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Fit Black Queens

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Fit Black Queens sharing the #blackgirl perspective of Health, Wellness, and Fitness. Check out our #Podcast and join the conversation.

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Fit Black Queens

Season 3 Finale
Can you believe the Queens' is wrapping up season 3 of the Fit Black Queens podcast? In today's episode, the Queens reflect on their longest season yet. 
June 12, 2021
Guided Meditation With Fit Black Queen Tikima
Find gratitude and love with a 5-minute guided meditation from Fit Black Queen Co-Host Tikima Thompson of Tikima Renee Fitness. Find a quiet space and listen. 
June 09, 2021
What They Don't Tell You About Weight Loss
In this episode, the Queens shares what they have learned during their weight loss journeys that were not discussed. Check out De's blog post about the expectations of weight loss (
June 05, 2021
Correct Your Posture With Dr. Tammia Guest
May is National Correct Your Posture Month and the Queens interview Dr. Tammia Guest, DC., a board-certified chiropractor and owner and founder of Rejuvenating Chiropractic ( In this episode, we discuss why proper posture is important, tips for good posture, and how to find the right chiropractor for you. 
May 29, 2021
Hot Girl Summer: Staying Hydrated
In this episode, the Queens share the symptoms they experience when they are dehydrated, how to prevent dehydration and how to stay hydrated.  
May 26, 2021
Yoga and Wardrobe Malfunctions
What are the do's and dont's for yoga clothing? In this episode, the Fit Black Queens talk about yoga wardrobe malfunctions and share their tips for staying comfortable throughout your practice.
May 22, 2021
National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month! In this episode, the Fit Black Queens discuss bike safety, bike essentials, and more.
May 19, 2021
Hot Girl Summer: How to Deal With All that Sweat!
In this episode, the Queens kick off their #HotGirlSummer series by getting personal and sharing tips and trouble areas when it comes to the summer sweats!  Brands/Products to Help You Have a Hot Girl Summer: The Honey Pot Company: Body Glide: Hustle Clean (body wipes):
May 15, 2021
How Did The Pandemic Change You
In this episode, the Queens discuss how they have changed during the pandemic. 
May 12, 2021
How to Recover From Your Workouts
In this episode, the Queens share tips on how to recover from strenuous activity, tools that they use, and recovery techniques they would love to try.
May 08, 2021
Guided Meditation With Fit Black Queen Adina
In today's society, we may find it difficult to be present. Relax and be present with a 12-minute guided meditation d=from Fit Black Queen Co-Host Adina Crawford of Deanie The Yogini. Find a quiet space and listen
May 05, 2021
Returning to the Gym After a Pandemic-Induced Hiatus
In this episode, the Fit Black Queens discuss whether they've returned to their local gyms for their own workouts. They also share information about what it's like to be a fitness entrepreneur in a time when there is so much competition for content, as well as how the pandemic has impacted their businesses. 
May 01, 2021
Skincare Routine
In this episode, the Queens share their skincare routines, include tips and life hacks to get glowing skin.
April 28, 2021
When Should You Hire a Personal Trainer?
In this episode, the Fit Black Queens discuss when you should consider hiring a personal trainer, sharing their experiences as both personal trainers and clients.
April 25, 2021
Gym Fails
In this episode, the Fit Black Queens share hilarious gym fails that they've either seen or been the perpetrator of. Tune in for some laughs!
April 18, 2021
Supporting Black Fitness Professionals
In this episode, the queens discuss how they are supporting black fitness professionals.
April 10, 2021
Family Health and Nutrition with Dr. Qadira Ali Huff, M.D.
In this episode, the Queens interview Dr. Qadira Ali Huff, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician with Children's National Hospital and founder of Sprouting Wellness ( This episode centered on providing healthy options for kids, plant-based nutrition, and food equity and accessibility. Learn more about Dr. Qadira's role with the Hyattsville Chapter of Walk With a Doc here:
March 27, 2021
Pre- and Post-Workout Habits
In this week's episode, we share our pre- and post-workout habits, best practices, and things we're not doing but we know we should.
