Hope everyone is excited about what 2014 has in store for them! I AM!


ANYTIME FITNESS – MCCALLA, 4955 McAdory School Rd, McCalla, AL 35111


YMCA of Tuscaloosa County, 2405 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL  35401

This Week’s Training, Teaching, & Event Schedule is As Follows:

Keeping Up with Candice Maria


It’s time to BOOST your Workout Routine!



with me


Anytime Fitness McCalla

JANUARY 1 – 27, 2014

Stop by the Information table by the Personal Trainer Office to select the class that will best meet your specific fitness goals for 2014!

*Look for your FREE Trial Session PostCard in the mail*

Get Ready for…..

28 Days that Will Change Your Life

The 28 ARBONNE Essentials Day Detox Boot Camp Launch

January 3 – 31, 2014

Set your intentions for a healthier NEW YOU in 2014! Lose old habits and build a foundation for success!

Visit the ARBONNE Store at Anytime Fitness McCalla or Contact me via phone or email to register!

Registration is ONLY $25 to receive my 28-Day Detox e-book and daily journal + the cost of your ARBONNE Essentials Kit!

Working out is ALWAYS Better with Friends!

TEAM UP to Lose 10 – in – 10 while competing for Cash Prizes from the

Alabama Dept. of Health!

It’s Scale Back Alabama at Anytime Fitness-McCalla!


Stop by the information table by the Personal Trainers Office to Register your Team!

I am looking for 10 People to be Team Captains! 

Official Weigh-In will begin January 18-24, 2014

and lastly….

The Launch of the Spring 2014 “Share My Journey” Contest

What’s your Story? Don’t forget to send in your submissions between January 1 – 31, 2014 to be considered for my Spring 2014 “Share My Journey” Contest. Winners not only receive a FREE Month of PT Sessions with me at either Anytime Fitness* or YMCA of Tuscaloosa County* as I prepare for the NPC & SNBF 2014 Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, & Bikini Competition Season, but also winners will be invited to a front row seat to all of my shows during the 2014 Competition Season!

*Membership at either facility is required to enter contest*

Share my journey to the stage and beyond by sharing your story with me so that I can inspire you to chase your dreams in 2014!

 ~ Blessings ~

Candice Maria

Amateur Fitness Athlete | USATF Running Coach | Personal Trainer | Writer | Creative Director of The CapoKinesis Method



The 2013 Year End Update

Welcome to the Introductory edition of AnyTimer Life: Your Monthly Source for Everything That’s Happening with me and the personal trainer team at Anytime Fitness in McCalla!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays AnyTimers, Clients, and Friends!

The end of 2013 is here and we have tons of exciting activities going on at Anytime Fitness in McCalla for you in 2014 and we would hate for you to miss out on all of the FIT and FABULOUS FUN! ~ Candice, Cory, & Wayne, your Anytime Fitness Personal Trainers

December 2013 Happenings:

December 2013 Countdown to Christmas: Client Appreciation Month

During the Month of December names were drawn from our pool of awesome personal and group fitness training clients for daily prizes! Below is our list of winners that can be found by clicking on the picture below:


Each Winner Received  a special gift from their individual personal trainer!

January 2014 Happenings:

Grand Opening of The ARBONNE Nutrition Store

Let me help you meet your personal nutritional needs at Anytime Fitness – McCalla with the Arbonne Essentials™ Nutrition Supplement line. Stop by and shop with me today to order products or send an email to candicehubbard@gmail.com to set up a Nutrition Consultation.

Launching Series One of The ARBONNE 28 Day Detox Nutrition Boot Camp Program

January 3rd through 31st receive  guidance, accountability partners, a cleansing nutrition plan with product recommendations, personal trainer guided workout and fit tips for 28 days to help cleanse and detox your body and set your intentions for a successful and healthy 2014!  We will discuss goal setting and strive to meet those goals in 28 days. Prizes will be awarded to those who complete the program and meet their goals! Register on or before Jan. 1, 2014! Fee: $25

