Ep 37 Tamilee Webb - It's STEEL about the BUNS

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Tamilee Webb, MA is America’s Most Trusted Fitness Instructor. Her no-hype down to earth attitude has endeared her to millions of fans worldwide. Tamilee is best known as the star of the famous Buns of SteelTM & Abs of SteelTM” fitness video series! Combined sales of Tamilee’s video titles are over 14 million units. Besides repeatedly topping the Billboard Video sales charts, Tamilee has published four best-selling books; “The Original Rubber Band Workout & (sold in six countries and five languages); Step up Fitness, Workouts for Dummies, and “Defy Gravity Workout”

Tamilee truly brings fitness home. She appeared daily on Fit TV previously known as Health Network Channel. She was host of ESPN’s Fitness Pro series and consulted for Fox Sport Body Squad fitness shows. 

Her Internet website tamileewebb.com is leading the fitness field with quality content, valuable services and premium products. Offering both DVD’s and digital downloads.

Tamilee’s most recent accomplishment was her induction into the Fitness Hall of Fame 2008 along side fitness greats; Kathy Smith, Judi Missett, Jack LaLane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jane Fonda and Joe Weider. 

With over 65 products to her name, Tamilee continues to mentor, manage, and produces for other fitness professions and Influencers. She motivate millions with her Professional Speaking and coaching services. You can join one of her social media platform to get daily messages, tip and workouts. 

Tamilee grew up on a farm in Northern California where she was surrounded with farm animals. Her love for animals has taken her to volunteer at animal shelters, invested in an up-scale pet boutique called Muttropolis and donates to many animal charities. A little trivia; Tamilee is not her birth name; she changed it to Tamilee when she was singing and playing her guitar for her love of country music! 

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What we talked about on this episode:

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

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 36 Lisa Jackson

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Spokesperson and author of Savvy Secrets: Eat, Think & Thrive, Lisa share’s her seven-step’s toward optimal health.

Lisa loves healing the healer. Regardless of the label (i.e. cancer, autoimmune, cardiovascular or gastrointestinal disease, mental/cognitive difficulties, infertility, hyperactivity, insomnia or fatigue) Lisa utilizes functional medicine, self-love therapies, and her seven-step process to uncover hidden stressors. Clients rediscover their innate ability to heal from within.    

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On this podcast we are talked about Lisa's book Savvy Secrets, Eat, Think and Thrive  as well as her Seven Steps to Optimal Health.  

  • What it takes for transformational change (courage and commitment) and how each one of us are unique, requiring a personalized plan.  
  • what Lisa learned since writing her book
  •  Lisa gives a sneak preview into her upcoming workshop titled, "Holy Hormones!"  
  • Stress hormones affect our sex hormones which affect our metabolic hormones. They all live together in a "hormone soup."
  •  Stress affects our libido which causes us to hold onto fat, which creates inflammation in the body, which leads to chronic disease. To live our wildest sexiest lives, we need to do the first step in Lisa's Seven Steps to Optimal Health. The first step is to BEGIN; take an honest personal assessment and make a commitment to self.  
  • How juicing and eating the raw vegan diet detoxes the system
  • How to do a personal assessment and a guide to the different types of testing is out there.
  • The importance of prioritizing your own self-care.
  • Tips to lower cortisol.
  • We are either in a sympathetic or a parasympathetic state (Fright or Flight) Rest and repair, rest and digest, or mate and ovulate.
  • We all live in a hormone soup.
  • Stress raises insulin and cortisol
  • Your body doesn't know the difference between being chased by a wild animal or job stress.
  • What metabolic stress looks like.
  • Healing the gut

    Lisa is also Founder of The Wellness Inspired Network and Carpe Diem Wellness. Lisa is a Registered Yoga Teacher, a retired Registered Nurse, Certified Health Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition  and Functional Medicine Practitioner.  Certifications include 200 hour Vinyasa training, 300 hours in therapeutic yoga from Beloved Yoga Studio, Let Your Yoga Dance from Kripalu and Laughter Yoga. When Lisa is not coaching or speaking, you can find her joyfully practicing yoga and Carpe Diem Dance, bringing together all the tools of yoga to her clients. She is the mother of 4 adult children and grandmother.

    www.carpediemwellness.org 703-421-7125 ljackson@carpediemwellness.org

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 35 Tosca Reno "Eat Clean Diet"- Rising From The Ashes

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Tosca Reno is a New York Times best selling author, founder of the Eat-Clean Diet® health revolution, health and wellness expert, transformation coach, motivational speaker, Star of a Gemini Award Winning reality TV show, physique competitor, and mother of 4.

