Ep 105 Ms Bikini Pro Heather Messenger -There Is A Warrior Inside Of You

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Have you ever struggled with your self-image or feel that you don’t know if you have the strength to own yourself?  Whether it be mental or physical, finding your strength can be difficult at best, and when dealing with postpartum psychosis or depression, it can be even more frustrating.  If you feel trapped with these heavy issues, there is a way out, and we talk about it in this episode from one who has been through it.


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Heather Messenger is a Ms. Bikini Universe Pro. She experienced a heart attack at just 18 and then struggled with her weight.  Years later after giving birth to her child she experienced postpartum psychosis. Through fitness and exercise she began to change her mental and physical state.  She truly believes in helping women understand their underlying strength and supporting women to reach their full potential. She also is a proponent for bringing awareness to multiple issues that women experience during the postpartum phase.

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Questions I asked:

  • What have you gained from your fitness journey?

  • What advice do you have for new moms dealing with postpartum depression?

  • How do you think we can overcome the negative?

  • How were you able to build up your confidence?




Topics Discussed:

  • How inner beauty has to be developed first.

  • How to deal with postpartum depression and psychosis.

  • The importance of your own value.

  • How to build yourself up.

  • Why surrounding yourself with the right people matters.




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Quotes from the show:

  • “Beauty comes from the inside out.” @LindaMitchell

  • “When you have confidence you won’t stand for abuse.” @LindaMitchell

  • “Monitor your thoughts.” @LindaMitchell

  • “You are not alone.”  @HeatherMesseng3

  • “There’s only one you on this earth.” @HeatherMesseng3

  • “Circumstance you’ve been through don’t change your value.” @HeatherMesseng3

  • “You are priceless.” @HeatherMesseng3

  • “Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you up.” @HeatherMesseng3

  • “There’s a warrior inside of you.” HeatherMesseng3

How you can stay in touch with Heather:

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

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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 104 - Linda Mitchell Reads Sisterhood Of SWEAT - Are You On A Journey Or A Mission?

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Are you on a journey or on a mission? There is nothing wrong with being on either one. But it’s good to be clear on which path you are on. If you are on a journey, you are easily moved by distractions. Life is unpredictable so it’s  difficult to keep promises to yourself when time gets away from you. However when you are on a mission you have a deep why….and nothing can stop you.

Listen to the podcast HERE

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In this powerful episode I share with you the KEY to being consistent and focused on your goals. We talk about the importance of a detailed plan and how to develop the grit to see things through. If you have been struggling with consistency in your fitness goals (or life goals) chances are your “why” needs some work.  In this week’s episode, we dig deep into this topic, I also share with you some hilarious outtakes from my audible book!

Topics Discussed:

  • Why people quit soon after they begin.

  • How your why can keep you going.

  • How you can accomplish the mission you want to accomplish.

Quotes from the show:

  • “One reason people stop working out is motivation.” @LindaMitchell

  • “Without a strong set of reasons, people will quit.” @LindaMitchell

  • “When you find your why you are on a mission.” @LindaMitchell

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How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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

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









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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 103 Brooke Sprowl LA Therapy - The Fights Are Not About The Fights

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What better person to take relationship advice from than a therapist! This week our special guest is Brooke Sprowl the founder of My LA Therapy.  Her specialties include depression, trauma, PTSD, as well as marriage and relationship issues among others. Brooke’s articles have been featured in Social Work Today, Martha Stewart Weddings and many more.  

Listen to the podcast HERE

Brooke believes in circular causality which in essence is the idea that your behavior is both the cause of another’s behavior as well as caused by another’s behavior.  She shares with us the importance of turning our viewpoint inward to see what areas in our own lives may need adjusting in a relationship rather that projecting all the negativity outward. This episode is perfect for those wanting to strengthen their relationships and be more present with those they love.

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Questions I Asked:

  • Why do people have power struggles in relationships?

  • How is Narcissism, when mistaken as strength, ruining relationships?

