Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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Kulsoom Abdullah paved the way for Muslim women to wear traditional garb while competing in weightlifting. Now she talks about other aspects of religion and training, like fasting during Ramadan.
In her home country Kulsoom would have no access to athletic facilities. In the U.S. she was told she could not compete in her religious garb. What happens when religion and weightlifting collide?
Learn about parkour competition, the difference between parkour and free running, and also some suggestions for what the novice looking to try parkour might want to seek out.
To continue my exploration into the sport of parkour, I decided to talk with Tim Koren, a relatively new traceur who was able to help me understand the moves and how it is trained.
Parkour? Par-what? Freerunning? What are people talking about and why are they climbing all over EVERYTHING? Get the lowdown on this awesome sport you can literally do ANYWHERE.
Chances are if you train BJJ, you've been on the receiving end of a rear naked choke. Have you ever wondered what physiological mechanisms of the choke are? Why you actually pass out?
“Go away.” This is the single best thing Jen believes parents can do to support their kids in athletics. Read on for more tips on raising athletic children and choosing the best coach for them.
How do you know when to start your kids in physical activities? And what activity do you choose? And how do you find a good coach? Expert kids coach Jen Flannery shares her advice for parents.
As Krista has evolved as a coach, so has her website Stumptuous, and so has the health industry as a whole. Here she shares her two cents (and her sharp wit) in regards to the fitness world.
Krista is a nutrition, health, and fitness coach with a doctorate in women’s studies. She's run the gamut training-wise herself and has some (sassy) advice about what it is to get fit and healthy.
As a competitive woman in a male-dominated sport, muay Thai fighter-coach Roxy knows women have different needs and possess different strength. Here she discusses muay Thai training for women.
Personal trainer, professional muay Thai fighters, and business woman - Roxy Richardson has long, full days, but she found time to talk to us about the evolution of the sport.