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SISTERHOOD OF SWEAT - Motivation, Inspiration, Health, Wealth, Fitness, Authenticity, Confidence and Empowerment

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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.

Jan 22, 2018

Follow Linda on Social Media @ Chickfitstudio on Facebook Instagram and Twitter and my website is www.chickfit.me

Social Media- Elaine LaLanne www.JackLanne.com

Facebook - Elaine LaLanne or Jack Lanne

Before Jillian Michael's, Tony Horton, Kasiafit, Denise Austin, and Jane Fonda there was Jack LaLanne the pioneer and "Godfather of Fitness", He is responsible for many of the fitness staples in the industry today some of which are the; protein bar, protein shake, leg extension, leg curl, cable pulleys, and so much more. Learn all about the making of this fitness icon and the wife beneath his wings, Elaine LaLanne. She is 91 and rocking her age and still lectures all over the country.

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 for a second time on my podcast. ”Life favors the bold.”

What we talked about in this episode:

!. Move it or lose it

2.Fruits and Vegetables cleanse the system.

3. Every cell in your body is continually changing. Your body is new      every seven years.

4. Why its important to have a good gut.

5. The effect of good microbiome and a great probiotic.

6. If you nibble all day long you never realize how much your              eating.

7. What your doing right now is walking and talking tomorrow.

8. A sense of humor is important to longevity.

9. Jack wanted to prove that if you take care of yourself it doesn't        matter your age

10.People are old because they're told their old.

11. ARC is Elaine's secret and mission in life. A-Attitude R-                    Resistance C Consistency.

12. Sign up for Maria's Schriver's Sunday Paper free.

13. A funny story of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jack working out.

and Jack working out.

14. Jack always said "If you do everything in moderation you can't          go wrong."

15. "It's not what you do some of the time that counts its what you          do all of the time that counts." Jack Lanne

16. When someone has a birthday Elaine has a piece of cake but            she says Jack was always very disciplined and never deviated.

17. At 91 Elaine is living strong lecturing and writing a new book.

18. The story of how Elaine met Jack and fell in love.

19. Face exercises to keep you looking young.

20. Why Jack wore ballet slippers and where he got the idea to              wear a jumpsuit.

21. Jack would say "all I want to do is help people help themselves."

22. What people don't know that don't know.

23. Humor is the best medicine.

 

 

 

Jan 15, 2018

Jill Griffiths is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor who loves sharing her tools to make fitness success a reality.  For the past 18 years she has had her hands in all things fitness from teaching Spin to Zumba to Yoga to creating Personal Trainer Led Bootcamps.  Her current success and focal point is her 8 week leaner and stronger program where she has produced amazing results with hundreds of people, by providing the correct tools and personalized nutrition needed to lean up all while gaining and maintaining strength and confidence.  

Jill’s past achievements include competing and placing in an NPC bikini competition, triathlon, running 4 Ragnar Relay’s, half marathon’s, and multiple smaller races.

Her current passion is Spartan Races.  She ran her first Spartan race in 2016 and has been hooked ever since.  In 2016 she earned her first Trifecta.  In 2017 she earned another Trifecta as well as a coin, which allowed her to compete in the Spartan World Championship race this past September against the top elite and pro female races of the OCR world where she proudly took 41st.  She is currently a Spartan Race Ambassador and loves every part of the OCR community.

Jill is also a mom to 3 kids, a wife, and a corporate personal trainer.  Her family life includes carpooling her kids to their many activities and standing on the sidelines cheering her kids on in whatever activity they chose to do.  Recently, their family bought a “fixer upper” and have been working together to demo the home and remodel it together.  She feels that having her kids work side by side her and her husband, will help them gain a better tolerance and drive to work hard to build their own future success. 

You can learn more about Jill and her programs on InstagramFacebook and her website/blog.

