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Go Hard Chick

Go Hard Chick

By Kristal Holmes
Perfect for busy professionals, hard-working moms, and anyone who would like their health, fitness, and wellness questions answered by a like-minded individual, Go Hard Chick is a health and fitness podcast for women. Equal parts inspiration and information, the podcast covers topics from healthy eating to disease prevention to motherhood. Host Kristal Holmes brings a level of intensity to everything she
does, from her fitness regime to her work as an attorney, earning her the nickname the ‘Go Hard Chick’. The self-proclaimed fitness junkie motivates women to live healthier and fuller lives.
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Improving the Health of Black Women with Dr. Cedrina Calder, M.D.
In Episode 21 I am joined by Dr. Cedrina Calder, M.D., also known as the Fit Doc. Dr. Calder is a public health physician and fitness pro based in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her residency training in preventive medicine and Master of Science in Public Health degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Calder is passionate about disease prevention and serving the underserved. In addition to her career as a physician, Dr. Calder is a professional bodybuilder. By utilizing her health and wellness expertise, she is dedicated to educating the public on how to improve and maintain their health. In this episode we discuss several issues Black women face in maintaining optimal health, including racism and implicit bias in the medical profession and the chronic diseases which tend to disproportionately affect Black women.  We discuss how diet and exercise play a key role in maintaining our health and we discuss the importance of health literacy and the need for women to  be advocates for themselves when managing their health. Connect with Dr. Calder Facebook:  Fit Doc   Instagram:  @fitdocofficial  Website:  https://drcedrinacalder.com/ Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit All content is created for informational purposes only. This is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast.
51:17
February 22, 2021
Attitude of Gratitude
EPISODE 20: Attitude of Gratitude I am so thrilled that I have reached Episode 20! I am thrilled and grateful. So, in celebration, I bring you a quick podcast about the benefits practicing gratitude. If you enjoyed this episode, or the podcast in general, please consider leaving a rating and review. Doing so really helps to keep the podcast going! Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit
08:43
December 14, 2020
Know your Worth: Understanding Celibacy with Kimberly Diamond
In Episode 19, I am joined by Kimberly Diamond. Kimberly is a Life Coach and Holistic Health Coach. In 2010, Kimberly launched her business KIMestry, LLC with the mission of educating the community on the benefits of knowing their worth, holistic living and to mentor and empower women through beauty, health, holistic living, faith, encouraging women to remain celibate until marriage. Her mottos are "Know Your Worth" and "Feed Your Body Life".  She honors her commitment to God by cherishing her body as a temple by remaining celibate for the past 15 years while exhibiting patience and strong beliefs. She believes that women should keep their virtue because the soul ties of different men are hard to break.  Kimberly encourages all women to trust God, feed their temples life, and DON’T SETTLE in their journey of being single and to remain celibate until marriage. In this episode we discuss: · What is celibacy? · Is celibacy the same thing as abstinence? · Can you engage in any physical activity at all? · Is celibacy always motivated by religion? · Why do people choose to be celibate? · The benefits to being celibate. · Are there any downsides to being celibate? Connect with Kimberly Diamond: Email: KIMestrywellness@gmail.com Website: https://www.kimestrywellness.com/ Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit
58:26
November 30, 2020
Wellness and Giving to Others
