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Mar 13, 2019

This 2-part interview with Alex Mazzurco will flood you with more a-ha moments than you can imagine. Alex was an active figure competitor and killing it in the gym, until she very suddenly hit a brick wall with her health. Weight gain and fatigue were just the beginning of her body just plain giving out on her. Learn how she took a year to HEAL from the inside out and now is thriving both physically and emotionally. This interview will teach you so much about the importance of self-care and self-LOVE. Fitness should be FUN not punishment. Be sure to listen to both parts of this 2-part episode!

Mar 13, 2019

This 2-part interview with Alex Mazzurco will flood you with more a-ha moments than you can imagine. Alex was an active figure competitor and killing it in the gym, until she very suddenly hit a brick wall with her health. Weight gain and fatigue were just the beginning of her body just plain giving out on her. Learn how she took a year to HEAL from the inside out and now is thriving both physically and emotionally. This interview will teach you so much about the importance of self-care and self-LOVE. Fitness should be FUN not punishment. Be sure to listen to both parts of this 2-part episode!

Jan 31, 2019

You will love this 2-part interview with Hanah Jamroz, aka The Ripped Barbie on instagram. Hanah, a former Crossfit competitor and owner of several fitness businesses, shares her journey from competing and overtraining to finding her fitness sweet spot, and turning that into a business that is changing the lives of thousands of women every month. Be sure to tune in to both parts of this awesome 2-part interview, this is PART 2.

Jan 31, 2019

You will love this 2-part interview with Hanah Jamroz, aka The Ripped Barbie on instagram. Hanah, a former Crossfit competitor and owner of several fitness businesses, shares her journey from competing and overtraining to finding her fitness sweet spot, and turning that into a business that is changing the lives of thousands of women every month. Be sure to tune in to both parts of this awesome 2-part interview! 

Jan 17, 2019

You've probably heard a lot of talk lately about the Keto Diet. And you may have thought it's yet another "FAD diet". The truth is, the keto approach to eating, and the benefits from the body being in ketosis have been known for decades by many. Tune into this interview with Thom King, author of the new book, Guy Gone Keto. You'll learn a LOT about what the keto approach to eating is and why it's so beneficial for the gut, and why it might be a positive choice for you. This is a 2-part episode so be sure to listen to both!

Jan 17, 2019

You've probably heard a lot of talk lately about the Keto Diet. And you may have thought it's yet another "FAD diet". The truth is, the keto approach to eating, and the benefits from the body being in ketosis have been known for decades by many. Tune into this interview with Thom King, author of the new book, Guy Gone Keto. You'll learn a LOT about what the keto approach to eating is and why it's so beneficial for the gut, and why it might be a positive choice for you. This is a 2-part episode so be sure to listen to both!

Jan 7, 2019

If you've struggled with acne as an adult, or a teen, or if you have a teen struggling with acne, you know the frustration and emotional distress that can occur. The traditional "fix" for acne issues is typically going to involve drugs and possibly harsh topicals. In this interview with Dr. Nick Delgado, he explains in great detail how acne is caused by hormonal imbalance and often is tied to estrogen dominance (in both men and women) and can be greatly reduced by balancing those hormones. You will be schooled in a big way during this chat, and loving what you learned about hormones- around the acne issue and just hormonal balance in general. This is part 2 of a 2-part episode! Enjoy!

Jan 7, 2019

If you've struggled with acne as an adult, or a teen, or if you have a teen struggling with acne, you know the frustration and emotional distress that can occur. The traditional "fix" for acne issues is typically going to involve drugs and possibly harsh topicals. In this interview with Dr. Nick Delgado, he explains in great detail how acne is caused by hormonal imbalance and often is tied to estrogen dominance (in both men and women) and can be greatly reduced by balancing those hormones. You will be schooled in a big way during this chat, and loving what you learned about hormones- around the acne issue and just hormonal balance in general. This is part 1 of a 2-part episode! Enjoy!

Dec 7, 2018

"You're not sick because you're fat. You're fat because you are sick." One of the best quotes out of this 2-Part interview with Cristina Curp, of The Castaway Kitchen blog and the new amazing cookbook, MADE WHOLE: More Than 145 Anti-Inflammatory Keto-Paleo Recipes to Nourish You From the Inside Out. 

 

We talk about Cristina's past, and how her health issues led her to doctor after doctor after doctor with no success.  It wasn't until SHE finally took the reins and began pushing back and changing her lifestyle and her diet that her body began to HEAL. 

