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.