Fitness fiends are loving Emily Skye for good reason

A common mistake many young women make when attempting to get in shape is obsessing over cardio machine workouts. Emily Skye was one of these young women back in 2010. The Australian teen model-turned-personal trainer valued being skinny above being strong. She took fat burners, ate boiled chicken and broccoli for every meal, and spent hours on the cardio machines at the gym.

When Skye finally realized that this wasn't what she wanted for her body, she became a fitness guru for women struggling to find a workout routine right for them. Skye now preaches the importance of shaping and toning the body by doing strength training and eating food with good fats and carbohydrates. She eats more than ever despite being in her best and leanest shape.

When Skye decided that she wanted to be strong, healthy, and happy, she replaced all of her self-doubt and negative thoughts with positive ones. She used fitness to fight through her insecurities. For her, fitness is about more than getting the glorified thigh gab and slim physique. It's about gaining confidence and becoming your strongest and happiest self. She wrote on her website:

Now, Skye uses her experiences with insecurity and her passion for fitness to help others get their best bodies and be their best selves. The beautiful fitness icon has 215,000 Instagram followers and 22,000 followers on her Youtube channel.

Through her motivational posts, workout and diet tips, and workout videos, the empowering personal trainer is inspiring thousands to live a healthier, happier life.

Watch this video to incorporate strength training into your workout routine:

9-Minute Bodyweight Strength Training Workout for Runners

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