Molly Galbraith

What Did We Learn This Month? Oxygen Magazine with Sarah Grace on the Cover! 1

What Did We Learn This Month?


June 2014

Sarah Grace photographed by Robert Reiff

Sarah Grace photographed by Robert Reiff

What Do We Learn This Month in Oxygen?

Sarah Grace

The cover model for the June issue is Sarah Grace who used to be a boxer and fitness competitor and is now a personal trainer. Boxing taught Sarah not to be afraid of confronting a challenge and who now counts CrossFit as her new obsession.

In this issue she knows offers some of her favorite moves for strength and agility.

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“5 Foods That Boost Your Brain Power”

Does you noggin need some brain food? Be sure to add these to your grocery cart STAT.

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“Post Workout Fast Fixes”

Oxygen put together this list of “go-to” items in your gym bag to make you feel fresh as a daisy after working out. (I need all the help I can get in the summer time—amIright gang?)


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“Back on Track”

Not to brag or nothin’ but I have worked out with former IFBB Fitness competitor Abbie Appel so imagine how happy I was to see her mentioned as the creator of the back workout in this issue. Yay Abbie! (Below are a series of stretches you should be doing from now on.)

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And now the rest of this issue of Oxygen:

  • “Fiber on Cylinders” One part of my diet I am trying to figure out better is the amount of fiber I actually need to consume each day so this feature which lists the fiber content from figs to apples to black beans is most helpful.
  • “Hip Check” Tips for building stronger hips (my personal bugaboo) from Molly Galbraith of Girls Gone
  • Be a Power Couple: Heather Farmer (national-level Olympic lifter) designed this program for couples to mimic CrossFit WODs on their own and get into mighty fierce shape.

Overall Grade:

A- Top notch workouts and sound nutritional advice always make me happy!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @OxygenMagazine April Issue! #fitblog Jessica Plaxson 10

What Did We Learn This Month?


 Oxygen: April 2013

Jessica Paxson photographed by Paul Buceta

Jessica Paxson photographed by Paul Buceta

What Do We Learn This Month in Oxygen?

“Fresh Starts”

IFBB Bikini star Jessica Paxson talks to Oxygen about her struggle with depression over the last few years and how she found her way to the happy space she is now. (The 30 year-old is engaged to fellow health advocate Blair Mone who looks as if he can crush a Buick with his biceps!)

Jessica counts on her faith in God to keeping her spirits up and keeping her fridge full of clean foods to stay in such great competitive shape.

One regret she does have is not eating enough and over exercising as a teen cared in order to be “as skinny as possible.” Jessica now appreciates a lean and muscular form and most of all—works at being healthy!

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“Get Strong, Lean & Mean”

This is a home “Plyo” workout that was created by J&M strength coach Molly Galbraith and looks like a real butt kicker!

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“Freshen Up!”

Spring might finally be arriving which is a perfect time to consider planting your own kitchen herb garden. Oxygen offers green thumb-type advice plus yummy recipe ideas for oregano, tarragon, basil and dill.

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“Slip On Your Short Shorts”

If you are looking to up your leg workouts here are some fanatic ideas to get your gams “shorts-ready.”

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“Perfection—So Boring!”

A new essay from my hero Tosca Reno on the joys of owning your own quirks and getting rid of those “I have to perfect” pictures from your head. (I really need to heed her advice!)

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And now the rest of this issue of Oxygen:

  • “Play, Explore, Connect!” As soon as the warmer weather arrives (it is coming, right?) I am going to take their advice here and run outside with the joy of a child.
  • “Healthy Back Tighter Tummy” Learning to properly exercise your core (back & abs) can help with preventing injury and pain there later on. So try out some of these moves to work your middle area plus, advice on moves to avoid.
  • “Tighten Up Anywhere” Rita Catolino (Tosca Reno’s trainer) shows some moves you can do at your local park/playground to get into shape.
  • “Is Your Kitchen Safe” Oxygen offers advice on how to keep your kitchen (and everything in it clean & safe.

Overall Grade:

A- Lots of inspiring ideas here for spring and I love how they use strong women with muscles as models in every issue. (Thank you Oxygen!)

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