role she changed things up to be a bit more agile.

Jaimie discusses running and physical activity that not only helps her physically but also mentally. As a runner in high school, she said it helped her clear her mind but lately Hot Yoga helps her do this. Jaimie shared the benefits of how yoga has helped her not only look better but feel better.

jaimie-alexanderJaimie has shares great advice for women in this interview. Via Bbcom.

Jaimie encourages women to “know your body and don’t mistreat it.” She reminds women that starving yourself is not the way to go. Jaimie says, “You know when you eat something and it makes you sick and you don’t feel well, and you know when you eat something that makes you feel great. And that’s something that you need to pay attention to.”

She really hits the nail on the head when she reminds women not to compare their bodies to others and to respect themselves. “Respect yourself and live healthy,” Alexander wisely offers at the end of the interview.

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Flo Rida Partners with MusclePharm

Denver based supplement company, MusclePharm has announced their latest partnership and this time it’s with global recording artist Flo Rida. Flo Rida is the guy is responsible for songs that get stuck in your head like “Good Feeling” and “Wild Ones”. MusclePharm is hoping their supplements resonate with his audience as much as his music. They continue to use not only athletes but also celebrities and fitness enthusiasts to promote their products. The company utilized social media to market and promote the easily identifiable MusclePharm green.

Global Superstar Flo Rida Now Partnering With MusclePharm®.

DENVER, June 20, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — MusclePharm Corporation (OTCQB: MSLP), a nutritional supplement company focused on active lifestyles, has signed a deal with international recording artist Flo Rida. Activating a social media network of over 16 million followers, Flo Rida will promote MusclePharm products and develop exclusive viral exercise videos for the brand. He also will represent MusclePharm at events and star in a series of radio and online ads.

Flo Rida has built a fervent fan base by mixing hip-hop harmonies with slick dance beats, selling over 75 million singles worldwide. The innovative Florida-born rapper became a chart-topping artist fixture with blockbuster singles such as “Right Round” and “Wild Ones (feat. Sia).” Flo Rida is committed to imparting the importance of education to children and empowering student athletes to become leaders both on and off the field through his non-profit organizations, Big Dreams for Kids and the Florida Youth Football League (FYFL).

“Ever since I was growing up, health, nutrition and fitness have been very important aspects of my life,” said Flo Rida. “I started using MusclePharm supplements because of the company’s commitment to developing safe, scientifically backed products. Right away I noticed a positive improvement with my energy and fitness levels. I’m very excited to join the MusclePharm family and look forward to promoting the brand to my fans.”

“As one of today’s most popular musicians, Flo Rida is a global force who is at the top of his field because he is dedicated not only to his music but also to his physical well-being,” said Brad Pyatt, founder and CEO, MusclePharm. “Flo Rida’s international influence coupled with his amazing physique make him an ideal ambassador. We’re thrilled to have him represent the MusclePharm brand.”

As part of their agreement, MusclePharm will make a donation to Flo Rida’s charity, the FYFL, and gift new sports equipment to the league. MusclePharm and Flo Rida will celebrate the partnership at the customer appreciation day next month which will be taking place at Flo Rida’s new South Florida gym, Flo Fit (12425 Taft Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028). The musician and philanthropist joins fellow MusclePharm brand ambassador, quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the NFL® San Francisco 49ers, who partnered with the company earlier this year. Additionally, MusclePharm is the official Nutritional Supplement provider of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®.


Founded in 2008 by former NFL player Brad Pyatt, MusclePharm is a healthy lifestyle company that develops and manufactures nutritional supplements to address active lifestyles like muscle building, weight loss and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. The products are formulated through a six-stage research process using the expertise of leading nutritional scientists at MusclePharm Sports Science Center & Research Center in Denver, Colorado. MusclePharm’s products are sold to consumers in more than 110 countries and available in over 10,500 U.S. retail outlets, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, 24 Hour Fitness, Bally’s, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe and Vitamin World. MusclePharm products also are sold through more than 100 online channels globally, including bodybuilding.com, amazon.com and vitacost.com. For more information, please visit www.musclepharm.com. You can also follow MusclePharm online at www.facebook.com/MusclePharm and www.twitter.com/MusclePharm.

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WWE Features “Superstars and Divas bodybuilding past”

Our resident Hardbody contributor, Kaitlyn became the WWE Divas champ and shot to worldwide fame in the process. We’ve known her since her competition days and today WWE.com took note of her past on their website. See the excerpt below for what they had to say about the HARDBODY champ.


From WWE.com:

WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn got an early start in the world of bodybuilding, beginning her training at 18.

“I did really well in several NPC shows in Texas,” the Divas Champion said. “The first show I ever did, I trained all on my own and didn’t have a nutritionist or a trainer. I just loved bodybuilding and fitness ever since I was a kid. I placed 10thout of 20, which is pretty good for doing everything on my own at 18.

One year later, she came back and won the same show.

However, Kaitlyn’s favorite moment was competing in the Arnold Classic figure division at the amateur level. “I was the youngest competitor on stage,” she said. “Even though I didn’t win the show, I placed top five. Just being in the top five in the Arnold Classic — a huge international show that I was invited to — was such cool moment for me.”

Recalling the rigors of bodybuilding competition, Kaitlyn revealed her secret to success.

“A lot of people say the diet is the hardest thing. But once you commit to doing it, the diet just becomes routine. The hardest thing is staying mentally focused. Once you accept this [diet and cardio] is what you have to do, it’s easy. The second that you get out of the right mindset, it screws everything up.”

Certainly, Kaitlyn has figured out the key to success in WWE as well.

See more WWE superstars and divas who competed in bodybuilding here. We were a bit surprised that they didn’t feature Aksana who not only competed in the Figure International but she also shook Arnold’s had as the winner in 2009.