  • How fitness has evolved.
  • Overcoming obstacles.
  • Challenging yourself.
  • Digging Deep!
  • You can do it!
  • Pushing past fear into the feeling of accomplishment
  • The BEAST
  • The SUPER
  • The TRIFECTA
  • The SPRINT
  • The rope climb
  • The spear throw
  • The monkey bars
  • Ring The Cowbell One More Time Blog
  • How doing the Spartan Race gives you confidence.
  • Your never too old to play.
  • Mental mindset gets you through.
  • Do your first race as a team.
  • Race with someone in mind or a cause, it will give your race purpose.
  • Our favorite and least favorite obstacles.
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Ways to get your kids to trade in their devices for physical activity.
  • Setting goals is what drives you forward.
  • With patience and consistency you can achieve any goal.
  • Don't be caught on the sidelines of life just wishing.
  • My Navy Seal MountainTop Experience Blog
  • How you can do a pull-up from beginner status.
Dec 31, 2017

I so enjoyed having Dr. Lori Shemek on The Sisterhood of SWEAT podcast! She is so lovely to work with. I just loved talking with her and learning how to decrease FatFlammation.

Dr. Lori Shemek's books are "How to Fight FatFlammation" and "Fire Up Your Fat burn"

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www.DrLoriShemek.com

Lori Shemek, Ph.D. is a leading fat cell researcher, health expert, weight loss expert, keynote speaker and recognized authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health. Dr. Shemek is the bestselling author of ‘How To Fight FATflammation!’ (HarperCollins) and the bestselling author of “Fire-Up Your Fat Burn!’  

 

Dr. Lori Shemek, a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas, has been featured on NBC The Doctors TV, CNN, NPR and Fox News, and in Dr. Oz’s Good Life Magazine, Health, Shape, Woman’s Day, Prevention, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, The Huffington Post and numerous others.

 

Dr. Shemek is known as “The Inflammation Terminator” She has made it her mission to help clients lose weight and educate the public on the toxic effects of certain foods and lifestyle choices and how they create inflammation in the body resulting in weight gain and poor health.

The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the Top Health and Fitness Experts alongside such names as Dr. Oz and David Zinczenko author of ‘Eat This, Not That’ and the Huffington Post has also recognized her as one of the Top Diet and Nutrition Experts.

Dr. Shemek holds a Doctorate in Psychology; she is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Life Coach.

Keynote Speaker: U.S. Army – Ft. Sam Houston, Joel Osteen/Lakewood Church,  92Y Kaufmann Symphony Hall, Global Health Summit - 2013, 2014, 2015, Osteoporosis Society, Weekly Fitness Challenge - Multi-State Tour; Chicago School Districts including many others.

  • If you are overweight your fat cells are inflamed.
  • There are two types of inflammation: acute and silent.
  • Symptoms or indicators of silent or low-level inflammation.
  • When the mitochondria in your cells aren’t functioning optimally, your metabolism runs less efficiently.
  • Fat is your largest endocrine organ.
  • Supplementation that can decrease inflammation.
  • Foods that can help reduce inflammation.
  • Why not all calories are created equal and you don't need to count them.
  • Foods that can help reduce inflammation.
  • Eat fat to lose fat.
  • Hidden sugars in your favorite foods that you may think are healthy for example; wheat bread, wheat pasta, and yogurt.
  • Sugar is the #1 inflammatory food.
  • It is important to eliminate sugar to decrease inflammation in the body. 
  • Reducing excess carbohydrate intake can reduce inflammation.
  • Increasing veggies and leafy greens helps to increase your mitochondria and reverse cell inflammation.
  • When you eat healthy fats you are increasing Ghrelin (The hunger hormone) and increasing Leptin (Saiety hormone).
  • Some recent research shows that canola oil may be associated with alzheimer's disease.
  • Why it's important to eat grass fed beef, wild fish, and free range/pasture raised chicken. 
  • MCT oil and it's benefits.(Brain Octane from Bulletproof brand)
  • Over 40 you need to boost your metabolism effectively and you need to gain muscle mass.
  • HIT training and strength training is the ultimate cocktail for losing weight and maintaining muscle mass.
  • Adequate protein in your diet to maintain muscle mass is key.

Dr. Lori's books are "How to Fight FatFlammation" and "Fire Up Your Fat burn"

Dec 26, 2017

 

Ross Pelton is the Natural Pharmacist. He received his BS degree in pharmacy from the U. of Wisconsin.  He also has a Ph.D. in psychology and is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN). In October 1999, Ross was named as one to the Top 50 Most Influential Pharmacists in America by American Druggist magazine for his work in natural medicine. He is the author of ten books and numerous online health seminars. Ross is currently the Scientific Director for Essential Formulas. The link to his blog and personal WEB site is: naturalpharmacist.net.

