Fit Phat Chat

Fit Phat Chat

By Christy Ray and Ayanna Parrent
A fun, sassy, non-pc, REAL talk, community podcast about movement, mindfulness, body positivity, joy, health and being well... for EVERY.BODY. Hosted by Ayanna Parrent of B Free Coaching and Wellness and Christy Ray of Zumba with Christy L. Ray. Thanks to Cape Cod Media Center for their technical help and expertise.
Cover art photo credit to: Salty Broad Studios, LLC
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Episode 8.75: More Covid Coping
This is another excerpt from one of our Sunday Fit Phat Fitness "Church" Chats.  We're keeping it real but offering hope too!  Take a listen.  
15:47
April 11, 2020
Episode 8.925: Calling Forth our Higher Selves
This is a bonus episode from one of our recent Fit Phat Fitness "Church" services.  We like to call this the "sermon" and we hope it helps to put life in perspective during difficult and unprecedented times.  We discuss the idea of civilization and humanity.  We discuss using our talents and the opportunity to redefine ourselves at every adversity.  Ayanna discusses her struggle with jokes about alcohol and liquor stores being deemed as "essential" and announces some new recovery yoga classes and check ins that she is starting up as part of the new "temporary" normal that continues to evolve.  We love you.  Peace, love, and light sent your way.  Live Fit, Phat, and FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 
16:31
April 2, 2020
Episode 8.5: Corona Coping
We did a Facebook Live on 3/15/20, the day when we found out that we needed to do social distancing to help control the spread of the COVID-19 on Cape Cod.  But we know that people still need (maybe MORE than ever) movement, mindfulness and joy in their lives as we face these trying times.  Here is an audio excerpt from our LIVE discussion.  We hope it connects with you like it did for us.   Please join our online community:  www.facebook.com/fitphatpham and also www.facebook.com/bfreerockstars Peace, love, and light to you!  We got this!  
27:33
March 16, 2020
Episode 8: Let's Talk about Sex & Part 2 of Jamar Rogers Interview
Show Notes for Episode 8 of Fit Phat Chat:  In this Episode, we discuss lots of topics that seem to somehow always come back to sex.  We will discuss and play back for you our part 2 of interview with musician Jamar Rogers, and do some Listener Love!  You'll want to listen to the end for the blooper reel.  Here is a basic outline of the episode: Introduction  Welcome to Fit Phat Chat... we are a real talk podcast about body positivity, movement, mindfulness and joy. In this Episode  Happy birthday to us!  1 year old.  We introduce Jamar Rogers and play some clips of his music.    Announcements  Ayanna discusses her non profit launch party and her guest speaker:  Laura McCowen... author of We are the Luckiest Interview with Jamar Rogers  Jamar discusses his experience of his sexual identity, his political aspirations, his music, how he knows Katy Perry and his thoughts on chocolate.   Find him on FB, Instagram, Twitter etc... google "Jamar Rogers"   Listener Love In the theme of parenting ourselves, we asked people what kinds of advice would they give themselves or wish they had when they were younger.  We appreciate input from our listeners!   How to find us:  Ayanna (B Free Coaching and Wellness) Christy (Zumba with Christy L. Ray) and Fit Phat Chat     B Free Coaching and Wellness:  www.bfreewell.com     Zumba with Christy L. Ray:  www.facebook.com/ZumbawithChristyLRay     Fit Phat Chat          email:  fitphatchat@gmail.com      FB:  www.facebook.com/fitphatchaT      Twitter:  @fitphatchat      Instagram: @FitPhatChat    Youtube: Closing Comments      Thank you for listening!  "Sending peace, love, and light.  Live Fit, Phat, and Free... bitches!" Bloopers Mentioned in this episode:  Jamar Rogers Twitter: @jsquidward  Facebook www.facebook.com/JamarRogers on Instagram @jamarrogersofficial original photo credit to Salty Broad Studio LLC...  on FB:  www.facebook.com/SaltyBroadStudios