Reno started her career at an age when most would consider retiring, earning her first Oxygen cover at 43, after losing 84 pounds and healing herself. She has competed in numerous physique contests and endurance events. 

The founder of the Eat Clean® series that kicked off a food revolution by the same name, Reno has sold millions of copies in several languages. She has helped millions lose weight and become well, thanks to Eating Clean®. Once 204 pounds and officially obese, Reno has maintained this using the Eat Clean Diet® method.

Reno is best seen live, where she rivets the audience with her gut-wrenching authenticity. She loves life, and is a tenacious woman who has endured intense personal loss including the passing of her son, her husband, and ultimately the family business and home. Reno is a force.

Reno is an expert health and wellness advisor for Canfitpro where she speaks, lectures and conducts wellness seminars and online education programs.

What we talked about in this episode:

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

 

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 24 Amber Lilyestrom - Be The CEO Of Your Own Life

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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.amberlilyestrom.com

www.facebook.com/amberlilyestrom 

www.instagram.com/amberlilyestrom 

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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?
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Natalie Galyon Womans Day Cover EP 11-Shed the Negativie mindset, Shed the Weight

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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
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 34 Dr. Ward Bond "Think Natural" TV Show - Natural Healing

About Ward W. Bond, Ph.D.

Dr. Bond Health-related Accomplishments:

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

Publications:

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

Dr. Bond and Celebrity Chef Susan Irby “Healing Remedies & Recipes” Online Class

This new online learning experience was birth March 7, 2016 after the success of Dr. Bond’s teachings at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas in the ‘Healthy You’ classes. The information is placed in a very easy readable format with the incredible additions of the healing recipes created by celebrity chef Susan Irby, the author of nine healthy cookbooks. This online E-Classroom has grown very quickly and continues to receive new members on a daily basis.

Dr. Bond’s THINK NATUARL Television Program

Dr. Bond hosts the daily television program, “Dr. Bond’s THINK NATURAL” for the past 11 years, which airs daily across the United States and Canada in 41 million households on Christian Television Network, DirecTV (Channel 376) and Dish TV (Channel 267) Dr. Bond has filmed over 1,800 episodes of THINK NATURAL.

Dr. Ward Bond’s Life Changing Wellness Radio Show

Coming September 2017 to RadioMD is The Dr. Ward Bond Show! Dr. Ward Bond will host this half hour radio program on the RadioMD Network. This program about natural health solutions. He will be interviewing the top experts in health, nutrition, herbal medicine and more.

Social Media:

Website: DrWardBond.com

Twitter: @DrWardBondTV and @ThinkNaturalTV

Facebook: DrWardBond

Instagram: DrWardBondTV

What we discussed in this episode :

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

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 33 Obi Obadike Celebrity Trainer and Tiaja Pierre - Lose up to 10 pounds in 10 days with The Cut

Obi Obadike is the current Telly Award winning TV co-host of a national syndicated health TV show called Lifestyle Magazine over the last 4 seasons.  And he has won 3 Telly Awards associated with that show as a TV host. This show airs every week on the Hope Channel, Family Channel, NRB Sky Angel and other national faith based network channels. The health TV show airs in many international different countries around the world. He is a nationally recognized celebrity fitness/nutrition expert who has graced the cover of over fifty fitness magazines and has written over 100 articles, making him one of the most published fitness experts over the past decade. He has graced more fitness magazine covers than any African-American fitness professional. He recently co-wrote a diet and exercise book with Hollywood TV Actor and movie star Morris Chestnut called "The Cut". Obi has been featured on major national Daytime TV Talk shows as a co-author guest with Morris Chestnut such as Dr Oz, Wendy Williams, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, ABC News Radio with Candice Williams, Steve Harvey The Chew, etc. He has been featured in mainstream fitness magazines such as Women’s Health, Shape Magazine, Muscle and Performance, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness and other domestic and international fitness magazines.  He has been a fitness expert writer/columnist off and on for more than 8 different magazines and popular fitness websites over the last decade. In 2015 he was the co-host and co-judge on a fitness reality competition show, Sweat Inc. on Spike TV, which was also hosted & judged by Jillian Michaels & co-judged and co-hosted by Randy Hetrick, Founder & CEO of TRX Obi's handles: Twitter: Obi_Obadike Instagram: obiobadike Facebook: @ObiObadikeFitness Website: www.obiobadike.com http://www.thecutbook.com/

Obi Obadike is the current Telly Award winning TV co-host of a national syndicated health TV show called Lifestyle Magazine over the last 4 seasons.  And he has won 3 Telly Awards associated with that show as a TV host.

