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Dec 15, 2017

 Mindset, Yoga, Mental Health with Travis Eliot

If you’ve ever thought about trying yoga, or if you’ve tried it once in the past, then you’re probably aware of how intense a yoga class can be. Unfortunately, many men – and some women – often decide that yoga “isn’t for them” after only one or two classes, or worse, before trying it at all! Today’s guest, Travis Eliot, is a powerhouse yoga instructor. He is one of the most talked about experts in the yoga community and LA Yoga Magazine calls his style “dynamic, transforming, and full of heart.”

Travis’ classes are a perfect blend of physical demand and perfectly meditative. His signature class, Holistic Yoga Flow, is taught at numerous fitness centers throughout the Santa Monica and Los Angeles region.

Travis is the creator of The Ultimate Yogi, a 12-disc DVD yoga fitness program, the CEO of Inner Domain Media and has been featured in numerous fitness publications and media including Access Hollywood, Mantra Magazine, The Huffington Post, MSN, and many more. Additionally, he is an embassador for Manduka yoga mats and also frequently teaches yoga workshops nationally and internationally. His primary goal is to make yoga and fitness as accessible as possible to the growing yoga audience.

On today’s show, he shares his story on how he became interested in yoga, why he is so passionate about helping others get in shape – mentally and physically – and why he believes yoga isn’t just about fitness, it’s a holistic experience.

 

“Regardless of what situation you are in, learn there are ways to move through the ups & downs with steadiness, balance, and equanimity.” – Travis Eliot

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How Travis got started in yoga.
  • How helpful does he believe yoga and meditation are for young children?
  • What does “equanimity” mean to him?
  • What is the difference between achievement and fulfillment?
  • Why he believes yoga and meditation practices teach you to look beyond external circumstances and how to maintain balance within.
  • What is “power yoga?”

 

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Key Takeaways:

  • If you don’t like yoga, don’t give up. The key is finding the style and teacher that you can resonate and connect with.
  • Yoga is more than just fitness. You will notice it’s effects not only in your body, but also in your mind and in other areas of your life.

 

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Dec 13, 2017

On today’s episode, our host Kelly has an interesting chat with health, wellness, and fitness legend Fred DeVito. Fred is a member of the founding team at Exhale Mind Body Spas, Executive Vice President of Mind Body Training, and he cofounded, co-developed, trains and develops Exhale’ proprietary Core Fusion, Core Fusion Yoga, Core Fusion Sport, and Core Fusion Cardio classes. In addition, he leads several national retreats and workshops each year to discuss various important topics within the health, wellness, and fitness industry.

Before he started at Exhale, he worked as a public school physical education teacher, coach, and personal trainer. Today, he shares his insight, wisdom, and experience throughout his personal and professional journey and explains why he strongly believes in yoga and barre exercises and workouts.

 

“No one has ever died from a flabby butt, but people have died from stress.” – Fred DeVito

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Fred’s history and why he is so passionate about health, fitness, and wellness.
  • How he got started at a very young age testing the barre training methods, how he became hooked, and why.
  • Who is Exhale Mind Body Spa and what they do to help people achieve healthy results.
  • What are Barre workouts?
  • How barre workouts impact longevity and balance in your overall life
  • Why Fred believes if you avoid challenging things, and only do things that are easy, you’re not on the right path for change.
  • By just working on the barre positions – at any stage – you will begin seeing rapid results.
  • Barr exercises work on a variety of whole-body health and fitness components – anti-aging components, muscle and range of motion components, muscle density, metabolic and calorie burning components, and stress reduction components.
  • Why Fred believes it is critical that people look at “the big picture” of their life.

 

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Key Takeaway:

You have to have a lighthearted and long-term mindset.

 

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Dec 11, 2017

Chris Heuisler is a Philadelphia native, a sub-3-hour marathoner, and the official RunWESTIN Concierge for Westin Hotels & Resorts. He is a veteran marathoner, having run in 29 states and is attempting to run one marathon in every state. Chris began coaching when he realized he wanted to help both new and competitive runners get to their best running form and keep them from making the same mistake he made. Before he became part of Westin, he was one of only 75 personal trainers across the United States to reach Tier 4 Coach status for Equinox Fitness Clubs, a significant achievement as he was in charge of coaching other coaches on best practices.

In this episode, Chris shares his story on how he became a passionate runner and his professional career. He teaches us what it means to be a runner as well as what being a runner is not. He explains why you are allowed to call yourself a runner even if you don’t run marathons, the importance of doing what you love regardless of what people think, and why you should always train for the races you signed up for.

 

"Running does not define you; running is what refines you.” Chris Heuisler

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How and when he started pursuing a fitness lifestyle.
  • What is the true definition of a runner?
  • What would he change if he knew back then what he knows now?
  • What it means to be consistent in your running.
  • The importance of accountability when it comes to fitness.
  • Who shouldn't pick up running?
  • What speed he usually runs in.
  • What is the RunWESTIN program?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • One run does not make or break who you are as a runner. It's just part of the process.
  • It doesn't matter how you start your fitness journey or what exercise you prefer to do so long as you start.
  • You don't have to run a race to be a runner.
  • Always train for your races regardless of whether you're a running veteran or a beginner. You owe it to the people who couldn't get a spot despite their hard work.

 

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Dec 8, 2017

Cathe Friedrich is a recognized name in the world of workout videos. She has been at the top of this business for over 30 years and has at least 200 DVDs under her belt. She’s known to create the type of workouts even veterans in the field would find advanced but the results are always uncanny. She has legions of followers all over social media especially on YouTube where she makes use of live workout streams so even her audience across the globe can workout with her and the team.