New Group Fitness & Education Classes

Taste n’ Talk Tuesday – a formal 30 minute nutrition Q & A class. Register in advance each month and submit questions about nutrition that I will formally research answers for and discuss during the class session as well as prepare and share a healthy meal idea while you have a chance to sample the nutrition supplements from the Arbonne Store and place orders. – Class attendance fee: $25/ month Classes will take place on Tuesdays at 6pm
BodySculpt – a 30 Minute Strength and conditioning circuit class: Class registration fee is $32/month  (members) or $40/month (non-members) Class will take place on Wednesdays at 5:15pm


The Statewide Scale Back Alabama Contest for 2014

To support Alabama’s Mission to get Alabamian’s Healthier in 2014 we are doing our part at Anytime Fitness McCalla! Create a team of four people and join us the week of January 18 through 24 for the official weigh-in!  Each team will compete to Lose 10 in 10! 10 Pounds in a 10 Week Period and be entered to win CASH Prizes from the State Health Department! We will be hosting kick-off activities beginning on the 16th of January with a FREE Zumba Fitness Party! Stop by the gym for more details or contact me at candicehubbard@gmail.com or visit www.scalebackalamama.com

dancing through my journey

My Official Launch of the Spring 2014 “Share My Journey” Contest

*ANYTIMERS ONLY: Do you have a story to share? Need an extra boost to get you to the next level in your fitness journey? Create a brief YouTube Vlog (Video Blog) Post about your fitness goals and where you are in your current Fitness Journey! Inbox the link to your Vlog Fitness Journey Post to candicehubbard@gmail.com by January 31, 2014 for a chance to win a FREE Month of Personal Training sessions with me, Candice Maria / Fitness Model at Anytime Fitness McCalla as I prepare for my 2014 NPC and SNBF Figure competition season, along with other prizes as well as be featured on my AnytimerLife Monthly Blog Updates as an Ambassador for Wellness!

Will you be 1 of 3 lucky winners in 2014!? Winners will be announced in February, Training begins in March!

share your journey

So, week one has come to a close on my 12 Week Journey to the best body of my entire life! My goal is to prepare my body for possible figure modeling. I am not looking to be “bullky-man-girl” body, but lean, definition for bikini/underwear/fitness gear modeling. So the following is an over view of the work outs I completed this week and a summary of my current nutrition.


  • 400 Meter Run
  • Bench Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Bent Over Barbell Row: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Skull Crushers : 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Barbell Curl : 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Ab Crunches on the Ball: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • Knee-Tuck Cruch on the Ball: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • Side-Plank Oblique Crunch: 3 Sets of 12 Reps (each side)
  • 1-minute Plank
  • Flow-Sequences 1 through 4 of #TheCapoKinesisMethod (www.thecapokinesismethod.com)


  • 400 Meter Run
  • Barbell Squat: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Stiff leg Dead lift: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Leg Extension: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Lying Leg Curls: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Standing Calf Raises: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Lying Leg Raises: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Lying Leg Raises: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
  • Taught a 5:30 PM Zumba Fitness Class


dancing through my journey


  • Dumbbell Chest Press: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
  • Bent over Dumbbell Row: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
  • Skull Crushers: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • Bicep Curls: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
  • Lying Leg Raises: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
  • Attended Cross Fit Class: Worked on technique for Clean and Press and Snatch
  • Taught 2:30 PM ZumbAtomic Kidz Fitness Class
  • Taught 6PM Indoor Cycle-Circuit Class

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  • Cardio Day: 3 Mile Pre-Independence Day Fun Run

3mile ymca


Cardio Day: Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta: 10K/6.2 Miles in 1:06:26



Rest Day: Admiring my Results: Dropped from 151 to 148 this week! 😉



Double-duty: hitting upper and lower body today!

