Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again, when the winter time weather makes everything miserably cold and often too cold to workout outdoors. It may be a bummer if you love to run or bike outside, but instead of allowing the winter cold to put a damper on your workout, bring your workout […]
*NOTE: This article has been fully endorsed and approved by NPC/IFBB Head Judge, Tamer El Guindy. Please find his links at the bottom of this article in order to connect with him. This is a question I get asked frequently by new competitors. This question does NOT have ONE correct answer. It’s hard to simplify […]
Points4Fitness.com is a new website that nursing student, Troy Speechly, and UWO accounting graduate, Scott Borland, have created with the help of trainers, nutritionists, yoga teachers and feedback from users. The goal of this website is to help anybody interested in getting started with better fitness/health practices, or progress further into their already ongoing routines. […]
One of the biggest mistakes that I run into with people who are trying to lose weight is that they will drastically decrease their carb and/or fat intake. Our society has brainwashed us into thinking that eating less of these macronutrients is what is needed in order to meet our weight loss goals. The recommended […]
Ever since we featured Nutri Sups World Wide with a gallery of their Fitness models, we always wanted to featured one of the models who stood out in our minds. We reached out to Jaimie Lynn Bernhardt, and are honoured to announce her as this week’s Friday Fitness Female! Born in Cincinnati, and having moved […]
As a WBFF competitor you have to show enthusiasm on the stage at all times, which can mean a lot of exhaustion while off stage. It’s hard to find consistency when so much energy is put into competition, but you’d never know with Julie Bonnett, who puts as much exuberance into personal training clients as […]
She is half fitness model, half advertising executive, and entirely awesome! Robyn Baldwin is a self-described ‘Alpha Female’ and the more we got to know her, the more we noticed she fits the mould entirely of an extremely powerful and assertive woman, who is destined for success. Born in Kingston, Ontario, Robyn moved to Ottawa […]
Here at Lions Den, we’ve brought you the best in Friday Fitness Females, and covered the Miss Universe Canada Pageants of recent years, but never have we combined the two in one feature. Why? Well, there’s good reason! We’ve never featured Toronto’s Claudia Scali.
We always make sure when featuring someone as a Friday Fitness Female that they have strong ties to the industry, but occasionally we’ll come across some who possesses so much more than a good body and knowledge of what it takes to sculpt an immaculate figure. Beth Hagendorf is exactly that. Born and raised in […]
While anyone can be dubbed ‘The Fitness Queen’ of a city, state or country, but it means nothing unless you have the credentials to back it up. People who are familiar with Diana Chaloux know she possesses all the credentials, to the point where she may be bigger than Kansas City itself. But don’t tell […]
Friday Fitness Female: April Deweese – Model, Bikini Competitor, Personal Trainer and Total Bombshell
With almost a decade in the fitness industry competing in the NPC, April Deweese knows a thing or two about what it takes to look and feel great, which is exactly the reason she’s putting more focus into her online training and taking her business to the next level. Any of her clients will vouch she’s changed their lives.
Every so often we come across a fitness model/competitor and the moment we lay eyes on her, we knew she is the epitome of what the Friday Fitness Female series is about. That’s exactly the feeling we got when we found Caitlyn Bellamy, who somehow, with her stunning figure has two beautiful children. Caitlyn began […]
Being part of the fitness industry has opened my eyes to many things that I never once realized, with one of them being the topic of steroid abuse. Till this day, it blows my mind on how many people are involved with this and I think it’s time to educate people on how steroids affect […]
It’s well known that animosity lies between the French and English in Canada, but if there was ever a reason for the two parties to get along, this is it. Whether you’re English, French, you should be able to appreciate French-Canadian Fitness Model, Geneviève René! Très belle!! Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec in 1984, Geneviève grew up in […]
How do you define happiness? For many people, happiness seems to be provisional. We all wish for things that we don’t currently possess, and we all want something. Whether it is to get in shape, establish a dream career, meet the perfect life partner, etc., waiting for whatever it is we seek can be a […]
Certain things in life can be taught, such as the fundamentals for living a healthy active lifestyle. One thing that can’t be taught is passion and dedication as you either possess those qualities, or you don’t. Anyone who knows Jennifer Van Barneveld, AKA Coach JVB, is aware those two words defines her more than any.