44:26
March 13, 2020
Episode 7: Love Yourself UP and Part 1 of Interview with Jamar Rogers
Show Notes for Episode 7 of Fit Phat Chat:  In this Episode, we discuss Valentine's Day, lead you through a meditation, review the movie "CATS," give a shoutout to the band @ozwaldmusic , interview musician Jamar Rogers, and update you on the BFreeRetreat!  You'll want to listen to the end for the blooper reel.  Here is a basic outline of the episode: Introduction  Welcome to Fit Phat Chat... we are a real talk podcast about body positivity, movement, mindfulness and joy.   In this Episode  We introduce Jamar Rogers.   Ayanna leads us through a brief guided meditation and we discuss being grateful and praying.  We wish everyone a very happy Valentine's Day and discuss how the media influences how we view ourselves.       Announcements  We announce our interview with the FABULOUS singer and human being Jamar Rogers and we give a shout out to Ozwald for their song "Call off the Doctor" which is a song about body positivity and love.  Great job!   How to find us:  Ayanna (B Free Coaching and Wellness) Christy (Zumba with Christy L. Ray) and Fit Phat Chat     B Free Coaching and Wellness:  www.bfreewell.com     Zumba with Christy L. Ray:  www.facebook.com/ZumbawithChristyLRay     Fit Phat Chat          email:  fitphatchat@gmail.com      FB:  www.facebook.com/fitphatchaT      Twitter:  @fitphatchat      Instagram: @FitPhatChat    Youtube: Closing Comments      Thank you for listening!  "Sending peace, love, and light.  Live Fit, Phat, and Free... bitches!" Bloopers Mentioned in this episode:  Jamar Rogers Twitter: @jsquidward  Facebook www.facebook.com/JamarRogers on Instagram @jamarrogersofficial ... Ozwald on twitter:  @ozwaldmusic on Facebook www.facebook.com/Ozwald on Instagram @ozwaldmusic original photo credit to Salty Broad Studio LLC...  on FB:  www.facebook.com/SaltyBroadStudios
59:57
February 13, 2020
Trailer for Episode 7: Interview with Jamar Rogers
Snippet up upcoming interview ... episode 7 is due out on 2/14/20
01:18
January 20, 2020
Episode 6: Trusting the Process: 2019 in review
Show Notes for Episode 6 of Fit Phat Chat:  In this Episode, we discuss Big Red's list of goals and Black Addict's manifestations from the past year (2019) and as URSHER in 2020!  You'll want to listen to the end for the blooper reel.  Here is a basic outline of the episode: Introduction  This episode is dedicated to the memory of Skipper, Christy's beloved dog... and goes out to all who we have loved and lost. In this Episode  We discuss our hopes, dreams, goals, mistakes, struggles and most of all... trusting the process. Listener Love   No listener love this episode but we do love ya! Announcements  We are so exited to announce our first workshop together called "Loving Your Body from the Inside Out" in April of 2020.  We give you a little bit more information about what to expect and challenge you to take the first step to sign up and open your mind to the process.  We also announce our next interview with the FABULOUS singer and human being Jamar Rogers.   How to find us:  Ayanna (B Free Coaching and Wellness) Christy (Zumba with Christy L. Ray) and Fit Phat Chat     B Free Coaching and Wellness:  www.bfreewell.com     Zumba with Christy L. Ray:  www.facebook.com/ZumbawithChristyLRay     Fit Phat Chat          email:  fitphatchat@gmail.com      FB:  www.facebook.com/fitphatchaT      Twitter:  @fitphatchat      Instagram: @FitPhatChat    Youtube: Closing Comments      Thank you for listening!  "Sending peace, love, and light.  Live Fit, Phat, and Free... bitches!" Bloopers Mentioned in this episode:  Memorial music sample: https://freesound.org/people/Hakren/sounds/418442/ original photo credit to Salty Broad Studio LLC...  on FB:  www.facebook.com/SaltyBroadStudios
55:23
January 13, 2020