Zivile at the Arnold Classic / Figure International

Twinlab Partners with Celebrity Fitness Trainer Joel Harper

Twinlab Partners with Joel Harper, Celebrity Fitness Expert and Personal Trainer to Dr. Oz, to Help Launch Its Ground-Breaking CleanSeries Sports Nutrition Line
Twinlab’s CleanSeries sets a new industry standard with its clean formulations, Non-GMO, banned substance, and gluten-free testing and proves you don’t have to sacrifice performance for peace of mind

NEW YORK – March 7, 2013 – Twinlab Corporation, a leading innovator and U.S.-based manufacturer of high-quality, science-based sports nutritional supplements and products, today announced that celebrity fitness guru Joel Harper has officially joined as spokesperson for the company’s new CleanSeries™ product line.

For 18 years, Harper has been developing successful, customized personal training workouts based mainly on simple exercises that produce immediate results. His clients range from Dr. Oz to Olympic medalists to “moms and dads” just trying to improve their family’s health. Harper created all the personal workout chapters for the New York Times’ bestselling “You” book series and the accompanying workout DVDs with Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen, as well as the popular FIT PACK DVD.

Harper’s unique personal fitness workouts have been featured on various programs including “ABC News,” “FOX News,” “Oprah,” the “Dr. Oz Show,” and “Good Morning America,” as well as in magazines like O and Esquire.

“In our search for the CleanSeries brand ambassador, we determined that an individual who understood health and fitness was critical, but equally important was to find someone with a passion for supporting the ideals of today’s customers that demand both high performance and clean formulas,” says Marc Stover, Director of Marketing for Twinlab. “Whether he’s training Dr. Oz, an Olympic athlete, or a stay-at-home Mom, Joel always looks for the right combination of simple, straight-forward techniques communicated in a positive way to produce results. It’s this combination that made working with Joel an easy decision.”

Twinlab’s CleanSeries Sports Nutrition line is launching at the Natural Products Expo West event on March 9 in Anaheim, Calif., with three demonstration events taking place March 8 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and March 9 at 2 p.m. The entire CleanSeries line contains no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners and is both Certified Gluten Free by NSF® and Non-GMO tested by a third-party lab. Each batch is tested to be free of banned substances under the Informed Choice and Informed Sport programs. The line is also independently certified by the NSF® International product certification program to meet nutrient label claims.

NOTE: Twinlab CleanSeries includes only the highest quality whey protein (for those products containing whey).

CleanSeriesâ„¢ Veggie Protein: Formulated especially for vegetarian athletes.
21g vegetarian protein per serving to promotes muscle repair and recovery*
Contains 500mg added BCAAs to help support lean muscle growth*
Enzyme-assisted formula to help aid digestion

CleanSeriesâ„¢ Sport Protein: Advanced muscle repair and recovery formula*.
23g of high quality protein per serving to support lean muscle growth*
Promotes muscle repair and helps aid recovery*
Enzyme-assisted formula to aid digestion

CleanSeriesâ„¢ Whey Protein Isolate: Premium cross flow, ultra filtered Whey Isolate.
23g protein per serving from premium cross flow ultra filtered Whey Protein Isolate
Promotes muscle repair and helps reduce recovery time*
No fat and only 2g sugar

CleanSeriesâ„¢ Soy Protein Isolate: Versatile, unflavored protein from 100% Soy Isolate.
30 grams of superior quality protein per serving
100% soy protein isolate, a complete vegetable protein source
Zero cholesterol and sugar free

CleanSeriesâ„¢ Pre-workout Activator: Energize your workout!*
Total energy activator features clinically-studied herbal complex plus caffeine to deliver energy you can feel*
Concentrated formula helps fight fatigue and boost endurance*
Timed-release carb blend fuels intense, extended exercise*

“My clients are constantly asking me for advice about nutrition and supplements,” notes Harper. “They ask, ‘Do I need supplements if I eat healthy already?’ My answer is always ‘YES,’ because it is tough to consistently eat a well-balanced diet and you want to make sure you get enough protein and nutrition every single day. But until I was introduced to Twinlab’s CleanSeries products, I never had a great answer to the inevitable follow-up question: ‘What supplement do you recommend?’ Now I do. With CleanSeries, athletes at any skill level – from elite-level training for competition, to the mom or dad working hard on the elliptical – all can truly improve their performance and see results faster with this amazing product line.”

About Twinlab
Twinlab Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, science-based, nutritional supplements, including a complete line of vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals, herbs and sports nutrition products. Since 1968, the Twinlab brand has manufactured and marketed nutritional supplements in both the vitamin and sports nutrition categories. In addition to its namesake brand, Twinlab Corporation also manufactures and sells other well-known category leaders including the Metabolife® line of diet and energy products; Twinlab Fuel® line of sports supplement products; Alvita® teas, established in 1922 as a single-herb tea line; and Nature’s Herbs®, a complete line of herbals and phytonutrients. Twinlab’s manufacturing facility in American Fork, Utah is a NSF GMP-registered facility. Twinlab also runs an R&D facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and has its corporate headquarters in New York, NY. Visit www.twinlab.com for more information.

Fitness Personality Jillian Michaels to Release “Hard Body” DVD

Jillian Michaels is one of the leading fitness personalities in the world today. She’s known for her no-bs, hard hitting approach on NBC’s The Biggest Loser and now she’s coming out with another DVD. She’s put out a number of DVDs already but this one claims to take your body to the next level. We’re not sure on how great the DVD will be but we’re sure it’s got a great name. “Hard Body” will be released in March of this year.


From AMAZON.com
“Are you ready to take your body to the next level? Jillian Michaels Hard Body is the most effective total body workout for torching calories and transforming your entire physique. Hard Body is comprised of two 45-minute body-blasting workouts that progress in difficulty. These quick paced routines have fun, fresh new moves to deliver an incredible workout and turn your body into a lean and sexy high performance machine. Jillian also shows modifications for both beginners and advanced athletes in each workout. Get the Hard Body you’ve always wanted!”

