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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.

Jun 23, 2017

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

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.
Jun 11, 2017

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Amber is a transformational branding & business strategist, writer and speaker, devoted wife and mother. She is the host of The Soul Fueled CEO™ Podcast and supports visionaries, leaders and disruptivators in changing the world and their own lives.

 
When she became a mama, she followed her soul's calling and walked away from her corporate career to launch her own company to work from home while raising her daughter. 

When she is not coaching passionate souls on a mission, you can find Amber out on a paddle board or kayak in her family's home on the pond, exploring with her family outdoors or out running with her 2 wild husky dogs. 

www.facebook.com/amberlilyestrom 
www.instagram.com/amberlilyestrom 
havennh.org

 

In this episode we talk about

  • Stepping past fear into faith.
  • How Amber's near death experience changed her life.
  • Learn to listen to your inner voice.
  • People treat you the way you allow them to treat you.
  • How to flip the switch and take back your power.
  • Use Mel Robbins 5 second rule.
  • Stop waiting on permission.
  • www.leoniedawson.com poem Dear Goddess
  • The only permission you need to let your soul shine is your own.
  • How to step into your own CEOness.
  • Start before your ready.
  • If everything is perfect the first time you do it, you've waited too long
  • The nature of coming home to who you really are.
  • If you don't realize your worth, you will allow the wrong things in your life
  • Healing from abuse.
  • Sisterhood is a support system that can transcend all other relationships.
  • Sisterhood is being surrounded by energy, light, love, and celebrating together in a giant collaboration that lifts us all higher.
  • You can never possibly understand who needed you to say yes to yourself and your dreams
  • If you hide because your afraid, there are so many people that aren't going to hear or receive what only you can bring.
  • Be where your feet are.
  • If we are are going to be okay when we are dying, what are we so afraid of when we are living?
Jun 9, 2017

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Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, health educator, thyroid expert, holistic health coach and herbalist, dedicated to alternative healing, and sustainable eating and living.

Andrea was a featured contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef. She is a regularly featured expert on CBS News, and hosted the Award Nominated, Fed UP! A cooking show that educates viewers how to cook for, and cure, their bodily ailments.     

Andrea is recognized as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness, received the Award For Excellence in Health Supportive Food Education from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health, as well the Health Leadership Award from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

As a keynote speaker and teacher, Andrea inspires audiences to take action on their health. She teaches engaging cooking demos and health programs to students and clients through live conferences, schools, and online programs, reaching vast audiences around the world.  

Andrea is the author of The Whole Truth – How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health, and You Can Too! and The Eating and Recipe Guide – Better Food, Better Health, and Health is Wealth – Make a Delicious Investment in You! And, Happy Healthy ThyroidThe Essential Steps to Healing Naturally! Andrea makes learning about better health, good food, and sustainable living, a fun experience for everyone.

Besides being a wealth of knowledge, Andrea has a dynamic personality that really draws you in. In fact, I could listen to her all day.

http://www.andreabeaman.com

What we discussed on this very enlightening interview:

  • Gut health and ridding yourself of candida overgrowth
  • Your gut is the second brain and responsible for a huge amount of your serotonin and neurotransmitter production.
  • Probiotic and Prebiotic use.
  • The importance of detoxing the liver.
  • Eat carrots not crap.
  • Reading labels and staying informed.
  • A simple way to eat despite consumer confusion.
  • Natural healing with alternative medicine.
  • Eat what nature made, not what is man made.
  • Seasonal eating and acclimating too what is available in your environment.
  • Natural remedies to keep yourself free of parasites.
  • Sushi and salad bar and what to look for when eating it.
  • Burping too much could be a sign of liver congestion.
  • Lower cortisol and boost adrenals by slowing down and having more down time.

 

Jun 6, 2017

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Live Naked, Feel Alive!

Anita A. Shah, CHHC, is an author, speaker, experienced educator, cancer survivor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and a member of the International Association for Health Coaches®. Anita received cutting-edge training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® in New York City. She has been learning from the world’s leading researchers and nutrition authorities, including Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in mind-body medicine, Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University, and Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Anita studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with world-renowned health and wellness experts. Anita is passionate about educating, helping, and inspiring individuals and families to lead a Simply Fresh Lifestyle, a life filled with health and happiness.