Go Hard Chicks, in Episode 18, I share how being in service to others, not only helps the recipient, but helps you as well!  In order to be on a true wellness journey, we must work on our mental health and being in service to others helps us keep our minds and spirits in check.   Research has shown that participation in voluntary giving "is significantly predictive of better mental and physical health, life satisfaction, self-esteem, happiness, lower depressive symptoms, psychological distress, and mortality and functional inability." -VOLUNTEERING AND HEALTH BENEFITS IN GENERAL ADULTS: CUMULATIVE EFFECTS AND FORMS. Giving does not have to be complicated.  In fact you can give by: Saying thank you to someone for something they’ve done for you. Phoning a relative or friend who may need support or company. Asking a colleague how they are and really listen to the answer. Offer to lend a hand if you see a stranger struggling with bags. Go Hard Chicks, I challenge you to find ways that you can engage in simple acts of kindness in your daily lives.  Doing so helps not only you, but the universe.  Doing for other is medicine for the soul!  Connect with me:  Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick  Website: www.gohardchick.com  Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit  Facebook: Krisalise Fit
12:25
November 2, 2020
Managing Anger with Dr. Tiffany C. Pope
In Episode 17, I am joined by Dr. Tiffany C. Pope, PhD, LPC, NCC who is a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, and Consultant. In her practice, Cultivating R.O.O.T.S. Counseling and Consulting, she helps her client's learn to grow in their relationships outcomes, and enhance opportunities to transform their self-concept.  She has a passion for helping others by providing a warm, safe, comfortable environment where you can truly be yourself. Some of her specialties include working with teenagers, young adults, and military families.  Dr. Pope does not subscribe to a particular counseling model because she doesn’t believe in a "one size fits all" approach to meeting her client's individual needs. Instead, she uses her instincts and professional training to help children, families and individuals look at their lives with a fresh perspective.  October is World Mental Health month.  In exploring this topic of mental health, I realized that I have been seeing an increasing number of people who are angry.  In this episode, we take a deep dive in discussing anger management, it's possible causes, management, and how to deal with others who may be suffering from anger issues.  Candidly, I share some of my own issues with anger management and dealing with the anger of others.  This almost became a mini therapy session for myself!  This was a great episode we can all benefit from in our continued quest to live happier and fuller lives.  Connect with Dr. Pope: Email: cultivatingrootsllc@gmail.com Website:  https://tiffanypope.wixsite.com/cultivatingroots Phone:  (706) 231-2008 Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Kristal Holmes disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or non-direct interest in products or services referred to herein. If you think you have a medical problem, consult a licensed physician.
53:50
October 12, 2020
Understanding Infertility with Dr. Obehi Asemota, MD
In Episode 16, I am joined by Dr. Obehi Asemota, MD who is the founder and medical director of Hope Fertility; a fertility clinic located in the Metro Atlanta area. She specializes in all aspects of reproductive medicine, including fertility preservation (egg and embryo freezing), in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection, LGBTQ+ reproduction, ovulation induction, third party reproduction, and recurrent pregnancy loss. Her practice is focused on working with couples who are struggling with infertility, to assist them in building a healthy family by empowering and educating them on all available fertility treatment options. Issues we discuss: · Causes infertility in women · The importance of a healthy lifestyle and fertility · When should a couple or woman get an infertility evaluation · Chances of having multiple babies · How long do fertility treatments take to work · The success rate of fertility treatments Connect with Dr. Asemota: Website: https://hope-fertility.com/ Phone: (404) 401-5055 Email: info@hope-fertility.com Instagram: @drobehiasemota Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Kristal Holmes disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or non-direct interest in products or services referred to herein. If you think you have a medical problem, consult a licensed physician.
