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Jan 16, 2018

Dutch DeGay used to be a soldier for the U.S. Army until he had a career-ending injury due to a misdiagnosed broken ankle. Being a soldier made him “tough it out”, thinking it was just a sprain. He eventually succumbed to the kind of lifestyle that’s the exact opposite of what he had in the army: He had access to the comforts of home and had lots of food around. It wasn’t until he ended up putting on an extra 90 lbs. of weight (totaling to 255 lbs. overall) that he realized something had to change.

Change happened quick due to his previous experience as a soldier but his mindset wasn’t able to cope with reality of being a civilian just yet, so he again gained all his weight back and more. His second transformation would stick around this time.

Today we’re going to discuss exactly what he did to finally maintain his second transformation and his tips on how to not just achieve your goals but to maintain them for long term.

 

“It doesn't matter what you use to motivate yourself; it's only that you motivate yourself.” Dutch DeGay

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Dutch DeGay initially went the old fashioned way and took potent fat burners like Ephedra to get his initial body back.
  • His first transformation was short-lived due to his “unevolved” mindset. He said he trained his body but not his brain for long-term which caused him to go back to where he started and more.
  • You need to modify not just your diet and training but also the way you look at your goals if you want your success to stay permanent.
  • It’s important to “have a mark on the wall”, a personification of the type of fitness you’re after. Even if you don’t get the exact same look, it’s the journey that counts. Dutch ended up eating triathlons for breakfast when he had a mark.
  • You have to remember fitness is not something you can achieve within a few days or weeks. You slowly train your brain to understand that's where you're going to go. You're setting yourself up for failure if you don't evolve your way of thinking.
  • To be genuinely concerned over someone’s weight problem – and how it’s affecting their health and happiness - isn’t fat shaming.
  • You are free to reward yourself but try not to do it by consuming too much of the things that made you huge in the first place. Some rewards include taking a photo of yourself as you progress or writing a note or logging your training achievements for the day. You can use those as motivators in the future and inspiration for others.
  • Social media helps when it comes to meeting likeminded individuals across the globe.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Short, medium, and long term goals are important in reaching the goals you plan for yourself.
  • You have to make the mental effort to say your health is a priority. There's no better effective body than a fit one.
  • We end up killing ourselves before we even get started. You have to focus on motivating yourself thru having the proper mindset.
  • Fitness is a pillar, not the pillar of your life. You have to get a life outside and enjoy it

 

 

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Jan 15, 2018

Julie Bevel knows the power of touch when it comes to using massage as a therapeutic treatment. She is the owner of Fox River Spa & Salon, specializing in Sports and Thai Massage, and is licensed to perform lymphatic drainage, myofascial, and prenatal massage. Her techniques are all geared to help clients increase their range of motion and flexibility in a soothing and relaxing manner. Her experience with over 10,000 massages makes her one of the most sought out massage therapists in the United States.

In this episode, Julie redefines the meaning of what a massage really is. She explains its many benefits for stress, muscle groups, recovery, and mobility. She also shares her wisdom with regards to which body parts people need to look into as well as some tips for those who are thinking of trying massage therapy for the first time.

 

“A professional body worker needs to not only have good hands, but they need to be a good communicator.” Julie Bevel

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why knowing your body's history is a mark of a true professional massage therapist?
  • How she got into the salon and spa business.
  • The kind of clients she works with.
  • What does mobility mean in the context of fitness?
  • The science behind massage therapy.
  • Why glutes need a lot of work.
  • The effects of massage therapy on the libido.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Too many people view massages as a treat instead of a treatment.
  • Glute work is great, and everybody needs it. Let your therapist massage your butt.
  • The theory of no pain, no gain doesn't really apply in massage therapy.
  • Massage therapy is an effective way to rid yourself of stress.

 

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Jan 14, 2018

Jeremy Scott is widely known for his unique coaching style of “keeping it real” with his clients. He is a published, best-selling author, coach, athlete, and trainer who has helped thousands of people around the world transform, not only their body, but also their lives. He’s a former collegiate athlete and a self-proclaimed “real food eating fitness junkie.”

Jeremy’s story is uniquely inspirational. While he’s always been an athlete, he says he didn’t feel as good as he could have during his collegiate career – primarily because of the health and eating habits he followed. Today, he shares his story on what inspired him to improve his health and wellness, the motivating factors that lead him to become one of the fitness industry’s renowned experts, and how his coaching, products, and services have helped people around the world transform their health and lifestyle.

