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The Kelly O Show

Equal parts: Fitness + Food + Fashion + Fempreneurism. We teach women how to achieve excellence in mind, body, and business. From the founder of FitFluential comes The Kelly O Show- this new show will pick up where FitFluential Radio left off, and cover more HEALTH and wellness, in addition to fitness. We'll also talk a whole lot about how to improve your health and happiness in life by pursuing your passions in BUSINESS. This world needs more women living fearlessly, and we're here to inspire you to do just that. Tune in every week for interviews with some of the top experts in health, wellness, medicine and business. We guarantee dozens of a-ha moments and wake-up calls with every show. It's time to stop playing small and start living YOUR CALLING.
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Dec 6, 2019

Evan DeMarco is a leading sports medicine and nutrition expert, published author, public speaker and overall smart guy. Leveraging his sports background, his entrepreneurial success, and his thirst for knowledge, Evan returned to school to bio- and organic-chemistry and went on to develop a vastly improved formula for prenatal supplements delivered in liquid form after finding out he was going to be a father. From there he worked to develop numerous ingredient technologies to improve brain function in infants, children and adults. In this 2-part interview we discuss all things brain health related, for both infants and adults. 

Dec 5, 2019

Evan DeMarco is a leading sports medicine and nutrition expert, published author, public speaker and overall smart guy. Leveraging his sports background, his entrepreneurial success, and his thirst for knowledge, Evan returned to school to bio- and organic-chemistry and went on to develop a vastly improved formula for prenatal supplements delivered in liquid form after finding out he was going to be a father. From there he worked to develop numerous ingredient technologies to improve brain function in infants, children and adults. In this 2-part interview we discuss all things brain health related, for both infants and adults. 

Dec 3, 2019

Barbara Stanny is a best-selling author of numerous books for women in business. In her books, she talks about how high-achieving women GOT THERE-- by conquering their money issues and learning how to boldly pursue their true calling. In this interview, in our business and "financially fit" series, we talk about how to eliminate the money blocks in your life so that you can earn your true WORTH. Be sure to listen to both parts of this 2-part interview with Barbara Stanny!

Dec 2, 2019

Barbara Stanny is a best-selling author of numerous books for women in business. In her books, she talks about how high-achieving women GOT THERE-- by conquering their money issues and learning how to boldly pursue their true calling. In this interview, in our business and "financially fit" series, we talk about how to eliminate the money blocks in your life so that you can earn your true WORTH. Be sure to listen to both parts of this 2-part interview with Barbara Stanny!

Nov 29, 2019

If you find yourself completely confused by what it means to "eat clean" - or if you are lost trying to understand all the new healthy catch-phrases on food labels- you aren't alone. Ashlee Rowland shares with us on this 2-part episode first, how she was able to solve her skin and gut health issues on her own by changing her diet, and then, she'll explain how to read today's food labels and cut through the BS catch-phrases to get to what's really important. Get ready to learn a LOT from this young woman, she knows her stuff!

Nov 26, 2019

If you find yourself completely confused by what it means to "eat clean" - or if you are lost trying to understand all the new healthy catch-phrases on food labels- you aren't alone. Ashlee Rowland shares with us on this 2-part episode first, how she was able to solve her skin and gut health issues on her own by changing her diet, and then, she'll explain how to read today's food labels and cut through the BS catch-phrases to get to what's really important. Get ready to learn a LOT from this young woman, she knows her stuff!

Nov 22, 2019

Welcome back to another Kelly O SOLO show. This is a 2-part episode (this is part 2) that was originally a Facebook live in my private Facebook community for women, A Year Of You First. I talk about how just recently, I have learned what's REALLY the most important thing for fat loss, even when you have other health issues like hypothyroidism or are over 40 or 50. If you feel like you've been stuck at a weight loss plateau, this show should open your mind to what's likely been missing from your daily habits. Get ready to be fired up about your possibilities again!

Nov 21, 2019

Welcome back to another Kelly O SOLO show. This is a 2-part episode that was originally a Facebook live in my private Facebook community for women, A Year Of You First. I talk about how just recently, I have learned what's REALLY the most important thing for fat loss, even when you have other health issues like hypothyroidism or are over 40 or 50. If you feel like you've been stuck at a weight loss plateau, this show should open your mind to what's likely been missing from your daily habits. Get ready to be fired up about your possibilities again!

Nov 20, 2019

In today's show, I talk with Danette May, founder of The Rise movement (which is also an amazing book released last year) and former celebrity trainer turned best-selling author. Danette's passion is helping women learn to practice self-love instead of engaging in self-destructive extreme dieting behaviors and overtraining. She has an incredibly inspiring story of conquering major obstacles in her life, and I know you'll walk away from this interview beyond inspired!

Nov 19, 2019

Today we share part 2 of a 2-part interview with Bonnie Pfiester, trainer, former fitness competitor, gym-owner, successful online business owner and lover of big dogs. Bonnie and her husband Steve know more about nutrition and fat loss than most pros I know and I'm excited to share this interview with you. Tune in because I know you'll have multiple A-HA moments about how to stop making silly mistakes in your weight loss game. Enjoy!

Nov 18, 2019

Today we share part 1 of a 2-part interview with Bonnie Pfiester, trainer, former fitness competitor, gym-owner, successful online business owner and lover of big dogs. Bonnie and her husband Steve know more about nutrition and fat loss than most pros I know and I'm excited to share this interview with you. Tune in because I know you'll have multiple A-HA moments about how to stop making silly mistakes in your weight loss game. Enjoy!

Nov 15, 2019

Welcome back to the Business Series! This is PART ONE of a 2-part episode where I interview Tina Haupert, founder of the extremely successful Carrots N Cake blog. Tina is an amazing woman who has monetized her fitness blog in a big way and impacted hundreds of thousands of lives with her motivating content. She's a savvy business-woman and in this interview she shares her insights that will be sure to inspire YOU to get out of your comfort zone and pursue YOUR passion-- so you can live life on your terms. That's called living the dream, right? 

Nov 15, 2019

Welcome back to the Business Series! This is PART ONE of a 2-part episode where I interview Tina Haupert, founder of the extremely successful Carrots N Cake blog. Tina is an amazing woman who has monetized her fitness blog in a big way and impacted hundreds of thousands of lives with her motivating content. She's a savvy business-woman and in this interview she shares her insights that will be sure to inspire YOU to get out of your comfort zone and pursue YOUR passion-- so you can live life on your terms. That's called living the dream, right? 

Nov 13, 2019

Welcome back to our Business Series, where I interview successful female entrepreneurs of all kinds. Why? It's all tied back to health: when we stay in a dead-end job and/or are stressed about money/bills etc., our health is affected. Therefore, it is my goal to inspire you with this business series to get out there and go for your dreams- whether it's launching a blog, joining a network marketing company, founding your own company or any combo of the above-- just GO FOR IT! When you live your passion, you'll earn more than you ever thought, and that's when your health will optimize as will your life. Today's interview is with DelRae Messer, former chiropractor, who left her full time practice to pursue a health and wellness business with Isagenix, and now is one of their top 100 earners. This is a power-packed 2-part episode so be sure to tune in to BOTH parts! 

Nov 12, 2019

Welcome back to our Business Series, where I interview successful female entrepreneurs of all kinds. Why? It's all tied back to health: when we stay in a dead-end job and/or are stressed about money/bills etc., our health is affected. Therefore, it is my goal to inspire you with this business series to get out there and go for your dreams- whether it's launching a blog, joining a network marketing company, founding your own company or any combo of the above-- just GO FOR IT! When you live your passion, you'll earn more than you ever thought, and that's when your health will optimize as will your life. Today's interview is with DelRae Messer, former chiropractor, who left her full time practice to pursue a health and wellness business with Isagenix, and now is one of their top 100 earners. This is a power-packed 2-part episode so be sure to tune in to BOTH parts! 

Nov 11, 2019

Sarah Grace Spann is a tell-it-like-it-is personal trainer who has a long history of athletic experience and fitness experience- and not all of it was GOOD. She talks with us in this interview about conquering anorexia in high school and how working with a dietitian during that time helped her find her true passion: to help OTHERS get healthy and fit without all the downsides. You'll learn a TON in this interview and feel more empowered about conquering your weight loss goals in the future. 

Nov 7, 2019

In this episode, we talk with Jacqueline Carly, who shares her fitness story- and it's filled with quite a lot of ups and downs. A former figure competitor, Jacque knows about the "psycho diet mentality" we talk about a lot on this show. She shares how she dramatically improved her health by focusing on incorporating a solid amount of plant based food- and she's not vegetarian, but believes we all can benefit from more greens in our life! 

Nov 7, 2019

In this interview, we talk with Brittany Mullins, founder of the hugely successful blog, 'Eating Bird Food'. Brittany is a master recipe creator, and in this episode we talk about food- but specifically, the art of creating insanely delicious salads that will fill you up and help you hit your macros, thus ensuring inevitable fat loss. If you are tired of boring diet food, this episode is for you and full of actionable tips you can implement in the kitchen today! Enjoy!

Nov 5, 2019

Dr. Stephen Lewis practices chiropractic care at Green Wisdom Health where he focuses on Science Based Nutrition and helping women address hormonal imbalance issues like hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue, among others. In today's interview, he shares his insights and what has worked for hundreds of his patients to dramatically improve their symptoms from these issues. 

Nov 4, 2019

After Collette Courtion became a mom, her girlfriends told her about some of the unfortunate changes that occur from giving birth and aging that no one likes to talk about. With few treatment options available in women’s intimate health, she learned that quite a lot of women simply just suffer in silence. Collette wasn't willing to do that. Building on her 15+ years in medical aesthetics working with innovative energy-based technologies, she partnered with a team of OB/GYNs and luminaries in the field of laser/light science to create revolutionary intimate health products. In this interview, you'll learn about the power of red-light treatment for vaginal wall rejuvenation and how to effectively address pelvic floor issues that occur after pregnancy. 

Nov 1, 2019

If you've ever "eaten your feelings" (who hasn't?) this episode is for you! Lindsey Smith, "The Food Mood Girl" explains how she addressed her emotional eating issues and shares tips on how to eat your feelings- the right way. Because, yes, there IS a right way to do it. Learn about emotional eating, body dysmorphia and how to eat more intuitively in this 2-part episode!

Nov 1, 2019

If you've ever "eaten your feelings" (who hasn't?) this episode is for you! Lindsey Smith, "The Food Mood Girl" explains how she addressed her emotional eating issues and shares tips on how to eat your feelings- the right way. Because, yes, there IS a right way to do it. Learn about emotional eating, body dysmorphia and how to eat more intuitively in this 2-part episode!

Oct 31, 2019

Welcome to our Travel Series! We're going to be covering a LOT of travel in upcoming shows- why? Because we don't use our vacation days in this country! We don't take enough time off and it's destroying our health. My goal is to get you focused on the importance of vacation and real time OFF to recharge and enjoy life!! This is how you improve your health in a big way. Today we talk to Juliana Dever, founder of the travel blog CleverDeverWherever. You'll be blown away by the incredible travel tips she shares-- trust me! Be sure to listen to BOTH parts of this jam packed 2 part episode!

Oct 31, 2019

Welcome to our Travel Series! We're going to be covering a LOT of travel in upcoming shows- why? Because we don't use our vacation days in this country! We don't take enough time off and it's destroying our health. My goal is to get you focused on the importance of vacation and real time OFF to recharge and enjoy life!! This is how you improve your health in a big way. Today we talk to Juliana Dever, founder of the travel blog CleverDeverWherever. You'll be blown away by the incredible travel tips she shares-- trust me! Be sure to listen to BOTH parts of this jam packed 2 part episode!

Oct 29, 2019

In this episode, I interviewed Kelli Shallal, an Arizona based Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition from LLU. We talk about nutrition and diet mistakes that so many women make all in the pursuit of weight loss. She'll share her insights as an integrative nutrition specialist and I know you'll finish listening to this show having learned a LOT about how to eat for health and longevity vs. eating as little as possible to lose weight. 

Oct 25, 2019

Ladies you will love this episode. This topic of obsessive dieting is so common- so many of us want to lose fat and get lean, but we somehow feel the only way to do it is to obsess about perfect macros and eliminate entire food groups. This is NO way to live and usually it's not a way to get fit either. Marissa DiPietro learned this and shares her story of shedding the obsessive "diet" mentality and learning to eat like a normal person again. And guess what, she got FIT AF doing it. Enjoy. 

Oct 23, 2019

Welcome to another Kelly O SOLO show-- today I am talking about something I see a lot, and something I've even done in my own life. It's letting our HANGUPS -- hold us back in life. Our skepticism about things or people or opportunities-- our hangups, we give in to them, and don't realize how much we are limiting our life by doing this on a regular basis. Listen in, as I'm certain this episode will jolt you awake to how you might have been doing this very thing in the past, and how you can break free today. 

Oct 18, 2019

PART 2: Today's interview is with Ali Damron, a wife, mother to 2 boys, a licensed acupuncturist and a certified personal trainer. In this 2-part episode, we talk about adrenal fatigue, and how to identify it, and how to address it with lifestyle changes and with practices such as acupuncture. Be sure to listen to both parts of this informative 2-part interview!

Oct 18, 2019

Today's interview is with Ali Damron, a wife, mother to 2 boys, a licensed acupuncturist and a certified personal trainer. In this 2-part episode, we talk about adrenal fatigue, and how to identify it, and how to address it with lifestyle changes and with practices such as acupuncture. Be sure to listen to both parts of this informative 2-part interview!

Oct 16, 2019

Welcome to our series interviewing successful women in business- why? Because I feel strongly that when women pursue their true passions as the way to earn their income, typically they will earn more money year after year, and dramatically decrease their stress-- thus greatly improving their health and well-being. We'll be interviewing a ton of fabulous and successful boss babes who will share their "been there, done that" stories and inspire YOU to take the leap you've probably been thinking about for a while! Enjoy this power packed 2-part episode with Beth Santos!

Oct 16, 2019

Welcome to our series interviewing successful women in business- why? Because I feel strongly that when women pursue their true passions as the way to earn their income, typically they will earn more money year after year, and dramatically decrease their stress-- thus greatly improving their health and well-being. We'll be interviewing a ton of fabulous and successful boss babes who will share their "been there, done that" stories and inspire YOU to take the leap you've probably been thinking about for a while! Enjoy this power packed 2-part episode with Beth Santos!

Oct 10, 2019

It's amazing that in the year 2019, we still have so many misunderstandings about cholesterol. There are still these ideas floating around the fitness universe, or even the medical industry that cholesterol is all bad, and that we should still be avoiding red meat and egg yolks etc. Dr. Lane Sebring explains in great detail in this 2-part episode the real truth about cholesterol and how it affects our health and hormones in ways we probably didn't realize. Enjoy!

Oct 10, 2019

It's amazing that in the year 2019, we still have so many misunderstandings about cholesterol. There are still these ideas floating around the fitness universe, or even the medical industry that cholesterol is all bad, and that we should still be avoiding red meat and egg yolks etc. Dr. Lane Sebring explains in great detail in this 2-part episode the real truth about cholesterol and how it affects our health and hormones in ways we probably didn't realize. Enjoy!

Oct 8, 2019

This episode is the first of many to come Kelly O SOLO shows, where it's just me, sharing my best life, health and business lessons for you. Today's episode is focused on what I know to be a life-changing practice- the practice of unwavering BELIEF in oneself. It's so much more impactful than you think and it's also much more likely that you AREN'T practicing real BELIEF in yourself, so you owe it to yourself to tune in and learn more. I promise, this habit can alter your entire life. 

Oct 5, 2019

Joe Dowdell is one of the most respected and experienced fitness trainers in the country. He's trained some of the top professional athletes and celebrities to get them in optimal shape for their craft. He KNOWS what he's talking about- and this 2-part episode will deliver some truths that will make you know exactly what YOU need to do to get the fitness results YOU want. HINT: it's work, but it's simpler than you think! Get ready for an eye-opening episode learning from the best, Joe Dowdell! 

Oct 5, 2019

Joe Dowdell is one of the most respected and experienced fitness trainers in the country. He's trained some of the top professional athletes and celebrities to get them in optimal shape for their craft. He KNOWS what he's talking about- and this 2-part episode will deliver some truths that will make you know exactly what YOU need to do to get the fitness results YOU want. HINT: it's work, but it's simpler than you think! Get ready for an eye-opening episode learning from the best, Joe Dowdell! 