Today, Cathe tells us her humble beginnings, how she ended up building a career on dance workouts, valuable advice to women when it comes to weight lifting, and some really good tips for moms who want to become fit again or for the very first time.

 

“The body, once it starts really showing signs of improvement, it needs recovery just as much it needs a push to workout.” Cathe Friedrich

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Cathe wouldn’t be here if she didn’t pursue passion over her college degree.
  • Cathe’s workouts conform and adapt to the times to make sure everyone gets access to her videos.
  • Women shouldn’t be afraid to lift weights. They’re not as genetically capable of bulking as men and even men have a difficult time putting on muscle.
  • True fitness is achieved by doing more than cardio. You have to challenge your muscles with weight.
  • Weight training allows you to build lean muscle tissue that protects you from the likes of osteoporosis and other bone diseases while also improving overall quality of life.
  • When it comes to training, more is definitely not better. Rest makes up a huge part of the training process. Too much will make your body go against you. You'll end up breaking your body and you'll hate exercise.
  • It’s when you recover that your body gets trimmer, leaner, and stronger.
  • Even busy moms can find a time for fitness. Cathe says even five minutes is more than enough if you know what to do.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Small accomplishments are better than no accomplishments at all. That five-minute workout you’ll do is still five minutes more than just sitting around. Let them add up and you’ll be more accountable towards small goals than looking at the big picture that looks intimidating.
  • Cardio alone will just make you become a smaller version of yourself. Aesthetic changes require weight training.
  • Make sure you work hard and recover harder.

 

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Dec 6, 2017

Heidi Powell is what we call the ultimate female force. She’s a trainer, a transformation specialist, an author, a savvy businesswoman, a health nut, and a mother of beautiful children. She’s the co-host of ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss and has since helped a lot of people choose a healthier and fitter life.

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about her many ups and downs, what her life was like before she found out what being fit means, and her tips on how to successfully transform yourself both inside and out.

 

“Losing weight or reaching any goal is like a game of poker. You have to have your cards and you play one card at a time.” Heidi Powell

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • An eating disorder is not always anorexia or bulimia; it’s not being able to find balance with nutrition.
  • Some diets can get the best of you and make you feel stressed, even the most flexible ones like Macro tracking.
  • Finding balance is everything so take a break on your diet every now and then.
  • Doing everything strategically or slowly will lead to a long-term success specially when it comes to weight loss.
  • Parents should be less concerned about kids liking them but more about raising productive human beings.
  • Coaches play a major role in making sure the client sticks with the program. Without a coach, Heidi would be a totally different person.
  • Investing in yourself will always reap more than what you pay for.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's not about the weight or how you look but how you love yourself.
  • Trusting the process and the coach is important when it comes to a successful transformation.
  • When you invest money in yourself, not only are saving money on healthcare cost but you’re also clearing you mind as you bring more things other than money into your life.

 

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Dec 4, 2017

Chris Freytag is the founder of Get Healthy U, a business that caters to the fitness struggles of middle-aged women and older. She has over twenty years of experience in the fitness industry and has helped hundreds of women get their health back together past their prime. She is a certified personal trainer, health coach, and group fitness instructor as well as author of seven books and dozens of fitness DVDs. Her goal is to help women understand that fitness is accessible beyond forty.

In this episode, Chris shares her experience working with women who think they’re too old to be fit. She explains why programs that promote “quick and easy” ways are not ideal and why being patient with results matters when you’re over forty. She also describes what her fitness programs are like and what makes them unique compared to what the fitness industry is promoting today.

 

"Trust the process, go for the small wins, and allow yourself to make mistakes.” Chris Freytag

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she first became interested in fitness.
  • The age where you can tell who's working out and who’s not.
  • Why self-care is important if you want to take care of others.
  • Why she says motion is lotion.
  • How to set your goals realistically when you're over 40 or 50.
  • The questions you should ask yourself to start being fit.
  • The effects of being stressed out and why it gets worse as you age.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • 80% of fitness is what you put into your body.
  • The health journey as we get older is about habits.
  • Fitness is not so much about weight loss, but feeling good.
  • Don't expect immediate results when you're over 40.

 

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Dec 1, 2017

Dr. Izabella Wentz is a pharmacist with a passion to spreading awareness of lifestyle interventions as well as the root causes of thyroid diseases. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling books “Hashimoto’s Protocol” and “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.” Interestingly, she was never really interested in the thyroid gland in school or even after graduation.

It wasn’t until Izabella was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s herself in 2009 – after 10 years of confusing symptoms – when she decided to try to find ways to treat her disease. She never wanted to give up and just let the disease take control of her life, that there had to be a way to make herself feel better.

In today’s episode, Izabella tells us all about what Hashimoto’s disease is, the usual prescriptions that don’t really work, and the type of interventions she recommends to her patients.

 

"Whether we're 25, 35, or 65, we shouldn't feel horrible. We shouldn't feel exhausted.” - Dr. Izabella Wentz

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How she started her journey into better health and fitness.
  • How her life was before she found out she had Hashimoto's.
  • The usual drugs prescribed that only offer band aid solutions.
  • Why she doesn't recommend working with an endocrinologist when you have Hashimoto's.
  • Does she have patients who are able to solve their thyroid issues without a synthetic hormone?
  • When should we take thyroid hormones?
  • Why is Hashimoto's so common? What is it that really causes Hashimoto's?
  • Will you always have Hashimoto's once you're diagnosed?
  • Is Hashimoto's more prevalent in the US and Western culture than other countries?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's easier to prevent damage to the thyroid gland than to regrow a thyroid.
  • The ones that heal and thrive are the ones who take charge of their own health.
  • We should have an open mind in figuring out what's best for your body.

 

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