“If you are willing to work hard and put in the work, you can do some pretty amazing stuff.” – Jeremy Scott 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How and when Jeremy became interested in fitness.
  • What inspired him to turn his passion for fitness into an incredibly successful career.
  • His amazing online program and how it helps transform people’s lives.
  • What he means by “auditing yourself.”
  • Why he recommends you model the behaviors of your role models – in life, business, and health.
  • What Jeremy does to stay motivated.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eat real food. Have an understanding about nutrition.
  • Your fitness, your health, and your eating habits are for life. There is no such thing as maintaining. You are either growing, or you are dying. You are either progressing, or you’re going backwards.

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Jan 13, 2018

One look at Josh Chewning and you’d think he’s the kind of guy that has a good life and never struggled with anything. His infectious energy and smiles do a great job at hiding the fact that he’s a cancer survivor and that he once struggled to get his life back.

In part 2 of our episode, Josh tells us his cancer survival story, how he found out he got cancer, the emotions that stirred inside of him, and why he thinks pain and struggle will only make you a better person.

"You just gotta endure the storm and then the sun's gonna come up again.” Josh Chewning

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Josh was at the best shape of his life and felt everything was in place. He was even the Assistant Youth Pastor at his Church so it was a complete shock to him to find out he had cancer.
  • It began when he was in the shower and he accidentally brushed over his "junk" which felt like he got kicked. He then went to YouTube and did a search on how to feel your testicles for lumps then he felt the lump in the shower again that night.
  • It came to a point where his conditioned worsened as his left testicle got harder and bigger each day. He got checked by two doctors and tests indicated he has cancer and that he needs to get the tumor removed right away because it's spreading fast.
  • His faith prevented him from feeling fear from the things he'll be going through. The one thing he feared the most was how much he would be a burden to his wife who was a student at the time.
  • His wife Amber would write down everything about the procedure because John was still unable to move on from the news of his cancer.
  • It was a juggle between being a cancer patient and being a responsible adult to keep his life moving on.
  • When he got through his first day of chemo, that's when he realized how torturous the procedure was and how it would feel so much longer than it should.
  • When you’re in doubt, don't be a tough guy and pretend there's nothing wrong. Get help and go through the procedure no matter how overwhelming those odds could be. You have to do what it takes to win your life back. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Hearing somebody else who have gone through a dire situation and survived means a lot when it comes to feeling better.
  • Pain and Struggle allows you to give birth to a new version of yourself.

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Jan 11, 2018

Josh Chewning is a personal trainer who started his career as a computer crime investigator shortly after leaving the army. He realized he didn’t like knowing the ugly side of humanity, so he quit. It wasn’t long before he heard an inspiring story from his friend, who was a personal trainer, who had a client that walked for the first time since being hit by a drunk driver.

Needless to say, that story spoke to his heart and thought that maybe he should pursue a career that aims to help people get back on their feet. After getting his certifications, he went with a career as personal trainer in 2004.

Today, Josh tells us the experience he’s had in his career, his thoughts on making progress, as well as some quick tips on how to make you succeed in things that you have difficulty dealing with.

 "Strive today to be better than yesterday and tomorrow better than today.” Josh Chewning

 In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Josh says he’s worked with more women than men. He thinks it’s because Women are more prone to ask for help because they are more in tune with how they feel.
  • Women are also harder on themselves when it comes to their body so they often think they need a personal trainer to speed things up a bit.
  • People think personal trainers have it easy, but they are people too. They also need help and the also have sad days.
  • Don't condemn yourself for not making progress or for regressing and end up paralyzed to take action. We're more prone to take action if we feel we are progressing and are good enough so do what it takes to motivate yourself even if it means you have to listen to motivational or cheesy songs in the morning and dance to them.
  • When you’re gone from your workout for a long time, you have to acknowledge it usually takes a few days or a few weeks to get back up again and to feel the energy.
  • Josh’s quick tip on accomplishing your goals is to have a column for 1. Things you’ve tried, but haven’t worked, 2. Things you've tried and worked, and 3. Things you haven’t tried yet.
  • You have to accept who you are today without judgment.
  • Find out what your nutrient deficiencies are and work from there. Go see your doctor, test your blood.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you’re hurting, it's safe to say you can ask someone to encourage you. Asking for help is a sign of strength.
  • There's no lock that has the same combination. Everyone is different. A healthy lifestyle is not a one-size fits all approach.

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Jan 10, 2018

Matt Taub is an international fitness presenter, Beachbody Live master trainer, Fitfluential Ambassador, husband, and father of three boys with a serious passion for helping others live to their full potential by creating healthy habits in their daily lives. Matt entered college as a borderline underweight freshman, but by the time he graduated, he was considered very overweight. Following college, he entered the workforce in the public relations industry – which he hated – and his health continued to deteriorate significantly as he started several bad habits and addictions, including smoking and drinking.

