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When: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Mercedes-Benz of Memphis

VIP Reception: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
General Admission: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

COME AND JOIN ME WHERE CULINARY ARTS, COCKTAILS, AND CREATIVITY COLLIDE.

Taste of Hope features delicious samples from Memphis’ favorite chefs and mixologists, a silent auction, open bar, wine pull, and more.

While enjoying the best of Memphis’s culinary scene, we raise our glasses to:

•Leading the fight for a world without cancer

•Preventing 2.1 million cancer deaths since 1991

•Promoting healthy lifestyles including eating right and staying active

2019 TASTING STATIONS

•Alchemy-Nick Scott
•Babalu Tacos & Tapas
•Cafe 1912-Chef Justin Hughes
•Celebrity Chef Almetria Turner the Healthy Budgetnista from Fit and Finally Free
•Green Girl
•Horseshoe Casino Tunica-Tammy Hansen
•Muddy’s Bake Shop-Kat Gordon
•Old Dominick Distillery
•Park + Cherry-Chef Phillip Dewayne
•Ponotoc Lounge-Chris Eure
•The Grecian Gourmet Taverna – JoBeth Graves
•Wok’n Memphis-Spencer Coplan

Purchase tickets here.
​https://www.tasteofhopememphis.org


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Fit and Finally Free is recognized as one of the Healthier Tennessee Workplaces by The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness.


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Lifestyle and Wellness Coach Almetria Turner is a RRCA Certified Running Coach,  RRCA Certified Race Director and is a RRCA member with the Memphis Runners Track Club. If you’re in need of a certified running coach or a certified race director to help you with organizing and promoting a race of any distance, send us an email at fitandfinallyfree@gmail.com for more information. 


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Almetria is a Certified S.A.I.L. Leader for the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability’s S.A.I.L. Program.

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is an evidence-based strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness are the single most important activity that adults can do to stay active and reduce their chance of falling.

Ask how your organization can bring this program for active  older adults to be taught at your healthcare facility, church, retirement community, nursing home, senior citzens center, or assisted living facility by emailing fitandfinallyfree@gmail.com or give us a call at 901-794-4438 for more information.


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Almetria is a Certified Silver Sneakers and Flex group fitness and functional fitness instructor in the areas of Yoga, Classic, BOOM Muscle, BOOM Move, Nutrition for Optimal Aging, Foundations, Cardio and Strength,  SAIL, Barre, Bootcamp and Indoor cycling. If your church, health  care facility, community center, senior citizens center, assisted living facility or retirement community is interested in starting an active older adults senior fitness program, please contact us at fitandfinallyfree@gmail.com or call 901-794-4438. 


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WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BECOME FINANCIALLY FIT WITH YOUR GROCERY BUDGET AND FIT IN YOUR KITCHEN FROM THE HEALTHY BUDGETNISTA?

Check out my new quick how-to guide without breaking the bank. PURCHASE AND DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY TODAY!

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How to Shop and Eat Healthy on a Budget. A Quick How-To Guide Without Breaking the Bank E-Book–May 1, 2017

by Almetria Turner (Author)

$9.99


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IMG_20180125_134451_116.jpgConverting to a healthy lifestyle can sometimes be overwhelming, but we’re here to help get you started by turning your kitchen into a FIT kitchen.

Most people do not know what foods are considered as being healthy versus what’s not. We can help you transform your pantry and refrigerator by educating you on which items to keep, give to your local food pantry, and which items are healthy versus unhealthy by  reading labels and hidden ingredients.

We can conduct our session via skype, telephone or in person. After the session, you will be given a list of healthy pantry and refrigerator staple items to always have on hand to create a simple but healthy meal. If local, we’ll box up and drop off your unopened foods to a local food pantry for you. This makeover can be a fun, educational and stress free process in learning how to eat healthier for you and your family.

Book your session today!


HAVE ALMETRIA COME SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT EVENT. 

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3 John 1-2

2 Dear friend, I pray that you are doing well in every way. I pray that your body is strong and well even as your soul is.