March 24, 2021
How to become a Fit Pro
On this week's episode, The Fit Black Queens share how they got started in the fitness industry and their experiences.
March 21, 2021
Interview with Susan Clayton owner and inventor of WhitePaw RunMitts
This episode the queens speak Susan Clayton, owner and inventor of WhitePaws RunMitts. Susan saw a need to keep hands warm during outdoor activities and invented RunMitts to meet that need.
March 13, 2021
How to get loved ones active
On this week's episode we answer the question. "How do you get your loved ones to get active without you?" Join us as we come up with was to encourage our loved ones to move.
March 12, 2021
When To Speak To A Therapist
*TRIGGER WARNING* In this episode we mention physical abuse, violence and suicide. The queens discuss our relationship with therapy, the stigma of therapy, and more.
February 27, 2021
Heart Health in the Black Community
On this week's episode, we're talking about the direct effects of heart health you the Fit Black Queens Community. 1 in 5 Black women are aware and take preventative for their heart health. We're breaking statistics and having a conversation on how heart health personally has affected the Fit Black Queens.
February 22, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns and Mythbusters
In this episode, the Fit Black Queens interview Dr. Patricia N. Whitley-Williams, President of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases and Associate Dean of Inclusion and Diversity at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Whitley-Williams shares information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including an explanation of how the vaccine works, and why it's important to get both the flu and COVID-19 vaccine this year. Read NFID's latest report, National Survey: Black Adult Perspectives on COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines.
February 13, 2021
Interview with Black Surfer Lizelle Jackson
On this week's episode the Queens' interview Lizelle Jackson. Lizelle has been an athlete and avid outdoor person her whole life. She competed at the collegiate level in both volleyball and soccer and played volleyball professionally in Switzerland for 4 years. She spent the 9 years working as an active travel guide leading hiking and cycling adventures in over 15 countries around the world. When the pandemic ground her stateside, she helped co-found Color the Water, an organization that provides free surf lessons to the BIPOC communities of Los Angeles. She is also a member of Team Onyx, the first all-black adventure racing team.
February 06, 2021
Let's Talk Financial Health
In this week's episode, we're talking about financial literacy in the Black community. Join us for a candid conversation about money! And speaking of money... Do you need some new fitness gear? From February 1, 2021 through February 8, 2021, Handful ( is offering 30% off ALL leggings. Use the code LEG DAY at checkout!
February 03, 2021
New Adventures of 2021
On this week's episode, we're talking about the new things we're trying in 2021. Share with us the new things you're trying this year.
January 30, 2021
How to support your immunity
On this week's episode we share our tips and tricks for supporting our immunity.
January 24, 2021
Get Pumped Songs
On this week's episode we're putting together our favorite songs to get hyped at the gym. We'd love for you to add to our playlist. Go to Spotify. Follow and add to our list.
January 24, 2021
How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
In this week’s episode. We share stories and tips on how to eat healthy on a budget. Also, check out this list of the Clean 5 and Dirty Dozen and join our Fit Black Queens Insiders group on Facebook (
January 17, 2021
How To Create a Vision Board Using The Feng Shui Method
Join the Fit Black Queens as they create their vision boards. De @faithfueledmom shares how she created her vision board using the feng shui method. You will need a poster board, straight edge, glue, and magazine clippings. If you created your vision board using the feng shui method or completed your vision board using another method, the queens would love to see it. Post your boards on social media using the hashtag #FBQVISIONS
January 12, 2021
On this week's episode,we're reflecting on what we manifested in 2020. And sharing what we plan to manifest in 2021. Share with us on an Anchor Message what you plan on manifesting this year.
January 02, 2021
Best and Worse Christmas Gifts
In this episode, the queens share their best and worse Christmas gifts. 
