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SISTERHOOD OF SWEAT

Welcome to the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T where we will approach the difficult topics of life, have inspiring guests, and bring empowerment to all. This community is a place where we can be who we are instead of who others want us to be.
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Welcome to the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T where we will approach the difficult topics of life, have inspiring guests, and bring empowerment to all. This community is a place where we can be who we are instead of who others want us to be.

Jul 18, 2017
Originally from New Jersey, Angela studied for her undergrad at Rhode Island College receiving a degree in Biological Chemistry (B.S) and also competed in Division III NCAA Gymnastics.  
 
Two years after graduating, she decided to become involved in fitness competitions.  Within one year Angela was able to gain her Pro Card and compete at the National Pro level.  After winning multiple titles through Fitness America (Miss Bikini Boston 2014, Miss Fitness New England 2014, Miss Fitness Boston 2013), and placing top three in two National Pro Fitness Competitions, she decided to pursue a full-time career in the Fitness Industry.  She also competed at the regional qualifiers in Pittsburgh PA for American Ninja Warrior Season 7. 
 
Angela has also been featured in Oxygen, Strong Fitness Magazine, and Natural Muscle Magazine, including a full spread in Strong Magazines March/April issue 2016 
 
As a personal trainer, Angela is committed to helping others develop a healthy lifestyle through her magnetic personality and passion for exercise. Her training style focuses mostly around functional training techniques; enabling her workouts to be unique, fun, and effective.   She can accommodate any fitness goal whether it be injury prevention, weight-loss, or maintaining/gaining muscle.  I also am a coach at Cathy Savage Fitness which focuses on training women for Fitness competitions! I have taught sever RSVP Model Workshops.  I educate the models on how to eat right and exercises so that they are ready year round if they are called into a modeling gig! 
 
Contact info:
Owner AGAthletics 
www.agathletics.com
 

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!

 

Jul 12, 2017
Barbara is  a Lifestyle Empowerment Coach, INHC, Bestselling Author of the books Take Back Your Life One Relationship at a Time and Removing the Mask, and a certified AFAA Group Fitness instructor. She specializes in working with women who have lost touch with who they once were and are ready to create a path to a new amazing life. Helping women put the focus back on them is a passion of mine. Self-care is so important in todays society. Things move so fast we often forget who we are and what it is we truly need to thrive and live a happy, healthy life. Barbara is the mother of 3 girls and 1 boy and know how important it is to take good care of herself so she can better take care of them. 
 
she is passionate about her newest workshop, Removing the mask, which empowers individuals to live their most authentic life.
 
she hosts a live online segment on Facebook called My Community. It's her way of giving back. Individuals go live with me to talk about their non-profit organizations, culture and art, community gardening, volunteer opportunities and more. 
 
Currently I am working on my newest book which will be a fiction novel that will take us through the journey of a woman who realizes it's never too late to make positive lifestyle changes.
 
Interesting info: I was an Improv stage actress for two years (like the tv show Who's Line is it Anyway), Dragon Boat Racer both a drummer and paddler, I currently sing in my church choir since 2014, past Competitive Dancer winning platinum and gold medals with my group when I was 38, and past Faux Finish Artist from the Finishing School in NY.
 
Social Media 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/essentialhealingwithbarbara
Instagram: www.instagram.com/BarbaraAnnbruno
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EssentialBarb
Website: www.BarbaraAnnbruno.com
 
In this episode we talk about
  • It takes two people to make a relationship work.
  • You deserve to be happy.
  • Relationship is the worst kind of stress.
  • How to break the cycle.
  • Letting go of guilt and feeling of unworthiness.
  • Making no excuses.
  • Getting support.
  • Don't hide your imperfections.
  • It's okay to fail.
  • You can run, but you can't hide misery.
  • No relationship is perfect.
  • You are good enough.
  • A good life partner is who one wants to share your success.
  • Stepping out from behind the mask and stepping into your own authenticity.
  • Drop your fear of judgement.
  • Live your truth.
  • You can lose yourself in people pleasing.
  • Setting better boundaries.
  • Making yourself a priority.
Jul 7, 2017

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. 

https://www.stacievenagrofitness.com

Accomplishments:                                       Achievements:

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/hometown_hero-stacie-venagro

2013 Fitness America New England Champion​                  http://www.pawtuckettimes.com/Venagro-Wins-Title

2012 Fitness America World Champion                            http://www.youtube.com/watchfitnessroutine

2012 Fitness America Boston Champion

What we discuss in this episode. 

  • Where Stacie found her inspiration at 18 years old to get into fitness 
  • The sisterhood of fitness.
  • How to find balance with a busy schedule.
  • Fitting fitness in as a busy mom.
  • Working out tips during pregnancy.
  • Celebrating all stages of womanhood.
  • How not to take yourself so seriously.
  • Why you should live in the moment.
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone.
  • How to handle your haters.
  • Stacie's favorite ways to work out and stay in shape.
  • Stop and smell the roses.
  • Why you should just do you.
Jul 4, 2017

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.

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