Welcome to Fit and Finally Free! I’m Almetria – an entrepreneur, food, fitness, and faith blogger, lifestyle and wellness coach, healthy foodie, author, certified fitness instructor, person as l trainer, running coach, race director and a marathoner. I am on a mission to live a fit and free life while helping others achieve their lifestyle and wellness goals. I have my certifications in running, race direction, indoor cycling, barre, personal training, Silver Sneakers Boom Muscle  Boom Move,  Yoga, Classic, Nutrition for Optimal Aging,  Foundations, SAIL (Stay Active for Independent Living), group exercise, boot camp, core and functional fitness, myofascial release foam rolling, adult and youth mental health first aid and congregational health promotion. I have several continuing education certificates dealing with diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Nutrition. 

Fit and Finally Free is a lifestyle and wellness  blog  and entity dedicated to inspire people how to live a healthy, holistic, and well-balanced life through food, faith, fitness, and fun. 

LIVE BEST LIFE

I’ve spent most of my life yo-yo dieting, doing quick fix diets, and eating food I didn’t like during the process. Food and other vices can sometimes be a coping mechanism for underlying issues that go unresolved. Temporary fixes never create permanent solutions. It only gives us false hope. I learned the hard way that changing my basic eating habits along with exercise, work and time management, becoming more socially and self aware was the only way to sustain and maintain a healthy weight loss, create balance, and build a strong mind, body and soul.

I want to teach you how to lead a healthy, well balanced life and becoming the person you’ve always wanted to be by the renewing of your mind and loving yourself from the inside out.

Feel free to scroll through my blog and website for inspiration, healthy recipes, cooking classes, fitness classes, upcoming events and seminars, books and resources, nutrition/fitness tips, work/life balance tips and services that will enable you in living your best life now!

60 thoughts on “WELCOME”

  1. To God be the glory for the marvelous thing He has done! I am extremely proud of you, Almetria! You continue to inspire. Always do you, my sistah! Much love!!!

  2. YAY! I’m so excited that your blog is up and running. I can’t wait to read more. Thank you for letting us peak into your lifestyle changes while helping us along the way.

  3. Congratulations Almetria I am so proud of you. Thanks for sharing and being an inspiration to me and others.
    Much Love ,
    Cookie

  4. Hello! I need help with my healthier journey. I can go all day with no appetite, as soon as the sun goes down, I want to eat everything!
    Another big problem for me is that I am on a very limited income. How do I healthy shop/ eat on $50.00 a week?

  5. Words cant express how happy I am for you friend! LIVES will be transformed and I cant wait to see where this will take you! Continue to let the Lord use you! Making the world fit one person at a time.

  6. Wow!!! You are one amazing woman. Your work is truly a testimony of what God can and will do! I love your blog. Thanks for being a blessing to others and me!

  7. I’m so happy that I came across your story. You have such a positive attitude about getting started again. Thanks

    1. Good morning Cynthia. Thank you for your kind words, posting and following my blog. Hopefully, you will find the inspiration and motivation you will need within yourself and will use my blog as a tool towards your success. Live and be well.

    1. Good morning Melissa. Thank you so much for stopping by. Yes, you can become fit by 40 if you set your mind to it and put in the work. I hope my blog gives you inspiration to keep pushing and pressing along the way. I look forward in your testimony and transformation. Live and be well.

  8. You have a miraculous story and I am motivated to keep at trying to get healthier. I am pre-diabetic and scared to death. My father had type 2 diabetes and I watched him suffer for many years and I do not want to go down that road. You have inspired me to exercise more, make better food choices and to be mindful that my body is Gods temple which needs to be taken care of.

    Thank you,

    Roz

  9. I need help I’m 39 years old have been over weight all my life and have felt like the outsider I don’t want to have the surgery could u please help me

  10. I just read your story on BWLW. Your story sounds so familiar to me only difference is you have lost the weight. I desperately need help. I am 53 years old.

