29 Sep

Happy National Women’s Health and Fitness Day!

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What is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day?

Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This year’s event is set for Wednesday, September 30, 2015, and in future years, is always held on the last Wednesday in September. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. 

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, more than 500 groups across the country will host women’s health and fitness events at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, local health and service organizations, schools, retirement communities, houses of worship, and other community locations. An estimated 50,000 to 75,000 women of all ages are expected to participate in these local activities.  Check your local listings for events in your area! 🙂

In honor of this day, The Belly Fit Club is giving away a 1-year membership for free to women who share their fitness goals with us.  We’ll also be giving away prizes to help you reach your fitness goals faster! 

How to win!

Step 1: Follow The Belly Fit Club on TwitterFacebook, and on Instagram
Step 2: Tweet @TheBellyFitGirl and @TheBellyFitClub OR post on Instagram using hashtag #WomensHealthFitnessDay at the #thebellyfitclub and tag @thebellyfitclub posting a picture and sharing your health and fitness goals with us. 
Step 3: Stay tuned and see if you won!  Winners will be picked and featured here in the comments section under this post. 

We are so excited to help you reach your health and fitness goals! 🙂

Happy Healthy National Women’s Health and Fitness Day!

~Ryan and Kristie Belliston

Note: If you currently are or have been a member to TBFC, THANK YOU for your love and support!  We’d love for you to also share your results with the world during this time.  Let’s inspire others together! 

 

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24 Oct

About Us

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Kristie Belliston, President of The Belly Fit Club, CPT NASM, NFRA, AFAA, YogaFIT, KickBoxing, WFS. She is considered one of the leading health and fitness professionals in the Nation. Kristie is the producer and featured in a series of over 30 home workout DVDs, she also teaches and trains people all over the world, and is a Master Trainer. She and her husband, Ryan live in Nibley Utah with their seven children and own an online wellness site called, The Belly Fit Club.  Read More…..

 

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Ryan Belliston, CEO of The Belly Fit Club, BS, NASM CPT.  Ryan’s experience includes being a certified personal trainer, sports training expert, engineering, project management, construction, photography, graphic design, web design, and Commercial Airline Pilot.  

18 Nov

My Life in a Nutshell

Hi there, I’m Kristie. As a working mom of seven kids (5 are missing from this picture) and two grandkids who has struggled with real food and whole living, I know how challenging it can be. I founded The Belly Fit Club to make the process easier for you. Heres a little bit about me. 🙂 
Featured on http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/

In nearly two decades of sales on one of Americas largest retail channels, reaching over 96 million homes, Kristie has established a trusted and recognized personality as a host and guest host selling goods in fitness and wellness. As a fitness host, she has worked for nearly every major brand including ProForm, NordicTrack, FreeMotion, Weider, IFIT, Reebok, and Health Rider. In her work as a fitness presenter, she has had the uncommon distinction of selling over 1 billion dollars of product through entertaining, infomercial work, and other credible sources. She has set herself apart as a relatable, energetic TV personality with a unique ability to connect with the customer and sell in an exciting, and personable way.

Kristie’s success has continued today as a Seacret Agent. As a rookie who had never before worked in Relationship marketing to a Ruby Agent in less than 10-months, she has put herself on the map in her new line of work. With over 500 active customers, 58 agents on her team, she is in the top 10 in the company and climbing. See more about Seacret here —-> https://www.seacretdirect.com/kristiebelliston/en/us/

Wait theres more…..

Name: Kristie Belliston 

Year of Birth: 5.15.1973 

Height: 5’9” 
Weight: 135 
 Birthplace: Layton, Utah 
 Current Residence: Logan, Utah 
Sports: Biking, running, weight training, kickboxing, yoga 
 
