Fit Womens Weekly Podcast

Let's be real and honest! There is this idea that trainers eat chicken and broccoli all day every day.

We also workout every single day of the week for hours on end. 

Or do we?

Because I love this lady and her passion to build confidence for other women, Ashley Drummonds ( and I are back to share our lives as trainers and fitness freaks... we put it all out there. The truth. The pasta, the sweets, the short workouts, everything.

And the best part? We really want others to follow. You don't have to eat salad for every meal. Don't have to tear your body down every day. Listen up!

Get more by visiting and follow along on Instagram @TrainerKindal

Have questions or topics you want to see covered? Email them or share at the links above.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:26am PDT

It's week 3 of our Real Women Talk series with my friend and fellow fitness badass, Ashley Drummonds ( This week let's talk about nut butter and competitive drives.

We're joined with Mee from Mee Eat Paleo.

I'm especially excited for this episode because I've been very open about my high competitive drive yet I think competition can be scary and gets a bad rap. So today, let's break it down and find out why every single person (man and woman) needs to be a little competitive if they want to get any where in life. 

Plus we share workouts, exercise tips and much more!


Hope you like it! For more head over to and follow me on Insta @TrainerKindal 

We have loved doing these so much together, that we plan to continue. So, if you have questions or topics you want to see addressed, shoot me a PM on Instagram or email me.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:58am PDT

It's week 2 of our Real Women Talk series with my friend and fellow fitness badass, Ashley Drummonds ( This week let's talk about trying new things.

It can be tough to try a new gym, form of fitness or even focus on an exercise we're not used to doing often. Trying new can be scary... but guess what? 99% of the time when you're done you'll ask yourself, "What did I have to be nervous about?"

Ashley and I share our own journeys to getting comfortable in the gym... away from the cardio machines! 

Plus, let's talk muscle. And weight lifting. And women. Does lifting make you bulky? It seems this is one concern women still share and it's time we get to the bottom of it!

Hope you like it! For more head over to and follow me on Insta @TrainerKindal 

We have loved doing these so much together, that we plan to continue. So, if you have questions or topics you want to see addressed, shoot me a PM on Instagram or email me.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 10:34am PDT

Let's be real, because that’s all I can be... sometimes we just don’t seem good enough. Especially when comparing to social media. Everyone else seems to have their stuff together and yet, the struggle bus is real. That’s okay, the struggle is real for everyone. There is no avoiding it only pretending.

Because I love this lady and her passion to build confidence for other women, Ashley Drummonds and I have partnered up to share our own struggles, passions and tricks to help build up each other and women all around. So let’s do this... this talk Body Confidence and start embracing what we have and the journey we can take to improve.

Being confidence doesn’t mean accepting, it means accepting each day as we move ahead. From cellulite, to workouts, to stretch marks... we’re getting personal and deep today!

Get more by visiting and follow along on Instagram @TrainerKindal

Have questions or topics you want to see covered? Email them or share at the links above.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:52am PDT

A couple of weeks ago, I took 14 amazing ladies into the mountains for a weekend of hiking, yoga, food and wine. It was an amazing trip and I wanted to recap the experience with you guys! How to do a fitness retreat right. Plus how to stay positive when life isn't going the way you wanted or planned. Life is tough, and while you can't control what happens, you can control how you react. Let's chat.

Make sure to follow me over on instagram @TrainerKindal and leave a review (it doesn't take long) over on iTunes! Thanks friends. Xoxo.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:28am PDT

Katie Uhran from joins me today to talk about creating a life that works for you. How to push fear aside and jump into opportunities, embrace change and do what you need to do to get where you want to get.

Katie just moved to Charleston and we've become fast friends... which I think from listening in you'll think we've been friends for way longer. Enjoy our chit chat and laughter. 

And discover the best of Charleston. We share a lot about this city we both love so much!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:18am PDT

Tina Muir, retired professional runner, opens up on what led her to lose her passion for the spot and how she made the decision to step back. Years of intense training has led Tina to lose her period.

We open up on our personal struggles and what's she is doing to gain balance and health for her body so she can begin the next journey of her life. This podcast is perfect for all women. We can all relate.

Get more at and head over to for show notes and training support. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 12:25pm PDT

Of all the podcast I have done, I don't think I've ever done one on creating a fitness business, let alone talked about being a female entrepreneur. But that's exactly what is happening today. 

Ashley Drummonds, creator of Abs Protein Pancakes, shares her story of being a personal trainer and working her butt off to deciding to spread her passion in a new way. By making pancakes. 

