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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.

Dec 29, 2023

On this week's Let It Rip Friday, we're discussing why we need to let go of the dead weight in our lives before starting a new year.

Dec 27, 2023

Have you been struggling with mindfulness? Are you trying to reflect more in 2024? Today, I talk to Best-selling author and speaker Michael O'Brien. He is on a mission to inspire a lasting ripple of change. With a rich background in executive leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) advocacy, endurance sports,
and meditation instruction, Michael empowers companies to transform challenging moments into opportunities for growth, ensuring positive momentum. He has a history of doing hard things like surviving a near-death cycling accident, climbing to the executive suite and overseeing a $4B budget, becoming the first male chapter president in the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association's history, and most recently cycling 3,600 miles across America in 41 days after a total knee replacement.

 

Topics Discussed:

Mindset

Overcoming Issues

Positivity

Focus

Motivation

 

How you can stay in touch with Michael:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelobrienpelotoncoaching/

https://www.instagram.com/pausebreathereflect/

https://www.michaelobrienshift.com/

https://www.pausebreathereflect.com/

  

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Dec 25, 2023

On this week's Motivation Monday, we're discussing people pleasing.

Dec 22, 2023

On this week's Let It Rip Friday, we're discussing the best ways to prepare yourself for the best year yet.

Dec 20, 2023

Are you interested in a more natural way of living?  Have you been struggling with body pain even though you stretch? In this episode I talk with Yogi Aaron. He is a trailblazing yoga teacher who is leading a global rebellion against the harmful practice of stretching. He pioneered the groundbreaking approach to yoga that shows people how to live pain-free by activating muscles through Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™. In a world where conventional stretching and flexibility practices are the prescribed norm for pain, Yogi Aaron’s unorthodox method provides a safer and more effective permanent solution. What sets him apart is his wisdom, infectious humor, adventurous spirit, and personal healing journey, which distinguish him as a beloved leader in the yoga community and at his Blue Osa Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica. Today, we are discussing muscle issues and stretching, and how to improve our bodies without causing more issues.

 

 

Questions I asked:

·      Can you tell us about your journey?

·      Why is muscle activation so connected to being pain free?

·      What do you mean by stretching killing us?

·      What is the number one yoga pose we should avoid?

·      What is the secret to staying young through muscle activation?

·      How does flexibility lead to more pain?

·      What are the 3 yogic muscle activation techniques that will keep you pain-free?

·      Where can people find you online?

 

Topics Discussed:

·      Stretching

·      Immune issues.

·      Flexibility.

·      The science behind aging.

·      Yoga

·      Improving health.

·      Aging well.

 

Quotes from the show:

·      “There’s a lot of smoke and mirrors in the supplement industry.” @yogi_aaron @SisterhoodSweat

·      “Almost 100% of the Vitamin C today is produced in China.” @yogi_aaron @SisterhoodSweat

·      “Supplements might be a short-term benefit, but in the long term, you’re going to struggle.” @yogi_aaron @SisterhoodSweat

·      “No matter how hard we try, we’re not getting nutrients from the food anymore because they aren’t there.” @yogi_aaron @SisterhoodSweat

 

 

How you can stay in touch with Yogi Aaron:

·       https://yogiaaron.com/

·       https://www.youtube.com/c/YogiAaron

·       https://www.instagram.com/yogi_aaron/

·       https://www.facebook.com/yogi.aaron.yoga

 

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Dec 18, 2023

On this week's Motivation Monday, we discuss the importance of picturing yourself where you want to be.

Dec 15, 2023

On this week's Let It Rip Friday, we're discussing how to have a healthier holiday by making small choices.

Dec 11, 2023

On this week's Motivation Monday, we are discussing why complaining doesn't help anyone.

Dec 8, 2023

On this week's Let It Rip Friday, we're discussing people pleasing.