December 26, 2020
Guided Meditation with Fit Black Queen Alexis
Relax and de-stress with a 10-minute guided meditation from Fit Black Queen Co-Host Alexis Reed of Flecks of Lex. Find a quiet space and listen.
December 23, 2020
Our Favorite Comfort Foods
On this week's episode we're discussing our favorite comfort foods, family recipes and the worsr meal put on our table. Join us for the laughs.
December 16, 2020
Healthy Holiday Hacks
The Queens are sharing their healthy Hacks to staying sane during holidays. From handling holiday stress to eating we are covering it all.
December 12, 2020
How to make Holiday Tea Mocktails
On this week's episode of the Fit Black queens Podcast the Queen's are sipping on Holiday tea mocktails gifted from Organic India USA. Join us as we play the fun drinking game "Would you rather" and get some mocktail recipe inspiration. J'que's Raspberry Mocktail Tulsi Organic India Tea, Beet root powder, Almond milk, Raspberry Sugar Free Syrup. De's Blood Orange Tea & Tonic Organic India's Lemon Ginger Tulsi Tea, Tonic Water, Blood Orange Juiced, Cinnamon rimmed with Organic India's Psyllium Husk Powder Tikima's I made two Hibiscus and Cinnamon Mocktail Organic India Tulsi Hibiscus Homemade cinnamon brown sugar simple syrup Alexis' Ginger Raspberry Lemon Sangria Mocktail Organic India Tulsi Focus Raspberry and Lemon Ginger Simple Syrup Ginger Beer
December 09, 2020
How to start Pilates with guest Master Trainer Lencola Green
In this week’s episode, the Queens interview Master Pilates Trainer Lencola Green.  Lencola Green has been a Pilates Instructor for over 20 years.  Lencola feels that everyone can benefit from Pilates with her combination of Pilates exercises, therapeutic techniques, and integrated modalities. She focuses on postpartum recovery by giving a thorough assessment of postural deviations, physical abilities, and personal traits/habits that may be affecting goal achievement. Lencola also emphasizes core training before core strengthening so that her clients are recruiting muscles efficiently. Pilates found Lencola in 2002 and shortly after started a teacher-training program at Push Pilates. The program required over 900 hours of Pilates training on the Reformer, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Tower, Chair, Mat, Props, and Post-Rehabilitation/Special Needs Population.13:01 Lencola Green (4:10) Finding Pilates (5:08) Difference between Pilates and Yoga (7:01) Pilates Equipment (9:16) Reformer (9:17) Chair and Barrel (13:01) Pilates Rings (15:44) Meghan Markel does Pilates (17:10) What to look for in a Pilates class? (18:10) Being Black in Pilates (19:10) 800 Black Pilates Instructors (19:40) Being a Pilates Mentor (28:00) Teacher Training Program for Black People (29:00) Black to Pilates Launch (29:49) You can connect with Lencola. Join her Black to Pilates Program at
December 05, 2020
How To Dress For The Winter
The queens discuss their winter wardrobe must haves. They share tips on how to stay warm during cold weather while running, hiking, swimming, cycling and swimming . CHECK OUT ALEXIS’S GUIDE TO HIKING: WANT TO TRY FABLETICS? Check out the link below: BLACK OWNED RUN MITTS COMPANY MENTIONED:
November 29, 2020
Season 2 Finale LIVE
On this episode of Fit Black Queens, we are recording LIVE on our Facebook page our recap of Season 2. Join us for highlights, show suggestions and comments.
November 21, 2020
How to live an Active Life with Diabetes Guest Alexis Newman, RD,LDN
World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus and is held on 14 November each year. On this week's episode the Queens interview Alexis Newman, RD,LDN. Type 1 Diabetic and Registered Dietitian about the facts and myths of diabetes and how to live an active life with diabetes. Connect with Alexis Newman on. IG: @ladieelex Or for Nutrition education: IG @Alexis_M_Newman Website: Here are some great resources for black/brown folks and diabetes. Education: IG: eatingsoulfully Community: FB: Dope Diabetic Girls Club IG: Black Diabetic Info IG: Typeonederful Eating Disorder Support: IG: encouragingdietitian IG:Thenutritiontea
November 14, 2020
How To Be Your Own Health Advocate
This episode the queens discuss their experiences of advocating for themselves in health settings.
