I AM Healthy & Fit is the affirmation that begins changing your health & fitness from the inside out. I AM Healthy & Fit is the mantra that changes the way you think about your health & fitness regardless of your current condition. If you can believe it, you can achieve it! Transforming your health & fitness can be as simple as saying: I AM Healthy & Fit!
This podcast will motivate, inspire and educate you with interviews of the top experts, those who have made health & fitness change permanent and coaching tips that I use with the worlds most influential people I have the privilege to train
In every person's life, there is someone who stands out as a role model, the outstanding teacher, the person who helped to see things in a different light or someone who disrupts your belief systems to help organize your thinking for more positive outcomes.
For me, one of these people in my life was my high school football coach, Milt Theodosatos. Coach Theo was someone who helped me to see more greatness in myself and achieve what only a few could have the privilege of experiencing as a captain, scarlet hand member and all conference honors.
Not only did he help me to become a great player and leader on the football field, but he helped to instill in me the desire and the grit to push through challenging times to achieve greatness using a positive and special mind set.
Coach Theo has been called the "turnaround coach" by his peers and scholastic influencers because his track record to turn around losing football organizations into championship teams in only a few years.
He didn't only do it with his football intelligence and play strategies of X's and O's. No, he turned around these teams and players with his ability to communicate and his ability to sell.
Among his incredible accolades as a football coach, Milt Theodosatos is the author of two books that are worth adding to your home library.
"Positive Mind Set - Special Mind Set"
Why another book on MINDSET and how this book can help you! If you are someone who wants to become a better CEO, a better Coach, a better Leader.. If you are a person who wants to be a better parent or friend or partner, or if you are just a regular person who wants to make yourself better. If you are a person who wants to make a difference in life, this book can present information to you that may be different from the ordinary books on the subject of self-improvement. Information that coach Theo learned over the last 70 years of his life as a person, husband, father, and coach.
If you are into improving your skills as a football coach then you would benefit from his other book:
"Winning Concepts for Coaching Winning Football: Learn From the Masters"
Coach Theo shares his rich history of coaching, his wisdom of life on and off the field, and his uncanny ability to sell greatness.
It was an honor to be able to reconnect with someone whose lessons under his coaching helped to shape me to be the man I am today.
Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/milt.theodosatos
What are your excuses not to make fitness a priority?
I don't have enough time.
I don't like to exercise.
My back hurts.
I don't have money to join a gym or hire a personal trainer.
I just don't feel like doing it.
The list can go on and on!
Make no more excuses because veteran fitness coach Chad Austin shares with you the secrets to his client's success. Chad has been a personal trainer for over 15 years. He is the Owner of Priority Fitness in Overland Park, KS. He is the Best Selling Author of the book, “Make Fitness A Priority: How to win the fight against your excuses”. Chad is the co-founder of the meetup group, Make Fitness A Priority, (A fitness community for all fitness levels lead by Fitness Professionals). He was voted a top 10 personal trainer in Kansas City by Thumbtack Professionals in 2015 & 2016. Featured in KC Fitness Magazine as one of the Faces Shaping KC in 2013 & 2014. Chad was also a candidate for the LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) Man & Woman Of The Year Fundraiser in 2016.
In this episode Chad and I discuss the solutions to help you create the momentum and build the foundation to make fitness a priority in your life.
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Do you or someone you know have Type II Diabetes or is at risk?
The symptoms of diabetes can be very mild. .In fact, of the 29 million people in the U.S. who have diabetes, 8 million are undiagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
If you have Type II Diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
Kent C. Sasse, M.D., MPH, FACS, FACRS has a solution that is has a 90% success rate of reversing Type II Diabetes.
In this episode Dr. Sasse answers these questions and so much more:
How is being overweight or obese related to type 2 diabetes?
What are the 5 most important steps you should take if you receive a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes?
What is new in the treatment of type 2 diabetes? How have the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association changed so significantly to recommend surgery?
What are the surgical procedures that completely reverse diabetes?
What are the risks, recovery time, and things everyone should know about metabolic surgery to treat and reverse type 2 diabetes?
What are the risks of heart attack with type 2 diabetes on traditional medical therapy and how much is that risk lowered by a person having metabolic surgery?
What does metabolic surgery - and the fact that it completely reverses type 2 diabetes in most people - tell us about how type 2 diabetes occurs?
Dr. Sasse is the lead surgeon at Sasse Surgical Associates in Reno, NV and the director of the Obesity Prevention Foundation, an not-for-profit organization he founded in 2006 dedicated to the prevention of obesity and excessive weight gain in children and adolescents. Dr. Sasse is a speaker and mentor to surgeons nationwide and hosts cadaver courses on surgical topics including complex abdominal wall reconstruction at the University of Nevada School of Medicine for visiting surgeons. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed research articles recent papers discussing sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic rectopexy, gastric physiology, endoscopic techniques for gastric repairs, and minimally invasive hernia repair. He is an acclaimed award-winning author of five books, a marathon runner, and father of five. You can find him online at www.SasseSurgical.com.
Dr. Siegel is blending over 30 years experience in clinical practice with 20 years as a leader in integrated veterinary medicine, to bring solutions for the alarming rise in pet dis-ease, particularly chronic degenerative dis-ease’s like cancer.