Oct 1, 2019

You will learn so much in this 2-part interview with Liz Falcigno, who is the creative genius behind The Clean Eating Couple blog. Her blog and social media content illustrate daily how eating CLEAN can be a delicious endeavor vs. a path of deprivation. We also talk about how Liz turned her passion for this blog into a full time income-- and y'all know how much I love to encourage women to pursue their passions for 'work'! Be sure to listen to BOTH parts of this 2-part episode! Enjoy!

Oct 1, 2019

You will learn so much in this 2-part interview with Liz Falcigno, who is the creative genius behind The Clean Eating Couple blog. Her blog and social media content illustrate daily how eating CLEAN can be a delicious endeavor vs. a path of deprivation. We also talk about how Liz turned her passion for this blog into a full time income-- and y'all know how much I love to encourage women to pursue their passions for 'work'! Be sure to listen to BOTH parts of this 2-part episode! Enjoy!

Sep 27, 2019

You will LOVE this 2-part interview with Mitch Harb (this is part 2). He has, in my opinion, some of the best A-HA MOMENT type content on the gram, which is where I found him. He's helped hundreds of men and women get past their own stumbling blocks and apply serious common sense and consistency to getting FIT. Make sure you listen to both episodes of this 2-part interview with Easy Wins Mitch. 

Sep 27, 2019

You will LOVE this 2-part interview with Mitch Harb. He has, in my opinion, some of the best A-HA MOMENT type content on the gram, which is where I found him. He's helped hundreds of men and women get past their own stumbling blocks and apply serious common sense and consistency to getting FIT. Make sure you listen to both episodes of this 2-part interview with Easy Wins Mitch. 

Sep 25, 2019

This interview with Taylor Kiser, creator of the very successful blog, Food, Faith and Fitness, is going to help so many of you ladies suffering from emotional eating issues or binge eating habits or just disordered eating practices in general. Taylor shares her personal story of breaking free from 10+ years of extreme diet behavior into a more intuitive, balanced and healthy approach to eating and living. Be sure to tune into both parts of this 2-part episode! Enjoy! 

Sep 25, 2019

This interview with Taylor Kiser, creator of the very successful blog, Food, Faith and Fitness, is going to help so many of you ladies suffering from emotional eating issues or binge eating habits or just disordered eating practices in general. Taylor shares her personal story of breaking free from 10+ years of extreme diet behavior into a more intuitive, balanced and healthy approach to eating and living. Be sure to tune into both parts of this 2-part episode! Enjoy! 

Sep 23, 2019

Laurie Christine King is a powerhouse of a young woman who is disrupting the fitness, health and wellness space online with wicked smart information and education on EVERYTHING women need to know about hormones and health. This 2-part interview is just the beginning of what I hope might be a mini-series of LCK Knowledge Bombs. She's taught me SO much and I KNOW you'll love this interview, and her!

Sep 23, 2019

Laurie Christine King is a powerhouse of a young woman who is disrupting the fitness, health and wellness space online with wicked smart information and education on EVERYTHING women need to know about hormones and health. This 2-part interview is just the beginning of what I hope might be a mini-series of LCK Knowledge Bombs. She's taught me SO much and I KNOW you'll love this interview, and her!

Sep 21, 2019

Hey Friends! This has been a long time coming! It's official- what was formerly FitFluential Radio is now The Kelly O Show. I'm picking up where we left off with FitFluential Radio and expanding our topic focus, yet narrowing down to serve our FEMALE audience. I truly believe #thefutureisfemale and I aim to deliver a TON of inspiring and educational content on this show to help make that happen. Tune in to this episode where I'll explain what you can expect on this show and why you should be tuning in on the daily. Let's ROLL!

Jun 18, 2019

We don't interview a lot of founders or CEO's of companies on this show unless we think that the story behind the development of the product is a lesson for all of us, health-wise, or if the product is a rare exception and we all should know about it because it's picking up traction and the FitFluential community loves it. In this case it's both. Tune in to this interview with Adam Legas to learn more about his fitness journey and his company, Nanohyrdr8.

May 15, 2019

Usually when you see any articles related to health and fitness and pregnant moms, they are usually focused on the 'body after baby' situation. Brittany Citron, the founder of PRONATAL FITNESS, explains why it's far more important for moms to get healthy and strong - first and foremost for the WORK of being pregnant and delivering a healthy baby. THEN you can focus on body after baby- and achieve THAT easier as well! 

May 9, 2019

Get ready to learn a LOT about your health in this two-part episode. Stephanie Ray founded BIORAY back in 1991, and in this interview, she'll educate you on everything related to true optimal health. You'll learn why herbs are the original apothecary, and how detoxing your body (not in the fad-diet-detox-tea way for rapid weight loss) will transform your health. You'll learn about gut health, how our liver health is the key to EVERYTHING working optimally, and why integrative medicine can significantly improve the health of your mind AND body. Be sure to listen to both part 1 and part 2!

May 9, 2019

Get ready to learn a LOT about your health in this two-part episode. Stephanie Ray founded BIORAY back in 1991, and in this interview, she'll educate you on everything related to true optimal health. You'll learn why herbs are the original apothecary, and how detoxing your body (not in the fad-diet-detox-tea way for rapid weight loss) will transform your health. You'll learn about gut health, how our liver health is the key to EVERYTHING working optimally, and why integrative medicine can significantly improve the health of your mind AND body. Be sure to listen to both part 1 and part 2!

Apr 25, 2019

You will love this first of many-to-come episodes on the Financially FitFluential theme-- why are we talking about finances? Because stress is one of the #1 contributors to bad health- and what's one of the #1 causes of stress? MONEY problems. Attack your money problems, attack your stress, improve your health. Tune into this 2-part episode with Amy Schultz and get ready to LEARN A TON about managing your money issues for the better!

Apr 4, 2019

You will love this first of many-to-come episodes on the Financially FitFluential theme-- why are we talking about finances? Because stress is one of the #1 contributors to bad health- and what's one of the #1 causes of stress? MONEY problems. Attack your money problems, attack your stress, improve your health. Tune into this 2-part episode with Amy Schultz and get ready to LEARN A TON about managing your money issues for the better!

Mar 26, 2019

For all you fitness fanatics dealing with constant muscle pain, aching back, stressed out neck and shoulders with issues- we've got something you will LOVE to learn about. The MELT Method: a self-care practice YOU can implement at home to manage chronic pain and prevent future pain and injury. Who doesn't need this? Tune into this 2-part episode with the amazing Sue Hitzmann and we promise, you'll be diving into MELTing your pains away like we are, on a daily basis! 

Mar 26, 2019

For all you fitness fanatics dealing with constant muscle pain, aching back, stressed out neck and shoulders with issues- we've got something you will LOVE to learn about. The MELT Method: a self-care practice YOU can implement at home to manage chronic pain and prevent future pain and injury. Who doesn't need this? Tune into this 2-part episode with the amazing Sue Hitzmann and we promise, you'll be diving into MELTing your pains away like we are, on a daily basis! 

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 26, 2018

Learn from best selling author Keri Gans how yoga changed her life in more ways than one. 

Sep 19, 2018

Interview with Leah Segedie, author of "Green Enough". Learn how to gradually get your home environment less toxic by replacing food and products with cleaner ones over time.

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 12, 2018

Interview with Lindsey Smith, the author of "Eat Your Feelings: The Food Mood Girl's Guide to Transforming Your Emotional Eating". Today we talk about emotional eating and how to address it- and not in the way you'd think! 

 

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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Sep 9, 2018

Brian and Carrie Grasso are the type of personal trainers who help clients have the right mindset to accomplish their goals. Brian has worked alongside professional athletes in the fitness industry for over 20 years and realized most of the work involved mental and emotional stability. Carrie, on the other hand, quit being a personal trainer just three weeks in, finding out personal training has a lot more to do with counselling than actual training. They are now accomplished mindset coaches and considered experts in their field. Their business focus is due to the void in the fitness industry regarding the intricacies of mindsets.

In today’s episode, Brian and Carrie share how they found the path to linking mindset and fitness and why reality doesn’t exist the way we think it does. They explain the limits we put on ourselves and the importance of recognizing the negativities in our lives rather than pushing them away.

 

"Influence is the silent killer people do not recognize; they do not recognize how much influence plays a role in every part of their lives." – Brian Grasso

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why Carrie cautions those who have a tendency to flip negatives to positives.
  • The usual excuses people say about changing themselves.
  • Why internal dialogue is the primary limit.
  • Is the human brain conditioned to be negative?
  • The limiting factor the motivational industry doesn't understand.
  • The four stages of learning that everyone goes through.
  • The recurring theme in most entrepreneurs and how it affects the mindset.
  • What does it mean to "invest with your wallet?”
  • How much more challenging is it to start a completely different life for someone in their 30's and beyond?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Everyone is only really limited by their own self.
  • Reality doesn't exist, our perception of reality exists.
  • We don’t always know what we don’t know.

 

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Sep 8, 2018

Whitney Jones is a mother of two boys, 4-time fitness Olympian, 12-time Arnold Classic athlete, competition choreographer and trainer. She is also the owner of the Pro Physiques gym, the largest fitness gym in Arizona. She’s always been into sports and getting strong and this persisted all the way to college. Her active lifestyle was paused after graduation due to working 60-hour weeks at an advertising agency, but resumed after she got married and had a family. She realized that being a workaholic just wasn’t her definition of what life was about. She eventually decided to pursue her desire to become fit and her interest in teaching others.

In today’s episode, Whitney opens up about what it’s like to be a female bodybuilder and competitor, and her thoughts on her many critics and online haters. She also shares her story on what her life was like before she became who she is now, how her methods are different than most trainers, and tips for those who want to get fit and lean the safe way.

 

""I do not live my life for anyone else; even if I really put effort into appeasing everyone, I'm not going to. I don't care." – Whitney Jones

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What made her decide to turn her interest in fitness into a business?
  • How experiencing long-term bed rest made her appreciate being active.
  • Her opinion on critics and online trolls? How does she handle her haters?
  • Why women shouldn't feel bad if they want to invest time in fitness.
  • How being fit can positively affect your daily life.
  • The common issues she encounters with clients.
  • Why investing in a personal trainer is worth the money?
  • The two things women often get wrong when it comes to fitness.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The only way you can control the hate is by controlling how you react to it.
  • At the end of the day, you have to, individually, be okay with the decisions you make, good or bad. Maximize what you can do now.
  • If you are losing weight at a faster rate than is normal, you will not maintain it and you will kick yourself later for not doing it the right way.

 

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Sep 7, 2018

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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Sep 6, 2018

Amanda Tress is a mother, a personal trainer, and a digital marketing consultant. She is passionate in helping her clients improve their level of fitness through safe and sustainable means. For more than a decade, Amanda has helped her clients not just lose weight and get stronger, but also have an optimistic mindset towards life and the kind of confidence that will make them look forward to the future. One of her most powerful tools is her FASTer Way to Fat Loss program, a kind of program that promotes a healthy and fit lifestyle through fasting and optimized nutrition for women.

In today’s episode, Amanda explains where she got the idea behind her program and what makes it different from other “diets.” She also explains why her program can help you get leaner muscle and why it’s not as restrictive as people might think.

 

"Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it is simply an eating schedule.” – Amanda Tress

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How she developed the program and how long it took.
  • Why it’s the best fitness program for women.
  • How her program helped clients with other issues aside from weight loss.
  • The link between being in a fasted state and insulin response.
  • Why it's beneficial for the body to experience a long fasting period.
  • The typical way she conducts a fasting routine.
  • What is the 16:8 Protocol?

 

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Key Takeaways:

  • Our muscles don't get bigger or smaller in the gym; it's really in the kitchen.
  • Fasting actually helps develop lean muscle.
  • Focus on eating enough of the right nutrients and carb for thyroid function.

 

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Aug 29, 2018

Jessica Tunon, the founder of Netwalking, shares her story about how walking, just walking, helped her heal a herniated disc, and start a business in DC that helps hundreds of men and women each week get out and WALK-- improving their health and their business life simultaneously. 

Aug 22, 2018

Dr. Barry Sears is considered the founder of what we refer to as anti-inflammatory nutrition, a diet that is meant to control hormonal and inflammatory responses through specific food and recipes. As a result of his dietary research, he coined the term “Zone Diet,” where the Zone is the state of the body where both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory responses are balanced. He has authored more than forty scientific publications and holds fourteen U.S. Patents in the areas of hormonal regulation and intravenous drug delivery systems.

In this episode, Dr. Barry Sears introduces to us the concept of the Zone Diet and what makes it different from other programs. He explains the science behind the Zone Diet, what inflammation and resolution is and why it’s critical to control both. He also shares why he thinks conventional medicine is not sustainable and why we’re looking at medicine from an obscure viewpoint.

 

“The way we practice medicine today is totally unsustainable. No question about it.” Dr. Barry Sears

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What led him to author the Zone Diet?
  • What exactly is inflammation?
  • How does low-level inflammation lead to disease?
  • What is idiopathic medicine?
  • Parts of the body most prone to inflammation.
  • What is the Zone Diet all about?
  • Common anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • What he would say to those who depend too much on drugs.
  • The type of fat you should be eating.
  • Why we still need to restrict calories regardless of any diet.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Our body needs inflammation; the problem lies in not being able to turn it off when needed.
  • More people in America die each year from taking anti-inflammatory drugs than dying from AIDS.
  • The more we treat food like a drug, the less drugs we need to treat the residual symptoms.

 

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Aug 16, 2018

Emily Allen is a nutrition coach and owner of Health by Emily, a business that serves to help others lose weight in the healthiest way possible. Like some of her clients, Emily also had body image and health struggles - specifically, she was clinically obese. When she had health issues that doctors said correlate to her weight, she knew something had to change. She did her research, watched documentaries, and studied the science of food and how the body responds to it. Through her determination, she was able to quickly lose over sixty pounds of weight and has since been her own health advocate.

Today, Emily shares her struggles with body image, weight gain, and stress. She describes what her life was like before she walked the path to fitness and the events in her life that made her go in that direction. She explains the type of fitness she advocates and why you don’t have to avoid processed food to have a fit lifestyle. She also shares her opinion with regards to stress and fertility as well as how she manages her Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

 

“You can't just go gung-ho and clear out the pantry and replace them with foods no one in the family even likes.” - Emily Allen

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What made her realize she needed to become fit?
  • How to revolutionize the healthcare industry.
  • Her definition of "processed" food?
  • Her opinion on stress and how it relates to fertility.
  • Her bout with PCOS and how she manages it.  

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Existing doctors need to be educated on new information about health.
  • When you make fitness changes, you have to make them doable.


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Aug 15, 2018

Heidi Schauster is a nutrition therapist with over 20 years of experience specializing in eating disorders and emotional eating problems. She is also the author of Nourish, a book that aims to guide readers in transforming their eating habits into something positive and self-loving. In addition to nutrition counseling, she provides consultations and lectures in schools and professional groups on the topic of disordered eating.

 

Heidi joins me today to discuss the concept of disordered eating and how it continues to physically and emotionally damage teens and adults alike. She explains the causes of eating disorders as well as why not everyone who has an issue with food has an eating disorder. She also describes how a person can shift from a negative outlook on food to a positive one, and why punishing yourself because of bad eating habits will only make things worse.

 

 

“There's a danger in trying to eat perfectly.” - Heidi Schauster

 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

 

  • When Heidi became interested in fitness and being healthy.
  • Her thoughts on those who just want to lose weight.
  • How she defines disordered eating.
  • Her advice when it comes to people who are ashamed of their own body.
  • Why you shouldn't see comfort food and nourishing food as two different things.
  • What can act as hurdles in overcoming a bad habit?
  • The first step in becoming a healthier version of yourself.
  • The importance of having variety in our diet.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

  1. Sometimes even health coaches contribute to the damage.
  2. Weight loss doesn't have to be the focus of movement, but it's definitely connected.
  3. We don't always have a diagnosable eating disorder that fits all the criteria.
  4. The more you understand yourself, the easier it is for you to become healthy.
  5. We want comfort, but we also want nourishment and they aren't really separated.

 

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Aug 14, 2018

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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Aug 13, 2018

In part 2 of our series, Jenny Mire explained the definition of emotional eating and its ramifications for our overall health. She provided scenarios where emotional eating is considered manageable and situations where it becomes an eating disorder. She also explains why it mostly affects women and offered tips to stop emotional eating even before it starts.

In this episode, Jenny focuses on the topic of self-sabotage. She defines self-sabotage and how it can negatively affect not just our physical health, but also our mental well-being. She shares her story, her struggles, and the many solutions she found that helped her overcome them. She also explains the importance of knowing what your struggles are to keep yourself from self-sabotaging.