47:36
September 28, 2020
Empowerment for Creative Journeys: Ignite your true expression in your art, business and life with Dara Grimes, MSW, LCSW
In Episode 15, I am joined by Dara Grimes a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, counselor and founder of A Better Mind, A Better Me, LLC. She engages her clients and addresses their diverse needs by cultivating a relationship of trust that is committed to problem solving. Dara firmly believes in honoring and observing discretion and care for the mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of her clients. She counsels them to actively transform their thinking and perspective to actualize what they deem impossible – whether it be overcoming anxiety, hopelessness, depression, relational challenges or fear. Dara combines her 15+ years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker, both for the U.S. Military and in private clinics working with families and youth, and incorporates what she gleaned from her 14+ years as a tour manager in the entertainment industry to advise her clients in confidently managing their daily life challenges in a healthy way. I have known Dara since we were infants. I have watched her grow from being a little girl to a powerhouse tour manager for artists such as Baby Face and Jennifer Lopez, just to name a few, and later become a social worker. We grew up in Gary, Indiana and attended Emerson Visual and Performing Arts as children. In this episode we discuss our creative backgrounds and growth and careers through the years. We address how you can combine both a traditional career with a creative one. This episode is all about empowerment and encouragement. Before you can know who you are, you need to discover what is true for you in your own heart and true authentic self. Learn to listen to your own inner knowing and creative impulses and nurture this relationship. You must know who you are, what lights you up, what your needs are and be able to communicate them. Learn to follow this voice and take action on it. Once you identify your passion or goals, you have to commit.  Until there is commitment there will always be hesitancy. And hesitancy and doubt keep us stuck in excuses and sabotaging success by believing we aren’t worthy enough to live our deepest heartfelt yearnings and dreams. Connect with Dara Grimes: Email: arad.grimes@gmail.com Phone: (703) 647-3678 Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit
54:56
September 14, 2020
Medical Cannabis Demystified with Dr. Felecia L. Dawson
Dr. Felecia L. Dawson has practiced holistic gynecology, integrative and functional medicine for over 30 years. She was acknowledged by Essence Magazine as one of the leading female obstetrician gynecologists in the nation. In December 2016, Dr. Dawson closed her medical practice, Women for Women, to focus on advocating, educating and consulting on medical cannabis full-time. She is the first physician in Georgia to join the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. This organization was founded by, Dr. Tod Mikuriya, the grandfather of the medical cannabis movement in the United States. She works with multiple grass root organizations to decriminalize this amazing plant that has been used for millennia by humans as food, medicine, fiber and more. Currently, Dr. Dawson offers online educational consultations regarding holistic gynecology, medical cannabis and CBD. Connect with Dr. Dawson: www.doctorfelecia.com Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Kristal Holmes disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or non-direct interest in products or services referred to herein. If you think you have a medical problem, consult a licensed physician.
47:12
August 31, 2020
Burnt Toast: 5 Ways to Reduce Stress Naturally
Go Hard Chicks, a lot has been happening lately, and I have been stressed out!  I am feeling overwhelmed by virtual schooling and working.  And I realize that I have been doing way too much all at one time!  Burning toast EVERY day has become the norm for me. Why? Because I keep trying to multitask to the maximum instead of simply waiting the minute or two for the toast to cook. This episode is about how we all need to slow it down and take time for ourselves.  I discuss 5 ways we can reduce stress naturally: 1.  Go outside and exercise 2.  Practice deep breathing 3.  Reframe your thoughts 4.  Practice gratitude 5.  Play music Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit
14:01
August 17, 2020
Nutrition Talk with Dietitian Alicia C. Simpson
