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

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

Oct 13, 2018

Are you ready to reprogram your mind and take control of your health, fitness, and spiritual growth? Our guest this week, Kelley Tyan, shares her powerful story of overcoming breast cancer and leading women, one at a time, through a process to reclaim their power and become who they want to be.

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Kelley is a 4X bikini champion, mother of two, and founder of Kelley's Bootcamp for Women. She shares with us how despite her diagnosis she still “showed up” everyday and did not allow it to hold her back. We talk about the power of setting goals and keeping the big picture in mind through life’s biggest obstacles. We also dig into how she was able to grow her business and impact  women’s lives in a powerful way. This is a must listen for those who may feel discouraged with the things life throws our way.

 

Questions I Asked Kelley:

  • What kind of support system did you have?
  • What is your message to all women?
  • How have you been able to grow your business?

Topics Discussed:

  • How she handled first receiving her diagnosis.
  • Her greatest “why” in her business.
  • How women can build more confidence.

 

Quotes from the show:

  • “I just kept going.” @KelleyTyan
  • “I was not going to be a victim.” @KelleyTyan
  • “Struggle is inevitable.” @KelleyTyan
  • “Connection is key.” @KelleyTyan
  • “Model the people you want to be like.” @KelleyTyan

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

 

 

Aug 9, 2018

She is 71 years young, a personal trainer, athlete, and rocks the stage in fitness competitions. It is an honor to have Ruby Carter-Pikes with us today to challenge us to be more diligent with our health and become all that we were created to be.
Listen to the podcast HERE
Ruby is passionate about taking care of her body. She competes and challenges herself physically to show other people that they too can reach high goals. She believes that anyone can look and feel INCREDIBLE at ANY age. She is redefining what it means to age well and be proud of it. In this episode we talk about how to be truly confident, faithful in taking care of your body, and being proud of your age.


Questions I Asked Ruby:
❏ How do we rock our age like you do?
❏ Whatisyoursecrettohavingstrongconfidence?
❏ Youoftensay, “Thoushallnotkill”,whatdoyoumeanbythat?
Topics Discussed:
❏ How to stay fit even when your spouse isn’t on board with it.
❏ Ruby’s nutrition and workout routine.
❏ Why she believes fitness competitors do not need to cut their water intake.
Quotes from the show:
❏ “Listen to your body.” @ RubyCarter-Pikes
❏ “It's not the quantity it's the quality.” @ RubyCarter-Pikes ❏ “No one can take care of you like you” @ RubyCarter-Pikes ❏ “Take care of what you’ve got.” @ RubyCarter-Pikes
❏ “Age is only a number.” @ RubyCarter-Pikes


How you can stay in touch with Ruby:
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❏ Facebook ❏ Twitter
❏ Instagram ❏ Pinterest
❏ YouTube ❏ SoundCloud

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!
❏ Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

Aug 2, 2018

As a trainer and transformation specialist, best selling author, and co-host of ABC’s hit show “Extreme  Weight Loss, Heidi Powell knows a thing or two about fitness. What she teaches though may surprise you. Instead of focusing on deprivation, Heidi teaches that victory is “not the number on the scale” but “who you’ve become along the way”.

 

Listen to the podcast HERE

 

In this episode we dive into the misconceptions women have about fitness and health, how we can break the negative cycles of shame in our fitness journey, and place importance on small measurable goals. If you struggle with consistency, or feel stuck in a negative cycle, this episode will empower you to not only overcome bad habits but truly love yourself along the way.


Questions I Asked Heidi:

  • Why do you think deprivation leads us down the wrong path?
  • Why should women stop starving themselves and eat more?
  • How did you and your husband create your business and show?

Topics Discussed:

  • How deprevention leads to a binge/restrict cycle.
  • The importance of self love to transform our bodies.
  • Relationships and picking the right partner.

Quotes from the show:

  • “It’s the people who make the small steps who see the most success.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “We need to know we are capable.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “Our muscles need fuel.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “Food is information.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “True love has nothing to do with lust.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “Happiness is what you create as you work toward your goal.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “You are good enough exactly how you are.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “Transformation is so much simpler than you think. Just start moving.”
  • “Have realistic expectations.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “The victory is not the number on the scale. It’s who you’ve become along the way.” @RealHeidiPowell

Quotes from the show:

  • “It’s the people who make the small steps who see the most success.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “We need to know we are capable.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “Our muscles need fuel.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “Food is information.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “True love has nothing to do with lust.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “Happiness is what you create as you work toward your goal.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “You are good enough exactly how you are.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “Transformation is so much simpler than you think. Just start moving.”
  • “Have realistic expectations.” @RealHeidiPowell
  • “The victory is not the number on the scale. It’s who you’ve become along the way.” @RealHeidiPowell



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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!


 

Jul 16, 2018

Do you only run when someone is chasing you? Can you imagine going from despising running to becoming a triathlon coach? That is exactly what happened with this week’s guest Kim Peek.

 

Listen to the podcast HERE

 

Kim says that a “light bulb” went off for her one day while at the gym. She described herself as someone who refused to run, so deciding to run her first 5k was a life changing decision. Since then, she has not only become an endurance athlete, built a fitness coaching business, and a massive online running community, she has also survived breast cancer. In this episode we talk about how to overcome your own mental barriers and the unexpected obstacles that life throws at you.

 

Questions I Asked Kim:

  • How did you go from hating running to loving it?
  • How did you mentally get through your diagnosis?
  • What are some foods that your kids like that are healthy and easy to make?

Topics Discussed:

  • Her strategy with food planning and crockpot meals.
  • The mindset tricks she used to get through chemo.
  • Why she believes that community is essential to success.

Quotes from the show:

  • “Give yourself permission to suck until you don’t.” @LindaMitchell
  • “You have to get your mind right to get your body tight.”@LindaMitchell
  • “Your story matters.” @KimPeek
  • “You have to listen to your body.” @KimPeek
  • “Find your tribe. Know who your people are.” @KimPeek
  • “Enjoy the process.” @KimPeek
  • “Training for endurance events transforms lives.” @KimPeek

How you can stay in touch with Kim Peek:

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

 

Jul 9, 2018

As a woman, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. We have many roles and demands on us everyday. How do we feel fully alive and become the best versions of ourselves? Dr. Taz M.D. joins us today as we explore what it looks like to be a modern woman without feeling overwhelmed.