 

"Self-sabotage is never, ever worth it.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What self-sabotage is and why you don't realize you're doing it.
  • How does self-sabotage happen?
  • How to you work through self-sabotage and overcome it.
  • Finding your triggers and why you have to let people know about them.
  • What you can tell yourself to prevent self-sabotage.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Even if you can only workout 20 minutes, you're still doing something. It still counts and it’s much better than doing nothing at all.
  • Missing one workout is not the same as missing five workouts.
  • You have to take care of yourself first before you go stress your body out more by exercising.

 

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Aug 12, 2018

In our last episode, Jenny Mire shared her insight on the mental health aspect of fitness and how it’s an everyday occurrence for most women. She shared the reasons why women tend to have anxiety around food, the effects of stress and anxiety on our metabolism, as well as provided some tips on how to improve your mental health.

Today, Jenny explains what emotional eating is and how it can adversely affect our overall health. She shares how emotional eating starts and why women are its usual victims. To combat this health issue, Jenny also offers advice on what we should do to help stop emotional eating even before it starts.

 

"When you're eating because you're physically hungry you know how much you've eaten, you know when you're full, and you know when to stop.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What exactly is emotional eating and why is it detrimental to our health
  • Why emotional eating is more common in women.
  • The signs of emotional eating
  • Is having eating issues a common denominator for a lot of women?
  • What happens when you recognize your food triggers?
  • The importance of having friends as a support system.
  • What she recommends to start addressing emotional eating.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Food as a reward is alright occasionally. When it's a regular occurrence or when you hide it, it becomes a problem.
  • Sometimes you totally will fail and it's okay. Don’t be too hard on yourself. So long as you get back on your track, you’ll be fine.
  • Once you identify your triggers, you turn the table on them.

 

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Aug 11, 2018

Jenny Mire is a certified personal trainer who offers online and in-person training services. She offers more than the usual how-to’s on exercising and diet as she also recognizes the importance of mental health, and identifying your own personal struggles on food addiction and emotional eating. Her expertise on mental health and wellness comes from her own experience knowing what it’s like to feel physically weak, unhealthy, and the anxiety and stress in between.

In this episode, Jenny shares her wisdom on mental health and its importance for overall fitness. She notes the struggles many women have when it comes to having a healthy relationship with food and explains what it’s like to fear food.

 

"If you learn how to do it the right way - and find something you love - you can change your life.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she started getting into fitness
  • The people who inspired her to strength train.
  • What made her want to help women understand mental health?
  • What is mental health in the context of fitness?
  • What it means to have anxiety around food.
  • The effects of stress and anxiety on your metabolism
  • Quick tips on how to improve your mental health.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You don’t have to start young when getting into fitness.
  • Fitness and health shouldn't be a punishment
  • Fitness can change your life in every aspect.

 

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Aug 10, 2018

Nicole D’Alonzo is a tech entrepreneur and the Founder of an audio-first yoga app called 19 Minute Yoga for iOS. Her app’s goal is to make yoga more accessible and provide easy to understand, voice guided instructions and classes that don’t require a local Wi-Fi connection. Aside from being an entrepreneur, Nicole is an experienced speaker and is a well-known a social media strategist for Fortune 500 brands.

In this episode, Nicole shares the wonders of her new yoga app. She talks about the moments in her life that led her to develop the app as well as what makes the app not just unique, but also better than most on the market. She also gives us reasons why yoga is something everyone should do and why it becomes a necessity the busier your life gets.

 

"When someone says they're not flexible enough to do yoga, it's like saying they're too dirty to take a shower.” Nicole D'Alonzo

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What got her started on her fitness and wellness journey?
  • The transformative effect of Yoga.
  • What her new app is all about.
  • What yoga can do for your body and performance.
  • How you can apply yoga principles to other areas of your life.
  • What drove her to create a Yoga app and how it’s different from other apps.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • When it comes to yoga, we can't think of it as this all or nothing thing because the body needs yoga in some form.
  • You don't have to practice for two hours, you can practice a few minutes several times a week and get the health and performance benefits you need.

 

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Aug 9, 2018

Jay Papasan is the renowned author of the book The One Thing, a compilation of lessons, ideas, and personal stories that helps leaders and future entrepreneurs create strategies and make long-term, innovative decisions. Before this book, Jay as co-authored other works such as the bestselling Millionaire Real Estate series with Gary Keller and Body-For-Life by Bill Phillips. Promoting the beauty of simplicity, his book was created to teach everyone how to make huge changes in their lives and in every area one domino at a time.

In this episode, Jay shares his motivation for co-authoring The One Thing, what sets it apart from other mindset and goal setting books, and some of the takeaways the book imparts its readers. He also shares with us some of his real-life experiences and why he insists on accepting failure as part of being successful.

 

"Anything that's gonna be ultimately successful in the long haul has to be simple.” Jay Papasan

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What moved him to write The One Thing and why it's not just an "ego book."
  • What is the biggest time waster when it comes to personal goals?
  • His thoughts on today's new entrepreneurs.
  • Why he says perfection is overrated.
  • The importance of being honest with yourself and accepting your failures.
  • The real consequence of being good at one thing.
  • His simple example in overcoming a health plateau.
  • His thoughts on the fear of failure.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Our impatience prevents us from setting bigger picture goals and doing the long-term behavior and lifestyle changes.
  • Success in business and health are not mutually exclusive.
  • The times you have the most success in your career are the times you are most focused.

 

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Aug 8, 2018

Ivor Cummins and Dr. Jeffry Gerber are the authors of Eat Rich, Live Long, a book centered around how you can achieve optimal health and weight loss through low-carb and keto diets. Ivor is the owner of The Fat Emperor, a blog that details his thoughts and research about what makes a typical diet healthy and occasionally debunks myths about nutrition. Dr. Jeffry Gerber is a board-certified family physician and the owner of South Suburban Family Medicine, a clinic in Littleton, Colorado. He has been providing personalized healthcare since 1993 and is an advocate of adopting low-carb, high fat, Paleo, and Ancestral diets to treat or prevent common illnesses such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

 

Ivor and Jeffry join us to share their wisdom regarding the many therapeutic benefits of low-carb and keto diets. They discuss what drove them to promote a low-carb lifestyle and what inspired them to co-author a book. They explain the different ways society and traditional medicine demonized fats in favor of industrially processed carbs, why insulin is one of the best health markers, and why healthy vegetable oils and healthy breads are anything but healthy. They also describe what happens to our body when we’re in ketosis and how we benefit from it.

 

“Being in ketosis is putting your body in a positive state biochemically.” - Ivor Cummins

 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

 

  • What inspired them to author their new book.
  • Why they promote a low-carb keto diet.
  • How they define low-carb and how it affects the metabolism.
  • Which carbs are considered unhealthy whole grains?
  • How carbs are metabolized in the body.
  • Why insulin is a good determinant of overall health.
  • Why whole wheat products aren't as healthy as they claim to be.
  • The effects of fasting on the body and how a low-carb diet can help.
  • What is the ketogenic approach to eating and what makes it different from other diets?
  • Their thoughts on "calories in, calories out."
  • Why we shouldn't heat polyunsaturated fats.
  • Is canola oil really good for you?

 

Key Takeaways:

 

  1. There's no reason for anyone to consume processed vegetable oils.
  2. When you go on a hard keto, it's like you're giving yourself a metabolic workout.
  3. Most bad things for your health will drive up insulin and insulin resistance.
  4. If you deprive yourself of sleep, insulin resistance rises dramatically.

 

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Aug 7, 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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Aug 3, 2018

Dai Manuel - before he became a personal trainer, keynote speaker, author, and a general fitness inspiration - was an obese teenager. He started fat-building when he was 9 years old and packed on pound after pound until he was 14 and weighed an astonishing 200 lbs. with a 38-inch waistline, metrics that shouldn’t belong to a kid who’s barely 5 feet 6 inches.

It wasn’t until he was 14 that he decided to change the way he lived and that’s where it all began. He built a good habit and swore by it. He lost lots of weight and built muscle over the course of 20 months all while growing 8 inches taller. He has since helped people and has been doing so for 25 years with no signs of stopping.

Today we’re going to talk about his transformation story, the habits that made him who he is today, and his opinion on the child obesity epidemic.

 

“If you want to be a positive role model you've gotta be doing it too.” Dai Manuel

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • At the age of 14, Dai was faced with two choices: to accept his life and live with it or change it for the better. He chose the latter.
  • Dai made use of what he had to grow his knowledge when it came to health and fitness. Internet access wasn’t as popular then so he made use of the library.
  • He began his fitness journey by eating smarter and riding a fitness bike. He eventually got more active and learned taekwondo, climbed mountains for fun, and eventually got into CrossFit and stayed there.
  • When you change to a better version of yourself, people start asking you for helpful advice.
  • Education in nutrition is the answer to obesity problem in kids.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Living a healthy and fit lifestyle is always a choice.
  • Talk about feelings, don't talk about science when it comes to what kids eat. Ask about how they feel when they eat junk food vs healthy meals.
  • Have a lifestyle that will support your "treats" and cheat days.
  • People workout and go on a healthy diet so they can enjoy life more.

 

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Jul 26, 2018

Courtney Bentley inspires women to live fit, fierce, and fabulous lifestyles. Suffering from an eating disorder as a young girl, Courtney understands self-hate and self-loath. She desires to help and empower other women to overcome their limiting beliefs by being a recurring contributor at CBS Channel 8 Las Vegas NOW and working with companies like eHow.com, Lorna Jane, and West Elm. She also offers programs and hosts the podcast Fit Fierce and Fabulous, with the latter ranking first on the iTunes charts.

Courtney joins me today to share how to start the work within so you can embrace and appreciate who you are. She shares her definition of self-hate and her journey of learning to love herself, how to start building your self-confidence, and how to discover your purpose.

 

“You got to own your value. You got to own your worth. You got to stand in the mind frame that ‘I am enough.’” - Courtney Bentley

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she realized she was unhealthy and unwell
  • What led her to lead a healthy lifestyle
  • When she found the fitness diet and routine that works for her
  • What she did to stay thin
  • What to do when someone compliments you
  • Monumental moments in her life that shifted her perspective
  • Confidence versus cockiness
  • What helped her be confident today
  • The first step for women to take to change the way they talk to themselves

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Be a receiver and a giver of compliments.
  • There’s nothing wrong with aspiring to be a better version of yourself
  • Look at yourself in the mirror, eye to eye, and tell yourself how much you love yourself.
  • Take 20 minutes, light a candle, make yourself a cup of tea and write a “letter of awesome.”
  • Whoever it is that you look up to, make sure they all have self-awareness and self-confidence.

 

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Jul 25, 2018

Dr. Glenn Livingston is a veteran psychologist and author of the book Never Binge Again, a short yet comprehensive guide to controlling emotional eating and food obsession as well as knowing how to achieve your fitness goals. Having been a binge eater before, he relates his own story regarding the vicious emotional cycle of feast and famine and explains how he eventually found the road to recovery. His main drive behind the book was his severe dissatisfaction with what traditional psychology had to offer regarding obesity and emotional eating.

 

Dr. Glenn Livingston joins me today to share his wisdom and expertise regarding emotional eating, to whom and how it happens, and the steps to recovery. He discusses how the media and the giant food industries are heavily invested in making you eat all the time and how they use psychology to trick people. He also explores the concept of self-flagellation and shame after a binge eating as well as how to forgive yourself.

 

“When you commit, you have to commit with perfection. If you make a mistake, you have to forgive yourself with dignity.” - Dr. Glenn Livingston

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

 

  • What led Dr. Glenn to start addressing emotional eating and binge eating?
  • His opinions on the food industry and why they're out to promote unhealthy eating.
  • What prompts our brain to make us feel bad after a binge?
  • His story as a binge eater and how he recovered.
  • Foods that get people starting off on a binge.
  • The kind of people who often fall victim to binge eating.
  • How he helps binge eaters recover.
  • The feast and famine cycle and the highs associated with them.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

  • A lot of us eat for comfort. Binge eaters eat to get high with food.
  • Big companies spend billions of dollars to produce and advertise food that finds our bliss point and makes you eat what's not healthy for you.
  • If it was as simple as just exercise and eat appropriately, we'd all be fit.
  • Virtually everybody experiences periods where they eat beyond personal intent.
  • The solution for binge eating is not a week of juice fasting, but regular, sustained reasonable nutrition day in and day out for months.

 

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Jul 24, 2018

To describe Dave Parsons as a running enthusiast would be an understatement. He has logged over sixteen thousand miles since 2010, ran across nineteen different states, and finished twelve marathons with three of those in the famous Boston Marathon. When he’s not running, he represents the Cap City Half Marathon and entices people of all ages to participate in their annual race.

In this episode, Dave shares the story of how he fell head over heels with running. He describes his life before he became a runner, why he eventually decided to get serious, and explains the importance of building your self-confidence to achieve your health and fitness goals. He also provides keen insight regarding the psychological aspect of training as well as tips for newbie runners, especially when it comes to footwear.

 

“You have to get over yourself a little bit. You cannot be afraid to ask people for help.” - Dave Parsons

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How he first got into fitness.
  • How he became fascinated with running.
  • Peer pressure in fitness and how we should deal with it.
  • How to learn from people who are smarter than you.
  • The importance of getting over being self-conscious.
  • The difference a good pair of shoes can make.
  • Shin splints and how it can damage your entire body.
  • When should you buy new shoes?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you try running and love it, it could be a lifetime of fun.
  • When you're taller you don't really think about whether you weigh much or not.
  • Height can affect performance in sports.
  • If you can find some way to connect with people just on a real level, they won't mind spending a little time with you.

 

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Jul 23, 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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Jul 22, 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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Jul 21, 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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Jul 20, 2018

Stacey Krawczyk is a self-proclaimed “farm girl foodie” with a passion for balancing nutrition, living a healthy and active lifestyle, and the regular enjoyment of food. Stacey is a mother of four very active, athletic school age children, and a Registered Dietitian with the Kellogg company. She specializes in nutrition communication and strategy and trends translation, protein nutrition, public speaking, and training.

Stacey is the Nutrition Marketing team leader at the Kellogg company, and joins us today to share her tips, ideas, and insight on nutrition, moderation, and “keeping it real” when it comes to making fitness and nutrition decisions.

 

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Jul 19, 2018

Robyn Baldwin is an Alpha Female and works to support women (and also men) in finding work-life harmony. Despite being diagnosed with an incurable disease, she treated it as a blessing in disguise as it allowed her to understand her body more as well as what being healthy is really all about. She also has her own podcast where she interviews other Alpha Females to learn their tips and tricks when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and healthy habits.

In this episode, Robyn shares her personal fitness story. She describes what prompted her to find more about her body and why she wasn’t fazed when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She explains the difference between a fitness journey and a health journey and why the latter is more holistic. Robyn also provides tips on becoming proactive when it comes to our health.

 

“Being proactive in health means solving the little pain points before they become massive pain points.” - Robyn Baldwin

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Robyn's personal fitness story.
  • How she responded to her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
  • Why she thinks she was gifted with MS.
  • The difference between being health conscious a decade ago and today.
  • Her thoughts on cheat days.
  • Her advice when it comes to being proactive about health.  

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We ignore signs and symptoms, and we don't take care of ourselves proactively because it's not a pain point in our life.
  • A high level of fitness does not guarantee being impervious to any disease.
  • Being an alpha female is a state of mind - of choosing ambition and taking care of yourself at the same time.


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Jul 18, 2018

 Whitney Jones on Becoming Fearless, and How It Changed Her Life for the Better, as well as the Lives of Her Two Boys.

Whitney Jones is the owner of Pro Physiques, Arizona’s largest personal training gym. She is an IFBB Fitness Pro, the 2018 Ms. Fitness International, and 5-time Fitness Olympian. She recently won the 2018 Arnold Fitness International which adds up to her already tall list of fitness competition achievements. Additionally, she is a personal trainer and fitness routine choreographer and founder of Fit Whit Jones, a new fitness apparel company offering signature FEARless apparel for health and fitness enthusiasts.

Whitney joins me to explain what it means to become fearless from a mother’s perspective. She describes the common fitness problems her female clients face and the solutions she provides. She explains what the “Bro Science Diet” is and why women, in particular, should not try it. She also discusses the many setbacks and injuries she experienced recently and how she faced and eventually conquered them.

 

“If you're going to stay at the top or be number one, you can't be mediocre. You have to constantly challenge yourself.” - Whitney Jones

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The fitness problem women commonly face.
  • Why the food journal is important.
  • Her definition of “bro science.”
  • Do people still believe in bro science?
  • How she recently overcame various setbacks and injuries.
  • How she teaches her kids the importance of being fearless.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We are always the reflection of our parents' characteristics, good or bad.
  • We control the type of fear we allow or don't allow.
  • Fear will not break you until you let it.

