Unfiltered Woman – Adee Cazayoux Ep. 1

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

All About Adee In this week’s edition of Unfilitered Woman, Taz sits down with Adee Cazayoux, founder of Working Against Gravity. It is program that works with clients one-on-one to help them meet their health and nutrition goals. Her academia includes Masters in Nutrition and Human Performance and BAH in Psychology|Masters in Teaching. Her competitive career in Weightlifting boasts a Bronze medal at the 2016 Canadian National Weightlifting Championships. With her successful businesses and life stability before 30, we thought …

DIY: Make Your Own Weights for the Home Gym

Cheryl Hargrove Home Gym, Workout Videos

Make Your Own Weights When making the shift from a conventional gym or affiliate to your home, one big factor is finances. You’ve made the decision to work out at home, so now your goal is to outfit the bad boy. You parouse Craigslist, hit up local garage sales, check Facebook Marketplace for some cheap weights, but often times it’s a laborious effort that involves coordinating with multiple people. Even more so than that, it takes a lot of attention …

Unfiltered Woman – Michaela North Ep. 3

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

A Renewed Definition of Fitness and Exercise In this week’s edition of Unfilitered Woman, Taz and Michaela chat about what fitness means to them after a long, competitive career. How do they fit their personal health and fitness goals in with taking care of their family, children, and businesses? Their lives no longer consist of hours in the gym to prepare for a competitive endeavor. What are the tools they use to remain consistent? How often do they train given …

Unfiltered Woman – Michaela North Ep. 2

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

Mom Guilt In this week’s edition of Unfilitered Woman, Taz and Michaela delve into the world of the guilt we assume as parents. Some more than others, and sometimes moms more than dads. We all experience this to varying degrees. Am I being present with my kids? In the moment?⁠ Am I too preoccupied physically with a phone in my hand? Or am I mentally preoccupied with work or other life stressors blocking my ability to enjoy what’s right in …

Unfiltered Woman – Michaela North Ep. 1

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

Our Mission Statement Taz wanted to create a panel of interviews that featured some badass women in the health and fitness space. As individual units in this busy world, we all live separate lives, have our own struggles, triumphs, and experiences. As a collective, we are a much more cohesive, connected, and powerful unit. Being women, #weruntheworldgirls. Taz had the idea of filming chats with women of many different experiences and backgrounds. Some work in nutrition. Others are strength and …

Try These Time Efficient Warm-ups to Improve Your Workout

Cheryl Hargrove Workout Videos

Getting Warmed Up is Hard 1) It’s Hard to Move: you’re too sore and stiff so that every time you take a step, sit down on a chair, or grab a drink from the refrigerator #everythinghurtsandimdying. 2) Not Motivated: you have no idea what to do, what body parts to warm up, or what rep scheme to plan out. #thinkingishard 3) It Takes Planning: you simply don’t want to take time out of your day to think up a way …

Bruce Wayne: 68-Year Old Crossfitter

Cheryl Hargrove Home Gym, No Filter Fitness

The Most Important Part of My Dad’s (Secret) Identity I want to start off this post about my dad with the most important information about him: His legal first name is Bruce. Legal middle name is Wayne. #dropmic Back to the heartfelt story: My dad is my #1 fan when it comes to my CrossFit competitive aspirations and career in the health and fitness industry. He proudly wears all the swag of the gyms I worked at and the teams …

Postpartum Body Chronicles Pt. 2 – Kegels… You’re Doing Them Wrong

Cheryl Hargrove Mom Mindfulness

Last time I set out to write something about where I started in my postpartum fitness journey, it turned into more of a mental assessment in goal setting. THIS time, we’re gonna get down to the nitty gritty. Jumpin’ right in. WTF Just Happened to Your Body During pregnancy, your body went through a period of expansion (to over simplify it). Your stomach was pushed OUT and then sh*t was pushed DOWN. During the last month, I know we all …

Dumbbell Exercise

Put the Fun in Functional: 5 Funky Dumbbell Exercises to Add to Your Workout Arsenal

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Adding Load Increases Workout Variance When incorporating a Dumbbell or Kettlebell into your workout routine, there are obvious movements to perform: the Kettlebell Swing, a Goblet Squat, a Dumbbell Snatch, etc. These are all movements that we see frequently in the gym and are perfect to take outside the box and into a park, driveway, or kids soccer game. But you’re not here for that… are you? Did you go outside the box to find some standard dumbbell exercises? Or …

Put the Fun in Functional: 5 Funky Bodyweight Exercises to Add to Your Workout Arsenal

Cheryl Hargrove Home Gym, Workout Videos

The Predicament You’re a garage/home gym exerciser and you’re looking to mix it up. However, the problem is, how and where do I get ideas to add variance into my programming? Thinking of new things to do involves effort, time, and a bit of learning. Eliminate ALL of that work for yourself and take a peek at the videos below. Seasoned Outsiders, you’ll likely recognize these from your session plans/workouts. Those of you who are new to OTB, try these …