Jillian Michaels’ new DVD “Hard Body”

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DVD Release Date: March 5, 2013
Run Time: 96 minutes

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Skechers to Pay $40 Million over Sketchy Fitness Shoe Claims

Chalk this one up to not-too-shocking news. The US government reminded the public and shoe makers that it takes more than a pair of shoes and a celebrity endorsement to have at tight booty. Skechers USA Inc. will pay $40 million to settle charges brought against them by the Federal Trade Commission. You might recall the California based shoe company used Kim Kardashian in a Super Bowl commercial promoting Shape-Ups. Skechers encouraged people to ditch their trainer and went to so far to say, “Get in Shape without Setting Foot in a Gym”. The FTC found that Skechers made unsupported claims that the shoes would provide more weight loss and toning than regular shoes


According to a story from the Associated Press, the settlement announced today also involves the company’s Resistance Runner, Toner and Tone-Up shoes. If you were a consumer who purchased the shoes, you could be eligible for a refund. This settlement trumps the one slapped against Reebook last year, when they were forced to pay $25 million for their EasyTone and RunTone shoes.

“Skechers’ unfounded claims went beyond stronger and more toned muscles. The company even made claims about weight loss and cardiovascular health,” said David Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “The FTC’s message, for Skechers and other national advertisers, is to shape up your substantiation or tone down your claims.”

Read more on the story here.

Did you buy Skechers Shape-ups, Resistance Runner, Toners, or Tone-ups shoes? You may be eligible for a refund.
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, charged Skechers with making unfounded claims that its Shape-ups and other “toning shoes” would help people lose weight and tone their buttocks, legs, and abdominal muscles. To settle the case, Skechers USA has agreed to pay $40 million to provide refunds to people who bought Skechers toning shoes. More information is available on the FTC’s Skechers Hotline at 866-325-4186. Visit: http://www.skecherssettlement.com to apply for a refund.

A  SKECHERS ad with celebrity Brooke Burke


Kaitlyn’s Corner: WWE Diva’s Take on New Year’s Resolutions

Our favorite skull crusher in the WWE is back in the New Year and she lays some smack down. Who Dat? WWE Diva Kaitlyn of course. She holds nothing back on those who would rather text kitten photos than squat in the gym and she reminds us all to DO WORK SON!

From Kaitlyn:

Happy Hardbody New Year
So it’s about that time we start thinking about the new year and a new set of resolutions and promises to ourselves. For some of us it’s weight loss, a new workout regimen, save money, or my personal favorite… stop drinking. For others, it’s to conserve water (bathe less), stimulate the economy (buy an ass-load of stuff you will never use), or “go green” (act like you care about the environment in order to look more attractive to that hot guy, with the dreads, that works at Whole Foods).

Maybe you fully intend on focusing on the next year and improving yourself as a person, inside and out, or maybe you’re goals are superficial and materialistic.
Regardless of your intentions, I feel as though New Years resolutions are short lived and something we are all just… programmed to do. New Years resolutions are often prostituted by people that believe they can change a large aspect of their life just like THAT. (I made a poor attempt to snap my fingers aggressively to emphasize the quickness of the word “that”).

I mean, really what’s the difference between December 31st and January 1st? Besides your blood alcohol level, it’s just another day. In most cases, I believe people make resolutions just because everyone else is doing it. Perhaps, it does provide a certain kind of motivation. It’s a new year, a fresh start, a chance to reinvent yourself. For one reason or another, most fall back into their same routine, same bad habits, and same “fat” jeans. I hate my fat jeans. They haunt me in my dreams.

Seriously, most new gym members that join January 1st don’t even make it to February 1st.

kaitlyn wweKaitlyn on WWE NXT last Tuesday.

I don’t consider myself a pessimist, (unless it’s earlier than 6 am). However, I feel like I’m a fairly down to earth and a realistic person. In my short 25 years on this earth, I have found that people don’t really change unless they are truly, truly committed. Even then, old habits die hard. If you haven’t worked out a day in your life, except for awkward-back acne-training bra-junior high gym class, I don’t really think you’re going to become an instant advocate of HIIT. Just sayin’.

While I’m on this subject…. Isn’t it just the worst thing when you walk into YOUR gym, ready bang out a workout….and there’s a bunch of new members that don’t really want to be there? I’m all for people getting in the gym and making changes in their life to be more fit and healthy. It’s the people that DON’T really want to be there that really grind my gears. There they are, at the squat rack to do something that vaguely resembles a squat… Or some kind variation of a push press, (with some people, I can’t tell the difference) and somehow texting pictures of kittens to their friends, at the same time.

Ok… I text pictures of kittens too. Seriously just google “kittens in costumes” and try not to be amused. BUT… There is a time and place for everything and the weight room floor is not one of those places. I use examples from the gym because fitness goals are among the most common New Years resolutions… And in most cases the most amusing. Anyways, Allz I’m saying is that if you really want something bad enough and you really believe you have the dedication, discipline and drive to truly accomplish it… Then don’t just pretend…DO IT.

Be different this year. Be one of the few that actually follows through and accomplishes their goals. Whether it’s big or small, commpletely materialist or something that will possibly help get you laid… (by the guy at Whole foods).

Push yourself, make sacrifices and do work, SON.

Follow Kaityln on twitter.com/kaitylnWWE and give her a HARDBODY hello.

50 Cent Teams up with Bodybuilding.com Editor-in-Chief on New Book

Rapper turned businessman, 50 Cent has teamed up with Bodybuilding.com’s Editor-in-Chief Jeff O’Connell to write a new fitness book. The book, “Formula 50: A 6-Week Total Body Transformation Plan” is scheduled to be released in January 2013.

50 Cent at the 2009 Arnold Sports Expo.

Curtis Jackson III, aka 50 Cent, has made millions not only from his music but also from a variety of business ventures. He cashed in a reported $100 million dollars for his partnership with Vitamin Water. Vitamin Water was sold to Coca-Cola in 2007 for $4.1 Billion. He also has his name attached to video games, film and clothing. 50 Cent was spotted at the 2009 Arnold Sports Festival and (at the time) was starting his own supplement line. We have yet to see a supplement line from him but don’t be too shocked if 50 Cent releases a dietary supplement line to coincide with the launch of this book.