 

You will love learning from Cristina in this interview and you will definitely want to get the cookbook- it is divine!!! Tune in to both parts of this 2-part episode now!

Dec 7, 2018

"You're not sick because you're fat. You're fat because you are sick." One of the best quotes out of this 2-Part interview with Cristina Curp, of The Castaway Kitchen blog and the new amazing cookbook, MADE WHOLE: More Than 145 Anti-Inflammatory Keto-Paleo Recipes to Nourish You From the Inside Out. 

We talk about Cristina's past, and how her health issues led her to doctor after doctor after doctor with no success.  It wasn't until SHE finally took the reins and began pushing back and changing her lifestyle and her diet that her body began to HEAL. 

You will love learning from Cristina in this interview and you will definitely want to get the cookbook- it is divine!!! Tune in to both parts of this 2-part episode now!

 

 

Nov 22, 2018

Imagine what would be possible if each woman felt confident in her natural body, knew she was enough, trusted her intuition, & was empowered to live her truth. This interview with author and coach Simi Botic will change the way you see yourself forever. 

Nov 12, 2018

You've probably heard a lot about cortisol, but do you really understand it? Today's 2-part episode is an in-depth discussion on cortisol with Dr. Lane Sebring. You'll learn what cortisol is, why it's important for health, for weight loss, and for overall wellness. You'll understand how cortisol can get too high or too low, and what to do about either situation, by changing diet, sleep and your lifestyle. In today's fast paced world, this episode is going to provide truth bombs galore for so many that are affected by low or high cortisol and don't even know it.

In this episode you'll learn:

  • Why cortisol is the most important hormone in the body.
  • How cortisol works with your adrenal glands.
  • How stress affects cortisol production.
  • Why addressing the health of your adrenals matters so much to fix your cortisol issues.
  • How cortisol affects fat loss.
  • Immediate tips for how to improve your cortisol.
Nov 12, 2018

You've probably heard a lot about cortisol, but do you really understand it? Today's 2-part episode is an in-depth discussion on cortisol with Dr. Lane Sebring. 

Sep 18, 2018

Vivica Menegaz is the owner of The Nourished Caveman and the creator of “The Healing Foods Method” program. She works with the ketogenic diet for both weight loss and therapeutic purposes, as she believes the ketogenic diet is capable of so many health benefits if done properly.

In part 1 of our interview, Vivica talked about her fitness journey, why she opted to heal herself, and how great the ketogenic diet was for her health issues. Today, Vivica shares how she manages her “cheat days” in Italy, why she’d rather have sugar than dairy or gluten, and what “Paleo” means for her.

 

" Paleo is supposed to be eating like our Paleolithic ancestors.”  - Vivica Menegaz

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What foods does she cheat with in Italy?
  • Why sugar is the lesser evil compared to dairy and gluten.
  • What does Paleo mean for her?
  • Her strong stance against processed and manufactured products.
  • Does how much you eat still matter?
  • The three important pillars in forming a healthy eating habit.
  • Why is ketosis advantageous for weight loss and health?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • What you eat can either make you sick or make you healthy.
  • We shouldn't find a diet that encourages us to gorge.

 

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Sep 17, 2018

Vivica Menegaz is blogger, nutritionist, and well-known ketogenic cookbook author. One of the reasons she loves the ketogenic diet is due to how it let her bounce back from a pre-diabetic state. She didn’t like the advice given by doctors and certainly never accepted her health problems as part of the aging process. She studied nutrition and learned under Dr. Deborah Penner, a person Vivica says pushed her into a career that just happened to be her calling.

In part 1 of our interview, Vivica joins us to talk about how she embarked on her health and fitness journey and  her many struggles. We also discuss why she became adamant about helping herself and the many lessons she learned from her self-taught experience.

 

"It's your own problems and health challenges that lead you to become an expert in certain things.” Vivica Menegaz

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she started eating healthier.
  • How research in nutrition led her to the ketogenic diet.
  • How refusing to go the path her mom and grandma took became her stepping stone.
  • Why she'd rather study thyroid and adrenal as her specialty than female hormones.
  • Are women particularly vulnerable to adrenal and thyroid problems?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Inform yourself, educate yourself, and make your own decisions.

 

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Sep 16, 2018

Mark Crabtree is a trainer and founder of Ignite Fitness Inc. Mark has plenty of certifications under his belt including being a certified athletic trainer for professional athletes. He drew his fitness inspiration from Arnold Schwarzenegger, which made him want to get stronger and get bigger muscles. He decided to learn more about training and rehab when his doctor said a previous shoulder injury, which he got from training, was fine yet he still felt pain. He has since become the kind of trainer athletes don’t want to see, as frequent visits meant something’s wrong with their body.