In Episode 12 I am joined by Alicia C. Simpson, MS, RD, IBCLC, LD. Alicia is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant and registered dietitian specializing in maternal and pediatric nutrition. The executive director and founder of the nonprofit Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support, she provides nutrition and breastfeeding education to mothers. She has written three cookbooks, including Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alicia has an unparalleled passion for nutrition that led her to found Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support, Inc. in 2012. This passion started early in life as a child growing up in the agricultural town of Fresno, California.  Her parents raised her with an appreciation for health, nutrition and the importance of fueling your body with wholesome foods. Alicia moved from California to Virginia to her “home by the sea” Hampton University to pursue a degree in Marketing. After graduating from Hampton University Alicia entered corporate America as a saleswoman. Although she excelled in her career, she felt something was missing. An avid reader since her childhood, Alicia dove head first into any book, article, blog, or scientific journal she could get her hands on that dealt with public health and nutrition. Finally, Alicia decided to make the shift from a corporate sales career to that of public health and nutrition earning her Master’s degree in Nutrition from Georgia State University as well as her second bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Georgia State University. Alicia has a burning need to answer the “why’s” in life and her question of “why do African American mothers have the lowest rate of breastfeeding in the United States?” fueled the research behind her master’s thesis and spurred her involvement in the field of lactation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mentioned in the Episode: Unicorn Salt:  https://beautiful-briny-sea.myshopify.com/products/magic-unicorn ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams  by Matthew Walker PhD Purchase Alicia’s books from Amazon.com: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food: 150 Down-Home Recipes Packed with Flavor, Not Calories ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food: 65 Everyday Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Over 150 Great-tasting, Down-home Recipes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Boost Your Breast Milk: An All-in-One Guide for Nursing Mothers to Build a Healthy Milk Supply ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Quick & Easy Vegan Celebrations: 150 Great-Tasting Recipes Plus Festive Menus for Vegantastic Holidays and Get-Togethers All Through the Year ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Connect with Alicia: Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support http://peapodnutrition.org/about-pea-pod/team/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeaPodNutrition/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peapodnutrition/ Connect with me: Website:  gohardchick.com Email:  kristal@gohardchick.com Instagram:  @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook:  Krisalise Fit
55:08
July 27, 2020
Mental Wellness for the Busy Woman with Dr. C.C. Williams
In Episode 11, I am joined by Dr. C.C. Williams to discuss the importance and benefits of therapy for the busy woman. Women have always had challenging lives, but now that we are in the midst of a pandemic, our lives have become much more complex. Dr. Williams provides tips and suggestions for women, mothers, and new mothers and how therapy and exercise can improve our mental wellness. Dr. Williams is a licensed psychologist and she also holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Therapeutically, her goal is to create a warm, kind and safe environment where her clients can achieve balance. Her education and experience have allowed her to work with clients experiencing difficulties in transitioning from high school, college/graduate school or a career, relationship issues, issues of identity (ethnic, sexual and professional), sexual abuse, obtaining and maintaining greater independence from parents or spouse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, social fears, addiction, diversity, divorce, parenting, communication skills, spirituality, health & fitness and self-development. Dr. Williams  believes therapy is a wonderful addition to most everyone’s life, as it helps us get to know ourselves better, address hang-ups, make healthier and more authentic decisions and position ourselves overall, to be in better relationships and life circumstances. Connect with Dr. Williams: Atlantainnovativecounseling.com drcc@ Atlantainnovativecounseling.com Telephone: 770.293.1950 Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Kristal Holmes disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or non-direct interest in products or services referred to herein. If you think you have a medical problem, consult a licensed physician.
56:14
July 13, 2020
Relax and Release: An Interview with Sexologist Marla Renee Stewart
In Episode 10, I am joined by Sexologist, Sex Coach, Speaker and Author, Marla Renee Stewart. Go Hard Chicks, this episode is not safe for work or for our little one’s ears. So, if you are a momma like me that likes to listen to podcasts while driving with the kids in the back seat, this episode is not the one to do so! Now, this does not mean that you should not listen. Our sex lives are an important aspect of our wellness journey and this episode is important if you wish to improve your sex life or want to learn about how a sexologist can benefit you. Marla Renee Stewart is a professional sexologist, intimacy/relationship/sex coach, speaker, and author. She is the owner of Velvet Lips, a sexuality education company, as well as Contract Liberation, a company focused on research for non-profit groups. As a Lecturer at Clayton State University, she teaches Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. As