In part two of our interview with Matt, we “get real” on what his life was like while struggling with addiction, what the motivating factor was to make him want to change his life and become healthier, and how he and his wife Felicia maintain a healthy balance while “keeping it real” and raising their boys to be active, fit, and healthy.

“You want to train your body to thrive – not just survive.” – Matt Taub

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Matt and Alecia balance fitness and health for their children while still allowing them to have “fun foods” like ice cream, cake, and cookies.
  • The importance of keeping kids healthy, fit, and active.
  • The overwhelming tendency in today’s youth with less activity, frequent convenience foods, and massive use of technology devices.
  • The physical effects and posture changes associated with kids using technology devices too much.
  • The importance of getting kids active, disconnecting them from technology devices, and eating healthier so their bodies can thrive.
  • How parents can talk to their kids about making healthy lifestyle choices.
  • The moment Matt realized he needed to end his addiction to alcohol.
  • How his life changed after he beat his addiction.
  • Why he believes recognizing your addictive behavior patterns and discovering why you do them can help beat your addiction.

Key Takeaways:

  • Kids are going to be kids. They may protest, but they will eat what’s in front of them. We have to give kids a balance in order to keep them fit and help their bodies thrive instead of just survive.
  • The biggest thing about beating addiction is that there is a reason why you are doing it. Find out the “why,” then find someone to help keep you accountable to staying on track with your recovery process.

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Jan 10, 2018

Matt Taub is an international fitness presenter, Beachbody Live master trainer, and Fitfluential Ambassador on a mission to help change as many lives as possible by helping people find their true potential through health and fitness. Matt and his lovely wife Felicia, are raising three in a world – like many parents – that is filled with technology devices, fast food, and inactivity.

Matt joins us on the show today to share his transformation story – how he went from being an overweight college graduate addicted to smoking and drinking to becoming one of the leading experts in the field of health and fitness. He explains what inspired him to change his lifestyle habits to making better, healthier decisions, what the term “moderation” really means, and how he manages to curb his cravings for junk food – especially ice cream.

“You have to find the switch that flips.” – Matt Taub

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • Matt’s fitness journey and what inspired him to get fit.
  • How his “go big or go home” personality has helped him transition from his previously unhealthy lifestyle to making healthy choices.
  • How he manages his cravings and controls his unhealthy urges.
  • Why he believes it’s “okay to be you” in your health and fitness journey by allowing yourself to have “bad foods” in moderation.
  • His definition of the term “moderation.”

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s important to incorporate a “clean,” healthy diet and exercise into your daily routine, but it’s also okay to indulge in “sinful foods” on occasion.

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Jan 9, 2018

Welcome back to FitFluential Radio! Today, Kelly had the amazing opportunity to interview internationally recognized speed and conditioning coach, personal trainer, and motivational worker, Todd Durkin. Todd is the founder of Fitness Quest 10 – a world-class workout facility in San Diego that provides the complete gamut of health, fitness, and wellness services including personal training, strength conditioning, therapeutic massages, as well as offers chiropractic and physical training programs, Pilates, yoga, and nutrition.

Todd has worked with a number of high-profile clients such as NFL MVP’s, Superbowl champions, Heismann Trophy winners and Olympic and X-Games athletes as well as everyone from children and teens to young and older adults. His gym was named one of the top 10 gyms in America by Men’s Health Magazine and Women’s Health Magazine numerous times over the last five years, and he is an established author in the health, wellness, and fitness sector. He has appeared on numerous television shows and featured in several publications including ESPN, 60-Minutes, the NFL Network, USA Today, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, ESPN Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Today, he joins Kelly on the show to share his journey, discuss the importance of “getting your mindset right,” as well as talks about his newest book that will be hitting the shelves of bookstores across the country on October 11.

 

“Everyone is stronger than they think. Step outside the box sometimes; you may surprise yourself.” – Todd Durkin

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How Todd describes himself and the work that he does.
  • How he turned a setback in his life into a passionate career and successful business.
  • Why he believes the hardest thing to do is to ask yourself “How can I change?”
  • What he believes makes him different as a coach and trainer.
  • What it was like for him to compete on the NBC show Strong and how he made it onto the show?
  • Who inspires him?
  • Why he believes that “you are the sum total of the people you surround yourself with.”
  • The myth-understanding revolving around cardio vs weight training.
  • The myth-understanding revolving around the calories in vs calories out mentality.
  • The myth-understanding about not including fat into your daily diet.
  • His 10 Forms of Wealth Wheel
  • His new book: The Wow Book: 52 Ways to Motivate Your Mind, Inspire Your Soul, and Create Impact in Your Life.