Connect with Anita.

 http://www.simplyfreshlifestyle.com/

http://www.facebook.com/SimplyFreshLifestyle

What we talked about in this fun episode:
 
  • How to dress naked.
  • How to eat naked.
  • How to live naked.
  • How to step into your authentic self without fear.
  • Pretty much how to do all things naked ha ha.
  • Your beauty is reflected through your outer self.
  • Go for the full level of joy that makes you feel alive.
  • How to live free with no fear of judgement.
  • Surround yourself with people that bring you joy.
  • The only person you need to impress is yourself.
  • Invest in yourself (Put your oxygen mask on first.)
  • Ask for support when you need it.
  • What you put on your plate should show your respect for yourself and your body.
  • What cravings really mean and how to use them to create the life you want.
  • Emotional eating.
  • Stop living just for Friday and start living for today, because today is here now.
  • Get the recipe for what you want. Success leaves clues.
  • How to disconnect from toxic relationships.
  • Learn to trust your gut feelings.
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

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

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

May 5, 2017

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Liz is a world renowned speaker and coach on creating internal peace. She's the best-selling author of Happy Healthy Fit: Transform Your Life in 90-Days, 

which helps readers change their health, break their bad habits, and create a body and life they love. Above all, Liz is a true entrepreneur, 

creator, and futurist, as well as one hell of an athlete. Liz is teaching people across the globe on how to become “spiritual warriors” by way of 

her online body & mind training programs that teach body and soul mastery through specific tools and consciousness coaching at LizNierzwicki.com.

In this episode you will learn:

How you can choose to create your environment .

What you allow in your life can make or break you.

Alignment is your super power

Having a healthy relationship is more important then what you eat.

How to making the shift from being miserable to being happy is all about self-love.

You have to work for what you want not just wish for it.

Apr 22, 2017

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Mary Lee’s personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took her and her children from the country club life to public assistance from where she re-invented her life to support her family.

Mary Lee has a unique perspective with 20+ years as a CEO and currently leads a $24 million organization within a 60,000 employee organization as well as coaches executives on how mindful practice and a mindset shift lead to playing big in the corner office and life. Swap overwhelmed for freedom.

Mary Lee is the leadership columnist for "The Huffington Post" and is also the recipient of the Honorary Woman if Courage Award by Pennsylvania Women Work, The Lifetime Achievement Award by Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives, and The Women of Integrity Award by Pittsburgh Professional Women. Mary Lee is the "Mindful Leadership" columnist for Smart Business Magazine and is a former reporter for The 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She’s been featured in Money Magazine, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Yahoo.com, U.S. News and World Report, msn.com, Forbes.com, CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She’s been featured in Money Magazine, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Yahoo.com, U.S. News and World Report, msn.com, Forbes.com, CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com.

If you are not in the place you’d like to be in your career and happiness, Mary not only walked a mile in your shoes - she's broken a few heels and changed shoes dozens of times thinking change was enough. She knows what it's like to think your options are limited and you aren't sure what decision to make so you do nothing and a burdensome mediocrity becomes your new normal. Or you try new things yet the results stay the same. You doubt if you can get it all done, be happy, get the business or engage those who matter.

 

Mary and her children were on public assistance and She wondered how she would move forward and if her children would ever ever go to college. She had a stack of business and self-help books next to her bed that were up to my pillow. Mary mentored under people, took classes, purchased online programs. She worked hard, advanced to the C- Suite running organizations worth up to $26 million, created successful businesses, became a turnaround agent but noticed with all my success she was stressed, detached and had little time or intimacy for the things that mattered most to me. Then she studied and integrated mindful practice into my life and instead of chasing down change, meaningful answers came flooding my way. It's much easier and happier this way.

Over time you adapt to limiting mindsets or situations such that you tell yourself that nothing is really wrong and this is just the way things are. That moves you into adapting to a sense that there is nothing you can do about it. And here you play small. It's out of your hands anyway. You're not even sure what makes you unique.