the Co-Founder of the Sex Down South Conference, Marla aims to bring diverse groups together to learn and share their experiences in the essence of being authentic and fostering sexual liberation across communities. Marla has studied human sexuality for over 19 years, has educated over 20,000 people in over 13 years, given over 400 workshops, and have served over 100 clients in her private practice, all around the world. She has had her influence in the media, as well; she has written over 200 articles, featured in over 20 magazines and books, and has been on over 30 podcasts and independent television shows. She was featured on Netflix’s Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, and filmed as a sex expert for Personal Injury Court and Bad Girls Club: Atlanta. In addition, she also sits on the Boards for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! and the Diverse Sexualities and Research Education Institute. She co-wrote her first book, The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay (2020) with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly and is currently writing a chapter and co-editing An Intersectional Approach to Sex Therapy, coming in 2021. Connect with Marla: www.velvetlipssexed.com www.sexdownsouth.com Instagram: @VelvetLipsSxEd @sdscon @1marlastewart Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VelvetLipsSxEd Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit
40:08
June 22, 2020
Black Trauma: Using Our Voices to Effectuate Change with Kettisha Jones and Demetra Ford
EPISODE 9 Recognizing pain and trauma and addressing it head on is an important part of our wellness journey. The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor has forced many of us, including myself, to reflect upon our lives and how the constant and systematic mistreatment of Black people has shaped us as people. The systematic racism has shaped many of us into who we are today and how we move and live within this world. It is an added burden to our existence as Black people, that whites simply do not share. In this special episode, I share how racism has affected my life and I have invited Kettisha Jones and Demetra Ford to share their experiences as Black women living in this current environment. I hope this episode inspires you to reflect within and share your trauma with others however you deem fit and mobilize and take action to effectuate change.  And remember one way to take action is to vote and be counted! If you are a non-Black person, who cannot relate to the Black experience, this is a great episode to give you a glimpse of what three Black women deal with on a daily basis. Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Leave a Voice Message:  http://speakpipe.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit
19:25
June 8, 2020
FINANCIAL WELLNESS: The ONLY Way We are Going to Make it with Jennifer McReynolds
EPISODE 8 Go Hard Chicks, wellness does not just include being physically fit. It also includes financial wellness. To that end, in Episode 8, I am joined by financial expert, Jennifer McReynolds. Jennifer is extremely passionate about helping both men and women achieve financial fitness. But, Jennifer is particularly passionate about helping women -  because women face unique issues regarding their finances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ This is such an important episode that I am particularly passionate about because, as a divorce attorney, I see people at their worse and many of my clients find themselves in really bad financial situations. But, Jennifer has some very valuable tips in this episode to help you begin to take control of your financial future. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  In this Episode, Jennifer discusses how the wage gap adversely affects women and what we can do about it; the effects of divorce and how to properly deal with finances in marriages; the issue of life expectancy and health care costs as we age; and planning for the unexpected - including life insurance, the importance of having a will, and planning for unexpected expenses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀  Mentioned in this episode:  Why women pay 20% more for health care in retirement  Own your worth: How women can break the cycle of abdication and take control of their wealth  Ten Facts About Women & Caregiving ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀  Connect with our guest: Phone:  (678) 698-9400   Email at jsmcreynolds@gmail.com Connect with me:  Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick  Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit  Facebook: Krisalise Fit
46:45
May 26, 2020
Girlfriend Chat with Courtney Townsend