The book has a 2013 released date and will be co-written by Jeff O’Connell whose book “Sugar Nation” has received rave reviews. Jeff is also an integral part of the Bodybuilding.com team, the largest health and fitness website in the world. Jeff has also worked with Muscle & Fitness and Men’s Health before taking over the reigns as Editor-in-Chief at Bodybuilding.com

Press Release:

NEW YORK (AP) — 50 Cent has rapped about getting rich. Now he’s focusing on getting fit.

The hip-hop star is putting out a fitness book that’s set to be published in January 2013 by Avery Books. Titled “Formula 50: A 6-Week Total Body Transformation Plan,” the book will tout metabolic resistance training as the key to getting in shape. It will also include a nutrition guide.

The buff rapper says he wants to help people “make positive changes and take charge of their overall health.”

“Formula 50” will be the latest credit for 50 Cent as an author. He recently released the teen novel “Playground” and also wrote “Pieces to Weight, The 50th Law.”

The rapper’s latest book will be co-written by Jeff O’Connell, editor-in-chief of Bodybuilding.com.


Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


Lead photo via Flexonline.com.

Sports Nation “Awesomest Dude” – Vote Hope Solo

ESPN’s Sports Nation is holding a facebook contest to crown the “awesomest dude of the year”. The 2nd Annual bracketed contest pits NFL players Tim Tebow against Jared Allen. NBA’s Blake Griffin vs Kevin Durant. Soccer’s Hope Solo vs Motor Sports’ Travis Pastrana. Lastly UFC’s Jon Jones faces WWE / Actor The Rock.

How Hope Solo made her way into this contest is beyond us but hey props for this bad ass Hardbody for facing the boys. Travis Pastrana has over 3 million facebook fans so it won’t be a walk in the park for Hope to make it out of round one. If she does it’s safe to say she’ll face The Rock. Jon Jones is great fighter but he’s no match for The Rock. Cast your vote for Hope on the facebook page below.


Kaitlyn’s Awesome Adventures: Mexico Edition

We caught up with our favorite WWE Diva Kaitlyn to see what was crack-a-lack’n. Well besides being McAwesome she’s continued to travel the globe and made her first trip to Mexico. Check out her latest blogsky exclusive to Hardbody.com.



Thanks for joining me for the all new, (and first ever)…

*Awesome Adventures of Kaitlyn: Mexico Edition*

Day one of our short tour began on a Thursday. I got up at 6:00 am and walked a few blocks to the gym and got in a sweet Hardbody workout. It would come to my realization later on, that I am an idiot for getting up so early on a day of international travel AND the same day of our first show.

We flew out of Dallas on a private charter around noon. The best thing about that last sentence isn’t that we flew out of Dallas and it’s not the time of departure neither. We flew on a private charter like rock stars straight into Monterrey, Mexico! Our usual travel from live events, tv days and pay-per-views are normally brutal. We fly into the location of our first show and then we drive… and drive… and drive some more. So this was pretty amazing to get the chance to feel so important, especially for someone as easy impressed as myself.


View of Mexico.

So we arrived in Monterrey and we took a charter bus to the arena for our first show of the tour. We had police escorts surrounding us the whole way. So baller. When we arrived to the arena for show, there was already droves of people waiting to get in hours before Showtime. The experience is extra special for the fans because they don’t get the chance to see live shows very often. Little did they know that this was exponentially more exciting to me because this was my first time to experience Mexico with the WWE. It’s a good thing I reconsidered wearing the sombrero. It’s a little over the top.

The peeps at the arena had a good selection of healthy things to eat…along with ridiculously tempting Mexican delights as well. I stayed away from the beans, enchiladas and anything spicy. I’d compare eating that combination of foods before a wrestling match as something similar to a time bomb.

Once the show got under way, the crowd was electric. When the fans are excited, it makes us excited and makes for an awesome show.

After our main event, we all showered, slapped some clothes on and jumped onto the bus and headed back to our charter jet. We landed in San Louis Potosi and arrived at our hotel about 4:00 am. This was about the time I asked myself why in the hell I got up so early. At least I got my workout in, I had no idea what our gym access would be the rest of the trip. I dropped my bags, turned on the Spanish Disney channel and passed out. I was clearly too lazy to search for the English channels. I figured maybe I’d learn some Spanish in my sleep.

OH YA That's ME!

The next day I still had no knowledge of the Spanish language. Damn It! We all had breakfast and jumped on a shuttle to get a workout in before the next show. We pulled up to an Olympic training facility! Oh snap. It was just a cardio day for me but I couldn’t resist playing with all of the cool stuff they had.

Our next show was outdoors in a baseball stadium at night. Holy air horns, the fans were even more enthusiastic than the night before. Side note: Latin men are big fans of a muscular woman. This is a fact. Needless to say, my quads have a great fan base in Mexico.

Ok so yada yada… Bus… Plane… Hotel…food.. No sleep… Friday morning…NEXT SHOW ! Veracruz had a full baseball stadium of excited fans! It was HOT! Our resident ginger badass, Shaemus, had to wrestling in his under armor shirt to save his sensitive white skin from a severe burn. I was very pleased with this. A big, white, jacked wrestler with fire red hair, wrestling in small trunks and a long sleeve shirt.


In Action & No, I'm not breakdancing.

After the scorching show, we cleaned up in some sort of makeshift shower that looked like a port-a-potty. Since we were outdoors, everything was in tents. Pretty cool experience, plus we had A.C. And electricity. Not too shabby. Then, we flew straight to Mexico City for Raw tv that same night. Whoa. Luckily, Smackdown was taped at the same venue the next day, so we got a little sleep that night.