 

There are mindsets, practices, phases of your work and personal life and relationships that should come to an end to open up the space for the next one. Unplugging things whose time has passed allows for

the energetic burst of innovation that propels you forward to fulfillment. But sometimes you aren't even sure what to unplug. The lesson? Good cannot begin until bad ends

The takeaways from this episode are:

  • Your circumstances don't have to define you
  • Good cannot begin until bad ends
  • Your options are never as limited as you think
  • A positive mindset changes your outcome
  • How to stop being trapped in the victim mindset
  • The importance of being present and enjoying the moment 
  • Your work, career, business, leadership style, personal life is directly tied to your mindful awareness
  • You are enough just the way you are
  • when your miserable do something that puts you back in that mindset of where you were happy.
  • How to make time for the little things even when your stressed to the max
Apr 17, 2017

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Nicole Moneer has been in the health and fitness industry for close to 2 decades.  After being chronically ill and on Rx and OTC drugs for over 30 years, she was sick and tired of being sick. With major lifestyle changes starting at age 33, Nicole was able to turn her health around for the better with proper consistent nutrition, workouts and supplementation.  From being a NASM CPT, to an IFBB Bikini Pro and Olympian, to being an internationally published fitness model, a sponsored athlete for industry giant bodybuilding.com and to getting hired for the 1994-1995 Chicago Bulls Cheerleaders, The Luvabulls, during the iconic Michael Jordan days, Nicole is more than accomplished.  She has the mind, soul and spirit to heal and change lives for the better just as she has changed hers. Today at age 44 her health is way better than at age 24!  As a Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach, she works with both male and female clients on customized nutritional lifestyle planning, exercise programs and stress management. 

One of the first things clients notice after working with her is that their energy levels improve, they have less bloat and many of their chronic symptoms or conditions are reduced or completely gone. Her book, What Lies Behind The Smile, is available on. Amazon.  She just launched a second book, The Healthy Mom Handbook, which is a nutrition and exercise system that takes women through all stages of motherhood; preconception, pregnancy and childbirth. If trying to conceive, or if you are wanting to have an easier uncomplicated childbirth and a quicker post-pregnancy recovery visit www.healthmomhandbook.com.   Changing your lifestyle and the foods you eat daily, is one of the hardest things to do but Nicole can attest that in the end it is worth it and now as a mom even more important since moms have the greatest influence on their families health.

When you are on social media its easy to fall into thinking you've got to keep up. Many of us think,wow this person has the perfect life, the perfect husband the perfect little family. We forget everyone has a real life, and everyone has real life problems. People may appear to be smiling and everything may be appear to be perfect on the outside, but whats the real truth? What's really going on in their lives? Like Nicole's book says "What lies behind the smile?"

It doesn't matter how many salads you eat, how many protein shakes you drink, or how many workouts you put in when you have relationship stress it can effect your health. Do the relationship work,it matters. If your miserable in your relationship, job success isn't as enjoyable.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Healing the body through supplements and the foods you eat
  • How we pick similar partners to what we grew up with
  • Life's biggest struggles can be your biggest lessons
  • The past is a gift that has led you to where you are today.
  • If you have a poor home life, no amount of job success is going to make you happier
  • How to stop hiding your true self
  • How becoming vulnerable takes courage but it is empowering and makes you more relatable.

Visit her website for client testimonials and more:

http://www.nicolemoneer.com

 

 

Apr 9, 2017
Lisa Siefert is  a national fitness presenter and has taught workshops and classes at the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association, Club Industry, Fitness Formula Training Academy, East Coast Alliance, Romance Writers of America and at various universities and colleges. She is also a former fitness competitor and has been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She holds multiple certifications from nationally recognized organizations such as the American Council on Exercise, AFAA, Zumba, Powerstrike, Power Pilates and more. She's also an IDEA Master Personal Trainer.

You can find her at lisasiefert.com where she now writes fitness books and coaches beginning women interested in making healthy lifestyle changes.
 
FREE Download: You can download the Beginner's Guide to Fitness Walking at bit.ly/walk2017. It also comes with a tons of awesome BONUSES: printable fitness manifesto, 3 recipes books and access to her online motivational Facebook Fitness Group for women.

Lisa Siefert 

In this episode you will learn:

How to evolve your fitness career.

Finding your niche market.

Simple ways to move forward in your fitness lifestyle.

Learn ways to market to other fitness professionals

How to monetize your fitness career without leaving the house.

Where to get apps that you can use and replace with your brand name

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Apr 4, 2017

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In this episode Channel Collette's tells us about her amazing journey from being a bookworm immersed in her studies to a Pro-Figure Champion. 

