Thai Edwards’ Body Couture has tools to get clients in shape

PASADENA – When Vanessa Graddick decided she needed to tone up, she turned to Thai Edwards, owner of Body Couture Personal Fitness, LLC. Soon afterward, she found herself facing a workout regimen that was daunting – but effective. “It’s something different every time,” the 31-year-old Los Angeles resident said. “I’ve been an athlete all my […]

The Truth on Women and Bodybuilding

One of the things I hear women say a lot is “I don’t want to lift heavy weights because I’ll get big and look like a man!” I’m writing this post just to clear the air… I’ve been doing this for many years now, and unless you know something I don’t, and you are truly […]

Most Common Places where you Collect Fat & Why

Ever wonder why you collect more body fat in one area of your figure than another? Science suggests that fat distribution patterns are linked to specific health habits. The more you know about why you’re gaining weight in certain regions, the easier it becomes to modify your eating and workout routines to optimize your weight […]


Although the Bible clearly teaches our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19), our bodies were made by God (Psalm 139:13-14), and our bodies were made for God (Romans 12:1), not all recognize taking care of our bodies as a spiritual discipline. Honestly, when I look at what the world has turned […]


Two hours at the gym per day used to be my minimum. The mission? To destroy calories. I counted every calorie (even in sticks of gum) as to not go over 800 calories in a day. Each step of my workout was punishment for eating. I never took a rest day. I complained about being […]

10 Best Foods to Eat to Lose Weight

1. Avocados Good news – that totally Pinterest-worthy avo toast is actually a great way to lose weight! Avocados are packed with tons of fiber, a slow-digesting carb that keeps your blood sugar levels stable, which helps fight off cravings. And their healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs, have been shown in animal studies to […]