Episode 5: Fit Phat Mission and Interview with Michael Hayes, LMT of Buddha Body Yoga
Show Notes for Episode 5 of Fit Phat Chat:  In this Episode, you will hear us discuss "body positivity" controversy, hear about our backgrounds, and discuss our missions.  We have a fascinating interview with Michael Hayes who is a LMT as well as a yogi who specializes in "helping large bodies find their center"   You'll want to listen to the end for the blooper reel.  Here is a basic outline of the episode: Introduction In this Episode  We discuss our backgrounds, and our mission and how we found out about Michael Hayes. Interview with Michael Hayes Michael discusses his background, his mission, his journey and his very unique specialty in helping larger bodies "find their center" Body Positivity (BOPO)    An exercise in self love.  Black Addict and Big Red talk about appreciation for our bodies. Listener Love   No listener love this episode but we do love ya! How to find us:  Ayanna (B Free Coaching and Wellness) Christy (Zumba with Christy L. Ray) and Fit Phat Chat     B Free Coaching and Wellness:  www.bfreewell.com     Zumba with Christy L. Ray:  www.facebook.com/ZumbawithChristyLRay     Fit Phat Chat          email:  fitphatchat@gmail.com      FB:  www.facebook.com/fitphatchaT      Twitter:  @fitphatchat      Instagram: @FitPhatChat    Youtube: Closing Comments      Thank you for listening!  "Sending peace, love, and light to you and yours.  Live Fit, Phat, and Free... bitches!" Bloopers Mentioned in this episode:  Buddha Body Yoga:  buddhabodyyoganyc.com  Michael Hayes: flatiron-massage.com   original photo credit to Salty Broad Studio LLC...  on FB:  www.facebook.com/SaltyBroadStudios
59:41
December 26, 2019
Episode 4: Real Talk featuring Blessing
Show Notes for Episode 4 of Fit Phat Chat:  In this Episode, you will hear real talk from us and from the mouth of babes as Ayanna's daughter Blessing joins us in answering life's important questions.  Also hear about our real feelings of anxiety about our journies of revealing our authenticity.  Listening feedback and takeaway tips are also in this episode.  You'll want to listen to the end for the blooper reel.  Here is a basic outline of the episode: Introduction In this Episode Welcome to the world, Thea James... Ayanna's newborn niece!  This episode is dedicated to her. Story Time    Ayanna discusses her real talk struggle with revealing rawness in her recent article that was published in the Chronicle.  Christy reads an excerpt from "Notes on a Nervous Planet" by Matt Haig, called The Beach Listener Love   Thanks to Matt M., a friend of Christy's and a musician who has a band called Bittersweet Machines.  Check out his music!  It's awesome.  https://twitter.com/BitterMachines   We thank him for being a fan and read some great feedback he sent us.  Thanks Matt!   Body Positivity (BOPO)    An exercise in self love.  Blessing talks about her favorite parts of her body.   Blessing Parrent INTERVIEW  Blessing tells us a little bit about herself and comments on important life questions.  We love the insights and innocence and silliness and honesty.   How to find us:  Ayanna (B Free Coaching and Wellness) Christy (Zumba with Christy L. Ray) and Fit Phat Chat     B Free Coaching and Wellness:  www.bfreewell.com     Zumba with Christy L. Ray:  www.facebook.com/ZumbawithChristyLRay     Fit Phat Chat          email:  fitphatchat@gmail.com      FB:  www.facebook.com/fitphatchaT      Twitter:  @fitphatchat      Instagram:     Youtube: Closing Comments      Thank you for listening!  "Sending peace, love, and light to you and yours.  Live Fit, Phat, and Free... bitches!" Bloopers      Mentioned in this episode:    Cape Cod Times article featuring Ayanna and B Free: https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20190922/ayanna-parrent-owner-of-b-free-studio-on-mission-to-change-lives   Matt M from Bittersweet Machines:  https://twitter.com/BitterMachines   Matt Haig, author of "Notes on a Nervous Planet" and "Reasons to Stay Alive" https://twitter.com/matthaig original photo credit to Salty Broad Studio LLC...  on FB:  www.facebook.com/SaltyBroadStudios