 

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Jul 17, 2018

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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Jul 16, 2018

Gary Vaynerchuk is a man known to build not buildings but businesses. Just after college, he was able to elevate his family’s wine business from being a relatively small $3M to a whopping $60M business in just five years. He currently runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s most popular digital agencies. He’s also what you call an angel investor or an investor who believes in start-ups, and also a venture capitalist with investments on large media companies such as Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. He eventually co-founded VaynerRSE, an investment fund worth $25M.

In today’s episode, Gary talks about how his views on his health was able to drastically alter the way he thinks about his business and the way he interacts with not just his clients but also friends and family members. He also discusses his opinions on what it takes to get what you want and why he thinks positivity has become a necessity in an increasingly negative world.

 

“My belief in what people can accomplish in business has grown by my accomplishment around my health.” Gary Vaynerchuk

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • A two-hour flight changed Gary’s perspective on his health even at the age of 38.
  • Keeping yourself accountable or being accountable to somebody else is a must when it comes to long term health.
  • Age doesn’t have to be a reason why you feel weak or out of breath.
  • There are no shortcuts to health, just the work. It’s the same when it comes to business.
  • Loser mentality is when people hang around other people who just want to complain and not work on a solution.
  • Being good bleeds over but people need to be focused on not crippling themselves living at the standard they can’t live up to.
  • Optimism and positivity is suppressed. Negativity is loud. You need to take that positivity even if people don't want to hear it.
  • Money, power, fame, it changes nobody. All it does is expose us who they actually are.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You need to know what works for you to achieve the goals other successful people have reached. No need to do it his or her way.
  • Nobody’s going to feel sorry for you. Every winner in your life has zero sympathy for you. Life is harder for some people, life may be harder for you and it needs to change. You can be part of the change by winning and using your money and power to change things.

 

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Jul 15, 2018

Teresa Tapp is a muscle activation specialist, author, host of the T-Tapp Tuesday show on CBS, and the developer of the T-Tapp workout method. Since she was a young girl, she has had the determination to help people get in shape, feel better, and improve their health and fitness. This determination has enabled her to travel the world to educate and empower people from all walks of life, from corporate centers and science labs to international modeling agencies and every day moms. Teresa has a passion for teaching others how to help their bodies heal themselves, repair, rebuild, and empower them – especially women, to achieve better brain and body fitness, health, and improve their hormones with lasting results.

On today’s episode, Teresa shares her story and journey into the health and fitness world, explains what the T-Tapp program is and how it helps individuals of all ages and at all levels of health and fitness improve their health without using weights, equipment, or stretchy bands. She also shares examples of a few of the T-Tapp method workouts that you can do while listening to the show to have a better understanding of what her method involves and how it can help you get into better shape.

 

“Just like your premium sports car, you gotta move your body to keep it running.” – Teresa Tapp

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • What is the T-Tapp method?
  • What inspired her to get involved in the health and fitness industry?
  • How does the T-Tapp method help decrease inflammation?
  • What does the term neurokinetic connection mean and why you lose it as you age?
  • How you can improve your neurokinetic connections, why it is important, and how it can help improve your overall health and well-being?
  • The T-Tapp method’s primary principles.
  • How she learned about inflammation and its effects on the body.
  • How the T-Tapp method affects your hormones and heartrate.
  • How to fit in fitness to decrease stress.

 

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The Takeaway:

You can be ageless and vibrant regardless of your chronological age.

 

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Jul 14, 2018

All too often, we hear stories about how new moms struggle to lose baby weight after having their little bundles of joy. More often, we hear how much of a financial burden it can be for families to switch to a healthier diet such as paleo. Sarah Evans is a mother of two small children, an entrepreneur, and an incredibly inspirational person. She joins us on the show today to talk with Kelly about her transformation story, why she decided to get healthier after having her children, and how her philosophy for herself and her family has evolved over the last few years.

 

“Take baby steps. It makes transitioning into a healthier lifestyle much easier and less overwhelming.” – Sarah Evans

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Sarah’s transformation story and why she decided to get healthier.
  • How her husband reacted to the family’s diet changes?
  • How she limits technology and blue & green light exposure for her children.
  • How headphone use for young children can be harmful for their ears.
  • How Sarah fits fitness into her busy daily work and home life schedule.
  • How she budgets for healthy grocery and restaurant options.
  • Tips to make transitioning into the paleo diet easier.

 

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Key Takeaway:

Wean yourself into the paleo diet. Each week, remove one unhealthy item from your diet and replace it with a healthier paleo option.

 

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Jul 13, 2018

Lauren Harris-Pincus is a speaker, author, nutritionist, and registered dietitian in private practice. She is also the founder of Nutrition Starring You, LLC, a company that specializes in weight management for preventing and treating diabetes. Her robust clientele includes celebrities as well as large corporations and charitable organizations. She draws her passion in fighting childhood obesity from her experience of being an obese child herself. Her plan of action mainly focuses on working with schools to improve the quality of the food and the type of fitness programs they provide children.

In this episode, Lauren shares her insights on the topics of childhood obesity and the concepts of clean eating, protein, and organic food. She explains why people should be wary of what famous people on social media tell them in regard to nutrition and why going organic isn’t as necessary for health as some may deem it to be. She also discusses the importance of protein in the morning and why she discourages excessive protein intake.

 

“My passion developed into not only making sure I could take care of myself, but so I could use my knowledge to help other people achieve their goals.” - Lauren Harris-Pincus

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What inspired her to live a healthy lifestyle and pursuing fitness?
  • What was her transition to living a fit lifestyle like?
  • Why the clean eating trend is unhealthy for the misinformed.
  • Why non-organic produce is actually not as bad as people say they are.
  • What inspired her to write her new breakfast book?
  • Can you overdose on protein?
  • Her top 3 protein-packed breakfasts.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • People today don't even know what to think anymore when it comes to healthy eating.
  • The whole ‘clean eating’ craze has made people afraid to eat.
  • We don't eat enough produce and plant-based foods as a society.

 

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Jul 12, 2018

Dr. Renee Matthews is passionate about educating others regarding asthma, a condition she personally suffers. She has appeared on numerous TV shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, WGN-TV’s People to People, and Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now. Additionally, she is a contributing author for Ebony Magazine, where she contributes to topics regarding asthma, health, and wellness. As an asthma sufferer, she passionately promotes asthma education by addressing concerns while supplying asthma sufferers with the tools, resources, and knowledge to achieve optimal health. For her efforts, she has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Friend of Mobile C.A.R.E. Award.

Today, Dr. Renee joins me to discuss what life is like for someone with asthma. She explains the difference between mild and severe asthma, their corresponding triggers, and how the condition impacts a person’s lifestyle. She also describes her fitness journey and how it helped her cope with her asthma condition.

 

You're really in a bad way if you can't walk to the bathroom without pain.” - Dr. Renee Matthews

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How her fitness journey started.
  • How does she cope with her severe asthma?
  • Is asthma inherited or something you develop?
  • How her asthma affected her life and career.
  • How asthma affects your quality of sleep.
  • Her fitness routine and how it impacted her life.  

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Some forms of asthma are mild, but other times it can be life-threatening, especially during allergic reactions.
  • When you have a track record of your progress, it could be a great baseline measuring tool.
  • It is not just how much you weigh or what clothes fit you, but what you feel.


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Jul 11, 2018

How to Bounce Back When Life Tries to Run You Over. Real Emotional Healing Talk with Tasha Edwards

Tasha Edwards is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, author, motivational speaker, and one of FitFluential’s earliest ambassadors. She is the owner of Hip Healthy Chick, a website catered to her interests in dance, fitness, and holistic health. She has overcome one of the worst moments that could happen to a mother, and it is from that experience where she draws the strength to keep on living.

Today, Tasha joins me to share her story on what she defines as the worst period of her life and how she bounced back. She describes what it was like to tell everyone she was fine even though deep down she wasn’t. She discusses how she got over that terrible period, the people who helped her along the way, and how she was able to lift herself up. She also shares advice to those who feel like they’re stuck in life and desperate for answers.

 

"Change starts by always believing there's something waiting for you if you take the first step.” - Tasha Edwards

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her journey into health and fitness.
  • The worst thing that happened to her.
  • Why she wasn't asking for help during the worst point in her life.
  • When and how she turned her life around?
  • The importance of admitting you can't do everything yourself.
  • Her advice to those who want get their life back on track, but don't know how.
  • The people who helped get her life back.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The more you can put one foot in front of the other, the more you're moving in the right direction.

 

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Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

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Jul 10, 2018

Pina is a naturopathic doctor who combines the latest scientific research with natural methods to help the body recover on its own. Her mission is to help her patients reach their best health potential through holistic and non-disruptive procedures, promoting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. She’s the author of The Little Book of Healthy Beauty where she shares her knowledge on how to be beautiful from the inside out.

Today, Pina talks about her definition of healthy beauty, the keys to health, longevity, and beauty, and why she says meditation is as important as your diet.

 

"It's super exciting just to see that empowerment; that they've taken care of themselves.” Pina LoGiudice

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is "healthy beauty"
  • The 6 master keys to health, longevity, and glowing beauty.
  • Why we have the ability to change our genes.
  • What is autophagy and how does it link to aging?
  • Tips on how to improve sleep and sleeping habits.
  • The benefits of starting and ending your day with meditation.
  • What are "AGEs" and how do they contribute to aging?
  • Tips on eliminating foods that harm your body.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You could be exercising like a lunatic but if you're not getting any sleep you're not going to be healthier.
  • It's not just what you eat but how you prepare your food that affects how you look.

 

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Jul 9, 2018

 

FASTER Way to Fat Loss, a Continuing Conversation with Amanda Tress

 

Amanda Tress is a digital marketing consultant, personal trainer, and the creator of The FASTer Way to Fat Loss program. For over a decade, she has helped thousands of people lose weight, improve their health and fitness, as well as overcome mindset challenges, myths, and misconceptions regarding weight loss and working out to achieve holistic health and wellness.

 

Amanda rejoins me on today’s episode to discuss the importance of understanding the difference between when your body is hungry vs. when your mind tells you that you’re hungry. She explains why eating more and working out less is a healthier alternative to losing weight, how her program helps thousands of people lose weight faster, and the importance of being strategic in your weight loss approach. She also shares why her program focuses more on nutrition and rest and less on working out as well as the effects of excessive cardio workouts without balancing your nutrition, strength training, and sleep.

 

“Calories in, calories out - as a philosophy, as a strategy - is no longer the answer.” - Amanda Tress

  

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • The difference between real hunger and “mind hunger.”
  • Understanding the difference between feeling dehydrated vs. hungry in the morning.
  • The concept behind The FASTer Way to Fat Loss program.
  • What to expect when starting the program.
  • The importance of eating more and working out less.
  • The effects of working out too much.
  • The importance of being strategic with your diet and exercise regime.
  • The program’s primary focus points.
  • The effects of excessive cardio workouts without strength training.

 

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Resources Mentioned:

Key Takeaways:

 

  • Many men and women think that in order to lose weight, they must exercise more and eat less, where, in fact, that is not the case. That is not the answer.

 

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Optimize Your Hormones!

 

Are you ready to get fit, feel better and have more energy than ever before? Then take the first step in your fitness journey with Fitfluential’s new partner, BodHD!

 

Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

 

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Jul 8, 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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Jul 7, 2018

Lesley Seymour is an entrepreneur and a former editor-in-chief of More, Redbook, and Marie Claire magazines. After her career in the magazine industry, Lesley created a community-oriented website exclusive to women called the Covey Club. Covey Club’s goal is to bring women over forty together who want to live their second life through connections, various tools, and real and virtual meetups.

In this episode, Lesley helps us understand the problems older women encounter in the workplace. She explains why being forty is not supposed to be the end of your prime, why you need to have - what she calls - a “reinvention plan,” and why women should not be afraid to ask for help. She also shares how the Covey Club works, what awaits future members, and some of its current projects.

 

“If you were a worker like I was, you need to find out who you are again.” Lesley Seymour

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The problems older women face in a fast-paced and technology-driven world.
  • What is the Covey Club and what inspired her to create it?
  • How the Covey Club can enable older women to improve their lives.
  • Different projects and programs the Covey Club gives women access to.
  • Her experience when she got out of Corporate America.
  • Why older women have a difficult time finding their place in Corporate America.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There is such a taboo about growing old. There's still a stigma for older women to be in certain jobs and positions.
  • Women don't take help well since we're supposed to be the helpers, and that has to change.
  • Life is meant to be lived, not endured.

 

Connect with Lesley Seymour:

 

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Jul 6, 2018

Tina Muir is a pro runner and host of the Run to the Top podcast. She didn’t like running before and once shied away from any sort of running activity. When she did start running, she was initially embarrassed and ran in the dark. She mostly blogs about running but she also blogs about body image and shares it’s normal to have some sort of insecurity since even the most perfect of bodies are owned by people who have hidden struggles.

Today Tina will talk about her fitness journey and the reason she started her blogs especially on the topic of body image.

 

"Those airbrushed magazines aren't reality, but what is reality is what we are actually feeling even though only a few people will admit it.” Tina Muir

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Tina not only shares her running stories but also her struggles. She says sharing her struggles allow people to relate to her and somehow feel good that they’re not alone.
  • Talked a lot about weight and how she viewed herself. She insists that she's not perfect and those air-brushed magazines aren't reality.
  • We have different shapes and sizes but it's so hard not to compare yourself with other people especially since social media always shows us the best pictures of people who have flaws too.
  • People like to workout because they like to eat.
  • Started with not being able to exercise 6 minutes without stopping now she can do 15 minutes straight because she trained her body that way.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We all have a different approach to health and wellness. We need to stop segregating amongst ourselves.
  • Restricting yourself on food you want might make you feel down and overindulged since you're trying to fill a void.

 

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Jul 4, 2018

Learn How to Deal with Binge Eating and Emotional Eating Successfully with Linda Ge

Linda Ge is a 21-year old entrepreneur, a certified health coach, and student. She is the owner of The Fitty, a place where she spreads her ideas and positive messages regarding nutrition, health, as well as her personal life. Having once had an eating disorder, Linda knows how to relate to those who have this condition and offers sound advice on how to overcome it.

Today, Linda joins me to bring awareness to eating disorders and how and why it is prevalent in teens and young adults. She discusses what an eating disorder is and shares her struggles of overcoming binge eating. She also provides tips and workable strategies on how to beat the disorder as well as how to understand those who have them.

 

"You do not have to be obese or overweight to have a food addiction.” - Linda Ge

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she became passionate about fitness.
  • College students and their fitness priorities.
  • Social media's influence on fitness awareness.
  • Why binge eating is a common problem for college students.
  • How she dealt with the consequences of binge eating.
  • How people reacted towards her binge eating disorder.
  • Her advice on how to help people who have an eating disorder.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you study health, you're prone to be healthy. If you don't study health, you're less prone to that.
  • It's what's on the inside that matters, but we're still a vain society which makes our outer appearances count just as much.
  • Nobody chooses to have an eating disorder.

 

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Optimize Your Hormones!

 

Are you ready to get fit, feel better and have more energy than ever before? Then take the first step in your fitness journey with Fitfluential’s new partner, BodHD!

 

Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

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Jul 3, 2018

In her 20s, Shannon Kaiser had everything a twenty-something could ask for. A steady job, an abundant source of income, a man who wanted to marry her, and lived in a flat that was better than what most her age can afford. Despite all the success, Shannon wasn't happy. Suffering with bouts of depression, struggling with an addiction to pain killers and a diagnosis of clinical depression, Shannon would often times find herself sobbing with sadness and frustration.

During one difficult bout of depression, Shannon believed her heard an inner voice say, “You have everything you need. Follow your heart.”  It was a pivotal moment. . Realizing she wasn’t being true to herself, she was with a man she didn’t want to marry, and had a job that drained the life out of her she radically changed her mindset, quit her day job and now, her life’s purpose is to help others feel alive, the same way she does today.

Today, Shannon inspires us with her journey, and what it truly means to follow your heart. Shannon explains why it’s important to visualize the future version of yourself and offers advice on using our fears to propel us to a higher plane.

