Social Media plays an integral role in helping me stay consistent and motivated on my fitness journey. On days when I want to skip the gym or a workout, I simply scroll through my Instagram feed for motivation. Nothing gets you up faster than seeing the photos of your favorite members of he #fitfam. Below, I'm sharing five fit black women who provide both life and fitness inspiration. Enjoy!
Through Instagram, Kamila shares a message of self-love and acceptance, and encourages women to choose their health to become better versions of themselves. She also shares tons of tips on eating clean and workout tips.
I enjoy following Morgan's social media feeds. She's highly disciplined, strong, fit, and brings a lot of creativity to her routines. She's a great person to follow if you're looking to switch things up in the gym or add variety to your fitness routine. Plus, she's vegan and shares tips on eating well and staying fit as a vegan.
Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, GetFtWithNic, advances the motto "progress not perfection." She reminds Instagram followers that getting fit takes time, but to always enjoy the journey and celebrate your progress on the road to reaching your fitness goals. She shares detailed information about her own fitness journey, and creates videos where she shows us how we can get fit outside the gym.
Frantzcesca gym photos and workout videos provide tons of inspiration for those of us who love (or go to) the gym. She is a steady reminder that consistency is key in reaching our fitness or any other goal, and also encourages us to make self-care a priority.
From the moment we pulled up to Mount Airy Resort, we
experienced a warm and welcoming hospitality. I was enthralled by the beautiful
and extravagant cascading waterfall as I entered the resort. Once inside the stunning lobby, the staff
greeted us, took our bags and seamlessly checked us in for our stay.
Mount Airy Resort Casino is a family-owned property founded
by the DeNaples family and located in the beautiful Poconos, PA. The resort
offers 188 newly-renovated modern style rooms and houses a spa, a nightclub,
restaurants and cafes, and a golf course.
I stayed in a lake view room that looked out onto the golf course,
which opens in the warmer months. Both Saturday and Sunday mornings, I stood by
my window with coffee in hand taking in the view of the lake and the beautiful
scenery before me. When you live in the concrete jungle of New York City, views
like this one come as a reprieve.
My spa visit stands as one of the many highlights of my
stay. I was long overdue for a massage and looked forward to my spa visit
following the end of a busy work week. It would be the first massage for my
partner, and I shared in his excitement. The spa ushered us into a relaxing Oasis.
Upon walking in, you are greeted with a
warm and friendly smile followed by the soothing sounds of a waterfall at the entrance
of the changing rooms. The lounge area, lockers, shower, and sauna area are fully
equipped with fresh linens, toiletries, and beauty products. I indulged in an hour-long Swedish Massage and can only
describe this A+ experience as spectacular. Needless to say, my partner was so
pleased with his massage that I’m sure it will be his first of many. The full-service spa offers massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and more.
I looked forward to the yummy and hearty breakfast that we
ordered to our room each morning. The resort offers a number of dining options
including restaurants and cafes. We enjoyed a delightful meal at Guy Fieri’s on
our first night. I recommend the tasty and filling steak dinner. The following night we dined at Bistecca By IL Mulino, which
was an absolute win. Since our first initial greeting with the hostess, we
experienced nothing but phenomenal service and enjoyed the elegant ambience. We
started our meal by ordering the mozzarella and arugula salad and Calamari. Next, I ordered a salmon dish
and my partner ordered the filet mignon. Both were delightful!
For dessert, our waiter suggested Espresso Martinis. It did not take me long to decide to order the
martinis; coffee lover that I am! At the first sip, I thanked my waiter for an excellent recommendation. Martinis in hand we shared
a delectable brownie topped with strawberries.
During our stay at the Mount Airy Resort, we did not leave once, which
speaks to the variety of activities to do at the resort. Along with the casino,
spa, restaurants, there’s an indoor/outdoor pool, which I sadly did not get to
enjoy. Definitely on my next visit! If
you enjoy casino games, Mount Airy offers players the opportunity to earn points
and move to higher tiers where they can gain a number of exclusive benefits. We
learned during our tour of the property that Mount Airy houses a number of
event spaces for both business and pleasure. While we danced our Saturday night
away at the on-site nightclub Gypsies, we met a group of women who spent their
day celebrating a bachelorette party.
The Indoor/Outdoor Pool at Mount Airy
Beautiful scenic property, great food, an amazing spa and a number of fun activities, what more can we ask for? I would definitely recommend staying at the Mount Airy Resort on your next or first visit to the Poconos. Check out this short video of our stay at Mount Airy Resort.