Women's Month: Top Women in Fitness
Fitness is often a male dominated world, but if there’s anything these ladies have taught us, it’s that women can kick butt! These established fitness gurus, athletes and trainers have proven that women can stand among the best of them whether it be in the Olympics, dojos or rings. So ladies, if you are looking for fitness motivation, look no further. These ladies are sure to get you off your couch.
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Producer and host of her own PBS yoga TV series, Lana is partly responsible for launching yoga into the mainstream. Her latest projects include a kids yoga workout titled “Little Yogis,” and her influential, but calming workouts make her a notable figure in the yoga fitness world.
A black belt in three different martial arts, Nunez is also the owner of New York-based Gotham Global Fitness, a company focused on teaching the principles of Western and Eastern philosophies of fitness training. Her success in the fitness world hasn’t stopped her from becoming involved in the community. She is the also the founder of Generation PHYT (Personal Health Youth in Training), a not-for-profit group that uses fitness as a way to motivate kids and improve their self-esteem.
This author, TV personality and video workout empress is the trainer to various Hollywood celebrities, which include Queen Latifah, Kelly Rowland and Carmen Electra. She is also an avid Health & Fitness blogger for The Huffington Post and is the official spokesperson for The BET Foundation’s A Healthy BET Campaign.
Former soccer player turned coach, Powell is the first female to earn the highest coaching license available. She is currently head coach of the England women’s national football team, which ranks no. 8 in the FIFA Women’s World rankings. She was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in honor of her achievements.
This Fitness Hall of Famer is no stranger to book deals, fitness videos and TV appearances, which include commentating for ESPN. In 2006, she was chosen by former president George W. Bush to serve on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, a governmental organization that aims to promote and encourages citizens to become active.