The Sweat Fearlessly Podcast
By Alexis Reed
This podcast is about fitness, wellness, and leading a healthy lifestyle. It features interviews with athletes, information about yoga and Ayurveda, guided meditation, and more!
Why You Should Get Fitted for Running Shoes
This episode is all about what you should get fitted for running shoes, rather than just getting whichever shoe you see the most on social media or your friends! Notes: Road Runner Sports: https://www.roadrunnersports.com/ Watch my shoe fitting: https://www.instagram.com/p/CbSt5c2NA9q/ Reach out on social media: @flecksoflex or @sweatfearlessly
March 31, 2022
Bonking While Strength Training
What is bonking? https://www.active.com/triathlon/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-bonking Coconut Mocha Energy Bites recipe: https://www.flecksoflex.com/2017/05/coffee-protein-powder-match-made-in.html
October 14, 2021
I'm Running My First Marathon
I'm doing it, you guys. And I'm doing it with America's Toughest Road Marathon! On April 16, 2022, I am running the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon! https://blueridgemarathon.com/race-details-events/foot-levelers-blue-ridge-marathon/
October 07, 2021
Yoga with Alexis: Yoga Nidra
What is Yoga Nidra? Yoga Nidra is conscious yogic sleep. In Yoga Nidra, you are lying in a comfortable position - typically savasana - as you are guided to a state of consciousness that is balanced between the waking and sleeping states of being. Learn more: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-is-yoga-nidra/ Want to Teach Yoga Nidra? Interested in a Yoga Nidra certification? Check out My Vinyasa Practice: https://myvinyasapractice.teachable.com/?affcode=395920_roujjep7 (affiliate link). Use the code FLECKS20 for 20% off! Warm Up Yoga Flows FREE! Mini Yoga Flow: For a Full-Body Warm Up Before Exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynpqX8iS628&ab_channel=AlexisReed FREE! Mini Yoga Flow: For A Full-Body Cool Down or Recovery Stretch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7QLYUPGDfQ&ab_channel=AlexisReed More Info Camp Flex and Flow: https://www.flexandflow.org/camp NOW Foods: Try NOW Foods products for 20% off with the code FLEX at nowfoods.com. It's valid until the end of August 2021.
September 01, 2021
LIVE! Dating in a Pandemic Panel
In this episode that was broadcast live on Facebook, the panel discussed dating pros and woes during the pandemic. Hear about dating horror stories, which online dating platforms are the favorites of the panelists, advice for how to get back out there in the dating world, and more. Panelists: Natali Villarruel - On IG @trichicagobeer Christie Golubski - listen to Christie's Sweat Fearlessly episode here: https://anchor.fm/sweatfearlessly/episodes/Interview-With-An-Athlete-Christie-Golubski-edmk5m Tyeasha Van Buren - https://www.tywonder.guru/ Tikima Thompson - https://www.tikimareneefitness.com/ - listen to Tikima's Sweat Fearlessly episode here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5vbJKVdTcWbHyS5YItz8bd
July 09, 2021
All About The Pits: Armpit Health and the Natural vs Conventional Deodorant Debate
In this episode, I interview Dr. Dina Strachan, a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Strachan shares her thoughts on armpit health, deodorant versus antiperspirant, common armpit issues she encounters in her practice, and when to know it's time to visit the doctor. Show Notes: Dr. Strachan's Website: http://drdinamd.com/ Dr. Strachan's Practice: Aglow Dermatology (http://www.aglowdermatology.com/) Dr. Strachan's Best-Selling Book, Moxie Mindset: https://amzn.to/3tNMPnK (Note: Affiliate Link) No-No Device: https://amzn.to/3otg66f (Note: Affiliate Link) Health Conditions Mentioned: Hyperhidrosis (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperhidrosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20367152) Acanthosis nigricans (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acanthosis-nigricans/symptoms-causes/syc-20368983) Hidradenitis suppurativa (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hidradenitis-suppurativa/symptoms-causes/syc-20352306) Intertrigo (https://www.mayoclinic.org/skin-rash/sls-20077087?s=6) You should consult a physician if you are experiencing any of these issues.