46:23
November 12, 2019
Episode 3: Body Positive Music and Interview with Ian Elmore-Moore
  Show Notes for Episode 3 of Fit Phat Chat:  In this Episode, you will hear about Christy's recent experience with body shaming, find out who won our "Listener Love" body positive music challenge, what body parts we love about ourselves ... and last but not least... our awesome interview with Ian Elmore-Moore.   You'll want to listen to the end for the blooper reel.  Here is a basic outline of the episode:     Introduction In this Episode Welcome to the world, Althea Fallon!  Congrats on Ayanna opening her new studio. Story Time    Christy's experience with body shaming at a recent concert Listener Love     We asked listeners to list songs that they thought were "Fit Phat" worthy in order to assemble a body positive playlist for summer.   Congratulations to the three people won passes to our classes and are entered into a drawing for free admission to Ayanna's B Free Retreat in October.    Body Positivity (BOPO)    An exercise in self love.  We ask each other to name something about ourselves that we love about ourselves: mind, body, spirit.  Christy talked about her "rack".  Ayanna discusses her arms.       IAN ELMORE-MOORE INTERVIEW   Ian discusses his background, his business...the Noble Truth Project and shares endless tips and inspiration.  He discusses mindfulness, forgiveness, self esteem, identity, spirituality, and so much more.    The 411      B Free Retreat happening on October 5, 2019 ... save the date... come change your life!  How to find us:  Ayanna (B Free Coaching and Wellness) Christy (Zumba with Christy L. Ray) and Fit Phat Chat     B Free Coaching and Wellness:  www.bfreewell.com     Zumba with Christy L. Ray:  www.facebook.com/ZumbawithChristyLRay     Fit Phat Chat          email:  fitphatchat@gmail.com      FB:  www.facebook.com/fitphatchaT      Twitter:  @fitphatchat      Instagram:     Youtube:    Closing Comments      Thank you for listening!  "Sending peace, love, and light to you and yours.  Live Fit, Phat, and Free... bitches!"  Bloopers  Mentioned in this episode:   Find Ian Elmore-Moore: https://www.nobletruthproject.com/executivedirector .... on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/nobletruthproject/  original photo credit to Salty Broad Studio LLC...  on FB:  www.facebook.com/SaltyBroadStudios  
1:08:36
July 31, 2019
Episode 2: Chafing and Interview with Amanda LaCount
 Show Notes for Episode 2 of Fit Phat Chat:  In this Episode, you will learn why episode 2 has been slightly delayed, why Big Red and Black Addict have bonded over chafing, who won our "Listener Love" quote challenge, why we're okay with not being okay sometimes, and last but not least... our awesome interview with Amanda LaCount.   You'll want to listen to the end for the blooper reel.  Here is a basic outline of the episode:     Introduction In this Episode Why we had a delay and how important the "record" button is. Bonding over Chafing       Story time!   Listener Love     We asked listeners to list a quote that they think is "Fit Phat" worthy.   Congratulations to the three people won passes to our classes and are entered into a drawing for free admission to Ayanna's B Free Retreat in October.  The first three winners will also be entered into that drawing.  Body Positivity (BOPO)    An exercise in self love.  We ask each other to name something about ourselves that we love about ourselves: mind, body, spirit.  Christy talked about chafing.  Ayanna discusses being honest about being okay with not being okay.       