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!
What we talked about during this episode:
Founder of Masala Dance & Fitness Inc.
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!
What we talked about on this episode:
Tosca Reno is a New York Times best selling author, founder of the Eat-Clean Diet® health revolution, health and wellness expert, transformation coach, motivational speaker, Star of a Gemini Award Winning reality TV show, physique competitor, and mother of 4.
Reno started her career at an age when most would consider retiring, earning her first Oxygen cover at 43, after losing 84 pounds and healing herself. She has competed in numerous physique contests and endurance events.
The founder of the Eat Clean® series that kicked off a food revolution by the same name, Reno has sold millions of copies in several languages. She has helped millions lose weight and become well, thanks to Eating Clean®. Once 204 pounds and officially obese, Reno has maintained this using the Eat Clean Diet® method.
Reno is best seen live, where she rivets the audience with her gut-wrenching authenticity. She loves life, and is a tenacious woman who has endured intense personal loss including the passing of her son, her husband, and ultimately the family business and home. Reno is a force.
Reno is an expert health and wellness advisor for Canfitpro where she speaks, lectures and conducts wellness seminars and online education programs.
What we talked about in this episode:
Obi Obadike is the current Telly Award winning TV co-host of a national syndicated health TV show called Lifestyle Magazine over the last 4 seasons. And he has won 3 Telly Awards associated with that show as a TV host.
This show airs every week on the Hope Channel, Family Channel, NRB Sky Angel and other national faith based network channels. The health TV show airs in many international different countries around the world.
He is a nationally recognized celebrity fitness/nutrition expert who has graced the cover of over fifty fitness magazines and has written over 100 articles, making him one of the most published fitness experts over the past decade. He has graced more fitness magazine covers than any African-American fitness professional.
He recently co-wrote a diet and exercise book with Hollywood TV Actor and movie star Morris Chestnut called "The Cut". Obi has been featured on major national Daytime TV Talk shows as a co-author guest with Morris Chestnut such as Dr Oz, Wendy Williams, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, ABC News Radio with Candice Williams, Steve Harvey The Chew, etc.
He has been featured in mainstream fitness magazines such as Women’s Health, Shape Magazine, Muscle and Performance, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness and other domestic and international fitness magazines. He has been a fitness expert writer/columnist off and on for more than 8 different magazines and popular fitness websites over the last decade.
In 2015 he was the co-host and co-judge on a fitness reality competition show, Sweat Inc. on Spike TV, which was also hosted & judged by Jillian Michaels & co-judged and co-hosted by Randy Hetrick, Founder & CEO of TRX
Tiaja Piere is a focus group participant in the book, The Cut by Morris Chestnut and Obi Obadike. She is also a Licensed Private Investigator who helps people of all walks of life. Tiaja is also part of Beauty Underground which you will see often at New York Fashion Week and Denver Fashion Week. She is currently the titleholder as Mrs. Wash Park 2017 for The Mrs. Colorado America USA Pageant. She is also a former Ms. Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness World competitor.
In addition to being a working mother and wife, Tiaja is full of energy and is always willing to give a helping hand to all. She volunteers her time and gives back to the community by giving free facials to those going thru cancer, advocating for women and children and feeding the homeless, just to name a few.
Tiaja feels that no matter the challenge, with perseverance anything can be accomplished.
In this episode we debunked the following fitness myths:
In this episode we also discussed:
On a personal note:
I literally tuned into Steve Harvey's TV show and my friend Tiaja Piere was on talking with Steve Harvey, celebrity trainer Obi Obadike, and movie star Morris Chestnut. Obi and Morris co-authored the book "The Cut". Basically, Obi thought it would be a great idea to write a book after Morris had gotten into tip top shape in 12 weeks getting ready for the sequel to "The Best Man" his plan. People actually talked about Morris’s physique more than they talked about the movie. Obi and Morris decided to get together and write a book based on the training protocol that Obi used to get Morris into shape. The dynamic duo actually reached out to people on Facebook who would like to be part of the study. Tiaja Piere responded to their Facebook invitation to get in shape with many others, and as they say the rest is history. My friend Tiaja's transformation was astonishing and really peaked my interest, as I have known her for years. I also heard Obi and Morris on"The Model Health Show" with Shawn Stevenson and thought I would love to have them on my podcast. How is that for the power of positive thinking. You have to ask for what you want and then act upon it!
About Ward W. Bond, Ph.D.