The following day Smackdown tv had 11,000 people in attendance! I had the honor of wrestling a singles match. It was unreal. That is the most people I’ve performed in front of yet! I also got a mic on the way down to ring. Let’s just say I learned enough Spanish to call my opponent “fish lips”. I was very pleased with myself. I won the match with a sweet leg submission. The crowd went wild. This is easily the highest point of my career thus far.

So in conclusion, Mexico is beautiful… even though I only saw it from the plane, the bus and the hotel room. I had the time of my life, learned some impressive Spanish (boca de pescada: fish lips), won a match in front of 11,000 people with a sweet submission hold using my legs (I give the people what they want), and avoided Montezuma’s revenge.


Follow Kaitlyn on twitter @KaitlynWWE to see what’s up. You might want to look into her MOVEMBER team – just a thought.

WWE Diva Kaitlyn Talks Olympia & Thanks Chuck Norris

Our resident body-slamm’n bad ass, Kaitlyn checks in on the heels of the 2011 Olympia. We’re stoked that Gaspari has brought her on board to host their Live Olympia coverage and will be giving fans a chance to meet the rising WWE star. She checks in with her latest blogskie and breaks down what’s up.


Dear Vegas,

Hi. It’s been a while. I see you’ve been doing well. Sorry I haven’t called. I’ve… just been busy. I’ll be seeing you again very soon. I hope we can work it out. I really don’t think I want my mattress to end up on the roof and I certainly don’t want any more tattoos. Please take it easy on me.

With love,

Ps. If anyone ends up in the trunk… I’m blaming hardbody.

It’s that time of year again! The countdown to the 2011 Olympia weekend begins! I am so excited to be going to the Olympia this year. I can’t wait to breathe in the excitement of the Olympia expo, to be amongst the world’s most incredible athletes and to return to my roots!

I’ve always loved fitness and bodybuilding. I fell in love with it when I was just a kid. I attribute part of my love for fitness to Chuck Norris. He’s a true Hardbody. Plus, his Nordic Track infomercials really did a number on me! When I was fourteen, I remember asking mom for a weight bench and set of plates and dumbbells to put in my room as an early Christmas present. Apparently, this is not “normal” behavior for a young teenage girl, but I think I turned out just fine. I went from the NPC figure stage straight to the the WWE. Look at me now ma! I’m a professional wrestler! ( Makin’ Mom proud since 1986).

So, besides getting to represent the WWE at the fitness industry’s most prestigious event, What makes this Olympia extra special for me? I’ll be making my debut as the host of Gaspari TV! This is a first-time-ever, never-been-done, holy-moly-this-is-awesome moment!

I will be interviewing Gaspari‘s elite athletes, some of the most important people in the industry today, many enthusiastic fitness fanatics and Rich Gaspari himself. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to represent Gaspari Nutrition and the WWE in such a exciting and innovative way.

There are so many things running through my mind. What should I wear? Should I also be tanned and oiled? Do I break the ice with bathroom humor? Ahh, I’m so nervous. Without a doubt, the 2011 Olympia weekend with Gaspari Nutrition and friends will be filled with excitement, shenanigans and certainly many unexpected and memorable moments.

I’ll see you there!


Fans stop by the Gasapari Nutrition Booth at the Olympia and get this autograph card. Follow her on twitter.com/kaitylnWWE and give her a HARDBODY hello.




WWE Diva Kaitlyn’s Corner – Spread Some Positive Juju

Our favorite WWE Diva, Kaitlyn checks in with her newest blogsky. Despite being on the road, or in the air, non-stop she’s live’n and love’n life. It can be easy to get caught up in all the annoying little things in life but in this installment she reminds us all that being polite and positive can go a long way to creating a happy place.

From Kaitlyn:
So here I am. Seat 8C, on a flight to Los Angeles, CA. I’ve had a crazy week of travel. East coast to West coast, West coast to East coast, Midwest to middle earth somewhere… My body is tired and my mind… Well, I lost it going through security at Houston’s Bush International airport.

Kaitlyn hit Muscle Beach while in LA. She’s looking HARDBODY!

I boarded the plane really early, got comfy and sat back to watch everyone find their way to their seat. Ok, I didn’t actually “sit back” because for some reason most airlines think it’s funny to make the seats so uncomfortable that it feels as though you are actually leaning forward. Anyways, back to the action.

First, I watched the ridiculously uptight flight attendant controlling the flow of traffic at the the front of the plane. If her lips were pursed any tighter, she would look like the “bitter beer face” guy. She was in no mood for shenanigans. Annnnd since “Shenanigans” is my middle name, I decided that I wouldn’t be bothering her at any point during this three hour tour. She was barking orders at passengers, acting so inconvenienced to have to help anyone put their bags away. I’m pretty sure she eats babies on her lunch break. I covered my mouth and nose in order to prevent myself from catching her contagious negativity.

Bitter Beer Face guy.

Next, I got eyes on the very overweight man squeezing into his window seat, nearly crushing the pelvis of the terrified man in the middle seat. Come on man, let the guy get up to let you by. He didn’t ask for a lap dance… To spite how erotic that may have been. Then this jumbo jerk had the balls to rudely get the flight attendant’s attention by snapping his fingers. What possibly could have been so important you ask??? He needed a seat belt extender!! Ugh, have you no shame!?

Now we get to the super jacked guy lugging his bags in one hand and balancing a fast food bag, a 30 oz soda, and some sort of man purse in the other hand. By the way, I’m not knocking the man purse. It’s sort of looks like my new satchel… you know like Indiana Jones, but cooler. Anyway so this guy struggles on past me with all of his belongings and then realizes he’s supposed to be in first class. Wow. So he turns around shoving through people still trying to make it to their seats. Plowing through women, children, cute puppies. (ok, there weren’t any puppies). He clearly has his mind set on the double McHeartAttack sammich in his hand.

