Fit Womens Weekly Podcast

10 years ago, I would have told you that your workouts were crazy. Not worth the time and likely would have convinced you to do something different.

It's my job to share the best and worst workouts, which is why I've learned to embrace a bit of everything.

How to look at different workouts and how fitness has changed in a decade of being a trainer.

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What would you do if... you had always been the biggest girl in school? 

In this episode, Andrea from ImPerfect Life shares her story of dropping over 160 pounds. It had nothing to do about being a smaller size, and all about living life.

Learn her story, her passion for living life, and her excitement to do cartwheels.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:47pm PDT

Today's episode which of course goes with the blog post you can find at, is about the fact that men don't see cellulite. 

It's true. They really don't, unless I guess if there's a bunch of men together and they are just begin mean. I suppose that happens. 

However, with my suit yourself challenge, I got a new bathing suit. I was actually nervous to try it on, but my hubs loved it. It made me feel really great. It's a reminder to stop trying to view myself for any negativity I see and stay positive.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:34am PDT

I always love my confessions of a personal trainer posts. They are a lot of fun. 

First, being real is important and second there are lessons that you can apply to your life so you can get better results, not freak out as much about the crazy state of exercise these days... and of course hopefully have more fun.

In this episode, you'll learn:

How my time is not exactly your time. 

My dirty workout design secret.

Why being nice is often overrated... or is it?

Why I need to also be better than my clients... at least I feel that way.

Why ignoring happens more than you think.

Even if you're not a trainer, there is a lot you can apply to your training and body goals. Remember to do it for fun and everything you want will happen.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:14am PDT

We have a new version of the show. It's not longer called What The Fitness.

Now it's the Lifting Revolution Podcast. You know, just like my blog. How about that. It makes a little too much sense doesn't it?

Anyway, Dan and I produce so much amazing content during the week that we never get to share with you on the podcast that for many of the episodes, it's just going to be me talking to you. 

Talk about private and intimate.

This episode is all about how you need to pull away sometimes and be lazy to actually take that next leap in success. 

I'll share with you an amazing weekend Dan and I had that helped pull us away from our work... and it actualy reivigorated us more to work harder and get more done. Being lazy helped make us more productive. Plus it helped keep the marriage fire buring bright.

I would love for you to get in on the conversation at the blog, Lifting Revolution. Come on and join in the fun and learning.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:30am PDT

In today's episode, Dan and I talk about some recent revalations from big food companies. 

Maybe you've seen these in the news. You'll learn why the Kashi brand was caught making a little fib about their "nautral" products. 

Plus you'll learn about an ingredient that Pepsi and Coke use to use, but no longer because they are trying to be "nice" to the consumer... ie. us.

We also talk a little about exercise and how to get the most out of it. 

And a lot more. I hope you really enjoy this episode.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:23pm PDT

This is a great episode with Christine from

She really helps you look at your life through a different lens. You'll learn how to find the passion in your daily life. 

Believe it or not, there is some passion there. You just need to find it. And when you do, you can actually turn it into something you can make a living at, impact more people with, and just use it to increase your happiness. 

Afterall, when you're happy, you spread that happiness to others. 

We also talk about how Christine got into yoga, here passion. She's not a yoga certfied instructor and teaching classes.

I think you're going to love this episode and learn a lot from it.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:43pm PDT

Today's podcast is another "book" review/rant about facing your fears. 

It was actually a tough podcast because Dan and I got into big ideas and we actually struggled to get them into action steps you can use. 

I think the reason is we fail constantly at this even though we seem to try in sperts to improve. 

Facing fears and moving forward. 

It's a skill you will always need in life, in health, family, business, you name it. 

I hope you get some little piece of gold out of this that can help you. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:53pm PDT

In this episode of What The Fitness, Dan and I talk about a book Dan recently read called The Motivation Hacker. 

It's all about success and keeping yourself up so you can hit your goals and do so as quickly as you can.

This is not your typical goal talk... these are new fresh ideas like:

The Motivation Equation. It's an equation that can help you evaluate anything you're doing in life and figure out how to approach it with more motivation.

How you can use success spirals to create small goals that not only help you hit succeed faster, but help you practically eliminate failure.

How you can tackle big goals like weight loss from a direction that gets you so pumped up you'll be 100x more likely to succeed.

Plus a lot more. 

This was a great book. It was a fast read and the ideas are really helpful for more than just fitness and nutrition.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:07pm PDT

I am so excited to bring a great conversation with Dilia Suriel the author of The Thin Woman's Brain: Re-Writing the Brain for Permanent Weight Loss.

Last week we talked about this book quite a bit. However, this week we have the actual author on to talk about emotional eating... food addiction... and how to actually recognize your hunger.

This is a great conversation. I hope you really enjoy it... I think if you can apply the ideas with a sound fitness plan, you will have complet control over you life. 