Dr. Bond Health-related Accomplishments:
Dr. Bond and Celebrity Chef Susan Irby “Healing Remedies & Recipes” Online Class
This new online learning experience was birth March 7, 2016 after the success of Dr. Bond’s teachings at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas in the ‘Healthy You’ classes. The information is placed in a very easy readable format with the incredible additions of the healing recipes created by celebrity chef Susan Irby, the author of nine healthy cookbooks. This online E-Classroom has grown very quickly and continues to receive new members on a daily basis.
Dr. Bond’s THINK NATUARL Television Program
Dr. Bond hosts the daily television program, “Dr. Bond’s THINK NATURAL” for the past 11 years, which airs daily across the United States and Canada in 41 million households on Christian Television Network, DirecTV (Channel 376) and Dish TV (Channel 267) Dr. Bond has filmed over 1,800 episodes of THINK NATURAL.
Dr. Ward Bond’s Life Changing Wellness Radio Show
Coming September 2017 to RadioMD is The Dr. Ward Bond Show! Dr. Ward Bond will host this half hour radio program on the RadioMD Network. This program about natural health solutions. He will be interviewing the top experts in health, nutrition, herbal medicine and more.
Twitter: @DrWardBondTV and @ThinkNaturalTV
What we discussed in this episode :
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.
Angie is the Owner of AngieFit, a fitness company partnered with her husband as well as the number one at home fitness production company, Beachbody. She manages a team of fitness coaches and also works with customers who want to improve their health and fitness in the convenience of their home.
Angie has been a national fitness presenter since 2006 and has traveled around the world to present instructor training's and at fitness conventions. She has appeared on QVC, in dozens of fitness videos, worked alongside Shaun T in developing the Insanity Live program, and currently develops Turbo Kick music and choreography for gyms all across the country. She lives in Toledo, Ohio with her husband and teenage son.
Plus Angie's stories working with Chalene Johnson and Shaun T are not to be missed.
Cindy is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and founder of Unlock Better Health. She is deeply passionate about inspiring her clients to reach their ideal weight, increase their energy, and live a healthy balanced lifestyle while juggling their career and personal life.
Her articles have been featured in Fitlife.tv, Take Back Your Health, and Curejoy.com. She's been featured in Woman’s World, Fitness Magazine and First for Women. She's the author of Unprocessed Living and the upcoming book, 52 Keys to Unlock Better Health. To find out more, visit her website at www.UnlockBetterHealth.com.
Instagram: @Unlock Better Health
What we discussed in this episode:
Cindy's work as a health coach in Dr. Daniel Amen's office.
The brain is the only organ that we diagnose without looking at it.
Brain Scans and alcohol.
How reading labels and knowing what to look for can change your health.
When reading labels, skip the fancy marketing on the front, do the flip and read the ingredients on the back.
How Cindy went from being 50 pounds overweight, diagnosed with Hashimoto's,high cholesterol, and on 4 medications at 40 to being the complete picture of health at 50.
Reversing disease and getting rid of toxins.
What type of cleaning products, lotions, aerosols, and plastics to use or stay away from.
How to detox and support your detoxification pathways.
The problems with using all types of plastics, including BPA free and what to use instead.
Reverse osmosis process for water purification.
Products can claim to have no trans-fat, if there is less then a 1/2 gram per serving.
Why to stay away from artificial sweeteners.
If your food says it's free of something it is probably full of something you don't want.
The recipe for Cindy's warm smoothie.
Intermittent Fasting and it's benefits.
Laura is the Founder and CEO of Team Lipstick, New York City's most successful, all female triathlon team. Her background includes 20 years of dancing, 20 years as a group fitness instructor, 10 years as a nationally ranked ballroom dance champion, and since 2006, she has also been an active triathlete. Laura was published in New York Magazine’s “Best of New York” as one of the city’s top fitness instructors, as well as in Competitor and Triathlete Magazines for her accomplishments with Team Lipstick. Her celebrity client list includes Nicole Kidman, Dr. Sanjay Gupta (who she trained for his first triathlon), and Soledad O'Brien. Laura's mantra is to "never ignore what your heart beats for".
In 2008 Laura became a triathlon coach and business owner then she started the incredible company, Team Lipstick. It has been a stellar, life changing experience, and the one endeavor she is the most proud of.
After spending 10 years on the competitive ballroom dance circuit, she was looking for a change. She had a lot of triathlete friends at the time so she purchased a bike and began riding with them. When it was ‘just the girls' they jokingly referred to themselves as Team Lipstick, since they were as entirely concerned about having a great workout as they were about what their hair looked like when they removed their helmets at the most popular local hotspots for NYC cyclists enjoying a coffee break from their ride.