Listen to the podcast HERE

 

Dr. Taz went through an “accidental journey” as she experienced being overwhelmed in her own life. She shares with us the tools that she has used to help herself and thousands of other women tap into vibrant health by paying attention to their bodies, listening to their intuition, and setting healthy boundaries in their relationships. This episode will empower you to find peace in your life and tap into your own super power.

 

Questions I Asked Dr. Taz:

  • How can we tap into our super powers?
  • How did you go from super drained to supercharged?
  • What are the 5 power types?

Topics Discussed:

  • How to deal with being overwhelmed.
  • Body scans in Eastern medicine.
  • The toolbox you need to tap into your intuition.

Quotes from the show:

  • “Manifest your gifts. Find your best self.” @DrTazMd
  • “Harness your strengths.” @LindaMitchell
  • “Our brains will justify anything.” @DrTazMd
  • “Your brain will take you down any road you choose to go down.” @DrTazMd
  • “Your intuition has the power to override your brain.” @DrTazMd
  • “Tap into the power of intuition.” @DrTazMd
  • “We are not victims.” @DrTazMd
  • “It all boils down to self worth.” @LindaMitchell
  • “Know you are here for a purpose.” @DrTazMd

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

Jul 3, 2018

Have you ever experienced difficulty connecting with other women? Do you have a strong desire to be more real and authentic with the women in your life, but don’t know where to start? This week we are talking with the founder of Girl Talk, Sarah Pendrick, who is on a mission to help women connect more authentically.

Listen to the podcast HERE

 

It is common to hear women talk about how they have felt shame, competitiveness, or even bullying from other women. Many of us want to have strong friendships, but have lost faith that a strong community can even exist. This week, we are addressing this topic head on while providing you with the tools to connect deeper with the women around you.

 

As mentioned in the podcast, one lucky winner will receive a free copy of the SWEAT journal! All you have to do is leave us a review in iTunes and tell us about a woman that you thanked (as mentioned in the show).

Also you can connect with Sarah at Lori Harder’s book signing event HERE

 

Questions I Asked Sarah:

  • How do you know when you are aligned with someone?
  • What limiting beliefs have you experienced?
  • How do you teach women to stand up for themselves?

 

Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of vulnerability.
  • How to feel like you are “enough”.
  • The importance of speaking your truth.

 

Quotes from the show:

  • “When you step into your power there is no holding you back.” @GirlTalkNetwork
  • “Just because someone did it this way does not mean you have to do it that way.” @GirlTalkNetwork
  • “Being vulnerable is the best thing you can do.” @GirlTalkNetwork
  • “You are going to get so much further when you are honest and vulnerable.” @GirlTalkNetwork
  • “Stop looking at what other people are doing. Look at what you are doing.” @GirlTalkNetwork
  • “Discover yourself. Do not worry so much about other people.” @GirlTalkNetwork
  • “Being authentic and real will reach more people.” @LindaMitchell

How you can stay in touch with Sarah:

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

Jun 18, 2018

 

Is your shower curtain making you fat? Could it be your makeup? Is it all about what you eat that causes weight gain or is there something else at play? This week we are talking with Lifetime television’s morning show health expert and syndicated radio host, Dr. David Friedman about the unexpected culprits affecting our health.

Listen to the Podcast HERE

 

This episode is jam PACKED with valuable information from a trusted expert who has spent years interviewing hundreds of health advocates, scientists, doctors and New York Times Bestselling authors.

 

Dr. Friedman has dedicated his life to researching and sharing valuable information to help his audience reach optimal health. You will take a lot of notes as he talks to us about everything from the health effects of alcohol, why we should not eat like cavemen, and the best part of a donut to eat.

 

Questions I Asked Dr. David Friedman:

  • How important is detoxing?
  • How can we find the correct food plan?
  • Why should we limit beef?

Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of sleep in weight loss.
  • The three keys to weight loss.
  • What kind of salt to eat.

 

Quotes from the show:

 

How you can stay in touch with Dr. David Friedman:

 

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

 

Jun 9, 2018

Imagine a company acknowledging that they had reached a level of success and now felt obligated to give a significant portion of their products away in order to provide a “Pathway to a Better Life” for others? That’s exactly what Barleans is doing and this week they share with us the importance of healthy fats and what we can do to have a better quality of life.

 

Listen to the podcast HERE

 

Ola Lessard, vice-president of marketing for Barleans joins us as we talk about the benefits of hemp oil, the best plant sources for omega threes, and how our body absorbs fish oil.

 

Barleans is a family owned, mission-driven company and I am excited to share with you the work they are doing around the world to improve the lives of thousands of people.

Questions I Asked Ola:

  • What is the importance of hemp oil?
  • Does hemp oil have protein?
  • Will hemp oil show up on a drug test?

Topics Discussed:

  • The difference between hemp and marijuana.
  • Fats role in brain development.
  • The different ways our bodies respond to fish oil.

Quotes from the show:

  • “Fish is brain food.”
  • “Most Americans are deficient in Omega 3.”
  • “Everyone’s body is different.”
  • “We don’t bash our competitors.”
  • “It’s not about our company getting credit, it’s about giving people what they need.”

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

May 1, 2018

Have you ever felt frustrated because you wanted to work out, but struggled finding the time to do so?
Are you constantly comparing yourself to others and are disappointed with where you are in your journey?
Maybe you are desperate to be healthy, but feel so far off track, you do not know where to start. If any of these statements resonate with you, you will love this episode.

Listen to the podcast HERE


This week I spoke with the founder of Couch to Active , Lyn Lindbergh, who has a passion for helping those who feel overwhelmed in fitness, discover joy in being healthy, and treat themselves once and for all with compassion.
Lyn believes that we are all unique and it is possible to find enjoyment in exercise. She brings incredible insight in this episode on ways that we can be creative with working out and be consistent in our fitness goals.


