Beauty Series Part 3: Eyebrows are Trending!

By Nancy Noreman Eyebrows on fleek? Overnight, eyebrows became the most important detail on your face. For years, eyebrows were overlooked, unless they were noticeably off, but now they have become the major focus, and for some people, a work of art. Ladies and gentlemen, read on. Yes, I said gentlemen. Men are not excluded from Eyebrow Management 101. Dramatic … Read More

Beauty Series Part 2: Laser Technology

By Nancy Noreman If we are lucky and blessed, it happens. We age. We look in the mirror, and the reflection is older. It is a bit saggy, and, yes, we need to squint to see it. Maybe that is a small blessing—we cannot see the minor imperfections. We pull the mirror closer and examine ourselves. We give a tug … Read More

Beauty Series Part 1: Hair Extensions

By Nancy Noreman Things that make you go hmmm…and question your sanity just a little. We have all witnessed it and then rubbed our eyes, questioning if we were correct. Wasn’t her hair short yesterday? I would swear that it was. In this case, it’s likely your memory is just fine, and the new ’do you are looking at is … Read More

Pregnancy: It’s All About the Baby (Don’t Sweat the Baby Fat)

By Nancy Noreman The female body is amazing! Pregnancy is the most incredible thing your body can do. Think about it—you are creating a whole new life! At the recent IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini & Physique competition, I spoke with quite a few women who were pregnant. Some asked questions about what to eat during their pregnancies … Read More

Fit & Single? By Nancy Noreman

By Nancy Noreman Scrolling through Instagram and Facebook, I see so many attractive “Single” people whose statuses advertise their lacking love life. I know many of them, especially some of the hottest women in the fitness industry, who are single and have so much to offer yet have the hardest time in the singles scene. Why are all these “great … Read More

Is a Bikini Contest a Beauty Pageant?

By Nancy Noreman Anyone who attends a bodybuilding or fitness event knows that the audience will be made up of the usual characters.  Those who feel they should get a free ticket because they’re gonna get their pro card this year; who have a contract with a prestigious supplement company that hasn’t even launched yet; who are rising contest prep gurus, living with … Read More

In Praise of the Pole: Nancy Noreman Loves Pole Fitness!

By Nancy Noreman Walking into my high school reunion after so many decades, I was bombarded with the big question: “Hey, Nance. What have you been doing?” My reply, “I’m a pole-dancing judge.”  “No, c’mon, seriously.…” All too often people pass judgment on things they know very little about, despite the old saying, ”Don’t judge a book by its cover.” … Read More

Gym Tour Series: Welcome to the East Coast Mecca

At the heart of the global fitness culture is the neighborhood gym.  It’s where men and women, of all shapes and sizes, go to pack on muscle, lose body fat, recover from injuries, or just blow off some steam.  Everyone’s goals are different, but we’re all bonded by the fundamental pursuit of self-improvement. As part of an ongoing series here at DigitalMuscle.com … Read More

Thinking of Competing? Nancy Noreman Talks Budget!

By Nancy Noreman How much does it cost to compete in your first amateur physique show? In the beginning, ignorance is bliss, but it can cost you!  Spending big bucks won’t guarantee you the winning trophy, and there are ways to cut expenses, especially when you are beginning your competition journey. You can spend as little as $500 or as … Read More

Do You Have the Fire to Compete?

As the NPC and IFBB have added new divisions, it’s been exciting to watch each in turn grow faster than a Chia Pet’s hair. In fact, there are more new-pro status changes on Facebook each year than there were pro cards given out in the entire decade of the 1990s. Is yours destined to be one of them? More to … Read More

Gym Rule #1:  Don’t Let Your Boyfriend Be Your Coach

One of the saddest things I’ve witnessed in my years in the fitness industry is what happens when young women blindly let their boyfriends become their coaches. I’m talking about beautiful girls who follow their meathead lovers to the gym and the disastrous results to which it leads. They’ll do anything their guy suggests without asking questions—until it’s too late. … Read More