October Alpha Maiden of the Month – Sepi Melamed

My name is Sepi Melamed.  I’m a wife and mother of two amazing, strong minded teenagers. I’m a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kaizen Karate, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga, awarded to me by John Whitman, founder of the Krav Maga Alliance and Co-writer of the book “Complete Krav Maga”. I’m one of the select few who has been awarded “Train the Trainer” status by the John Whitman and the Krav Maga Alliance. Recently I started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and have become obsessed! I have achieved the rank of Blue Belt and recently won Gold in IBJJF World Masters Championship back in Aug. A very proud moment for me. Yay! I started my Martial Arts journey about 17 years ago. One of the most obvious reasons for training was to take control of my own safety against a possible violent encounter.  As I like to say, Martial Arts gives me a fighting chance! However, it’s the benefits of training is what has me hooked for life. Training in Karate, Krav Maga and BJJ has given me confidence! I’ve become a a go getter and someone who refuses to give up.  Martial Arts has transformed my body and mindset.  Through Martial Arts, I have developed life-long friendships, some of whom [...]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Alpha Maiden Of The Month, General|0 Comments

September Alpha Maiden of the Month – Amy Robbins

  This months Alpha Maiden is someone I first heard about through her clothing brand, then later found out she also has a podcast! Not only is she strong, resilient and beautiful, she also is passionate about helping other women feel safe and confident, all without having to sacrifice the desire to feel feminine & dressing in style. As a woman in the fitness industry, I can relate to her mission. I don't want to wear heavy duty tactical pants all day ever day in my job simply in order to carry. Her mission with her clothing brand and podcast bridges the gap to help more women feel comfortable learning about owning a firearm without feeling intimidated or like you'll have to change your entire lifestyle in order to feel safe. She also understands that owning a firearm isn't for every woman, and as such she gracefully educates all her followers that her line of clothing can also safely conceal other self-defense tools like pepper spray or tasters. Just be sure to check your individual state conceal carry laws before choosing what to carry.   Without further ado, meet Amy Robbins. Founder of clothing brand, Alexo Athletica and co-host to the Not Your Average Gun Girls Podcast.   I created Alexo Athletica because no [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|Categories: Alpha Maiden Of The Month, General|0 Comments

The Two Biggest Mistakes Women Make In The Gym

If you’re a woman who’s new to the gym, chances are you’ve been overloaded with information and you’re not sure what is the right thing to do. In this blog we discuss the most common mistakes women make in the gym, and what to do instead. One of the first mistakes women make is thinking they need different supplements and products than men. Have you ever gone to a local supplement store or scrolled through instagram looking for fitness inspiration, only to see a ton of products or ads claiming they’re made just for women?   Yeah, me too. I went to a GNC recently and saw a ‘just for women’ protein powder. It was flashy with pink lettering and a thin silhouette of a woman on the front. Curious, I looked at the back to see the nutrition labeling. It had less grams of protein per scoop than the other regular brands. It was even in a smaller container. But it cost about the same. It made me angry because I wonder how many women fall prey to this marketing nonsense! One of the biggest fitness mistakes women make when trying to improve their health is falling for this BS marketing. Just because it says it’s for women doesn’t mean it’s [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Categories: Fat Loss, General, Strength Training|0 Comments


What does it mean to be a strong person? To be someone who has mastered their emotions, roll with the punches and never give up? When we think of what it means to be a strong person, the first thought that may come to mind might be an Olympic athlete or maybe a famous MMA fighter, right? If we look beyond the surface, we would see that both of these athletes have similarities despite being in completely different sports. When we strip it down, we can see that they both have a challenge to face and they know there is going to be a struggle, especially if they want to come out on top. Despite the pain and the challenge ahead, they push through and go at it full force. They don’t complain that it’s too hard, and they don’t quit.   Despite the struggle, they persist.   When we look at it this way, it’s easy to see that people just like you and me also have the capacity to be a strong person. No matter who you are, each one of us has a struggle we’re dealing with, likely several. Whether it’s heartache, financial struggles, a high pressure job,  or trying to eat better and exercise to lose weight, each [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Categories: Become Confident, General, Mental Health|0 Comments

Short On Time? Try This Quick & Effective Leg Workout.

  Sometimes we're short on time, I get it. Instead of scrapping your entire workout, grab a couple kettlebells, a TRX and you'll be in and out of the gym in no time. This quick leg workout is efficient. You'll get sweaty, feel the burn, and be done in 15 minutes. Set a timer for 15 minutes Complete as many rounds as possible until the time runs out. Double Kettlebell Squat to Reverse Lunge x5 Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift x5 Hip Thrust x10 (optional single leg) TRX Jump Squats x10 rest as necessary   Enjoy!  

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Bodyweight Workouts, Fat Loss, General, Strength Training|0 Comments

August Alpha Maiden of the Month: Marchelle “Tig” Washington

  My name is Marchelle "Tig" Washington, owner of Trigger Happy Firearm Instruction.   I started this firearm instruction company in 2016 because I noticed a lack of representation in the gun community. I would see women coming into the range where I worked and feel extremely uncomfortable while their significant other attempted to teach them about firearms. Sometimes it's hard to believe you can do something until you see someone who looks like you in that position.   My firearms background stems from the military. I was in the Army National Guard for seven years and became a pistol instructor when I left the military in the summer of 2016. I fell in love with shooting while working at a local Atlanta gun range. I've learned a lot about firearms in the last few years but I would never consider myself an expert. I've always been a student first.   My end game is to effectively teach a million women how to shoot before I leave this realm. I also plan to open my own gun range.   As a domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor, I think it's important that women feel like they're in control of their safety. I'm just here to empower women and make sure that no [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: Alpha Maiden Of The Month|0 Comments

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