  • How does a relationship work with the idea that I don’t need anyone else’s permission?

Topics Discussed:

  • Why men are often unavailable.

  • The importance of how you are communicating.

  • How to develop and share responsibility.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “Take responsibility for what we are bringing to the table.” @mylatherapy

  • “The fights are never about the fights.” @mylatherapy

  • “We think our relationships are wrong if our needs are not always met.” @mylatherapy

How you can stay in touch with Brooke:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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

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

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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 102 Kirstie Ennis - USMC Gunner Amputee and Paralympic Snowboarder - Keep Going After The Big Mountains

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In the midst of tragedy, it is difficult to understand the good that can come of it. We often hear stories of those who have endured unthinkable trials and have not only lived through them but found their purpose within them. How can we too learn from those who have risen above their circumstances when we are faced with our own adversity?

Listen to the podcast HERE

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This week we are speaking with former marine gunner, Kirstie Ennis, who suffered intensive injuries including a leg amputation after her helicopter crashed. In this episode, we discuss how she not only overcame her obstacles but went on to create a non-profit organization, climb mountains, and become an adventure athlete. Kirstie truly believes in the philosophy that we have to be uncomfortable to grow and look for situations to push ourselves.  She encourages us to look at how far we’ve come rather than where we still have to go.

Questions I Asked:

  • Did you feel stripped of your identity?

  • What types of workouts do you perform to prepare for the mountains?

  • Did setting goals pull you through rehab?

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Topics Discussed:

  • Coming back from a devastating tragedy.

  • Continuing when people tell you that you shouldn’t.

  • The importance of milestones and the journey.

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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 101 No Permission Slip Needed

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Do you feel like someone is holding you back? Do you feel limited in your own potential? Today is a SOLO round!  I share with you my key takeaways from Lewis Howes’ conference the Summit of Greatness. Admittedly, I wasn’t sure I was going to attend due to my recent surgery, but am so glad that I did!  From the questions raised, to the speakers that spoke into me, and my own ponderings... we’ve got a packed episode!

Listen to the podcast HERE

It’s easy to blame others when things don’t happen. We think “if only” they supported me or gave me permission, I would be further along. However we might be the ones limiting ourselves. In this episode, I share with you about a revelation I had in regards to taking responsibility of my own life and not allowing anyone or anything keep me from my greatness.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Why you don’t need a permission slip in life.

  • Moving forward when you feel someone is holding you back.

  • Taking responsibility to fulfill your purpose.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “I am more than my body.” @LindaMitchell

  • “Do we wait on permission to be our authentic selves?” @LindaMitchell

  • “No one holds you back but you.” @LindaMitchell

  • “You don’t need someone’s permission.” @LindaMitchell

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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









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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.

Episode 100 Sara Grey - Failure your new BFF

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In this week’s episode, I sat down with Fitonic’s founder Sara Grey.  As a former athlete, she found a lack of resources available to encourage women to pursue fitness and become the best versions of themselves. In addition to hosting her podcast Fitonic, she has created a proprietary blend of proteins and herbs.

Listen to the podcast HERE

Failure can often be seen as an end all be all, we talk about how to see the good in failure and how to view it as an adventure.  We talk about how to give your permission to be messy and to fail because that is what it takes to get to success. We also explore how to learn to get through tough times by using the lessons from our fitness to push your mind through difficult times.

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Questions I Asked Sara:

  • Do you teach mantras to your audience?

  • What do you like most about podcasting?

  • How can women step into being their best selves?

Topics Discussed:

  • Why was it necessary to create a proprietary protein blend?

  • The power of your words and the “I am”.

  • Highlighting the everyday woman athlete.