 

"Recognizing we're not stuck is monumental in moving us forward.” Shannon Kaiser

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Your mindset is where happiness starts. You can free yourself by the power of your mind.
  • Stress reduction should be the long-term goal of every person regardless of whether they have a busy lifestyle or not.
  • Ask yourself what you can be thankful for instead of brooding over how hard your life is.
  • Think about what one steps you can take right now. It’s always the first step that gets you going farther.
  • The biggest fear would be what if you couldn't make money out of the thing you love. You have to condition yourself to believe in what's possible than be limited by the fear.
  • The chaos in your life can improve the way you live. Go and do what scares you.
  • Keep showing up for yourself and be the best version of yourself in the moment.
  • You got to break up with your issues. Ask yourself what is holding you back. Break up with that issue and cut it out of your system.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It is so incredibly exhausting to be someone you aren't.
  • Fear isn't always bad. You have to recognize it and give it attention. Ignoring fear can sabotage us from moving forward and keep us stuck if we ignore it.

 

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Jul 2, 2018

FFR096 How Calming Down and Scaling Back Transformed Jenn Baxter’s Health, and Her Life. Learn How Stripping Down Your Life Can Pay Off HUGE

 

Jenn Baxter is an accomplished author, speaker, blogger, and the founder of Live A F.A.S.T. Life. She has been published in numerous online and print publications and has appeared at countless events to speak on various topics including downsizing and minimalism, clean eating, healthy living, and spiritual health. She is a regular guest on NBC’s Morning Show Charlotte Today as well as appeared on HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living.

 

Jenn joins me today to share how calming and scaling back has transformed her health and life. She explains how downsizing and simplifying your life can help you reduce stress and anxiety as well as address emotional turmoil. She also shares her story on being diagnosed with Advanced Adrenal Fatigue, how it impacted her life, and how she chose to make the conscious decision to turn her health - and life - around by reducing stress and decluttering every area of her life.

 

“Simplifying doesn’t mean that you have to follow a specific formula. It just means that you’re getting rid of all the excess and getting down to what is really important.” - Jenn Baxter

 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

 

  • How her diagnosis of Advanced Adrenal Fatigue inspired her to start her health and fitness journey.
  • How she decided to find her own, unique path to improve her health.
  • Her experience with breathing techniques to address her health issues.
  • The strategies she found most helpful for improving her health.
  • What it means to have a F.A.S.T. life.
  • The “perfect storm” that contributed to her adrenal fatigue diagnosis and led her to become a minimalist.
  • How removing clutter helped her reduce stress and overcome emotional challenges.
  • How freeing yourself from clutter can impact your mental and emotional health.
  • The importance of self-awareness.
  • The importance of processing emotional trauma.
  • How emotional turmoil manifests and leads to mental and physical health concerns.
  • How facing emotional challenges impacts your resilience.

 

Jenn Baxter’s Advice to Declutter your Life:

 

  1. Actively visualize throwing away emotional baggage.
  2. Start with eating clean at least once or twice a week.
  3. Start with decluttering your closet.

 

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Are you ready to get fit, feel better and have more energy than ever before? Then take the first step in your fitness journey with Fitfluential’s new partner, BodHD!

 

Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

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Jul 1, 2018

 

FFR116 Dr Lane Sebring Hormones 101 Part 2

Dr. Lane Sebring specializes in natural anti-aging and regenerative medicine. His practice puts heavy emphasis towards lifestyle and dietary modifications that have produced positive results in his patients over the last 18 years. He advocates the Paleo Diet and how it’s the type of diet the human body was designed for, and thus, meant to live on.

In part 2 of our series, Dr. Lane Sebring continues to share his wisdom regarding hormonal problems and why traditional treatments do more harm than good to our hormones. He discusses how birth control pills can be harmful, why a vasectomy might be good for a man, and why typical blood-screening tests aren’t enough. He also explains why traditional doctors don’t use alternative treatments despite new research.

 

"Medicine perpetuates the business of medicine.” - Dr. Lane Sebring

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Is hormonal imbalance always after menopause?
  • The impact of birth control pills on your body and hormones.
  • When is a vasectomy good for a man's hormones?
  • What it’s like to have comprehensive blood work done.
  • Why "normal" levels in blood aren't really normal.
  • What you can expect from a life of taking too much medication.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • A common doctor's knowledge of hormones after residency is miniscule.

 

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Optimize Your Hormones!

 

Are you ready to get fit, feel better and have more energy than ever before? Then take the first step in your fitness journey with Fitfluential’s new partner, BodHD!

 

Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

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If you’re ready to dive deep into current wellness topics, gain access and ask questions to some of the leading experts and practitioners in the health industry, participate in exclusive live fitness trainings and receive delicious recipes that will help you reclaim your health while enjoying foods you love, head over to the FitFluential website to start your journey toward better health.

 

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Jun 30, 2018

 

FFR115 Dr Lane Sebring Hormones 101 Part 1

Dr. Lane Sebring has been practicing medicine for over 18 years. He specializes in primary care and anti-aging medicine that is rooted in nutrition and lifestyle changes. He advocates the Paleo Diet as well as alternative ways to heal the human body without the use of strong drugs or harmful antibiotics. He believes the human body wants to heal and conventional treatments are healing it in a way the body does not recognize.

In this episode, Dr. Lane Sebring shares his extensive knowledge and experience regarding hormonal treatments. He explains what hormones are, why he compares them to drugs, and discusses what happens when your body’s hormones are imbalanced and what you can do to treat them. He also explains bioidentical hormone therapy and why it’s different from steroids.

 

"Chronic diseases are 100% man made. None of that existed back when we were hunter-gatherers.” - Dr. Lane Sebring

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How impactful are hormones to our daily lives?
  • The common hormones that cause problems.
  • What happens when you're low on specific hormones?
  • The experts you should consult with when it comes to hormones.
  • What bioidenticals can do for your body.
  • His advice to those who are afraid of injectable hormones.
  • Why Hunter-Gatherers lived longer than we thought.
  • How hormones are passed through food.
  • The difference between steroids and bio-identical hormones.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Very few doctors know how to adjust the thyroid for their patients.
  • You never see a wild animal overweight. They eat and live according to how their bodies are designed to eat and live, unlike people today.
  • If we treat our body right, ageing should not be something to dread.

 

Connect with Dr. Lane Sebring:

 

Optimize Your Hormones!

 

Are you ready to get fit, feel better and have more energy than ever before? Then take the first step in your fitness journey with Fitfluential’s new partner, BodHD!

 

Head over to www.fitfluential.bodhd.com, click on “Member Benefits,” then BodMD Member Pricing, then “Female Hormone Optimization” or “Male Testosterone Optimization.” Watch the short video and sign up to get your bloodwork done. You’ll be on your way to getting a customized bio-identical hormone replacement treatment delivered to your home!

 

Take Back Control Over Your Health Journey!

 

If you’re ready to take control over your health, get the gift that keeps on giving by joining our NEW VIP FitFluential Membership program!


If you’re ready to dive deep into current wellness topics, gain access and ask questions to some of the leading experts and practitioners in the health industry, participate in exclusive live fitness trainings and receive delicious recipes that will help you reclaim your health while enjoying foods you love, head over to the FitFluential website to start your journey toward better health.

 

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Jun 29, 2018

Leah Segedie is what you would call a food activist. Her mission is all about making sure people are able to choose what’s good for them and for their children especially when it comes to GMOs and conventional farming. Before her food activism, she was like most Americans today: obese and on the verge of developing many diseases. She found motivation in her child but little did she know that her little weight loss journey would become a force to be reckoned in the form of a shift towards organic food products.

Today, Leah tells us her weight loss journey and her struggles along the way, what she did to make the journey seem shorter, and how she helped other women have not just a smaller number on the scale but also have a sense of empowerment they can use in their daily life.

 

“It doesn't matter who you are, you probably care how big your butt is.” Lea Segedie

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Leah was once a size 24 and she barely fit a theater seat and had to book for two in flights. What inspired her to be healthy was her first born. She asked herself “what future do I want for my son?” and her answer was health.
  • Small goals were easier to cope than large ones. Leah targeted and celebrated losing 5 pounds at a time than trying to go for big numbers all at once.
  • She spent a good time with Weight Watchers for a while until she finally got hold of the routine and went off on her own.
  • For exercise, she enjoyed Taebo the most since not only was it fun but she was able to learn self-defense which felt empowering.
  • Her focus for the people she helps is not just for weight loss but a total lifestyle change which is a transformation that lasts for long-term.
  • Her community involved a lot of expert pediatricians, fitness professionals, and nutritionists so the people involved got all the love and help they needed.
  • She conducted a 7-week boot camp which was basically a workshop that makes people choose healthier decisions which eventually leads to a lifestyle overhaul. The women collectively lost 3,500 pounds in weight after the program.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There is more power to be found in helping others than simply trying to fix yourself.
  • Nothing easy is worth doing.
  • The right kind of motivation is the kind that looks at the bigger picture instead of looking at the smaller pieces.

 

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Jun 29, 2018

Millions of people across the country deal with significant hormonal imbalances - many struggle with health issues without knowing or fully understanding the root cause of why they feel depleted, have rapidly gained a significant amount of weight, feel sluggish or have trouble sleeping. Many of you are already aware that I struggle with massive hormonal imbalances and the health-related issues involved with these imbalances.

 

On today’s episode, I’m sharing how my hormonal imbalances began manifesting themselves and the hormonal hell that I endured for many years before finally deciding to take control over my hormonal health. I’ll share the symptoms I initially began experiencing, the strategies I tried to correct my health issues before finding the right doctors, and the emotional and mental impact these imbalances have had on my life. I’ll also share how I finally learned what caused my hormonal imbalances and what I’m doing to help balance my hormones and enable me to look and feel healthy, happy, and truly satisfied with my health.

 

“Addressing your hormones and getting them adjusted, if needed, so you are in proper balance will change everything in your life.” - Kelly Olexa

 

In Today’s Segment of The Kelly O Show:

 

  • Why testosterone is important for both men and women.
  • How my hormonal imbalance symptoms began manifesting themselves.
  • Debunking the myths about aging.
  • How birth control pills can impact your hormonal health.
  • How body temperature changes may indicate hormonal imbalances.
  • Why sudden changes in your weight may indicate hormonal imbalances.
  • The importance of getting bloodwork to help you identify the imbalances in your hormones.
  • The impact that hormonal imbalances can have on your emotional and mental health.
  • How balancing your hormones can impact your romantic life and relationships.

 

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Jun 28, 2018

 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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Jun 27, 2018

KatyRose Nogales is an athlete who likes to constantly challenge herself and others as a form of accountability and motivation. She writes about her fitness journey to show all of her readers that in being fit and strong, there are no magic pills or quick fitness programs; only discipline and dedication. A proud FitFluential Ambassador, KatyRose contributes to FitFluential through blogs that keep the audience inspired in their journey towards their fitness goals.

On today’s episode, KatyRose shares her thoughts on moms who want to find their fitness but can’t seem to find the right motivation and time for it. She explains how you can become fit even without a gym membership or equipment, why it’s important to have accountability, and why self-love should always be a priority. She also describes her fitness routine as well as shares tips for beginners who want to jumpstart their fitness journey.

 

“Keep fitness simple. Just do something, and if you mess up, start over the next day." - KatyRose Nogales

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she became interested in fitness.
  • Are kids today still physically active?
  • Why do women who have kids stop prioritizing themselves?
  • Her advice to moms who think they don't have time for fitness.
  • What's her fitness routine like?
  • The importance of having the right mindset first thing in the morning.
  • What it means to have accountability in your fitness.
  • Her "baby steps" tips for moms.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Start small and be your own fitness trainer.
  • Set a goal. Start something and write about it.

 

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Jun 23, 2018

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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Jun 22, 2018

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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Jun 21, 2018

 Learn more about the ketogenic approach to eating and how it can not only aid in weight loss but can seriously diminish inflammation. 

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

 

 

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Jun 20, 2018

FFR094 Stop the Negative Self-Talk. How Changing the Way We View Ourselves Can Change Our Bodies and Also Our LIVES. Fit Bottomed Girls REAL TALK with Jennipher Walters and Kristin Seymour of Fit Bottomed Girls

Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour are the owners of Fit Bottomed Girls, a body positive company that strives to let both men and women know they are more than what the number on the scale says about them. Jennipher is an ACE-certified personal trainer and health coach and has written numerous online publications, championing self-love and positive thinking. Kristen is a triathlete, a USAT Level 1 triathlon coach, and a certified TRX instructor. Both women were named as one of The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatist in 2016 and 2017.

On today’s episode, Jenn and Kristen share their experience growing up as women with insecurities about their weight and how they used their struggles to empower themselves. They describe how their life was like before they found their fitness, the moments in their life that inspired them to change, and how they eventually founded their company. They also provide advice to those who are uncomfortable in their own skin and why the weight scale shouldn’t make up a large part of your life.

 

“It's okay to not be happy when you can't button your pants, but it doesn't change your value as a person." - Jennipher Walters

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What made them pursue a fitness lifestyle?
  • How they changed their lives for the better.
  • How they plan on helping women embrace their own bodies.
  • The line between healthy eating and an eating disorder.
  • What should we feed ourselves emotionally every day?
  • Their thoughts on weighing yourself.
  • Their advice to those struggling with self-love and insecurities.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The number on the scale should not impact how you live your life.
  • We have a responsibility to pay attention to how we're raising our kids.
  • Don't cover yourself in shame. Don't struggle with your own body alone.
  • Fitness should not be a struggle, but an interesting journey.

 

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Jun 19, 2018

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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Jun 18, 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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Jun 16, 2018

Shelley Hopper is a content creator, copywriter, social media guru, influencer, and a full-time mom among many other things. She is currently the Digital Media Manager of FIT4MOM, the world’s largest fitness program for new mothers that offers prenatal and postnatal fitness classes across the United States. Shelley found her passion for health and fitness eight months after she gave birth - berating herself for not looking like the kind of person she feels like. She has since embarked on a quest to be healthy and fit the while helping other struggling mothers.

In this episode, Shelley describes her fitness journey as well as the story of how she knew it was her passion. She shares incredible stories about the challenges she faced with her body as well as the many forms of treatments she tried. She also shares insight regarding traditional medicine and why people should not be afraid to take a few pills to improve their health.

 

“If you broke your arm and you went to the doctor, they would put a cast on it. You have to look at the brain as the same thing.” Shelley Hopper

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Shelley's fitness journey.
  • What inspired her to chase a healthy lifestyle?
  • How can fitness benefit those with postpartum depression?
  • How anxiety can physically manifest itself.
  • Why you should follow your gut when it comes to your health.
  • Her personal struggles with her body and how she dealt with them.
  • The types of therapy she's uses and her recommendations.
  • Her experience with endometriosis.  

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Don't be ashamed to go to therapy. There is no shame in taking medicine.
  • There's no shame in being a woman and wanting to look fantastic and to have your body back.
  • When you have happiness and joy in your life, you're going to be making a better impact on the world.

 

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Jun 15, 2018

On today’s episode, Kelly chats with nationally recognized celebrity fitness and nutrition expert Obi Obadike – debunking myths and misconceptions around health and fitness supplements, dieting and carbs, working out, and staying motivated in your fitness program.

Obi is a current television co-host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated health and lifestyle series, Lifestyle Magazine, which airs on numerous television networks such as TBH, The Hope Channel, and The Family Channel – among many others. Additionally, in 2015, he was the co-host and co-judge of the fitness and reality competition show called Sweat, Inc. on SpikeTV.

Obi is named as one of the most published fitness experts in the industry over the last 8 years, having published over 100 fitness and nutrition articles. He has been featured on countless mainstream magazine covers such as Women’s Health, Shape Magazine, Muscle & Performance, Men’s Fitness, and many more. Obi has worked with countless celebrities to help them get back into shape, feeling energetic, motivated, and confident through his techniques, including actor Morris Chestnut.

 

“Good health and fitness doesn’t happen overnight.” – Obi Obadike

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Who is Obi Obadike and how did he find his passion for fitness and health?
  • The misleading information and misconceptions surrounding supplement usage.
  • The reduction of interest in bodybuilding competitions in mainstream audiences.
  • Why Obi decided to disassociate himself from the “unnatural” bodybuilding industry and focus on mainstream/natural approaches instead?
  • Why he is so passionate about building muscle naturally.
  • The new book he is co-authoring with Morris Chestnut and the story behind it.
  • Why he hates the word “diet.”
  • Why the nutrition program outlined in the book doesn’t restrict macronutrients.
  • His take on carb and fat restrictions in your diet vs portion control.
  • Why he believes you can eat healthy 4-5 days per week, “cheat” once on Saturday and once on Sunday, and still lose weight.
  • How he handles people that say “It’s easier for celebrities to see results.”
  • How he stays motivated to stay in shape.