NPC Bikini competitor Channel Collete formerly a Fitness Universe/Muscle Mania Bikini Pro Champion is a lifestyle and nutrition coach, a strength and conditioning coach, a physique and competiton prep coach, and the owner of Team Slice. 

In this episode you will learn:

How to step away from the scale and into confidence

Why women need to eat more to be bikini ready.

How to embrace your bodies individuality and build self-confidence.

How to let go of fear that you will get manly from lifting.

Why having an off season is important to improve your physique.

How to set goals that don't revolve around competing.

The dangers of over-training breaks and why it breaks down your physique.

you can find Channel at www.channelcollete.com and be sure to check out her fabulous YouTube Channel.

Mar 3, 2017

 

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At age 32 Natalie Galyon was overweight, unhealthy, and diagnosed with melanoma cancer. In fact, she received the diagnosis one year after her mom passed away suddenly and eight months before that her father died of a heart attack. On top of all of that she was in a job she hated and a bad relationship. Natalie decided to take action; she started taking small daily action steps towards getting healthy and losing weight. Natalie shed her negative and limiting beliefs, and then she shed the weight. She lost 103 pounds, started her own business www.gritstrong.com, wrote a book “Your Super Power Practice”, and she made the cover of Woman’s Day Magazine. It all started with a decision to change. Natalie says “Not only did I lose the fat; I lost all the health problems and the negative mindset that keeps you small, weak, and sick!”

In this episode you will learn:

How to shed limiting beliefs

Unhooking from perfection

Having a target

The importance of positive affirmations

How to tap into your Superpower

Who should ride in your little red wagon

Feb 22, 2017

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I love, eat, and breathe fitness, so I was beyond honored to interview The First Lady of Physical Fitness, Elaine LaLanne . She is the wife of fitness legend Jack LaLanne.

I'm not going to lie.   I got pretty teary-eyed when I was preparing for this podcast about Jack and Elaine LaLanne. Together they have created the most amazing legacy that we all still benefit from today. You know what they say; behind every great man is an incredible woman. 

Elaine LaLanne is nothing less than incredible! At 91 she puts us all to shame.  Elaine does full push ups, takes no medication, and is as sharp as a tack. In this episode we talk about how Elaine, the then smoker and donut lover, met Jack, The Godfather of Fitness and he changed her life forever.  Jack also had a life-changing event happen to him; perhaps that was why he was so interested in making an impact in other people’s lives.  Jack was ill as a teen and his entire life was changed from a lecture by Paul Braggs of Braggs Aminos. This was a lecture in which Jack was almost turned away because it was sold out. Paul made room for Jack and his mother right up front. Talk about divine intervention.

As Jack got older he wanted people to realize that age was just a number. He set out to prove it by completing surreal physical feats, one of which was his infamous swim from Alcatraz to the mainland with his hands and feet shackled behind his back towing a 1000 pound boat at 60 years young. Jack really stood in the gap as a pioneer.  He was responsible for so much of what we see today in fitness, from creating the selectorized weight machines, cable/pulley machines, and leg extension, to having the idea for The Smith Machine.  Jack and Elaine encouraged and introduced women to the weight room, back then they were of the thinking that women belonged in the kitchen and not in the weight room. The backwards thinking was that women would look like men if they weight trained.  Also the thinking in that day was men in sports shouldn’t weight train, because they wouldn’t be able to move as fast and if they were muscle bound and that it would slow them down. Jack LaLanne,The Godfather of Fitness, was amazing from the sheer feats of physical fitness he performed, to the machines he created that still we use today.  Jack was also responsible for creating the first protein shake and protein bar.  Jack was such a pioneer and an icon in the industry and his wife was right alongside him being on the air helping him do all that he did.  She is a fabulous lady and I am so inspired by her. I met her at the World IDEA Blog Fest and it was an instant connection. She was such a gracious lady.  I took a leap and asked her if she would do a Facebook live video with me and she did. It didn't take the first time so I had to get up the courage to go up and ask her again and she was such so gracious. We did it one more time and now I’m interviewing her on my podcast. ”Life favors the bold.”