Questions I Asked Lyn:
❏ What advice would you give to someone just starting out?
❏ What are your five biggest tips to be consistent in a health program? ❏ Why should we not solely rely on grit?


Topics Discussed:
❏ Staying motivated on fitness goals during holidays or special occasions. ❏ How busy professionals can find time to workout.
❏ Different options for exercise for those who do not like working out.


Quotes from the show:
❏ “Exercise is not negotiable.” @LynLindbergh
❏ “If you work out regularly the dread will start to disappear.” @LindaMitchell ❏ “You are worthy to be fit.” @LynLindbergh
❏ “You are worth investing in.” @LindaMitchell
❏ “Keep taking one step at a time. Trust you will get there.”@LynLindbergh ❏ “Give yourself compassion.” @LynLindbergh
How you can stay in touch with Lyn:
❏ Website ❏ Facebook

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How you can stay in touch with Linda:
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❏ Facebook ❏ Twitter
❏ Instagram ❏ Pinterest
❏ YouTube ❏ SoundCloud
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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!
❏ Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

Apr 14, 2018

I am excited to introduce to you our guest this week, best-selling author, radio host, and weight loss expert, Dr. Lori Shemek.

Listen to the podcast HERE

 

In this episode, Dr. Shemek talks to us about the role of inflammation in illness and weight gain. She discusses with us the dangers of the “calorie myth” and the “low fat myth” and why it is important for us to be consuming sources of healthy fats.

 

We also discuss the importance of omega 3, the best sources of protein, and how we can appropriately gain muscle while losing body fat.

 

This is an educational episode for those who want to better understand weight loss and regain control over their diet.

 

Questions I Asked Dr. Shemek:

  • What is the underlying cause of weight gain?
  • What are some indicators of silent inflammation?
  • What are foods that we think are healthy, but are not?

Topics Discussed:

  • Foods that shrink fat cells
  • Ways to decrease inflammation
  • Sources of omega 6 that need to be eliminated from our diet

 

Quotes from the show:

  • “Eliminating sugar from your diet is the best thing you can do” @LoriShemeK
  • “You can live a healthy, optimized life as an older person” @LoriShemeK
  • “Always listen to your body” @LoriShemeK


How you can stay in touch with Dr. Shemek:

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!



Apr 3, 2018

This week I sat down with Stacy Berman to talk about how our body image affects every aspect of our lives. Stacy is the founder of Systems by Stacy, a luxury line of organic whey powders. She holds her doctorate in natural medicine and has over twenty years of experience in the health and fitness industry.

 

Listen to the podcast HERE 

 

Stacy has spent years researching the science behind how our thoughts affect the way we feel. She says that we have been “indoctrinated” to believe that our worth is based on our looks. She teaches us how we can overcome harmful self-perceptions and replace negative thoughts with self-love.

 

We dive in deep, discussing how our thoughts affect us on a biochemical level, the role of epigenetics, and the power of our subconscious mind. This is a fascinating episode that will empower you to take control of your thoughts and create for yourself once and for all a healthy body image.

 

Questions I Asked Stacy:

  • How can women shift their self-image after their physical bodies have changed?
  • What are ways we can create more self-love?
  • Will you talk to us about the connection between mind, body, and spirit?

Topics Discussed:

  • How we sabotage ourselves to stay in our comfort zone
  • How to find the origins of your fear
  • How negative thoughts can affect your metabolism

 

Quotes from the show:

  • “Put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. The fear will melt away.” @Linda Mitchell
  • “You should always love yourself. But that doesn’t mean you should be complacent.” @TheSystemByStacy
  • “Love yourself and use that as a platform to jump off of.” @TheSystemByStacy
  • “Define your own self.” @TheSystemByStacy

 

How you can stay in touch with Stacy:

 

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"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

 

My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

 

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Mar 30, 2018

 

Warrior Mom with JJ Virgin

 

I am so excited to introduce to you our guest this week, New York Times bestselling author, celebrity nutrition expert, and Fitness Hall of Famer, JJ Virgin. Her latest book, Miracle Mindset, shows warrior moms how to be strong, positive leaders for their families. She also shares inspirational lessons that she learned as she fought for her own son’s life.

Listen to the podcast HERE

During JJ’s first book launch her 16 year-old son was hit by a car and left for dead. She shares how she used the “Miracle Mindset” to fight for her son’s life and “overrule” what doctors were telling her. She believes that our best time of growth is during challenges and that her family is now “better for what happened.”

 

We also walk through her famous Virgin diet and she explains why “eating less and exercising more” does not always work.  We also talk about weight loss resistance, the link between self worth and health, and why you should always put your health first.

 

Her story is incredibly inspiring and will empower you to “go for the impossible”.

 

Questions I Asked JJ:

  • How can we build a support team?
  • What would you say to someone who feels like they could never do what you did?
  • How does mindset tie into us being physically healthy?

 

Topics Discussed:

  • A way you can control your mindset throughout the day.
  • The best way to teach your children how to be healthy.
  • Her biggest failure when she first started in fitness coaching.

 

Quotes from the show

  • “We become better through trials, challenges, and difficulties.” @JJVirgin
  • “You are not going to raise healthy kids if they see you treating yourself like a second class citizen.”@JJVirgin
  • “Having a better mindset helps you in every area of your life, every single day.” @JJVirgin

 

How you can stay in touch with JJ:

 

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

 

Mar 16, 2018

Today’s show is for those who need an extra dose of motivation! I am incredibly excited to introduce to you Todd Durkin. Todd is an internationally recognized coach, personal trainer, body worker, motivational speaker, and author who motivates people worldwide.

At the age of 25, Todd hurt his back in a serious football injury. His dreams no longer looked like a reality. However, as he says in today’s episode, he believes that people go through difficult times BEFORE they can soar.

Now as a successful coach and personal trainer Todd has used his story, fun personality, and inspiring message to not only help top athletes become physically strong, but mentally strong.