Total Package: A guy or girl who has the combination of brains, looks, body, personality, sense of humor, class and just about every other good quality imaginable. To find someone who exhibits all these characteristics is extremely rare and when you encounter someone so genuinely awesome, you know it immediately.
When I was a toddler, my parents decided to get away from the harsh Russian winters once and for all, and settle in Canada. It wasn’t easy fitting in with Western (hemisphere) culture, since I was raised with the full Russian experience. I now fully appreciate that when it comes to thriving in cold weather, […]
After battling for over two years, Natalie Jill finally discovered what had been making her feel ill and physically drained for a 24-plus month period. Most people aren’t even aware of what Celiac Sprue is, but Natalie is changing that with her knowledge and ability to reach out to others. Anyone who understands what it’s like to […]
Meet Lisa-Marie Zbozen A while back we did a feature called ‘BodyRockTV: The Home Workout Movement Has Taken Over Online Fitness‘ where we sat down with the owner of BodyRockTV, Frederick Light, to get an inside scoop on what BodyRock really is, and what exactly it means to be a ‘bodyrocker’. We followed it up by breaking the […]
As readers, there’s nothing better than having the ability to become inspired by the most fit, beautiful and talented women the fitness industry has to offer every week. As a website, we strive to bring you the best in the business, and take even more pride when a model or athlete hails from Canada, or right here in Toronto.
Her story is too familiar and fortunately for the sake of eating clean, following your dreams and being healthy, Kelsey Byers had that ‘reality check moment’ making her crave the change her heart wanted, but her mind would not commit too. Life is never easy, filled with ups-and-downs and moments of uncertainty, which can sometimes […]
Finding interest in the game of Golf at just four years of age, Natalie Gulbis had won her first tournament at the age of seven, and according to reports, was break par at just 10-years-old. Gulbis left college at age 18 in order to turn pro and quickly became one of the freshest faces the LPGA has even seen.
Friday Fitness Female: Ainsley Rodriguez – Sports Nutritionist, Diet Coach and ProSupps Sponsored Athlete
Having been active her entire life, when Ainsley Rodriguez first stepped into a gym and felt the adrenaline pump through her veins as her heart-rate rose, she knew she’d found her true passion. She was hooked. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Ainsley fits the stereotype that South Beach has the best looking women in […]
Occasionally we Google things like “Hottest Fitness Model” or “Sexiest Female Body Ever” and it’s normally how we find people like Annik Nayler… that is if we’ve been living under a rock for the past decade. For those of you who don’t know her name yet, Annik is a professional fitness competitor and bikini model whose […]
A few months ago, we featured many of the women of Nutri-Sups Worldwide, and Nubbia Quezada was one of the Fitness Models we contacted and agreed to a feature with. With her busy schedule and extensive work in the fitness industry, it took a bit of time to put together, but you’ll soon realize… better […]
As an Author, Fitness Expert, Lifestyle Consultant, Fitness Model and most importantly a devoted wife and mother, Jennifer Nicole Lee, has branded herself over the last decade to become one of the top female entrepreneurs the fitness industry has, and may ever see. JNL is more than an acronym, and Jennifer Nicole Lee is more than a […]
We sat down with Frederick Light of BodyRock.TV and now, the new website TheDailyHiit.com, which has created quite a lot of buzz in the fitness industry having just been launched. We asked some questions and got a better look into why Freddy decided it was time to shut-down BodyRock.TV and start TheDailyHiit.com.
The Canadian Football League may not be the National Football League when it comes to media attention, ticket sales and revenue, but one thing that is certain; the cheerleaders and dancers are no less stunning.