November 07, 2020
How to create an Oral Health Routine
In this episode, we are sharing tips and tricks of adopting a daily oral health care routine. Join us for the conversation. Your oral care is included in your wellness and important to help. We discuss: Halitosis (2:52) Tongue Scraping (3:13) Toothbrush Bristles (5:03) Where to get cinnamon oil? (6:30) Gum massaging (11:45-14:45) It’s Chelsea gave us tips on Oil Pulling and tongue scraping (14:59) Oil Pulling with Cinnamon Oil (15:34) What is Oil Pulling? (16:05) Oil Pulling is not Science supported (16:32) Oil Pulling with Sesame Oil (18:26) Ritual of Oil health (18:40) TMJ (18:55) Oil Pulling Challenge (19:27) Don’t Spit out oil in the sink (20:20) Ayurvedic Practices (20:50) Tools for Oral Care (21:34) Types of Toothpaste (22:42) Bristle Type (23:04) Types of Natural Whitening toothpaste (23:44) Improved health and mood (27:37) Wearing a mask and oral care (35:32)
October 31, 2020
How To Keep Your Skin Glowing During The Fall and Winter Months
During the colder months your skin can take a beating. This week the queens are sharing how they go from Ashy To Classy with our retreat sponsors Kari Gran and Follain. Shop our fav’s at and
October 24, 2020
Staying Fit While Recovering From Injury
In this episode, the Queens are sharing tips on how to stay fit while recovering from an injury. Want to be apart of our insider Facebook group? Check out De’s YouTube channel for some exercise ideas.
October 10, 2020
Lifestyle VS Diet
The queens discuss the difference of a healthy lifestyle vs diets 
September 26, 2020
Dealing With FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)
Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) can cause us to overextend ourselves and create mental anguish. In this week's episode, we are discussing all things FOMO!
September 19, 2020
Fitness Heroes
This week the queens are discussing their childhood and current fitness heroes. The queens would like to know, who inspires you? 
September 12, 2020
Healthy Morning Rituals and Routines
The queens discuss morning rituals and routines.
September 05, 2020
How To Start A Garden
Do you have a green thumb? Whether the answer is yes, no, or unsure, you don't want to miss this gardening episode! The Fit Black Queens discuss how to get started with gardening, the benefits of growing your own produce, and how you can garden whether you're in a house or an apartment building.
August 29, 2020
Unplug and Get Outdoors
On this week's episode we are unplugging and getting outdoors. Sometimes you need to disconnect. We are sharing our experiences and tips when going outdoors.
August 22, 2020
Interview with Monica Garrison
On this episode of Fit Black Queens we chat with Visionary and Founder of Black Girls Do Bike Monica Garrison about her organization to support Women of Color Bikers. Join us for the conversation!
August 15, 2020
Interview with International Runner Monique White
On this weeks episode we're sharing Monique White's journey. Join us as we learn how start racing Internationally and her journey running 50 countries by age 50.
August 08, 2020
How To Start Cycling
On this week's episode. The Fit Black Queens discuss indoor and outdoor cycling, including how to get started, the health benefits, and some best practices.
August 01, 2020
How To Start A Yoga Practice
Thinking of starting a yoga practice but don't know where to start? The queens have you covered.  In this episode, the queens are sharing tips to assist you with your yoga practice. We discuss choosing the perfect format, yoga mat, and to dressing for your first class. 
July 25, 2020
Dating In The Fitness Industry
In this episode, the queens discuss dating while in the fitness industry from a single, engaged, and married point of view. From guys being intimidated to approach the single ladies of the group to dating your spouse, we talk about it all.   Want to try the 60-minute full-body workout with The Fit Black Queens discussed? Check Out Our Power Hour!