The best part of his story is that he is “just getting started in life” and “has more to give”.

This episode will inspire you to push through and embrace struggle, be more authentic in your work, and know that “Your best days are yet to come”.

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Questions I Asked Todd

  • What did you do to set yourself apart as a coach?
  • Can you tell us about your morning routine and rituals?
  • What gives you energy?

Topics Discussed:

  • How to develop the champion’s mindset
  • The importance of mentorship
  • How to stop being our own worst enemy

Quotes from the show

  • “When we have the hope that tomorrow is going to be better today, that keeps us purpose driven.” @todddurkin
  • “Becoming a champion is many things over a small amount of time.” @todddurkin
  • “There is nothing greater in life than when you get clarity.” @todddurkin

 

Contest Information:

Share with us what “wow” moment you will create in the next 30 days for your chance to win either a gray hoodie or Todd’s new book. Post to social using the hashtag #contagiasm and let us know what you will do to create a “wow” moment and which prize you would like to win.  

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Mar 12, 2018

Best-selling author of Women, Food & Desire, co-creator and co-star of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super-Size Me, and highly-sought-after wellness expert for thousands, Alexandra Jamieson has made it her mission to empower women to create epic lives–by honoring their cravings and kicking body shame to the curb.

You guys are going to LOVE this episode with our guest Alexandra Jamieson. You might know her from her appearance on Oprah talking about her TV series, “30 Days”. Jamieson has a power message about our relationship with food and how she is helping women everywhere discover the deeper truths and meaning behind their cravings. She dives in deep to her personal story where she faced tremendous backlash over publically making an announcement that shocked her community. We discuss everything from shaming and sexuality to the importance of living authentically.

She also reveals the four causes of cravings and the importance of listening to what your body is saying to you. She presents the idea that our body is speaking to us but too often we are not listening.

If you struggle with cravings feeling out of control or if you have questions about your emotions and wonder how your diet is affecting them, you will love today's episode.

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Here’s just a few of the many pointers Alex shared:

How to stop shrinking and start stepping fully into our personal power

  • It's not something we can do alone.
  • The importance of investing in the right relationships
  • Pay attention to authenticity
  • It’s never easy to let go of people or a certain way of living, but the more you do it the easier it gets. You develop grit and resilience. It’s a muscle that you can strengthen.

The 4 root causes of cravings:

  1. Bacterial
    • On a biochemical level, we are as much bacterial as we are human.  
  2. Nutritional
    • . Your body craves what it needs. Look at your cravings in more of a curious way.
  3. Emotional
    • . This gets shut out of dietary theory which is a shame. We are emotional creatures.
  4. Physical
    • . Sex and food. Vitamin P is the thing that we are all lacking. Play and pleasure.

How women can build a support system?

  • In-person events.
  • Ask, “Who lights you up? Who are you attracted to?”
  • Ask yourself, “How did you make friends when you were a kid?”
  • Be intentional about putting yourself around the right people.
  • Take a leap if you feel drawn to something. Other people like you will be there too.
  • Resource: Two summer camps for adults: Good Life Camp and Soul Camp.

For more valuable pointers from Alex and to hear the whole podcast, listen now HERE.

Don’t delay and listen now to start putting you and your body as a priority.

Social Quote:

“It’s not just about what we eat it’s about how we feel about ourselves, how we treat ourselves.”- Alexandra Jamieson

Alex is the creator of Her Rules Radio, a #1 rated podcast on iTunes where listeners from around the world are educated and captivated by thought-provoking interviews on wellness, cravings, sexuality, and more.

Her work has been praised and adored by Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Goop, Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times, CNN, Fox News, Elle, Marie Claire, USA Today, People, and the American Heart Association amongst many others.

As a lifelong learner, her wellness expertise has grown out of a decade of experience, as well as her education at the Natural Gourmet Institute, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a certification in Applied Positive Psychology.

Here’s how to stay in touch with Alex:

Alexandreajamieson.com

Book on Amazon:

Facebook: @AlexandraJamiesonFanPage

Twitter: @deliciousalex

Instagram: @deliciousalex

Pinterest: @deliciousalex

 

Mar 3, 2018

Annette Fredskov is a 45 year-old mother of two, Emilie (16) and Viktor (14). She lives with the love of her life Kim.

She says, “Every morning I make the decision to have the best day possible. I choose to do all I can to be the best version of myself. I choose to focus on all the positive; positive thoughts and positive feelings and what I want. I look in my eyes in the mirror and say, I love you. I smile to myself and feel love”.

Annette's motto, “I can do it” is something she's said to herself thousands of times. She says, “I have programmed my mind and all the cells in my body, to believe that everything is possible. If I really want it, if I believe it, and am willing to work hard for it. Forget all about limitations and go for it. I can do it, and so can you.  Do whatever you want and put your mind to it”.

From October 2010, Annette has ran 660 marathons and 24 ultras. In 2012/2013 she ran 366 marathons in 365 days. In 2015, she ran from Denmark to Paris, France, 1130 kilometers in 19 days.

She says, “I am curious what I can do when my mind, spirit and body work together and I focus on my possibilities. Then anything is possible”.

In 2009, she was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). Today she has no symptoms of MS and medical examinations show no MS activity. She believes that her lifestyle with positive thinking and exercise has greatly contributed to her health. She says, “I have taken responsibility for my own life and it has given me freedom and high quality of life”.

Professionally Annette is a speaker, writer, and mentor. She is passionate about inspiring people to make the best of their lives, find peace, joy and balance and reach their goals.

She believes that, “We all deserve love, joy, laughter and passion - and even more love”.

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Intro to show:

It was wonderful to sit down and talk with Annette Fredskov from Denmark. She was incredible energetic and had a powerful message to share with us.

Annette says that she is a “normal” person who made the decision to be extraordinary. She started running only ten years ago and since then has ran 660 Marathons. In one year she ran 366 marathons in 365 days, running two marathons on her last day.

Another amazing part of her story is that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009. Since then however, she has kept running and believes that by “taking responsibility” of her life she has been able to not only rewire her brain but also bring health to her body. Since her diagnoses they have not found traces of MS in her body.