Dec 6, 2023

Are you interested in loving your body? In this episode I talk with Angela Gargano. She is a fierce athlete, coach, international fitness model, and speaker. Before becoming a full-time multi-passionate entrepreneur, Angela worked as a biochemist at Brown University. Since throwing in the lab coat and goggles in 2013 to open her own gym in Cranston, Rhode Island, Angela has truly lived multiple lives in the athletic and entrepreneurial space, defying odds, and setbacks to become an authentic and relatable voice to the public eye. Angela is strong, both mentally and physically, and she teaches you to love the body you are in. She is real, relatable, approachable, and down-to-earth. With Angela, there is fun and smiles, and there is grit, determination, and sweat. Angela’s mission is to revolutionize the way people feel about their bodies through identifying their inner strength and embracing the powerful body and mind that they have been gifted. We discuss body image, and how to love your body. Angela shares a lot about coming back from a setback and find our resiliency.

 

 

Questions I asked:

·      Do you ever have a bad day?

·      How do you deal with your negative thoughts?

·      How do you deal with an identity crisis?

·      How did you handle having an injury?

·      How can people move forward after a pause or setback?

·      Can you tell us about your story and how you created it?

·      What is Pull Up revolution?

·      Why is it so important to change your mindset?

·      How can people work with you?

 

Topics Discussed:

·      Health.

·      Body Image.

·      Goal setting.

·      Creating a business.

·      Setbacks.

·      Higher energy levels.

·      Competition.

 

Quotes from the show:

·      “Those things are accomplishments, but that’s not who you are.” @angelagargano @SisterhoodSweat

·      “So many things defined me other than being an athlete.” @angelagargano @SisterhoodSweat

·      “Sit in the suck and really understand.” @angelagargano @SisterhoodSweat

·      “Instead of what you can’t do, think about what you now have the opportunity to do.” @angelagargano @SisterhoodSweat

 

 

How you can stay in touch with Angela:

·      https://www.facebook.com/groups/strongfeelsgood

·      https://www.instagram.com/angela_gargano/

·      https://www.youtube.com/c/AngelaGarganoFitness

·      https://www.tiktok.com/@angelagargano

·      https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/strong-feels-good/id1602836543

·      https://www.angela-gargano.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 1, 2023

On this week's Let It Rip Friday, we're discussing why you need to clear away things to find your dreams.

Nov 29, 2023

Are you interested in learning more about your health issues?  Have you been worried about your chronic conditions? In this episode I talk with Evan Transue, AKA Detective Ev. Evan is the host of The Health Detective Podcast and owner of Bucks County Light Therapy and Functional Medicine Center. He graduated from Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) in 2017. Prior to finding FDN he, and his mom, had suffered with a variety of health challenges for over a decade. The FDN system transformed his and his mom's lives so profoundly that all of his work is now centered around spreading its teachings. Evan speaks professionally to middle and high school students about mental health challenges and to date has spoken to 50,000 students. We discuss his journey with mental health struggles, sickness, drug use and so much more. He describes his struggles and his journey into functional wellness to heal himself.

 

Questions I asked:

·      Can you tell us your story?

·      What happened with your drug use?

·      What was the catalyst for you trying to figure out what was wrong?

·      How did you figure out what was wrong?

How does gut health play a role in this?

What changed in your diet?

What advice do you have for anyone listening?

Where can people find you?

 

Topics Discussed:

·      Chronic conditions.

·      Natural foods.

·      Immune issues.

·      Gut health.

·      Mental health.

·      Depression and Anxiety.

·      Finding out what’s wrong.

·      Overcoming challenges.

·      Drug abuse.

 

Quotes from the show:

·      “Due to the mental health struggles, I started abusing drugs at the age of 15.” @evantransuespeaks @SisterhoodSweat

·      “I have a PhD, I got it at age 18 and it’s called blaming other people for my problems.” @evantransuespeaks  @SisterhoodSweat

·      “After heavy drug use, your brain is not working the way it used to, and your personality isn’t the same.” @evantransuespeaks @SisterhoodSweat

·      “The worse I got mental health wise, the more I embodied the idea that I’m the problem.” @evantransuespeaks @SisterhoodSweat

 

 

How you can stay in touch with Evan:

·       https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-health-detective-podcast-by-functional-diagnostic/id1547734801

·       https://www.functionaldiagnosticnutrition.com/

·       https://buckscountylight.kartra.com/page/home

·       https://www.facebook.com/FunctionalDiagnosticNutrition/

·       https://www.facebook.com/evantransuespeaks

·       https://www.instagram.com/evantransue_/

 