Quotes from the show:

  • “Being an athlete developed grit and tenacity in me.” @SaraGrey

  • “You’re exhausted and get up anyway.” @SaraGrey

  • “I am a finisher.” @SaraGrey

  • “Women need to become best friends with failure.” @SaraGrey

  • “Look for the good in the failure.” @LindaMitchell

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How you can stay in touch with Sara Grey:


How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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




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

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





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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 99 Caroline Topperman - Just Go To The Gym

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Are you ready to FINALLY get fit and FINISH a workout program that you love?  Our guest this week Caroline Topperman explains the importance of engaging in a workout that you enjoy and eliminating ALL excuses that keep you back from being your best and most healthy self.

Listen to the podcast HERE

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Caroline has danced professionally, owned a Pilates studio, been a rock climbing instructor, and even had a short stint in real estate. She’s here to share her personal experiences, insights and ultimately give you permission to step outside of your boxes and discover your own unique style and voice.  She wants women to stop worrying about what’s trending in the fitness arena and instead realize that individual style is eternal and being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated.

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Questions I Asked:

  • How do we overcome workout excuses?

  • Why do we have to wear cool clothes to the gym?

  • How do we keep from getting derailed with our fitness goals?

Topics Discussed:

  • How running and dancing are similar.

  • Can Pilates aid with recovery from injuries?

  • Continuing to workout towards goals once the novelty wears off.

Quotes from the show:

  • “I’m going to do this, I love this.” - Caroline Topperman

  • “We want to balance the body.” - Caroline Topperman

  • “Your not going to love your workout when you hate what you’re doing.” - Caroline Topperman

  • “I loved it, so it wasn’t work.” - Caroline Topperman

  • “Just go to the gym.” - Caroline Topperman

  • “I want people to feel good about themselves.” - Caroline Topperman

  • “Constantly challenge your body.” - Caroline Topperman

How you can stay in touch with Caroline:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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

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










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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 98 Kelley Tyan - Break Through Obstacles Like a Champion

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

Listen to the podcast HERE

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

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Questions I Asked Kelley:

  • What kind of support system did you have?

  • What is your message to all women?

  • How have you been able to grow your business?

Topics Discussed:

  • How she handled first receiving her diagnosis.

  • Her greatest “why” in her business.

  • How women can build more confidence.

Quotes from the show:

  • “I just kept going.” @KelleyTyan

  • “I was not going to be a victim.” @KelleyTyan

  • “Struggle is inevitable.” @KelleyTyan

  • “Connection is key.” @KelleyTyan

  • “Model the people you want to be like.” @KelleyTyan

How you can stay in touch with Kelley Tyan:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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

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













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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 97 Lea Newman - Unstuck Yourself

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Do you ever feel stuck? Maybe you feel stuck in a job you hate, a relationship that isn't going well, or a bad habit you can’t seem to control. We have all been there! While feeling stuck it is important to understand our brain’s role in the process and why being able to identify the triggers in our lives it vital to understanding what is truly holding us back.

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This week we are talking with Life Transformation Coach Lea Newman who is an expert in helping people get the voices in their heads to shut up so that they can start living their best life. Lea has worked with Tony Robbins and has spent hundreds of hours coaching clients get past limiting beliefs and get UNSTUCK! In this episode we dig into understanding how our flight or fight system works and how to identify disempowering thoughts so that we can overcome them. Lea brings incredible sight in today’s show that I know will help you move forward where you once believed you were stuck.

Questions I Asked Lea:

  • When can voices in your head be a good thing?

  • What are ways we can recognize the triggers in our lives?

  • What role does hormones play in being triggered?

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to move out of your comfort zone.

  • The importance of self care and taking care of yourself.

  • The six human needs.

Quotes from the show:

  • “Participate in your own rescue.” @LeaNewman

  • “Show up for yourself.”@LeaNewman

  • Get on the other side of fear @LindaMitchell

  • “Stuck is a perception.” @LeaNewman

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How you can stay in touch with Lea:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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

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

Life Transformation Coach Lea Newman helps people get the voices in their heads to shut the up so that they can start living their best life. She holds numerous certifications and has coached for elite coaching teams. Unstuck Yourself contains the key to her clients getting unstuck and staying that way.  