What we discussed in this episode:

  • Dr. Ross discusses his recommendation for daily supplements. 
  • The liver is the organ of detoxification
  • Telomeres protect your chromozones and DNA.
  • Telomere length represents our biological age as opposed to our chronological age.
  • The higher your glutathione levels the slower the shortening of your telomeres.
  • Elevating glutathione levels is great for anti-aging and detoxification.
  • The supplement of RegActiv helps to elevate glutithione and detoxify the liver..
  • Your diet is critical to your health.
  • Know what your eating. Is it loaded with GMO's? 
  • Make sure your meat is pasture raised and pasture finished, otherwise you may be eating meat that has GMO's, because they were fed corn at the end. Eighty eight percent of our corn is genetically modified.
  • Dr. Ross recommended reading "The Plant Paradox'
  • If you have bodyfat, you can count on the fact that you have  inflammation.
  • The number one thing for healthy aging is maintaining your muscle mass to prevent sarcopenia. 
  • Reduce inflammation with Omega 3's, increasing your muscle mass,
  • A vitamin D defienciency can upset your sleep cycle
  • Test your fasting blood sugar to know where you fall individually on with your blood sugar levels. Test your blood sugar also to test your reaction to various carbohydrates.
  • Gerson Therapies for cancer and accelerating detoxification.
  • Tips to stay healthy and why you should cut out sugar at the holidays.

 

Nov 12, 2017

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Ross Pelton, R.Ph., Ph.D., CNN, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1966 with a degree in pharmacy and in 1984 he received his Ph.D. in Psychology and Holistic Health from the University for Humanistic Studies in San Diego, California.  He is also a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) through the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN). Ross is currently the Scientific Director for Essential Formulas based in Dallas, TX.

 

Ross has written two books drug-induced nutrient depletions an is the world’s leading authority on this topic. In October 1999, Ross was named as one to the Top 50 Most Influential Pharmacists in America by American Druggist magazine for his work in natural medicine. From 1988 to 1994, Ross was the Hospital Administrator at Hospital Santa Monica in Baja, Mexico, which specialized in alternative, non-toxic cancer therapies.

 

Ross is the author of ten books:

  • Mind Food & Smart Pills (Doubleday, 1988)
  • Alternatives in Cancer Therapy (Simon & Schuster, 1994)
  • How To Prevent Breast Cancer (Simon & Schuster, 1995)
  • The Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook (Lexi-Comp, 1999)
  • The Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs (Morton Publishing, 2000)
  • The Natural Therapeutics Pocket Guide (Lexi-Comp, 2000)
  • The Nutritional Cost of Drugs, 2nd Edition (Lexi-Comp, 2001)
  • Natural Therapies to Prevent and Treat Swine Flu (eBook 2010)
  • Let’s Have Healthy Kids (eBook 2010)
  • The Pill Problem (2013)

Ross’ online educational seminars include:

  • Natural Therapies for Depression & Anxiety
  • Natural Therapies for ADD & ADHD
  • Natural Therapies to Lower Cholesterol & Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

 What we talked about in this episode:

  • Natural alternatives for depression.
  • Natural alternatives for anxiety.
  • L-Theanine is effective at calming anxiety and helping with sleep troubles that can come when you have an overactive mind.
  • The importance of good quality sleep.
  • Natural nutritional therapies for depression.
  • Oral contraceptives deplete more nutrients from women's body than any other commonly prescribed drug.
  • Benefits of yoga for health and stress relief.
  • The number #1 thing for healthy aging is maintaining your muscle mass.
  • Exercise is a positive addiction.
  • Dr. Ross recommended this book- "Biomarkers" 10 determinants of aging you can control by William Evans and Irwin Rosenburg.
  • Microbiome's importance to health
  • The best probiotic to take and why. 
  • Studies that show Dr. Ohhiras probiotics plus creating better endurance, increased hemoglobin, and faster recovery from exercise.
  • The best way to make a quick salad. Check out Ross Pelton's video on YOU TUBE "Salad Buzz".