  • 400 Meter Run
  • Lateral Raises: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Triceps Push Downs: 3 Sets of 12 Resp
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Cable Curls: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Deadlift: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Dumbbell Lunges: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Dumbbell Shrugs: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Decline Crunches: 3 Sets of 15 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Hyperextensions: 3 Sets of 15 Reps

Total Distance Running this Week: 23.4 K = 14.54 Miles


running in any weather


My nutrition this week, consisted of low carb (not no carb), high protein meals. Tons of water and natural fat burners, such as caffeine (black coffee), and a treat I put together called Cayenne-Citrus water. Also, fiber-rich foods were incorporated as well as they keep you feeling full and regular 😉 which helps keep your abdomen from bloating.I also continue to take a multi-vitamin as supplementation for any nutrients I may not receive from my diet. The following are pictures of the types of food I ate:


Panera Bread Special Order: Shrimp Salad w/o the Roll


Zoe’s Kitchen Special Order: Grilled Chicken Sandwich w/o the Sandwich or fixings (Meat and Veggies only)


Pre-Workout Protein Packed Energy NutriBullet


Pantry Protein Pack: Raw Peanuts, Almonds, Pine Nuts, and Cashews


Tuna and Egg White Mash-Up


Cayenne-Citrus Water

The Journey Continue to Week 2

~ Candice “The Wellness RN”


Ok, so I am starting a 12-Week Journey to acheiving the best body I’ve ever had! I have decided to publically journal bits and pieces of my journey here in hopes to encourage others to making better choices about their health and well-being! I will not post everyday, but for the most part once a week as I want to keep the bulk of the knowledge and research I gather from my journey for my upcoming publication. 😉


Sunday: Day 1 Workout


  • 400 Meter Run
  • Bench Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Bent Over Barbell Row: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Skull Crushers : 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Barbell Curl : 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • 400 Meter Run
  • Ab Crunches on the Ball: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • Knee-Tuck Cruch on the Ball: 3 Sets of 12 Reps
  • Side-Plank Oblique Crunch: 3 Sets of 12 Reps (each side)
  • 1-minute Plank
  • Flow-Sequences 1 through 4 of #TheCapoKinesisMethod (www.thecapokinesismethod.com)


Day 1 Week 1: Diary of a Fitness Model 12-Week Program



Sunday: Day 1 Nutrition

  • Raisins (1 snack pack)
  • Egg Whites (1 cup)
  • Tuna (plain) (2 cups)
  • NutriBullet (blueberries, raw almonds, raw peanuts, and pine nuts, almond milk, goji berry powder, chia seed powder, maca and cacao powder)
  • Black Coffee (1 cup)
  • Water (1-2Liters)


One of my all time favorite pastimes is bulk grocery shopping at my local health foods store.

Today, I restocked my collection of raw organic nuts and seeds. In the above photo is my collection I lovingly call my “pantry protein pack” . Each item in this container packs 10 to 12 grams of protein per serving, along with other essential nutrients such as healthy fats and complex carbohydrates. These key elements keep you feeling fuller longer, supports your muscles, and internal organs.


I typically take a serving of each nut or seed and mix it in a cup as shown above. Shake it up, turn up, and enjoy. Perfect for pre and post workout snacks, on the go busy lifestyles, or even if you missed a meal.

In my protein pantry you will find the following:
– raw organic cashews
– raw organic sunflower seeds
– raw pine nuts
– raw sliced almonds
– raw unshelled peanuts

Continue to follow this blog for more healthy living tips!

Because Your Health Matters! 😉

Candice “The Wellness RN”

The Vulnerability of a Runner

Physical exhaustion, depleting lung capacity, sore muscles and fatigue. We are delicate beings, especially at the closing in of the finish line of a marathon or even a half marathon. So the audacity of a human being to plant explosives at the finish line of an endurance race is beyond inhumane, its down right evil.


As a first time half marathoner earlier this year, I know first hand the mere terror of experiencing complications such as severe bronchospasms and wheezing as I closed in for my first half marathon finish. My biggest fear is that my whole throat would close up on me and I’d completely stop being able to breath. I don’t have asthma, but have heard reports of people having asthma attacks at the end of such races. To push the human body to such limits of vulnerability and have someone literally attempt to take your life is beyond terrifying. It’s one thing to feel like you’re dying from shortness of breath, but to literally be blown to pieces is an image no runner ever wants to imagine at their finish line experience, whether its their first or 100th time running.


Praying for the families and runners effected by the Boston Marathon Explosion. Its disgraceful, that cowards must attack innocent by-standers and athletes because of whatever spite they have against our country or politics. People who are weapon-less and can’t even defend themselves lose their lives over a disagreement that has nothing to do with them. It rips my heart into pieces and almost makes me afraid to hit the pavement for another race, for fear that this may become a trend. As much as I love running, this is simply not fair.

run in the rain

I will run again…..because I know who I serve and who holds my future. The running community will fight back and we will survive! This storm of terror will pass!