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:45pm PDT

This episode might make you a little on edge. After all, Dan and I talk about emotional eating. Having a guy talk about it can be tough to hear, but he does bring up some really good points to think about.

You'll learn about a book we've read called The Thin Woman's Brain. It's main about emtoinal eating and you'll learn:

The number one thought that can save you from eating like crazy when you don't want to.

The nine traits that naturally skinny women have when it comes to food.

How eating more can actually be less.

Why cavemen probably didn't famine like so many people want to say they did.

Plus so much more that should get you talking and give you a lot to think about.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:36pm PDT

Today's episode is a really fun one. We talk about some very interesting studies that have been recently published. 

You'll learn why your BMI may not be the best measure of health and even downright deceiving.

A great study that looked at whether you should do cardio training before strength training or visa versa. This is a big debt among trainers and now you'll get the truth.

We'll dubunk some water myths and recap water truths that can really help you lose weight.

Plus a possible new sugar substitute has been found and it not only controls your blood sugar levels, it can help supress your appetite.

Then we'll talk about some fitness training ideas that can help you get better results from your workouts. 

For example, you'll learn why you need to really focus on strength training and how it can help you not only lose weight, but help you enjoy your favorite foods without knocking you off your goal path.



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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

In this episode of What The Fitness, it's another "In The News". There are a lot of really cool studioes and stories that have been released lately that we thought deserved an episode.

You're going to learn about:

The new nutrition labels and what could make them a million times more helpful.

Why too much protein gives you cancer, but then again... does it really?

How much attitude affects pretty much everything you do, everyday of your life.

The rise of the fitness robot and why the president might know your heart rate.

Plus so much more fun topics. 

We get a little fired up in this episode and I hope it gives you some good food for thought so you can make better decisions that help you be healthier and stronger!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:04pm PDT

This was a fun episode all about our recent kettlebell certification in San Francisco. This is something we are really excited to bring to our lives and our businesses. 

You'll learn in this episode:

Which certification we choose and why... Plus the great people behind it.

Why if you're interested in kettlebell training, you should seek out a certified professional.

The common mistakes we see all the time with kettlebell training and how to fix them.

Which kettlebell brands we like and which will save you money so you can get started on your own today.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:50pm PDT

First off, sorry about the volume. We had to record in a huge room which is why the volume is really tough to hear. 

However I really wanted you to hear this episode because there is so much great information to help you. Things like...

Is yoga a workout?

Can you get stronger while working on flexibility?

What workouts and exercises can help you prepare for yoga?

How does yoga influence life outside of your physical practice of yoga?


The negatives of teaching yoga... you know those embarrassing things that happen to everybody.

Plus so much more!

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 4:52am PDT

This was a fun episode to do. I hope it doesn't come off as self rightous, but I'm always asked about things I eat... workout with... use... etc...

So this episode is all about Dan and I's favorite things when it comes to nutrition and fitness. 

I hope you learn about different types of workouts... options... and products that can help you lose weight or get more fit.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:18pm PDT

This episode Dan and I drill into something we have talked about briefly in many other podcasts... tracking. 

We talk about all sorts of different forms of tracking like:

The fitness tracking bracelets. We actually just got Jawbones and we'll tell you want's been happening with those.

What's the real benefit of workout tracking and how can you actually do it quickly.

The secrets to nutrition tracking and why you don't have to do nearly as much as you may think.

Why you should track all of your time for a couple weeks to a month.

How you can nearly instantly free up 6 to 30 minutes of time... plenty of time you can use to workout.

What apps do we use to help track and get the most from our daily lives.

Plus a lot more. 

I hope this episode really helps you discover how tracking and get you out of a weight loss plateau or training rut... even living rut... and put you on the path for serious positive results. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:31pm PDT

This is a great episode of What The Fitness. It's with Dr. Brie Turner McGrievy who is a registered dietitian and PHD at the University of South Carolina. 

We talk about so much in this episode that is going to really help you burn fat through nutrition and keep it off... because it's all about the right habits.

You'll learn:

The proper diet for losing weight... true weight... and keeping it off.

What most women commonly do wrong when dieting, besides dieting itself... plus how to fix it.

The easy - dead simple - trick to calculate calories for faster weight loss.

A different perspective on supplements... what really works according to Dr. McGrievy and what doesn't.

Dairy, good or bad? 

How to balance out a vegan diet if you choose to go that route.

Iron, Vitamin D and B12 info, how to get the most out of it.

Enjoy this episode.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 5:42pm PDT

This was an interesting podcast with lots of back and forth. It's 15 days into the New Year... 2014... and maybe you've seen some great results first, maybe not.

If you're freaking out about a lack of results of not happy with what's going on so far, this podcast will help. It's sort of like a weight loss reality check.

You'll learn things like... 

Why the scale sucks and maybe hurting your efforts.

Why MyFitnessPal could be misleading you in the wrong direction... and how to fix it.

