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K. Aleisha Fetters, M.S., C.S.C.S., is a health and fitness writer and certified strength and conditioning specialist with the NSCA. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and she can usually be spotted in workout clothes and/or eating. She is an exercise research junkie, and the only thing she loves more than pumping iron is teaching other women to do the same.
Articles by K. Aleisha Fetters
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