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If you are interested in becoming a model for one of our publications we are interested in hearing from you. Please note that at this time SIFH is unable to pay for your travel to New Jersey.  All professional photos includes photography, make-up and attire. Photo-shoot cost is approximately $750.00 all inclusive (exclusive of travel costs).  Payment arrangements are available.  Fill out the form below and we will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours.

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The reason why I produce this calendar is because for so many years I looked in magazines and on the internet and admired beautiful women being showcased and their stories being told and I thought to myself, who is she and how is it the world gets to see her and hear her story.  What makes her different from me or the woman next door to me? I realized she was not different from me and if I wanted to see myself or the woman next door in print and tell our stories then I had the power to do exactly that!  So that’s what I did!

It’s that simple...

I reached out to my cohorts on fb and asked was there interest in being in a calendar representing SIFH and telling their stories of their ups and downs in their daily quest to living a healthier lifestyle.  Was there interest?? Yes there was, and plenty of it!!  So the first calendar was created, it was titled, “The Many Faces of Fitness and Health.”  The calendar was a success and well received.  Our second calendar was a reminder of the need to get back to nature and food in it's original state,"Let's Go Back to the Beginning." Due to an opportunity to spend 8 weeks in South Africa during the later part of 2015 we were prohibited from printing a 2015 calendar.  There was an incredible void but it was that void that shined a light on the true value of this publication.

So the 2016 calendar photoshoot season is complete. It was a phenomenal experience for all those involved.  "FAR BEYOND DRIVEN: SIFH," the 2016 Health & Wellness Calendar is a must have for every person. Peek into the lives of 12 beautiful models and see what their JOURNEY has been and how they continue to strive for SIFH's Guiding Principles: Health of Mind, Body & Spirit.

The 2017 Calendar season will begin January 4, 2016.  We are seeking MEN and of course women to model for the SIFH Calendar and SIFH Digital Magazine.  See the forms above. And if you are not interested in modeling that is okay too, just continue with SIFH.  It's a wonderful JOURNEY!

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Featuring Sandi Jackson: CareGiverStory.com is proud to have as our very special guest, "Sisters in Fitness and Health." We will be discussing, "The Guiding Principles of SIFH-Getting Fit: Mind, Body and Spirit." Sisters in Fitness and Health got its start on Facebook as a result of my daily posts of my physical fitness workouts and my style of eating, nothing else. It was not a vision I had or a dream or any type of life-long calling. It just happened; I tried many times to walk away because it took so much of my time. But each time I stepped away I looked around and said to myself, “oh my goodness, something has to be done.” Women that I spoke to said that my posting on Facebook was helping them to stay motivated and encouraged. Well I wanted desperately to help so I just kept posting. As I came in contact with so many women I then realized why women could not manage their weight. As a result of not managing their weight I saw so many suffering with obesity related diseases and at very young age.


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Sandi Jackson is the founder of Sisters In Fitness and Health, a national sisterhood in pursuit of wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Sandi is a Certified Training Instructor and a practicing Life Coach. She is also a staunch advocate for one’s overall improvement of one’s physical fitness and health.

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Featuring Sandi Jackson: CareGiverStory.com is proud to have as our very special guest, "Sisters in Fitness and Health."  We will be discussing, "The Guiding Principles of SIFH-Getting Fit: Mind, Body and Spirit." Sisters in Fitness and Health got its start on Facebook as a result of my daily posts of my physical fitness workouts and my style of eating, nothing else. It was not a vision I had or a dream or any type of life-long calling. It just happened; I tried many times to walk away because it took so much of my time. But each time I stepped away I looked around and said to myself, “oh my goodness, something has to be done.” Women that I spoke to said that my posting on Facebook was helping them to stay motivated and encouraged. Well I wanted desperately to help so I just kept posting. As I came in contact with so many women I then realized why women could not manage their weight. As a result of not managing their weight I saw so many suffering with obesity related diseases and at very young age.

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Featuring Sandi Jackson:

"Sisters in Fitness & Health got its start on Facebook as a result of my daily posts of my physical fitness workouts and my style of eating, nothing else. It was not a vision I had or a dream or any type of life-long calling. It just happened; I tried many times to walk away because it took so much of my time. But each time I stepped away I looked around and said to myself, “oh my goodness, something has to be done.”

"Women that I spoke to said that my posting on Facebook was helping them to stay motivated and encouraged. Well I wanted desperately to help so I just kept posting."

"As I came in contact with so many women I then realized why women could not manage their weight. As a result of not managing their weight I saw so many suffering with obesity related diseases and at very young age."

 

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Shawnika Billups

Age 40:

They say that if you fall off the horse it’s best to quickly ride it again, or you risk becoming stuck in a place of fear. I can tell you from experience, that rule of thumb isn’t just for horse-riding.
Q You said your weight loss journey has been a rollercoaster ride, perhaps even the Cyclone of rides, but you are not deterred?

ADespite various setbacks, I have regrouped, and I am taking it back to Phase One: controlling my food intake/portions.

