Coined as the "Indian Jane Fonda," Sarina Jain is the creator of the original Masala Bhangra® DVD series. An AFAA® certified fitness instructor for over 24 years, she teaches classes ranging from step aerobics, total body conditioning, and many more. She successfully moves, touches and inspires many people around the world with her knowledge and passion for Bhangra and Bollywood. Recognized as a global game changer, Sarina has over 15 workout videos under her belt with Masala Bhangra® classes offered in over 20 countries around the world.
Although India’s glitzy Bollywood films have featured Bhangra and other folk-dances and music for quite some time, it took a vivacious, young Indian-American fitness instructor to devise the concept of choreographing Bhangra along with modern, funky dance moves to appeal to the American exercise industry. In the process, Jain has impacted the entire fitness industry, and has been heralded in the press throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Jain introduced her Bhangra/Bollywood-style fitness routine to the U.S. with her first workout tape in 1999, and has since directed and produced a total of twelve high-intensity, easy to follow workouts in her Masala Bhangra® DVD series. Born in California, she started leading fitness classes at a very young age, and has been a certified fitness instructor for 23 years. She completed studies in marketing and public relations in Los Angeles, before founding her company, Masala Dance & Fitness, Inc. in 1999. She soon relocated to New York where she successfully cultivated a larger audience for her cross-cultural fitness ideas. In 2010, Jain was the new face for Nestle Fitness throughout Latin America, where 2.6 million cereal boxes include her “Masala Bhangra® Bollywood Style” DVD.
Jain proudly embraces her Indian heritage, and is an active member of the Indian-American community. “I lost my father to a massive cardiac arrest at the age of 47, my Mom was 40 years old. After this tragic accident, I just had to do something about this and inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and be the first to bring Indian dance to the fitness industry at a global level. People fall in love with the beat of Bhangra,” Jain says, “the music combined with its sensuous, vigorous movements recreates the excitement that an occasion is being celebrated. People have so much fun; they don’t realize they are getting an awesome cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening workout. Bringing Masala Bhangra® to people all over the world is so gratifying—I am absolutely living my dream.”
After losing her father to a massive cardiac arrest at the age of 47, she was inspired to bring Indian dance to the fitness industry at a global level. The loss of her father is what started this entire journey!
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Founder of Masala Dance & Fitness Inc.
Cathy is an internationally recognized fitness and figure coach and entrepreneur who is located in Boston. She has been featured on MTV, ABC News and Fox News and she is currently a member of the prestigious Advisory panel and contributor for Oxygen Magazine and Strong Magazine. Since the early 1990s, Cathy has been the pioneer in successful competition coaching for aspiring athletes from all over the world. Cathy coaches women and men, with sport specific training, nutrition, stage presentation, marketing and branding and careers in the fitness world.
Cathy’s online nutrition and training program is the first and most prominent all inclusive global training program of its kind. Her company is known for transforming the physiques of both athletes and people who simply want to look like they compete, with a natural, non-extreme approach, no matter where they live! Cathy has coached and mentored celebrities, athletes, television personalities for lifestyle changes and business strategies as well. Her clients span the globe from the US, to Australia, Asia, and Europe and throughout North America.
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Tamilee Webb, MA is America’s Most Trusted Fitness Instructor. Her no-hype down to earth attitude has endeared her to millions of fans worldwide. Tamilee is best known as the star of the famous “Buns of SteelTM & Abs of SteelTM” fitness video series! Combined sales of Tamilee’s video titles are over 14 million units. Besides repeatedly topping the Billboard Video sales charts, Tamilee has published four best-selling books; “The Original Rubber Band Workout & (sold in six countries and five languages); Step up Fitness, Workouts for Dummies, and “Defy Gravity Workout”.
Tamilee truly brings fitness home. She appeared daily on Fit TV previously known as Health Network Channel. She was host of ESPN’s Fitness Pro series and consulted for Fox Sport Body Squad fitness shows.
Her Internet website tamileewebb.com is leading the fitness field with quality content, valuable services and premium products. Offering both DVD’s and digital downloads.
Tamilee’s most recent accomplishment was her induction into the Fitness Hall of Fame 2008 along side fitness greats; Kathy Smith, Judi Missett, Jack LaLane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jane Fonda and Joe Weider.
With over 65 products to her name, Tamilee continues to mentor, manage, and produces for other fitness professions and Influencers. She motivate millions with her Professional Speaking and coaching services. You can join one of her social media platform to get daily messages, tip and workouts.
Today, Tamilee has created a new workshop program called “The POWER of 3” (Mind, Body and Spirit). This program shows how YOUR MIND is where it all starts in order to achieve all that you’re wanting to align. Through basic exercises and small daily changes, you can achieve what you’re wanting for yourself easier and faster than the traditional way.
Tamilee has jumped on the Podcast journey, by releasing her first podcast in August 2017 called “It’s STEEL about the BUNS”. Topics will stretch from fitness, wellness and beyond the Buns!
Tamilee grew up on a farm in Northern California where she was surrounded with farm animals. Her love for animals has taken her to volunteer at animal shelters, invested in an up-scale pet boutique called Muttropolis and donates to many animal charities. A little trivia; Tamilee is not her birth name; she changed it to Tamilee when she was singing and playing her guitar for her love of country music!
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Spokesperson and author of Savvy Secrets: Eat, Think & Thrive, Lisa share’s her seven-step’s toward optimal health.
Lisa loves healing the healer. Regardless of the label (i.e. cancer, autoimmune, cardiovascular or gastrointestinal disease, mental/cognitive difficulties, infertility, hyperactivity, insomnia or fatigue) Lisa utilizes functional medicine, self-love therapies, and her seven-step process to uncover hidden stressors. Clients rediscover their innate ability to heal from within.
On this podcast we are talked about Lisa's book Savvy Secrets, Eat, Think and Thrive as well as her Seven Steps to Optimal Health.
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Lisa is also Founder of The Wellness Inspired Network and Carpe Diem Wellness. Lisa is a Registered Yoga Teacher, a retired Registered Nurse, Certified Health Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and Functional Medicine Practitioner. Certifications include 200 hour Vinyasa training, 300 hours in therapeutic yoga from Beloved Yoga Studio, Let Your Yoga Dance from Kripalu and Laughter Yoga. When Lisa is not coaching or speaking, you can find her joyfully practicing yoga and Carpe Diem Dance, bringing together all the tools of yoga to her clients. She is the mother of 4 adult children and grandmother.