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

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Nov 24, 2023

On this Let It Rip Friday, we're keeping the theme of the holiday going by discussing how Gratitude lifts the spirit. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2023

Are you interested in a more natural way of living?  Have you been worried about the quality of your food? In this episode I talk with Kim Rahir. Kim is a 60 year old mother of three who was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago and decided to ignore her then doctor's advice and muscle her way back to a happy life. This year she became European Champion in Masters Weightlifting in her age and weight category. Her journey inspired her to leave her career in journalism in her 50s and become a health coach for middle aged women - with a big focus on reactivating and rebuilding muscle. She helps women start strength training wherever they are at and get rid of diet culture conditioning to eat to nourish and flourish. We discuss weightlifting for women, and why it’s considered such a masculine thing. We also discuss the importance of building muscle and keeping yourself healthy and injury free.

 

Questions I asked:

·      Can you tell us your story?

·      What is your mission?

·      Why muscle for women?

·      How are muscle and health related?

·      Why is it particularly important for women?

·      What about running or Pilates?

·      What can women do to start building muscle without getting hurt?

·      How can we overcome the stereotypes of: muscle building is “pumping iron” and will make women bulky?

·      Where can people find you?

 

Topics Discussed:

·      Health.

·      Natural foods.

·      Immune issues.

·      Weightlifting.

·      The science behind aging.

·      Higher energy levels.

·      Healthy.

·      Diet and Exercise.

 

Quotes from the show:

·      “If you view food as your fuel, then everything will become easier.” Kim Rahir @SisterhoodSweat

·      “You can hit your bodies calorie needs so easily with healthy fats.” Kim Rahir @SisterhoodSweat

·      “It was a full MS releapse.” Kim Rahir @SisterhoodSweat

·      “You train the body to recover.” Kim Rahir @SisterhoodSweat

 

 

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Nov 15, 2023

Are you interested in beauty secrets?  Have you been struggling with your health? In this episode I talk with Caitlin Spears and Samantha Abrahamson. Samantha Abrahamson, who holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy with over 8 years experience in the health industry. This ultimate wellness tool is not just a treasury of nourishing and delectable recipes crafted by nutrition coaches and pharmacists, but a groundbreaking innovation designed to align dietary choices with the different phases of the menstrual cycle. Actually Healthy’s standout feature is its AI Nutrition Coach, a virtual companion providing around-the-clock expert advice on health and nutrition. It’s like having a personalized nutritionist, responding instantaneously to all your inquiries, ensuring you’re informed and supported 24/7. It takes the hassle out of healthy eating by converting recipes into custom grocery lists linked to Instacart for expedient delivery. Caitlin Spears, stands at the forefront of the wellness industry as a leader in holistic health and transformation through her proven process, the CAIT Method. The CAIT Method is a 4-step process designed to help individuals become stronger and healthier, consisting of four modules: "Connect," focusing on mindset and overcoming limiting beliefs; "Approach," emphasizing relearning nutrition without calorie counting; "Integrate," incorporating sleep, workouts, and daily activity; and "Transform," teaching sustainable implementation for long term results. The Look Good Feel Good course is a unique, self-paced four-step program that offers an empowering approach to health and well-being, focusing on building lifelong habits rather than temporary fixes. The Look Good Feel Good course in partnership with the Actually Healthy app launches November 1, 2023.

 

 

Questions I asked:

·      How are you guys?

·      How did you start your app?

·      How did you get into America’s Next Top Model?

·      How do you deal with the body everything thinks you have to have?

·      Why don’t you have calories in the app?

·      What is the focus of your app?

·      Why is fueling as important as exercise?

·      Which of you went to IIAN?

·      Do you just do coaching, or do you do fitness training?

·      How do people use your app?

·      How did you work AI into your program?

·      What is the best part of your app and program?

 

Topics Discussed:

·      Health.

·      Natural foods.

·      Workout.

·      Creating a business.

·      Creating an App.

·      AI.

·      Being in flow.

