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why eating carbohydrates is healthy

The Importance of Carbohydrates (and why you need to be eating them!)

Carbohydrates. Are they good or bad? Or somewhere in between? Keto, South Beach, Atkins, Dukan…plenty of fad diets recommend cutting back on this important macronutrient. The concept that ...

vegan fitness goals and mindset

4 Steps to Improve your Fitness Mindset

Try These Small Changes that can Lead to Big Results Committing to a healthy lifestyle takes consistency and dedication. You have to find what makes you happy in an active lifestyle and go for it ...

the nutritional health benefits of edamame

The Awesome Health Benefits of Edamame Beans

Eda-WHAT?! . . . a Japanese word for soybeans that are not fully matured, picked then boiled in their pod. I am bringing up edamame not only because of its amazing taste, but it’s amazing ...

why you should always warm up before a workout

How Should I Warm Up Before a Workout?

Today’s blog post will teach you the importance of warming up before a workout and guide you through some of the best dynamic warm ups using easy-to-follow YouTube and Instagram videos. The ...

vegan meals you must try

Healthy & Tasty Vegan Meals You Need to Try Right Now

Whether you identify as flexitarian, plant-based, lactose-intolerant, pescetarian, or vegetarian, cooking delicious vegan meals is a great way of expanding your cooking repertoire.  Even if ...

the best plant based protein guide made by vegan personal trainer

The Importance of Plant-Based Protein in Fitness

As a vegan fitness instructor, I often get asked about plant-based protein and its importance for fitness. To help answer some of your FAQs, I’ve compiled the latest research in science and ...

discover the health benefits of yoga and yoga therapy

Yoga and Yoga Therapy Health Benefits

Yoga and yoga therapy health benefits are unending, but I’ll share the most important reasons why its attracting people of all ages and all health ranges. What is Yoga? Yoga is a ...

If you are vegan or plant-based and you are heading to Houston or Austin soon, don’t worry you’ll have plenty of options!

Houston and Austin Vegan Style!

This was me and Kona’s (my dog) first adventure by ourselves and we sure as hell kicked its butt! Kona was an angel. I highly recommend traveling with your dog. It makes for such a fun adventure ...

a yummy vegan green smoothie recipe

Justine’s Nutritious Green Smoothie (Vegan Recipe)

Justine’s nutritious green smoothie is a blender made juice with all the fiber and nutrients packed into one big glass! I like to blend my fruits and vegetables instead of juicing so it ...

the health benefits of berries for body and beauty

The Amazing Health Benefits of Berries for Beauty & Body

Berries are packed with nutrients to help give you a healthy body and a beautiful appearance. Here are some of the rewards you can look forward to by including berries in your diet. Daily ...

healthy vegan meals to eat before a workout

Healthy Meals to eat Before a Workout (Vegan-Friendly!)

Healthy vegan meals before a workout can keep energy levels high, support muscle building and increase weight loss. For all my fellow exercise lovers who deal with stomach problems and fatigue ...

heart healthy foods

A Guide to Heart-Healthy Foods (Vegan Friendly)

Each heartbeat is a signal for our bodies to keep going. For our heart to continue working for us, we need to take care of it. One of the easiest ways to start caring for our cardiovascular ...

the ultimate guide to vegan health and fitness

The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Health & Fitness (updated Oct 2020)

Hoping to embark on your vegan health & fitness journey but don’t know where to start? Then you’ve come to the right place! My name is Justine and, as a vegan certified personal trainer and ...

The Best Home Workouts & Top Tips From a Professional Fitness Trainer

The Best Home Workouts & Top Tips (From a Professional Fitness Trainer)

The internet is teeming with fitness fads, absurd diet plans, unbelievably difficult workouts, and constantly evolving equipment that look like instruments of medieval torture! It leaves most of ...

Vegan and plant based food and fitness

The Difference Between Plant-based and Vegan

Did you know there is a difference (by definition) between plant-based and vegan? I often use both terms to describe myself and my company. I use them both because they both describe who I am and ...

green spinach smoothie vegan recipe

Justine’s Coffee Blended Green Smoothie – Vegan

This coffee blended green smoothie is what I drink every day after a workout or just as a snack to hold me over until lunch. It is a high-nutrient yet low-calorie snack you are sure to enjoy too. ...

why I am vegan

Why I’m Vegan!

Why I’m Vegan! My vegan journey started about 10 years ago when I moved to Los Angeles. A friend of my husband inspired me to try eating vegetarian, and I felt so healthy that  I ...

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What is Plant-based Fitness?

What is plant-based fitness? It’s as simple as leading an active life while using plants to fuel our energy instead of animals.  At JustFit we embody this lifestyle by fueling our bodies with ...