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run in the rain



In preparation for my next running event, I found myself faced with the obstacle of staying in and “treadmill” training or embracing these past two days of rain with a practice run in the rain. I’ve trained in cold 30-40 degree weather and hot sun, even got caught in the rain after starting a run in fairly mild weather. However, today was a little different. Mother nature was testing me, to see how prepared I was to call myself a “true runner” and “half marathoner”! So as I starred at the window for two days watching this rain, on day two I decided I had had enough. Even if I only do a super short run, I’m getting out there in it!


push your limits



So needless to say, I only did about 3km in the rain; a run is better than no run at all in my book. Plus, it wasn’t your typical spring time light drizzle, but not storming either, more like a shower, but it felt good. I am glad I did it. It was very refreshing and rejuvenating. Today being Easter Sunday for most, for me I consider it Resurrection Sunday,and this rainy run felt like I had resurrected and refreshed my body for training. I felt like a champion, a winner, a road race-half marathon finisher! It made me remind myself, what if it rains on race day? are you going to quit? drop out of the race? NO! You’re going to get out there and just RUN!

running in any weather


So I say all this to conclude that a true runner knows no limits and Running knows no season! As a matter of fact, its always in season. Rain, Sun, Snow, or just plain ice cold. Weather is no object when you’re a Runner! And you know you’re a true Runner when….

train hard


Until the Next Time

~Gone for a Run~



“If you can’t fly, then run; If you can’t run, then walk; If you can’t walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Like LIFE, this quote can also be applied to running or any other sports activity one may engage in. You have to start somewhere and continue to move forward from that point.

On Sunday, March 17th (St. Paddy’s Day!) I participated in my very first half  marathon!finishline 

In preparation for my first half marathon, I did an atypical training regimen. I completed short distance runs, cross-trained with my favorite martial art, which is Capoeira, and maintained flexibility with hot yoga. I also practiced foot fitness because I have a chronic ankle sprain that has not fully healed since August of 2012. Listed below is how I prepared to earn the title of “half marathoner” and “Got 13.1!”

Short endurance training runs: During the months preceding my first race, I completed a series of short distance runs, ranging from various amounts of time and/or distance.

Cross-training: To build muscular strength and flexibility I regularly practiced Capoeira, yoga, pilates and the willPower Method, with occasional weight lifting.

Prayer: Yes, prayer and support from friends, family, and even pure strangers on race day is a big part of the training process. But also supporting yourself as well, you have to be willing to be self-motivated to push yourself to run that extra mile, to put on your running gear after a long 13 hour nursing shift and put in a quick 20 minutes on the treadmill or waking up an extra hour earlier before preparing for a long commute to work or school to get a quick run in before another hectic day starts. That takes personal willPower, determination, faith, and strength. It was accomplished for me through prayer and a love for improving myself physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

Getting to 13.1 in 2:42:41


So far my “running” future and my #rundreams are bright! I have several half-marathons in my radar to train for and I was just selected to run in one of the largest running events in the U.S. Atlanta’s premier road race the Peachtree Road Race. This race isn’t a half marathon or even a marathon, but a 10K. However, don’t sleep on this particular 10K as it brings runners from as far as Africa and other parts of the world together in one U.S. city to run together for approximately 6 miles on the 4th of July, our nations Independence Day. Talk about a cultural experience! It’s going to be a beautiful celebration!

Until Next Time…Gone for a Run!


Feel The Ritmo (Rhythm) 

“The flame of this beautiful art is now in your hands. You can dampen it, you can burn yourself or your brothers and sisters, or, afraid of its heat, you can let go of it. I hope that you take good care of your Capoeira and kindle this fire alive and powerful, enlightening your life.”

– Mestre Accordeon

Eu sou Capoeira (I am Capoeira). Capoeira is a very special martial art and practice near and dear to my heart. The background of its historical origins alone, fascinate and empower me to continue to practice regardless of what level of ability my physical body is in. Once you realize that each person’s Capoeira is individual to the person who has taken hold of its fundamentals, you take ownership of your physical ability to play the game on your own level and not the level of the opponent that you play against.