Other Episodes with Elane:

Check out Elaine’s previous interviews:

Episode 116

Episode 54

 

Feb 20, 2017

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Lindsey Smith, known as the Food Mood Girl, is a nationally recognized author, health coach, dynamic speaker, wellness icon, and rapper (you read that right) devoted to helping everyone live a more vibrant life through self-love and guilt-free living.

Affected by anxiety from a young age, Lindsey reached out to coaches and mentors to help her reduce negativity and toxic thinking from her life.

The rest is history.

Author of “Junk Foods & Junk Moods,” “52 Ways to Love Your Body More,” and “Food Guilt No More,” Lindsey believes in a holistic approach to health. That a well-balanced life involves eating your veggies and occasionally indulging in that double chocolate brownie.  She’s here to help you find your empowered, kind, and fearless inner voice.

Lindsey has been featured on the Lisa Oz Show, MindBodyGreen, CBS News, and in Girl’s Life and Shape magazines, and is a regular fixture in the media in her native Pittsburgh.

When she isn’t traveling across the U.S. to share her tips for more positive thinking, eating, and living, you can find Lindsey sipping down kale smoothies, laying down a rap, or playing fetch with her ever cute and energetic adopted pup, Winnie Cooper!

Get to know Lindsey and find out how to boost your capacity for self-love at www.FoodMoodGirl.com.

This was such a quality episode. Lindsey has suffered from panic attacks, shyness, emotional eating, and low self-esteem. Learn how she turned all of this around to loving her selfie. How she evolved by taking responsibility for her life and evolved to being The Food Mood Girl, doing a Ted-X talk, starting her own publishing company, and having a life and a body she loves.

I love this statement from Lindsey’s Ted-X talk. “With a selfie you seek the world’s approval , with self-love the only person you have to prove anything to is yourself.”

 In this episode you will learn

  • Change the negative messaging in your head
  • How we can have better body confidence
  • The difference between loving your selfie and self-love
  • How to confidently combat people who suck
  • Setting boundaries can protect you from energy vampires and takers
  • Surrounding yourself with the right core group of people
  • The difference between narcissism and self-love
  • Turning negatives into positive by taking ownership
  • Without the rain you won't have the beauty of flowers

Always Dreamed of writing a book? Win Lindsey's Challenge. Email Lindsey with a small paragraph on the reasons why you love yourself and win a free consultation on writing your very own book proposal

www.FoodMoodGirl.com

@Lindseysmithhhc

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Feb 13, 2017

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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the best-selling author of “The Black Hole Focus”, and the creator of three multinational businesses and manager of multimillion dollar businesses. Isaiah is a Doctor of Anatomy and Cell Biology and has worked extensively as a Fortune 500 consultant in the biotechnology industry and with some of the world’s leading corporations. He has also presented at many of the world’s premier academic institutions, including Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, and Cambridge University, The Pasteur Institute and The Curie Institute.

 I was surprised to learn that Isaiah wasn’t always focused. In fact, He was diagnosed with ADD and ADHD several times growing up. He struggled in college and barely made it into graduate school, where he was put onto academic probation after my first year. Isaiah didn’t come from much either. He grew up in Idaho and worked on a sheep farm. To get by in graduate school, Isaiah slept in a friend’s basement and secretly worked as a janitor.

 

Isaiah said that learning how to focus on his life changed everything. Less than three years after becoming a doctor, He formed three successful, multinational businesses and started managing a multimillion dollar product line. He became a prolific public speaker and traveled the world over and over again, giving more than 300 seminars in over 30 different countries. Isaiah is the author of the bestselling book, Black Hole Focus, and broke the Facebook World Record for the most shared post ever.

 
The things that stand out about Isaiah are his wisdom, advice, and quotes that literally slap you awake. Lord knows sometimes we need it. It takes a special kind of person to tell you something in a quote that smacks you right between the eyes. Many times its something you’ve needed to hear your whole life and you are just finally getting it. Almost everything Isaiah teaches you to apply to your life is based on actual science; he is the cheeky scientist after all.
 
Here are just a few of the brilliant take a ways you will get from this interview
 
  • Good people will not come into your life until the negative ones are gone.
  • The type of people to surround yourself with.
  • Why you need to let go of negative people and haters and cut them out of your life.
  • Statistics that show you are more likely to make bad decisions, perform poorly, and become more negative yourself, when you’re surrounded by negativity
  • How to spot fake friends.
  • You are worth of living out your biggest dreams. They are in you for a reason.
  • Attracting the right people to your side.
  • How your mindset can take you higher.