May 20, 2021
Being a Single Millennial During a Pandemic
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In this episode, Lex shares a major life update and encourages you to check on your "strong friends." Notes from the episode: Reach out on social media: @flecksoflex or @sweatfearlessly
April 30, 2021
5 Things to Know Before Taking Your First Indoor Cycling Class (Spin Class)
In this mini episode, I'm sharing tips to help prepare you for your first indoor cycling class. Notes from this episode: TIEM Discount Code: LEX10 (Use at https://www.tiemathletic.com/collections/cycling) Learn more: https://www.flecksoflex.com/2021/03/5-things-to-know-before-taking-your.html Watch this video: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CLxwXOHnLpz/
April 22, 2021
Sleep: The Missing Piece of the Health Puzzle
In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Jason Loth, a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Metabolic Typing Advisor, and Co-Founder of SpineAlign (https://www.spinealign.com/). He treats patients with joint, muscle & nerve dysfunctions related to poor posture. We are celebrating Sleep Awareness Week this week, so Dr. Loth shares tips and information about how to get better sleep, how to identify sleep disorders and more. Mentioned in this episode: Sleep Foundation research: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-studies Magnesium L-Threonate: https://amzn.to/3vHWYES (affiliate link) Breathe Right strips: https://www.breatheright.com/ (Check out my blog review about these strips: https://www.flecksoflex.com/2021/01/clear-sinuses-clear-head.html) Check out Dr. Loth's SpineAlign pillow here: https://amzn.to/38TTBRj (affiliate link) Nevy Health: https://nevyhealth.com/
March 18, 2021
My Heart Health Scare
Since this month is American Heart Month, I wanted to share a recent heart health scare that I experienced. Do you have a story to share? Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about American Heart Month: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month
February 18, 2021
Interview With An Athlete: Katrina Pilkington
In this episode, I'm speaking with Katrina Pilkington, AKA Fitty Kat. Katrina shares information about her work on diversity and equity in the health and wellness space, in addition to information about her personal fitness journey. Show Notes: Watch Katrina speak at the virtual 2021 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute (March 6-7, 2021) Read some of Katrina's AFAA articles: https://blog.afaa.com/author/katrina-pilkington Follow Katrina on social media: Instagram (@fittykat_) and Twitter (@fittykat)
February 12, 2021
Interview With An Athlete: Tiffany Gustafson
In this episode, meet Tiffany Gustafson of Healthier Ever After! Tiffany shares what it's like to become a caretaker for her parents, and how she's helping people across the country lead healthier lives. Learn more about Tiffany by visiting her website: http://healthiereverafter.net/ You can find Tiffany on Instagram (@Healthier_Ever_After) and Facebook (Healthier Ever After with Tiffany G).
February 04, 2021
50 First Hikes
To start off the new year and the new season of The Sweat Fearlessly Podcast, I'm sharing information on the #50FirstHikes Challenge! Here are links to some of the sites and resources referenced in this episode: Tikima: tikimareneefitness.com Black Girls Trekkin: https://blackgirlstrekkin.com/ DMV Fitness Fam: https://www.instagram.com/dmvfitnessfam/ 50 First Hikes: https://www.flecksoflex.com/p/50-first-hikes.html Native Land: https://native-land.ca/ Health benefits of hiking: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32063815/
January 28, 2021
Sweat Fearlessly Season 1 Wrap-Up
In this mini-episode, I'm sharing a quick recap of what we covered this season, as well as impactful interviews and your favorite guests. Where have we been in Season 1? Where are we going in Season 2? Listen in to learn more! NEW! Find all of the show notes in one place here: https://www.flecksoflex.com/p/the-sweat-fearlessly-podcast.html
January 24, 2021
Ayurveda: Healthy Habits for the Holidays
This episode features a live interview with Ayurvedic Health Counselor Carly Banks of The Habit. In the episode, Carly shares some Ayurvedic practices to help you stay balanced during this Vata season. Learn more about Carly Banks and The Habit: https://thehabit.net/ Take a free Ayurveda class: https://thehabit.net/enroll Find Carly on social media (Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook) @thehabitayurveda.