This show airs every week on the Hope Channel, Family Channel, NRB Sky Angel and other national faith based network channels. The health TV show airs in many international different countries around the world.

He is a nationally recognized celebrity fitness/nutrition expert who has graced the cover of over fifty fitness magazines and has written over 100 articles, making him one of the most published fitness experts over the past decade. He has graced more fitness magazine covers than any African-American fitness professional.

He recently co-wrote a diet and exercise book with Hollywood TV Actor and movie star Morris Chestnut called "The Cut". Obi has been featured on major national Daytime TV Talk shows as a co-author guest with Morris Chestnut such as Dr Oz, Wendy Williams, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, ABC News Radio with Candice Williams, Steve Harvey The Chew, etc.

He has been featured in mainstream fitness magazines such as Women’s Health, Shape Magazine, Muscle and Performance, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness and other domestic and international fitness magazines.  He has been a fitness expert writer/columnist off and on for more than 8 different magazines and popular fitness websites over the last decade.

In 2015 he was the co-host and co-judge on a fitness reality competition show, Sweat Inc. on Spike TV, which was also hosted & judged by Jillian Michaels & co-judged and co-hosted by Randy Hetrick, Founder & CEO of TRX

Obi's handles:

Twitter: Obi_Obadike

Instagram: obiobadike

Facebook: @ObiObadikeFitness

Website: www.obiobadike.com

http://www.thecutbook.com/

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Tiaja Piere is a focus group participant in the book, The Cut by Morris Chestnut and Obi Obadike. She is also a Licensed Private Investigator who helps people of all walks of life. Tiaja is also part of Beauty Underground which you will see often at New York Fashion Week and Denver Fashion Week.  She is currently the titleholder as Mrs. Wash Park 2017 for The Mrs. Colorado America USA Pageant. She is also a former Ms. Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness World competitor.

In addition to being a working mother and wife, Tiaja is full of energy and is always willing to give a helping hand to all. She volunteers her time and gives back to the community by giving free facials to those going thru cancer, advocating for women and children and feeding the homeless, just to name a few.

Tiaja feels that no matter the challenge, with perseverance anything can be accomplished.

Tiaja’s handles:

Twitter: Tiaja_Pierre

Instagram: Tiajamaisondebeaute

Facebook: @thecut.tiajapierre

In this episode we debunked the following fitness myths:

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

In this episode we also discussed:

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

 On a personal note:

I literally tuned into Steve Harvey's TV show and my friend Tiaja Piere was on talking with Steve Harvey, celebrity trainer Obi Obadike, and movie star Morris Chestnut. Obi and Morris co-authored the book "The Cut". Basically, Obi thought it would be a great idea to write a book after Morris had gotten into tip top shape in 12 weeks getting ready for the sequel to "The Best Man" his plan. People actually talked about Morris’s physique more than they talked about the movie. Obi and Morris decided to get together and write a book based on the training protocol that Obi used to get Morris into shape. The dynamic duo actually reached out to people on Facebook who would like to be part of the study. Tiaja Piere responded to their Facebook invitation to get in shape with many others, and as they say the rest is history. My friend Tiaja's transformation was astonishing and really peaked my interest, as I have known her for years. I also heard Obi and Morris on"The Model Health Show" with Shawn Stevenson and thought I would love to have them on my podcast. How is that for the power of positive thinking. You have to ask for what you want and then act upon it!

 

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 32 Fitness Star Angela Gargano- Do it See it Be it

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Originally from New Jersey, Angela studied for her undergrad at Rhode Island College receiving a degree in Biological Chemistry (B.S) and also competed in Division III NCAA Gymnastics.  

Two years after graduating, she decided to become involved in fitness competitions.  Within one year Angela was able to gain her Pro Card and compete at the National Pro level.  After winning multiple titles through Fitness America (Miss Bikini Boston 2014, Miss Fitness New England 2014, Miss Fitness Boston 2013), and placing top three in two National Pro Fitness Competitions, she decided to pursue a full-time career in the Fitness Industry.  She also competed at the regional qualifiers in Pittsburgh PA for American Ninja Warrior Season 7. 

Angela has also been featured in Oxygen, Strong Fitness Magazine, and Natural Muscle Magazine, including a full spread in Strong Magazines March/April issue 2016

As a personal trainer, Angela is committed to helping others develop a healthy lifestyle through her magnetic personality and passion for exercise. Her training style focuses mostly around functional training techniques; enabling her workouts to be unique, fun, and effective.   She can accommodate any fitness goal whether it be injury prevention, weight-loss, or maintaining/gaining muscle.  I also am a coach at Cathy Savage Fitness which focuses on training women for Fitness competitions! I have taught sever RSVP Model Workshops.  I educate the models on how to eat right and exercises so that they are ready year round if they are called into a modeling gig! 

