Beyond Fitness with Mel & Bre

Beyond Fitness with Mel & Bre

By Bre Turner & Mel Hammons
We are on a mission to educate and empower others to take charge of their health through real life, practical application. We cut through the industry BS to tell you exactly what you need to know to live a healthy lifestyle without deprivation...and that doesn't involve living on salads and spending hours in the gym.
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Intermittent Fasting: The Pros & Cons
You’ve likely heard of IF or Intermittent Fasting. In this episode we dissect what it is, who should or shouldn’t try it and why it’s not a diet. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness and find us on Instagram! Bre is at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is at @melhammons
44:19
July 14, 2020
Getting your body back after a baby
Maybe you grew and just birthed a human-congrats!! Maybe you’re preparing to conceive or your baby is 10 and the weight is still sticking around...in this episode we talk about healthy ways to head into your pregnancy, food consumption during pregnancy and realistic ways to get your body back afterward. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness and on Instagram. Bre is at @hopefaithgetfit and you can find Mel at @melhammons
45:20
July 10, 2020
What do you do when you hit a plateau?
If you’re on the journey to improve your health you will eventually hit a plateau. In this episode we help you uncover ways to continue tracking progress, how to tell if you really are stuck and ways to get over the jump. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness. You can find us on Instagram too! Bre is at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is at @melhammons
28:53
July 7, 2020
What is Keto?
What IS the Keto diet? Pros and Cons? Is it right for you? Let’s figure it out together. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness. You can also find us on Instagram! Bre is @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is @melhammons
40:32
July 3, 2020
Why 30 Day Ab Challenges Don’t Work
Have you ever done a 30 Day Ab Challenge and were bummed to not have a 6-pack at the end? Find out why and learn more about why these challenges are not beneficial to your long term success. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness. You can also find us on Instagram! Bre is at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is at @melhammons
29:28
June 30, 2020
Carb Phobia is Making Us Fat
Carbs are one of the most debated macronutrients. If you’re on the fence about carbs, we dissect the good, great and not so great carbs. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness. Find us on Instagram. Bre is at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is at @melhammons
34:39
June 26, 2020
Having a Healthy Metabolism
In this episode we break down what having a healthy metabolism means, how chronic restrictive diets and exercise slow it down and ways to increase it. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness. Find us on Instagram! Bre is at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is at @melhammons
34:36
June 23, 2020
Pelvic Floor Strength-What is it & why you need it.
Having a strong pelvic floor is not only for women. In this episode we discuss what it is, why we all need to strengthen it (especially pre and post baby!) and how to do it. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or find us on Instagram: Bre is at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is at @melhammons
29:38
June 19, 2020
Q & A from YOUR suggestions!
We are listening! We have compiled a list from your suggestions and answered them in one episode! From protein bars, recipes, excess weight around the tummy and more... Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness and leave your suggestions for future episodes. You can also find Bre on Instagram at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel at @melhammons
36:02
June 16, 2020
Should you eat before a workout? When is the best time to workout?
With all the conflicting info on eating before or after a workout and what time of day is best to workout, we break it down so you can find what works for you! Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or on Instagram. Bre is at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is at @melhammons
30:39
June 13, 2020
Reverse Dieting 101
Have you heard the term Reverse Dieting? Do you know if it’s right for you? In this episode we lay out the basics and give you the tools so you’ll know if it’s something you should consider. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness. Or find us on Instagram! Bre is at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is at @melhammons
42:32
June 9, 2020
Exercising with Limited or No Equipment
As trainers we hear “I can’t exercise because I don’t have any equipment!” In this episode we break down why that isn’t true and things you can focus on if all you have is your body. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness it find Bre on Instagram at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel at @melhammons
45:52
June 6, 2020
Icebreaker Question Round!
In this episode we ditch the health and wellness hats for a bit and have some fun! Get to know us, laugh with us, do some reflecting! Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or find us on Instagram: Bre is @hopefaithgetfit and Mel can be found at @melhammons
37:31
June 2, 2020
Is the Body Positivity Movement doing what it set out to do?
We should all be able to love the skin we are in, regardless of shape, size, color and everything in between but what happens when a movement is taken to the extreme? Follow us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness and connect with us on Instagram. ▶️ Bre is @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is @melhammons Article referenced: Body Image Campaign from Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mind-your-body/201908/do-body-positive-media-campaigns-actually-work
46:19
May 29, 2020
How to get back on the wagon!