 

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Key Takeaway:

There’s not a supplement out there that can get you ripped by itself. Supplements are meant to assist what you are already doing.

 

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Jun 14, 2018

Our incredibly inspiring guest today is Malik Yoba. Malik is a successful actor, musician, educator, inspirational speaker, author, director, producer, activist, and entrepreneur. Since his younger years, Malik has strongly believed that he has a social and personal responsibility to helping others. This belief has lead him through a life of volunteerism, community activism, service, and entrepreneurship.

In 2013, Malik co-founded Iconic32 – a marketing firm specializing in content strategy, business development strategy and branding, and experiential marketing. He has been recognized or worked with numerous familiar faces and organizations including former president Bill Clinton, the United States Congress, the mayor of New York City, the NYPD, Unicef, McDonald’s Black Achievers, Hail House, and many others. Malik has been accredited in over 30 movies including Blue in the Face, Cool Runnings, and SoulFood, is a veteran of 13 cable network television shows including Alphas, and is currently working on the ABC series Designated Survivor.

 

“You have to look at the beginning so you can understand the DNA that has built the space you find yourself in.” – Malik Yoba

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • What sparked his interest in the health, fitness, and wellness sector.
  • Is working out for him a means of enjoyment or a “means to an end?”
  • How does he mix up his workout routine?
  • What has been his experience in spinning classes and how does he believe it differs from SoulCycling.
  • What does he do to find healthy food alternatives while on the location of a movie or television set?
  • How he feels about his health and fitness level now, and in the future, compared to how he felt when he was 30 years old?
  • Why he’s so passionate about introspection and self-examination.

 

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Key Takeaway:

  • If you feel like you were at your bet when you were younger – there’s something wrong.
  • Introspection and self-examination are just as important as eating well, sleeping, exercising, managing finances, praying and spiritual growth.

 

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Jun 13, 2018

Katrina Pilkington is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, and a busy mother. She is the owner of Fitty Kat, a website that serves as her personal outlet on all things related to fitness, nutrition, and everything in between.

On today’s episode, Katrina describes the moments in her life that encouraged her find her fitness. She shares what her life was like before she started her fitness journey, her motivation to pursue a career in the fitness industry, and how she finds her work-life balance as a mother and fitness instructor. She also explains why many fad diets fail and why she believes losing weight is overrated.

 

“"Fitness is my outlet to feel positive." - Katrina Pilkington

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her definition of a "fad" diet.
  • How fast should you lose weight to keep it off for long-term?
  • Why muscle is much more dense than fat.
  • The common problem her clients face.
  • What she recommends to beginners and casual dieters.
  • Why a cheat day is sometimes necessary.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • A lot of people stress over losing weight, but that stress promotes weight gain.
  • Everyone wants a quick fix. It's ingrained in our everyday life and diets aren't out of the equation.
  • If it took a mother 9 months to gain her baby weight, you have to give her 9 months to lose it.

 

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Jun 10, 2018

Gigi Ashworth holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Communication and Science and a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is also the owner of Gigi Eats Celebrities, a blog she founded to help people cope with their digestive issues and food sensitivities – two conditions she’s suffered for most of her life. Crohn’s, Celiac, Ulcerative Colitis, and a lack of a large intestine, Ashley didn’t let her conditions get her down. Instead, she used them to her advantage to help others who may be in a similar situation.

In this episode, Gigi shares her experience growing up with multiple gut-related issues and how she found a way to cope with them through dietary modifications and exercise. She discusses what it was like to eat food in foreign countries compared to what is available to Americans. She also explains how you can make positive changes to your diet without entirely sacrificing your favorite foods.

 

“Food affects every single thing you do.” - Gigi Ashworth

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she became interested in health and fitness.
  • The gut issues she suffered when she was still in her early teens.
  • How she overcame these issues.
  • Her opinions on doctors and traditional medicine.
  • Is American food generally tainted?
  • How you can improve your diet without removing your favorites.
  • Gut issues that are inherited and caused by what we eat.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you have an unhealthy gut, you're going to feel sick all the time.
  • Don't just go to one doctor and believe what they say. Get a second opinion or at least do your own research.
  • More people have gut issues and they don't even know about it because they don't like to talk about it.

 

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Jun 9, 2018

Dr. Lane Sebring is known as the Paleo Doctor. He is considered an expert in the ketogenic lifestyle, ketosis, anti-aging medicine, and personalized and holistic medical treatment. Dr. Sebring has been practicing medicine in Wimberley, Texas for over 18 years. He is the founding physician of the Sebring Clinic and the primary developer of the Paleo Pharmacy.

He is also known as the first physician to base his entire medical practice around the concept of the Paleo diet. He says he moved in the “Paleo” direction because he disapproves of the way industrial medicine was designed to “treat symptoms of the herd,” and not the causal-based problems of the individual.

Dr. Sebring joins me to share what the ketogenic diet can do for the human body, why he thinks the ketogenic diet complements the Paleo diet, and why being in ketosis is one of the best things you can do for your body.

 

"Ketones are a magnificent fuel that's far superior to anything you can find around you to eat.” Dr. Lane Sebring

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The link between osteoporosis, height, human health, and grains.
  • Can the Paleo diet reverse "permanent" diseases?
  • How long has the concept of the paleo diet been around?
  • How does Dr. Sebring define the ketogenic diet?
  • How does ketosis work?
  • Who are the "Hunter-Gatherers" and were they often in ketosis?
  • Why are ketones called the "Missing Piece to Paleo?"
  • What are exogenous ketones and what they can do for you?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Grains aren't really food for anything on the planet. Grains don't want to be eaten.
  • We aren't as healthy as we're supposed to be.
  • A calorie isn't simply "just a calorie," but it still counts.

 

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Jun 8, 2018

Ted Rubin is a popular social marketing strategist, keynote speaker, and the starter of the term Return On Relationship, a concept that he strongly believes serves as the cornerstone for creating an engaged member database and community comprised of millions of people. Ted never really had a problem with fitness as he was always relatively thin growing up. He wrestled in his youth and is in such a good shape you’d think he was lying if he told you his age.

Ted joins me to share his wisdom on why aging shouldn’t be equivalent to weakness and his personal experience growing up with a keen mindset on fitness. He shares his wrestling coach’s advice, how it shaped his way of life, and his thoughts on Gary Vaynerchuk’s philosophy.

 

“If you always take the stairs and you take them two at a time for the rest of your life, you’ll always be in shape.” – Ted Rubin via his HS wrestling, and lifelong mentor, Coach Ira Gibel

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

 

  • How he works out between normal activities
  • How his coach became a huge inspiration in Ted's health and lifestyle.
  • How being vegan improved his fitness.
  • How he views meat since becoming a vegan
  • What he would do if he was capable of not sleeping.

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If what you accomplished makes you feel good, then you've achieved.
  • When you go home at night, you shouldn't think your workout is over.

 

 

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Jun 6, 2018

Devon Moretti wants you to eat, lift, live, and love yourself. She is a personal trainer who teaches her students female empowerment and confidence in their body even before they reach their fitness goals. She advocates feeling comfortable in your own skin or weight - regardless of how it currently looks. She provides personalized programs for clients who want to work with her as well as those who want to work on their own. When she’s not helping women get stronger and fitter, she also works as a model for hire.

Today, Devon shares her story and how she struggled with her health and fitness growing up. She cites her own life story as an example of how any woman can change themselves for the better as well as the steps necessary to enact change. She explains the importance of self-love outside the realms of fitness and why it’s important not to force yourself to be something you know you’re not. She also shares her insight with regards to the current body-acceptance trend and how we can still improve on it as a society.

 

“"Self-love and self-acceptance are constant practices that don't happen overnight." - Devon Moretti

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How her parents raised her and how she got into fitness.
  • The moment that made her realize she needed to change.
  • How she felt every day when she still had an eating disorder.
  • Why being too strict about your fitness is mentally damaging.
  • Her binge-triggers and how she recovered from it.
  • Why she stopped doing cardio.
  • Her thoughts on body type trends and acceptance.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • When you find what makes you happy, it's a million times easier to stick to it.
  • Stressing over your health and fitness is still stress.
  • We're relying too much on other people's external validations.

 

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Jun 5, 2018

Leanne Vogel is a passionate nutrition and food blogger who found happiness with the ketogenic diet and writing programs, recipes, and books around it. She is also a nutrition educator who offers a friendly approach to the often misunderstood fat-fueled lifestyle. Before this, Leanne was a person who always searched for the right kind of diet. She was a vegan then she switched to Paleo until she settled with the ketogenic diet. She also credits her issue with amenorrhea as to why she decided to not just try the ketogenic diet, but stay with it.

Today, Leanne talks about how she transitioned and settled with the ketogenic lifestyle, her book, and her opinion on diet and lifestyle elitism in the fitness world.

 

"If what you're doing isn't working, change it.” Leanne Vogel

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her life before she found the ketogenic diet.
  • How amenorrhea affected her health and fitness routines.
  • How the ketogenic diet helped treat her ADHD.
  • Her opinion on being elitist around a specific lifestyle today versus a few year ago.
  • How would she describe the ketogenic diet to someone new to the concept?
  • The amazing first time experience of feeding your brain ketones.
  • Her experience on going rogue and eating something that wasn't keto.
  • Why the ketogenic diet is not just a 90-day diet.
  • Examples of food you can eat from Leanne's book.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding what you ate and how it affects your thoughts and feelings is mind-blowing.
  • The Ketogenic diet is actually a lifestyle and not a quick weight loss program.

 

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Jun 4, 2018

Marissa Vicario is a best-selling author, nutrition health coach, speaker, and the founder of Marissa’s Wellbeing and Health (MWAH). MWAH is a company geared towards women looking for solutions to their health problems that go beyond fad diets, juice cleanses, and trendy workouts. She offers health and nutrition coaching as well as fitness programs to help her clients become holistically hot.

In this episode, Marissa describes her journey towards wellness. She shares the story of how she got started, what drove her to chase fitness, and the various sports and activities she joined when she was still in school. She also shares the motivation behind founding MWAH and the challenges she faced when she was just getting started.

 

“Barre workouts are one of those exercises you have to try and it becomes very addictive.” Marissa Vicario

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When did she become interested in leading a fit lifestyle?
  • The workouts she is fond of doing.
  • What are the challenges of starting her own wellness business?
  • What she would have done differently if she had the opportunity.
  • How long she has been in business and how different is it today than when it started.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • More than fitness, exercise makes you feel good and reduces stress
  • Love for fitness can come at any age.
  • You don't have to get everything in line to get started in business.

 

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Jun 3, 2018

Lyn Genet is the author of The Metabolism Plan, a book described by fans as a “health bible” and a “personalized anti-diet book.” You can say this book embodies Lyn’s holistic mindset and extensive background in nutrition. Because of her mindset on health and wellness, Lyn has garnered the attention of prominent names from Dr. Oz and Women’s Running to Huffington Post and CBS.

Today, Lyn is here to talk about her book, why she says it’s different from other “diet” books, and gives us a taste of what we’ll find out when we read it.

 

"Chronic low grade inflammation is the basis for obesity, premature aging, and literally every single disease.” Lyn Genet

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The reason behind writing The Metabolism Plan.
  • Why healthy foods and exercise can sometimes cause problems.
  • What happens to your body when it doesn't like the healthy food you just ate?
  • How much is "too much" exercise?
  • Why does it get harder for our body to respond to exercise the more we do it?
  • What happens to our enzymes by the time we reach 35?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what works for you allows you to create the optimal program for your body.
  • There's always a reason why and you need the tools to decipher what your body is telling you.

 

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Jun 1, 2018

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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May 30, 2018

Bryan Falchuk is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach. He has been featured in several major publications including Inc. Magazine, The L.A. Times, and the Chicago Tribune. His life is an example of what people are truly capable of once they set their minds to it. Bryan has faced health problems, career struggles, and has experienced the feeling of helplessness when a loved one fell ill. Yet, he always found a way to never lose hope and find the path back to positivity. His current book Do a Day is about what it means to look at today from the viewpoint of yesterday and tomorrow.

Today, Bryan shares the challenges he has faced and how changing his mindset helped him overcome them while reclaiming his health. He shares what it was like growing up with weight challenges and the mentor who helped him find fitness. He also briefly discusses what his book is about and how it can positively affect your point of view in life.

 

“We make all of our choices today based on the pain of yesterday and the anxiety of tomorrow.” - Bryan Falchuk

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When did he get into fitness?
  • The simple, healthy techniques he adapted as a kid.
  • Why cardio is not the only option for beginners.
  • What inspired him to write his book?
  • Why perspective changes everything.
  • His "Aha!" moment and when it happened.
  • The four key ingredients to changing your behavior for the better.  

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you don't believe you deserve better, then nothing else will have an effect.
  • Food is not a treatment for anxiety. As soon as you're done eating, the reason why you ate is still there, so you're still hungry.
  • Screaming at someone who's anxious actually doesn't help them with anxiety.


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May 22, 2018

Kelly Gregorakis is a senior Yoga and Meditation teacher. She has a certification on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from the Jon Kabat-Zinn program in the University of Massachusetts. She believes 90% of diseases is caused by too much stress and because of that, she teaches people how to convert stress to empowerment, calm, and centeredness.

In today’s episode, Kelly talks about her amazing life transformation when she found out about Yoga. She’ll tell us what her life was before Yoga, her inspirations, her thoughts on the importance of meditation in having a quality life, and how her life has since been afterwards.

 

“Yoga is not unlike baking lasagna, it's layer after layer after layer. Sometimes that's how life is; you're not just adding but also removing layers.” Kelly Gregorakis

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Yoga is not just about sitting and chanting for an hour a day. It’s about priorities and self-care.
  • How Kelly struggled incorporating yoga into her life at first due to many life priorities and how she’s able to balance it all now.
  • Yoga isn’t just about having a flexible body but also possessing a flexible mentality.
  • Yoga is a way to encourage the ourselves to explore our mind, something our world does not openly encourage.
  • A simple change such as negative self-talk to positive self-talk is a way of transformation
  • What yoga is really about vs what most people think it’s about.
  • Likeminded individuals, such as a yoga community, will encourage you to do what you feel is good for you.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We’re under no obligation to make sense with what we choose. It is important to stop thinking what others feel about your choices and simply think if your choices are what makes you at peace with yourself.
  • Yoga and meditation can turn you into a higher version of yourself.

 

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May 10, 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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May 8, 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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May 6, 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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May 5, 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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May 1, 2018

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

 

 

 

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Apr 30, 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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Resources Mentioned:

 

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Apr 28, 2018

Betina Gozo is a Nike Master Trainer who approaches fitness from a holistic and long term perspective. She got started into fitness way back in high school, when she was simply someone who enjoyed dancing and joining any event related to dancing. As a dancer, she saw herself as a fit woman capable of a lot of physical activities most people find difficult. At least until her friend took her to a bootcamp class which served as a wake-up call to her actual level of fitness.

Instead of letting that experience scare her, Betina sought to take that boot camp class as a challenge. She got stronger, she knew more about what it means to be fit, and ultimately realized she wanted to make other people feel great too, so she pursued a career in personal training. She currently serves as an independent contractor for a variety of commercial modeling campaigns and a full-time personal trainer to her many clients.

Betina joins us to discuss what it means to be fit in a holistic manner. She gives insight on the importance of stretching and mobility and why mobility exercises can vastly improve your workout performance. She also dives in on why muscles get tight and why most people think Yoga and mobility are the same thing.

 

"Holistic training is all about just incorporating other things and not just doing the same thing every single day.” Betina Gozo

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her muscle-string analogy on muscle tightness and stretching.
  • The difference a personal trainer can do for your training.
  • Is mobility defined differently from Yoga?
  • Should you foam roll before or after you train and why?
  • Common injuries her clients don't see coming.
  • How she teachs her clients to look at fitness from a long term perspective?

 

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Key Takeaways:

  • The more you train, the tighter are your muscles going to get, so you need mobility.
  • Focus on loosening tight muscles rather than making loose muscles, looser.

 

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Apr 24, 2018

Michelle Norris is the CEO, Founder, and Owner of Paleofx. Paleo Fx is an organization dedicated to creating the world’s best holistic health and wellness event, inspire and empower people all over the world to find optimal health, and have a forum where they can turn ancestral health practices into real world application that serves to improve health and wellbeing.

Before Paleofx, Michelle was your typical corporate warrior, a trained chef who struggled with health issues conventional medicine mostly failed to heal. Her struggles with the traditional medical orthodox made her figure out a way to improve the system and tackle health. She would soon become one of the Paleo community’s most outspoken evangelists, which lead her to eventually start Paleo Fx and reach out to those looking for an answer to their health and nutritional needs.