Today, Mark gives his insight on the difference between training a professional athlete vs a typical fitness enthusiast, why he believes in Minimum Effective Dose, and his tips on how to maintain the body people worked hard to get.

"Doing less but doing it more effectively actually speeds up results and gets you there significantly quicker.” Mark Crabtree

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between pros and amateur athletes is the preparation they do before their activity. Most pros require some taping or some extra cushioning in vital areas especially when it comes to contact sports.
  • Typical fitness enthusiasts may also choose to do what pros do before their training to help prevent injury.
  • Your fitness philosophy, what you think, is important matters when knowing what kind of training you should be focusing on.
  • The minimum effective dose helps you get to your goals and still live your life outside the gym.
  • Most people like to go for a run first before they start lifting. Running is an advanced exercise which is hard for the body if you're a beginner.
  • When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, change a few things slowly and gradually transition into what you can sustain for long term.
  • Most workouts Mark advocates take less than 30 minutes after warmup, something most people don't think works but actually does.
  • People are drawn to go back to the way they always ate, but they have to adjust to their new normal if they want to keep their gains.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fitness is a journey, not a short 12-week thing.
  • The middle of the road process is the fastest way to get where you want to be.
  • Fitness is supposed to make your life better and more enjoyable.

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Sep 15, 2018

Last episode, Dai Manuel gave us a slice of his life discussing his experience being an obese kid with a BMI of 40 at the age of 14. He told us what he did to change his life, the kind of hard work he pursued to become a healthier and fit person, and his advice on the kind of lifestyle people should strive to achieve. He also believes nutrition should make up a bigger part of the school curriculum to help prevent or at least reduce child obesity.

In part 2 of our episode, Dai talks about the difference between knowledge and wisdom when it comes to fitness, his Five Pillars, why he wrote The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto, his opinion on social media, and how you should always hang out with people who strive to be better.

 

“I don't train as hard as I used to but I train smarter than I used to.” Dai Manuel

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Dai absorbed knowledge like a sponge when he was a kid but he ended up quantifying his health too much. Dai now believes it’s all about how you feel, function, and should be focused on quality over quantity.
  • His book allows the reader to envision their life like a home. The foundation is health and the pillars supporting it are fitness, faith, finances, family, and fun.
  • He wrote his book because people overcomplicate life and his book teaches people to look at life from a simpler perspective.
  • Dai believes "Fitness is the extension from which you can directly improve your health."
  • When it comes to social media, it’s one thing to show your idea thru your actions and it’s another to simply shout the message.
  • When it comes to information, the one who shares their idea should be mindful of two things: How to project the information and how people would interpret them.
  • Social media should be used to lead, not to push.
  • Dai believes in the idea of mindfulness and says at least five minutes of mindfulness should be done by everyone. Just 30 minutes of mindfulness a day “is an investment that's gonna pay dividends for a long time.”
  • People should take time to be present in the now, to pause and think things through. They should learn to respond and not react.

Key Takeaways:

  • When you hang around with the wrong people, you too will be like them. Likewise, if you hang around with the right people, you too will be like them.
  • The gym is prepping us for all the hours outside the gym.

 

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Sep 14, 2018

Leah Segedie is a food activist who spearheaded the non-GMO movement. She organizes social media events to helps spread information about the food supply, issues impacting public health, the big corporations who are slowly joining their side, and the corporations who are still stubborn.

Today, Leah tells us her passion for her movement, why she thinks Millennials are the perfect audience when it comes to food activism, and why she thinks this movement and shifting of marketing perspective all boils down to money.

 

“If you give your money to something you enjoy and passionate about, that's the future you're creating.” Leah Segedie

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When you are motivated by a bigger picture, you’re more likely to have a better and long-term success.
  • You go to have those kind of big picture understandings of the world to see when you throw down and you let things slide; what is important and what is not important.
  • Forging strong relationships with people is necessary to help get through the tough times.
  • Leah’s movement is not about taking companies down but about changing the grocery aisle. She envisions a world where a clueless mother will be picking healthy food items for her kids by default.
  • She insists companies will go where people are headed and the trend is towards organic and non-GMO goods. If companies can find profit in that area, they will have a marketing shift. It’s all about where the money is for them.
  • As her movement progresses, the future is healthier for children today and for years to come.
  • Millennials are centered on what's important to them and they purchase things based on that. They are much more open minded and if they consider buying healthier food, expect big corporations to follow for decades to come.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Today is the age where anybody with a great idea can win out over a corporation with billions of dollars of resources.

