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Check out @shark_attack’s muscles on #FlexFriday! She looks just incredible! “Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than what you used to be. I look in the mirror because that’s my competition, no one else.” Keep her pumped!
This is the new, more confident, her!

She marvelled at how much she’s changed in just twelve months, both on PumpUp and on her own personal Instagram account. ”At this time last year I looked totally different. I was really skinny and cut my hair short, which made me look extra young," Julié said. "I look young enough already." 

In January, Julié promptly got a gym membership and completely changed her lifestyle. “I switched majors to exercise science and sports science, got a job at the gym, and kept on transforming my body,” she asserts. It hasn’t been easy, but Julié keeps pushing – regardless of whether or not she sees immediate results. "My days have been long but this is the reason why: this is the new and more confident me. I’m not skinny anymore. I’m fit!"

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Who do YOU admire?

PumpUp member rfitdiary’s core strength makes us positively starry eyed on Woman Crush Wednesday. She’s also mastering the handstand!

She says, "I only lift heavy weights and do long runs but heyy—handstands and generally my core muscles and balance are great." Love it!

Handstands make your muscles insanely strong, working everything from your core to your upperbody. They’ll also relieve pressure from your legs and back and give you an extra metabolism boost.

Can’t do a handstand yet? Afraid of your face getting too friendly with the floor if you fall down? Build up to one gradually by starting against the wall and practicing every day. Yoga moves like crow pose have also been known to help beginners transcend their fear of handstands. Inverted poses will gradually ease you into becoming a handstand warrior just like rfitdiary over here.

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Now the ladies are in the spotlight because it is #WCW! Here’s our #WCW, PumpUp Member, yalua who is both Brazilian and Swiss, in love with food, and we love her spirit and how much fun she has with her workouts! Who is your #WCW?