To some, this may seem an obvious area to address, but I guarantee when you’re in the midst of a storm, your first objective is to find shelter/refuge from the downpour, not the cause of it.

[symple_box color="blue" text_align="left" width="100%" float="none"] I have begun to say to myself,  “I am not like every other woman, and my journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle is my own, and I will get there.”
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Q Can you tell us some lifestyle choices:

AI have not always placed myself, or my health, as a number one priority, but times have changed. Without explanation or justification, I have learned to treat myself as a priority.

I have traded comfort food for comfort exercises; i.e., exercises that will allow me to look at my reflection in the mirror and be comforted that I am on my way to a healthier me.

The gym has become more of a consideration in my daily activities – especially when I don’t feel like going.

Exercise videos keep me motivated and on my game.

My core meals always consist of protein and veggies; basil, thyme and rosemary are some of my favorite seasonings.

I work out three times a week, 45 minutes per session.

I’ve rediscovered the fun of jumping rope.

I drink water throughout the day.

Q What are some Health Tips?

AStay focused, no matter what or who tries to throw you off.

The My Fitness Pal app is great for keeping track of your calorie intake, and connecting with others who have decided to make a lifestyle change.

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Lola Wanzer

Age 61:

Longevity seems to run in my family. Most of the women live well into their 90s, a few past 100. At age 25, I decided I wanted to do what I could to be amongst that number.
Q How did you begin your journey?

AI thought about the lifestyles of these women, who, during my childhood, prepared their daily meals from the vegetables and fruit they picked fresh from their own gardens, so that’s where I started my journey – with the basics. I didn’t know much beyond that, but it was a start, and I built from there, slowly, but surely. And now, at age 61, I am a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. It’s not where or how, or even why you start, it only matters that you start, and where you end. And I want my ending, and yours too, to be punctuated by long life, good health, strength and independence.

Q What are your lifestyle choices?

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I use exercise to keep both my body and mind strong.

After a good workout, I feel energized and clear.

I work out for 60 minutes, 5 days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, weights and whatever my trainer decides to throw at me.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I run.

[symple_box color="blue" text_align="left" width="100%" float="none"] Getting by is no longer enough for me, I want the best of everything life has to offer, and I’m willing to work hard for it – extremely hard.
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The 2013 SIFH calendar provided tremendous inspiration for me to push myself further, harder, deeper into the land of fit living.

I compete with myself during every workout. Every single one.

Changing the way I eat caused a 15lb weight loss, along with increased strength and endurance.

I take time out of my schedule every week, no matter how busy I am, just for me – without fail.

Through this fitness journey, I have discovered my competitive side – and I like it.

I drink, on average, a gallon of water per day.

My meals consist mostly of whole foods, that is, foods without additives and minimal processing. My typical breakfast is steel cut oats with almond milk.  Lunch might be grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, and an apple.  Dinner falls along the same lines, with a protein, vegetable and a healthy carb. Snacks usually consist of something I’ve juiced, yogurt or nuts.

Q What are some health tips?

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Staying motivated is sometimes hard, especially if you haven’t developed a solid support system, so be sure to build one. It doesn’t need to be large, just consistent and available.

If you have a personal trainer, and you don’t loathe the sight of him or her, you need a new trainer.

Lunges and squats are your best friend. Trust me. Do them.

Prepare your meals at home as often as possible, and make them as clean as possible.

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Clodette D. Victor

Age 31:

My journey to wellness has been filled with trial and error, but I’m not mad. Trial and error made it possible for me to finally get it right - completely right.
Q What do you do everyday on your journey?

AWellness is my lifestyle, so on a daily basis I meditate and pray before I start my day. Doing so affords me the strength and peace needed to overcome even the most daunting challenges.

[symple_box color="blue" text_align="left" width="100%" float="none"] No more excuses. No more giving up. I simply refuse to be defeated! Life will throw a few curve balls at you for sure, but it’s up to you to allow it to make you, not break you. I allowed it to make me and I haven’t looked back.
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Q What are your lifestyle choices?

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I use P90X and Insanity DVDs for those days I can't go to the gym.

I love leg days: lunges, squats, sprints, and burpees are my friends.

My weakness could be sweets, so I incorporate lots of healthy, organic smoothies to beat those cravings.

I work out for an hour to an hour and a half, 4-5 days per week. My workouts consist of cardio and strength training.

I supplement my meals with protein shakes, whey and wheatgrass.

Mrs. Dash is one of my favorite seasonings.

Blackened tilapia or chicken with brown rice and string beans is one of my staple meals.

I treat myself to cheat meals on the weekends, but I do so in moderation.

I drink at least a gallon of water a day.

QAny health tips?

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Veggies. Veggies. Veggies. Fish. Fish. Fish. You see where I’m going with this, yes?

Look for motivation. Offer motivation.

Consistency trumps all.

Gym memberships are not a requirement to get fit. Be creative and get moving.

Never give up. Never give up. Never, ever give up!