 

Nov 6, 2017

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Lisa Lewtan is a Health & Lifestyle Coach, the founder of Healthy, Happy, and Hip, an award-winning author, and one of the hosts of Healthy View Raidio Radio on VoiceAmerica.com (named after her book). Using the skills she developed as a successful technology entrepreneur, Lisa self-hacked her own mind and body to restore her health and then go on to feel better than ever. With private coaching, online courses, workshops, and retreats, Lisa helps highly successful hungry go-getters to slow down, chill-out, develop a better relationship with food and stress, look good, and feel great.  To learn more - visit www.HealthyHappyandHip.com

What we talked about in this episode:

  • How Lisa's radio career just started with saying yes to what she was excited about.
  • Listening to what lights you up inside and acting on it.
  • How Lisa got her start into health coaching.
  • The Perfect Day scenario.
  • We just don't dream big enough.
  • Take the first step in faith and watch your greatest dreams unfold.
  • Jumping out of your comfort zone.
  • We can all rise together.
  • Find your own empowering space.
  • Your light shining does not diminish mine.
  • How building online courses help your business evolve.
  • How to get Abs of STEEL.
  • The pineapple story.

 

Oct 13, 2017

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This is a great episode LIVE with Doctor Fred Pescatore.New York Times Best-Selling author most recognized for his books The A-List Diet and The Hamptons Diet 


Fred Pescatore, MD, is a traditionally trained physician practicing nutritional medicine in Manhattan. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times best seller The Hamptons Diet and the No. 1 best-selling children’s health book Feed Your Kids Well. Prior to opening his own practice, Dr. Pescatore worked closely with the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins, as the Associate Medical Director of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine.

“Dr. Fred” is internationally recognized as a health, nutrition, and weight loss expert. He is president of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists and a member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, and belongs to many other professional organizations.

He is a regular contributor to In Touch, US Weekly, First for Women, and Women’s World magazines. Major network television shows like Extra, The View, Rachael Ray, and Today have sought out Dr. Pescatore for his expert health advice. His practice has become a haven for the rich and famous, drawing a roster of clientele that reads like a “Who’s Who” of Hollywood’s elite.

 

On this episode of the "The sisterhood of SWEAT Podcast" we talked about

  • What type of dieter are you?
  • Why the same diet doesn't work for everyone.
  • Starving yourself doesn't work long-term.
  • Slow down the aging process from within.
  • Create a environment for yourself that makes being healthier simple.
  • Exercise - first find five minutes then make it 10 minutes
  • Get the sugar out.
  • Fruit and yogurt are not the answer to weight loss for peri-menopausal women.
  • Ways to get enough Vitamin D.
  • Listen to your body.
  • Balancing hormones and the Bio-identical route.
  • Gut health, yeast, leaky gut, and probiotics.
  • Sitting is the new disease.
  • Why you don't need to count calories.
  • Dairy and your diet.
  • The difference between Grass-Fed Beef and regular Beef.
  • Protein structure of meat versus vegan or vegetarian alternatives.
  • The best alternatives for alcohol.
  • Tips for managing menopause and HRT.
  • Tips for males going through Andropause.
  • Getting A-Listers in shape quickly.
  • Dr. Fred's special A-List Detox
  • Skinny shaming and fat shaming.
  • Healthy tips for eating out.
  • How to feed your children.

Follow Dr. Fred Pescatore on Social media

DrFredPescatore.com

A-ListDietBook.com

Instagram- The official A-List Diet 

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram- Dr. Fred Pescatore 

 

 

 

 

Oct 8, 2017

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Susan Irby, CFH, CFNS, Author, Public Speaker, Award-winning network television host and radio personality

 

“Living a healthy lifestyle requires courage, focus, persistence, and motivation.  Your diet and lifestyle goals matter.” – Susan Irby

 

Certified in Food Healing and Fitness Nutrition, Susan Irby is one of the nation’s foremost experts in plant-based nutrition and food as healing.  An accomplished author, public speaker and media personality, Susan holds a particular expertise in the areas of individualized nutrition programs and recipe development.  Her 17+ years in the culinary industry, the past 14 in healing foods, spiritual wellness and active lifestyles, have earned Susan recognition as the leading healing plant-based and specialized nutrition lifestyle expert empowering others to better understand their personal health needs and empower them to enjoy lasting lifestyle change through her trademark 3-prong approach to mindful healing, health and an active lifestyle.  

 

“Food is the ultimate nourishment and healing for the body.  Remember, what you eat and drink matters.” ~ Susan Irby, CFH

 

Susan is author of 9 books on wellness that include over 2,500 recipes collectively.  Her 6-week Food Healing Nutrition Program, in conjunction with Ward Bond, PhD, has proven success among both celebrities and non-celebrities and led to the development of her customized 6-week Food Healing Kitchen Makeover program. While not a vegan herself, Susan’s food healing programs and education supports the plant-based diet approach that many of her clients adhere to. 