Why you may have to step back and get some perspective on the big goal.

Why your mind may be the missing ingredient in your weight loss efforts.

Why how well you go to the bathroom could have a huge impact as well.

Plus so much more. 

These are all great thoughts to think about and to help you get reset in a more positive direction.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT

This episode, Dan is back with me and we are relaxing and talking about some of the stories that have been hitting the media lately. 

The New Year is always really crazy with stories about weight loss, fitness, workouts, nutrition, food, and so much more. So we thought we'd talk about it, share some insights, hopefully get your insights, and see what we can learn.

You'll learn why obesity seems to be growing faster and faster and what can we possibly do to help slow it down.

Why Instagram is dishing out insanely fit and big booty women and whether that's something that's motivating or not.

How dieting is not so popular anymore.

Plus some of the biggest fitness trends for 2014. These are all predictive of course, but it does seem like a lot is going to be changing in the new year.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:42pm PDT

This episode of What The Fitness is all about the New Year. However, Dan and I thought about new ways to think about getting in shape.

We came up with ten good ideas that are different slants on how to approaching being healthy... about how to get in the best shape possible... and so much more. 

You'll learn...

Why you should stop thinking about losing weight altogether.

Why calories have nothing to do with the health of food.

Why how intense your workout is means nothing when it comes the effectiveness of your workout.

Why the key to success in 2014 should be to scare yourself silly.

Plus so much more. I really hope you enjoy this episode.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:11pm PDT

This was a really fun and powerful episode with Margaret of 

Margaret is so smart and will really make you think about weight loss, exercise, your body image and so much more. 

You're going to learn:

The internal benefits... the stuff that really matters... of exercise.

The best motivators to get started and how you can start using them.

Why a smaller dress size isn't enough to sustain an exercise habit and always leads right back to weight gain.

Why you should forget about dieting and even forget about food and focus on this first.

Why we crave sugar and how you can turn the tables and fight back to regain control.

I hope you really enjoy this episode and please leave your comments.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:27pm PDT

So you may or may not have heard the news about how much more it costs to eat healthy. It's been all over the main news channels, so I'm sure you heard.

In light of this big dollar amount, we thought is appropriate to give you some great ways you can add more healthy food into your diet for much much less than the so called "experts" say.

You'll learn the "P" word that holds all the power... it's completely revolutionized out weekly food budget. In fact when we don't follow it... everything falls apart.

You'll learn a grocery shopping trick I use to save anywhere from $10 to $30 per week in groceries. $30 obviously being on the high end.

You'll learn how a few small and simple decisions can give you enough money to buy all the organic food you need.

Plus so much more. 

I hope this episode of the podcast helps give you at least one good tip you can use to add a higher quality of food into your daily diet.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:46pm PDT

These are the five damaging admissions you need to know about going into the Holiday and New Year seasons. Many trainers, companies, and other people bash each other... bash the way they train... and so much more. 

These little tifs that trainers and nutrition experts get in can really hurt how you see results. 

In this podcast we are going to talk about 5 big hidden admissions that trainers use. You'll learn things like:

What trainers and nutrition experts use to prove their point even though nothing is actually ever proven.

What the real best type of training actually is and how you can start doing it very inexpensively.

The best nutrition advice you can possibly get.

The real reason you want to get healthy... and it has nothing to do with your trainer.

Why being successful too fast can be the kiss of death.

I hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us a 5 star review and some comments to let us know how to get even better.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:35am PDT

Mike Boyle... no relation to Dan or I... is an amazing trainer and he's been a mentor for so long. Incredibly honest... talented... and with more experience than most trainers combined. 

I think you'll really enjoy todays's podcast because it's a break from the "run your body into the ground" style of training and more about what type of training actually works. And when I say works I mean works to make you healthier, stronger, fitter, and live longer with no injuries.

In this interview you're going to learn...

Why the best exercises are the oldest and most basic. Plus what those exercises are.

Why women tend to lack upper body strength and one way you can go about helping that. I love this becuase it differs from my opinion a little.

The most important thing is this. If you don't have it... if you don't do it... you need to start immediately.

Why training proportionatly is a waste of time. Just think about what your day typically looks like. 

Get going and listen to this interview. I hope it helps you to take a serious look at how you train and what you can do to get better results!

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 5:43pm PDT

This weeks episode can come off as promotional, but it's not intended to be at all. It's a great interview with Chris "The Kiwi"... the creator of Athletic Greens. 

This is a greens supplement that I have used a lot myself. I really love the product and I think greens supplements and supplementation as a whole is something that will become more and more popular. 

Considering the fact that our food supply is clearly tampered with, supplements might play a bigger role in our lives.

Anyway, in this podcast you are going to learn:

Why even if you're healthy, you could have your body turn agaisnt you. 

Why multi-vitamins are mostly a waste of money.

Why you should consider greens supplements.