Dogs currently have the highest rate of cancer of any mammal on the planet. Current cancer rates in the US for dogs are 1:1.65 and cats are 1:3. Despite advancements in veterinary health care, life expectancy for our precious fur babies is declining over the past 20 years. Dogs are living on average 7 years less than 20 years ago. DIET is one of the leading causes.
Unable to find a species appropriate balanced pet food that was grass fed, no synthetic ingredients, complete with the essential nutrients and superfoods, Dr. Siegel was inspired to develop a line of diets that could be tailored to the pet’s individual needs. Her formula, EVOLOVE RAW, evolved from 20 years of research, feeding dogs a raw, balanced, organic diet. Dog’s in the feeding trials showed a significant reduction in diseases including cancer and osteoarthritis.
Dr. Siegel’s passion for alternative medicine began with her quest to heal her own horse, Lilly. A near tragic accident occured with Lilly and Demi, (Dr. Siegel’s youngest daughter), during a horse show. Traditional western medicine was unable to fix the debilitating problem, but Dr. Siegel was unwilling to accept the equine veterinarians assessment that “nothing more can be done”. Later that same year, in response to receiving a variety of alternative therapies, Lilly carried her young rider to win the United States Youth National Reserve Championship, proving her western doctors that she could recover.
Dr. Siegel inspires audiences around the world with her lectures, educational programs, TV show, webinars, radio and blogs. Her passion is to educate and empower pet parents to create a lifestyle for themselves and their fur babies so all can thrive, not just survive.
To learn more, to order EVOLOVE RAW A S.A.F.E. PET FOOD go to https://evoloveraw.com, call (813) 973-2929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I having a midlife crisis?
Have you ever seen someone go out and buy a brand new Porsche or go get botox injections when they were in their mid 40's or 50's? Chances are you have, and chances are you said, "That person must be having a midlife crisis."
Anyone can have one. They can be short. They can last a few weeks, month or years. Some people might never grow out of one. You see a midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that occurs in middle-aged individuals, both men, and woman who are typically between the ages of 35–65 years old. It is a phenomenon described as a psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight:
The recognition of mortality
One's possible shortcomings of accomplishments in their life
Maybe someone has never committed to a long term relationship
Or maybe they never had kids
Usually, feelings of depression, remorse, and anxiety are common. The individual struck by a so-called midlife crisis may desire to achieve their youthfulness or make drastic changes to their current lifestyle.
So am I having a midlife crisis? And if not, then what am I experiencing?
In this episode I do my best to be as open and vulnerable as possible to the ongoing questions in my head that keep me up at night, add some stress to my life and is causing me some emotional anguish.
Depression brought on because I feel I am not professionally challenged or working up to my potential.
Questioning everything in my life, and wondering when or what will bring about the change that I am longing for.
I discuss these topics and more random thoughts of my current state of mind and emotions.
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An all-American woman with an international eye for men’s grooming, Natalia Bruschi utilizes experience, technical precision, limitless creativity, and extensive knowledge of products to make men look handsome, polished and classically masculine. Born in California, as a child Natalia combined a love for athleticism with a deep interest in drama and photography. Her interest in the arts progressed into makeup and hair styling and she soon became obsessed with the process and perfection of beauty.
She began her career as a makeup artist, then transitioned into hair and has classic training in cutting and styling from the legendary Vidal Sassoon Academy, and advanced training at the ever-directional Bumble and Bumble University. Being strong in both hair and makeup, she found her niche in men’s grooming. Natalia uses her thorough knowledge of tools and techniques, and chooses products and styles to bring out the best in every man.
Natalia’s celebrity clients include Ben Affleck, Ben Stiller, Bradley Cooper, Edward Norton, Daniel Craig, Tom Brady, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Josh Duhamel and many others. Her work has been featured in leading publications such as GQ, Esquire, L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue, Details, Vanity Fair, W, Rolling Stone, Vman, and In Style. Her advertising clients include IWC, Beats by Dre, Tag Heurer, Silhouette, Carrera, Uggs, Nike and Under Armour, Verizon, and Vodafone .
In this episode Natalia discusses:
- How she stays healthy and fit when she's working or waiting in her down time on shoots.
- What she does to stay healthy and fit when she's traveling on location with client's.
- Her top 3 healthy tips to keep your hair healthy.
- And so much more...
Kathleen Trotter is a fitness expert, media personality, personal trainer, writer, life coach, certified Pilates and ELDOA instructor, and overall health enthusiast. Her passion is motivating others to “find their fit.” Kathleen does this through writing, regular TV and media appearances, working with clients (ranging from athletes of all ages to individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis), and speaking engagements.
Kathleen's mission is to inspire as many people as possible to adapt (in an intelligent way) a healthier lifestyle and to make healthier choices because they love themselves, not because they hate themselves.
Kathleen believes in:
- Goals and Results
- Self-compassion and holding yourself accountable
- Being you, but working toward creating a you who has more healthy habits.
- Most importantly Kathleen believes in learning and growing, passion, gratitude, and actively finding pockets of joy.
In this fun and dynamic interview Kathleen and I speak the truths about helping you reach your fullest potential in health, fitness, and life.