 

Included in her published works are: Substitute Yourself Skinny, ranked twice by FOXNews.com in the Top 10 Best Diet Books and Amazon quinoa recipe top sellers, The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook. Susan’s work as a freelance wellness and nutrition author can be seen monthly in Max Sports and Nutrition of which Susan has been a contributor for over 6 years.  Other freelance works have been featured in prestigious media outlets such as FIRST for Women, Self, The New York Post, and numerous other media outlets both in the USA and internationally acclaimed outlets such as The Mail on Sunday and BBC Radio.  She is the award-winning host of The Bikini Lifestyles® Show which was twice awarded “Best Health and Fitness Television Program” by The TASTE Awards and also aired as a weekly radio program for 5 years on 790 KABC Los Angeles. 

 

Internationally recognized as leader in the “food as healing” approach to a plant-directed healthier lifestyle, Susan has worked with noted schools, colleges, professionals, families and national grocery markets to share how to transform their lives through spiritual wellness, a highly plant-based diet and an active lifestyle.  Among them, Los Angeles Unified School District, Cooking Up Change, American Federation of Teachers, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, grocers such as Whole Foods, Gelson’s and Dole Foods.  Susan has made appearances on FOX11 Good Day LA, ABC7, CBS2, KCAL9, NBC, and numerous syndicated radio shows, international conferences, national magazines, newspapers, and websites. 

An award-winning television and radio host, Susan has interviewed culinary and fitness icons and celebrities such as Venus Williams, Billy Bush, Wolfgang Puck, Giada De Laurentiis, Sara Moulton, Chef Art Smith, Gene Simmons, Bill Engvall, Duff Goldman, Barbara Fairchild, Nancy Silverton, Olympic Gold Medalist and LA Sparks' DeLisha Milton Jones, Cincinnati Bengals' Coach Chip Morton, Cincinnati Reds Coach Matt Krause, reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump, teen star Reed Alexander, and more culinary, fitness and celebrity stars. 

Susan holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, is Certified in Food Healing, and is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.  She originally developed her culinary skills by working with master chefs in Italy and France.  Susan is the creator of and driving force behind the successful brand, The Bikini Chef® which promotes food that heal through “figure flattering flavors”.  She is the creator, producer and host of The Bikini Lifestyles® Show and Healing Remedies and Recipes.  Extensions of her brands include Bikini Cuisine®, and Bikini Cuisine Power Snax®.

What we talked about in this episode:

  1. Getting in shape without a gym membership.
  2. Step up your workouts and set intention.
  3. 52 year old Susan says eating right is 90% of your results.
  4. You can't exercise away a poor diet.
  5. Don't take your health for granted.
  6. Put the best fuel possible into your body.
  7. When it comes to your health; you pay now by buying. healthier foods  or you pay later with hefty medical bills.
  8. Good healthy food can be like medicine.
  9. Healthier ways to cook your favorites.
  10. Re-train your taste buds to appreciate the natural flavors of non-processed foods.
  11. Great healthy snack substitutions for junk food cravings.
  12. The more sugar you eat the more sugar you want.
  13. Carbs are not the enemy. 
  14. Your PFF'S are your BFF'S.  PFF'S are Lean Protein, Fiber, Good Fats. Your BFF'S stand for Best Friends Forever.
  15. Potato chips are not a high fiber food.
  16. 7 stalks of celery a day help to lower your blood pressure.
  17. You can eat your water instead of drinking it.
  18. What healthy fats actually are.
  19. The types of nuts that are best.
  20. Good Fats keep you saitiated and your blood sugar from dropping, thus creating less cravings.
  21. How Susan got her name 'The Bikini Chef"
  22. What season of life are you in? Menopause, Perimenopause or 20's or 30's.
  23. Your body needs 'REAL" Food.
  24. Pre and Post Biotic foods for a healthier gut.
  25. Tips for building healthy bones.
  26. Exercise for vitality. Move it or lose it.
  27. Why Susan doesn't count calories.
  28. Put good gas in your car. Your body is your car, food is your fuel.

