Meet traci copeland, a yogi, runner, nike trainer, and professional dancer. her experiences in the fitness and dance worlds have sometimes created discouraging situations when it comes to diversity—but “it’s only annoying if i let it annoy me,” she says. “instead, i’ve allowed it to motivate me to push for greatness in everything i do, and make my talent speak for itself.” read @traco4's story in her own words at http://bit.ly/tracicopeland 💪 #iamfit
Pro tip: eat all the green things this #stpatricksday weekend 🍀💚 (pictured here: cacio e pepe gnocchi with asparagus, peas, and mint; beef bolognese over roasted zuccchini steaks; avocado mousse) 📷: @plated
If you’re looking for a mega-efficient move, you can’t go wrong incorporating either of these into your workout, says personal trainer darin hulslander (@thisisperformance ). but if you *had* to chose, the better b**g for your buck is the reverse lunge and curl. “the curl directly targets the biceps without receiving any help from other muscles, and because you have both the short and long biceps muscles working here, you can typically use more weight for this exercise,” hulslander explains. using more weight not only allows you to build stronger biceps, but it also provides more resistance for the hips and glutes, so they’re working harder on the lunges (and making that b***y burn). 💪: @jen_ator 🎨: @amanda_bex#fitnessfaceoff
“i want to empower my daughters to think work is good and necessary.” 🙌 moms, this post from drew barrymore is a must-read! ➡️ #repost @drewbarrymore: “olive has a working mom. so, i came up with a couple of systems. one of which is ‘the calendar’. it has been very successful recently. i circle with sharpie every day i will be traveling. and i ask her to mark the day with an x once it’s done. that way she can see that i am gone at first, still away in the middle, and then coming back towards the end. she now has a good sense of my geographic place from the globe. she knows when i am leaving and coming home. i always explain to her that i love my job. i don’t say ‘i have to go work’ with a grimace on my face, because i fear it will make her feel negative about something a lot of moms must do to provide. my friend once said ‘never make your child feel like work is the bad thing taking you away from them’ and i realized a lot of us tend to do that to try to make our kids feel better and that work is the yucky thing taking us away. it’s a good intention, but i am convinced i need to take a different approach. i want to empower my daughters to think work is good and necessary. and can even lead them to road of their dreams. i feel guilty as hell for being away (and what mother doesn’t?!) but i try a way to empower me and my kids into something more positive. i don't blame work, i own the responsibility. i will be patient when she is upset if i am away. but i wanted to give her a tool, so she could understand and gage life when i am working. like a hand made calendar. and watching my daughter follow through with as an exercise, is so rewarding. and calming to my concerns about teaching her to grasp life.”
Whether you’re new to lifting weights or best friends with the squat rack, there’s always something to learn. (reminder: no matter where your starting point is, it only takes two weeks to improve your strength!) click the link in bio to take your weight-room game up a notch with wisdom and workouts from wh’s #nextfitnessstar @betinagozo💪 📷: @te.bates
You had me at “cake for breakfast” 😍 keep scrolling to find out how to make this one pan breakfast banana cake from @californiaalmonds and champion skier @lindseyvonn’s personal chef @dan_churchill.
-2 tbsp coconut oil + 2 tsp for cooking
-1/3 cup honey
-3 bananas, sliced
-1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour
-1/3 cup almond milk
-pinch of salt
for the almond sauce:
-2 tbsp coconut oil
-2 tbsp almond butter
-2 tsp honey
-1/4 cup almond milk
1. preheat oven to 375 f.
2. for the cake, in a bowl beat the coconut oil and honey until creamy. add one egg at a time, until each mixes through.
3. add two of the sliced bananas in stages, followed by the gluten free flour which will form a nice thick batter.
4. mix in the almond milk and finish with a pinch of salt.
5. pour the batter into a skillet with the tsps. coconut oil on medium heat, allowing that base to get nice and caramelized. remove from heat and decorate the top of the batter with remaining sliced bananas. cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
6. meanwhile, combine all your ingredients for the sauce—except for the almond milk—in a small p*t and mix until it all combines (2-3 minutes). remove from the heat and mix in the almond milk, you will notice it start to thicken up. set it aside.
7. to serve, dollop on your favorite yogurt and drizzle your almond sauce on top. you are ready for breakfast!!
Right now on our instagram story: wh caught up with @lucyhale to talk about her go-to workout, the badass female singers she’s loving, her best style hack, and more! (and yes, that’s a donut wall back there 😋🍩)
Run, don’t walk—the april issue of wh starring the incredible @katieholmes212 hits newsstands everywhere *today*! and don’t forget about the spring beauty special on the flip side for bonus tips to get glowing skin, healthier hair, the brows of your dreams and more💋 📷: @wattsupphoto
Shout out to everyone who is ready for a mid-day snack! 🤗 check out our instagram story to see @shira_rd make these chocolate-orange energy bites from her new book #thefoodtherapist—they’re healthy, portable, and pack a ton of flavor in a tiny package. (tap through to the end for the full recipe so you can screenshot and save for later 😋)