What's the process to create a company? What is the #1 piece of advice for someone thinking about starting their own business? What's the hardest part? The best resources? And more!

It was a privilege to talk with this woman and I think one of the most useful and inspiring podcast to date. Make sure to check out and head over to for show notes and more!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:55am PDT

This week I turn 33. Oh man, just yesterday I was turning 30 and now I'm IN my 30s. It's a rough one. But let's celebrate life and fitness. I'll share my latest and greatest finds, workouts, and tips. While also answer your questions. Like what's the best thing to use to help speed up weight loss? What about caffeine? And more!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:36am PDT

Surround yourself with the best if you want to become the best. Kelly Manzone shares her recent experience at the Arnold Classic with kettlebell competition and mace demos. Plus, we talk aging. What's different when working out in our 30s versus a decade ago? What to keep in mind, how to progress, and how to take a chill pill. Plus much more. This lady is amazing! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:27am PDT

My workout wifey, Alex is back! And boy do we have some things to fill you guys in on. Alex catches us up on her wedding (it will be here before we know it) and we fill you guys in on the insane version of 17.3 we did to fit our training.

Plus, pull-ups and more pull-ups as we have vowed to complete 40 every day of Lent! Sit back, grab a drink and let's chat all things fitness, food and friendship <3

Make sure to subscribe to Fit Womens Weekly Podcast and leave a review! Feel free to ask questions at the blog

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:52am PDT

Personal trainer confessions sounds like I'm doing something wrong.

Instead, I'm just being real and sharing those real truths with you! For example, why muscle ups are sucking the life out of me and why I'm going to hyperventilate for the love of science! Plus more, listen in and then head to for more fun.

Make sure to subscribe to the itunes channel and leave a fun review!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:22am PDT

Who doesn't love the thought of doing cool flips, handstands and tricks? Awaken Gymnastics Studio Co-Owner, Crystal Hatch fills us in. Gymnastics for adults is making an impression and we're talking all things gymnastics today. Learn why every single person would benefit, how to get started, and basic tips on moves like handstands progressions and more. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:32am PDT

So much good catch up talk today! Right now, we're in a social media craze where we are being pushed to love our bodies as they are. And while that's great, FANTASTIC, it doesn't mean we have to accept our bodies. Today I share my own struggle with stress and body changes and how I'm going to be tweaking a few things to help return my body to it's "happy state". We will also talk Crossfit Open! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT

What's the secret to seeing results? How do you break through plateaus? I get this question a lot and I'm sharing today the "not so secret" secret that can help propel you forward with your training. Enjoy!

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

No, I didn't drink the Crossfit Juice, but Jessica Beran did. This masters athlete has made it to regionals multiple times and offers a ton of insight in the Crossfit Open. Plus we chat about her current hiatus from the sport after be stuck on the sidelines from overtraining and under recovering. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 8:49am PDT

Get your head out the gutter! In this episode, learn 10 ways to show yourself love and respect. You can't be completely loved if you don't love yourself, right? We'll also chat about assessment workouts, all things stress and body "puffiness" and more. Listen in to celebrate our 101st podcast!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

Listen in as I answer some of the most intriguing and important questions regarding your fitness and nutrition. Are fitness trackers good for estimating weight loss? Why are you feeling drained at the start of a race? Is the InstaPot worth the $$? And more!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 10:22am PDT

What's really going on in the head of your trainer? On today's show, I have friend and fellow trainer, Lindsay Wright on to share our most honest trainer confessions. What we love most about our jobs, why we can't count to safe our lives and we may even eat crap... more often than you think.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:36am PDT

Yoga and mobility guru Jill Miller shares her passion and knowledge on the importance of trigger ball therapy. What makes Tune Up Balls better than traditional foam rolling? How can you get started and what's the trick to keep going once you  do? Plus... did you know trigger balls may just help keep you looking youthful and wrinkle free?

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

Alex and I are sharing up our latest and greatest workout with you and then going straight into what we really love... food talk! Chime in as we talk about food rewards. Why rewarding yourself with food gets you no where and how to handle cravings during "strict" nutrition times. Plus updates on our goals!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 12:22pm PDT

The Speedgoat, Karl Meltzer, shares his passion for live, adventures, and trail running. Karl recently completed the entire Appalachian Trail in record and shares his drive, tips, and passion with us. What motivated him to go for this a third time? Get the lowdown here! And perhaps you'll be inspired to try something outside of the norm, something that right now makes you nervous or intimidates you. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 10:37am PDT

Sit back and hang out with Alex and me. Today we ring in 2017 by sharing our goals, our first workout of the year and our favorite highlights from our holiday hiatus. Our biggest challenge yet, the 21 day sugar detox kicks off this week and we would love to have you join us! 