My recipe from The Sisterhood of SWEAT

Pumpkin Spice Latte – 
You no longer have to stand at the coffee window and drool. Now, you can make your own healthy
pumpkin spice latte!
Ingredients:
2 cups coconut milk (unsweetened)
2 cups black organic coffee or 2 shots espresso
Stevia or coconut palm sugar (sweeten to your taste)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1½ teaspoon pure vanilla
½ cup cooked pumpkin
Instructions:
1. In a medium saucepan on medium-low heat, mix together the spices, pumpkin, and coconut milk.
2. Stir to keep it from sticking until pumpkin milk is steamy.
3. I like to send my hot milk mixture through the blender to make it nice and frothy.
4. Pour your hot coffee into your pumpkin spice mixture.
5. Stir and serve.

Sep 25, 2017

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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:

  • Bollywood Dance Beat is addictive.
  • You've got to get up and move and make fitness a habit.
  • Sarina created Masala Bhangra out of the tragedy of losing her father.
  • The crazier your idea seems the more you should do it.
  • Do things that make you feeling happy in your body.
  • How Sarina turned her tragedy into triumph
  • Sarina was the first to bring Indian dance to the fitness community on a global level.
  • How she got her message out there despite her critics.
  • You can't hold on to hate, anger, and bitterness when your happy and at peace.
  • Yoga is what you bring to it.
  • Masala Bhanga is the Yin to Yoga's Yang. 
  • When you put yourself out there your going to face some scrutiny.
  • Some form of opposition generally comes when your moving ahead.
  • Don't keep the best things to yourself, they are better when shared.
  • You've got to really want something to go get it, in other words have a strong why.
  • If you want the results you've got to work for it.
  • Go after what you want. 
  • Stop wishing, start working.
  • Why Sarina Jain is called the Indian Jane Fonda.
  • Masala Bangra is more then dance, it's a movement that builds confidence and empowers women.
  • Why investing in yourself is so important.
  • Give and take make for great relationships.
  • Working out while pregnant.
  • Be True to you.
  • create your vision.

Sarina Jain 
Founder of Masala Dance & Fitness Inc. 
http://www.sarinajain.com 
http://www.masaladance.com 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarina-Jain/177426752293969 

www.youtube.com/sarinajainglobal 
www.twitter.com/sarinajain

Sep 13, 2017

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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! 

What we talked about on this episode:

  • How Buns of Steel got it's start.
  • What it was like to work with and be a ESPN Fitness Pros.
  • You don't get what you don't ask for.
  • Fitness Icon Kathy Smith was one of Tamilee's mentors.
  • Tamilee's first video was with the Today Shows Dr. Art Ulene
  • Buns of Steel thought a woman on the cover would 
  • Make sure your name is attached to the brand even if you didn't create it.
  • Always do your very best job you never know whose watching.
  • The pressure of having to maintain a certain image for the public.
  • Your hormones are the CEO of your body.
  • Book recommendation "Outsmarting the midlife fat cell' Debra Waterhouse
  • What worked for you once may not work for you all the time. Change it up, or work around your limitation.
  • Tune into what your body is saying and listen at every age.
  • How meditation can help you with your daily life.
  • Tamilee was almost a country music star.
  • I'm a John Denver Fan.
  • Tamilee's new podcast is "It's STEEL about the BUNS"
  • Why Tamilee gave up being a ESPN Fitness Pro.
  • When making decisions follow your heart and your gut.
  • How to see and receive your message.
  • Tune out so you can tune inwards.
  • Tamilee was on her own at 16 years of age and how that set her on the path she is on.
  • Be the BEST here right now,
  • Rewire the things you say to yourself by positive affirmations.
  • Be the Genius you were created to be.
  • If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plan.
  • Take care of your body and your body will take care of you.
  • People won't be thinking about your buns of steel when you pass, they are mainly going to remember how you made them feel.
Aug 16, 2017

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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:

  • How Tosca and Robert Kennedy wrote  and founded "The Eat Clean Diet"
  • One of the principle of eating clean is nourishing yourself.
  • Why you shouldn't be afraid of having fat in your diet.
  • What a day looks like on "The Clean Eating Diet".
  • Tosca tells us how she went from 85 pounds overweight to cover model in her 40's.
  • To make significant changes you must take action.
  • Taking action requires you to find the spark within you that lights you up.
  • Tosca shows up raw and real and doesn't not wait for things to be perfect to show up for life.
  • Eating flowers are actually extremely healthy for you.
  • Eating raw and healthy nourishes your gut microbiome.
  • How to make Kiefer and why it's healthy.
  • Why its important to take a probiotic that have many different strains.
  • How your gut health effects your hormonal, brain, and overall health.
  • Two Thirds of the population are wandering around constipated.
  • How Tosca left an unhappy marriage of seventeen years, met and married Robert Kennedy and completely changed her life.
  • When you make a decision to step into your truth unapologetically, things just start happening.
  • Tosca's defining moment was when she walked a flight of stairs and she was so overweight and unwell she couldn't make it up the stairs without her heart slamming in her chest to say good night to her girls
  • How to come back when you lose everything.
  • What you still have left after great loss.
  • Tosca said her self-care habits really helped her through tough times but,she had to stop and grieve and learn to take care of her emotional health.
  • Tosca focuses on the three pillars of wellness: eating, exercising, and the emotions.
  • What Arnold Scwarzeneggar is like and how he motivated and gave Tosca a little coaching for her first show after Robert died.
  • How to cope and recover from severe loss.
  • You recover one little step at a time and by owning what has happened to you,
  • Give yourself space to feel and breathe.
  • Unhook from perfection and find the gift in your struggle.

 

Aug 11, 2017

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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

 

Obi's handles:

Twitter: Obi_Obadike

Instagram: obiobadike

Facebook: @ObiObadikeFitness

Website: www.obiobadike.com

http://www.thecutbook.com/

 

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.

Tiaja’s handles:

Twitter: Tiaja_Pierre

Instagram: Tiajamaisondebeaute

Facebook: @thecut.tiajapierre

 

In this episode we debunked the following fitness myths:

  • Carbs are the enemy.
  • Eating 5-6 small meals boosts your metabolism
  • Lifting weights will make women bulky.
  • Only women are obsessed with the scale.
  • Tilapia is the only good source of protein.
  • Cardio is the best way to get in shape.

 

In this episode we also discussed:

  • What a sample eating plan on The Cut Diet would look like for different individuals.
  • The transformations that took place after Morris and Obi reached out to recruit participants to do “The Cut” via Facebook.

 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!

 

 

Aug 9, 2017

About Ward W. Bond, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Bond Health-related Accomplishments:

  • First to create the only oral nutritional program for Interstitial Cystitis.
  • First to bring awareness to the use of Hyaluronic Acid for Arthritis.
  • Created a very successful Hepatitis C Support Program to help reverse elevated liver enzymes and viral load counts, as well as reduce damage to the liver.
  • Created a very successful Multiple Sclerosis/ALS Support Program to help stop MS flare-ups and provide vital nutrients that feed the myelin sheath and the nervous system.

 

Publications:

  • "Dr. Ward Bond's Vitamin, Mineral & Antioxidant Guide"
  •  “The Top 20 Life-Changing Nutrients You Can’t (Shouldn’t) Live Without!: Volume One”
  • “The Power of the Lion’s Mane Mushroom: Regenerate Your Brain with Lion’s Mane” Edition One

 

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.

Social Media:

Website: DrWardBond.com

Twitter: @DrWardBondTV and @ThinkNaturalTV

Facebook: DrWardBond

Instagram: DrWardBondTV

 

What we discussed in this episode :

  • Your future health is built by what you are putting in your mouth everyday.
  • Taking a good probiotic is important to good gut health.
  • Maca is Dr. Ward Bond’s go to for balancing hormones, for fertility, peri-menopause, and menopause
  • Up until the age of 40 the hormone’s are producing well, as hormone’s diminish the adrenal glands begin taking over for lack of hormonal function. This is part of the reason for hypothyroidism.
  • Progesterone helps to improve hypothyroidism.
  • Bupleurum root helps to remove stagnant hormones out of the liver
  • If you can go to sleep but you can’t stay asleep, it is your adrenals that are keeping you awake.
  • Holy Basil, Rhodiola, are great supplements to help turn your adrenal health around.
  • You must first clean out the liver in order to be able to get good use out of bioidenticals, synthetic hormones, or natural remedies.
  • Good gut health is so important for your overall health as well as hormone balance.
  • There is a link between our gut health and our mental health.
  • 90 percent of serotonin is created in the gut.
  • Fiber is number one in reducing the risk of colon cancer
  • Most people have 3-5 meals stuck in their digestive tract.
  • Ribose is great for reduction of pain for fibromyalgia.
  • Cordyceps is great for the immune system, lung health, and athletic performance and endurance.
  • Chaga is a great for energy.

