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    Woman Crush Wednesday: Camila Giorgi

    As the 32nd best player on the WTA circuit, the Italian sensation continues to serve up the right moves both on and off the court! It’s a second Camila in our regular feature, as Camila Giorgi follows Camila Cabello as my Wednesday Crush Wednesday. In truth, I couldn’t look anywhere else. Camila Giorgi broke onto the tennis scene as a fresh-faced 21-year-old at the 2013 US Open. Five years later, she’s being tipped for a terrific 2019. This is after rediscovering her form over recent months to match her career-best WTA ranking at #30 in the world in September.  Her accomplishments on the court include:  Reaching her first Grand Slam…

  • Health & Fitness

    Takes 2 Fitness: The Power Of 2

    TAKES 2 FITNESS IS NASHVILLE’S PREMIERE PERSONAL TRAINING GYM, SETTING THE BAR HIGH FOR FITNESS IN MUSIC CITY I did it! I successfully kicked-off my first week towards fitness with the help of Takes 2 Fitness in Nashville. When I decided it was time to get in shape, I knew it wouldn’t be an easy feat and I would need the support from my friends, family and access to a well-established, highly-rated Nashville gym. Lucky for me, Takes 2 Fitness has three convenient locations in the Nashville area, one being a few blocks from my office. Score!  This week, I visited their Downtown location three different times. Each time, the gym…

  • Health & Fitness

    My Big Fat American… Body

    Hey, it’s me again. No, not the informative and often hilarious (no commentary please) blogger from Listen! It’s Vetrano. It’s the voice from 2015 that reminded myself –and urged my readers– to ditch the ‘Fat Jeans‘ and get back into shape. Remember that voice? I hear it often and loud enough, so I assume you hear it on your end, too. From that 2015 holiday binge to now (2017), I’ve managed –with the help of carb overloading, gallons of rosé and countless hours of sitting on my ass, watching Housewives bicker– to reach an all time high in weight. A whopping 229 lbs fat, which is about 50 lbs from…

  • People

    Nashville Notables: Stephanie Waring, Juice Nashville

    Having just coming off my fourth 3-day juice cleanse from Juice Nashville, feeling better than ever, it’s only fitting to feature Music City’s healthiest hot spot. Stephanie Waring and her plethora of cold pressed juice blends are taking the Tennessee community by storm. As the first local juicery in town, Juice Nashville is more than just a place to grab the healthiest, most delicious cold-pressed goodness. Waring and her team of friendly faces are creating more. They’ve created a juice community that is growing by droves. Most of my trips to Juice Nashville’s location in The Gulch consist of grabbing one of my favorite cold beverage blends (Sing, Hot Stuff and Snap are…

  • Fat Jeans
    Health & Fitness

    Fat Jeans

    You know it, you loathe it. That dreaded moment when you reach in the back of your closet to grab the fat jeans you’ve been saving “just in case”. Then a few weeks later you realize that those fat jeans have suddenly become your skinny jeans. “Wait! Did I set the dryer too high?,” I silently convince myself. You’ve been there, right? Tell me I’m not alone in this. After a holiday filled with inappropriately shoveling food in my mouth as if my goal was to balloon up well beyond my goal weight, it’s time to put down the baked goods and carb overloaded delights and fit comfortably into my…

  • Health & Fitness

    Bernstein Cares: ‘Whole30’ 101

    Whole30: What is it, and what’s all the hype? Hello again! As I briefly mentioned in my first post, [read here] the Whole30, and the book that it comes from, called It Starts With Food, have been two of the most impactful tools that I have used on my own road to health. Two and a half years ago, coming off of my Titans Cheerleaders audition, it had been drilled into my subconscious that “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” Basically, the fewer calories the better, and egg whites and oatmeal (a ¼ cup) were staples. Between being fed that kind of information and my other issues with food,…

  • Food & Drink

    Nashville Notables: Avo RAWks

    When I first got wind that Jess Rice was opening Nashville’s first raw food eatery Avo, I could not wait to try some of the treats I’d seen featured on her blog My Poor Tired Liver. Following her journey from the –often times unhealthy– music industry lifestyle to a raw food chef and aficionado, Rice had seemed to master a variety of unique recipes that peaked my interest. So naturally when Avo opened its doors, I was one of the first in line to get a taste of their inventive menu. Walking into the basic, upscale cafeteria-styled space, I was intrigued at the items on the debut menu. My group ordered a salad,…

  • Health & Fitness

    Bernstein Cares: First Things First

    Hey everyone, Sara Bernstein here! Before we begin, let me just say how absolutely humbled and honored I am to have been invited into the wonderful Listen! It’s Vetrano family, and how excited I am to get to share something that I love so much with all of you. I want to dedicate my first post here on LIV to my story [you can read my bio here] to give y’all a little insight into who I am, how I got here, and why I’m so passionate about healthy living. I was only 17 years old when I left home and moved across the country to go to college in the big, oftentimes…

  • People

    Introducing: Sara Bernstein

    It’s been a minute since Listen! It’s Vetrano has welcomed a new writer and contributor to our growing family, but today I am excited to welcome Sara Bernstein to the site as our resident health and fitness guru. Sara will share her unique voice on health, food, beauty and more in her monthly column “Bernstein Cares,” which will debut next week on the site. Bernstein was raised in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, which is, among other things, known for consistently topping the charts each year as one of –if not the— fittest cities in the country. She grew up skiing and snowboarding in the winter, waterskiing and going to camp in the mountains in…

  • Food & Drink

    Feys Lift: Starch Smartch

    Dieting is probably the worst possible necessity of the season, but I have finally come to terms with it. Well… not all of it, but most of it. There are certain things we can all cut out of our daily meals and snacks and not miss at all. Especially when there’s some easy to prepare starch alternatives that are easy on the hips and don’t sacrifice the flavor. Here are three that I have created to mimic some of our favorite treats and will leave you saying “Ohmigah.” Baked Kale chips are better than potato chips. Seriously Cut your kale into bite-sized pieces and evenly cover in olive oil or vegetable oil. Salt…