Learn more about our goals, why we're kicking the sugar to the curb, and the best cookbooks of the year. Happy 2017! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT

This one gets personal, passionate, and maybe a bit opinionated at times. But it's a good one. Alex and I share our thoughts on trying to start a family and dealing with the thoughts of how our bodies could be changed forever and if we'll ever be able to get in shape post pregnancy... that is if we both can get pregnant. Plus a lot of holiday chat. 

Side note... neither of us are pregnant at this time!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:58am PDT

Lisa Van Ahn is a world class athlete and inspiration to women of all ages through her I Am Initiative. You are more than a job, you are more than a title. Lisa shares how to find your passion and drive in order to build strength and self love. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 10:26am PDT

Dr. Courtney Peterson shares her findings on time focused fasting. Does the time of day that you eat affect the amount of fat your body burns? How it stores sugar? What about exercise? When is the most effective time to get your sweat on and how to fuel for it? Listen in to learn about early time restricted eating and more!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 12:09pm PDT

We're going against 90% of the fitness world today as we share the truth.Do you need to watch what you eat? Do you need to balance your Thanksgiving meal? Do you need to workout before or after your feast? No, that's stupid. Listen in as Alex and I share our thoughts on eating for the holidays and why one day isn't going to destroy your waistline.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:33am PDT

If you want to be stronger, fitter, thinner, whatever... something has to change. In order to life a life of growth, you have to be open to changing. Find out how to make that happen on today's podcast. Your warning? This is a very honest and "real" podcast today! Enjoy.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:31am PDT

Today we have my friend and head trainer of my gym, Lynette, here to share her amazing story. Lynette had always been overweight, but after years of feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious decided enough was enough. She worked hard and lost 100 pounds and has kept it off for a decade. What's her secret and what let her to quit her job as a teacher to pursue her a career in health and fitness?

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:21am PDT

It's that time of year. Bugs are being passed around and there doesn't seem to be enough vitamin C at the drugstores. For those of us that love to exercise, getting sick can bring us down. RN, Alex helps clear the sick air by giving tips on when you should lay low from your routine and when it's okay to push through, even beneficial. 

Plus, great tips on what to do if you end up sick and want to beat it as fast as possible. We of course share what's going in in life, our most recent workout and some Halloween fun! 


As always, thanks for listening in!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:24am PDT

I'm dropping in solo today so share some thoughts, emotions and a few coughs on how to deal with poor races or fitness outcomes. Some things you can control, others are out of your hands. Let's have a heart to heart as I allow my a-type personality to get a reality check! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 10:41am PDT

In this week's episode, Alex and I share our most recent workout PLUs we answer some tough (and awesome) workout questions.

How do you go from exercising because you know you need it to a place where you love it? How do you see the results you've achieved to be kind for your body? How do you keep the motivation flowing so that you don't burn out and give up? 

Plus much more! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 10:14am PDT

Recently Bonnie had a huge half marathon pr (we're talking 5+ minutes) by doing the one thing you should never ever do! Find out what it is! 

Also learn what the #1 mistake is that we've made and that we see with our female clients on a daily basis when it comes to getting results. 

And finally, we take a little fit quiz with one another to end with some fun.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 2:01pm PDT

Todays episode has Alex and I talking all things needed for us to do our best workouts. The brands we're loyal to, the specific pieces of gear we love and more.

We also share our latest workout together and quiz one another on how well we really know each other. This is a hilarious podcast where we really let lose and give some great tips and suggestions! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:52am PDT

Together these two women have lost over 150 pounds and are hear to share their stories. What was the ah-ha moment that lead each to realizing something HAD to change. Both were athletes, what caused both ladies to gain weight? And what's worked for them to stay motivated, competitive and in the best shapes of their lives?

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:09am PDT

In this episode, Alex and I talk about the tricks we use to push ourselves during workouts when we're working out together and alone. Use these tricks with your own workouts. Also get the DL on our goals, how we each approached the 240 Burpee Workout and the taste test results are in for the new Quest Bar Flavor: Blueberry.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:06pm PDT

Master StrongFirst Instructor, Coach Karen Smith shares her love of kettlebell training by giving some tips to getting started, tips to improving and what its like to be coached under the top kettlebell guru in the country. 

We also have a passion for staying mentally strong as well as physically strong so excuse us as we dive into how to stay positive when life is tough. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 11:18am PDT

In this episode, meet my training partner and workout wifey, Alex. She's strong, hilarious, amazing and I'm thrilled to have her on the podcast today. 