All three of these characters, in the ongoing situational comedy that is my life, have one thing in common. They all have very little manners and had little or regard for others. Many other people were effected by these jackasses and their actions. The flight attendant was rude and belittled undeserving passengers. The heavy mouth breather guy nearly crushed the man next to him and possibly molested him. He also showed very little respect to the innocent flight attendant. The big muscle head pushed people out of the way and felt it was his right for one reason or another. Maybe he felt this way because he was chiseled like a Greek God or maybe just because his mama didn’t teach him any manners. Who’s to say that everyone who was directly effected doesn’t do the same thing to someone else just because they had a bad experience and it dampened their day?

I guess what I realized is that having a bad attitude and little regard for people around you is like having the flu and spreading your germs to everyone around you. I know I don’t want your bad attitude bird flu germs.

Thumbs up during the WWE Summer Slam.

The point is that if negative energy spreads like wild fire, imagine what a little positive juju could do. I strongly believe that doing nice things, smiling and even just having some manners goes a long way. It’s also makes you feel good about yourself. This flight was A little reminder to myself that no matter how little sleep I’ve had, how achy my feet are from uncomfortable shoes or how bad my face hurts from the wrath of feisty female wrestlers, being positive and polite goes along way. Spread the love peeps. It will probably make your day a little happier, your workout a little better, and your overall outlook a little brighter.

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No Kaitlyn on WWE RAW? We Got Ya Covered

If you’re a WWE fan you likely watched WWE RAW tonight. We did and while there were some entertaining matches we were hoping to see our resident hardbody Kaitlyn. It wasn’t meant to be but hey we’re here to help ya with your Kaitlyn fix.

Here’s a peek at Kaitlyn from her LIFTstudios photo shoot a few weeks ago. She was just getting started on her Caveman Diet when these were shot.

Fitness fans will get the opportunity to meet Kaitlyn at the 2011 Olympia in Las Vegas next month. Stay tuned for more details on that. In the mean time enjoy this Kaitlyn photo and follow her on twitter @KaitlynWWE – give her a Hardbody hello.

©Photo by Isaac Hinds – LIFTstudios.com – 2011.

Women Looking Buff is Bad?

Good Morning America (GMA) did a piece on Women who are toned or “too toned” in their words. Recently Cameron Diaz was seen rock’n a Hardbody and that has people up in arms. God forbid a woman eat healthy, workout and have abs. GMA’s Lindsey Davis “investigates” the topic.

There wasn’t a lot of investigating in the segment but check it out.

It’s rather amusing that they show bikini competitors as an examples of “too buff”. NPC Bikini competitor Summer White is interviewed in the piece. She placed 5th in her class at the NPC USA Bikini Championships.

It’s pathetic that mainstream media wants to paint being toned as a bad thing. I say go F yourself if you think Cameron Diaz is “too toned” and if anyone has an issue with women looking buff, they should take a long look at themselves first. What do you think Hard Body Nation?

George Likes His Chicken Spicy and NPC Bodybuilding & Bikini?

If you attended the NPC Los Angeles Championships and are SEINFELD fans, you were in for a treat. Jason Alexander, famously known for his role as George Costanza on the hit show, was in attendance. I’m told he was there in support of a trainer friend of his. I’m a little bummed I wasn’t there as he seems like a pretty cool guy and I’m sure he’s annoyed to death with the George references. I still would have asked him if he likes his chicken spicy though.



Ron Avidan snapped the lead shot at the show and I’m not sure if the actor was approving or not. Regardless, you never know who might show up at a NPC bodybuilding, fitness, bikini and figure event.



MMA Hard Body Gina Carano Stars in Haywire

Gina Carano is one of the few women in MMA who has had any type of “mainstream” appeal. She not only has a hard body, is a bit of a bad ass but has the looks to match. She hasn’t fought in months but it hasn’t stopped her appeal with the fans. Gina has appeared in a variety of fitness magazines and she was part of the failed attempt to revitalize American Gladiators.



“Crush” as she was known on American Gladiators, will hope to do a bit of crushing at the box office early next year. Gina stars in the action packed movie HAYWIRE. This will be Gina’s first lead role in a movie and from the looks of the trailer she does a pretty damn good job in her big screen debut. Carano stars as Mallory Kane. The web site’s youtube channel shares:

Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.

Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious—and dangerous—trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.

The movie is directed by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) and has a heavy hitting cast including Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zoro), Bill Paxton (“Big Love”), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Michael Angarano (Almost Famous).

Visit the web site for more info on the movie and check out the trailer below. Good luck Gina!

Lead photos from haywiremovie.com.

Kaitlyn’s Corner: WWE Diva Sheds 10 Pounds Like A Caveman

Our favorite WWE Diva, Kaitlyn is back for another round and this time she shares a bit about her diet and how she’s recently shed 10 pounds. Kaitlyn keeps it real and breaks down how she went from a figure competitor to a “blobish” wannabe wrestler. Now she’s stoked to share how she’s looking hardbdy as a WWE Diva. You have to love her honesty and sense of humor and if you don’t, well then you better watch out. She might just deliver a kick to your grill.

Kaitlyn’s Corner:

Alright girls, let’s talk Cavemen! Loin cloths, over abundance of body hair and loud grunting as a means of communication! Well… Not exactly. Ever heard of the “Caveman Diet”? It’s also referred to as the Paleo or Warrior Diet. To sum it up… The Paleolithic diet consists mainly of grass-fed pasture raised meats, fish, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.

Ok, We will get back to specifics of it later on. First, I would like to explain why I ventured into this different approach to “dieting”.

I spent a few years competing in figure/bodybuilding and had many successes and failures with various diets. I’ve tried ketosis diets, carb cycling diets, and everything in between. In my experience, most of the time, I would diet very extreme and then rebound like crazy after a competition and then struggle to find a healthy balance in my off season. This is no way to live!!! I had my “in season” jeans and my “off season ” jeans… aka my fat pants… aka anything with stretch.