She credits her ability to run, to her passion and curiosity. In this episode she says that every morning she makes “the decision to have the best day possible” and that she is “willing to work hard and forget all limitations.”

Questions I asked Annette:

  • What would you say to someone who says they don't run? Who say “I can’t”?
  • How much did you rely on your mindset when you were running mile after mile and probably sometimes wanted to quit?
  • Why did you set the goal of running a marathon everyday?
  • Did you want to prove something? If so what did you want to prove?
  • How many running shoes did you run through the year of running?
  • How much water per day was it necessary to drink to run these marathons?
  • What was it like to run a marathon everyday and still take care of your house, your kids, the laundry, cook and clean and all of that?
  • Do you think if you stopped running your MS would return? (Question from online)
  • What did you eat while running and what did you do to recover?
  • What other types of things did you say to yourself to keep going when it got hard?
  • What is the greatest lesson you have learned running 366 marathons in 365 days?
  • How did you recover when you had an evening and morning marathon back to back?
  • Did you eat before and after your run?

Topics discussed:

How can someone overcome the mindset of thinking that they “can’t” do something?

  • It comes down to what you want. If you really want to do something you have to make it important.
  • You have to be willing to take small steps. If you want to run, walk first. Then build up.
  • Know it's never too late to start something.

Power of mindset:

  • You have to be intentional with what you tell yourself repeatedly and what you fill your mind with.
  • Focus on what you want and not what you don't want.
  • Faith is a muscle. If you do not have it now you can develop it.

Dealing with criticism:

  • Any big idea people will think your crazy.
  • People may think it's crazy. But it's not their dream.
  • The bigger the dream, the more you need to go after it
  • When you go for your dream, you may get resistance. But if you believe in your dream, people will come along.
  • Realize that it has nothing to do with you. It’s about them.
  • Understanding age is a mindset.

 

Podcast Quotes 

“I am curious what I can do when my mind, my spirit, and my body, work together.” @AnnetteFredskov

“Whatever lights you up in life is what you should be doing”@AnnetteFredskov

“You have to have the courage to be a little crazy sometimes”@AnnetteFredskov

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Annette Fredskov handles:

Twitter: @AnnetteFredskov

Instagram: @AnnetteFredskov

Facebook: @AnnetteFredskov

Website: http://www.annettefredskov.dk/

Feb 15, 2018

Carol Elizabeth is an inspiration as so many women can see themselves in her.  The life she is living now is what many want.  Her life was not always that way.  

In 2007 she was unhappy, un-healthy, in a failing marriage and uncertain of her place in life.  Her journey of self discovery through fitness and health has brought her to accomplish all that she has so far. Carol Elizabeth has since become a leader in the field of wellness, transformational work, self-love, and motivation.

As a successful wellness entrepreneur, network marketing professional, mother of 3 teenagers, and 2 time Figure world champion..  She offers a number of personal support programs of practical tools to promote sustainable health, wellness, and others that support financial freedom.

Through her coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their ME, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives.

Throughout her career, Carol has been published in Oxygen Magazine, Inside Fitness Magazine, Prosper as well is the publication Pie Magazine.

She is also a motivational speaker who is sharing her story to inspire others. Carol has been immersed in personal development for the last 4 years and most recently has been trained privately by Rod Hariston, one of Tony Robbins head trainers. Her passion to help other extends much further than the physical side.

Her desire is to allow women to see their true potential in life and harness that SPARKLE that will help them achieve anything. She is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant.

http://www.carolelizabeth.com/

 

What we talked about in this episode:

  • Why it's crucial to take inventory of the people you surround yourself with.
  • Why others tend to embrace your lack of thriving.
  • The importance of making sure you are part of a community that are going after the same goals as you
  • Tips for moving through social pressure when making major life changes.
  • How do you want to look at yourself years down the road?
  • How to start taking responsibility so you can live the life of your dreams.
  • Why putting yourself first isn't selfish.
  • Why it's important to show your children that you value yourself.
  • People who constantly put you down are not living in optimal happiness.
  • Don't take advice from someone you wouldn't trade places with.
  • People living a happy fulfilled life will never belittle anyone else's goals.
  • How to write a vision cast for the future.
  • Victim mentality is to blame, complain, and justify
  • How to feel like you are worthy and enough just as you are.
  • Why seeking outside validation out side of yourself may leave you feeling empty.
  • Goals give you something to look forward to.
  • Anything worthwhile requires consistent effort that includes your relationship, business, body and life.
  • Empowerment starts with taking responsibility.

Feb 8, 2018

Joy Prouty is the Director of Education – Programming and Training for Zumba Fitness LLC.   She is also the Co-Developer of the Zumba Gold Program,  and was featured in the Zumba Gold Live It Up Consumer DVDs. 

Joy is a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette.   She is an internationally renowned fitness instructor, trainer and educator and has been known for her innovative teaching style and program development for over 40 years.  She served on the American College of Sports Medicine’s Summit Committee for 13 years, and was a member of ACSM’s Certification Committee for 7 years.   She was also a member of the Reebok University Development Team for 8 years focusing on Program development and International instructor training.

She and Josie Gardiner have co-authored several books, and 4 Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports, as well as choreographed and starred in over 25 video/DVDs.  Joy also co authored the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Fitness Plan and a 12 week Getting Started Program for Breast Cancer Survivors and used by the YMCA Pink Program.

Prouty is certified by ACSM as a Health Fitness Director and Health Fitness Instructor, by ACE, AFAA, AEA , and Welcoaches.