Laura signed up for her first triathlon with just 12 weeks to prepare, and she had absolutely no idea how to swim. Growing up in Brooklyn she wasn't actually taught to swim. Swimming was in direct conflict with all of the hairspray and makeup they wore to the beach. So she hired a swim coach, swam 6 days a week (out of pure fear), and was prepared for her ½ mile open water swim by race day. Having coached herself for everything but the swim, a lot of mistakes were made, but a lot was learned as well. Wet suit zippers go in the back not the front, your feet don’t need a special bath after the swim, transitions should not take 7 minutes, and no one brushes their hair before the run. It was an eye opening, amazing, and funny experience.
At the exact moment she crossed the finish line she thought 2 things...One, that it was easy, and two, that she wanted to start an all-women’s team. Her goal was to provide a safe, supportive environment for women to excel and thrive as athletes. She wanted to attract strong minded women. Women who support other women. Women who are positive, who don't mind getting uncomfortable, who embrace physical challenges. What she got was so much more. The women of Team Lipstick ultimately defined the brand. They are a family, they are fearless, they look out for each other, and they are forever in search of the next big race, goal, achievement, or crazy bunch of fun.
The women of Team Lipstick are committed to living a healthy, sporty lifestyle. They are more than just inspiring training partners, they are a family of strong, successful, positive women who are enthusiastic about supporting one another.
Team Lipstick hosts Travel with lipstick which includes exotic, life changing, bucket list retreats for both women and men who crave adventure and exploration. Travel to wild nature. Swim, bike, run, rappel and soar as your means of transportation. Do all of these things with happy, positive, FUN people, because fit travelers tend to fit that description perfect
If you are interested in "Fit Travel" events, please take a look at our travel website...
In this episode we discuss:
Laura's three truths.
1. You are who you surround yourself with.
2. Be willing to try new things.
3.Experience is the best education.
Liz Germain, cofounder of Super Sister Fitness, is a certified trainer and fitness instructor based in San Diego, CA. Super Sister Fitness is a global community of women looking for support on their health & fitness journeys. Liz helps women from all over the world find their true strength from within through functional home workout programs, real food nutrition and positive mindset coaching.
In this episode we discuss:
Tara Gesling is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practioner, Motivational Speaker, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Holistic Organic Gardening and Food Expert and Author of the #1 Best-‐selling, #1 Top Rated book “The 180 Degree Wellness Revolution; Simple Steps to Prevent and Reverse Illness.” Tara’s book has been on three of Amazon’s “Top 100” lists every day since it was published in October of 2014.
At the age of 28, Tara was disabled and found herself in a wheelchair with no hope for recovery. Diagnosed with a list of 20+ diagnosed illnesses that included; a neuro-‐muscular disease, late stage Reﬂex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Autoimmune Thyroid disease/Hashimotos, Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Hypoglycemia, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Chronic Fatigue, Rheumatoid Arthritis, IBS, Headaches, Stage 3 Adrenal Exhaustion, Allergies, Heavy Metals…and more, she has now made it her personal mission to educate others about the power of plants, food, mindfulness and self-‐care to bring astonishing transformation and health back into one’s life.
Tara has been featured in articles, conferences, radio and tv such as: well.org, Asilomar Corporate Conference Center, Institute For Integrative Nutrition, Inspired Health Magazine, Rising Women 2016, Perfectly Healthy and Toned Radio, WDCX 99.5FM NY, The Zest Lifestyle TV Show, SGK Emergency Preparedness Expos, Virginia Department of Health EMS Symposiums, Whole Foods, Pathways, Mindful Healthy Life, The Rebel Health Coach and more.
In this episode we discuss:
Starting out in a family where physical, emotional, and sexual abuse was prevalent Catherine found herself feeling needy and clingy in relationships because she felt unloved. Catherine said she couldn't get a second date and would beg for men to please love her. Find out how she turns all of this neediness into empowerment in this episode
Catherine Hummel is a Love Coach, love advocate and your fierce guide over at Catherine-Hummel.com where her one-on-one coaching and online programs for living in true love have helped hundreds of women open their hearts to healing and to receiving the man of their dreams. Catherine's encyclopedic knowledge of love has helped her create a step-by-step map for choosing a healthy romantic relationship that centers around a woman's inner worth, confidence and power. She helps women rewrite their love stories by giving them the steps for reaching radical self love and the tools for following the path to a true love relationship. She lives in Boston, MA with her fiance Andrew who she will be marrying in June of 2017!