 PROFESSIONAL BIO+INTERVIEW: 
Kristie Belliston is widely considered one of the leading health and fitness professionals in the Nation. She is the producer in a series of 30 home workout DVDs, she teaches and trains people all over the world, was a Master Trainer for ProForm, and Fitness Expert on HSN. Today, she and her husband, Ryan live in Logan with their seven children and own The Belly Fit Club. 
Education: 
o   Fitness Specialist in Women’s Health and Wellness 
o   Fitness Specialist in Youth Fitness 
o   Fitness Expert in Senior Fitness 
o   Certifications are NASM, AFAA, NFRA, YogaFIT, and Kickboxing 
Fitness Industry Experience: 
o   Master Trainer for ProForm 
o   Master Trainer and Examiner for AFAA 
o   Founder, CEO and Program director, at The Belly Fit Club 
o   Fitness Expert at HSN (The Home Shopping Network) 
o   Featured trainer at FreeMotion Fitness 
o   Group Program director for Golds Gym 
o   Personal Training Manager for IFIT.com/ICON Health and Fitness 
o   Co-Founder of PureBODY a Program for women and men teaching them how to live a clean healthy life. 
o   Author of Green is Good, a 30-day Raw Food Guide 
o   Program designer and creator of all testimonial programs for Nordictrack, ProForm, FreeMotion Fitness and Weider 
o   Founder of AFAA’s Teacher Training Course Workshops: Teaching and Training over 800 women to successfully pass their AFAA exam and teach group fitness with success 
o   3 years of training in Pilates 
Certifications: 
o   NASM 
o   AFAA-(Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Certified and AFAA Examiner 
o   NFRA- (National Fitness and Research Association) Certified 
o   Yogafit 
Kickboxing Certified 
Presenter/ Guest Speaker: 
o   HSN 
o   TVSN Fitness Expert in Sydney, Australia 
o   Weber State University Women’s Wellness Convention (5 years in a row) 
o   IDEA Presenter 
o   Sears Associate Training Meetings 
Media Experience: 
o   Fitness Expert at HSN 
o   TVSN Fitness Expert in Sydney Australia 
o   Fitness Expert for Channel 5 news 
o   Fitness Expert for the Crossbar, Nordictrack, and many other highly successful infomercials. 
o   Fitness spokesperson for ICON Health and Fitness 
o   Co-Developer for the 5-star Fitness Solution 
o   Program Creator and host of Yoga by ProForm DVD workouts 
o   Program Creator and Host of Pilates by Nordictrack DVD’s and reformer workouts. 

 Interview with Vegan Body Building

Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions you have? 
It started when I was 12. My mom opened the first fitness club in Layton Utah.  Growing up in a gym has its benefits, after all it was there I fell in love with “Aerobics”.  Its called ‘Group Fitness Classes’ now, yet back in the day it was the bomb diggity.   It was then that I found my passion and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. 
Fast forward 28 years….and this is what has transpired from that little passion of mine. I developed a way to help thousands get fit and get healthy by creating an online club called The Belly Fit Club.
I also currently work as a Fitness Spokesperson for ProForm on HSN (The Home Shopping Network) and have done so for over 15 years.  
I often wonder how I got so lucky doing what I always dreamed of and I thank God each day for every bad moment and every great moment that has lead me to today.  Like the day I happened to be at the right place at the right time and landed a job at Icon Health and Fitness.  Needless to say there was something at work leading me to this place.  It’s been 18 years at the largest fitness company in the World, and boy have I learned a lot! I started as their Personal Training Manager for iFIT.com.  Fitness modeling just happened, and blossomed into becoming a spokes model. Growing up as shy as I did anyone who knew me well was as surprised as I was to learn I actually had a voice. Today I am ProForm’s Master trainer/fitness expert on HSN and I love every minute of it. 
I have over 26 years of experience as a Certified Personal Trainer through AFAA, NASM, YogaFIT and Kickboxing.  This has allowed me to reach a broad range of people in helping anyone achieve their fitness goals. I have also consulted on health initiatives with Jillian Michaels, The World’s Toughest Trainer, and many other celebrity trainers. During my time on HSN I feel blessed to be able to inspire millions to get healthy and fit. In addition to these health and fitness achievements,  I am the proud mother of a 26 year old boy, a 21 year old boy , and 11 year old girl, a step-mother to a 25 year old young lady, 21 year old girl, 19 year old boy, and 17 year old boy, and have two beautiful grandchildren.
I love helping others live a healthier life by providing daily tips and information to anyone in need, watching movies, listening to all kinds of music, photography, camping with my family, and spending every spare second with my husband and children.
 
“My goal is to help the world become a healthier place…physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually”
 
 
When did you become vegan? 
29 years of age so 15 years ago
 
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
I grew up in the fitness industry. My mother opened the first fitness club in Layton Utah when I was 12 years old. I spent most of my childhood there. I loved the environment and the energy. As soon as I was able and old enough I trained hard and received my first Certification through AFAA and started teaching group exercise classes. I was 17 years young. 21 years later, I am now certified in Kickboxing, Yoga through YogaFit, Spin, NASM, NFRA, and 2 years of training in Pilates.

 

 
How would you describe your nutrition program? 
Organic, Natural, Clean, Fresh, unprocessed, and Healthy. I follow the food combining rules of eating and aim for 80/20 alkaline/acid balance each day.
 
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How would you describe your training program? 
Since I have switched to a vegan diet I find I don’t need to train as hard to have the body I want. I train 4 days each week for 1 hour doing Interval/Circuit based routines combining cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility training.
What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
Earth-I love the taste! It is extremely grounding and supports colon health, detoxification, and many other amazing benefits. Vitamineral Greens- I think of this as my daily medicine. It’s extremely alkalizing and great for travel when I’m unable to get my daily fresh green juice in. Hemp Protein Powder-I add this to my smoothies. This is my main source of protein.
 