When I got signed by the WWE, I was training for a bodybuilding show. My life changed drastically as far as my work schedule, workouts, sleep patterns and stress levels. I was searching for balance. So after only about a month of training in the developmental program for WWE, I was pulled up as a last minute replacement on the WWE reality based show NXT.

September 7th, 2010 was my official tv debut.. And the last time I can remember being sane, until now.

My schedule was non-stop. I was traveling so much I couldn’t remember what city/state I was leaving or heading to. When I would return home, I would have to go straight to practice, shows, or training for the developmental program, which I’m currently still a part of. I was getting 4-5 hours of sleep and even went 3 months straight without a day off. This was the “oh sh*t” method of learning how to be a WWE superstar on the fast-track. Looking back, I wouldn’t change one thing. Well… Except the blobish shape that my body had transformed into.

Seriously, I went from strict routine to utter chaos in no time and my body was the evidence. I tried some of the diets that had worked for me in the past but nothing was effective because there wasn’t much time for morning cardio and strict routine. I lost a sense of who I was.

After I ended up winning season 3 of NXT, my life regained a small sense of order. I was put on the Smackdown roster and began to try to find some consistency. Constantly traveling isn’t ideal for staying in great shape but this is my new way of life! I have always taken pride in being strong, muscular and in shape. And this blobish “shape” didn’t cut it.

Have you ever heard that doing the same thing over and over with the same unsatisfactory result is the definition of insanity? True… So very painstakingly true. So I looked in the mirror at where my abs had once been and said, “You’re better than this, McFatty”.

So I decided to tried the “caveman diet”. It’s different than anything I had ever done before. Basically, I started eating everything fresh. I started taking in way more fresh/raw veggies and even added fruit in 2-3 times a day. Now, if you have ever dieted strictly, you know that fruit is mostly “forbidden” due to it’s high sugar content. So eating fruit was glorious.

Next, I began eating whole eggs, tuna, salmon and nuts as my means of protein. Bye-bye red meat, chicken and beloved turkey patties. Basically, I stopped eating carbs “intentionally” and got them from fruit and fibrous veggies. I also ended up eating about 15-20 grams of fat per meal.

Whhhhhat!? Yep.

There are many ways to follow the Paleolithic diet. There’s tons of information on the internet and number of great books on it. I believe there are many variations and you have to find what works for you.
Welllll… Are you dying to know how effective it is? Yea, thought so. Let’s put it this way… I lost 10 lbs of pure body fat and gained 4 lbs of lean muscle in just 4 weeks. Oh, and by the way, I didn’t have to kill myself with cardio. (we will talk about that next time) Suck it, fat jeans!!


Before and After The Caveman Diet.

So here is the best part… Other than being a HARDBODY once again and being proud of the way I look, I actually FEEL good all the time! It has really become a way of life for me. I’m done fluctuating up and down and constantly trying to find balance. Plus, this diet is easy to maintain when I’m on the road. Veggies, fruits, nuts, tuna and boiled eggs are always in my lunch box. Yes, I DO get teased for carrying a lunch box. In my defense, it’s very fashionable.

Hey…. It’s so easy.. A caveman can do it! Zzzzziiiiinnnng!

Stay tuned Hardbodies, I’ll be back with another blogskie soon.


The main point here is to make eating healthy a way of life and try to avoid dieting extremes. Follow Kaitlyn on twitter at kaitlynWWE and become a fan on her official Facebook Fan page. Tweet her & give her a HARDBODY hello. She’s currently rock’n over 50,000 followers. BAM!

Photo Credits: Lead Photos by Isaac Hinds / LIFTstudios.com. Before & After photos courtesy of Kaitlyn.


WWE Diva Kaitlyn Joins Hardbody

I’m stoked to announce our newest Hardbody contributor, NPC Figure competitor turned World  WWE Diva Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn will be sharing her tales from the road, how she trains and look behind the scenes as a WWE Diva. She has the looks and the personality to match, making her one of the hottest new female stars in the WWE.

Kaitlyn’s Corner:

Well here I am… Dripping sweat, starving and about to wet my pants in seat 7A…. Headed to Harrisburg, PA.

I guess I should explain myself. I don’t normally wet my pants, in case that’s what you were thinking. I’m flying to Harrisburg to tape an episode of Friday night SMACKDOWN. I am currently one of the newest Divas on the roster.

So I arrived at Tampa international Airport to catch my flight, as I do EVERY week and my flight is delayed. Sweet. So half an hour later, I board my flight and just as I pass a screaming baby and think to myself, “I dodged a bullet there, glad I’m not sitting next ‘Stinky McTantrum'”. As I find my row, I’m thankful to have a window seat. Ok, the man in the middle seat seems normal. He looks a little like a hill-billy but who am I to judge? I sit down, put my seat belt on and HOLY FEBREEZE!! What is that smell?? If a donkey and gingivitis had a baby… This is what it would smell like.

This man, who I nick-named “Halitosis Harry (ass)” has clearly missed his monthly bath and most likely uses manure as tooth paste.

So I remind myself that things could be worse (not likely), but I always try to stay positive. It’s only an hour and forty minutes. As the plane went into descent and only 10 minutes to go, I was very thankful that we had a safe flight and that I was able to mask some of the odor by eating an entire pack of Orbitz sweet mint gum (which will undoubtedly give me gas later).

So the plane touched down and I turn on my phone while trying to think of something dumb to post on Twitter.

“Crap”. (that’s not actually what I said… But it’s close enough). It was 5:29 and my connection was going to take off at 5:52! When we got to the gate, I jumped up frantically trying to get to the front. Hey, I don’t care, I’ll push a baby! Especially if he was crying the whole flight. I was not going to get stuck in Charlotte, NC for the night. That means that I would have to fly to Harrisburg in the morning on a TV day.

TV days are ridiculously long and not to mention hella stressful. Plus my bags would be going to Harrisburg without me. That means my clothes, hair products and my cooler with all my food, (of course I bring my food on the road. Once a fitness girl, always a fitness girl), would be out of touch until the next morning.

