Get Fit-Ted with Jonathan M.

Hey Divas its Faith in Fashion time. This month I have been so motivated by my peers! Ones especially with black owned businesses. I wanted to highlight a friend of mine, who is multitalented, educated and always in good spirits.  We all have heard the alarming teen obesity rate is up, according to chilhoodobesity.org we are looking at a rang of 14.5% – 26.1% ranging from age groups 2-18. that is insane! There are so many factors besides eating right, but your family foundation, a healthy environment, stability, love the list goes on.  So let’s dive a little deeper into what exactly Johnathan is up to!

 

Meet Jonathan Marsland

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Johnathan Marsland, a Creative Director, Entrepreneur as a Youth Track Coach, Clothing Designer and Gym Owner has tapped into something that today’s youth need! Being fit, healthy and motivated. The youth is our future and It all starts with them. Keeping them fit, educated and smart about fitness and healthy eating is my goal. So I have created three platforms which all work together in some form or fashion. From working out in my gym to running at my track and field program and lastly designing great sport apparel to look and feel good.”

 

Track Genius Fitness Lab

The Lab! doesn’t this sound strong, like you are about to learn something and become a new person! I having a marketing background love this name Track Genius fitness Lab! The Track Genius Fitness Lab “The Lab” is a training gym located in Nyack, NY where personal training for the youth is provided as well as some of the parents.

  • The goal is to cultivate a relationship with the athletes during the off season and to keep them in shape so they can be on top of their game.
  • All athletes are welcomed, no matter what sport they are involved in. This keeps them focused and relieves stress, pressure that they may be faced with .
  • The training builds the youths confidence and makes them realize there goals and mission.

www.trackgeniuslab.com
Instagram: @trackgeniusfitnesslab

 

Rock City Striders Track and Field Club

As if the “Lab” wasn’t enough since 2011 Jonathan has teamed up with the local community to make an impact for children between the ages 5 to 16.  Rock City Striders Track and Field Club is a community based non profit track and field program. Programs like this are hard to find anywhere. Not only is it one of its kind in Rockland County New York but it strives to enable children to develop their own athletic potential but to learn core life values. Some being: discipline, leadership, sportsmanship, responsibility and character! This program is found nowhere else in the track and field world! Core mission of this program is:
  • Rock City Striders mission and vision is to provide a quality program for each youth and their families through a constructive track and field experience that is based on individual development and performance.
  • To instill core values in each of our athletes that will ensure their success both on and off the track, with the support of parents and community; and to help improve the quality of life for both youth and families through physical fitness and health & wellness education.
 

Speed City Edition

All this workout.. getting fit talk got me loosing pounds just writing this blog! Okay okay let me hush up my non workout tail. However You all know my thing is fashion and guess what there’s an apparel line to go with all of this fitness fun!Speed City Edition was actually birthed by Jonathan’s own two wonderful children. the idea is for youth to collaborate with other athletes with great ideas to create and design workout apparel that appeals to them! Let’s be real we all love Nike, Puma, Adidas, reebok but how cool is for you tot design your own workout gear. This is so awesome because it elevates the youth mind and actually puts them in an entrepreneur mindset. So far Speed City Edition has done have done 5 collaborations with Bow Athletics, I Am Flight, and Chasin Greatness to name a few. These collaboration have been majorly successful.
  • This allows teens to have the opportunity to grow, learn, understand business values, earn money all while being creative at the sametime.
  • A platform to building na stronger youth within the community

Jonathan like to call this movement “For Youth by Youth”!