What makes Athletic Greens different and the story behind it.

Plus a lot more!

I hope you lean a lot in this episode. Consider trying Athletic Greens of any greens supplement to see how you react and feel. It might be something you love. Only you can make that call.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:53pm PDT

Last week we talked about how to get started now, before the Holiday season really gets kicked off. 

This week it's all about how to create a fitness plan from complete scratch so you can easily get going and work to build that healthy fitness lifestyle. It's a lot easy than you think... follow these 8 steps and you'll be there in no time.

You are going to learn why you should just forget about food... at least for the first 4 weeks.

You'll learn the best type of workout to get your started and why it's so effective.

Discover the one type of "exercise" that's a must and how it doesn't have to take long at all to do.

The one piece of equipment that you should go out and buy today. Super important.

Why you need to take some time to reflect about your goals... if you don't do this then getting started probably isn't even worth it.

And of course the one things that's probably the most important. It's one of the reasons to get started in the first place.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:32pm PDT

This is a really important podcast episode for so many of us. The Holiday season is amazing... I love it. But at the same time it also drives me crazy. It's stressful... it can be a little overwhelming... and temptation is everywhere. 

That's why Dan and I think today... or tomorrow... the day you're listenting to this is the perfect day to start a fitness program so you can get in killer shape... shed some body fat... and feel amazing through the Holiday season. 

Even better you'll be sitting pretty on News Years day feeling and looking great. Sounds pretty good right. 

Well to do that, you need to know these 7 tactics to really unleash the best fat melting mission you can. 

You'll learn things like how to set goals... what books you should probably take a look at... where to train... plus so much more.

I hope you really enjoy this episode and please leave some feedback.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:33pm PDT

This episode is a return of sorts to a more regular broadcasting of What The Fitness. We are going to come at you regularly... every Tuesday with a podcast.

Today we're talking about th 5 fundamental rules you must follow if you want to shape your stomach into a sexy flat stomach or even a six-pack.

It's funny because this has to do with a bet my husband and me have going on right now. So that's why we think it's really important to talk about flat stomachs. 

Not to mention the Holiday season is going to be upon us super fast this year. All of these are great rules you can use to make sure you don't get bloated or pack on those mid-section pounds.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am PDT

David Epstein is the author of the Sports Gene... it's a really great book and that's why I wanted to interview him.

In this episode of What The Fitness you're going to learn...

The 10,000 hour rule and it's validity over genetics. This is good news for you if you can put in the time.

What makes women good at sports and fitness in general...

And what are women's downfalls in these areas.

The one racing event that women should compete against men in and beat them in!

When you're most likely to hit your own physical peak and when you'll be your fastest.

When should you have your kids focus on a particular sport. This might surprise you!

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 5:38pm PDT

Dan, my husband, is back in this episode. We catch you up on things happening in our fitness lives including cool things we've read and have done. 

In particular, you will learn about a new study that shows the young generations of today are less competitive. What does that mean if anything?

We also talk about the great six pack bet. However, this is not like any six pack bet you've seen before because the parameters are much different than you would think. I like to call it the empowering six pack bet.

We talk about testing on our bodies. Right now we are in the middle of a nutrition test. Experimenting on your body is a great way to learn how it reacts and what you can do that will really make a difference. 

I hope you enjoy this episode and please leave a five start review in iTunes.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 8:13am PDT

This was a great interview. I ended up loving Yasmina so much... such an amazing woman. I think you'll really enjoy this interview too and you'll get a lot from it that you can use in your diet.

Specifically, you'll learn:

What is a histamine anyway and how does it relate to your diet?

Yasmina's personal story of 20 years going through misdiagnosis before finding and had an anti-histamine intolerance.

How chronic diseases are affected by histamines.

What dietary changes can help the situation and probably help you too!

Plus how to experiment with your own diet in easy and fun ways.

Enjoy this interview!

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:05pm PDT

It's been awhile since my last podcast. Sorry about that. I have some more great interviews lined up. Today's is amazing with Theodora Blanchfield who has lost over 50 pounds and better... she's kept it off. 

She is all about small changes that yield big results. Something I preach too... it really is amazing what one small thing can do on the big scale.

You will learn what her steps were starting her weight loss journey which will really help you if you're starting or if you're in the middle of your own.

Plus you'll learn how not to get caught in the trap of losing weight. How to find your ideal body size and type and then switch to maintenance mode. This is really important and something many women don't talk about enough.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 9:43am PDT

Gluten this and gluten that... you can't enter a grocery store or restaurant of any type without seeing or hearing the word gluten. It might be this generations "fat free" kick.

That's why I had to interview the Gluten Dude. In this revealing podcast you'll learn:

What really is celiac disease, what are the symptoms and why does it take so long to really diagnose?

What's the truth behind the gluten trend and is is really legit? Can Gwenyth Paltrow be behind it all?