Michelle is with us today to share the mission and vision behind Paleofx, how the body reacts to the food we eat, and why she’s not a fan of nursing homes.

 

"We buy in to the theory, that we are supposed to grow old and slowly disintegrate. And that's bullshit.” - Michelle Norris

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she first started pursuing health and fitness.
  • What is a "SAD" diet?
  • Why she doesn’t believe getting older means getting weaker and unhealthier.
  • How our can compensate for what's wrong on the inside.
  • How she started Paleofx and what it is all about.
  • What's important to most who follow a Paleo lifestyle.
  • Why they structured Paleofx to have a business model.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Your body is amazing. It can do incredible things. You just gotta give it what it needs.
  • We're meant to live and be healthy until the moment we die.
  • The more you clean up your diet, the more your body hates the junk you put in.

 

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Apr 23, 2018

Keri Gans’ became a dietitian after she realized working in the fashion industry didn’t give her a sense of passion. She believed that looking good on the outside is nothing if you’re breaking down on the inside. Her philosophy in general nutrition is simple: she just doesn’t believe in good or bad foods. She does believe there are foods out there that can be better for you, and in foods that we should consume more of.

Keri’s belief is the principle behind her successful book The Small Change Diet where she challenges the all-or-nothing approach to current diet trends and tells her audience that there shouldn’t be any “shoulds” when it comes to being healthy. She believes there is a place for every food in a well-balanced diet, and deprivation is definitely not in her category.

Keri joins us today to discuss her concept of what a good diet really is, why she hates the term “cheat meals,” the importance of motivation, and what she normally tells people when they ask her for diet advice.

 

" With healthy eating, believe it or not, it also means not always eating healthy.” Keri Gans

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What interested her in pursuing a healthy lifestyle?
  • Why she thinks there shouldn't be any "shoulds" when it comes to diet and exercise.
  • The importance of how you feel when you do something good for your body.
  • Why Keri doesn't provide "meal plans" to clients.
  • The importance of building a healthy lifestyle gradually.
  • Why having a personal motivation is necessary to try to improve your health.
  • Her dietary recommendations for most people to get started.
  • Why Keri doesn't like the term "cheat meal"
  • What she tells people when they ask her if they should go on a specific diet.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's crazy to totally eliminate a certain food from your diet. What’s not crazy is having a normal relationship with food.
  • You can't outrun a bad diet, that's something that cannot happen.

 

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Apr 21, 2018

Robyn Openshaw is popularly known as the Green Smoothie Girl because of how she helped popularized the concept of green smoothies more than a decade ago. Robyn is an accomplished author of over 15 books, a former psychotherapist, a university professor, and a single mom to four children. She now strives to teach a lifestyle that isn’t just merely about having a healthy diet, but a lifestyle that allows you to become filled with positive energy and high vibrational frequencies.

The topic of vibrational frequencies may seem “woo-woo,” but Robyn is confident in the fundamentals of the research and how simple dietary changes can help prove this rather novel concept of health and wellness. In fact, four years after she learned what vibrational frequencies were all about, everything she learned in grad school and during her early practice were deficient.

Robyn joins me to discuss her new book, the concept of vibrational frequencies, what convinced her to believe in the concept, and quick and easy tips on how to increase your vibrational frequencies right now.

 

"A substance of a higher frequency can cause a substance of a lower frequency to increase.” - Robyn Openshaw

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What drove her to write her new book?
  • How to measure electromagnetic vibrational frequencies.
  • Assessing your food choices according to their vibrational frequencies.
  • How does detoxifying and vibrational frequencies relate to one another?
  • Foods high and low in vibrations.
  • How do you make a green smoothie last for more than a day?

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Greens are the highest vibration food available to us.
  • There are quantum reasons to drink green smoothies.
  • Green smoothies fit into any lifestyle.
  • As Einstein said, everything in life is vibration.

 

 

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Apr 20, 2018

Kate Geagan is an award-winning dietitian and nutritionist who has helped millions of people discover and love foods that promote a healthy lifestyle. She is the author of Go Green Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low-Carbon Footprint Diet, a book about eating a diet that not only promotes healthy weight loss, but also helps protect the planet. She also works with forward-thinking companies to empower eaters and build a more sustainable future.

Pioneer, changemaker, speaker, author, and mother; Kate Geagan plays so many roles in her life, it’s amazing how she manages to keep them all in balance. 

Kate joins us today to share her wisdom and experience when it comes to a healthy diet. She explains how a trip to Italy made her choose a career in nutrition, provides insight on the building blocks of every healthy diet, and shares tips on what to fill our cart with the next time we go buy groceries.

 

"The good news is you are not your genes because environment is activation.” Kate Geagan

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is genomics?
  • The original purpose of nutrition.
  • Aside from sustenance, how should we view food?
  • What does Kate say to people who think being on a diet means getting rid of everything that "tastes good"?
  • Her grocery shopping tips when choosing the right foods to eat.
  • Why whole foods are optimal for our body's functions.
  • Kate's five health principles to have a healthy lifestyle.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We want to feel confidence in what we are choosing to put in our bodies.
  • You should be eating your calories and drinking water, tea, and coffee.

 

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Apr 19, 2018

Adam Bornstein is probably the most “zen” guest we’ve ever had in the show. He’s the epitome of what being calm and chill is all about, but interestingly enough, he wasn’t like this when he got into fitness. Like many others, Adam’s first fitness experience is related to doing sports activities in school and he always had a fondness for basketball. Unfortunately, Adam incurred back injuries twice: The first one was treated poorly, and the other took a year and a half to treat.

Perhaps it was fate, but Adam says his second therapist was the one who urged him to get back into a fit lifestyle. He would endure physically demanding tasks, but he figured it was a lot better than just remaining injury prone and living a sedentary lifestyle forever. He has since had a curiosity for the human body, which is what made him who he is today.

Adam joins us to share his insight on what fitness really means. He talks about the current state of the fitness industry, and why many are joining and more are quitting. He also talks about the kind of successes we should look for in our fitness program and why it’s alright to not be in tip top shape all the time.

 

" It's not about the six pack abs or the big muscles. Those are a byproduct of doing things the right way.” Adam Bornstein

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Is there enough focus on developing a personalized way of fitness in the industry?
  • The psychological aspect of making an effective workout program.
  • How we should view our successes in terms of workout results.
  • Huge mindset shifts Adam has to work on with his clients.
  • Why the human body is not guaranteed to be in top shape all the time.
  • Why the successes you want to see may not be the ones you should be focusing on.
  • Why it's important to find a way to do things you find difficult or impossible to do.
  • His go-to desserts for indulgence

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There's nothing wrong with wanting to look better. The problem is, when those goals become the primary focus it becomes hard to stick to it.
  • If you keep in mind the type of people that you're trying to help, there's always going to be someone who wants to listen or read because you're not creating something that is hypothetical.

 

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Apr 18, 2018

Gene Soboleski is the founder of Big Zig Fitness and an ultra-marathon enthusiast, a clinical nurse, an exercise specialist, and currently a FitFluential Ambassador. He has been a runner for most of his life, but he also delved into cross country skiing as well as soccer. His main motivation for fitness is himself, describing the feeling of not being fit as one of the most awful things in the world. Gene says being fit helps remove a lot of negatives in his life which is why he also wants his son to grow up fit.

In this episode, Gene shares the incredible story of how he ended up being an ultra-marathoner and relay enthusiast by accident. He explains his definition of fitness and why it’s not something that is limited to young people. He also explains some of the fitness events he joined and shares his experience with each one.

 

“Fitness is something you have to seek out.” Gene Soboleski

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Where the nickname "Big Zig" comes from.
  • Why he doesn't like baseball.
  • How he became fond of marathons and relays.
  • What drew him to a fit lifestyle.
  • What should you look for in a fitness activity?
  • His tips for people who think fitness is unachievable?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There are so many ways to seek fitness today due to technology.
  • People still think losing weight is all about running a hundred miles a day.
  • Fitness and being fit isn't exclusive to young people.

 

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Apr 16, 2018

"I felt like I didn't have to deprive myself by eating healthy foods; I can just make it tasty and flavorful.” Nagina Abdullah

 Learn from Nagina how to cook flavorful and healthy meals that taste fantastic and are good for your waistline. 

 

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Apr 10, 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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Resources Mentioned:

 

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Apr 1, 2018

Welcome back to FitFluential Radio! We've been working hard at FitFluential to ensure we bring you quality conversations packed with information, insight, and knowledge to help you improve your health, fitness, and wellness. While we're not planning to stop doing that – there are a lot of really interesting, exciting changes heading your way! We think you'll love them. Today, Kelly shares what's new and upcoming for the FitFluential Radio show.

 

What's New & Happening at FitFluential Radio:

  • Kelly will still be your primary host, but we’ll also have new co-hosts you haven’t met yet.
  • Some of our hosts will be one time co-hosts while others will be recurring.
  • We’ll also be featuring FitFluential Ambassadors
  • We’ll discuss what's missing in media publications regarding health and wellness.
  • You will not only learn more about health and wellness, but also be informed with actionable insights in every show.

 

Tell us what you want to learn, hear, or even what you’re frustrated about.

 

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Mar 30, 2018

Learn from Josh Henkin, founder of The Ultimate Sandbag training system and leader to so many great trainers in the fitness space. Josh explains why mobility is a critical component for optimal fitness and for health in general- and how and why to incorporate functional training into your overall fitness plan.

Mar 28, 2018

Shawn Wells is the Chief Science Officer and SVP of Compliance, R&D, Supply Chain, and Quality Control at BioTRUST Nutrition, a premium natural nutrition brand that commits itself to excellence, integrity and giving back. On top of representing BioTRUST Nutrition, Shawn is also an Advisory Board Member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and is recognized as “The World’s Greatest Formulator” due to his vast knowledge about supplementation and biohacking.

In this episode, Shawn discusses what supplementation is about and who it is for. He explains the various reasons why people today need to supplement and why there are people who should supplement more than others. He also shares his techniques when vetting supplements as well as provide tips on what supplements to get started on.

 

“A supplement can't have a zillion ingredients and have efficacious doses of all these things. It's not going to happen.” - Shawn Wells

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When he became interested in living a fit lifestyle.
  • What he says to people who think supplements are nonsense.
  • The most studied supplement available.
  • How many studies should we conduct on a supplement?
  • What you should look for in a supplement.
  • How to read ingredient labels.
  • Where to buy good supplements.
  • His tips on buying protein supplements.
  • The "starter kit" supplements he recommends.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If the product has thirty ingredients in it and you're taking one or two capsules, it doesn't make sense.
  • Most supplements that "don't work" are due to users not knowing what to look for in a product.

 

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Mar 27, 2018

Jill Miller started Yoga Tune Up because she wanted everyone to be their own massage therapist. Her exercises make use of what she calls therapy balls which serve not just to relieve muscle pain but to also make the user feel good without having to result to pills or herbs.

In part 2 of our interview, Jill talks about the Pain epidemic and how it connects with obesity, why she doesn’t like comfort sofas or theatre seats, and her own recommendations and tips on how you can use her tools to fix your body.

 

“We have these accidents that inform us to transform us.” Jill Miller

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Jill describes metabolism as when every single cell of your body consumer energy correctly.
  • Pain is a bigger epidemic than obesity. People who are obese are hiding a lot of body pain. They end up eating to help numb the pain.
  • Low back pain number one reason people miss work. Standing desks help prevent back pain.
  • We messed up our bodies by conforming to chairs, comfort sofas, or theatre seats.
  • Self-care for your body is like brushing and flossing your jaw. Proper maintenance will make the body stronger and function better.
  • Therapy balls will help you massage yourself like a massage therapist would. For the gut, she suggests her own Coregeous Ball for self-breathing rehab and emotional regulation.
  • Her body-based approaches allow her and her clients to gain some emotional stability.
  • Jill suggests at least 90 seconds per location in your body to make a satisfying change and be in a good mood. For self-pampering, she suggests 10-20 minute sessions.
  • She refers to her therapy balls as Rubber drugs as the feel-good sensation you get is addictive and has no negative side-effects.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you have pain, you have to first acknowledge it to fix it.
  • We have to start with our own unity of wellness by changing the way we breathe, standing or sitting, to find a more physiologically balanced place to come from.

 

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Mar 26, 2018

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 25, 2018

JJ Virgin is one of the most popular health and wellness gurus around. She’s a best-selling author and has been featured in magazines and even TV shows. Early in her career, she learned the importance of being a good marketer for her coaching business. Originally, schools taught her to eat less and exercise more for wellness, but her clients weren’t getting the results they needed this way, so she decided to learn about biochemistry. She researched how people trained in Eastern Europe and people’s diets in the 1900’s. She then applied her newfound wisdom on her training business and the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, JJ talks about sugar and how people should look at sugar and the many other foods that cause food intolerance. She’ll also tell us the importance of sleep and recovery and why a healthy lifestyle is incomplete without good sleep.

 

"The glycemic index has really screwed us.” JJ Virgin

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Sugar is more than your typical sweetener as it leads to a whole roster of diseases if consumption is left unchecked.
  • The glycemic index is great because it started making us look at sugar but it also made us look at sugar all wrong. We have to look at food in combination and not isolation.
  • Fructose is really not a good kind of sugar. It's a disaster and is made to look like a health food.
  • We were taught to eat low fat and eat 6 times a day and that we should graze but as it turns out, it was all wrong.
  • You can be doing everything perfectly but if you're screwing up your sleep, it will get in the way of you getting healthy and lean.
  • Fructose makes you good at making fat. You want to be bad at making fat.
  • Alternative sweeteners are okay in moderation but the goal is to remove them from your system.
  • In her opinion, JJ says everyone needs to do an elimination diet. She says we should remove dairy, gluten, eggs, corn, soy, and peanut.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Fruit's not a sugar-free food and fat's not the demon.
  • A gluten-free cupcake is no better than an ordinary cupcake. A cupcake is a cupcake and you have to control your appetite around those types of food if you want to fix your nutrition.
  • If you have to choose between an artificial sweetener and sugar, go for sugar since artificial sweeteners can have side effects worse than what sugar can do.

 

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Mar 23, 2018

Leslie Bradshaw is an extremely influential and motivational woman. She is the managing partner of innovation company, Made by Many, at their New York location, has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” as well as “Most Influential Females in Technology,” and she is the co-founder of the creative agency, Jess3. As an entrepreneur, she can relate to the insanity and hectic lifestyle that most other entrepreneurs face, as well as the health sacrifices.

On today’s episode, Leslie shares her journey from growing up as a committed athlete through the challenging health obstacles she experienced while working a full-time job while starting a business, and what she did to turn her health and fitness around to enable her to lose 60 pounds while working as a full-time entrepreneur. She shares her valuable insights, actionable advice, and down-to-earth tips for busy entrepreneurs and employees striving to improve their health and wellness while increasing their productivity in the workplace.

 

“I made myself my client.” – Leslie Bradshaw

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Leslie Bradshaw’s transformation story.
  • What her typical day was like at the beginning of her business venture.
  • The two camps of “Corporate Wellness.”
  • When she realized she needed to make a conscious change in her health.
  • Why creating an environment where “truth is inexpensive” is important?
  • How she identifies and connects with her “tribe”
  • Why she chooses to hire a fitness coach.

 

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Its never too late to change everything
  2. It’s going to take time and a lot of work
  3. Don’t get fixated on a number
  4. Be in it to win it. Think long-term.
  5. Set the intention in the morning.

 

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Mar 15, 2018

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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Mar 14, 2018

Kim and Kalee Sorey are a healthy living mother-daughter duo and the owners of Sorey Fitness, a website dedicated to connecting other women looking for a fitness program that would work for them. They’re the first mother-daughter Beachbody coach duo and have thousands of satisfied customers. Their philosophy on what a proper diet should be is to simply keep everything in moderation, no food groups are excluded and a little indulgence is necessary.

In this episode, Kim and Kalee describe their thoughts on fitness programs and trendy diets. They share their story on how they both got into fitness, how they ended up working together, and what made them decide to become Beachbody coaches. They also explain their definition of fitness as well as provide some simple tips for those interested in getting fit and healthy.

 

“We're happy not having six pack abs; we're happy just being fit and having energy.” - Kim Sorey

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When they become interested in fitness.
  • The various workout programs they tried and their feedback on each one.
  • What drew them to work as a team?
  • The biggest mistakes they see from those wanting to get into fitness.
  • What is the 80:20 approach?
  • Why fitness models aren't great role models.
  • Their tips on losing and maintaining a healthy weight.

 

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Key Takeaways:

  • The slower you lose weight, the more sustainable the weight loss.
  • Find something that appeals to you otherwise you won't stick with it.
  • Two big factors that affect your level of stress are your financial and work situations.

 

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Mar 12, 2018

Brandon Godsey is the founder of My Simple Changes, a company that aims to build a community where people who suffer from various autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s disease, inflammation, and other illnesses can come together and help each other. He established this company with the hopes of giving answers to those who are confused about their health.

Brandon himself went through the autoimmune disorder version of hell with Crohn’s disease, struggled with pills that weakened his body, and ended up having eighteen inches of his intestines cut out in the process. It was when he survived the shingles, a disease that usually happens during the later stages of life, that he decided to call it quits and find his way back to health.

In this episode, Brandon shares his struggles with Crohn’s disease and how he eventually turned it around and founded his company. He talks about the knowledge he acquired through experience and self-learning and the kind of lifestyle changes he implemented. He also shares tips and strategies on how you can avoid inflammation and autoimmune diseases.

 

"When the voice becomes loud enough, the change happens.” Brandon Godsey

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What he says to those who say being healthy means not enjoying life.
  • Why educating yourself can improve the way you want to change your life.
  • What is autoimmune disease?
  • How do you define inflammation and how do you know if you have it
  • How do you avoid going back to eating unhealthy food?
  • The tests he recommends to avoid inflammation.
  • Simple changes he recommends to someone just starting.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's important to realize this is a long process of changing one thing at a time to build a sustainable, long-term healthy lifestyle.
  • As you get healthier, you become more sensitive to what will harm your body.

 

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Feb 28, 2018

Kelly Jones is a Board Certified Sports Dietitian, public speaker, and sports nutrition consultant that works with athletic teams, corporate wellness programs, and health professional groups She has created programs for one of the top ranked fitness clubs in the nation and is a spokesperson for USA Swimming. Additionally, Kelly runs a 4-week virtual sports nutrition course - Fit Fueling - for female athletes wanting to maximize their performance.

 

Kelly joins me today to share her experience with near-extreme dieting behaviors throughout her childhood and early adulthood. She explains how these behaviors lead to the point of feeling burned out in her dieting and fitness routine and how she overcame this feeling of fitness burnout. She also explains how she found a more balanced approach to her fitness routine, how it has affected her life, and how to use food to fuel your fitness journey.

 

“Your injury risk is very closely tied to your immune system.” - Kelly Jones

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

 

  • How she started her fitness journey
  • The most common “myth-understandings” regarding food and nutrition
  • How the wrong types of food or dieting can inevitably lead to body injury
  • Genetic links of binge-eating and eating disorders
  • How she helps people avoid feeling stressed about nutrition
  • Why the timing of your food intake is important
  • The importance of eating high-quality foods
  • The importance of having micronutrients at every meal
  • How carbohydrates affect your cut health

 

Key Takeaways:

 

  • The most common problem people have around food in their health journey is going on a diet they know they won’t maintain forever.
  • Health should be empowering and make you feel confident, not something that makes you have more negative self-talk.
  • Diversity is the spice of life - even in the foods we eat.

 

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Feb 23, 2018

Jim Emme, the CEO of NOW Foods, joins us on the show today. Jim started his career from humble beginnings – growing up on a farm in Indiana. He holds an undergraduate degree in food science and food chemistry, which initially started his career journey into the food industry.

Jim has been with NOW Foods – one of the leading providers of healthy, organic, and natural food products – for over 20 years. The company is passionate about helping people purchase healthier, natural food products and supplements at an affordable rate. NOW Foods offers a wide array of natural and organic products ranging from dietary supplements, essential oils and diffusers, as well as gluten-free, organic, and non-GMO food products and supplements.

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Feb 22, 2018

Chris and Heidi Powell are a power couple in the fitness world. Chris and Heidi both worked on ABC’s popular documentary style series called “Extreme Weight Loss”. It’s a show where Chris and Heidi help a select number of unhealthy and overweight individuals become better versions of themselves.

The problem was, they could only help a small group of people at once and receiving 400,000 emails over the course of five years made them feel the need to address this problem. They decided to make an app called the Transform App, which they describe as an app that makes people feel like they are getting both Chris and Heidi in their pocket. It has a lot of features, but its main attraction is how it can be tailored towards each user.

Today, Chris and Heidi tells us all about their new app, its quirks and perks, as well as why it’s their most ambitious project yet.

 

"If your plan is not sustainable, your goal is not attainable.” Chris & Heidi Powell

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why the new app is like a one on one session with an actual trainer.
  • Why they believe there’s no such thing as maintenance.
  • How long it took them to shoot their many videos for the app.
  • The kind of content you’ll get as well as why there’s no excuse not to follow their guide.
  • Do you need to be perfect in your diet and routine?
  • Can you have a healthy diet with fast food?
  • Their advice for motivation and why it's not something that magically happens.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You can eat junk food and still stay on track.
  • Surround yourself with visual “why’s” so you will always be motivated.

 

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Feb 20, 2018

Dan Solomon is an industry leader in the world of professional bodybuilding media. He is the CEO of Digital Muscle, a fitness media hub that combines webcast programming and broadcasting that features handpicked fitness leaders and celebrities. He’s known for hosting several professional bodybuilding events such as Mr. Olympia, The Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, and the Olympia Press Conference.  He’s also the host of the bodybuilding world’s longest running radio show called the “Pro Bodybuilding Weekly.”

Dan joins us today to give us an idea on what goes on inside the head of a professional bodybuilder and what life is like for them compared to those who lift for fun. He also explains why joining a competition should be in every fitness enthusiasts’ bucket list.

 

"Get out there and give it a try because more times than not, it will change you in an incredibly positive way.” Dan Solomon

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What he tells people who want to get started on becoming a professional bodybuilder.
  • How competing professionally promotes accountability
  • The daunting task of preparing your body for a competition
  • The type of information can you get from the NPC news website?
  • Why women shouldn't worry about putting on muscle.
  • What is the IFBB and what is a pro card?
  • What to expect from the Mr Olympia 2017 competition?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Competing in professional bodybuilding is not easy and there are few that require more sacrifice, but there are also few that are as rewarding.

 

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Feb 19, 2018

Jim Klopman is all about training for balance. He was always the thrill seeker - engaging in activities and sports that challenge the balance system of our body. He always thought it was a psychological issue, but a brain scan said otherwise. Doctors said he had brain damage comparable to that of a former football player. He was then asked to do balance training, something he’s been doing for a very long time. This would explain his penchant for balance-challenging activities and would go on to help others get their balance back.

Today, Jim talks about the balance system in our body, how to improve it, how to turn it around, and how it affects performance in business and sports.

 

"The best athletes have the best balance.” Jim Klopman

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why he trains for balance.
  • What is the “autonomic” system?
  • Why you’re technically not standing “still”
  • Why do we stumble or fall? How do you improve your balance limit?
  • Is it better to run on an unexpected surface?
  • How much of the body is involved in balance?
  • The difference between training an athletic person and an older person.
  • The little things you can do to train your balance now.
  • Why we should be barefoot as much as possible.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Over 50% of emergency room cases from patients age 45 years and above are due to a fall.
  • When you balance train you're just reactivating a sleeping software system and you get better so fast.
  • All human balance is on one foot or the other.

 

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Feb 13, 2018

Lindsay Manfredi is part of the band COLD, the people behind the riff audio for FitFluential Radio. Kelly met Lindsay in 2008 back when social media was still very new. Lindsay has wanted to be in the entertainment industry since she was 21 years of age and she literally lived the kind of life people associate with a rock band that’s always traveling and performing. She literally drank lots of alcohol and ate fast-food whenever it was available. This was how her days went until she realized she was overweight and had no muscle in her body.

She didn’t want to look like that on stage so she joined a fitness program called CURVES. She has since lost the weight and maintained a fit lifestyle comprised mostly of short workout sessions and meditation.

Today, Lindsay tells us what it’s like to be in a band and adopt a healthy lifestyle at the same time, the equipment she brings along during her road trips, and tells us why meditation is much more important than people give it credit.

"Over exercising is very much an issue as far as like how your body reacts to things.” Lindsay Manfredi

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Lindsay did what it takes to incorporate a healthy lifestyle while playing for her band. She mostly brought portable weights, resistance bands, and a yoga mat.
  • She also says you have to make sure you bring healthy food along the way and best prepare them before you go on a road trip. There are plenty of healthy snacks available in supermarkets or you can snack on some healthy nuts. She also drinks a lot of water every day.
  • Lindsay also reads a lot of books on the road. Among them are books that promote meditation
  • Meditation is an important aspect of fitness. Meditation keeps you grounded.
  • Meditation is the new black. Look into it and try it.
  • You're not what you eat, you're what you think about what you eat.
  • If she has trouble sleeping at night, she would pop in some good meditation music. She says 7-8 hours of sleep a day is necessary to do what she does every day.

Key Takeaways:

  • So many people don't put themselves first because they think it's selfish. If you're not healthy and doing this for yourself then nobody around you is going to be happy.
  • Sometimes it's alright to indulge. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Health and fitness is about maintaining balance and not about punishment.

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Feb 10, 2018

Jill Miller is an integrated teacher, trainer, and Roll Model method practitioner. She’s the creator of Yoga Tune Up, a form of corrective exercised geared towards helping people who experience all sorts of pain throughout their body on a daily basis. She started this type of exercise when she saw people breaking down, unable to understand how their body works in the context of movement.

Today, Jill tells us how she developed eating disorders throughout her school life, what jump started her interest in getting fit and healthy, the people behind her current mindset towards wellness, and the beginnings of Yoga Tune Up.

 

“Looking better in your body is a byproduct of you being at peace with yourself and be willing to play.” Jill Miller

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Jill was never the girl who moves a lot when she was a kid. She was overweight and had become aware of it when she was 11. She lost weight but became anorexic and then bulimic until junior college.
  • Her mindset changed when she went to a shiatsu school and when she met Glenn Black, a human movement teacher and body worker.
  • She defines self-care as being aware of how you treat yourself and your body.
  • Anorexia and bulimia are the leading cause of death for teenage women.
  • She doesn’t teach aesthetic-based fitness but body sense-based fitness.
  • There are these blind spots we tunnel over thru training or lifestyle that could hold the key to improving performance, getting better sleep, and just overall fixing the way our body responds to everyday stimuli.
  • The fascia is basically comprised of different fibers and fluids. It is the body’s wetsuit as it helps bind muscles together.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Live better in your body, not look better in your body.
  • People are in pain. Nobody doesn't have some little compliant and that little complaint can be rewired, reframed, and re-experience so there is no feedback in the pain sector of their body.
  • When you want to know more about your anatomy, you either want to improve performance or you got busted and something hurts.

 

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Feb 8, 2018

Dr. Stephen Cabral is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor whose passion for health and wellness stemmed from having experienced severe health complications at the young age of 17. Over fifty doctors and one hundred different treatment protocols couldn’t find out what was wrong with his body and it appeared all hope was lost. It wasn’t until he found the concept of alternative medicine from a doctor who specializes in natural and functional medicine that he began his recovery process. He has since devoted his life to helping others rebalance their bodies and renew their health.

In this episode, Dr. Stephen Cabral describes his journey into health and wellness that started with his health problems. He shares the doctors he consulted with, the procedures that didn’t work for him, and when he finally found out how to cure his illness. He also explains what a typical day at his clinic looks like, the common patients he encounters, and shares some of his thoughts on self-diagnosis and analysis paralysis.

 

“Everyone has a genetic predisposition, but that doesn't mean it has to be your destiny.” Dr. Stephen Cabral

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Where his fitness journey started.
  • Why a blood test isn't enough to determine your health.
  • What he notices in his patients when they start working with him.
  • The first step in taking the journey in finding out what's wrong.
  • The common problems he sees when patients come to him.
  • His thoughts on doing a ketogenic diet.
  • An example treatment for typical patients.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The body will heal itself when you discover, replace, and remove your deficiencies and toxicities
  • There's a time and place for every form of medicine, but we can't have every person fit in one little, nice, neat bucket.
  • 95% of all health issues are lifestyle and environment created.
  • Inflammation is a really good symptom, not a disease. It tells you there's something wrong deep within your body

 

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This episode was sponsored by…

 

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Jan 29, 2018

Amanda Tress is a digital marketing consultant, mom of two wonderful children, and a personal trainer. Her passion revolves around improving the health and wellness of her clients. She’s been doing this for over ten years and transformed so many lives, more than just the physical aspect, but also when it comes to self-esteem and having a positive mindset.

Today, Amanda tells us how she got into this type of career, her struggles of maintaining her level of fitness after having her first child, what she advises to her clients when they come to her the first time, and provide some tips on how to keep the family as fit and healthy as they can get.

 

“When I had my kids, I really wanted to set a foundation and develop healthy lifestyle habits as early as possible.” Amanda Tress

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Amanda, though an athlete and enthusiastic about exercise, lacked understanding of nutrition. Because of this, she was physically strong but had plenty of health issues particularly on her blood sugar.
  • After learning about nutrition, she also found out about intermittent fasting and she never looked back.
  • Being a personal trainer doesn’t mean she gets to exercise whenever she wants. Often times, her time is divided between training her clients and taking care of her family which leaves little time for her own fitness activities.
  • Every single person is different. Your lifestyle affects how much success you're going to have specially when it comes to fitness.
  • Being fit is not always about doing the best exercise or having the perfect diet. Sometimes you have to find out what’s causing you to have health issues first before you proceed to move forward.
  • Amanda tells us what worked for her before she had kids didn’t work after. She had to adjust without sacrificing her family or her fitness.
  • She motivates her clients by telling them to maintain a positive perspective and to set long-term goals.
  • Even stopping to consider what we're thankful for one time can reduce cortisol levels by 23% which is important for weight loss and overall wellness.
  • When eating treats, it’s important to teach your kids not to eat them mindlessly. Lay down some rules on when to eat them and why.
  • Probiotics are good but not all probiotics are created equal. Do your research before buying anything for health purposes.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Being strong is more important than being pretty.
  • Sometimes we just need a little bit of an intermission from all the busyness of life.

 

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Jan 27, 2018

Laurel Wassner is the first cancer survivor to win an Ironman Triathlon. Her story is no different than most survivors, only that she was diagnosed the year after she graduated college and when she was at the prime of her health. It took her six months’ worth of chemotherapy plus five long years of recovery to get back into fighting shape. Before she fully recovered, Laurel worked as a photographer’s intern and photo editor until she made a career out of being a triathlete in 2008. She competed twice at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and is currently training to compete again this year.

In this episode, Laurel shares her cancer survival story. She describes what it was like to hear she had an awful disease at such a young age and how it changed her perspective on life. She also explains the kind of training regimen she did post-chemotherapy as well as her diet, and shares tips for those who aspire to be triathletes.

 

“The best way to learn is learning from someone who's done it before.” Laurel Wassner

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What's missing with today's generation in terms of fitness?
  • How finding out she had cancer affected her and her thoughts on acquiring it despite having a fit lifestyle.
  • The type of training she did to get her fitness back.
  • How she mentally trained to be strong throughout her ordeal.
  • Why you don't need those who weren't there with you during your worst.
  • What her diet was like post-chemo.
  • What does a typical day look like to her?
  • How much food does a triathlete need on a daily basis?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Being with a group can help motivate you to train and they might even lend you gear for competition.
  • You have to make choices. You can go down the negative road or the positive one. Sometimes, however, you're too tired to take the positive road and that's fine.

 

Connect with Laurel:

 

 

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.

 

Mention the promo code: FitFluential when you speak with a HealthIQ agent to receive your free quote today!

 

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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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Oct 3, 2016

Welcome to the first episode of FitFluential Radio! The FitFluential Radio Podcast is the brainchild of Founder and CEO of FitFluential, Kelly Olexa and podcast host Kevin Cottrell. The show will air Monday through Friday each week and will be filled with practical and actionable advice, information, resources, and tools that you can use each and every day to improve your health, wellness, and fitness level.

Our intention with this show is to provide you with meaningful conversations and interviews that will educate, demystify, explain, and simplify a variety of complex health, fitness, and wellness issues that are being discussed daily.

 

This is not your typical network interviews podcast. We’re going to ask the hard questions.

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Our goals for the show.
  • Examples of our upcoming guest interview lineup
  • About FitFluential
  • What’s in store in future episodes.
  • Why we are passionate to bring you the best, most updated information, tools, and resources in the industry.

 

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