Enjoy the listen and for more information on Kathleen's programs and to order her latest book "Your Fittest Future Self' go to:
Don’t Hide Your Smile: Natural Solutions For Whiter Teeth, A Brighter Smile and A Healthier Mouth!
Good health begins in your mouth... but the oral care products you might be using could be sabotaging your health and you might not even know it!! Find out how, why and what to do about your oral health so you can not only have whiter and stronger teeth, but a better immune system, better skin and less of a chance for internal disease! Trina Felber, CEO of Primal Life Organics and Dental Health Expert will share her knowledge, insight and expertise on how to improve your overall health by simply making a few changes in what you use to brush your teeth! A REAL WHITE Smile is in your future!
Trina Felber is the Creator and CEO of Primal Life Organics, a premier, all-natural dental care company that focuses on oral health as the gateway to internal health. She believes that the antiseptic products we use in our mouths are doing more harm than good!
After more than 25 years as a registered nurse, Trina has transitioned into an oral health expert. She created natural products to biohack your dental health for stronger, cleaner, whiter teeth and improved overall health.
How did you become an expert in dental health?
What is a cavity and can a cavity be “healed” or reversed?
What is gum disease and how can I prevent it or heal it?
Peroxide hurts my teeth. What do I do if I want whiter looking teeth?
And much more...
Visit Trena's website for a full line of her oral healthcare, body care and skincare to free the body from toxins and function in a holistic state.
Do you like to add mushrooms to your salads or stir fry? Are you familiar with the health benefits of mushrooms for longevity, cognition, energy, and immune support?
Jeff Chilton aka "The Mushroom Cultivator" talks mushrooms and so much more in this fun discussion on the fungus we love and should eat.
Jeff is a wizard when it comes to knowing, growing, and producing the best mushrooms on the planet. He has dedicated his life to understanding, researching, and educating the benefits of consuming mushrooms.
Jeff was raised in Pacific Northwest where he studied ethnomycology at the University of Washington in the organic mushroom extracts in the late sixties and started working on a commercial mushroom farm. During this period Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator, which was published in 1983.
In the 1980s he operated a mushroom spawn business and in 1989 he started Nammex, a business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to the US nutritional supplement industry and was the first company to offer certified organic mushrooms to supplement companies.
Jeff and I discuss these topics and so much more:
- The main active ingredients of medicinal mushrooms.
- The benefits of mushrooms for your health
- Benefits of psychedelic mushrooms.
- How he came to own a mushroom farm in China that produces organic mushrooms for supplement companies.
- Why it is important to buy organic mushrooms.
- How to purchase the quality mushroom supplement.
- And so much more.
Connect with Jeff: email@example.com
Buy his top quality mushroom extracts at www.realmushrooms.com or visit his business site: www.nammex.com
Enjoy the listen!
Your health and fitness coach,
Since 1978 as a passionate student, Bill has studied holistic health and natural medicine, including a 32-year tutorial with holistic professor of psychiatry at Northwestern University, Dr. Bruce Boyd. He has also worked with and learned from some of the most progressive and visionary medical doctors and integrated natural medicine physicians in the field, for more than 15 years. Bill has consulted as Health Coach on the set of the acclaimed TV series, NYPD Blue.
Since 2000, Bill has been in business development in the field of orthomolecular treatment and hair analysis testing. He has worked with some of the preeminent doctors and experts in the field of cellular nutrition including one of the founders of orthomolecular medicine, Dr. Abram Hoffer.
Bill guides his clients to the finest natural medicine practitioners, protocols and cellular nutrition products in the world for foundational health, balancing and reverse-aging and anti-aging hormone therapy, stem cell therapy, and integrative oncology.
In this episode:
- 3 Steps To Begin Transformation
- How Our Attitude Can Help Change Our Lives
- Balancing Life For Peak Living
- Metabolic Function
- Taking Massive Action
- How To Stop Thinking Yourself Out Of Taking Action
- And So Much More...
Sabrina Ann Zielinski is a home birth mom of four and a natural health guru. The mastermind behind the allergy-friendly food recipes & DIY remedies featured on their website, she's known as “Mama Z” to many mamas who are looking for natural ways to take care of their families. As a certified group fitness instructor, health coach and beauty pageant trainer Sabrina's vast background in natural living has helped her empower thousands of women to reach their true potential in her spiritual belief in Christ.
In this episode we Mama Z talks about:
- Living in the spirit of Christ
- Overcoming her own health challenges naturally.
- Finding the balance between family, work, and play.
- How essential oils can be used in cooking.
- Secrets to living allergen free in your home.
- Spend quality time with your spouse.
- Conditioning your kids to live natural and healthy lives.
- And so much more...
Josh Leve a pioneer and leader with more than a decade in the fitness industry shares his vision for fitness success. Josh is the Founder and CEO of Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) with 13,000 members and 60 industry partnerships, his success with AFS has translated into being featured in all major fitness publications, the Wall Street Journal and US News. He is also a featured speaker for events such as Club Industry, NSCA, EMPOWER!, and more.