How the gluten free trend is hurting those people that can't actually eat gluten...

The truth behind the restaurants that serve gluten free foods...

How you can setup a gluten free kitchen for somebody that really has a gluten intolerance.

Plus more really interesting facts about gluten you probably never knew or have been told about.

Make sure you follow the Gluten Dude on Twitter and listen to the podcast with all show notes at Lifting Revolution.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 8:43am PDT

It's About Fitness First - Random Dan and I Conversations

This was a talk that Dan and I did last weekend. We really enjoy talking together as always we end up talking about all sorts of things. I swear, we try to stay on one topic but then it just goes all over the place.

In this episode we talk about our recent paddleboard expidition... our first time trying stand up paddleboarding. 

We also talk about giving things up for the short term but they not sticking with something that is really good for you.

What our favorite oils are.

And of course what we've noticed with clients both in person and online... that fitness first tends to produce better long term results when it comes to weight loss, strength, and happiness.

I hope you enjoy this episode. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 9:02am PDT

Amanda is a really amazing women who has and is still going through a lot. She is a boot camp client and while this podcast does not deal directly with fitness, she is a super strong women and fitness is a big part of her life. 

What this is about is dealing with and living through an abusive relationship. Amanda has been through a lot to say the least and she really hopes her story can be of help to somebody that might be going through the same thing. 

You'll learn how her dream man when crazy after the wedding and her life spiralled out of control. You'll learn how to deal with that and the progression of an abusive relationship so maybe if you're in a similar boat, you can stop it before it gets out of control.

She shares how you can spot abuse if you have a friend that might be going through it. 

Plus how to help a friend and how to help yourself. 

I hope you really enjoy this episode. It's a heavy topic but a serious one that needs more light.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 5:50pm PDT

Today's episode of What The Fitness is really special and really motivating. It's with Bonnie Lang of She's a in-home personal trainer and a very talented one at that. 

She has such an amazing story of running her own marathon. I mean, not just running one for herself, but running her own marathon. Make sure you listen to this one and you'll see exactly what I mean. 

You're also going to learn:

  • How to know if running a marathon is for you... (you might be surprised at the answer!)
  • The few things that make living a busy life actually more helpful for working out.
  • Why you need to balance this form of training with running to be the best you can be.
  • How to deal with life challenges and unexpected twists you never could have seen coming. 

This is a great interview and I know you're going to love Bonnie. Make sure you visit LiftingRevolution for more great interviews and articles to help you become the best version of yourself... not just being in great shape, but loving your body and life. If you want online personal training with me or access to my workouts then check out

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:28pm PDT

I have such a cool interview for you today. It's with Cora... The Lingerie Addict at

She is so amazing and we had such a great talk. Part of being fit and healthy is feeling beautiful and part of feeling comfortable and beautiful can be wearing some lingerie that makes you feel special. 

In this episode, you will learn about how lingerie allows you to be you which is really so true.

And you'll learn that no matter what size, body type, or shape you are... lingerie can help you feel more confidence and boost your self esteem.

You'll learn how to find the best fit, including a bra which is so important... and finally you'll learn about The Body Snark Free Zone. This is something Cora is very passionate about and I think you'll agree 100%.

Make sure to check her blog out.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:20pm PDT

It's been so long since Dan and I had a good conversation together. We have decided that when we talk now, we'll keep our conversations to one topic rather than go all over the place. I hope this helps you get your training in a better place so you can see better results.

In this episode, we talk about getting started with bodyweight training, when it's good to move to weights and maybe even kettlebells. 

I think this is all about thinking about training differently and to give you some good ideas about how to progress safely and how you don't really need to progress to weights if you want to. But you'll see what we mean.

Enjoy the episode!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:19pm PDT

This is such a cool episode of What The Fitness. I interview a good blogger friend of mine Lindsay Cotter of

In this episode we talked about what it's like being married to a professional athlete... aka... her husband is full time triathlete. This does affect her sanity both good and bad. It's really interesting. You probably are thinking does this make her feel more pressured to workout harder or be more strict on herself? We'll talk about that.

We also talk about following your heart and your dreams which she did and make a huge change. It inspires me to go bigger with my dreams for sure. I will!

We also talked about how to listen to yoru body and know when to take a break. Plus how to have a great marriage by setting goals and supporting eachother. Finally we talk about blogging and why it's so much fun and how to get started.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

We need more kettlebell! Marianne Kane is a kettlebell expert and she has so many great tips about kettlebells and women's training in general. I think you're really going to enjoy this episode. 

You'll learn... How to choose a kettlebell so you get one that will last you a lifestyle and feel good. You are going to learn how to avoid common injuries and how to get started safely. 

You'll learn what weight of kettlebell you should buy first. They are pretty expensive but so worth the investment.

Finally we talk about the best exercises to get started and how you can safely progress with kettlebell training. 