July 18, 2020
How To Start Strength Training
In this episode, the queen's discuss strength training. They share how they were introduced, why they continued, and lastly how you can start strength training. 
July 11, 2020
Healthy Hacks With The Fit Black Queens
In this episode, the queens share hacks to help you stay hydrated, lower your calorie count on your snacks, smell fresh when you transitioned from the gym to the office, and avoid the pain of chafing. 
July 04, 2020
Meet Ultramarathoner Tonisia Billups
Tonisia Billups is a running coach certified with Road Runners Club of America, and an ambassador for Black Girls Run!Tonisia, however, has created her own challenges to help keep herself physically active to include a 40 to 40 challenge, which consisted of completing 40 official races within 12mths, from her 39th Birthday to help user in her 40th birthday, to taking on more universal challenges like the 50 States Club, 7 Continents Club, and completing the World Majors Marathons 6th Stars. Learn how she did it on this weeks Episode.
June 29, 2020
Never have I ever...
There are so many things we want to try but we don't see many black people doing it. What's holding you back from trying something different
June 20, 2020
Season 1 Finale
On the season finale of the Fit Black Queens Podcast, the co-hosts share their lessons learned, highlights, and favorite guests from the first season. Originally produced on Facebook Live, they also field listener questions. Tune in for smiles, laughs, and the inside scoop!
June 14, 2020
Meet Glamourina
Realizing that healthy lifestyles have a great importance in our psychological and physical wellness, Kia and Nekol realized there was a void in the activewear market for socially conscious women and working mothers. Nekol has a background in art and design while Kia has a background in fitness and personal training. “There were few images of women that looked like us in the market, and there were few designs that represented our culture and heritage”. So, in the spirit of creation these Queens decided to embark on a journey birthing their own inspirational activewear brand Glamourina
May 31, 2020
Favorite Fitness Classes
Yoga, Zumba, indoor cycling, HIIT barre... So many formats, so little time! Find out the Queens' favorite formats to teach and to take
May 23, 2020
Finding Your Community
On this episode, the Queens talk about building and finding your own fitness community. What should you look for? How do you find one? Find out how the Queens tapped into their communities to spread the fitness love.
May 16, 2020
Green Beauty with Chelsea William's of That's Chelsea
On this episode, the Fit Black Queens interview plant-based public health nutritionist and clean beauty expert Chelsea Williams of That's Chelsea. She shares clean beauty tips, including how to start a clean beauty journey, products she recommends for skin and care, and her skincare routine.
May 09, 2020
Meet Black Girls Trekkin
On this episode, the Queens speak with the founders of Black Girls Trekkin about what it means to be a black hiker, representation in the outdoors, and how to step out of your comfort zone... outside.
May 02, 2020
Funny Fitness Moments
On this weeks Episode of Fit Black Queens podcast. We are reminiscing on our Funniest Fitness Moments. Let's laugh together as we share some hilarious moments we've had as Trainer and Instructor. We'd love to hear your funny fitness moments. Tag us and share
April 25, 2020
Living Green
On this week's episode, the queens are talking all about green living. How have you "greened" your lifestyle? Have you ever been a victim of greenwashing? Hear about each of the queens' green lifestyle journey, and learn some tools to search for green products. Apps: EWG Healthy Living  Think Dirty
April 18, 2020
Finding a new Routine
One of the keys to success in fitness and in life generally is developing routines. On this week's episode, the queens share how their routines have changed over the last month. Learn some tips on how to tweak your routine while still managing and accomplishing goals. How has your routine evolved over the last month?
April 11, 2020
Black Fitness Pros and their Hair Tips & Tricks
This week, the queens discus one of the most controversial topics in our community when it comes to fitness: hair. Has your hair ever kept you from a workout? Are you curious how black fitness pros deal with all of that sweat all of the time? Listen in to hear part 1 of this important topic.