Capoeira is about respect and family. Fellow Capoeirsitas are our brothers and sisters in this family. Capoeira is an art composed of balance, a delicate rhythm of dancing and fighting, a rhythm and flow joined together simultaneously  in to one fundamental movement and goal. It’s a conversation between brothers, sisters, and friends. Capoeira is heritage and culture.

In Capoeira, every word in the conversation begins and ends with a signature greeting, a fundamental movement called the Ginga. It is vital that every practicing Capoeirista finds their signature Ginga, because it becomes their rhythm and balance for the jogo (the game) in which we play in the roda (circle). The roda is the center piece of the Capoeiristas conversation when they play the jogo de Capoeira!


Below is a of video of some of my Capoeira practice, when I am unable to make it to our group training sessions. I mainly focus on my fundamentals when I practice solo. Especially working on my Ginga!

Descriptions of the Movements Seen in the Video (Wikipedia):


The ginga (pronounced jinga; literally: rocking back and forthto swing) is the fundamental movement in capoeira.Capoeira Angola and capoeira regional have distinctive forms of this movement. In Angola, ginga is a very free and individualistic, while in regional the ginga has a more structured look. In most Regional schools, the ginga is learned the same way until the aluno advances to a certain level and begins to develop their own style of using it.[1] Both are accomplished by maintaining both feet approximately shoulder-width apart and then moving one foot backwards and then back to the base, describing a triangular ‘step’ on the ground.

Ginga movement is done to prepare the body for other movements such as evading, feinting and even delivering attacks. The ginga keeps a capoeirista in constant motion, making them a frustrating target for a forward-advancng opponent,.[1] It also provides a synchronization of the arm movement in such a way as to either avoid and slip under attacks. The torso and legs are usually low to assist in evading high kicks and balance. As there is not a static position to the ginga its speed is usually determined by the toque or rhythm that is played by the bateria. The Ginga is also capoeira’s most recognized movement. Very few martial arts employ a constant rhythmic movement that matches the ginga.


A series of side to side feints done with the torso to deceive the opponent, throw off their timing, and make it harder for them to track the centerline. In a similar manner as a speedskater, the bodyweight is shifted from one leg to the other in a slight lateral hopping/sliding motion while the arms move in a similar fashion as they do during the ginga. The balança is usually done from the forward ginga and is also known as the Cavalo. As with other movements in capoeira, all types of kicks, handstrikes, or headbutts can be executed unexpectedly from the movement.


One of the simplest defense movements. With the feet flat on the ground the player squats with the knees to the chest so as to close the body and covers the side of the torso and head with one hand while the other is flat and to the side for support.

Another variation of this involves squatting with the balls of the feet on the ground and arms crossed in front and above the face.

The Capoeira Journey Never Ends…

Another fundamental aspect of my Capoeira Journey outside of my training classes with my Professor has been the precious experiences and gems(tips) I have gathered from fellow more advanced Capoeiristas in my group and members of other groups as well, because we are all one big family with a common goal. The individuals listed below have encouraged and motivated my journey in some way.

My Capoeira Familia ~ Capoeira Passo a Frente

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“Everyone has their time. You’re doing well.” ~Aldanie ~ Macaquinho ~ Capoeira Passo a Frente


“If you ever need help with practicing any movements outside of class, let me know. Here’s a reminder to keep training (gives bracelet with ‘Eu Sou Capoeira’ written on it)~Regata ~ Capoeira Passo a Frente


“Everything begins and ends with Ginga, work on your Ginga. Use Ginga and movements like Balança to buy yourself time in roda, if you are having trouble thinking of the next attack movement you want to execute.” ~ Canhoa ~ Capoeira Maculele


“You have your Capoeirista nombre….Sorriso…nice..I agree….Now you get to play the Jogo with a sense of purpose !!! ….You owe me a roda.”  …. “I expect to see you pulling off this move pretty soon.” Feijao ~ Grupo Capoeira Axe ~ Virgin Islands 


~ Obrigada todos ~ Beijos~ Axe’ ~


batizado sorriso