Self-awareness is the first place for transformation.
If I love myself, the only decisions I make are what’s good for me.
It’s okay not to just show the good stuff.
How self-love and confidence are different.
How to correct mistakes the mistakes you may be making in your relationship.
Stop pointing the finger out and point the finger within.
You can re-write your story.
Our beliefs shape our behavior.
Just because you keep having the same experience it doesn’t mean it will be the experience you’ll always have.
How and why to stop seeking unavailable men.
Stop waiting to be rescued.
How to stop waiting for someday our prince will come and create an epic love story right now.
How to stop over giving and keep a piece back for yourself.
How taking responsibility can improve your relationships
Every woman is unique and special in her own way
You don’t need to have every man like you just set yourself up to receive the best man for you.
Megan Ántoni is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and author of “PUSH Past Perfect”, which is an inspirational book that offers strategies and practical tips for how to kick ass when common struggles come up with diet and fitness, making it easier to keep pushing toward a more powerful, healthy, and well-nourished life. After earning a BA in Communications from Montclair State University, Megan completed post-baccalaureate studies in Dietetics, and attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York City where she studied a variety of dietary theories and effective coaching methods. Currently, she is in progress of a Master of Science degree in Human Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Megan has combined her communications skills with her passion for nutrition, fitness, and health, inspiring men and women to push past their personal obstacles with diet, fitness, and life. She is an advocate for eating real food, and her favorite forms of exercise are strength training and boxing.
In this episode we talk about:
Celebrity Trainer, Extreme Fit Chic Jeanette Ortega, is the owner and founder of Extreme Results Studio and creator of Bootoga, which is a fusion of boot camp and yoga. She is also a WBFF Bikini Pro Model, nationally ranked fitness and bikini competitior, and a published cover model and writer. She is the corporate creator for Dreamfit for Dreamworks Animation Studios. Jeanette is the #1 Best-Selling Co-Author of two books "Sexy Fit and Fab Sirens and Passionistas". She is also the creator of her own destination fitness retreats and a lifecoach. Jeanette's boot camp was ranked among the top five boot camps by Hot LA.
Go to www.jeanetteortega.com for a free meditation CD
What we discussed in this episode
How your childhood aspirations can evolve
Exercise is a natural high
How your why is what drives you.
Breath-work and meditation
Being physically strong can help you be strong in other ways.
You never know what can come from one single idea
Business is not all butterfly's and unicorns.
How to gain your self-confidence back
Who you surround yourself is key
Allow yourself to receive
You are worthy of what you want.
Judy worked in the fitness industry for over 22 years, as an International Master Trainer for Les Mills, Life Fitness, and TRX. In that time, she trained and developed thousands of instructors and trainers.
After all of these years in the fitness industry she came to a place where she needed to break out of the place she was at. It was time to get real. Judy saw so many people struggling to reach their goals, or just not living in their full potential. She was not living to her full potential either. She chose to embrace her passion to empower others through qualifying as a NLP trainer and coach.
Judy has incorporated NLP and Time Line Therapy within her coaching business for the past 5 years and has seen so many lives transformed through these powerful technologies.
Judy is CRAZY committed to inspiring each and every one of you to find that unlimited source of greatness, power, knowing and love that is deep inside.
She wants to help you overcome the limitations that hold you back, so that you can achieve anything. Tap into the the power to create and live a life beyond your wildest dreams! You can have a life you are TOTALLY in love with!
We discussed in the episode:
The more time you spend in fear the less time you can live in faith
A lot of recurring problems are fear based.
Letting go of the past, moves you into your future.
Forgiveness is for you.
If you don’t know your purpose, start doing the things you are saying you cannot do.
Stare fear in the face and do it anyway.
Stretch your comfort zone.
You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.
Gratitude and anger can’t live in the same space.
Social Media Handles: FB, IF, Twitter and Linked In are all TheJudyKing
Website: www.thejudyking.com and www.judykingfitness.com
Liz is a world renowned speaker and coach on creating internal peace. She's the best-selling author of Happy Healthy Fit: Transform Your Life in 90-Days,
which helps readers change their health, break their bad habits, and create a body and life they love. Above all, Liz is a true entrepreneur,
creator, and futurist, as well as one hell of an athlete. Liz is teaching people across the globe on how to become “spiritual warriors” by way of
her online body & mind training programs that teach body and soul mastery through specific tools and consciousness coaching at LizNierzwicki.com.
In this episode you will learn:
How you can choose to create your environment .
What you allow in your life can make or break you.
Alignment is your super power
Having a healthy relationship is more important then what you eat.