AMANDA LACOUNT INTERVIEW   Amanda discusses her past struggles and her more recent successes, how she came up with her body positive hashtag #breakingthestereotype, her encounter with Richard Simmons, how she feels when she is dancing, what she loves about her body, how she handles haters, and some of her dreams for the future.   She's AWESOME! The 411     Learn about who we will be interviewing in our next episode (Michael Hayes from Budda Body Yoga) and learn a bit more about B Free Retreat happening on October 5, 2019 ... save the date... come change your life!  How to find us:  Ayanna (B Free Coaching and Wellness) Christy (Zumba with Christy L. Ray) and Fit Phat Chat     B Free Coaching and Wellness:  www.bfreewell.com     Zumba with Christy L. Ray:  www.facebook.com/ZumbawithChristyLRay     Fit Phat Chat          email:  fitphatchat@gmail.com      FB:  www.facebook.com/fitphatchaT      Twitter:  @fitphatchat      Instagram:     Youtube:    Gratitude     Thanks to our listeners, our class members, our tribe.  Ayanna does a shout out to all her Retreat Planning Volunteers.  Thanks to Amanda LaCount for being such an amazing guest.    Closing Comments      Thank you for listening!  "Sending peace, love, and light to you and yours.  Live Fit, Phat, and Free... bitches!"  Bloopers  Mentioned in this episode:   Find Amanda LaCount on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/AmandaLaCountLive       on Instragram:  https://www.instagram.com/amandalacount    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AmandaLaCountOfficial Website:  http://www.amandalacount.com/ original photo credit to Salty Broad Studio LLC...  on FB:  www.facebook.com/SaltyBroadStudios  
50:57
May 21, 2019
Episode 1: Who and What is Fit Phat Chat?
Show Notes for Episode 1 of Fit Phat Chat:   In this Episode, you will learn who Big Red and Black Addict are as well as why we decided to start a podcast.   Here is a basic outline of the episode:   Introduction Disclaimer Who are We?  What are we about?       Introducing Big Red and Black Addict (embracing our uniqueness)     Body Positivity and Movement     Phat = abundance, Fit = mind, body, soul, but not weight     Shattering Yoga audience stereotypes     The "Weight" talk at the doctors office     Mindfulness and Joy Body Positivity     An exercise in self love.  We ask each other to name something about ourselves that we love about ourselves: mind, body, spirit.   Listener Love     We asked listeners to help us interpret a fortune cookie and the responses were hilarious.  Congratulations to the three people won passes to our classes.  Take Away Tips            Christy and Ayanna each have a small change in mindset/habits that can make a big difference over time.     The 411     B Free Retreat happening on October 5, 2019 ... save the date... come change your life!  Zumba with Christy L. Ray class schedule listing. How to find us:  Ayanna (B Free Coaching and Wellness) Christy (Zumba with Christy L. Ray) and Fit Phat Chat     B Free Coaching and Wellness:  www.bfreewell.com     Zumba with Christy L. Ray:  www.facebook.com/ZumbawithChristyLRay     Fit Phat Chat          email:  fitphatchat@gmail.com          FB:  www.facebook.com/fitphatchaT          Twitter:  @fitphatchat          Instagram:          Youtube:    Gratitude     We want to thank everyone who has encouraged and helped us along the way... including but not limited to... each other, our friends and family (Jason Parrent), our listeners, our fellow "Phatties" ... our vibe tribe, our Zumba squad, "Sushi Club" members, True You Wellness (Reva Joly and Alice Curran), B Free Coaching and Wellness community, Christy's Zumba class members, E for All, Salty Broad Studios, and Cape Cod Media (Jay) for helping us with the technical aspects of developing a podcast.   Closing Comments      Thank you for listening!  "Sending peace, love, and light to you and yours.  Live Fit, Phat, and Free. "  Bloopers Mentioned in this episode:   original photo credit to Salty Broad Studio LLC...  on FB:  www.facebook.com/SaltyBroadStudios
31:41
April 23, 2019