Reources:

www.Isaiahhankel.com

www.blackholefocus.com

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Feb 9, 2017

 

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ZLATA SUSHCHIK-The SEXYFIT Method

 I loved so much in this episode that I can’t wait to share it with all of you. First, I just want to acknowledge how much I appreciated Zlata’s transparency, openness, sincerity, and desire to help other women.  

My biggest ah ha moment during the podcast was when,

Zlata said “We are emotional eaters because we live silent lives.” Wow, just wow.

Many of the things in this episode will resonate with so many of us. I know in my studio these have been hot topics lately. Zlata inspired me so much, that this interview was a gift. I hope you all have as many aha moments as I did.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Food freedom.
  • Freeing yourself from food prison.
  • Creating trust with your body.
  • Slowing down helps us to get in touch with our emotions.
  • Recognizing when you are in your masculine or feminine energy.
  • Why connection is so important
  • What it means to be SEXYFIT

I have a confession to make after this episode I have eaten out of Tupperware much less and tried to make my meals more of an experience. I have not yet had the best chocolate cake she mentioned, but I have definitely received the message she was trying to convey.

Please be sure to check out Zlata’s new book The SEXYFIT METHOD it’s so worth the read.

About ZLATA

Zlata Sushchik is a lifestyle coach, sports nutritionist and the founder of an online fitness coaching company called Sexyfit.

She grew up in Moscow, Russia and moved to the US when she was 16. Throughout her career as a fitness competitor she was awarded top 5 placements at 26 shows including top 3 national titles. Her work has been featured in Muscular Development, Flex Magazine, Rx fitness and countless other publications.

Sexyfit method has helped women lose over 6,500 pounds by providing virtual nutrition, fitness and accountability coaching to help you live a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle.

Zlata is known for her no nonsense, no BS approach to health and fitness. At Sexyfit, she is focused on creating a foundation for sustainable lifestyle to help you get in shape and most importantly create the habits to keep your sexy fit body.

She resides in San Diego, enjoys long walks on the beach, caramel cupcakes, and kale smoothies. She collects Nike shoes and is a member of four local gyms #FitGirlLife

She is always up for a chat, so you can connect via Social Media:

Instagram: @iamsexyfit

Twitter: @iamsexyfit

Periscope: @iamsexyfit

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamsexyfit

Facebook Sexyfit Group: www.facebook.com/sexyfitstrongtogether 

Feb 6, 2017
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Lunden is a Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has been in the fitness industry for 9 years! She started out as an in-home personal trainer in Orange County, CA before moving to Austria in 2014 to work as the Runtastic Fitness Coach. There she builds training plans for Runtastic apps, hosts giant LIVE Workout Parties all over Europe, is the host of the Runtastic Fitness Channel on YouTube and enjoys spreading positivity and motivating others to get out of their comfort zones. In her free time she enjoys traveling, working out (of course!) and listening to true crime podcasts.
 
Learn how Lunden took advantage of an opportunity that most of us only dream of, which led her to become the host of the fabulous Runtastic Fitness Chanel.
 
Lunden she is such a ray of light. I learned that she doesn't even drink coffee but I told her that's okay because she is plugged into life's energy socket.

I invite you all to plug into her vibrance and energy and enjoy this interview as much as I did.
 
 
What you will find in this episode
  • How to climb out of your comfort zone
  • Why you should jump, leap, dive, or belly flop into your dreams
  • We all have a gift
  • You are enough
  • Three healthy tips that people listening can start working on right now
  • Authenticity is your ticket to greatness
  • Blogging made simple
  • Sisterhood- Great women have a tribe of sisters supporting them
 
Where you can find Lunden 
@LifeLikeLunden (IG, Snapchat, Twitter)
Facebook.com/LifeLikeLunden
lifelikelunden.com/blog
 
Jan 30, 2017

Kate McKay, known as the Master Motivator, is a multi-million dollar business owner, international best-selling author, tv personality, transformational speaker, coach, business consultant, fitness guru, entrepreneur and mother.

Kate’s greatest joy is to inspire others to embrace prosperity, abundance and to live of life of celebration.