We ALL fall off the preverbal wagon. Sometimes we find ourselves getting drug behind it and unless you have the foundation built, you’re going to have a hard time getting back on. In this episode we talk about getting back up, building a good foundation and few other important things you should know when seeking out professional help. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness! Or find us each on Instagram: Bre is @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is @melhammons
40:03
May 26, 2020
All about that Protein!
Protein-how much do you need? What sources are best for you? Incomplete vs complete proteins and why you need to know the difference. We dig into the importance of protein for everyone and help you decipher how much and what types you need. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness and on Instagram👉🏻@hopefaithgetfit and @melhammons
42:21
May 23, 2020
Why Scheduling, Routine & Saying No Are Part of a Healthy Lifestyle.
Maintaining a routine or schedule is insanely beneficial when searching for that work/life balance. Being over scheduled is almost a badge of honor in our society and it’s not doing us any favors. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or on Instagram! Mel is @melhammons and Bre is @hopefaithgetfit
34:02
May 19, 2020
Eat This, Not That!
We often think drastic changes are necessary when it comes to cleaning up our nutrition. Truthfully, the magic happens when we make small changes and that can start with something as simple as swapping out a condiment. Learn about some of our favorite healthy swaps and be sure to follow our Beyond Fitness Facebook page for more details. You can find us on Instagram too! Bre is @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is at @melhammons
47:32
May 16, 2020
Importance of Sleep
Sleep is one of our favorite things over here...and it should yours too! Magical things happen when you get quality sleep. We know many of you are struggling with quality, consistent sleep these days, especially if you have little people. Find out how much sleep you should be getting, the importance of it and tips to help you get a solid nights rest. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness. You can find Bre on Instagram @hopefaithgetfit and Mel @melhammons
39:19
May 12, 2020
The Importance is Reading Labels & What to Look For.
When you’re cleaning up your nutrition, one of the most important things is to learn how to read labels. In this episode we discuss what to look for, how to interpret what you’re reading and how to make an informed choice. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or on Instagram. Bre is at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is @melhammons
46:27
May 9, 2020
Is a Plant Based diet right for you?
We dive into all the need to knows about the plant based diet to help you make an informed decision. Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or find Bre on Instagram @hopefaithgetfit and Mel @melhammons
38:01
May 5, 2020
How to set Goals & Crush Them!
How many times have you said "I want to lose weight!" or "I'm going to start exercising!" and you start off with the best of intentions but eventually fall short?  You are not in the minority.  The problem is that we don't set up a plan or make sure those goals are actually attainable within the context of our busy lives.   Be sure you're following us over on Facebook at Beyond Fitness for more healthy, real life advice, recipes, workouts and live demos.  There will be a Live dedicated to this episode too!  You can find us on Instagram: Bre is @hopefaithgetfit and Mel is @melhammons
43:51
May 2, 2020
Good & ‘Bad’ Carbs??
Carbs are good! NO! Carbs are bad! So much misinformation surrounding carbs. In this episode we talk all things carbs and why we love them! Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or find us on Instagram @melhammons and @hopefaithgetfit
30:16
April 29, 2020
Nutrition vs. Exercise-Is one more important than the other?
If you had to pick one, which one would give you the most results? They go hand in hand for long term health but one of them definitely outweighs the other. We would love to connect with via Facebook at Beyond Fitness or you can find Bre on Instagram @hopefaithgetfit and Mel @melhammons
37:19
April 21, 2020
Heirarchy of Foods?
If you’re jumping on the healthy train, it can be overwhelming. In this episode we discuss the hierarchy of foods and where your focus should be when cleaning up your nutrition. The EWC app or website is a fantastic resource for helping you find the cleanest options for you and your family. We would love to see you on our Facebook page at Beyond Fitness where we share a lot of what we talk about right here! You can also find Bre on Instagram @hopefaithgetfit and Mel @melhammons
36:36
April 21, 2020
Maintaining is Progress
When life happens (and it always does) it’s important to take a step back and revisit your goals. In this episode we discuss how maintaining is progress and how to help you reframe the way you may be viewing your progress right now. We would love for you to connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness. You can find Bre on Instagram at @hopefaithgetfit and Mel at @melhammons
33:02
April 14, 2020
Our Favorite Time & Money Saving Apps
As busy moms, we are all about saving time & Money. We share some of our favorite Apps & products to help you save! A few of the apps we talk about: AnyList, Think Dirty, Ibotta (use this referral link: l7a5a ). We would love for you to connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or you can find us on Instagram; Mel is @melhammons and Bre is @hopefaithgetfit
28:44
April 14, 2020
Do You Have Picky Eaters at Home?