You can say running a fitness association and finding success in one of the most competitive industries was inevitable for Josh. His grandfather Mort (a member of the Handball Hall of Fame) was founder of the National Court Clubs Association (NCCA) – one of the International, Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association’s (IHRSA) predecessors – and executive director of the US Handball Association (USHA).
His father, Chuck Leve (a member of the Racquetball Hall of Fame) and 40-year industry veteran, was executive director of the US Racquetball Association, a founding employee of IHRSA, and developer and builder of four fitness start-ups including IHRSA.
Josh carries the torch from his family to create new opportunities for growth, education, expansion, and community for fitness professionals and those alike.
Even if you are not a fitness professional, Josh shares incredible insights into the future of fitness for your success.
Rear Admiral retired (RADM Ret) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, has been dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health since January 2017. He served as professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics and Professor of Dermatology, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland before joining UMD.
Dr. Lushniak was the U.S. Deputy Surgeon General from November 2010 to September 2015, assisting the Surgeon General in articulating the best available scientific information to the public to improve personal health and the health of the nation.
Dr. Lushniak served as Acting Surgeon General from July 2013 to December 2014 and was responsible for the release of the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health and the first ever Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer.
In this episode we discuss:
- How being healthy & fit is like loving yourself.
- What you need to do daily to be healthy & fit.
- The importance of changing the way you think about health and fitness to make it a priority in your life.
- The importance policy and laws are important to change the way health and fitness can change nation wide.
- His experiences as Acting Surgeon General and working as one of the top officials in our government to change the culture of health.
Sergeant Noah Galloway was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Just three months into his second tour of duty, he experienced a life-changing injury. On December 19, 2005, Galloway lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device attack. He was transported to Germany to receive medical treatment, remaining unconscious for five days. Galloway woke up late in the evening on Christmas Eve to learn he lost two of his limbs and sustained severe injuries to his right leg and his jaw. Galloway was then transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
After a long stint in recovery and rehabilitation, Galloway did what many disabled veterans do, becoming withdrawn, out of shape and depressed. The former fitness fanatic and hyper-competitive athlete was now drinking, smoking and sleeping his days away. But late one night, Galloway took a long look in the mirror and realized there was more to him than the injuries. And he set a goal to get back in shape, be healthier and inspire others.
Now a fitness expert and motivational speaker, Galloway doesn’t take excuses from his clients, fans, and followers – and finds ways to get things done. He continues to compete, participating in adventure races around the country, such as Tough Mudder, Spartan events, fitness competitions plus numerous 5Ks, 10Ks and marathons.
A sought-after public speaker, Galloway travels the country sharing his story, encouraging and motivating others to offer no excuses. From elementary school assemblies to veterans organizations to corporate sales meetings, Galloway’s enthusiasm for life and his passion for helping others brings a unique perspective to gatherings.
Most recently, Galloway led his team to victory on FOX’s new hit series American Grit, where teams were tested with various military challenges. He also took third place in Season 20 of ABC’s hit series, Dancing With The Stars. Following his appearance on the November cover of Men’s Health Magazine, he was named the publication’s 2014 Ultimate Guy.
He’s also been a guest on numerous national talk shows including Ellen and The Today Show.
Back pain is the number one reason for job disabilities, the third most common reason for hospitalizations, and a driving factor in sufferers seeking risky surgeries and addictive pain medications. We have a pain crisis and yet most doctors are overlooking a simple, non-invasive, all-natural approach that has been proven to eliminate back pain — diet.
Could kale be causing your back pain? Maybe. In THE BACK PAIN RELIEF DIET: The Undiscovered Key to Reducing Inflammation and Eliminating Pain, Dr. Todd Sinett reveals the medical connection between what we eat, gut inflammation and muscular inflammation, resulting in back pain.
Diagnosing and eliminating the foods or combination of foods that are causing gut and muscular inflammation, can cure back pain — without drugs or surgery. And it’s not just “unhealthy foods,” that can cause inflammation: many otherwise healthy foods, even kale, can set off an inflammation cycle in patients. Finding your triggers and eliminating them is the answer to a back pain-free life.
In this episode Dr. Sinett answers these questions and more:
- How is there is a direct link between diet and back pain?
- What are the three causes of chronic inflammation resulting in back
- How does someone determine whether their back pain is related to diet
or some other cause?
- Are there specific signs or symptoms?
- How did you come up with the meal plans in your book and what tips do
you have for how to use them effectively?
- What are superfoods and how do you use them in the meal plans?
For more information and to order his book visit:
Have your hormones been hijacked? Pollution in our air, chemicals in our food, synthetic estrogens in our beauty products, stress in our emotional lives—coupled with naturally fluctuating and declining hormonal levels as we age--leave women of all ages, even young ones, vulnerable to the consequences.
Hormonal imbalance affects our mood, sleep, weight, energy and even cravings. And the tricky thing about it is that it often sneaks around in the background, wreaking havoc on your health, before you even know it’s there. As a result, doctors may dismiss your symptoms or attribute them to something else entirely, leaving you wondering what is really going on in your body and if you will ever feel normal again.
Dr. Mariza Snyder and her new book THE ESSENTIAL OILS HORMONE SOLUTION are here to help. With her expert guidance, you can create hormone balance naturally, without taking hormones. Dr. Snyder offers several tips from her step-by-step program to reset the body through focused and deliberate changes in daily self-care rituals, aided every step of the way by high-quality essential oils.