  11. Hi. I read your story and this sounds pretty much like me. I would like help with my weight loss goal.

  12. Almetria, I’m 36yrs old and I feel defeated and I am lazy, I must say. Please tell me where and how to start.

  13. I’m so glad I found you. I’m on the journey however, I need to do a better job with eating a balanced diet. I’ll be watching

  14. Hi Almetria, your story is one of true courage (as well as encouragement) and acknowledging the devine we all possess and how we need to honour ourselves and our bodies.

    I am exactly where you were in 2010, however without the D diagnosis but it is an hereditary trait in my family. I am going through the first stage of the cleansing and purging stage. I’m ridding myself of relationships and beliefs that no longer serve me.

    So thank you so much for sharing your story, it is a glimpse at the journey that awaits me! Xxx

  15. Hi Almetria,
    Your story on Yahoo! Wins led me here, and truthfully, I wasn’t expecting the depth and quality of information and inspiration that I found. You are truly a positive on my own journey. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for reaching out to me and for your kind words. The intent of which I set out to do my blog was to be informative, transparent, to inspire and to uplift not only about weight loss but life in general. I hope you will continue to follow my blog and be able to gleam something from my posts. Live and Be Well!

  16. Hello Almetria,

    Read your story on Yahoo and I was really motivated and inspired. I’ve been struggling with my weight since birth and now that I am married, TTC and also approaching 40…I am determined more than ever to live a healthy lifestyle. I will definitely follow your health and weight loss tips. Thank you for being an inspiration. God Bless.

    1. Nguper, thanks for reaching out to me and for your kind words. You can achieve anything you set your mind to doing with the right mindset and if your heart and desire is truly in it. I wish you much success on your road to fit by 40 and I look forward in you sharing your progress with me. Live and Be Well!

  17. I am interested in the meal prep, what is the cost and caloric intake of your meals. Please contact if possible through my email. Thanks in advance.

  18. Hi Almetria
    My best friend forwarded your story to me.
    Thank you for sharing your story, recently on Wednesday March 3, 2016 I went to the Drs. office for a f/u visit on labs and was diagnosed w/hypertension and given an RX. Needless to say I was devastated. I bought the meds and a blood pressure monitor and have been monitoring my blood pressure regularly. I have so many questions, but most of all I want know how do I get off the meds. There’s been a misconception that once you’re on blood pressure meds you have to take them for the duration of life. I’d like to some direction. Claudia

  19. Hello Almetria,
    I am very happy for you and your success. I’m on a lifestyle changing mission as well and l’ve lost 15 pounds so far. I was empowered reading about your journey and thanks for all of your suggestions.

    Sincerely,
    Deanna

  20. Hey Deanna! Congrats on your weight loss. Losing 15 pounds is a huge accomplishment. Way to go! Looks like you’re well on your way into your journey and I’m looking forward in sharing with you and you sharing with me your successes and setbacks along the way. We’re both sure to have them, but as long as we are both moving forward, there’s no stopping us!

    Live and Be Well,
    Almetria

  21. What took me so long to check out your blog. You are great….inspirational and informative. I’m going to a regular reader. #Longtimefan

  22. Hello Almetria! My Name is Rebecca and i too have been Suffering since i was old enough to talk,From being called fat girl,big jawn,amd also lots choice profanities when it came to my weight,I now am 41 and 239 with a Multitude of Health Issues including Long QT with a ICD since 2013 my weight,health and overall life needs Everything you have to Offer,Im always in pain due to bad knees and bad back,i write these things not for sympathy but for genuine HELP,I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START,BUT THANKYOU YOU HUNNY AND IM SO THANKFUL THAT GOD IS USING YOU TO BE A BEACON OF LIGHT,HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR SO MANY PEOPLE,I PRAY TO GET THERE SOON ONE DAY,THANKYOU TRULY, REBECCA

  23. Just found your site and it’s a welcoming inspiration for me to keep on keepin on
    So my mantra is SEVENTY AND SASSY. Thanks

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