So, I grabbed my carry-on and held on to my low-rise jeans and sprinted from gate B7 to gate E25! I made it in just enough time to have the yellow strap pulled in front of me and the gate door closed. The lady at the desk wasn’t bothered in the least that I had embarrassing pit stains and was pretty much completely out of breathe.

Man, I do interval sprints! Why the EFF was I struggling to breath? Whatever.

So I begged and pleaded and she let me on and she couldn’t have been more disgusted with the idea of actually helping someone out.

So that brings us up to now. I am so grateful to be sitting next to this clean elderly gentleman, who is quietly reading and smelling very pleasant. I am grateful even though I didn’t get to eat or use the bathroom and now I’M the one that smells like a hill-billy.

My life as a Diva is amazing, exhausting, rewarding, challenging and the best job in the world, but it is most definitely NOT glamorous. I have had the most incredible, (good and bad) experiences and I’ve only been with the WWE for just short of one, whirl-wind year.

My luggage didn’t arrive until 3:00 am… So I did what any HARDBODY would do… And worked out in my wrestling boots at the hotel gym. The first thing I learned about flying: always have your gear, wrestling boots, one dress, a set of workout clothes, make up and undies in your carry on bag for occasions such as this.

That’s all until next time Hardbody peeps!

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Anna Kournikova Named Newest Trainer on “The Biggest Loser”

NBC’s popular tv show that features extreme weight-loss, “The Biggest Loser” announced their newest female trainer. Jillian Michaels had been a trainer on the show but left the show to start a family. Many women in the fitness industry were considered for the trainer spot. I know from speaking with a few competitors that they went through multiple rounds of casting for the position. Instead of hiring a “real trainer” they went with a popular female in the world of sports. Anna Kournikova, professional tennis player, will be the newest “Biggest Loser” trainer.

There’s no disputing that the Russian-born athlete is cute but is she fit to train others? Many people don’t think so on the interwebs. What do you think?

From kournikova.com:

I am officially the new trainer on The Biggest Loser on NBC!!!!

I can’t wait to get started on the show and to share everything that I have learned throughout my years as a professional athlete, and I really feel like this is going to be the perfect fit! Living a healthy lifestyle has always been such a huge part of me, and I am beyond excited to get to work!

I will have so much more to share with you guys once we get started on this really cool adventure!

Stay tuned for more to come!

Here’s a look at her on The Biggest Loser this season.

Bodybuilding Bieber Fever

The Biebs has apparently caught the fever for working out. He’s hired a trainer and is looking to get hardbody. What do you think will the teen sensation being rock’n a set of abs and going shirtless this summer?

Justin Bieber Is Now Interested In Bodybuilding

17-year-old Justin Bieber has now decided to work on his body as well. Justin Bieber has hired the well experienced trainer, Dolvett Quince, to help him tune his body.

Although Justin Bieber is too young to start a strict exercise, but according to his voice coach Jan Smith, Justin has always been a healthy eater. This shows that the 5.5” tall Justin Bieber is interested in keeping himself in a good shape.

Justin Bieber has started taking high-protein juices and shakes. Dolvett Quince has been working hard with Justin. Dolvett is the same trainer who trained “Twilight” actor Taylor Lautner.

Justin shared that he is interested in having ripped abs, bulging biceps and cut thighs. If Justin’s training continued for the next couple of months, there is no doubt that the cute singer will become a super hot bodybuilder.

– Via www.allvoices.com

Legend, Elizabeth Taylor Dead at Age 79

Elizabeth Taylor has been an iconic figure in Hollywood for decades. Often appearing in the tabloids for her on again off again relationships (married eight times) and her weight battles, Elizabeth should be remember for more than gossip fodder. She started her movie career at a young age and remained a star until she passed. She was was actively involved with charity work, especially her own AIDS charity, and showed that she was more than just a two-time academy award winning actress. .Elizabeth died Wednesday at age 79 in Los Angeles, California.

Elizabeth battled with weight and openly talked about it in her book. She talked about going from glamorous to overweight and the how she lost the weight. Amazon.com has the book available if you’re interested in it. Mind you the book was published in 1988, but there appears to be some solid insight that stands the test of time and still relevant today.

Elizabeth Taylor: The Queen and I, is pretty spectacular collection of images. Check it out.

Book elizabeth

Elizabeth Taylor: The Queen and I is a remarkable collection of Gianni Bozzacchi’s photographs of Elizabeth Taylor, most of them previously unpublished, capturing her as a film star, a woman, and a personal friend. It was 1965 when Bozzacchi, an impetuous twenty-two-year-old, was given the chance of a lifetime. The streetwise kid from Rome was sent to Africa as special photographer on the set of The Comedians, a movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Alec Guinness, and Peter Ustinov. As the film wrapped, Taylor offered Bozzacchi a job as her personal photographer. Elizabeth Taylor was the world’s most famous woman at the time and undoubtedly its most glamorous. Her marriage to Richard Burton claimed international attention, and together they were the quintessential jet-set couple. Bozzacchi was to work with Taylor and Burton for the next eleven years. They opened the door to their world for him , and his own talent, drive, and artistic style earned him extraordinary success. Publications wanted his services, as did the movie and fashion industries, celebrities, political figures, and the merely famous. Bozzacchi was awarded the honor of International Photographer of the Year three times and became a celebrity himself, the subject of magazine layouts and television interviews. – Barnes & Noble.com

Read the New York Times story on Elizabeth Taylor.


Hottie Body Hump Club

“In Hollywood being in shape is more important than being alive,” says ABC late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Check out this hilarious video where Jimmy pokes fun at workout programs. Jimmy K. has developed “Hottie Body Hump Club”. It combines the flexibility of pilates with the sexability of humping. Ridiculously amusing.

There are a number of celebrities that appear in this video. Check it out.

Thanks to Hardbody twitter follower @BelleU for the link.

Disclaimer: Reader discretion advised, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.