 

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Sep 13, 2018

Gina Badalaty a health blogger and mother of two kids with autism. She is the founder of Embracing Imperfect, a website dedicated to reaching out to moms who are confused on how to raise children with specific disabilities and special needs. She enjoys writing about health and food topics concerning how processed food is made, the dangers of commonly used ingredients, and how food affects our brain, especially a baby’s brain.

 

Gina joins me today to share her insights and ideas regarding what’s it like to be a health advocate and a mom of two kids with autism. She discusses the time she realized how food affects the brain and the steps she took to improve her children’s lives through diet. She also explains why some foods should not be consumed even if they’re labeled “organic” or “natural,” describes how she deals with stress, and why sometimes you can use it as motivation inside the gym.

 

“Every single thing you eat and drink is really important - not just to your body, but to your brain and how it functions.” - Gina Badalaty

 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

 

  • When Gina got her passion for fitness.
  • The dietary changes she made for her family.
  • Why she's not fond of dairy especially in America.
  • The specific foods she added to their diet.
  • Her philosophy on dairy, gluten, and soy.
  • How she handles stress eating and what she does in the gym afterward.

 

Gina Badalaty’s Advice to Transform Your Family’s Life:

 

  1. Test and experiment with how your body responds to different foods.
  2. Identify your dietary limits.
  3. Listen to your body and make adjustments along the way.
  4. There's a world of other foods that are delicious and don't contain ingredients that will harm your body.
  5. Remember: What you eat today affects how you perform at the gym, and how you feel afterward.

 

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Sep 11, 2018

Gina Aliotti is a multi-awarded professional bodybuilder and competitor and is the co-founder of Devotion Nutrition, a company that helps people stay devoted to their fitness lifestyle through high-quality food products and supplements. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit Instructor, Yoga Instructor, and a marathon runner. In between her work as a personal trainer and a business owner, Gina spends her free time with her husband and two children while practicing self-care.

In this episode, Gina focuses on the subject of getting fit despite a busy lifestyle. She discusses the many ways fitness has elevated the non-fitness aspect of her life and how it enabled her to make smarter and healthier choices. She shares tips on how to incorporate fitness into a busy schedule and explains why consistency trumps intensity no matter what.

 

“Fitness does not take much, but what it does take is consistency.” - Gina Aliotti

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How she became interested in fitness.
  • Her professional career and how it improved other parts of her life.
  • Why being too busy is no longer an excuse to not be fit.
  • The importance of the mental side of fitness?
  • What can being accountable do for you from a fitness viewpoint?
  • The common misunderstandings about getting fit
  • Knowing when fitness becomes a lifestyle.
  • Tips on how to make more time for fitness.
  • Why being part of a fitness community is a must.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You can improve your fitness greatly, even if you start with just five minutes a day.
  • Consistency in fitness over time is what's going to give you the most incredible results.
  • Learn what your "why" is - what will keep you going - because it makes you feel good.

 

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Sep 10, 2018

Josh Henkin has more than twenty years of experience in the fitness industry. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Master RKC, and the founder of Ultimate Sandbag Training who promotes what he calls Dynamic Variable Resistance Training or DVRT. DVRT gives you the flexibility and versatility that fills the void in strength training. His main tool in fitness is the sandbag, which trains your body in ways conventional strength training can’t. His expertise and innovative approach to fitness has made him a favorite author in various websites and publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, and Breaking Muscle.

In this episode, Josh explores the term mobility, what it is, and its importance when it comes to overall fitness. He provides concrete examples of what happens when you neglect mobility training and its benefits to both newbies and veteran fitness enthusiasts. He also shares tips and advice on what you can do right now to improve your own mobility.

 

"Mobility is basically trying to connect your body more efficiently.” Josh Henkin

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is mobility and why is it important?
  • The difference between Yoga, stretching, and mobility.
  • Why mobility is a misunderstood concept.
  • What does mobility do for you?
  • The benefits of having an Ultimate Sandbag.
  • Why people don't realize they can fix their pains through mobility.
  • Is mobility mainstream yet?
  • Basic moves or exercises people could start with right away.
  • Their goal in training for certifications.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Core stability will open up the door for so many things.
  • If you're hurt, your desire to train isn't going to be there.
  • Mobility doesn't have to be boring or stagnant.

 

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