How to making the shift from being miserable to being happy is all about self-love.
You have to work for what you want not just wish for it.
Mary Lee’s personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took her and her children from the country club life to public assistance from where she re-invented her life to support her family.
Mary Lee has a unique perspective with 20+ years as a CEO and currently leads a $24 million organization within a 60,000 employee organization as well as coaches executives on how mindful practice and a mindset shift lead to playing big in the corner office and life. Swap overwhelmed for freedom.
Mary Lee is the leadership columnist for "The Huffington Post" and is also the recipient of the Honorary Woman if Courage Award by Pennsylvania Women Work, The Lifetime Achievement Award by Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives, and The Women of Integrity Award by Pittsburgh Professional Women. Mary Lee is the "Mindful Leadership" columnist for Smart Business Magazine and is a former reporter for The
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She’s been featured in Money Magazine, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Yahoo.com, U.S. News and World Report, msn.com, Forbes.com, CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She’s been featured in Money Magazine, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Yahoo.com, U.S. News and World Report, msn.com, Forbes.com, CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com.
If you are not in the place you’d like to be in your career and happiness, Mary not only walked a mile in your shoes - she's broken a few heels and changed shoes dozens of times thinking change was enough. She knows what it's like to think your options are limited and you aren't sure what decision to make so you do nothing and a burdensome mediocrity becomes your new normal. Or you try new things yet the results stay the same. You doubt if you can get it all done, be happy, get the business or engage those who matter.
Mary and her children were on public assistance and She wondered how she would move forward and if her children would ever ever go to college. She had a stack of business and self-help books next to her bed that were up to my pillow. Mary mentored under people, took classes, purchased online programs. She worked hard, advanced to the C- Suite running organizations worth up to $26 million, created successful businesses, became a turnaround agent but noticed with all my success she was stressed, detached and had little time or intimacy for the things that mattered most to me. Then she studied and integrated mindful practice into my life and instead of chasing down change, meaningful answers came flooding my way. It's much easier and happier this way.
Over time you adapt to limiting mindsets or situations such that you tell yourself that nothing is really wrong and this is just the way things are. That moves you into adapting to a sense that there is nothing you can do about it. And here you play small. It's out of your hands anyway. You're not even sure what makes you unique.
There are mindsets, practices, phases of your work and personal life and relationships that should come to an end to open up the space for the next one. Unplugging things whose time has passed allows for
the energetic burst of innovation that propels you forward to fulfillment. But sometimes you aren't even sure what to unplug. The lesson? Good cannot begin until bad ends
The takeaways from this episode are:
In this episode you will learn:
How to evolve your fitness career.
Finding your niche market.
Simple ways to move forward in your fitness lifestyle.
Learn ways to market to other fitness professionals
How to monetize your fitness career without leaving the house.
Where to get apps that you can use and replace with your brand name
In this episode Channel Collette's tells us about her amazing journey from being a bookworm immersed in her studies to a Pro-Figure Champion.
NPC Bikini competitor Channel Collete formerly a Fitness Universe/Muscle Mania Bikini Pro Champion is a lifestyle and nutrition coach, a strength and conditioning coach, a physique and competiton prep coach, and the owner of Team Slice.
In this episode you will learn:
How to step away from the scale and into confidence
Why women need to eat more to be bikini ready.
How to embrace your bodies individuality and build self-confidence.
How to let go of fear that you will get manly from lifting.
Why having an off season is important to improve your physique.
How to set goals that don't revolve around competing.
The dangers of over-training breaks and why it breaks down your physique.
you can find Channel at www.channelcollete.com and be sure to check out her fabulous YouTube Channel.
At age 32 Natalie Galyon was overweight, unhealthy, and diagnosed with melanoma cancer. In fact, she received the diagnosis one year after her mom passed away suddenly and eight months before that her father died of a heart attack. On top of all of that she was in a job she hated and a bad relationship. Natalie decided to take action; she started taking small daily action steps towards getting healthy and losing weight. Natalie shed her negative and limiting beliefs, and then she shed the weight. She lost 103 pounds, started her own business www.gritstrong.com, wrote a book “Your Super Power Practice”, and she made the cover of Woman’s Day Magazine. It all started with a decision to change. Natalie says “Not only did I lose the fat; I lost all the health problems and the negative mindset that keeps you small, weak, and sick!”
In this episode you will learn:
How to shed limiting beliefs
Unhooking from perfection
Having a target
The importance of positive affirmations
How to tap into your Superpower
Who should ride in your little red wagon
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