In this episode Dr. Snyder answers these questions and offers so much more:
- How can essential oils benefit healthy habits?
- How do women know if their bodies are out of balance?
- Can you pinpoint the hormonal imbalance that causes us to hold onto stubborn weight, or have weight resistance?
- Can emotional factors affect hormone levels and have an effect on weight as well?
- How do you “reset” your hormones, or jump-start your metabolism? And how do essential oils play a role?
The author of the National Bestseller, The Healing Power of Essential Oils, Dr. Eric Zielinski has pioneered natural living and Biblical health education since 2003. Knowing what it's like to be sick from a young age and having recovered from several chronic diseases in his early 20s, he has been on a mission to share the evidence-based approach to natural living that empowered him to regain control of his health with the world. Trained as an aromatherapist, public health researcher and chiropractor, Dr. Z is an accomplished researcher with several publications and conference proceedings.
We are in an absolute health crisis. There's no other way of saying it. The volume of toxins we ingest—through prescription drugs, cleaning products, polluted air, our food supply… they’re killing us! The number of people affected by chronic disease continues to climb unchecked and, for the first time in the modern industrial era, parents are soon expected to outlive their children. Having been failed by the current medical model, an astonishing number of people are “going back to nature.” Millions are investigating natural solutions to their health problems, and essential oils keep coming up again and again. Why? Because they work! Essential oils are exceptionally therapeutic, though, discovering how to use them therapeutically will most likely leave you confused and frustrated.
Dr. Eric Z. will share with you how to make your health a priority with the life-changing benefits of essential oils. Essential oils are the natural solution to everything from anxiety and depression to deep-seated inflammation. In this episode you will learn:
- The top 3 oils you should stock from Day 1.
- Proven techniques and tools you need to get started right away.
- Easy-to-implement daily practices you can follow to keep you on track.
- Fun lifestyle hacks
- Simple bedtime routines that harness the soporific effects of lavender.
Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the legendary sports icons of the 20th century whose very name epitomizes boxing and conjures the image of a champion. Having learned to box at the age of fourteen, Leonard’s illustrious career includes three National Golden Gloves titles, two Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championships and the 1975 Pan-American Games crown. After winning a gold medal in boxing at the 1976 Olympic games, he turned professional to help his family defer mounting medical bills incurred because of his father’s illness. Blinding speed, tremendous power, and great charm turned Leonard into an immediate media favorite.
In 1977, at the age of twenty, Leonard won his first professional fight, setting the stage for a collection of the most memorable fights in history. He went on to defeat some of the finest boxers of the modern era, including Wilfred Benetiz, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler, from whom Leonard won the world middleweight title. During his twenty-year professional career, Leonard also won world titles in the welterweight, junior middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight divisions. He was the first boxer to win world titles in five different weight classes.
Leonard has always been devoted to the community and to helping those in need. In 2009, Leonard and his wife, Bernadette established The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, which funds life-changing care & research for pediatric type 1 & type 2 diabetes. The Foundation is also committed to helping children lead healthier lives through diet and exercise. Leonard serves as Co-Chair for the Ambassadors of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the is international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk for a Cure. He also participates in a variety of national and international causes benefiting children’s charities.
In this episode Ray answers these questions and many more:
- How did you get into boxing?
- What was it about boxing that attracted you?
- How did you get the name Sugar Ray?
- Did you focus on going to the Olympics and turning pro?
- What was your training style then? What does it look like now?
- Who was your boxing mentor?
- Did you use visualization training?
- What's the most important skill or lesson you learned from boxing?
- How have you been able to leverage your boxing success into life?
Dr. David Friedman is the award-winning and national best-selling author of Food Sanity. He's a Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Chiropractic Neurologist. He received a post-doctorate certification from Harvard Medical School, is a Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and a registered Naturopathic Diplomate. He’s a former teacher of neurology and author of the college textbook, “Understanding the Nervous System.” Dr. Friedman is a contributing writer for numerous leading news, health and fitness magazines including U.S News & World Report, Newsweek, Readers Digest, Better Nutrition, AARP Magazine, and Woman's Word, just to name a few. He’s been a guest on over a hundred syndicated radio and television shows and his bestselling CD, America’s Unbalanced Diet, has sold over a million copies, helping raise awareness about the unhealthy foods people are consuming.
Dr. Friedman's list of clients has included many top celebrities like John Travolta, Jenny McCarthy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anthony Hopkins, Val Kilmer, and Paul Newman, to name a few.
He's been featured on NBC, CBS, Discovery Health, E!, TLC, The Food Network and Fox Sports to name a few networks.
Dr. Friedman's passion for health radiates in this podcast. I know you're going to find valuable information to improve your own health.
Are you feeling like crap? You don’t deserve to feel like that.
The food that you put in your body has a lot to do with how well you function. The food you eat can be medicine.
Your body is incredible in how it can heal itself when you change your eating habits.
My conversation with Dr. Joel Kahn, America's Healthy Heart Doc who is working to transform the healthcare system with food and a healthy lifestyle.
At his core, Dr. Joel Kahn believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after his own commitment to a plant-based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics, and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist.