When we started the Friday Fitness Female, we knew the potential we had to make it one of the most well known fitness features in the online fitness industry but had no idea how quickly it would happen. We’ve featured some very recognizable faces in the industry but never have we sat down with someone as recognizable as Alicia Marie.
While it’s been a few months since we’ve featured one of the beautiful, fit and stunning women of Ingrid Romero’s Team Edge, anyone familiar with our features on their athletes know they compete and represent the best of the best, and are not only top in a lot of their divisions, but possess a level of […]
Recently we partnered up with Cellucor and they introduced us to one of their sponsored athletes, who also turns out to be a well known name in the Canada-East CrossFit world. Hailing from CrossFit Select, Monica Branco is the definition of fit and is the epitome of hard work, as day-after-day her dedication plays off, […]
Born and raised in Manitoba, this pretty Prairie girl is a mix of Filipino and South African, and having danced since her elementary years, Rachel Zabrina always had a knack for fitness. As someone who in her free time likes to model, write and dream, all three have clearly paid off as you’ll read and […]
Not only is Natalie Waples a top-ranked Canadian IFBB Figure Pro, but she is one of the prominent faces of fitness in Ontario and it’s women like her who motivate and inspire others that leave us with an on-going select of beautiful and fit women to feature each Friday in our Fitness Female section. Natalie […]
If you’re serious about getting results, and not just hitting up the gym a few times a week to socialize and look at yourself in the mirror (we’ve all seen those guys), then you’ll be very happy to find out about the insanely awesome benefits of using Cellucor products to take your training to the next […]
Every time we seem to come across a model who’s jaw-dropping looks and stunning figure make us research more about the model, it turns out their a Serbian-born beauty and this week is no different. You find us a flaw on Jelena Abbou and we owe you a beer. Good lord, thank you Serbia!
With the NFL over a month into the 2012 season, you’ve likely gotten back into the swing of things. Cheering on your team, chirping your friends about how their team is playing, betting money- whether it’s money won or lost, or just enjoying some great football, and not so great refereeing… Thanks Ed Hochuli for coming back.
For over a decade in Canadian track and field, the name Jessica Zelinka has been a prominent figure and one of the faces of inspiration for young girls with aspirations of one day making it to the Olympic games. With Zelinka contemplating hanging up her spikes, we have the privilege to sit down with a Canadian legend.
With our close relationship with the founder of Nutri-Sups Worldwide, we always enjoy when our inbox pops up with a message and news that they’ve signed yet another smoke-show in the fitness modeling industry.
EVERYONE envies great glutes. They always seem to be the topic of discussion when evaluating someone’s physique… and let’s face it; better glutes are probably at the top of every gym-goers wish list. Everyone wants them, but how do you get them? Of course the most common exercises for building glutes include various squats and […]
With the Lions Den having originally taken it’s form in London, Ontario and branching out to be known world-wide, we take the most pride in featuring Ontarian fitness models, and if they reside in London, all the better. That’s why we were so thrilled when we landed an interview with Meaghan Terzis. As a mother of […]
Friday Fitness Female: Jenna Yvonne McNamara – Bikini Competitor, 2nd Degree Black Belt and JYM Momma!
Some things are just meant to be, and Jenna Yvonne McNamara breaking into the fitness industry was one of those things that seemed inevitable. Having grown up the daughter of a Sensei, this blonde beauty is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate, with the looks and body of an Ontario Bikini Champion. A small-town girl with […]
Three weeks ago we featured 20 of the Athletes from the London 2012 Olympics, and the response was incredible. Everyone seems to love how we grouped together the most fit and talented women, whom also happened to be beautiful as well. We thought with the Paralympic Games currently under way we’d do the same.
Sometimes all it takes is seeing somebody else achieve success in order to inspire oneself to become great. In 2012, Anna Babij is inspiring many, but years ago it was a fitness instructor and competitor she looked up to at her workplace that inspired her, making her think ‘I want to look like that.’ Now, you’ll […]