Contact info:

Owner AGAthletics 

www.agathletics.com

  • What we discussed in this episode:
  • Create your own vision board 
  • Take action, just go for it.
  • Everything happens for a reason.
  • When you have fear beforehand just think whats the worst that can happen?
  • Stop telling yourself the story that you can't do it.
  • Fitness doesn't know an age.
  • Declare what you want.
  • If your dream is scary, you go for it.
  • You aren't getting anything in your comfort zone.
  • How to get started into fitness.

Angela's Vision Board Below!

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Angela getting a makeover as one of "The Next Fitness Star's".

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 32 Five Minute Friday - Why Your Energy Matters

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

EP 31 Barbara Ann Bruno - Take Back Your Life

Barbara is  a Lifestyle Empowerment Coach, INHC, Bestselling Author of the books Take Back Your Life One Relationship at a Time and Removing the Mask, and a certified AFAA Group Fitness instructor. She specializes in working with women who have lost touch with who they once were and are ready to create a path to a new amazing life. Helping women put the focus back on them is a passion of mine. Self-care is so important in todays society. Things move so fast we often forget who we are and what it is we truly need to thrive and live a happy, healthy life. Barbara is the mother of 3 girls and 1 boy and know how important it is to take good care of herself so she can better take care of them. 

she is passionate about her newest workshop, Removing the mask, which empowers individuals to live their most authentic life.

she hosts a live online segment on Facebook called My Community. It's her way of giving back. Individuals go live with me to talk about their non-profit organizations, culture and art, community gardening, volunteer opportunities and more. 

Currently I am working on my newest book which will be a fiction novel that will take us through the journey of a woman who realizes it's never too late to make positive lifestyle changes

Interesting info: I was an Improv stage actress for two years (like the tv show Who's Line is it Anyway), Dragon BoatRacer both a drummer and paddler, I currently sing in my church choir since 2014, past Competitive Dancer winning platinum and gold medals with my group when I was 38, and past Faux Finish Artist from the Finishing School in NY.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/essentialhealingwithbarbara

Instagram: www.instagram.com/BarbaraAnnbruno

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EssentialBarb

Website: www.BarbaraAnnbruno.com

In this episode we talk about

  • It takes two people to make a relationship work.
  • You deserve to be happy.
  • Relationship is the worst kind of stress.
  • How to break the cycle.
  • Letting go of guilt and feeling of unworthiness.
  • Making no excuses.
  • Getting support.
  • Don't hide your imperfections.
  • It's okay to fail.
  • You can run, but you can't hide misery.
  • No relationship is perfect.
  • You are good enough.
  • A good life partner is who one wants to share your success.
  • Stepping out from behind the mask and stepping into your own authenticity.
  • Drop your fear of judgement.
  • Live your truth.
  • You can lose yourself in people pleasing.
  • Setting better boundaries.
  • Making yourself a priority.
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 30 World Fitness America Champion Stacie Venagro - How To Handle Your Haters.

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Stacie Venagro is a Certified Fitness Professional who is the reigning three time World Fitness Champion and 2014 Fitness Universe Champion. She has carved her place in history as the only all natural athlete to ever win back to back multiple World titles and championships.  As an elite and master trainer as well as a gym owner, in New England, Stacie is responsible for coaching weekend warriors, athletes and women and men who are seeking physique transformations, through weight loss and lifestyle changes. 

Stacie's athletic background and knowledge covers a wide variety of sports including gymnastics, cross country, basketball, dance and weight training. She has been involved in gymnastics and dance for the last 25 years and coached and choreographed hundreds of young students and adults to success.  She believes in living by example for the younger generation and to instill healthy habits both in the gym and in the kitchen.

Stacie's initial passion for fitness was personal. She initially learned about personal training at the age of 18, as many of her family members were struggling with  obesity. At a young age, she took control of her future, and decided to live a healthy lifestyle. While improving her own health, she inspired both her family and friends and she has remained a source of motivation, and empowerment for her wide span of clients who range from teenagers to senior citizens. 

As a well known trainer, Stacie is known for tough love, but there is "more love than tough" in her philosophy. "I am committed to treating every client like family. I want them to not only transform physically, but I want them to take control of their life emotionally and spiritually. My greatest gift I can give is to show my clients that fitness goals can be fun, and something that can last a lifetime." 