 

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Key Takeaway:

 

“You have to heal from the inside out.” – Todd Durkin

 

 

 

This episode was sponsored by…

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Jan 8, 2018

PCOS 101 with Amy Medling, the PCOS Diva. Embrace YOUR Inner Diva and Put Your Health First

Amy Medling is a Health Coach and the founder of PCOS Diva, a company that serves as the go-to resource for everything women need to know when it comes to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Having PCOS herself, Amy knew what it was like to be a confused woman in her early teens with doctors not telling her what she needs to know regarding her condition. She has since taken it upon herself to be her own health guru and has since made sure other women won’t have to go through what she has experienced.

In this episode, Amy shares her story of what it was like to have PCOS and not have a clue on what it can do to your body. She discusses the steps she took to learn about the disease as well as the resources she used. She also shares tips on how to help cope, and possibly improve, the symptoms as well as the lifestyle of those with PCOS.

 

"I had to take care of myself in order to be the best for my family.” Amy Medling

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is PCOS and why should women be worried?
  • Why she named her company PCOS Diva.
  • The little things you can do that are acts of self-care.
  • Why the birth control pill is not a good treatment for PCOS and alternative treatment options.
  • The lifestyle changes that PCOS patients can make to alleviate symptoms.
  • The exercise you should and should not do if you have PCOS.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • 30% of women diagnosed with PCOS or have its symptoms don't have cysts in their ovaries.
  • It's our job as individuals to be proactive for our own health.
  • Putting yourself first, especially when it comes to your health, is never selfish.

 

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This episode was sponsored by…


HealthIQ uses science and data to secure life insurance for health-conscious people and athletes including runners, cyclists, strength trainers, vegans, and many more. Learn how 56% of HealthIQ customers receive up to 33% in exclusive savings on their life insurance policies by visiting the HealthIQ website.

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Jan 7, 2018

Dr. Mike Roussell knows the nutrition game. On top of being a nutrition expert, Mike is also an author of several books as well as a nutrition adviser for Men’s Health and Shape magazines. He believes in the idea of what he calls the “Psychology of Nutrition” or the mental aspect of eating and dieting. He actually did a research on the eating behaviors of ordinary people, ordinary being people who aren’t really into the whole health and fitness mindset yet. He found out the hardest part of maintaining a diet was not planning or crafting the right nutrition plan rather it was the doing of the nutrition that people find most difficult.

Today, Mike talks about the idea behind the Psychology of Nutrition, the difference between physiological and hedonic hunger, and what food logistics is. He describes the Rate Limiting step of nutrition as well as why he thinks people have a misguided focus on their wellness.

 

"The psychology of nutrition is an extremely interesting and untapped area of food and nutrition.” Dr. Mike Roussell

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Tracking nutrition in whatever detail you want is fine.
  • People are too obsessed with how many calories they eat that they lack sleep and not exercise. This makes counting calories not matter.
  • Mike describes the Rate Limiting Step of nutrition by comparing it to when you overeat, but you focus on work to rest ratio when the focus should be on the “overeating” part. People need to focus on what's limiting them, what's holding them back.
  • People base their decision on food based on level of wholesomeness instead of nutrition.
  • A lot of gluten-free foods aren't really all that much healthier.
  • Pay attention to hunger and stop eating in front of a screen. It will make you focus on the food you're eating and will help you satiate faster.
  • Physiological hunger is when the body has a need for calories and nutritional sustenance. Reward driven or Hedonic hunger is when your body doesn't need any calories, but you eat because it makes you feel better.
  • Food logistics is knowing how you get the right meals for you at the right times during the day, every day.
  • Good food isn't just going to magically appear in front of you unless you prepare it first.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • To be successful in nutrition there has to be some gray. There is no "just" in nutrition.
  • People need to listen to their body's signals which we just don't do as much as we should.
  • Pre-planning your meals will make your nutrition more about execution and not figuring out.

 

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Jan 6, 2018

Valerie Waters is a personal trainer in Hollywood and has been sculpting celebrity bodies for over 20 years. She started getting into fitness when she was still in high school and trained for track & field. She fell in love with strength training as she found weight lifting as a form of stress relief, which she said really helped when she was stressed over high school issues.