If you keep good food in your house you will eat good food. #truth Today is day 20 of #tbfcintheraw @thebellyfitclub and I've never felt better. In my 20's, a time when you should be feeling your best, I didn't feel so good. It took me 20 years to finally "get it" and today at 42 I feel better than I ever have! We have no idea how our body is suppose to feel until we learn to first love ourselves enough to want to take care of ourself. My gratitude for this #rawfood program is beyond words. Now that my body always feels terrific and youthful, I never worry about growing old, putting on weight, disease, or how I'm going to look in a bathing suit. It's so liberating! I'm no longer in my body!!! You have to live this program to understand what I'm talking about. As you follow my Raw Food program you will reclaim the body and health that are your birthright. You will know and feel how wonderful and beautiful your body is suppose to feel! GLOW RAW and live in body BLISS with me and thousands of others. If you click on the link on my bio you'll see my program that is changing lives daily. #goraw #loveyourbody #bliss #natural #farmersmarket #fresh #produce #live #life #healthy

How do people react when they find out you are vegan? 
I get asked a lot of questions. You know, the usual….”Where do I get my protein?” “What about calcium? Iron? b12?” Once these questions are answered…most people often seem confused because of what they have heard, have read, or have been told by the media, magazines, ect,.. I hope to be an example of what a vegan can achieve and look like. I competed in body building competitions in my twenties living on a high protein flesh eating diet. I remember how hard I had to work to have the physic needed to win. Today at 40 I don’t have to work half as hard, I am stronger than ever, and maintain a fit, lean, physic every day.*
Have you had success in promoting veganism / vegetarianism to others? If so, how did you go about it?
I have had great success. I believe pushing veganism on people by throwing gruesome pictures of abused animals in their face is NOT the way to help people make the switch. First I help them understand the importance of nutrition and clean eating. It’s amazing how naturally most make the switch themselves. It has to be a choice they make. It should never be pushed on anyone. I love and accept everyone no matter what they eat. My clients therefore are more open to me and my way of living. I live my life by example. I want people to see me as kind, compassionate, happy, and healthy. My wish is to inspire others to want to live the same way.
 
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What do you think the most important aspect of training is? 

 Nutrition! I love the saying, “You can’t out train a bad diet!” That’s so true!!!

What do you like best about being vegan?
The Feeling! The Energy! I love knowing no living thing had to die for me to live. Since I went vegan I haven’t had to count a single calorie. Coming from a place consumed with calorie counting this is such a great freedom. It has taken so much fear out of my life.
 
What do you like best about being fit? 
Again, the feeling! Being fit has no limits! I know that whatever physical activity I want to do or my kids want to do (I have 7) I CAN! It’s a wonderful life when you’re fit and healthy!

 

What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with training?
Start slow and focus on the journey. Also, make health your goal! We all know that exercise, eating more fruits and vegetables and cutting out saturated fat and sugar is healthy. When health is our goal we will do these things naturally. By doing this, we lose weight quickly, have more energy, and feel amazing. This keeps us consistent which soon becomes a lifestyle. I have always believed that consistency is the key to success. In my 22 years of training, I have found those that are most consistent understand the importance of exercise for health and not just weight loss.
 

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What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan? 

 Start by making one vegan meal each day. Start with breakfast. Do that for a few weeks. Then make breakfast and lunch vegan based. Pretty soon you are eating vegetable based meals all day every day.

 
What motivates you in life? 

 My husband and kids, they are my life! I want to be there for them physically and emotionally for a really long time. I see my grandmother at 85, whom I adore, and she motivates me to live healthy and stay fit each day. My mother, who at 58 looks like she is in her 40’s because of the way she lives, healthy and fit. Also, all women who want to look and feel better. If you are a busy working mom or someone who has tried every diet only to be frustrated with the results…I’ve been there.  For all those women, I want to be an example for them to hopefully inspire them to get fit and healthy without dieting, without frustration.

 

Practicing yoga poses reminds us of the fine and intricate balance between effort and Grace. It is only with effort and honesty that we completely open the space or grace to dawn within us. As you practice Camatkarasana {Wild Thing}, be reminded that your effort needs to be consistent and sincere. Wait patiently for that day when grace will dawn on your yoga practice. And when it does, bask in its light. #yoga #getripped #yogapose #fitgirl #fitlife #lululemon #fitmoms #fitness #simplybeyoga #thebellyfitclub #workout #abs #strength #yogisangel #breathe #yogaforlovers #yogamakesmehappy #myjourneyneverstops #stopdropandyoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogapracticenotyogaperfect #huggermugger #yogawithkristie #myyoga #yogafun #embracethejourney #bestill #yogaaddict

What do you think of veganbodybuilding.com? Has it helped or inspired you? 
There are so many myths about living a vegan lifestyle and being an athlete. Finally, a website to help answer all of our questions and concerns as we live this amazing lifestyle!!! I love seeing the motivational pictures of those that live this lifestyle looking fit and fabulous, strong and healthy! It’s comforting to know I’m not alone. Thank you veganbodybuilding.com for providing everything I need to continue living and feeling my best the VEGAN way. Check out more @ http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page=bio_belliston

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