What we talked about in this episode:

  • The life of a Radio City Music Hall Rockette
  • What it was like to dance 365 days a year.
  • Complete gratitude being able to dance for a living.
  • How Joy evolved from being a dancer to her fitness career
  • Joys career helped to get her through the loss of her husband at age 34.
  • Joy was trained by Elizabeth Arden and then opened her own studios in 1980 closing them in 1995 to pursue other endeavors.
  • She was fortunate enough to become involved early on with ACSM, ACE,IDEA, AFAA, Reebok, and Reebok University.
  • Joy has always loved teaching and now mentoring.
  • Joy said there is nothing better then sharing her passion.
  • Joy is the director of programming at zumba at 76 years young
  • Joy's daughter started the program zumbini, a zumba program for children.
  • Programs my come and go but the foundation of how the body moves remains the same.
  • Joy says be open to different forms of movement as long as its grounded and based on exercise science.
  • The music, energy, fun, and exuberance of people is what helps makes a program successful.
  • Happiness through the ages changes.
  • Happiness is an inside job. It comes from the peace that is within you, finding what your passion is in life and  pursuing it. 
  • Joy still has a 5 year plan and sets goals living her passion with purpose.
  • A part of aging gracefully and happily is passing on the torch and mentoring.
  • Create a legacy by living on through others.
  • Joy has worked with many of the fitness greats. 
  • Once Joy was carried across the stage by Richard Simmons. She said that they were about the same size.:)
  • Joy is highly impressed by the talent of the up and coming fitness generation.
  • Keeping a positive attitude begins with with a foundation of faith, family, and friends.
  • Joy says it isn't over until it's over, you can still learn, share, and grow.
  • Joys experience with the incredibly talented Beto, the creator of Zumba.
  • Joys 3 simple truths: Be true to yourself, find your passion, and go out and give.

Social Media: Instagram and Facebook Joy Prouty, joyprouty.zumba.com

Feb 2, 2018
Obi Obadike is a Telly award winning TV host who has authored more than 100 articles for fitness magazines and fitness sites. He is a best-selling author of the diet and exercise book TheCut in which he co-authored with Hollywood Actor Morris Chestnut that came out April of 2017.
 
He has been a guest as an author and expert on national daytime talk shows such as Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, Dr Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, Home & Family, The Today Show, Roland Martin’s News One Show, etc. and many national syndicated radio shows. He was a featured fitness contributor on a summer-weight loss series in 2017 on NBC’s The Today show for 2 months and he worked with their resident nutritionist Joy Bauer on that show.
 
Currently he is a health and wellness contributor on Steve Harvey’s national syndicated morning radio show. His show has a reach of 9 million listeners per week. And he has graced the cover of over 50 domestic and international fitness magazines and has been featured more than 100 times in these magazines making him one of the most published fitness experts over the last ten years.
 
Obadike was the co-host and co-judge (with Jillian Michaels (formerly of Biggest Loser) and Randy Hetrick, (founder and CEO of TRX) on a fitness reality competition show called Sweat Inc. that premiered on Spike TV in fall of 2015. He has trained and dieted some of the most influential celebrities and public figures in the world as well as many average regular people and he is known for his before and after transformations. Some of the notable celebrities he has trained is Steve Harvey, Morris Chestnut, ESPN Analyst Stephen A Smith
 
He has been the current co-host since 2014 for the last 3 years of an award winning nationally syndicated Health TV show called Lifestyle Magazine, which airs every week nationally on DirecTV and Dishnet and on some of the following national networks such as the Hope Channel, NRB, Sky Angel network and other nationally and local syndicated networks. The show is aired in Europe, West Africa, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most international countries. This health is viewed by over 3 million people domestically. In 2015 he and his co-hosting colleagues at Lifestyle Magazine won a bronze (Telly TV award) in the lifestyle programming category for a TV episode they did with Actor Kevin Sorbo called “True Strength”. On March 27th, 2017 he won a Telly TV Award for the interview they did with Deniece Williams called “Life Choices”. He and his cast also won a Remy TV award in 2014 and 2015 at the World Fest international TV and film festival. WorldFest Festival is the third competitive film festival in North America.
 
In January 2014, he was metrically recognized as one of the Top 10 most influential fitness experts on the Web by Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com along with Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper from Biggest Loser and Dr Sanjay Gupta from CNN and others. He was named Writer of the Year for the largest Internet site in the world in Bodybuilding.com in 2012. He had a very popular bi-monthly fat loss column on the bodybuilding.com site called Ask The Ripped Dude on that site from 2011 to 2014. Metrically it was one of the most popular fat loss columns on that site for that 3 year timeframe. He is featured on their Ask The Experts page on bodybuilding.com. ​
 
In 2013 he created and produced lifestyle exercise videos for Turner Broadcasting’s health and wellness entertainment digital brand called upwave. Those videos were bought out 2 years later by WebMD and they are now featured on their website.
 
In April of 2016 he was also named one of the Top Ten Most Inspirational fitness personalities by Ask Men.com which is the largest lifestyle men’s website online and some of the names that were on that list was Jack LaLalane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jillian Michaels along with other notable fitness names. In August of 2016 Askmen.com named him one of the 50 fittest people of 2016 along with Michael Phelps, Connor Mcgregor, Usain Bolt and other mainstream athletes.
 
Obadike was a top Division I collegiate track athlete at Cal State Fullerton, where he was the school record holder in the 100 and 200 meters as well as the 400-meter relay. He was also co-athlete of the year at the university and a two-time All Big West Conference sprinter. He was the fastest guy in the history of the university. He holds B.A/B.S and M.S degrees and is a certified nutritionist specialist and certified trainer with ISSA. He has been writer and contributor for fitness magazines and sites such as Muscle and Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, AskMen.com, Sharecare.com, LiveStrong, Shape, Oxygen and many others. In February of 2017 he was named Senior Executive Director of Health and wellness for the ISSA- (International Sport Sciences Association) as well as an advisor to their presidential board.
 
What we talked about in this episode:
  • Making New Years resolutions a lifestyle.
  • When setting a goal, try not to have  the "its all or nothing" mentality.
  • Give yourself a pass to suck until you don't.