Speed City Edition 
Instagram: @speedcityedition
 
Are you feeling motivated yet? If not I can sure tell you I am! This is the type of things I love to read about. Jonathan and these companies are most definitely hidden gems right here in our own neighborhood! We need to elevate and uplift programs and business like this more often. I believe that we all get so fascinated with name brands and what’s currently trending, awhile there is something right in front of us! I want to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone including me and start striving to do something different, weather it is building a business, taking a course to learn something new, writing out goals of what you are going to accomplish.. or in my case start working out! 🙂  I want to Give my friend Jonathan a special thanks for allowing me to conduct this cover story on him and his businesses and if you are in the New York area hit him up for some training! None of us win if we don’t support!
Xo Happy Monday Divas
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More Than A Conqueror

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Romans 8:37

I stumbled upon this passage right when I needed it the most. As many of you know my godmother passed last month and it did take me by storm. When I returned home from her funeral my husband had the house clean bed made.. and this devotional sitting on my night stand by my side of the bed. I looked at it and smiled.. but looked closer and this scripture was right on the front cover. I knew this would be our spiritual premise for the month of February.

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I have faced many challenges and obstacles in my life and boy do I know there’s more to come. I just try to position myself where I am prepared for whatever is to come. I try to learn from what I have already gone through and apply it to the next situation.

So what is a conqueror? What does this word mean to you and how are you allowing God to conqueror your life?

  • To be honest I didn’t know what it meant to conqueror anything. I had never thought about my struggles as accomplishments and conquering them. Whenever a problem or a tasks arise something inside of me would kick into go mode, and to find a solution and execute! Well that all changed as I grew older, wiser and closer to God.
  • Conquering to me means achieving
  • I allow God to conqueror my life by listening to him daily. I have found that I have to be spiritually fed in order to maneuver through life. Daily I must subject myself to him. Because lord knows if I operate in myself I can do some serious damage, make unnecessary mistake etc.

Let’s conqueror this month divas! Be bold, be you and say true!

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Mali Music- More Than A Conqueror is the perfect song to meditate to this month. I once praised danced too this song and let’s just say.. Amen! To this day it still gives me that energy that I need when feeling low!

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Are you ready for these outfit details? You can pare black with anything, it’s a neutral! Since it has warmed up a bit here in Georgia i decided to keep my layers light but still warm enough for that cool breeze that bites yeah in the butt! My all black is from New York And Company. You have seen both the Gabrielle Union bow front sweater and my trusty black leggings… that I need to replace soon! I’m in love with crochet bishop sleeve cardigans.. can’t you tell? It’s from another one of my favorite online boutiques “Shein“! I have this cardigan in grey and red. It comes in several colors ranging from a charcoal grey, sage green and duty pink! My booties.. sorry ladies are so sold out.. I know they sold out within one week but I will leave you a similar pare down below.. To top this look off I added mr crown, from Bold Looks and Head Wraps! Mrs. Juanita hand makes each wrap and I am totally in love with them!


Bow front Sweater| Leggings | Bishop sleeve cardiganBooties

Headwrap

 

Xo Happy Fashion Divas!

Faith in Fashion

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

It’s Monday divas and I’m back with my Motivational Monday’s but I am switching this up to be called Fashion in Faith for 2019! If you’ve been following me on Instagram @emaneescloset you will know that I recently lost my godmother, friend, second mommy all of the above 2 weeks ago. So this Monday I am seeking positivity and rejuvenating my spirit.

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I decided that I would use this very well know scripture for today’s motivational Monday quote. Sometimes we need to get back tot he basics instead of complicating life and daily tasks. I am a strong believer of keep things simple… except my clothing lol. Sometimes when things become too hard.. so complicated  that when you need to stop and listen to the lord. How do you listen to God? It’s simple.. seriously just stop.. push out all the negative thoughts, your own thoughts.. this if’s ands, and but’s and allow God to live through you.. God speaks to us all differently and you have to learn to listen to him. This is when you allow God to lead in all things you do.

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No, it’s not always easy as we tend to just get up and do what feels right.. But who says what we are doing is right? Life gets hard and I have way to many testimonies where God seriously has given me the strength to get over many challenges. Everyday I pray with my husband, and before I go into work I pray again. I never know what that day is going to bring but I tell you one thing that prayer helps! I know you can relate, I’m sure you have gotten a call at work about something, a project stressed you out, a coworker was mean to you.. or even your lunch was nasty (okay maybe not) your child was bad at school, you got a flat tire.. The list goes on.. Divas call on him, he will give the strength to get through all things! Amen

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Have a good week divas I hope this uplifted you.