Dr. Kahn passionately lectures throughout the country about the health benefits of a plant-based anti-aging diet inspiring a new generation of thought leaders to think scientifically and critically about the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition.
One of the world’s top cardiologists, Dr. Joel Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. He’d like all that to stop. He’d like to prevent ALL future heart attacks by breaking through to the public to educate and inspire a new holistic lifestyle. Now is the time to focus on educating the public to eat clean, sweat clean and apply cutting-edge science to their lifestyle.
For 20 years Donavan has been learning, practicing, teaching and living through the awareness of yoga. Through his worldly experiences, he deepened his practice of meditation to be considered a world-renowned meditation teacher. I had the great pleasure of meeting and practicing with him here in Los Angeles at https://www.unplug.com/ where he teaches classes.
In this episode, Donavan shares with us the culmination of what he's gathered from his experiences of teaching and practicing meditation. Meditation has the influence to heal, to protect and create abundance in your life when practiced regularly. Accepted as an alternative healing practice in the medical field, meditation has been known to have these benefits:
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved blood circulation
- Lower heart rate
- Less perspiration
- Slower respiratory rate
- Less anxiety
- Lower blood cortisol levels
- More feelings of well-being
- Less stress
- Deeper relaxation
In the last 5 minutes, Donovan takes us through a meditation demonstration that can be done anywhere. You don't want to miss this awesome opportunity to learn and practice with him.
To learn more about Donovan and/or follow his teachings and offerings worldwide, you'll want to visit:
Marc Cohen is a health & fitness consultant for several of the biggest name brands in the fitness industry. Marc's global expertise and 20 plus years of experience in the fitness industry set him apart from many of the others. Marc has an uncanny ability to look under the hood of health & fitness to dissect business operations, fitness departments, and other obscure areas of business that many top CEO's and managers might not be aware of to help raise the industry standards.
In this in-depth and fun interview, Marc sheds the light on areas of growth in the next 5 years and provides the consumer an opportunity to find the best solutions or trends to keep you healthy and fit.
Marc is entertaining, knowledgeable, and without a doubt, knows this industry. I am certain you will benefit and gain new perspectives on the health & fitness industry as much did.
Pete Holman is a Physical Therapist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist & former US National Taekwon-Do champion & team captain. His passion for health & fitness has spawned a successful adjunct career as an inventor. Producing several products in the fitness industry, most notably the TRX Rip Trainer and the Nautilus Glute Drive, Pete has positively impacted fitness communities on all 5 continents. Pete is a top presenter at IDEA Fit, the largest provider of personal training continuing education in the world and has presented at notable events including The Steve Harvey Show, The Dr.’s Show, The NEV summit, The Aspen Brain Lab, The Project Move Summit and multiple TRX Summit’s.
I am proud to call Pete a friend and colleague. His passion to help raise the standards and help grow the fitness industry is apparent in this episode.
Girls On Fire is a discussion about the process of transformation with two extraordinary clients and friends who have transformed their health, fitness, and lives from the inside out.
Robin lost a total of 91 lbs to reach her desired goal of 125 lbs. Her journey has been nothing less than extraordinary balancing a full-time career, being a mom, and wife. She off medications, she's setting new personal strength records, and she's inspiring everyone around her. I have no doubt you won't be inspired and motivated by her transformation too.
Kaylah lost a total of 55 lbs to reach her desired goal of 150 lbs in almost exactly 1 year. That's an incredible consistency of losing a total of 1 lb per week for 1 year. Kaylah just finished as one of the top finishers in the Downtown, LA US Bank stair climb challenge. She's living pain-free from chronic neck pain she's dealt with for over 5 years and her hormone levels are balanced after suffering from PCOS for several years.
Both of these extraordinary women are on fire in their health & fitness pursuits and I am honored to have been their health & fitness coach during their transformation.
Check out their before and after pictures at www.stevejordan.com
Today, so many health issues come from a lack of nutrients in our agriculture. Where agriculture falls short, aquaculture is quickly picking up the slack! Spirulina is a type of algae that has been recognized (along with chlorella) as one of the world’s healthiest foods. With a laundry list of research-backed health benefits, including obesity reduction, cancer prevention, and immune support, it’s no wonder why so many people are turning to spirulina as a source of balanced nutrition.
Catharine, Founder & CEO, started ENERGYbits after her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would help her heal. She sprung into action to help her sister research alkaline foods and in the process she discovered algae. When Catharine learned that algae was the most alkaline, plant-based, nutrient-dense food in the world and had been used for 50 yrs in Asia to improve health & longevity, she knew she had discovered something BIG. www.energybits.com
Tea is truly an art. There are literally thousands of teas from around the world, and each culture has a unique method of preparing, serving, and drinking tea. Don’t worry, there will not be a test at the end of all this.
In 2008, Anthony Capobianco founded Zen Tea Traders. Anthony has taken several courses on tea and continues to expand his knowledge. He has traveled to many Tea Houses all over the world and in 2013 he visited Tea Farms all over Kagoshima, Japan.