Learn more about both of us as well as our current training goals and workouts!  

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

Today's guest is my husband and partner, Dan. Being a trainer himself, we talk about our current goals and how we try to inspire our clients to set their own goals and take action. 

What are we currently working on together and why has it taken so long for us to record a podcast? It's all explained here! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 12:48pm PDT

Heather Faas is an amazing powerlifter and friend. She shares her recent adventure of going to The Arnold. What it felt to be in the room with Arnold, what could have been different with training and how she'll improve to lift heavier. Plus how to overcome being a little "different" compared to other competitors. Not quite having "the look". All women should listen!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:29am PDT

Stop The Thyroid Madness author, Janie Bowthorpe, shares her passion and knowledge regarding thyroid and adrenal health. Specifically as it relates to overtraining and fitness women women.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 9:05am PDT

Taylor Kiser, blogger behind the popular Food Faith Fitness Blog shares her struggles with food. What helped her successfully beat anorexia at the age of 14 and how food continues to play a struggle in her life while running a highly successful food blog. 


Plus get tips on building a blog, food photography and so much more!

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 5:29am PDT

Personal trainer and life motivator, Bonnie Lang talks fitness, living her fitness and finding a balance mentally and physically. It's okay to not give fitness 100% effort. Find out why Bonnie has changed the way she looks at fitness and her body. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 9:39am PDT

Amanda Brooks is one of the top rated running blogs on the web. She knows her stuff. 


In this podcast, we answer your biggest questions: 

What fuel to use and when? Is real fuel vs Gus an issue? 

What to eat the night before a long run or race? 

Is there a difference in how a store analyses your run? 

How to make the last few miles not so ugly? 


And more! Tune in! 

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:10pm PDT

Heather Faas is a ranked bodybuilder with something to prove. You can be strong, very strong and still look feminine and beautiful. Find out how this mom of 2 found strength lifting and what she does to get in competition shape.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:07pm PDT

Anne, a registered dietician and the blogger behind shares her tips on balancing life, creating a business and eating healthy. How to create a balanced nutrition program even if you don't like cooking.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:03am PDT

How are you supposed to simply wake up and love your body? You're not. Bonnie and i share our struggles and how our views on our body image have changed over time. What ah ha moments have led us to accepting our bodies while not allowing us to stay stagnant. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 1:05pm PDT

Ashton and I sit down to discuss whats holding us back and what we could do different to improve. Basically, we want to be good at so many things we're not good at anything. Here's what we're doing to correct it. It might help you!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:16am PDT

Misty Wong has backpacked some of the best trails in the world, the Appalachian Trail, John Muir and even spent her honeymoon in Patagonia. She is an amazing trail runner and all around adventurer. Listen for her tips and tricks for surviving! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am PDT

Dr Bruce Fife is on the show today sharing the real truth about coconut. Will it lead to weight gain? High cholesterol? Is swishing it in your mouth for 20 minutes (oil pulling" really great for you? Find out in the podcast today!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:39am PDT

Kristen from Bearfoot Theory shares her passion for adventure and living her fitness by sharing her John Muir trip. How can I prepare as we plan to tackle the 215 miles this year. 

What happens when you don't shave, wash your hair and look at just one person for days on end? How does the trail inevitably change you to appreciate life more? 

It's all here!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:42am PDT

As a full time student, model and a member of the US Bouldering team, Sierra Blair-Coyle is busy, really busy. How does she balance training, work, study and a life? Take notes friends. 

And enjoy tips on getting started in climbing, no matter where you live! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:57am PDT

Jens Jakob Andersen is a competitive runner and satistician behind the website After compiling thousands of race splits, his research discovered some crazy facts about running when it came to opposite sexes.

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

Nicole Studer shocked not just the ultra trail running world but herself last month when she set a new 100 mile American Trail record! In this podcast, she shares her tips for training and how she got into ultra trail running while holding down a full time job.

Thinking about running a new distance? This can help!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:04am PDT

What is it about the paleo diet that people love? Why can't paleo followers eat peanut butter? Nuts? Dairy? And are they really after trying to eat the way our ancestors did? 

Find out in todays podast as blogger and author, Melissa Joulwan, shares her paleo experience and comes clean that it's okay not to eat paleo 100% of the time! Best recipes, tips on starting out and more! 

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

Dr. Rania Mekary, a Harvard Researcher, shares her findings on a 12 year study in which she sought to find which was better for the waist circumferance: weight training or cardio?