An important part of the wellness journey for women is cultivating friendships with other women and sharing with each other. In this episode I have a girlfriend chat with Courtney Townsend, who describes herself as “a big-time lover, a believer in the power of food, a soul stirrer, a good mama, a full belly giggler, and an eternal adventurer.” We discuss everything from food, kids, coping with anxiety, and the current state of affairs in dealing with the new normal of quarantine life. Courtney is a chef, Wellness, Lifestyle, & Wholeness Coach. Her professional ventures include a multi-course catering company, commercial acting, real estate restoration, curation of a cultural festivals and culinary stage production. Her life tenants are motivational flexibility, daily education, and phoenixing (rising and recreating oneself) which have fueled her throughout her career as a Culinary Arts Professor and an entrepreneur. Courtney wholeheartedly believes that all transformation is possible if you start from the place of “I love myself.” Connect with our guest: Instagram: @Courtneys_Fixx  @Courtneysfoodfixx www.courtneysfixx.com Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit
59:22
May 18, 2020
Creating a Healthier Lifestyle with Farm to Table with Menia Chester
Episode 6 In this episode I discuss creating a healthier lifestyle with Farm to Table with guest Menia Chester.    Menia is a chef and educator who is dedicated to teaching people through cooking and nutrition education how to make better food choices and prevent chronic disease.   She works closely with leaders throughout United States in an effort to solve issues surrounding leadership development, farming, community gardening, hunger, chronic disease prevention, food safety, nutrition education and cooking education. She is also a ServSafe food safety instructor, motivational speaker, and a certified health coach. Menia is an accomplished baker and she makes some of the most fabulous cakes and desserts under her brand Desserts by Latrell.  But, she believes in everything in moderation and although she loves her desserts she  engages in frequent exercise as a runner and practices healthy eating. Menia wholeheartedly believes that everyone should “know their food.”  In this episode, Menia shares what farm to table is and how we can use the farm to table concept in sourcing healthier food for our families. Connect with our guest: Instagram:  @dessertsbylatrell Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit
37:50
May 4, 2020
Building a Resilient Immune System with Dr. Barbara Joy Jones
EPISODE 5 SHOW NOTES In this episode, we will talk with Dr. Barbara Joy Jones and addresses the unique & powerful role that food, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction play in the function of the immune system. Dr. Jones is a board-certified family medicine physician proficient in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and a sought-after medical expert correspondent on CNN and HLN.  Most recently on Headline News as their Coronavirus expert.   Along with practicing medicine, she serves as teaching faculty for the family medicine residency at Northside Hospital Gwinnett and enjoys motivational speaking. When she isn’t doctoring or appearing on national TV she is modeling or playing basketball. She currently is a model bride in the 2020 Georgia Bridal Runway Show Tour and she plays basketball in a women’s league for former college athletes who still enjoy the game.  She resides in Duluth Georgia and loves to travel. Go Hard Chicks, the information in this episode is so important, not only to women, but for everyone. Dr. Jones has a wealth of knowledge and she takes us to school! I was blown away during this interview and at times I was at a loss for words. This interview really helped me take a closer look at my lifestyle and how I can make changes so that I can live a healthier and fuller life and hope this information helps you as well. Find the Dirty Dozen List here: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty-dozen.php Find the Clean 15 List here: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/clean-fifteen.php Follow Our Guest Dr. Barbara Joy Jones: Instagram @themodeldoc Facebook:  Dr. Barbara Joy Jones Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Website: www.gohardchick.com Instagram: @gohardchick and @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Kristal Holmes disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or non-direct interest in products or services referred to herein. If you think you have a medical problem, consult a licensed physician.
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April 27, 2020
The Benefits of Personal Training with Jessica "She Trains" Thomas
EPISODE 4 – The Benefits of Personal Training with Jessica “She Trains” Thomas In this episode, I interview Jessica “She Trains” Thomas of Thomas Fitness based in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Jessica is a certified personal trainer, businesswoman, wife, and mom. In this episode, Jessica very candidly shares her fitness journey, including how she struggled with her weight and even her experience as a bikini competitor. Jessica shares how she started Thomas Fitness with her husband Markell and gives us some great information about how having a personal trainer is beneficial in assisting clients in reaching their personal fitness goals.  