Pre/Post-Workout Protein Pancake Recipe

Today, I decided to try making this wonderful recipe that I found on pinch of salt’s blog (pinchofsalt.com,2016). The recipe was quick and easy, I added whey protein powder, peanut butter and fruit. As I think this recipe is both healthy and nutritious, I decided to share with you the video I made on how…

A Case for Fitness Instead of Dieting Culture in Lebanon

Lebanese Women and Diet Culture In Lebanon, women often partake in an unregulated and highly problematic diet culture in order to look attractive. Whereas there is no singular particular aesthetic that women try to achieve as being curvy is also desired here, the culture of calorie restriction, long stretches of cardio and diet plans is…

Advocating Strength training to Fight Disease

It is a commonly accepted expression in Arab culture that a woman is fragile.  Taken further, if she is to lift a weight, she may “break herself”. It is however, such an outdated belief that holds no truth, in fact, both  women and men should aim to lift weights so that they can prevent disease….

Five Useful Strength Training Definitions

Here is a fact-sheet that defines some of the bodybuilding principles that you may come across when reading some fitness-related content. You can save or print this image in order to have the definitions nearby. The principles that I have defined are important for understanding some of the instructions and concepts mentioned in strength training…

A Beginner’s Guide to Fat Loss

In order to understand how to lose weight and keep it off, you need to understand how calories work and how to manipulate them in your diet in order to achieve your fat loss goal. What Are Calories? Calories are units of energy. Think of energy as something that cannot be destroyed nor  created, so…

Your Go-To Core Training Routine

As we all may know, training can become a bit repetitive and mundane up until a certain point. It is for this reason that we should be incorporating new routines and exercises without having to compromise the rhythm of our program. I suggest incorporating a core-training day into your existing routine for a wide array…

5 Key Habits To Keep You Fit For Life

There is a huge difference between just becoming fit and staying fit. Becoming fit happens in the first year or so, staying fit, however, is for life. Your success is in learning to enjoy the process. Let me simplify the fitness process so that you can plan backwards around your goals. Remember that success in…

3 Ways To Combat Gymtimidation (It’s A Thing)

I have received a recent email by a reader about how to stop being intimidated at the gym, the question was: Dear Tara, I always feel so self-conscious at the gym, how can I become more confident in the weight room? I feel like it is mainly for men and would like to get over…

Beginner Transformation Ebook (Free)

Goal: Fitness Transformation for Beginners The aim of this ebook is to get beginners to enjoy the fitness benefits without feeling intimidated at the gym or confused with all the fitness information circulating around. I have designed a free program to get beginners into the fitness mindset without having to set foot in a gym….