We discuss the health and fitness benefits of drinking tea before, during and after your workouts. Anthony brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this podcast. If you're someone who drinks tea, even if on an occasion, then you need to listen to this episode. You won't find as much information about tea in 30 minutes anywhere else. Sit back, drink a tea and enjoy Anthony's passion for the art of tea.
What’s your butt got to do with it? The answer is ‘everything! Try to imagine what it would be like if you took a step and lost all muscle control around your hip. Your booty has more function and importance than just looking good. Learn why in this deep conversation with a Miami Beach personal trainer.
Olivia Rosal graduated from the UCF with a sport and exercise science degree. Working at a local gym in college, she gained a deeper appreciation of the true meaning for exercise and fitness sparking her passion for this career. She has a background in Physical Therapy where she uses her understanding of anatomy to help her clients move better. Oliva uses her combination of training knowledge and life experience to be a LIVE coach helping people all around the world transform their mindset into not thinking so far into the future or the past but rather building themselves in the present.
Olivia has a bright spirit and thirst for life that is contagious!
Mike Fantigrassi is currently the Director of Education at the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Graduating from Florida State Unervisty and a Masters In Exercise Science, Mike has had a 20 year decorated fitness career. He's been featured in and written articles for Men's Journal, Washington Post, and Muscle Mag. Mike has also been a Master Trainer for the NASM for over 8 years, a fitness manager for 24hr fitness and a nutrition coach.
In the interview, Mike and I talk about the challenges the fitness industry faces today and in the future. Mike gives advice on how to be prepared when you have to stay at work late, or when life throws a curve ball into your schedule and derails you from getting to your workout. His insights and experience in the health and fitness industry give this interview the foundation to your success.
According to a poll taken in 2012, tennis was the 4th most popular sport in the world, behind soccer, cricket and hockey. The latest research in the U.S. shows that overall tennis participation rose 1% to 17.9 million players last year.
With the rise of tennis, there's naturally going to be a rise in injuries associated with playing this fast, agile, and fun game. Whether you're a recreational player, elite level or beginner this podcast will:
1. Give you solutions to prevent injuries.
2. Provide exercise program examples to help you play better.
3. Learn what life lessons you might walk away with playing the game.
4. Find a pro who will best serve your needs, wants, and abilities.
Daniela comes from Florida where she grew up playing competitive tennis in the heat of the sun. A tennis scholarship brought her to play for Queens College. Her Career at QC was very successful - ranking 19th in the East, and leading her team to qualify for 4 consecutive National NCAA Div II Finals.
It is a fact that the Health & Fitness industry is one of the biggest makers of income and one of the fastest growing industries. From personal training to group training, protein powders to vitamins, apparel to sneakers, gym to CrossFit owners, fitness equipment to gadgets, the list goes on. It appears that wherever you look these days, there is an emphasis on health and fitness.
As a health and fitness professional or someone who is interested in the field, it is more imperative today that you find your niche to stand out amongst the rest. Building a successful career is hard work. But the rewards are worth all the sacrifices.
In this episode, I am interviewed by one of my mentorees, Daniela. She asks a variety of questions on how to build a successful health and fitness business. With over 20 years of entrepreneurship, I believe the wisdom I share does not just only apply to the health & fitness but can be applied to any industry.
Are you struggling with motivation to get healthy and fit? Have you started several diets and just can not seem to stay consistent? Or are you the type that starts something and quits because there's not enough time? You're not alone!
In this powerful interview with Jordan Paris from Growth Mindset University, Jordan interviews me. His interview leads him down a rabbit hole into his own challenge of finding the balance between his health, fitness, and pursuit to grow his business. I use my step by step proven system of helping Jordan find his "why", so he has more meaning and purpose in his goals.
In this episode, you'll learn the importance of knowing your "why" and how to use this to your own advantage. Using vulnerability to your advantage. What type of foods you should eat to lose weight and keep the weight off. It's time to get back in control and take back your health and fitness my friends.
Lalo is an Argentine-born American Pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He is best known for his large body of film and TV scores since the 1950's, including the theme song for "Mission Impossible", "Bullitt" and "Enter The Dragon" with Bruce Lee. He has received five Grammy Awards and 6 Oscar nominations, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, collaborations with Clint Eastwood, and so much more for his outstanding work.
Lalo is my client and friend and at age 86, he's full of wisdom and experience. In this interview, Lalo discusses the process of getting to write the "Mission Impossible" theme song that might be one of the top theme songs recognized of all time, lessons he learned training with Bruce Lee, and his most important recommendation for success in any area of your life....focus and practice.
This might be one of the most unique interviews on record with Lalo since he is a private and humble man. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.
In this episode, Roger Welton, DVM talks to us about your pet's health and fitness. Why it's important to feed your pets the right food. Which pets are good companions for someone who wants to incorporate more movement and activity? And how your pets mirror your good or bad habits.
Dr. Roger Welton is the president as well as an attending veterinarian of Maybeck Animal Hospital. Dr. Welton is a 2002 graduate of Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Welton has completed advanced postdoctoral training in reconstructive surgery of the knee, diagnostic ultrasound, and rehabilitation (stem cell and PRP therapy, cold laser therapy, acupuncture, nutritional and nutraceutical therapy).