Her first job was as a gym membership sales agent, but she barely got anything out of it. It wasn’t until she got hired as a personal trainer did her career start to flourish. Even though her experience mostly came from working with people for thousands of hours, she was known to get people into shape. She would eventually land a gig with Cindy Crawford, the first of her long list of celebrity clients.

Today, Valerie shares with us how she got to where she is right now, the difference between celebrities and average clients, her thoughts on how to motivate people to achieve their goals, and why she thinks it’s okay to not be as hardcore as most people are.

 

"All of us can change, it just depends on what your level of commitment is.” Valerie Waters

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Celebrities are like us except they get more motivated when they get a movie offer.
  • She figures out the strategy for busy people. Even if people were pressed with time, so long as the motivation is there it will work.
  • People have to be taught the lifestyle. Food is to be enjoyed and it's okay to be not so hardcore. You just have to be alright with only having a certain level of fitness versus what you could have if you raised it up a notch or two.
  • To get to the next level, doing more of the same thing won't work. You got to take it up a notch.
  • Raise your standards, especially in clean eating. Don't fall off because of M&Ms. It’s alright to get cravings, but you have to fill yourself with clean food as much as possible. So even if you fall from your goals, you won't fall far.
  • Planning your meals can be a great deterrent to snacking. Don't leave your nutrition to chance.
  • Excessive cardio makes them so hungry and ends up ruining their diet.
  • The more you eat clean food the harder it is to eat junk.
  • The body adjusts to new habits and ends up preferring it. It becomes your new standard.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The difference between who gets results and someone who doesn't is the person who's willing to do the work even when they don't feel like it.
  • We change our lives through changing our bodies and it starts with fitness.

 

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Jan 5, 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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Jan 4, 2018

Dr. Chad Larson is a certified clinical nutritionist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He practices integrative naturopathic medicine which largely treats patients based on conventional medicine strategies and tests, but the treatment is usually more on a holistic protocol.

Chad became passionate in fitness at a young age and even started training people when he was just 15 years old. When he was in college taking up medicine, he had a back injury which ended up being fixed by a chiropractor, a profession he didn’t know existed until that day. Unsurprisingly, Chad was amazed at how his pain was instantly relieved in just one session. He figured he wanted to use his own hands to fix people in a very short period of time so he ended up going to chiropractor school and became one himself.

Today, Chad gives his insight on leaky gut syndrome, what it’s about, what causes it, and shares why a simple headache can be caused by poor gut health.

 "I like to make as many educated connections between the recommendations I'm making and the symptoms they're experiencing.” Dr. Chad Larson

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Integrative medicine uses conventional medicine principles, but the treatment protocol is different.
  • Naturopathic medical schools are based on diet and nutrition.
  • Increased intestinal permeability or Leaky Gut s when things that don't normally get past your intestinal walls can now pass through easily into your circulation.
  • Leaky Gut can be a key gateway to inflammation and even autoimmunity.
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and other common over the counter medicine can cause leaky gut.
  • Stress can cause leaky gut through elevated cortisol levels.
  • Just four drinks of alcohol are enough to break down the gut barrier.
  • Dysbiosis or the imbalance of good and bad bacteria can also cause leaky gut.
  • People are often unaware of how important gut health is. Gastrointestinal function can have something to do with a person's headache or other diseases.
  • There is a wide collection of resources that indicate gluten as a toxic substance to some people.

Key Takeaways:

  • Everything in your body and your lifestyle is connected. Chronic illnesses are a sign that something's wrong with your body so listen to it.

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Jan 3, 2018

As we wrap up 2017 and begin to think about our New Year’s resolutions, many of us begin thinking about where we are in our health and fitness journey today and where we want to be by this time next year. Whether you have already started your fitness journey, have been working to improve your health and wellness for many years, or are just starting out, we have some really exciting news to share with you today!

Throughout my fitness journey, I have discovered that it doesn’t matter what phase you’re in. To be successful in achieving optimal health, feeling good about your health, and feeling confident n the way you look, there are several elements that must be in place: education, inspiration, accountability, community, and opportunity

Our new membership program, the Fitfluential Membership, is determined to bring you all of this and more! In the Fitfluential Membership community, you will be in a private, exclusive community with people who are committed to achieving the same things you want to achieve: a fit, healthy, happy, balanced life.

In this membership program, you will receive:

  • Exclusive content
  • Live Facebook private sessions with celebrity trainers, dietitians, nutritionists, holistic practitioners, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, chefs, athletes, authors, coaches, business professionals, and many more
  • The opportunity to ask questions

 

Our Fitfluential Membership program is designed to keep you accountable, keep you motivated, keep you educated, keep you inspired, and keep you going.

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Jan 1, 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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