Kate recently is the author of Living Sexy Fit… at any age, currently available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Kate has been a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine New York Smash, and Family Circle.

Kate was featured on the internationally distributed PBS program Creative Living with Sheryl Borden.

Committed and passionate about helping people to live their purpose, Kate believes “living sexy” is living a life of vitality, passion, and confidence, having work that fires you up, having the body of your dreams, even living in the relationships you desire. Kate motivates people by showing them how to embrace their own sense of prosperity, living their biggest, boldest and wildest dreams, and letting go of negative self-talk and feelings of unworthiness so they can live a life all-out.

Having grown up in a large family with a scarcity mentality, surviving the tragic murder of her brother, enduring a devastating divorce, Kate understands the challenges life presents. She gets what it takes to rebuild after loss and to manifest a magnificent life, despite tragedy and loss. Kate is a shining example of perseverance, resilience and living the good life, with a smile.

To learn more about Kate, please visit her website at www.kate-mckay.com, or follow her on Facebook at Kate McKay-The Master Motivator.

This episode is about knowing you are here for more, and having the courage to step out of your old story and begin a new one. We are not here to play small and we usually just don't dream big enough. We talk about letting go of limiting beliefs, negative self-talk, jealous, people and setting intentions.

You deserve to live your biggest, wildest dreams. Also some tips on how to bring your significant other along on your ride. What is your big dream? How did you let go of things that are no longer serving you?  Please give us a review in I-Tunes and share this episode with your friends, family or co-workers if you liked it.

Jan 30, 2017

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Undisputedly the First Lady of Nutrition, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS is a New York Times Bestselling author of over 30 books, including her latest title The New Fat Flush Plan—now available nationwide. As

a nutritional visionary and health pioneer, she has fearlessly stood on the front lines of diet and detox, the environment, and women’s health. A Columbia University graduate, Gittleman has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Nutritionists in the country by Self Magazine and has received the American Medical Writers Association award for excellence and the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society.

Ann Louise has been featured in many popular publications, websites and television programs including: 20/20, Dr. Phil, The View, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Fox News, PBS, CNN, Good Day New York, 700 Club, Time, Newsweek, Seventeen, Fitness, Harper’s Bazaar, Real Simple, The National Enquirer, Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Oprah Magazine, Woman’s World, Mind Body Green

In this episode Ann Louise tells us "Eat fat lose fat'. What fats can do for your body and how to incorporate good fats to better your health. Good fats help to balance your hormones and keep them under control. As you get older the maintenance becomes higher and eating good fats can help to trick the body into thinking its younger.

In this day in age you could spend a whole day and your whole paycheck at your health food store. It can be utterly confusing when faced with all of these healthy products each with their own claim to fame. Ann Louise discusses her go to supplements, probiotics, and how to know what supplements you truly need.

If your all about Sweat you must be all about rest! Dr Ann Louise explains why rest is important to to help the body recover and rejuvenate. She also gives us some great tips on how to get to sleep and stay asleep.

Ann Louise also gives us the 411 on alcohol, coffee, salty and sweet snacks.

I know you listeners will be thrilled that you don't have to completely give up your caffeine and alcohol.

I hope you enjoy this episode and learn as much as I did from the brilliant Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, a true pioneer in the field of nutrition and health.

You can contact Ann Louise at www.annlouise.com or @ALGittleman. You can find her book at www.amazon.com

Jan 30, 2017

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Lisa Lewtan is a Health & Lifestyle Coach, the founder of Healthy, Happy, and Hip, an award-winning author, and the host of Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed 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

 

In this episode Lisa dispels the myth that we have to be super women and teaches us how to slow down. She also talks about self-care and how that it entails a lot more then just getting a manicure. She teaches us how to replenish, bring in things we love, and let go of business. Lisa also talks about how to nourish the body, tame cravings and find out what they really mean. Learn to say no to things so you can say yes to you.

 

Lisa was in the corporate world and she created a software company with her then boyfriend now husband and was soon in the position to retire from that busy dog-eat-dog lifestyle and stay home with her children. She then volunteered at school events, charities and found she just kept adding to her list until she crashed and burned. She eventually had to free herself from the superwoman ideology. In this podcast learn how she turned her life and health around.

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