In this episode, I bring back my colleague and friend Jordan Paris to discuss our favorite healthy & fit desserts. Anyone who knows me knows that I love dessert, but I choose desserts that are better for you. Jordan and I talk about healthy chocolate, ice cream, popsicles and much more.
Dr. Vasco Valov is a chiropractor with over 10 years of experience. His passion has been helping people live healthier, happier lives. He has worked with tens of thousands of people transforming their health through professional healthcare services in private practice, live events, mission trips, and personal mentoring.
Dr. Vasco has worked with Olympians, MLB players, professional semi-professional athletes. He and his team help to design robust corporate wellness programs for small to mid-size organizations. The most rewarding aspect of he does is helping families, newborns, pregnant moms, and people diagnosed with chronic disease regain their health.
He believes that living in a spirit of excellence, having compassion for others, and a desire to have a positive impact on the world, are sound principles to live by.
Nealy, The Flexible Chef is a wife, mom of four, home chef, globe-trotter, yogi, teacher, and founder of The Flexible Chef. She helps clients ditch perfectionism and get flexible. She's not talking about busting out into splits while your chicken is sizzling on the stove! What she really means by “flexible” is learning to let go, giving yourself a break more often, inhaling confidence, and bending the rules so you can live the life you crave both in and out of the kitchen.
After 25 years of experimenting with various restrictive diet and fitness fads—like the time she crunched her way through the cracker diet or sipped her way to skinny with the lemonade diet. She learned that living such a rigid life is exhausting. When your willpower is constantly tested, you’ll eventually find yourself elbow deep into a vat of cookie dough. Sound familiar?
In the interview Nealy gives helpful tips on how to stay healthy & fit in the kitchen, when you travel and when your managing a family.
It happens to the best of us. A day or weekend of Holiday barbecues, pool parties, and picnics can make the next day feel even less appealing than usual. Plus, overdoing the alcohol and food wreaks havoc with your body and mind in some potentially serious ways.
Regardless of why or how you have overeaten or drank too much, you can mitigate the effects of an indulgent day or weekend by taking a few small steps that involve putting aside the past and focusing on optimizing the future.
Here's my healthy and fit action plan to move you in the right direction after major food or drinking alcohol indulgences.
Michael and I cover a range of topics including his passion for music, entertaining, traveling, and competing in running around the world. Michael is one of the most interesting people I've worked with. He has a sensational thirst for living healthy and fit from the inside out.
Michael is a pro guitarist, writer/arranger, and vocalist based out of LA. For the past decade, he has had the honor of performing professionally with the likes of Danny Elfman and Beck and has sung for everyone from Kurt Elling to Simon Cowell to Kobe Bryant, notching concert appearances on five continents.
Equally prolific as a writer, Michael’s vocal arrangements have earned national acclaim in jingle contests for Oreo, Folgers Coffee and Chili’s as well as the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). In addition to tours, studio work, and live gigs, Michael runs Extra Lives, a YouTube project that performs classic video game music live. See/hear more of his work at www.michaelkohl.com
This podcast explores the health & fitness insights of a sports medicine Dr. from the Cleveland Clinic. The questions range from the challenges of being a female in a male dominant specialization of medicine to the common challenges she finds working with top-level athletes, including NBA Cleveland Cavaliers and the general population who want to be healthy and fit.
Dr. Lara Morgan Oberle, MD is a staff member in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery, specializing in Primary Care Sports and Exercise Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville graduated summa cum laude and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Oberle is a member of the AMS for Sports Medicine, where she volunteers on the Communications committee, and also serves as a manuscript editor for the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. She is the head team physician for Cleveland State University, as well as Independence High School.
In this episode, Steve talks about 5 different ways you can stay healthy & fit in your car during your commutes. You'll be able to use these techniques immediately to help improve posture, reduce back or neck pain, increase core stability, reduce stress and feel positive regardless of the traffic conditions.
In this episode of I AM Healthy & Fit I have an awesome opportunity to interview one of my mentees, Jordan Paris, who has spent some time with me over the past 3 years learning, growing and progressing at an accelerated pace to be a well-rounded health and fitness professional.
While attending Florida Gulf Coast University, Jordan has built several successful businesses in the health and fitness arena including an online coaching site, 1 on 1 clients, and website development.
Now, Jordan is most excited about his recently published book, Growth Mindset University. This is a book that helps others design lives filled with joy and fulfillment. Jordan dives into the details of his book and the process of his personal and professional growth.
Jordan is truly an inspiration that you don't want to miss out on!
You can visit him at JordanParisHealth.com.
Find out more about the book at Growth-Mindset-Book.com.
In this episode I dive into more about my recovery from the Traumatic Brain Injury that required brain surgery to save my life. I AM Healhty & Fit can and will help you the same way it has and does guide my way in life.
In this episode, Steve talks about his journey of wanting to fit in and find his happy place. He talks about the challenges, obstacles, and hurdles he had to overcome to fit in with his friends and peers. And finishes this episode with a powerful story of a miracle only weeks after the near-death accident that could have left him paralyzed, brain dead, deaf and dumb. The influence of health and fitness runs much deeper than the way you look or feel. It also has the potential power to heal and create new life. Don't miss the opportunity to be inspired on your path of living healthy and fit in this podcast Part 1.