 

Quotes from the show:

·      “It was just a workout app for women at first.” @samanthanicolee_ @caitlinsheyspears @SisterhoodSweat

·      “Sometimes you never know what it will turn out to be, you just have to start.” @samanthanicolee_ @caitlinsheyspears @SisterhoodSweat

·      “I was being cut from America’s Next Top Model because I needed to work on my body.” @samanthanicolee_ @caitlinsheyspears @SisterhoodSweat

·      “I realized that was never meant for me, it could’ve ruined everything.” @samanthanicolee_ @caitlinsheyspears @SisterhoodSweat

 

 

How you can stay in touch with Caitlin and Samantha:

·      Complete by Caitlin Website - https://www.thecbcmethod.com/

 

·      Caitlin Spears Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/caitlinsheyspears/

 

·      Caitlin Spears Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlin-spears-32b837285/

 

·      Caitlin Spears TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@caitlinsheyspears?_t=8eLDwByo3Df&_r=1

 

·      Actually Healthy App Landing Page - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/actually-healthy-food-recipes/id6446492606

 

·      Actually Healthy Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/actuallyhealthy.app/

 

·      Samantha Abrahamson Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/samanthanicolee_/

 

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

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Nov 13, 2023

On this week's episode, we're discussing gratitude as we approach thanksgiving.

Nov 10, 2023

On this week's episode, we're discussing the importance of living in an abundance mindset even when we might feel like we're in scarcity. 

Nov 8, 2023

Are you interested in building muscle?  Have you been worried about how to lose weight? In this episode I talk with Debra Atkinson. Hormone Balancing Exercise Coach and 39-year Fitness Expert Debra Atkinson has helped over 275,000 women “flip” their 2nd half with vitality and energy they want. Bestselling author of You Still Got It, Girl: The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women; Navigating Fitness After 50 and Hot, Not Bothered, Debra hosts Flipping 50 TV and The Flipping 50 Show, and She Means Fitness Business podcasts, with more than 3.5M downloads. She’s a prior Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology and a Subject Matter Expert recognized by the American Council on Exercise, AARP, Washington Post, Prevention Magazine, and USA Today to name a few. Her TEDx talk is titled Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie. Debra is the creator of the first and only exclusively made-for-menopause fitness membership in the world and the Flipping 50 Menopause Fitness Specialist course for fitness and health coaches. Flipping 50’s message is there is no bigger health influencer in the world than a midlife woman. Most women get hurt just when they begin getting into a routine. Debra gives so many tips on how to prevent injuries by exercising intelligently in this episode.

 

 

Questions I asked:

·      How did you come up with the name Flipping 50?

·      How can people be more relevant after 50?

·      Why it is harder to make muscle in menopause?

·      How can women recovery better?

·      What type of supplements are good for you?

·      How do you find the right exercise for you?

·      How does caffeine impact your gut health?

·      How do you deal with osteoporosis and exercise?

·      How do people lose weight on vacation?

·      How do we reduce belly fat for women?

·      What to women in hormonal phases need to know?

·      What are some solutions for women in menopause?

 

Topics Discussed:

·      Health.

·      Natural foods.

·      Hormones.

·      Weight loss.

·      The science behind aging.

·      Embracing a healthy menopause.

·      Higher energy levels.

 

Quotes from the show:

·      “Too many women didn’t understand being toned comes from muscle.” @flipping50tv @SisterhoodSweat

·      “When estrogen goes down, your body sends cortisol up.” @flipping50tv @SisterhoodSweat

·      “If you want good results, you may have to manipulate the exercise.” @flipping50tv @SisterhoodSweat

·      “You’ve gotta restore before you can do more for your body.” @flipping50tv @SisterhoodSweat

 

 

How you can stay in touch with Debra:

·       https://www.flippingfifty.com/

·       https://www.instagram.com/FLIPPING50TV/

·       https://www.linkedin.com/in/debraatkinson/

·       https://www.facebook.com/Flipping50TV/

·       https://www.youtube.com/flipping50tv?sub_confirmation=1%20

 

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

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Nov 6, 2023

On this week's Motivation Monday, we're discussing why someone would want to steal your thunder, and why they can't.

Nov 3, 2023

On this week's Let it Rip Friday, we're discussing how your courage is fire.