Also learn more about natural muscle loss and how to prevent it. Why working out causes you to eat more? And what is the best way to test your body for improvements?

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 8:43am PDT

Corinna Coffin isn't your normal college senior. She placed 2nd in the World Spartan Race Championship after being in the sport for less than a year. 

A true athlete with the coolest personality, Corinna opens up about her training, nutrition, boyfriend and more. It's like sitting down to coffee to catch up with a friend. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:50am PDT

Rob, owner of Sizzlefish joins us today to discuss all things fish and nutrition.

Why should you eat fish instead of taking an omega 3 supplement? 

What's the difference between wild and farmed fish? 

What health benefits can you expect and how often should you enjoy a fillet? 

And finally the very important... 

Why is salmon pink? Question is answered! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 2:14pm PDT

Trainer and nutrition expert, Krissy Mae Cagney is my special guest today discussing proper workout nutrition, weight loss nutrition and more. What is so special about some proteins, why and why shouldn't you use supplements? 

Gnarly brand ambassador and owner of the fitness brand Doughnuts and Deadlifts, Krissy Mae is a source to listen to. Fun and extremely informational!

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 3:51pm PDT

Australian model, Meaghan Kausman, recently woke up to discover photos of her had been photoshopped to transform her body into a much  more slender, unrealistic figure. The image most media wants us to believe is idea.

How did she handle it? Not by shrugging her shoulders. 

Listen to learn the tricks to being in control of your emotions and being the strongest woman you can be. 

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 2:52pm PDT

Iron woman and registered dietician, Kimberly Schwabenbauer shares her training secrets to be the best athlete she can be. As a woman, how should you eat for training, or even general workouts? 

Plus, how to find passion, drive, and energy to push the boundries of what you think you're capable of. 

Important for all women! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm PDT

Oh dear. Hold on because Dan is back on the show with me. Sure, he can be a pain sometimes, but it's much better to bring in that conversation and alternatve view.

We'll need it this episode because it's all about the craziness of fitness and (in this case) weight loss in the news.

You'll learn why the Fit Bit and other fitness tracking devices are leading more people to gain weight, not lose it. 

How you should track your fitness if you really want to get some meaningful data out of it. 

How your view of exercise and movement impacts how much you eat afterward. This is closely related to those fitness devices. 

Why exercise might be more important than the food you eat when it comes to weight loss. 

Plus a lot more. I would love to hear from you so make sure you visit the blog and leave some comments. 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 4:29am PDT

Why are we so afraid of a little muscle? What's holding us back, as women, from getting the body we want and the strength we need to be independant and strong? 

Find out on this podcast as I explain the different levels of strength training, where you should be, and how to train so that you will not bulk up. 

No bulk! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:49am PDT

Dr. Isabel Bosso, a certified Physical Therapist shares her training tips on preventing aches and pains from happening. 

Plus, how to handle muscle soreness so you can continue on with your workouts and how to tell the difference between something to push through and something to see your Dr. or PT about. 


Don't be stupdid with exercise. Listen to this podcast for help! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 7:49am PDT

Diet bet companies are popping up, Biggest Loser,,, and tranformational contests are every where.

Does getting paid to lose weight help? Is it going to help keep the weight off? 

Learn the 5 reasons why incentives are a bad idea and what can be changed to make them work in your favor.

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 5:26am PDT

Often times we let fear stand in our way of becoming our best selves.

There are really only two types of fear in this world, and you need to know which of the two holds you back.

Discover how to be successful and why you are powerful beyond measure. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am PDT

Today we discuss the importance of clean eating and dirty eating. 

Find out if you're due for a cheat day and why it's going to help you live a healthier, happier life. Even if you're trying to lose weight.

If you find yourself relating to these 7 signs (any of them) go eat some junk today! 

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Category:Fitness for Women -- posted at: 6:01am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am PDT

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.

Direct download: confessions-of-trainer.mp3
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. 

Direct download: dilia-podcast.mp3
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!

Direct download: what-the-fitness-54.mp3
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.

Direct download: what-the-fitness-53.mp3
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. 

Direct download: what-the-fitness-50.mp3
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.

Direct download: what-the-fitness-49.mp3
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.

Direct download: what-the-fitness-47.mp3
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.

Direct download: what-the-fitness-44.mp3
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!

Direct download: what-the-fitness-43.mp3
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.

Direct download: what-the-fitness-42.mp3
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!

Direct download: what-the-fitness-38.mp3
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!

Direct download: what-the-fitness-36.mp3
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.

Direct download: what-the-fitness-35.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 9:43am PDT