She also shares some great tips on how to select a personal trainer. Jessica earned her IAFS Certified Personal Training certification under direction 8x Mr. Olympia Mr. Lee Haney. She is extensively trained in sports nutrition and is passionate about nutrition and dietetics. She is dedicated to improving dietary habits and long-term health of people of all ages. Jessica is also involved in bodybuilding competitions and she is a National Level Fitness Bikini Competitor. In this episode Jessica discusses: · How her fitness journey began. · Her Prior struggles with weight. · Obstacles encountered during her fitness journey. · How she got involved in personal training. · The benefits of personal training for women. · How she got involved in bodybuilding competitions. · Requirements to engage in personal training. · If there are any previous fitness involvements or Physical issues, limitations, etc. · How often should one work out and how often should they meet with a trainer. · Do personal trainers provide nutrition advice? · Misconceptions about personal training. If you enjoyed the podcast, would you mind leaving a review in iTunes? This helps introduce our work to a new audience as we climb the ranks in their system. Connect with me: Click here to subscribe via RSS feed:  https://anchor.fm/s/15620538/podcast/rss Instagram:  @gohardchick Twitter:  @krisalisefit Facebook:  Krisalise Fit
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April 13, 2020
All Things Yoga with Demetra Ford
EPISODE 3 In this episode, I discuss All Things Yoga with guest Demetra Ford. Go Hard Chicks, I love to learn the stories of people who may have started in traditional careers, but somehow found their way to health and fitness.  Demetra is one of those individuals. Demetra is a licensed attorney, who recently retired from the practice of law, and currently divides her time between her real estate projects and her yoga practice. Demetra practices and teaches Vinyasa yoga.  Her class is generally a vigorous flow in which she utilizes music and encourages her students to vibe and flow through each pose with grace. Demetra’s goal is to share yoga with those people who have never had exposure to the practice.  Realizing that some people have the misconception that yoga is only for certain people, certain body types, certain ages, etc., Demetra likes to remind people that “yoga is for everyone, even those (like her) with a lil extra “junk in the trunk.” In this episode Demetra answers the following questions: What exactly is yoga? Is yoga spiritual or religious? What are the common misconceptions about yoga? How did Demetra decide to get involved with yoga? Are there any previous fitness involvements or requirements to practice yoga? Is it necessary to go to a studio or is it ok to have a home-based practice? What are the various styles of yoga? How to decide on a particular style of yoga? What are some of the benefits of yoga for women? Are yoga and meditation the same thing? What are some of the general benefits of meditation? How do you get started with yoga? If you enjoyed the podcast, would you mind leaving a review in iTunes?  This helps introduce our work to a new audience as we climb the ranks. Connect with me: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gohardchick Instagram:  @gohardchick Twitter:  @krisalisefit Facebook:  Krisalise Fit YouTube:    Krisalise Fit     
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April 6, 2020
How are you doing?
EPISODE 2 SHOW NOTES How are you doing? This episode is a short check-in episode. We are certainly living in unprecedented times.  The last week has been quite challenging for me, and I am sure it has been challenging for you as well.  I, like many of you, am working from home and homeschooling my daughter at the same time. This combined with the stress of the unknown and just yearning for life as I knew it, has become quite the emotional struggle. Whew! It is a lot. In this episode, I give a few suggestions for managing your daily lives in this new normal.  My five suggestions are as follows: 1. Stick to a schedule 2. Check on each other 3. Get organized 4. Meditate 5. Exercise and maintain healthy eating habits We will get through this pandemic stronger than we were before! Hang in there! If you want to vent, share, have show or guest ideas, send an email to kristal@gohardchick.com. Connect with me: Click here to subscribe via RSS feed:   https://anchor.fm/s/15620538/podcast/rss Instagram: @gohardchick Twitter: @krisalisefit Facebook: Krisalise Fit
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March 26, 2020
Who is the Go Hard Chick?
EPISODE 1 SHOW NOTES In this episode, I will be introducing myself and what Go Hard Chick is all about. I’ll cover my health and fitness backstory, my challenges with stress, and how fitness became my passion. You will hear about how I got started on my fitness journey and the state of my current health and fitness journey and my health challenges. P.S. I recorded this introductory episode twice already, but I have made up my mind that the episode you are listening to will be the last take. I realized that I was being a bit too critical of myself because everything was not as perfect as I would have liked it to be. But, I will say this episode is all me in one of my most relaxed and real states. And, as Go Hard Chicks, we must realize that there is beauty in imperfection and realness and as we move forward on our journeys, we will get better and better. Connect with me: Click here to subscribe via RSS feed:   https://anchor.fm/s/15620538/podcast/rss Instagram:  @gohardchick Twitter:  @krisalisefit Facebook:  Krisalise Fit
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March 24, 2020