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This episode is one of those random shows where we cover all sorts of different stuff. Our guest is one of our trainers, Ashton. She's an amazing trainer, great motivator, and hyper competitive which is powerful. 

As you'll see she has a lot to say and you will probably relate to her immediately. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:19am PDT

This is a great interview with an amazing trainer and woman, Alli McKee. She lives in Baltimore and she's a great trainer. I love her outlook on fitness, exercise, and living. You are going to love it too. 

You are going to learn about finding something that works for you when it comes to fitnes and nutrition too. Nothing is ever going to be perfect but they can be close based on you.

You will also learn about how not to fall into the trap of following the crowd and doing something just because it's expected or becuase it's the hot new things. This goes with all things like fad diets, paleo, vegan, and even workouts like crossfit, yoga, running, etc...

You can do this by keeping things fresh and doing more fitness classes or getting outside of the classes altogether and doing things that fitness trains you for. Learn to use your body and your new found strength for things outside of the actual exercise class.

Finally, you'll learn that exercise is for more than just your body. It's for your mind and soul. This is something that takes a little longer to find, but you will discover this feeling when you keep working out.

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Okay, it's no shocker that juice cleanses are all the rage these days. I just got through the Blueprint Juice Cleanse and I have to say it was the best one I've done. Granted I've only tested one other, but this one was great. It had calories, it didn't make me feel like I was going to diet of energy starvation, and the juices tasted great.

In this interview - we don't do any real promotion so don't worry about that - Rather we talk about juicing as a whole. What are the benefits? Can you really lose weight on a juice cleanse, should you do one... should you not do one... all the the information about juicing as a whole. 

It's a great interview and I really want to thank Blueprint for doing this with me. Check them out. I like them. 

If you want more from me, then my blog has it all. Also come train with me every week... 24/7... whenever you want to and melt fat through a great diet and awesome workouts.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:36am PDT

This is such a fun interview today with Jenny and Heather of They are vegan chefs and they are so knowledgable... it's insane. You are going to get so many golden nuggets. 

Of course we talk all about vegan cooking tips and tricks to help you be faster and increase taste too. We also really went in deep about how to make a transition to a vegan based lifestyle. 

You are going to learn how Jenny and Heather became vegan themselves. It has to do with their parents but not like you may expect.

You are also going to learn about their amazing cookbook which is a great deal over at I highly suggest you get yourself a copy!

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Strong Butts and Women Strength - Interview With Molly Galbraith

This episode of What The Fitness is another great one... as always. First off, sorry for the echo. We ended up having to use Skype and Skype is known to give issues like this when recording and doing interviews. But the content in this interview is incredibly helpful. 

I talk with Molly Galbraith. She is a business owner and has her own gym now In Kentucky. She used to be a figure competitor, but like me she stopped doing them because of how harsh they were on her body. You'll learn more about that. Make sure you take note of this and why what you see is not always healthy.

We talk a lot about training for women. In particular, strength training and weight training. This is great to listen to because as a woman you need to get into strength training. It does not have to be weights, you can use bodyweight but you must get off that endless treadmill run and do more strength training.

Finally we talk about her butt. She's always gotten compliments about how firm and tight her butt is. She actually has a Twitter account for her butt. Pretty funny and awesome right?

I hope you really enjoy this interview. Make sure you check out the full post on Lifting Revolution and the butt workout I created which was inspired by Molly. Also if you want personal training, then visit and read about Fit Women's Weekly premium. Here you can get workouts, nutrition, and just great training to help you hit your goals.

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This is episode is such a good one. You are going to meet Kyla who is a business owner - personal trainer. She's a figure competitor and really amazing at it too. Take it from me, that is a tough sport and she does it super well. You'll learn about how she trains and what allows her to be successful and not. 

Plus we get into the process of doing figure competitions, the ups and down. While you may never want to be a figure competitor, it's very analogous to life. Ups and downs are part of the process and how you handle both will determine if you continue to move in the direction you want. I think you'll learn a lot from this section.

Finally we talk about nutrition and supplements. Always great information to know about.

Make sure you go subscribe at Lifting Revolution, my blog, and if you want some personal trainer to help you hit your goals then all you need is to check out Fit Women's Weekly

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 10:05am PDT

Don't Be Negative About Yourself - Dove Soap Ad - And Motivation

This is a fun episode of What The Fitness where we bring my hubby Dan back into the mix. In this episode we talk about how you view yourself and we look at it in two different lights. One from a perspective of being negative and how other women do not respond well to that... but then we also look at this from your own perspective. 

Recently there was a Dove Soap campaing that looked at beauty in a different light. It's a pretty good subject and relates very closely with exercise, nutrition, and the base reasons why you workout.

We also talk about how to get and stay motivated to push yourself. We've talked a lot about this in the past, but this is a little different because we talk about events and do you need some type of even to get yourself motivated. What about you?

