What we discussed in this episode:
Create your own vision board
Take action, just go for it.
Everything happens for a reason.
When you have fear beforehand just think whats the worst that can happen?
Stop telling yourself the story that you can't do it.
Fitness doesn't know an age.
Declare what you want.
If your dream is scary, you go for it.
You aren't getting anything in your comfort zone.
How to get started into fitness.
Angelas Vision Board Below!
Photo by Gordon Smith
Stacie Venagro is a Certified Fitness Professional who is the reigning three time World Fitness Champion and 2014 Fitness Universe Champion. She has carved her place in history as the only all natural athlete to ever win back to back multiple World titles and championships. As an elite and master trainer as well as a gym owner, in New England, Stacie is responsible for coaching weekend warriors, athletes and women and men who are seeking physique transformations, through weight loss and lifestyle changes.
Stacie's athletic background and knowledge covers a wide variety of sports including gymnastics, cross country, basketball, dance and weight training. She has been involved in gymnastics and dance for the last 25 years and coached and choreographed hundreds of young students and adults to success. She believes in living by example for the younger generation and to instill healthy habits both in the gym and in the kitchen.
Stacie's initial passion for fitness was personal. She initially learned about personal training at the age of 18, as many of her family members were struggling with obesity. At a young age, she took control of her future, and decided to live a healthy lifestyle. While improving her own health, she inspired both her family and friends and she has remained a source of motivation, and empowerment for her wide span of clients who range from teenagers to senior citizens.
As a well known trainer, Stacie is known for tough love, but there is "more love than tough" in her philosophy. "I am committed to treating every client like family. I want them to not only transform physically, but I want them to take control of their life emotionally and spiritually. My greatest gift I can give is to show my clients that fitness goals can be fun, and something that can last a lifetime."
Stacie is now a mom and helps tons of women all over the world transform their bodies post baby. She understand the female body and what it's gone through during pregnancy. As she knows first hand, patience is key. As much as we all want to go back to our pre-baby bodies we have to give ourselves time to get there. You body just created a human and that's an amazing gift that didn't happen over night.
Lastly, Stacie has been featured in magazines around the world. She has been featured in Oxygen Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine and Strong Fitness magazine. She contributes an article every month to ShopRI to show educate others on health and well-being.
2014 World Miss Fitness America Pro
2014 Miss Fitness Universe Pro
2013 World Miss Fitness America Pro
2013 Runner-Up Fitness Universe Pro Division http://www.wpri.com/sports/
2013 Fitness America New England Champion http://www.pawtuckettimes.
2012 Fitness America World Champion
2012 Fitness America Boston Champion
What we discuss in this episode.
Diana Patton is a Speaker, Social Justice and Integrative Health Advocacy Coach, Author and Attorney. She provides self-care and advocacy coaching to school counselors and others in the “helps” and “healing” profession, so that they can continue their work of empowering young people to push past trauma, abuse and adversities, to find their identity, to train in it, and use their identity in service to others. She also provides consulting and speaking services to school leadership and conducts legal advocacy at the state and national level, in support of school counselors. She also speaks to businesses to empower their employees to Find Their Why, and use their why to serve others.
In March 2017, Diana published her inspiring 5-star Amazon rated autobiography, Inspiration in My Shoes, in which she uses her harrowing personal story to help others find the courage and strength they need to be successful, which primarily involves being secure in their own personal story, their identity, their why, and sharing that with others.
In this podcast we discuss.
1. How your struggle can become your strength
2. You can fight your way to the top.
3. Finding inspiration when you connect your mind and body through movement.
4. Being brave and having courage when your facing adversity.
5. How Diana was stuck in a life that isn't right for her and how she got unstuck.
6. You can't help anyone hiding behind a mask.
7. Sharing the power of the truth sets you free.
8. Why you have to slow down to recognize the power you have.
9. Learning to let go of things that you have no control over.
10. How positive affirmations, gratitude, and setting daily intentions make you feel like you can do anything.
11. What words are you saying to yourself that are not of value to you?
12. What are things that you love to do that are off the charts crazy that others don't want to do?
13. How to find your identity.
14. Focusing on your strengths
15. Setting better boundaries.
16. How we are are own worst enemies.