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Oct 23, 2017

Tom Terwilliger is equal parts athlete, entrepreneur, and motivator. He got interested in fitness as early as when he was eight years old. He took up martial arts classes and became one of Bruce Lee’s first American fans. In his early teens, he had what you call the “Bruce Lee” physique: He was skinny but quite lean.

He sought inspiration from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and ended up falling in love with lifting weights and challenging his body’s limits with them. He went on to win Mr. America, and his career only got better as he would live the rest of his life motivating people to become better versions of themselves no matter how old they are.

Today, Tom talks about how he got himself motivated to be fit, what makes a good mindset, his concept of “body rapport,” and why he says you can still look your best in your 50s and beyond.

 

"Once you fall in love with fitness, its effects, and how it makes you feel you never really lose it.” Tom Terwilliger

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why is pain a better motivator than pleasure?
  • The motivation for people in their 40s and 50s is different from the motivation of younger people.
  • How can people in corporate America, particularly those in their late years, get fit?
  • What is "body rapport"?
  • The resistance he gets when he teaches people how important fitness is, and why it’s not just about aesthetics.
  • Why Tom says he looks his best at 55.
  • Why most think getting fit is like going to another planet.

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You are going to age, and you are going to progress in life anyway. Why not choose to empower yourself?
  • Find your compelling why, attach that to being fit.

 

 

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Oct 9, 2017

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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Oct 6, 2017

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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Oct 2, 2017

 

"Sugar is inflammation and inflammation is the stem of all diseases.” Maria Emmerich

 

 

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May 26, 2017

He may not like the term, but most people describe Jay Cardiello as a celebrity trainer. His career started when he got into a sports-related accident involving a long jump and his tailbone. When he was confined for recovery for over a year, he had an epiphany and he realized how much more he can give to the world instead of thinking how much he can get from the world. He wrote a letter to every known sports coach at the time, willing to learn their ways and gain experience. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers eventually asked him to be an apprentice and spent 10 years coaching professional and athletics.

After his coaching stint, he got asked to work for several magazines as an editor and even had a TV show called “My Diet Is Better Than Yours." He create his own company called “Off The Scale”, a health program focused towards the prevention and reversal of chronic illnesses. He says he is most proud of diving deep into behavioral modification as a way to transition into a healthy lifestyle.

Today, Jay shares his opinions on diets and why he thinks they don’t work, why he believes behavioral changes are better than any diet or workout program, and he explains why he thinks people have made health and fitness complicated despite being a simple idea.

 

" I have the no-diet plan; food is a habit not the root cause.” Jay Cardiello

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Workouts are easy, but it's the things you do outside the gym that matters. You have to get the nasty habits broken or you'll have problems later.
  • People are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
  • Programs are good when you pass the obstacles and become successful with them, but there needs to be education about food and lifestyle.
  • People in the fitness industry think we can change our whole life in 30 days. That's not true.
  • You're the author of your life, make sure you lived because each breath could be your last.
  • Know what you want and why you want it and find a way to do on a daily basis to achieve that.
  • Health and fitness is pretty simple, but people made it complicated so people would seem educated. The industry has made it complicated that it’s now sexy.
  • Meditation is when you shut the lights off in your mind the way you prepare your body and mind before you sleep.
  • Your greatest strengths are within arms' length.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We all live right before we're about to die. Never give yourself the opportunity to ask “what if?”
  • There's no lock that has the same combination. Everyone is different. A healthy lifestyle is not a one-size fits all approach.
  • The mindsets are not: "I have to be the best out there," but instead: "I have to give the most out there."

 

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Mar 27, 2017

On today’s episode of FitFluential Radio, Kelly Olexa shares her story of how she became inspired to create the FitFluential company, what motivated her to make the fundamental changes in her life to get healthier, and her observations and insights into the health, fitness, and wellness industry.

We dive deep into her personal and business background and she explains why she feels there is a significant need to take the educational value and information in a different direction, presented to the public in a different way so that consumers of all walks of life can gain access to the real, raw information without feeling like they are stumbling or hitting a wall.

 

I really want everybody to know what I know, apply what I’ve learned, and change their future. – Kelly Olexa

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How FitFluential got started
  • How Kelly became interested in the health, fitness, and wellness industry
  • Why she feels that information is segmented into specific fields online and what joining them into one central location could do to impact those in need.
  • What was her biggest “ah-ha!” moment
  • She shares her transformation journey
  • Her views on the relationship between stress and health
  • The phrase, “After 30, your metabolism slows down and it’s all up hill from there” is not true!
  • As humans, we always overestimate what we can accomplish in 6-months.
  • We are all unique – from our DNA to our lives – we are all unique. What works for one person may not work for you.
  • If you get your hydration right, get your sleep right, get your circadian rhythm and biology right – it opens a world of options for you that doesn’t include excessive dieting or killing yourself at the gym.
  • Your health is always going to be a journey. Do not ever give up.

 

Stop comparing yourself to everyone else. Commit to the long-term. – Kelly Olexa

 

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Key Takeaway:

Open your mind. Be open and willing to listen to things and to listen to why. Most importantly, start looking at your life – not your pant size; not comparing your looks to others. Look at your stress. Look at your job. Look at your relationships. Look at everything. Be willing to say you’re ready to change. It’s okay to be skeptical, but be open and willing to investigate and to be your own health advocate.

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