Plus there is a lot more great stuff going on. Make sure you check out the blog where we consistently post up taining help like our recent 30 different types of plank exercises. This is a great directory to help you build better workouts. 

If you need help training specifically and you want to get in really great shape then make sure you join Fit Women's Weekly. It's my virtual training studio that can help you get fit every week, burn fat, and build that lean muscle to shape the body you want. Get healthy... be happy!

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This is a great interview for this episode of What The Fitness. Mandy Anderson is a certified L.E.A.N. coach and has been dealing with cystic fibrosis for her whole life. She is a true inspiration not just because of that, but also because of the many different set backs she had to deal with in her life. 

She's a health coach now and somebody who I would suggest you add to your reading list. You are going to learn a lot, plus you'll get so motivated knowing that you too can accomplish your goals and get through any tough time you may be dealing with. 

Enjoy the show. Make sure you visit Mandy at her site here. Also check out Lifting Revolution and Fit Women's Weekly for more personal trainer and weekly plans for exercise and nutrition too.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:43pm PDT

I am beyond excited to share with you this interview I did with one of my boot campers, Kim Schofield. I call a lot of women amazing, and trust me they all are. Kim is a special bread of amazing. She's proof that you're capable of making radical lifestyle changes... getting fit and now only fit, but strong and powerful... and she's proof that it's a realization that can set you free. You'll see what I mean.

She was pretty big and not very healthy growing up. She always thought she was stuck in that body, but she soon had a realization that she was not stuck in that body. She had the power to change it and it was not permanent. I think you'll learn a lot about yourself here because you might be holding yourself back by a limiting belief.

Then you'll learn about how she got healthy and amazingily fit. If you could only see her workout, she would blow you away. What's really great is how her husband is part of her team. They got healthy together and continue this amazing journey together. It's shaped them for the better. 

I think you'll really enjoy this and learn a lot from it. Make sure you check out Lifting Revolution where you'll find the best posts daily to help you live healthier, have more fun in life, and be a happier - fitter woman. 

If you want personal help getting the body you deserve then you need to check out Fit Women's Weekly Preium and consider joining. I think it's just the thing you need to realize you are not stuck where you may be right now.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 8:31am PDT

First I want to say that this episode was recorded while I was on the Blend retreat in Park City Utah. I have lots of special guests on this episode... women that I am very blessed to call my friends now. However because of where we recorded and what I was able to bring with me, the audio is low at certain points. I'm sorry about that. I did the best I could.

In this episode, you'll learn about how to get started making the lifestyle changes needed to be really healthy. Finding what works for you and your body and mind. You'll hear the personal stories of these amazing women that make the changes themselves and that lead lives that make them happy. 

You're also going to learn about getting started with exercise and making it part of your life. That's what really separates those women who are forever fit and healthy... they've made fitness and being healthy a centerpiece of their life. 

I hope you enjoy this special episode. Make sure you visit Lifting Revolution for more great content to help you be healthy. Also if you are looking for some personal training and help to make fitness and health part of your life... visit Fit Women's Weekly and learn how I might be able to help you.

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This is such a great episode of What The Fitness. I have the privledge of interviewing Miss Zippy of She is a Mom, a writer, and a certified running coach. Plus she's a wonderful woman and good friend. 

In this episode we talk all about running. Miss Zippy is a believer in natural running so we will definitely talk about that. The more you learn about this the better decisions you'll be able to make to help your running and what shoe is perfect for you. 

We talk about training for an event and really go in-depth about how to set it up and do it. This is very helpful if you're a runner that like to do anything from a 10k or above. Gosh, even if you run 5ks and you're new to them, this can help make sure you have a lot of fun and post good times. 

Enjoy this episode and make sure you subscribe and rate What The Fitness on iTunes. If you love it, definitely give us some 5 star love. Thanks so much. Over the next few days I'll be traveling so there may not be any podcasts posted until next week. Make sure to check out and Fit Women's Weekly for training and programs. 

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 8:35am PDT

This is a fun episode of What The Fitness with just Dan and I. During this conversation we talk about a bunch of different things like...

Why one of our clients, Sherry, is going to be a major weight loss and strength success story. She does something that most women are not willing to do, but it's a good example of what it means to want it really badly. I think you'll learn a lot from Sherry and how she is approaching her weight loss efforts. 

We also talk about why women find guys with guitars more attractive and the gym going guy the least attractive. Plus why verbal motivation is not as effective as you would think when it comes to exercise. However, there is more to this story than you know. 

I really hope you enjoy this weeks episode of What The Fitness and make sure you check out Lifting Revolution for more great fitness and nutrition training and advice. Plus join me at Fit Women's Weekly for weekly workouts and an real training environment so you can burn fat and keep it off forever!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 12:11pm PDT

You've probably never heard of Jess, but she's an amazing woman. She is actually one of my boot campers here in Charleston. She's been a client for a very long time and more importantly, she's an incredible inspiration to women everywhere looking to not to just lose weight, but transform their bodies for strength too.