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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 96 Rhonda Britten - Live Fearless

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How do we overcome the hidden fears that are holding us back? After experiencing pain or even a trauma, how can we rise above and step into the fullness of who we know that we are called to be? This week we are talking with master coach, Emmy award winner, and repeat Oprah guest, Rhonda Britten as she shares how she was able to overcome her own inner demons and create a life of fulfillment and service.

Listen to the podcast HERE

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As a child, she watched her father murder her mother and then commit suicide. Rhonda then spent years trying to escape the hidden pain that was tucked deeply inside of her. It was only until she confronted the truth and embraced the reality of what happened to her that she was able to step into her greatness and help others do the same. This is a powerful episode for those who are ready to break free from their past and use their story to help others.

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Rhonda’s Freebie: How to Get Over the Fear of Rejection




Questions I Asked:

  • What does it mean to live fearlessly?

  • How can we stop playing victim?

  • How can we release the shame we feel around our story?




Topics Discussed:

  • Uncovering hidden pain and facing trauma.

  • How to know when we are playing the victim.

  • How to overcome the fear of being authentic.




Quotes from the show:

  • “Embrace your story.” @RhondaBritten

  • “Fear is why we have regret.” @RhondaBritten

  • “We are all driven by our needs.” @RhondaBritten

How you can stay in touch with Rhonda:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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



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

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









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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 95 Karen Finocchio ‘One Tough Muther - Develop Mental Toughness

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Are you ready to be one tough mUther!? Working out, using our muscles, and looking good are very important things. However, mental fitness is something that is just as important, but often not talked enough about. As a single mom, taking care of four children, Karen Finocchio knows a thing or two about developing mental strength. Karen, the host of the wildly popular “One Tough Muther” podcast is helping women everywhere develop this same mental strength.


Listen to the podcast HERE

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Many women face huge battles and feel alone. Karen is on a mission to unite women through the common bond of finding purpose through their real life stories. In this episode, we discuss the fears she faced during the hardest points of her life and how she overcame them. We also talked about how to take baby steps towards your goals, serving others in our work, and being in alignment with your purpose. Whether you are a single mom, dealing with an illness, or have a difficult past that is hard to mentally break free from, this episode will encourage you to dig deep and become a tough muther.

Questions I Asked Karen:

  • What did you discover about yourself after you left your marriage?

  • What was the catalyst that gave you the confidence to leave?

  • What was the most life changing episode that you had on your podcast?

Topics Discussed:

  • How to handle criticism and doubt from family and friends.

  • How to own our calling and not second guess it.

  • How to find support when you feel alone.

Quotes from the show:

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How you can stay in touch with Karen:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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






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

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

















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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.

Edit Content: Ep 94 Janice Histle -Submerged, Ryan Widmer, His Drowned Bride And The Justice System

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We have a VERY special episode for you today. My friend Janice Hisle, who was a reporter for over 27 years  joins us to share details about the famous Ryan Widmer bathtub drowning case. Join us in this episode were we learn about Ryan and his wife Sarah and the murder case that has stumped everyone. Are you ready to hear the facts for yourself?

Listen to the podcast HERE

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Her wildly popular book SUBMERGED: Ryan Widmer, His Drowned Bride, and the Justice System has already had to be reprinted after just a few weeks in print. And readers have reported that they lost sleep over the book. It will be no surprise for you once you hear all the details of this baffling investigation. Did Ryan murder his wife or was this a very unfortunate hidden medical condition? In this episode we are going to present the facts and you will come up with your own conclusion.

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Questions I Asked Janice:

  • What are the most surprising reactions that you have gotten from your book?

  • Why did Sarah’s parents withdraw support from Ryan?

  • What did you learn through this process?

Topics Discussed:

  • Why the coroner concluded that it was murder.

  • Janice’s experience after visiting prisons for interviews.

  • Surprising new facts that have emerged since the trial.

Quotes from the show:

  • “It touches your heart and confounds your brain.”@JaniceHisle

  • “Things might seem simple but they rarely are.” @JaniceHisle

  • “My keyboard is almost as active as my feet.” @JaniceHisle

How you can stay in touch with Janice:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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

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










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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 93 Dr.Roz - Not Your Mother’s Menopause

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“Not your mother’s menopause”

I don’t know about you but I have heard HORROR stories about menopause. From terrible mood swings, to the loss of your sex drive, it seems as if it is all doom and gloom once you hit a certain age. However does it HAVE to be that way? Are we completely out of control of what happens to our bodies by a certain age? My very own GOBGYN, Dr. Rosalind Jackson (“Dr. Roz”), joins us today to put our fears to rest and share what we can do NOW to regain our health and truly experience the best years of our lives.

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Listen to the Podcast Here.

Dr. Roz says that it’s her mission is to help women understand that they do not have to “suffer” through menopause. There are concrete actions that you can take now to regain control of your hormones and experience the same levels of energy that you had when you were younger. In this episode we talk about the importance of gut health, the importance of investing in your sexual health, the trick to beating sugar cravings, and even what your man can do to improve his hormonal health. This is a MUST listen whether you are menopause age or now. It’s time for women to take their health into their own hands.

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Questions I Asked Dr. Roz:

  • How many women sit back and silently suffer through menopause?

  • If my cortisol level is high should I exercise more or less?

  • What are other ways to restore gut health outside of diet?

Topics Discussed:

  • Why we can experience excess stomach fat during menopause.

  • Understanding how our different hormones are linked to specific symptoms.

  • The “four R’s” of gut health.

Quotes from the show:

  • “Understand that everything is connected.” @Dr.Roz

  • “The gut is always where we should start.” @Dr.Roz

  • “You are the author of your body.” @Dr.Roz

  • “It is important that you invest in your sexual health.” @Dr.Roz

How you can stay in touch with Dr. Roz:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

Resources Mentioned

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

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

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










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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 92 Petra Kolber - The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic

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Does perfectionism control your life? Do you feel paralyzed by the fear of what others think about you? Is it difficult to start and finish tasks because you are worried that you will make a mistake? I think we all struggle with perfectionism to some degree. This week, we are talking with fitness professional and the author of The Perfection Detox, Petra Kolber

Listen to the podcast HERE

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As an internationally renowned fitness expert, Petra completely understands the pressure that women face in this industry to “have it all together”. However, after struggling with cancer twice and dealing with severe anxiety, Petra was able to discover the power in being vulnerable and sharing with her audience about her weaknesses. In this episode we talk about how to connect better with others through authenticity, how to show up fully ourselves despite our own inner critic, and simple steps to finally beat this thing called perfectionism.

Questions I Asked Petra:

  • How did having cancer affect your fitness career?

  • Why do we feel like we should be perfect?

  • What was your wake up call in regards to perfectionism?

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to overcome our negativity bias.

  • How you deal with perfectionism in your life.

  • How to recognize that we suffer from perfectionism

Quotes from the show:

  • “The harshest judge that you will ever have is yourself.” @PetraKolber

  • “Separate who you are from what you do.” @PetraKolber

  • “We are much more alike in our struggles than in our successes.” @PetraKolber

  • “Anything you don’t own will eventually own you.” @PetraKolber

  • “Our feelings are the secret sauce.” @PetraKolber

How you can stay in touch with Petra:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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

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




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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 91 GIGI ASHWORTH- GiGI Eats Celebrities

Do you or someone you know struggle with Crohn's disease, celiac disease or another illness that makes it difficult to know what to eat?  Maybe you want to take care of your body and eat the right kinds of foods but also do not want to feel restricted with your choices. We have a special treat for you today as we dig into all of this and more with the founder of GiGi Eats Celebrities, GiGi Ashworth.

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GiGi is a  former competitive snowboarder and horseback rider turned humorous weekly blogger and YouTube host where she aims to educate AND entertain her audience with her authentic, real life content about what it is like to navigate health and fitness while living with diseases. GiGi has an incredible mindset and shares with us her journey to discovering her niche in the industry and sharing openly with the world about the struggles and triumphs in her life. This episode will give you practical dietary tips, and inspirational mindset hacks that will empower you to become the best and most authentic version of yourself.

Questions I Asked GiGi:

  • Did it take practice to be so authentic in front of the camera?

  • How will your raise your children to think about food?

  • What diet changes do you recommend for Crohn's disease, celiac disease, etc?

Topics Discussed:

  • How sharing your story and being authentic reaches more people.

  • Different ice cream recipes she uses.

  • The importance of titles with your blogs and videos.

Quotes from the show:

  • “It’s all about thinking outside of the box.” @GiGiAshworth

  • “Eating healthy does not have to be boring.” @LindaMitchell

  • “Mindset is number one.” @GiGiAshworth

  • “Diet is lifestyle.” @GiGiAshworth

  • “No one is going to love unless you love yourself.” @GiGiAshworth

  • “Exercise is like a cup of coffee in the morning.” @GiGiAshworth

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How you can stay in touch with GiGi:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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

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












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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.

Super Episode 90 - Creating Confidence and a Positive Environment

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Creating Confidence and a Positive Environment

 

Does your environment support or take away from your confidence? Do you have friends who lift you up and fan the flame in your life? I believe it is so important to surround yourself with the right people. It can be the key between you succeeding and not. I am so passionate about this subject that I dedicated this full episode to discuss how to create confidence by building a positive environment.

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Listen to the podcast HERE


We have had so many incredible guests on the Sisterhood of Sweat but these seven clips really stood out to me as the most powerful segments on the topic of confidence. Keep this quote in mind while you listen, “Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself magic starts happening”. Enjoy listening!

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Experts From This Episode:

Kate Mckay 16:08-21:27 (Listen to episode here)

Carol Elizabeth 7:11-18:04 (Listen to Full Episode Here)

Anita A. Shah 14:52-24:14 (Listen to episode here)

Sarah Pendrick 12:08-19:32 (Listen to episode here)

Cathy savage 4:27-16:28 (Listen to episode here)

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Isaiah Hankel 11:41-14:27 (Listen here)

Aimee Tariq (Listen to episode here)

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Topics Discussed:

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  • Why we deserve to have big dreams.

  • How it is difficult to see changes when you are around negativity.

  • When to completely remove yourself from a toxic relationship.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “I deserve a yummy relationship.” @KateMckay

  • “Getting myself around other people doing things, showed me that if they can do it, I can do it.” @CarolElizabeth

  • “If you don't take care of yourself, it's going to affect all those around you." @AnitaAShah

  • “The power of lifting each other up is going to help you." @SarahPendrick

  • “I want people to take notice of your greatness.” @CathySavage

“By being around negative people you are less likely to be able to solve problems.” @IsaiahHankel

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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 89 Ruby Carter Pikes 71 yr old Pro Bodybuilder - Take Care Of What You Got!

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She is 71 years young, a personal trainer, athlete, and rocks the stage in fitness competitions. It is an honor to have Ruby Carter-Pikes with us today to challenge us to be  more diligent with our health and become all that we were created to be.

Listen to the podcast HERE

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Ruby is passionate about taking care of her body. She competes and challenges herself physically to show other people that they too can reach high goals. She believes that anyone can look and feel INCREDIBLE at ANY age. She is redefining what it means to age well and be proud of it. In this episode we talk about how to be truly confident, faithful in taking care of your body, and being proud of your age.

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Questions I Asked Ruby:

  • How do we rock our age like you do?

  • What is your secret to having strong confidence?

  • You often say, “Thou shall not kill”, what do you mean by that?

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to stay fit even when your spouse isn’t on board with it.

  • Ruby’s nutrition and workout routine.

  • Why she believes fitness competitors do not need to cut their water intake.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “Listen to your body.” @RubyCarter-Pikes

  • “It's not the quantity it's the quality.” @RubyCarter-Pikes

  • “No one can take care of you like you” @RubyCarter-Pikes

  • “Take care of what you’ve got.” @RubyCarter-Pikes

  • “Age is only a number.” @RubyCarter-Pikes

How you can stay in touch with Ruby:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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

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

 

 

 

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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 88 Heidi Powell ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss -Victory Is Not a Number On The Scale.

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

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Listen to the podcast HERE

 

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

 

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Questions I Asked Heidi:

  • Why do you think deprivation leads us down the wrong path?

  • Why should women stop starving themselves and eat more?

  • How did you and your husband create your business and show?

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Topics Discussed:

  • How deprevention leads to a binge/restrict cycle.

  • The importance of self love to transform our bodies.

  • Relationships and picking the right partner.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “It’s the people who make the small steps who see the most success.” @RealHeidiPowell

  • “We need to know we are capable.” @RealHeidiPowell

  • “Our muscles need fuel.” @RealHeidiPowell

  • “Food is information.” @RealHeidiPowell

  • “True love has nothing to do with lust.” @RealHeidiPowell

  • “Happiness is what you create as you work toward your goal.” @RealHeidiPowell

  • “You are good enough exactly how you are.” @RealHeidiPowell

  • “Transformation is so much simpler than you think. Just start moving.”

  • “Have realistic expectations.” @RealHeidiPowell

  • “The victory is not the number on the scale. It’s who you’ve become along the way.” @RealHeidiPowell

How you can stay in touch with Heidi:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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

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

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

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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 87 Chantal Brodrick- How To Launch Your Own Epic Podcast

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Podcasting is a powerful tool. Now, before you dismiss the thought of hosting your own show, let me introduce you to our very special guest, Chantal Brodrick, who shares with us why as a fitness professional you should consider podcasting.

 

Listen to the podcast HERE

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There may seem like a lot of barriers standing between you and podcasting, you may not think that you have the time, skills, or resources. I know that I felt that way when I first started! However in this episode we talk about the opportunity that podcasting gives you to better impact your audience and grow your business. The best part? You can start now. Chantal talks with us about “growing as you go” and not allowing perfectionism to hold you back.

Questions I Asked Chantal:

  • What do you do when you have a guest that you are not clicking with?

  • What do you do to get great guests?

  • What are ways we can partner with other brands and influencers?

Topics Discussed:

  • The power of podcasting.

  • Five tips for starting a podcast.

  • How to explore other topics and be diverse with your show.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “Everybody starts somewhere.” @ChantalBrodrick

  • “You can get through almost anything if you are putting the right things in your mind. @LindaMitchell

  • “Consistency is key.” @ChantalBrodrick

  • “Punch perfectionism in the face. Done is better than perfect.” @ChantalBrodrick

  • “Start small. Grow as you go.” @ChantalBrodrick

  • “Success comes from hard work not luck.” @ChantalBrodrick

How you can stay in touch with Chantal Brodrick:

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How you can stay in touch with Linda:

Resources Mentioned

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

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

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

 

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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 86 Kim Peek - Power Of The Run - Overcome Your Obstacles

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

 

Listen to the podcast HERE

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

 

Questions I Asked Kim:

  • How did you go from hating running to loving it?

  • How did you mentally get through your diagnosis?

  • What are some foods that your kids like that are healthy and easy to make?

Topics Discussed:

  • Her strategy with food planning and crockpot meals.

  • The mindset tricks she used to get through chemo.

  • Why she believes that community is essential to success.

 

Quotes from the show:

  • “Give yourself permission to suck until you don’t.” @LindaMitchell

  • “You have to get your mind right to get your body tight.”@LindaMitchell

  • “Your story matters.” @KimPeek

  • “You have to listen to your body.” @KimPeek

  • “Find your tribe. Know who your people are.” @KimPeek

  • “Enjoy the process.” @KimPeek

  • “Training for endurance events transforms lives.” @KimPeek

 

How you can stay in touch with Kim Peek:

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

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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.