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Blakely F.I.T. Inc.
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Dear Blakely FIT clients and readers,

It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of your lives and part of your journey to live healthfully. Your trust, work ethic, and willingness have been relentlessly inspiring and one of the most enjoyable aspects of my career.

After 12 years of owning Blakely FIT, my announcement with this post is bittersweet. I invite you watch the video below. I am excited to move into a new professional direction but saddened to say goodbye.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTKyQR_Know

I sincerely hope you would be willing to stay in touch and send me updates on how you are often! As always, I wish you every healthy happiness!

Fondly, Michelle

Our new bold idea: See Jane Train, LLC. A company devoted to solving the business headaches of independent female personal trainers. The official launch of the SeeJaneTrain.net is this morning.

I would love for you to take a peek, like and share your feedback.

#seejanetrain #blakelyfit #women #businessofpersonaltraining #strength #femalepersonaltrainers #femalefitnessprofessional #pricingforpersonaltrainers #profesionalisminpersonaltraining #selfemployed #bestpersonaltrainer #helpforpersonaltrainers #michelleblakely
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It was a pleasure to catch up with colleagues, speak with fellow female fitness professionals and address the concerns of attendees regarding professionalism and ethical behavior. Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback!

I'm delighted to share a little video of my participation as a presenter at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Midwest Regional Clinic in Muncie, IN this past weekend. 

NSCA ReneeHoppe MikeWaller ChrisPowell DuaneMalo 
#ethicsinfitness   #fitnessbusiness  +National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) 
#Professionalism   #FitnessIndustry   #womeninfitness  
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GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO HUSTLE.
‪#‎motivationmonday‬ ‪#‎strength‬ ‪#‎women‬
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Reese's peanut butter cup consumption count is up, way up. 

"Damn you, tear in the giant candy bag, damn you!!!"

‪#‎happyhalloween‬ ‪#‎reesespeanutbuttercup‬ ‪#‎candybag‬ ‪#‎fun‬ ‪#‎hallowin‬‪#‎halloweenfail‬ #holeinthecandybag
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SCRUMTRULESCENT 2!

I am so excited to share this with you! In my glacial pace of moving my diet toward "more vegan, less carnivor," I have stumbled upon something frighteningly delicious.

GLO BARS!

Here is the link to the recipe and my photos of making it in my own kitchen. So easy and fast, even self proclaimed, "non-cooks" could pull them off perfectly!

Drop a comment and let me know what you think!

Here is the link to the recipe: www.chatelaine.com

Here is the link to Angela's site: Oh She Glows.com

#healthyhalloween #strong #women #weightloss #flexitarian #globars #delicious #scrumtrulescent #veganrecipes
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2015-10-30
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It was a joy to be featured in

"8 Things Every Personal Trainer Knows (and You Should too)"

in Prevention Magazine. Cindy Kuzma seemlessly combines brilliant tips from top trainers and offers compelling solutions to common fitness hurdles.

http://www.prevention.com/fitness/8-tips-personal-trainers

#‎weightloss‬ ‪#‎fitnessprofessional‬ ‪#‎featuredcolumnist‬ ‪#‎PreventionMagazine‬ ‪#‎personaltrainer‬ ‪#‎fitnessexpert‬ ‪#‎motivationmonday‬
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You, my dear readers, are some of the strongest women (and men) I know, I felt compelled to put this on your radar, in case you, too, had missed it.

Shocking it has taken me this long to stumble upon this! I could not help but think of my strong, hardworking, professional female client list as I read, Anne-Marie Slaughter "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" article for The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/why-women-still-cant-have-it-all/309020/ 

Would love to hear your thoughts or like on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/blakelyfit

Unfinished Business, Anne-Marie Slaughter's latest book, is now at the top of my reading list. Critics are weighing in with mixed reviews, but I am determined to listen in and learn more about unraveling this problem. 
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Size doesn't matter...

Blakely advises fellow trainers on the power of a carefully selected niche as The Top Notch Trainer columnist in the Sep/Oct issue of PFP.

PFP​ #advicefortrainers #nichemarketing #expertpersonaltrainer #topnotch #pfp #sizedoesntmatter

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/rbpublishing/pfp_20150910/#/8
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PROVE.
THEM.
WRONG.

Be it the voices in your head or naysayers in your life. 

#provethemwrong #MotivationMonday #strongwomen 
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    Quick, super easy, nutritious and Halloween-colored!

Black and Orange Quesadillas - eerily delicious!

2 medium sweet potatoes

1 can of refried black beans

12 corn tortillas

1 small round of queso quesadilla

small container of pepitas

Microwave two sweet potatoes in 1/2" of water in a small casserole dish for four minutes. Flip potatoes. Microwave again and repeat until very soft. (2 or 3 times)

Cut potatoes in half length-wise and scoop out the "meat" as you create each quesadilla.

Scoop black beans directly out of the can and smear onto one side of tortilla. Sweet potato onto the other.

Sprinkle pepitas onto one side.

Place a small serving of sliced cheese onto other side.

Fold cheese side to pepitas side (so you don't lose all of your seeds.)

Drizzle small amount of olive oil onto skillet and place folded corn tortillas onto pan (give them a jiggle so they don't stick)

I like to place something a little heavy onto the quesadillas as they cook. (I use a cast iron bacon press - I don't use it for bacon.)

Flip after a few minutes.

Plate with brown rice, cilantro and enjoy!
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