April 04, 2020
Keeping it Real on the 'Gram with Ginger Marie
On this week's episode, the Fit Black Queens interviewed Ginger Harper of The Ginger Marie Blog. They spoke about how to stay authentic in the social media era, keeping your recipes fresh and exciting, and the life of a food blogger.
March 28, 2020
Social Distancing
On this episode, the Queens share how they're getting creative with fitness while they're unable to go to the gym and physically work with clients the way they would have been able to just a week ago. They're challenging each other to try something new this week, PLUS they have a challenge for all of their listeners! New this week: The Fit Black Queens #PowerHour! Visit the fitblackqueens page on Instagram to learn more!
March 21, 2020
Surviving COVID-19
It's crazy out here in these streets and we have a special episode of The Fit Black Queens Podcast, the queens discuss how COVID-19 is affecting their communities, how to take care of your mental health while you're in isolation, and health and fitness resources to help you keep moving forward in your wellness journey. How are you being impacted by this pandemic? Are there any organizations in your community that are doing excellent work to help others during this time? Send us a voice message and/or share your thoughts with us on social media! .
March 21, 2020
Diversity in the Fitness Industry
This week, the queens are talking about representation in the fitness industry. From the marketing of activewear lines to group fitness classes, we want to know: Does the industry reflect the diversity we experience in our everyday lives?
March 14, 2020
Body Positive Movement
"Body positivity is a social movement rooted in the belief that all human beings should have a positive body image, while challenging the ways in which society presents and views the physical body." ⁣ ⁣ On this week's episode of the Fit Black Queens Podcast, Adina (Deanie the Yogini) @mrsgoody2shoes , Alexis (Flecks of Lex) @flecksoflex , De (Faith Fueled Mom) @faithfueledmom , and Tikima (Tikima Renee Fitness) @tikimareneefitness discuss their experiences with this movement. ⁣ ⁣ What's your take on the Body Positive Movement?⁣ Join the conversation by messaging us on social media or leaving a voice note: ⁣
March 07, 2020
Fitness Over 50 with Shera Strange
Looking to start getting into fitness but worried that it's "too late" to start? On this week's episode of the Fit Black Queens Podcast, Adina (Deanie the Yogini), Alexis (Flecks of Lex), De (Faith Fueled Mom), J'Que (J'Que Now), and Tikima (Tikima Renee Fitness) are joined by Shera Strange (Miss Strange Fitness) for a discussion on fitness over 50 and reversing negative health indicators with lifestyle changes. How old were you when started on your fitness journey? What's holding you back from starting? Join in the conversation by messaging us on social media or by leaving a voice note:
February 29, 2020
The Importance of Self-Care
When was the last time you took time out for self-care? What does "self-care" even mean? On this week's episode of the Fit Black Queens Podcast, De (Faith Fueled Mom), Tikima (Tikima Renee Fitness), and Alexis (Flecks of Lex) are joined by Sandrell Bentley (Natural Fly Diva) for a discussion on taking time to take care of yourself. How do you practice self-care? Join in the conversation by messaging us on social media or by leaving a voice note:
February 22, 2020
Interview with the Philly Bra Lady
On today's episode we talk "all the things" breast and bras with bra expert, the Philly Bra Lady. Karima shares how to find, maintain, and extend the life of your bra. Join us in the conversation!
February 15, 2020
Finding the Perfect Sports Bra
As active women, we live in our Sports Bra, but not all sports bra are equal. Join the conversation with Adina, Alexis, De, Jque, and Tikima as we share our perspectives on finding the perfect sports bra.
February 08, 2020
Meet the Fit Black Queens
Meet the Co-Hosts of Fit Black Queens and how they began there Fitness Journey. Fit Black Queens is a weekly conversation of the Brown Girl perspective on health, wellness, and fitness.
February 01, 2020
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November 15, 2019