NBA Player Leondro Barbosa Trains After Injury

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The past five months have been unfortunate for Brazilian NBA player Leandro Barbosa.

First, tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during his game against the Charlotte Bobcats, then being traded to the Washington Wizards, and finally experiencing his contract expire.

What else can the former Boston Celtics player face? Well his attitude is not focusing on the negative, but just having pure motivation!

The 6 foot 3 Barbosa is not taking no for an answer, but just getting back in the game by training. Although he is a free agent, he has been working out by doing lateral movement and leg exercises.

Tune in to the motivating video below via Yahoo! Sports of Barbosa training to get back into the game. He does plenty of cardio and strength training exercises to get his body back into game mode. If you think you can’t accomplish your fitness goals, think again!

Good luck, Barbosa! We look forward to seeing you out on the courts!

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

Photo Credit: Google

Video: Via Yahoo! Sports

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Fashion Brands spending the Moolah on Plus Size Clothing

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A few fashion retailers have taken in to the new plus size craze.

Retailer Modcloth has started to sell a lot of plus size clothing, launching the larger sizes last year.

Their plus size offering now has gained 8 percent of sales because customers who purchase plus size clothing spend more than people that purchase smaller sizes.

The label talked with the Wall Street Journal, saying:

“New plus-size customers spend 25 percent more per order, buy 17 percent more items per order than regular-sized shoppers, and are 66 percent more likely to spreak the ModCloth gospel via social media.”

The size of the average U.S. woman is around size 14, but most fashion labels’ largest size is a 12. But because of this, there is a demand for nice clothes for larger women.

Just recently, retailer Mango announced that they too will launch a plus size collection.

And H&M was also praised for casting a size 12 model in a swimwear shoot without mentioning plus size in the ad. They too joined in the demand, now selling both plus size clothing and swimwear.

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

Snooki Participates in Mud Run

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These days Snooki is definitely taking her health serious by taking many workout selfies, and showing her slimmed body since losing 40lbs after having her baby Lorenzo.

The Jersey Shore actress and fiancé Jionni La Valle participated in a 5-mile mud run with obstacle courses for the Muckfest for MS event in New Jersey.

Although going through the body transformation after having her baby, Snooki admits that the mud race was pretty rough for her, sharing on her Twitter and Celebuzz blog:

“It was so much fun and also for a great cause. The course was filled with middle obstacles along with a 5-mile run! I’m so beat right now, but what an amazing event today!”

We are cheering you on Snooks!

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

Lady Gaga Reveals Eating Disorder

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Lady Gaga recently took to social media to admit a personal struggle with her body that she has dealt with since she was a teenager.

After media criticism regarding Gaga’s weight, she posted pictures of herself in underwear. On one of the pictures she wrote: “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15.”

On her website LittleMonsters.com, Gaga created a movement she calls “Body Revolution.”

She encouraged her Little Monster members to post pictures of themselves to overcome insecurities with their bodies.

Last year she posted a Twitter messaging concerning this issue quoting Marilyn Monroe, saying: “To all the girls who think you’re ugly because you’re not a size 0, you’re the beautiful ones. It’s society who’s ugly.”

We can admit that Lady Gaga looks amazing, and credit her for being a role model to other people struggling with weight issues.

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

Photo Credit: Lady Gaga