Need some motivation through music.. I love this song Called God Held me By Zacardi Cortez

Ladies I kept this outfit super simple and I shopped my closet. My jeans are of course form New York and Company. We all need a good boot cut jean and these were perfect and affordable. The honeycomb sweater is from who knows where I can’t remember that’s how long it’s been! But there are tons of these sweaters everywhere. Girls my blazer was gifted to me from a friend from church!! I love the colors and the print and the fabric is bomb! I have left a few of my favorite blazers below. Yawl already know where my booties are front! Shoedazzle of course. These fur babies are super comfortable ant hey have ribbons for laces..

XO Happy Fashion Divas.


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Jeans| Sweater | Blazer 1 | Blazer 2

5 objectives to beat time! Goal Series part 2

Hey divas… it’s that time again motivational Monday. Part 2to the goal series. Be honest do you like these types of blogs? I hon still like writing these blogs to help inspire myself just as much to inspire you. I have come along way I promise I will spill out my entire life story one of these days…. and I don’t care if you judge any of it because it has made me who I am today. As I am still growing and learning through this thing we call life, I continue to make life goals for my self weather they are short or long term.

Now ladies we are driven by time. Let’s be honest by the age of 16 you should’ve obtained your drivers license and had your first kiss. By the age of 21 you should’ve graduated college and fell madly in love with the star basketball player or an engineer nerd (hence I married an aerospace engineer) and landed your dream job. By 25 you either married your prince or bought a house and a year later you had a baby. By the age of 30 you now had your PHD if you are a book worm or you are a big CEO of a fashion company and are on the board of directors for a girls mentoring program and let’s not forget you love being active in church…. okay okay you get what I’m the truth is nothing goes our way and time definitely doesn’t wait for your specific plans or go according to them either.

I’ve had to learn to roll with whatever God and that day, year gave me. None of the above things happened for me in that way. Matter fact they all happened when I stopped thinking and focusing on what society said I should have now.

This weeks objectives:

  1. Stop looking and listening to what everyone else has
  2. Set a specific goal it must be clear and well defined and measurable .
  3. Don’t base your goals on time. Time is delicate and should not be waisted as we know it goes fast. So instead make attainable goals and jump! Starting today, even if starting means researching and writing down a step process, or figuring out what it is you’re going to do. A plan of action.
  4. Relevant: make
  5. Start telling yourself daily that you can,you will, be successful ( please note that we will be discussing that word successful in another blog as it’s often misunderstood.

Now what’s even more crazy is that I sat here writ g this blog for syou all and something told me to just google how to attainable, relevant and time. Girl get out of here. The way I have ordered mine are not in that order but clearly we can I’m onto something. Look at God won’t he do it!

Okay divas I leave you with this let’s kick time in the butt and put our pen to that paper our fingers to the keyboard and get started today! No more ifs ands or buts. I claim it that you are more than who you think you are.

Xo happy fashion divas.


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Dress | Shoes

#Be Encouraged

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.

Good Morning Divas,

Top of the week, and it’s Monday again. Not just any Monday but one to mke count and to enjoy! Even if it’s that same 9-5 job that you may be dreading, or are you stuck in morning rush hour traffic.. Maybe you didn’t have a good weekend, or simply you just don’t like Mondays.  I’m here to tell you simply take a deep breath, smile and thank God for another day.

Whatever maybe heavy on your heart, give it to God. Let go and let God. We are called to not live in fear. I too often find myself living in fear of being a failure, or being stuck in a  rut. This often leads to me being discouraged in what I have not accomplished or just how little I have accomplished.

The truth is we all have expectations of ourselves, our lives, what we should have or will obtain. However God does not operate on our time. His timeline is nothing compared to the small things we demand out of life. Get up make that pot of coffee or tea and be in encouraged in the lord for he will give you strength to push forward. You are already good but can only become great within him.

Be encouraged divas and have a good day!