Learn our tried & true tips for battling picky eaters. It’s important to find what works best for you and your family. The ultimate goal is to help your children foster a healthy relationship with food. While we are professionals in this field, we are also mom’s and get that sometimes, you have to pick your battles. Find us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or you can find Bre on Instagram @hopefaithgetfit and Mel @melhammons
48:36
April 7, 2020
Depression, Anxiety & Exercise
In this episode Bre & Mel share a bit more about their respective struggles with depression, statistics around both and how exercise was a catalyst for battling depression. To connect with us, find us on Facebook @ Beyond Fitness or you can find Mel on Instagram @melhammons and Bre @hopefaithgetfit
44:50
April 3, 2020
What Goes ON Your Skin is as Important as What Goes in Your Mouth.
Eating well is only part of the equation. What we put on top of our skin matters too. From laundry detergent, lotions, soaps, body wash, candles and more....it adds up. Getting your nutrition on track is vital to good health. It’s time to take it a step further! The apps mentioned in the episode are Think Dirty and EWC.  Both are free and are great resources to help the consumer really break down what is in their products. We'd love to connect with you via Facebook at Beyond Fitness or you can Bre on Instagram @hopefaithgetfit and Mel @melhammons
47:58
March 31, 2020
Immune Boosting Tips
In this episode we share the immune boosting staples we both use to keep our family’s in their best health. Now is the perfect time and even of more importance to work on building your immune system! Be sure to follow along our Facebook page for live videos and even more info for all things health and wellness. You can find us at Beyond Fitness or by typing @beyondfitmelbre
28:16
March 24, 2020
To Supplement or Not to Supplement...
In this episode we break down several of the most popular supplements and why you should or shouldn't avoid them. We highly suggest doing your own research but these are the companies we trust and use if/when we supplement.  ---> Legion (protein shakes & pre-workout, Beachbody (for their pre-workout & Shakeology if you need a meal replacement), Organifi and Bulk Supplements (on Amazon). We'd love to hear from YOU!  Find us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or connect with Mel on Instagram @melhammons or Bre @hopefaithgetfit
34:28
March 20, 2020
Healthy Habits during Covid-19
In this episode, we discuss the things we CAN control during these unprecedented times.  Focusing on our health is more important now than ever and while gyms may be closing the food we are accustomed to eating may not be as readily available, there are still so many things we can do to build our immunity, build strength and decrease stress.   Connect with us on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or by typing in @beyondfitmelbre You can also find Mel on Instagram @melhammons and Bre @hopfaithgetfit Grinch Doing Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsvyjePPFRs
46:20
March 20, 2020
The Scale is a B*tch
In this episode, Mel & Bre share their journey's with the scale and discuss the ways in which they help their clients STOP relying on the scale as their sole measure of progress.   We would love to connect via Facebook at Beyond Fitness and invite you to leave comments, feedback and suggestions for future episodes. If you've like to connect with Bre you can find her on Instagram @hopefaithgetfit or at hopefaithfit.com and you can find Mel on Instagram @melhammons or at melhammons.com For the 3D Body Scan we mentioned, visit blendnutritionco.com or check out Blend Nutrition Co on Facebook!
30:11
March 11, 2020
The Best Forms of Exercise
We are often asked, "what type of exercise should we be doing?" In this episode, we break down our Top 3 and why everyone can benefit from them.  If you're looking for more ways to connect with Mel or Bre, check us out on Facebook at Beyond Fitness or...
32:10
March 10, 2020
The All or Nothing Trap
In this episode we discuss the All or Nothing Mentality, the Biggest Loser, the quality of our food, the obesity epidemic and why moderation is a better longterm strategy than a diet full of deprivation.Find us on Facebook @beyondfitmelbre or by...
25:12
March 5, 2020
The Diet Mentality
In this episode we discuss what the true definition of the word diet is vs. how society portrays them or what we think of when we hear the term diet.  We discuss a few of the latest fad diets to help you understand how they work and why they...
14:04
March 5, 2020
Welcome to Beyond Fitness with Mel & Bre
Get to know the faces behind the Beyond Fitness Podcast!  Mel Hammons & Bre Turner have joined forces to bring you the best of all things health, fitness, nutrition and juggling family life between it all.  We dig through the BS to bring you real...
39:27
February 23, 2020