Stacie is now a mom and helps tons of women all over the world transform their bodies post baby. She understand the female body and what it's gone through during pregnancy. As she knows first hand, patience is key. As much as we all want to go back to our pre-baby bodies we have to give ourselves time to get there. You body just created a human and that's an amazing gift that didn't happen over night.

Lastly, Stacie has been featured in magazines around the world. She has been featured in Oxygen Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine and Strong Fitness magazine. She contributes an article every month to ShopRI to show educate others on health and well-being. 

https://www.stacievenagrofitness.com

Accomplishments:                                       Achievements:

2014 World Miss Fitness America Pro                              

2014 Miss Fitness Universe Pro                                       

2013 World Miss Fitness America Pro                               

2013 Runner-Up Fitness Universe Pro Division                  http://www.wpri.com/sports/hometown_hero-stacie-venagro

2013 Fitness America New England Champio                  http://www.pawtuckettimes.com/Venagro-Wins-Title

2012 Fitness America World Champion                            http://www.youtube.com/watchfitnessroutine

2012 Fitness America Boston Champion

What we discuss in this episode. 

  • Where Stacie found her inspiration at 18 years old to get into fitness 
  • The sisterhood of fitness.
  • How to find balance with a busy schedule.
  • Fitting fitness in as a busy mom.
  • Working out tips during pregnancy.
  • Celebrating all stages of womanhood.
  • How not to take yourself so seriously.
  • Why you should live in the moment.
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone.
  • How to handle your haters.
  • Stacie's favorite ways to work out and stay in shape.
  • Stop and smell the roses.
  • Why you should just do you.
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Diana Patton- Inspiration in My Shoes.

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Diana Patton is a Speaker, Social Justice and Integrative Health Advocacy Coach, Author and Attorney. She provides self-care and advocacy coaching to school counselors and others in the “helps” and “healing” profession, so that they can continue their work of empowering young people to push past trauma, abuse and adversities, to find their identity, to train in it, and use their identity in service to others. She also provides consulting and speaking services to school leadership and conducts legal advocacy at the state and national level, in support of school counselors. She also speaks to businesses to empower their employees to Find Their Why, and use their why to serve others.

In March 2017, Diana published her inspiring 5-star Amazon rated autobiography, Inspiration in My Shoes, in which she uses her harrowing personal story to help others find the courage and strength they need to be successful, which primarily involves being secure in their own personal story, their identity, their why, and sharing that with others.

In this podcast we discuss.

1. How your struggle can become your strength

2. You can fight your way to the top.

3. Finding inspiration when you connect your mind and body through movement.

4. Being brave and having courage when your facing adversity.

5. How Diana was stuck in a life that isn't right for her and how she got unstuck.

6. You can't help anyone hiding behind a mask.

7. Sharing the power of the truth sets you free.

8. Why you have to slow down to recognize the power you have.

9. Learning to let go of things that you have no control over.

10. How positive affirmations, gratitude, and setting daily intentions make you feel like you can do anything.

11. What words are you saying to yourself that are not of value to you?

12. What are things that you love to do that are off the charts crazy that others don't want to do?

13. How to find your identity.

14. Focusing on your strengths

15. Setting better boundaries.

16. How we are are own worst enemies.

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 28 Angie Green Beachbody Pro - You can't modify INSANITY

Angie is the Owner of AngieFit, a fitness company partnered with her husband as well as the number one at home fitness production company, Beachbody. She manages a team of fitness coaches and also works with customers who want to improve their health and fitness in the convenience of their home.

Angie has been a national fitness presenter since 2006 and has traveled around the world to present instructor training's and at fitness conventions. She has appeared on QVC, in dozens of fitness videos, worked alongside Shaun T in developing the Insanity Live program, and currently develops Turbo Kick music and choreography for gyms all across the country. She lives in Toledo, Ohio with her husband and teenage son.

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

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

 

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 27 Cindy Santa Ana- Unprocessed Living

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.
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 26 Laura Cozik Team Lipstick Creator- Fitness Outside of The Box

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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.

eam 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.

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 25 Liz Germain Super Sister Fitness- Be True To You

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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.
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 23 Andrea Beaman- Holy Happy Health

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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.
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 22 Anita Shaw - Live Naked-Feel Alive

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.
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 21 Tara Gesling 180 degree Wellness Revolution- Wheelchair to Wellness

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.
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 20 Catherine Hummel The Love Coach- Ask for what you want.

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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! 

 What we talked about in this episode:

  • 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.
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.