Obi's Three Action Steps To Make New year's Resolutions A Lifestyle 

1. Being around people that actually support you and are like-              minded.

2. Writing down your goals on a piece of paper.

3. It's a marathon not a sprint.

  • Everyone's DNA isn't the same, so in terms of what we can achieve it will vary: Ripped abs, tight hamstrings, or developed glutes etc.
  • We all have our strengths and weaknesses.
  • Focus on your strengths.
  • Writing down your goals increase your chances of achieving them by 50%.
  • Tracking your progress is important because it get addicting to see your results.
  • If you don't see progress it's hard to stick with something.
  • Tracking your progress also lets you know when you need to switch it up.

Sabotage looks like:

1. Your mother baking you your favorite triple-stack fudge brownies      though it's not your birthday.

2. Your significant other bringing you ooey gooey cheese pizza.

3. Friends inviting you on a multitude of wine outings.

4. co-workers egging you on "oh come on can't you just have a            little bit?" 

  • I'ts okay to say no! Don't be food-shamed if you want to eat that or if you don't want to eat that.
  • Obi Obadike is Steve Harvey's Personal trainer and Steve has gotten into phenomenal shape under Obi's tutelege. 

Obi's Tips on Achieving Higher Success

1. Creating relationships matter people have to want to work with you. People have to like you. Having a bad attitude gets you no where.

2. Laying down your ego, creating trust through your hard-work and integrity.

3. Doing everything you can to execute and get the job done. 

 

All Things Obi:

The Cut: Lose Up To Ten Pound In Ten Days And Sculpt Your Best Body Co-Authored by Obi Obafike and Morris Chestnut.

"60 is the new 40" Obi Obadike and Steve Harvey's new digital series to motivate baby boomers that your age doesn't have to stand in the way of being healthy and in your best shape ever.

Finally a brand you can trust. obistrong.com Obi has developed a new supplement line without all of the fillers, stimulants, fake sugars, low sodium, low fat, no  proprietary blends, and junk you might find out there in the land of supposed health supplements. No hidden ingredients in his new-line imagine that! Be sure to try -out his new product line at obistrong.com

Obi's handles:

Twitter: Obi_Obadike

Instagram: obiobadike

Facebook: @ObiObadikeFitness

Website: www.obiobadike.com

http://www.thecutbook.com/

 

Tiaja Pierre 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

Feb 2, 2018

Lindsey Smith is the author, health coach, speaker, and food blogger behind Food Mood Girl. Best known for her books Food Guilt No More and Eat Your Feelings, Lindsey enjoys creating recipes that not only taste good, but help improve your mental and emotional well-being. Yes, that includes cookies, too. Lindsey spends her free time hanging in her hometown of Pittsburgh with her husband and adorable rescue dog, Winnie Cooper.

What we talked about in this episode:

  • Reasons why we start to eat our feelings.
  • Reclaiming what it means to be an emotional eater.
  • In Lindsey's book she gives food solutions to eat according to your mood.
  • She suggests creating a snack-attack station at home.
  • When you are hangry you are depleted of nutrients.

Signs of being hangry:

1. Low blood sugar 

2. Hormones feeling out of whack 

3. Fight or flight mode has kicked in.

4. Brain fog not thinking clearly

5. Shaky

6. Hypoglycemicia

7. Nothing satisfies you

Common Reasons for Emotional Eating:

1. Stressed out

2. Bored

3. Being Unprepared

4. Dieting trends

5. Seasonal Changes

6. Ancestry

Tips to Combat Emotional Eating

  • Feel the feelings you have.
  • Go To a space to process your feelings
  • Talk to a therapist.
  • Stop and ask yourself, what are you really hungry for?
  • What do you need emotionally?
  • You need to address your feelings.
  • Recognize self sabotage.
  • Allowing yourself to feel feelings good or bad.

Sabotage:

  • Things could actually be going well but you either feel uncomfortable with that or unworthy of that, so you sabotage it.
  • Trauma triggered within us that occurred at the weight we were at before..such as sexual assault, post traumatic stress, eating to hide or cover up the shame.

Self Sabotage Tips:

If you have suffered some sort of a trauma: Seeking out counseling, talk Therapy, a holistic health coach, and or a naturopath can be healing in these situations.

Half the battle is recognizing when you have a problem.

Dropping the stigma around needing help and taking the necessary steps to get it.

Briging your body and or hormones into balance.

Getting proper sleep.

www.hormonehoroscope.com

Letting Go of Food Guilt:

  • Shifting the way we think and feel about food.
  • Being able to go into eating food with a healthy mindset
  • Setting yourself free from a deprivation mind-set.
  • Letting go of judgement around food.
  • Looking at food as food neither good nor bad.
  • Savoring your food.
  • Planning a treat or cheat.
  • Crowd out unhealthy choices by eating more healthy filling foods.
  • Educating yourself in the kitchen.
  • Having fun around food.
  • Self Acceptance.
  • Hiring someone to help you navigate.

Cravings

  • Cravings are the gate-keepers to what your body really needs
  • When your craving something sweet it might mean you need less stress, more sleep, balance, maybe less red meat. Nutrients you may need are fresh berries and more leafy greens
  • When craving caffeine you may need energy and need to incorporate it through the foods you eat.
  • When feeling overly stressed  you may need to start including foods that are grounding like turnips, sweet potatoes, or carrots.
  • Lindsey breaks cravings down in her new book Eat Your Feelings be sure to check it out anywhere books are sold.

Social Media:

Lindsey Smith HHT

Website:

www.foodmoodgirl.com

 

 

 

Jan 29, 2018

Obi Obadike is a Telly award winning TV host who has authored more than 100 articles for fitness magazines and fitness sites. He is a best-selling author of the diet and exercise book TheCut in which he co-authored with Hollywood Actor Morris Chestnut that came out April of 2017.
 
He has been a guest as an author and expert on national daytime talk shows such as Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, Dr Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, Home & Family, The Today Show, Roland Martin’s News One Show, etc. and many national syndicated radio shows. He was a featured fitness contributor on a summer-weight loss series in 2017 on NBC’s The Today show for 2 months and he worked with their resident nutritionist Joy Bauer on that show.
 
Currently he is a health and wellness contributor on Steve Harvey’s national syndicated morning radio show. His show has a reach of 9 million listeners per week. And he has graced the cover of over 50 domestic and international fitness magazines and has been featured more than 100 times in these magazines making him one of the most published fitness experts over the last ten years.
 