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Jul 18, 2017
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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
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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

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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.
Jun 26, 2017

 

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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.

  • Angie talks about what her experience was like being mentored by fitness icon Chalene Johnson and then helping to develop Insanity Live with Shaun T. She asks him whats the modification for that? He says" There is no modification for INSANITY". LOL
  • How Angie met and married her husband and what it's like for them run their own beachbody coaching business together.
  • How being involved in Turbo Kick played a huge role in Angie's sons interest in Karate at a young age.
  • When opportunity knocks be ready.
  • Angie's expercience teaching Insanity in Shaun T's Place to the California Blue Jays
  • How to live your life by design.
  • Angie's favorite way to work out when not teaching Insanity, choreographing,Turbo kick, or instructing Pi -Yo is to do Beachbody Live at home in her PJ's
  • Why it's important to change up the way you eat and exercise periodically.
  • What it is like to publicly go through In Vitro Fertilization.
  • How hormones effect everything and important it is to keep them balanced.
  • Just be you.

Plus Angie's stories working with Chalene Johnson and Shaun T are not to be missed.

 

 

Jun 23, 2017

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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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnlockBetterHealth/

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.

 

 

 

Jun 19, 2017

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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...

 

www.travelwithlipstick.com

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Taking fitness outside of the box creates adventure.
  • Laura learned how to swim while training for a Triathalon with only twelve weeks to prepare.
  • How Team Lipstick got started.
  • How attempting and reaching physical goals help you have faith and confidence.
  • What it's like to train celebrity clients.
  • Nicole Kidman's workouts.
  • Laura's training of Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN for a triathalon.
  • What a mountaintop experience is truly like.
  • The power of connection through adventure.
  • City Bike is Laura's new workout thrill.
  • Places to workout outside in Brooklyn.

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.

Jun 16, 2017

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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:

  • How Liz grew up every day watching TV and eating Hostess and eventually found fitness.
  • How a traumatic experience with Liz's teenage boyfriend and one phone call changed her entire life.
  • Fitness and nutrition can be a lifeline for those that suffer from depression, eating disorders, and being overweight.
  • How Liz went from not knowing anything about fitness to being such an expert and a leader in the online space.
  • Why it is harder for women to lose weight once they hit their 30's and begin the aging process. How can we begin to reverse that.
  • Why is it counterproductive to do restricted dieting.
  • The nature of the scorpion is to sting and we do ourselves a disservice to expect it to do anything else.
  • Why we shouldn't become like the scorpion when others do things that sting and hurt us.
  • When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start happening.
  • Liz gives he top Anti-Aging Tips.
  • Why it is important to have a healthy balance between a strength training and a mobility program.
  • Deep restorative breath lowers your cortisol levels.
  • Meditation and its benefits.
May 31, 2017

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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:

  • What GMO's are and what effect they have on the human body
  • Why we should eat organic foods free of pesticides.
  • How Tara's near death experience changed her life.
  • Organic gardening and growing your own food.
  • How mold and heavy metals can make you toxic and sick.
  • Auto-immune disease and some of the culprits.
  • One step at a time can lead you to wellness health and vitality.
May 24, 2017

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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.

May 19, 2017

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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.

https://www.facebook.com/FuelYourPower/

http://meganantoni.com/

https://www.instagram.com/megan.antoni/

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why we don't want anyone to see past the perfect facade we put out there.
  • How limiting it can be to be a perfectionist.
  • Why a perfectionist always trys to put out their very best and wonders if their very best is even good enough?
  • You don't have to be perfect to be likeable
  • People get stuck in the "If I can't do it perfectly I'm not going to do it at all"mode.
  • Why you shouldn't give up when you fall off or have a bad day.
  • How to create strategies to succeed.
  • How PUSH helps you to get unstuck.
  • What the perfect diet is.
  • Positive thinking gives you positive energy.
  • If you don't like what you're getting examine what you're putting out.
  • If you have a bad day don't use it an excuse to throw in the towel use it as momentum to PUSH forward.
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May 15, 2017

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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.

May 9, 2017

 

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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

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