In this episode of What The Fitness, Jess shares how she lost over 25 pounds in just 12 weeks. She talks about training, tracking her nutrition, and making those daily decisions that really count. 

What's great about Jess is she's not like a celebrity who is paid big bucks to workout and look good. She does it because it's part of her lifestyle and that alone makes her feel strong and great about herself. Remember that!

I hope you enjoy the episode and make sure to check out Lifting Revoluiton for more amazing - daily - posts about fitness, nutrition, and living a healthy life.

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Today's session of What The Fitness is great. I got to Interview Jason C. Brown of He is a true kettlebell expert, functional fitness expert, and movement expert. I love his philosophy on training and I think you'll learn a lot from it too. Make sure you pay attention to how he still gets his training in each day even with an 8 month old baby. 

I hope you really enjoy this episode of the podcast. Please help us out by giving us a 5 start review and if you want more great fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle enhancment information everyday, check out

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This past episode was a longer one and crazy to boot. We talked about all sorts of great things and let the fitness and nutrition conversation go free. We talked about body image a lot including breast augmentation. My husband Dan had some views that are different so forgive him. Ha! 

One thing that was really important was talking about not eating enough food and how that can hamper your ability to lose inches and weight. This is a very common problem for women and fixing it can open the flood gates to better results. 

I hope you enjoy this fun and revealing episode of What The Fitness. Make sure you subscribe and give us a 5 start rating. Also check out for more great information regarding strength training, fitness, weight loss, nutrition, and having fun leading a healthy life!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:38am PDT

I am so excited to bring you this episode of What The Fitness. I was blessed to interview and talk with Gabrielle Reece. Of course you know her as a star volleyball player, gorgeous model, and now amazing Mom and wife to Laird Hamilton.

She has so much to share that can help you with not only our fitness training, but your outlook on life, and going through the many changes. You'll learn what is was like for her to grow up on the Virgin Islands and then going to college. This is when she got serious into strength training and when it became a part of her life and so did volleyball. 

Then we talk about modeling and how you would expect that to change the way she trained. You'll have to see what she said about that. I think you'll be pretty shocked. 

Finally, now that she's a little older with three children and a great husband, has her training changed? You'll find out because in many way it has. Plus you're going to learn about her healthy living outlook now which I think you're really going to love. It's not nearly as strict as you might think and her reasons are great. Definitely something to live by and strive for!

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:58pm PDT

Forced Exercise, Taylor Swift and Diet Coke, Plus What A Calorie Really Is

In this episode of What The Fitness, you're going to learn the truth about what a calorie really is. Is a calorie a calorie or is is not? Plus we'll talk about Taylor Swift and her endorsement of Diet Coke. And we'll talk about being forced to exercise and if it's a good thing for you. Enjoy this episode and please rate our podcast.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

This is a really fun interview with Adrienn Banhegyi. She is literally the best jump roper in the world. Watch her skills and your mind will be blown. Besides her amazing jump rope skills, she has important training tips to share which can help you and your personal ability. Enjoy this one... she is a great woman!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

In this episode you'll meet Nia Shanks at She is an amazing women and all about strength training and weight lifting for women. She is a very strong woman herself and the best thing, she's a very smart trainer. Enjoy this interview!

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

This is another really fun episode where you'll hear about the Bull Dog Challenge which is a military style obstacle race you have to do. It will test everything you're made of. It's great to push yourself to those levels. Plus you'll learn how to handle let down and how to push forward which is the most important thing.

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In this episode of What The Fitness, you are going to meet April Carden. She is a rock star. The pure essence of what hard work and a great attitude can achieve. You'll learn how she pushes herself really hard... past limits that test everything she is made up of. This is great if you are getting started becuase April proves that if you love the process you can achieve anything. I can't wait to see what she accomplishes next!

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In this episode of What The Fitness you'll learn how to go deep in your heart and pull out the passion to hit your body and health goals. This is so important becuase it's so much more than just fitness and nutrition. If you can dig deep, you'll hit all of your life goals and that's what it's all about.

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In this episdoe of What The Fitness brought to you by Lifting Revolution, you'll learn why big chemcial companies are taking over our food supply. This is not a conspiracy but fact. It's pretty scary and it directly affects your health.

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In this episode of What The Fitness brought to you by Lifting Revolution, you'll learn the hidden trugh behind fast foods secret menus. Plus we'll talk about our recent trials with kettle bells. And finally you'll take a deep look at who you are as we look at who we are. It might just help you live a better healthier lifestyle.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

This was the first episode of What The Fitness. In this episode you'll learn a about workout shirts that glow with the heat of your muscles. Essentially they outline which muscles work. Plus you'll learn about tracking with watches, crazy stuff about a Baby Ruth candy bar, and dealing with excuses and not wanting to workout.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT