I love, eat, and breathe fitness, so I was beyond honored to interview The First Lady of Physical Fitness, Elaine LaLanne . She is the wife of fitness legend Jack LaLanne.
I'm not going to lie. I got pretty teary-eyed when I was preparing for this podcast about Jack and Elaine LaLanne. Together they have created the most amazing legacy that we all still benefit from today. You know what they say; behind every great man is an incredible woman.
Elaine LaLanne is nothing less than incredible! At 91 she puts us all to shame. Elaine does full push ups, takes no medication, and is as sharp as a tack. In this episode we talk about how Elaine, the then smoker and donut lover, met Jack, The Godfather of Fitness and he changed her life forever. Jack also had a life-changing event happen to him; perhaps that was why he was so interested in making an impact in other people’s lives. Jack was ill as a teen and his entire life was changed from a lecture by Paul Braggs of Braggs Aminos. This was a lecture in which Jack was almost turned away because it was sold out. Paul made room for Jack and his mother right up front. Talk about divine intervention.
As Jack got older he wanted people to realize that age was just a number. He set out to prove it by completing surreal physical feats, one of which was his infamous swim from Alcatraz to the mainland with his hands and feet shackled behind his back towing a 1000 pound boat at 60 years young. Jack really stood in the gap as a pioneer. He was responsible for so much of what we see today in fitness, from creating the selectorized weight machines, cable/pulley machines, and leg extension, to having the idea for The Smith Machine. Jack and Elaine encouraged and introduced women to the weight room, back then they were of the thinking that women belonged in the kitchen and not in the weight room. The backwards thinking was that women would look like men if they weight trained. Also the thinking in that day was men in sports shouldn’t weight train, because they wouldn’t be able to move as fast and if they were muscle bound and that it would slow them down. Jack LaLanne,The Godfather of Fitness, was amazing from the sheer feats of physical fitness he performed, to the machines he created that still we use today. Jack was also responsible for creating the first protein shake and protein bar. Jack was such a pioneer and an icon in the industry and his wife was right alongside him being on the air helping him do all that he did. She is a fabulous lady and I am so inspired by her. I met her at the World IDEA Blog Fest and it was an instant connection. She was such a gracious lady. I took a leap and asked her if she would do a Facebook live video with me and she did. It didn't take the first time so I had to get up the courage to go up and ask her again and she was such so gracious. We did it one more time and now I’m interviewing her on my podcast. ”Life favors the bold.”
Lindsey Smith, known as the Food Mood Girl, is a nationally recognized author, health coach, dynamic speaker, wellness icon, and rapper (you read that right) devoted to helping everyone live a more vibrant life through self-love and guilt-free living.
Affected by anxiety from a young age, Lindsey reached out to coaches and mentors to help her reduce negativity and toxic thinking from her life.
The rest is history.
Author of “Junk Foods & Junk Moods,” “52 Ways to Love Your Body More,” and “Food Guilt No More,” Lindsey believes in a holistic approach to health. That a well-balanced life involves eating your veggies and occasionally indulging in that double chocolate brownie. She’s here to help you find your empowered, kind, and fearless inner voice.
Lindsey has been featured on the Lisa Oz Show, MindBodyGreen, CBS News, and in Girl’s Life and Shape magazines, and is a regular fixture in the media in her native Pittsburgh.
When she isn’t traveling across the U.S. to share her tips for more positive thinking, eating, and living, you can find Lindsey sipping down kale smoothies, laying down a rap, or playing fetch with her ever cute and energetic adopted pup, Winnie Cooper!
Get to know Lindsey and find out how to boost your capacity for self-love at www.FoodMoodGirl.com.
This was such a quality episode. Lindsey has suffered from panic attacks, shyness, emotional eating, and low self-esteem. Learn how she turned all of this around to loving her selfie. How she evolved by taking responsibility for her life and evolved to being The Food Mood Girl, doing a Ted-X talk, starting her own publishing company, and having a life and a body she loves.
I love this statement from Lindsey’s Ted-X talk. “With a selfie you seek the world’s approval , with self-love the only person you have to prove anything to is yourself.”
In this episode you will learn
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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the best-selling author of “The Black Hole Focus”, and the creator of three multinational businesses and manager of multimillion dollar businesses. Isaiah is a Doctor of Anatomy and Cell Biology and has worked extensively as a Fortune 500 consultant in the biotechnology industry and with some of the world’s leading corporations. He has also presented at many of the world’s premier academic institutions, including Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, and Cambridge University, The Pasteur Institute and The Curie Institute.
I was surprised to learn that Isaiah wasn’t always focused. In fact, He was diagnosed with ADD and ADHD several times growing up. He struggled in college and barely made it into graduate school, where he was put onto academic probation after my first year. Isaiah didn’t come from much either. He grew up in Idaho and worked on a sheep farm. To get by in graduate school, Isaiah slept in a friend’s basement and secretly worked as a janitor.
Isaiah said that learning how to focus on his life changed everything. Less than three years after becoming a doctor, He formed three successful, multinational businesses and started managing a multimillion dollar product line. He became a prolific public speaker and traveled the world over and over again, giving more than 300 seminars in over 30 different countries. Isaiah is the author of the bestselling book, Black Hole Focus, and broke the Facebook World Record for the most shared post ever.
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ZLATA SUSHCHIK-The SEXYFIT Method
I loved so much in this episode that I can’t wait to share it with all of you. First, I just want to acknowledge how much I appreciated Zlata’s transparency, openness, sincerity, and desire to help other women.
My biggest ah ha moment during the podcast was when,
Zlata said “We are emotional eaters because we live silent lives.” Wow, just wow.
Many of the things in this episode will resonate with so many of us. I know in my studio these have been hot topics lately. Zlata inspired me so much, that this interview was a gift. I hope you all have as many aha moments as I did.
In this episode you will learn:
I have a confession to make after this episode I have eaten out of Tupperware much less and tried to make my meals more of an experience. I have not yet had the best chocolate cake she mentioned, but I have definitely received the message she was trying to convey.
Please be sure to check out Zlata’s new book The SEXYFIT METHOD it’s so worth the read.
Zlata Sushchik is a lifestyle coach, sports nutritionist and the founder of an online fitness coaching company called Sexyfit.
She grew up in Moscow, Russia and moved to the US when she was 16. Throughout her career as a fitness competitor she was awarded top 5 placements at 26 shows including top 3 national titles. Her work has been featured in Muscular Development, Flex Magazine, Rx fitness and countless other publications.
Sexyfit method has helped women lose over 6,500 pounds by providing virtual nutrition, fitness and accountability coaching to help you live a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle.
Zlata is known for her no nonsense, no BS approach to health and fitness. At Sexyfit, she is focused on creating a foundation for sustainable lifestyle to help you get in shape and most importantly create the habits to keep your sexy fit body.
She resides in San Diego, enjoys long walks on the beach, caramel cupcakes, and kale smoothies. She collects Nike shoes and is a member of four local gyms #FitGirlLife
She is always up for a chat, so you can connect via Social Media:
Facebook Sexyfit Group: www.facebook.com/sexyfitstrongtogether