Obadike was the co-host and co-judge (with Jillian Michaels (formerly of Biggest Loser) and Randy Hetrick, (founder and CEO of TRX) on a fitness reality competition show called Sweat Inc. that premiered on Spike TV in fall of 2015. He has trained and dieted some of the most influential celebrities and public figures in the world as well as many average regular people and he is known for his before and after transformations. Some of the notable celebrities he has trained is Steve Harvey, Morris Chestnut, ESPN Analyst Stephen A Smith
 
He has been the current co-host since 2014 for the last 3 years of an award winning nationally syndicated Health TV show called Lifestyle Magazine, which airs every week nationally on DirecTV and Dishnet and on some of the following national networks such as the Hope Channel, NRB, Sky Angel network and other nationally and local syndicated networks. The show is aired in Europe, West Africa, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most international countries. This health is viewed by over 3 million people domestically. In 2015 he and his co-hosting colleagues at Lifestyle Magazine won a bronze (Telly TV award) in the lifestyle programming category for a TV episode they did with Actor Kevin Sorbo called “True Strength”. On March 27th, 2017 he won a Telly TV Award for the interview they did with Deniece Williams called “Life Choices”. He and his cast also won a Remy TV award in 2014 and 2015 at the World Fest international TV and film festival. WorldFest Festival is the third competitive film festival in North America.
 
In January 2014, he was metrically recognized as one of the Top 10 most influential fitness experts on the Web by Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com along with Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper from Biggest Loser and Dr Sanjay Gupta from CNN and others. He was named Writer of the Year for the largest Internet site in the world in Bodybuilding.com in 2012. He had a very popular bi-monthly fat loss column on the bodybuilding.com site called Ask The Ripped Dude on that site from 2011 to 2014. Metrically it was one of the most popular fat loss columns on that site for that 3 year timeframe. He is featured on their Ask The Experts page on bodybuilding.com. ​
 
In 2013 he created and produced lifestyle exercise videos for Turner Broadcasting’s health and wellness entertainment digital brand called upwave. Those videos were bought out 2 years later by WebMD and they are now featured on their website.
 
In April of 2016 he was also named one of the Top Ten Most Inspirational fitness personalities by Ask Men.com which is the largest lifestyle men’s website online and some of the names that were on that list was Jack LaLalane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jillian Michaels along with other notable fitness names. In August of 2016 Askmen.com named him one of the 50 fittest people of 2016 along with Michael Phelps, Connor Mcgregor, Usain Bolt and other mainstream athletes.
 
Obadike was a top Division I collegiate track athlete at Cal State Fullerton, where he was the school record holder in the 100 and 200 meters as well as the 400-meter relay. He was also co-athlete of the year at the university and a two-time All Big West Conference sprinter. He was the fastest guy in the history of the university. He holds B.A/B.S and M.S degrees and is a certified nutritionist specialist and certified trainer with ISSA. He has been writer and contributor for fitness magazines and sites such as Muscle and Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, AskMen.com, Sharecare.com, LiveStrong, Shape, Oxygen and many others. In February of 2017 he was named Senior Executive Director of Health and wellness for the ISSA- (International Sport Sciences Association) as well as an advisor to their presidential board.
 
What we talked about in this episode:
  • Making New Years resolutions a lifestyle.
  • When setting a goal, try not to have  the "its all or nothing" mentality.
  • Give yourself a pass to suck until you don't.

Obi's Three Action Steps To Make New year's Resolutions A Lifestyle 

1. Being around people that actually support you and are like-              minded.

2. Writing down your goals on a piece of paper.

3. It's A marathon not a sprint.

  • Everyone's DNA isn't the same, so in terms of what we can achieve it will vary: Ripped Abs, Tight Hamstrings, or developed Glutes etc.
  • We all have our strengths and weaknesses.
  • Focus on your strengths.
  • Writing down your goals increase your chances of achieving them by 50%.
  • Tracking your progress is important because it get addicting to the your results.
  • If you don't see progress it's hard to stick with something.
  • Tracking your progress also lets you know when you need to switch it up.

Sabotage looks like:

1. Your mother baking you your favorite triple-stack fudge brownies      though it's not your birthday.

2. Your significant other bringing you ooey gooey cheese pizza.

3. Friends inviting you on a Multitude of wine outings.

4. co-workers egging you on "oh come on can't you just have a            little bit?" 

  • I'ts ok to say NO! Don't be food-shamed if you want to eat that or if you don't want to eat that.
  • Obi Obadike is Steve Harvey's Personal trainer and Steve has gotten into phenomenal shape under Obi's tutelege. 

Obi's Tips on Achieving Higher Success

1. Creating relationships matter people have to want to work with you. People have to like you. Having a bad attitude gets you no where.

2. Laying down your ego, creating trust through your hard-work and integrity.

3. Doing everything you can to execute and get the job done. 

 

All Things Obi:

The Cut: Lose Up To Ten Pound In Ten Days And Sculpt Your Best Body Co-Authored by Obi Obafike and Morris Chestnut.

"60 is the new 40" Obi Obadike and Steve Harvey's new digital series to motivate baby boomers that your age doesn't have to stand in the way of being healthy and in your best shape ever.

Finally a brand you can trust. obistrong.com Obi has developed a new supplement line without all of the fillers, stimulants, fake sugars, low sodium, low fat, no  proprietary blends, and junk you might find out there in the land of supposed health supplements. No hidden ingredients in his new-line imagine that! Be sure to try -out his new product line at obistrong.com

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

 

Jan 22, 2018

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Social Media- Elaine www.JackLanne.com

Facebook - Elaine or Jack Lanne

Before Jillian Michael's, Tony Horton, Kasiafit, Denise Austin, and Jane Fonda there was Jack 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 . 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 . She is the wife of fitness legend Jack .

I'm not going to lie.   I got pretty teary-eyed when I was preparing for this podcast about Jack and Elaine . 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 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 ,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.”

1. 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.

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".

 

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