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Fit Blogger We Love: The Fitnessista

Written on May 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm , by

We’ve got to admit, The Fitnessista‘s appetizing food photos never fail to catch our attention when we scroll through our RSS feed. This week, we chatted with Gina, the personal trainer, group fitness instructor and girly-girl behind the blog, about dry shampoo (AKA post-gym lifesaver), workout mantras and yummy snacks she likes to call “Amazeballz.”

Gina, The Fitnessista

Gina, The Fitnessista

I’m happiest when I’m: Dancing! Any type of dance or dance fitness: jazz, hip hop, Zumba, Dance Trance and dance cardio are my favorites, but I’m just as happy shaking it in my living room. It’s one of those workout gems where you forget you’re actually “working out” and burn a crazy amount of calories. Winner winner!

My fave fit snack: Amazeballz! These are high protein snacks that taste just like dessert. Amazeballz contain many of my favorite ingredients and are perfect to stash in your purse for grab-and-go. You can find the recipe here.

5 things I can’t live without: 1) My husband (aka “The Pilot”) and maltipoo, Bella, 2) Sun Warrior vanilla protein powder, 3)  Lululemon Cool Racerback tanks, 4) almond butter (Nuttzo peanut-free rocks my world), 5) Buxom eyeliner.

My fitness mantra: “Change creates change.” You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. Anything you can do to switch up your workout routine or eating habits will keep the body from kicking into cruise control. Change something and change will follow.

My gym bag must-have: Dry shampoo! As a fitness professional, I teach quite a few times each day and don’t always have time to shower in between- sad, but reality. Dry shampoo has saved my life! I’ll spray a little to my roots (Ojon is my fave brand) and comb through, and then blowdry the wet parts. It gets me through the day without feeling like a greaseball.

Do you have a favorite fit blogger you want us to highlight? Tell us in the comments below.

  • elle s.

    LOVE Gina & the Fitnessista – so happy to see her featured here!

  • http://www.fitnessista.com Gina

    thank you again for including me! <3

  • http://amara-girlinawhirl.blogspot.com Amara

    Love Gina –thanks for including her. She was my first healthy food blogger to follow, and while others have come and gone,she has kept my interest ever since. I also like April (from FoodsofApril.com), and Angela (from Ohsheglows.com).

  • Stephanie

    Ditto to what Amara has said. Every morning and every evening I check-in with Gina’s blog to see what is happening. Love her blog it is so captivating!

  • http://www.trytbfit.com Sharon

    Love Gina’s website read it all the time – also another great one is Angela’s – http://ohsheglows.com/

  • http://www.blueeyedrunner.com Keri

    Yayy I love Gina’s blog!!

  • http://www.pure2raw.com Pure2raw Twins

    Gina is the best! I am so glad to have become friends with her!!! And yes we have been using dry shampoo and it is great!

  • bodyrocker

    except the amazeballs are totally stolen from bodyrocktv…to which she credits in a link but zuzana is the real ball buster here.

  • http://www.raewyn-goodeats.blogspot.com Raewyn

    Love Gina and her blog! Thanks so much for highlighting her! :)