Nov 1, 2023

Are you interested in a more natural way of living?  Have you been worried about the quality of your food? In this episode I talk with Stephanie Nelson. Stephanie is the founder of the Coupon Mom website, which launched the coupon movement that took America by storm in 2008. As a savings expert, Stephanie has appeared on many national and local television news shows, including Good Morning America, the Today show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her entrepreneurial Coupon Mom concept started a national cottage industry of other “coupon moms,” as she inspired women to start profitable websites in their communities. Her book The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half was a New York Times bestseller. Stephanie currently hosts her podcast, Pivotal People. We discuss how to tune into our purpose and take small steps to reach it. Sometimes you don’t expect the purpose you might be given, but it can happen.

 

Questions I asked:

·      Can you tell us about the book you wrote?

·      Why did you write this book?

·      How did you end up couponing?

·      How do you follow your path?

·      What are the steps to begin to find your calling?

·      Why should we listen to our dreams?

·      What did you learn from writing your book and your career?

 

Topics Discussed:

·      Passion.

·      Writing a book.

·      Couponing.

·      Finding your why.

·      Faith.

·      Telling your story.

·      Find your path.

 

Quotes from the show:

·      “God gives you the path, he may not give you the steps.” Coupon Mom  @SisterhoodSweat

·      “I didn’t start this to make money, I wanted to help people..” Coupon Mom  @SisterhoodSweat

·      “The most important thing is the relationships we make along the way.” Coupon Mom  @SisterhoodSweat

·      “I just wanted to share my story behind the success.” Coupon Mom  @SisterhoodSweat

 

How you can stay in touch with Stephanie N:

·      https://www.facebook.com/couponmom

·      https://www.instagram.com/stephanie_nelson_cm

·      couponmom.com

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

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Oct 25, 2023

Are you interested in a more natural way of living?  Have you been worried about the quality of your food? In this episode, I continue my conversation with Cathy Savage. She is an internationally recognized Digital Fitness and Brand/Media Strategist who is located in Boston. She has been featured on MTV, ABC News and Fox News and she has been a member of the Advisory Panel and Contributor for Oxygen Magazine and Strong Magazine. Since the early 1990s, Cathy has been the pioneer in successful coaching and consulting for women from all over the world. Her coaching programs were the first and most prominent all-inclusive digital global training program of its kind.

Cathy has coached and mentored celebrities, athletes, television personalities and C-Suite executives for lifestyle changes, creative brand ideation and business strategies as well. She has spoken on various stages around the world as an expert in her profession from small groups to audiences over 15,000 people. As a. Boston College graduate, Cathy has leveraged her education and experience of building a wellness/branding empire, to develop into a women’s media agency where she coaches women on personal branding and how to communicate effectively. Today, we discuss all things about confidence, and improving your life. We discuss removing competition, how to stop asking permission in your life, and how to avoid overtraining. This is a great episode.

 

Questions I asked:

·      How do you help women to stop standing back in fear?

·      Do women need to work on their value?

·      Why should we avoid getting into competition with other women?

·      How can you stand out in a crowded market?

·      Why do you not need to be the leanest one on the stage?

·      How can you make sure your hormones are healthy after competition?

·      How do you get into a place of knowing your worthy?

·      Why is age not a factor if you’re confident and healthy?

 

Topics Discussed:

·      Owning the front row.

·      Asking permission.

·      Showing up.

·      Creating a business.

·      Confidence.

·      Avoiding Competition.

·      Fitness competitions.

·      Dealing with stress.

 

Quotes from the show:

·      “It’s working on their personal brand. No one is the same.” @CathySavage @SisterhoodSweat

·      “You need to do things in a unique way that no one else does.” @CathySavage @SisterhoodSweat

·      “There is so much ignorance in the fitness industry and it makes me angry.” @CathySavage @SisterhoodSweat

·      “We’re masterpieces, every single one of us. When you know it, you can do anything.” @CathySavage @SisterhoodSweat

 

 

How you can stay in touch with Cathy:

·      https://savagecoachingagency.com/

·      https://twitter.com/cathysavage?lang=en

·      https://www.instagram.com/cathysavageofficial/?hl=en

·      https://www.facebook.com/CathySavageOfficial

 

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

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Oct 23, 2023

On this week's Motivation Monday, we're discussing why you need to give yourself what you need, and be moving forward.

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