December 04, 2020
Ayurveda: Simple Ayurveda Rituals for Health & Vitality
This episode features a live interview with Ayurveda Health Coach Salila Sukumaran of Ayurgamaya (https://www.ayurgamaya.com/). Salila shares rituals to help balance your dosha, including self-care practices, nutrition, and more. Ayurveda Health Consultations: https://www.ayurgamaya.com/products/private-ayurveda-diet-and-lifestyle-consultation Sweat Fearlessly listener discount code for 15% off: INSTAYUR Salila's khichri/kitcheri/kichri/khichdi recipe: https://www.ayurgamaya.com/blog/2020/11/18/kichri-khichri-khichdi-dish-shaped-history
November 29, 2020
Interview With An Athlete: Adina Crawford
In this episode, meet Adina Crawford, aka Deanie the Yogini! Adina is a yoga teacher and an advocate for Black women in fitness. Adina shares the why behind her hustle mentality, the importance of community building, and why it's crucial to just be yourself. Learn more about Adina by visiting her website: https://adinacrawford.weebly.com/ You can find Adina on Instagram (@deanietheyogini), Facebook (Deanie the Yogini), and the Fit Black Queens podcast.
November 20, 2020
Ayurveda: Finding Balance
This episode features an interview with Felipe Muñoz, Mindset, Mindfulness, and Meditation Coach with Empathic Practice (https://empathicpractice.us/felipe-munoz-coach-meditation/#bio). An Internationally-Certified Meditation Teacher and Life Coach, Felipe Muñoz has been working for more than a decade training and coaching creatives and clients to find their purpose and align their actions and goals. Throughout this episode, Felipe shares the importance of finding balance - particularly during these particularly stressful times, mindfulness exercises you can do from anywhere, and how to be more mindful about our consumption. At the end of this episode, Felipe leads us through a beautiful guided meditation. Did you love this guided meditation? You can find an entire playlist of guided meditations on the Empathic Practice YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syKGbxPKrXQ&list=PLIIRG0myyivyCz_KyGEy4-jyckIGdns8X For more information visit: https://empathicpractice.us/ You can find Empathic Practice and Felipe on social media @empathicpractice (on their Facebook and Instagram).
November 06, 2020
Why I Started 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
I'm a registered yoga teacher, but I'm studying to become a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Episode Highlights: I Started 300-Hour Training My Vinyasa Practice and Online Learning The Importance of a Good Mentor What's the Difference Between 200hr and 300hr Yoga Teacher Training? Taking a Deeper Dive What's the certification process? What is the difference between the 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher training? Find out this and more in this week's episode! Sign up for my free yoga classes: https://mailchi.mp/flecksoflex/sweat-with-lex Leave a voice message on Anchor, or send me a message on social media! Instagram: Flecks of Lex (https://www.instagram.com/flecksoflex/) | Sweat Fearlessly (https://www.instagram.com/sweatfearlessly/) Twitter: Flecks of Lex (https://twitter.com/flecksOFlex) | Sweat Fearlessly (https://twitter.com/sweatfearlessly) Facebook: Flecks of Lex ( https://www.facebook.com/flecksoflex) | Sweat Fearlessly (https://www.facebook.com/sweatfearlessly) Email: email@example.com
October 30, 2020
I'm a Registered Yoga Teacher
I'm a registered yoga teacher, which means I'm legit legit. What's next? In this mini-ish-episode: I'm a Registered Yoga Teacher! How long did it take? Two Main Takeaways What's Next? Questions? Leave a voice message on Anchor, or send me a message on social media! Instagram: Flecks of Lex (https://www.instagram.com/flecksoflex/) | Sweat Fearlessly (https://www.instagram.com/sweatfearlessly/) Twitter: Flecks of Lex (https://twitter.com/flecksOFlex) | Sweat Fearlessly (https://twitter.com/sweatfearlessly) Facebook: Flecks of Lex ( https://www.facebook.com/flecksoflex) | Sweat Fearlessly (https://www.facebook.com/sweatfearlessly) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 16, 2020
Guided Meditation #1
This is a guided meditation for relaxation, breathing, and rest. This is great for when you need to find a few minutes of calm in the middle of the day, or when you are having difficulty relaxing enough to fall asleep. Watch the video here.
October 09, 2020
Ayurveda: Ayurveda 101 with Dr. Manisha Mittal
In the first interview of the Ayurveda Series, Dr. Manisha Mittal (https://mokshaholisticcenter.com/) provides an overview of Ayurveda, focusing on the connection between gut and brain health, the importance of finding mind, body, and soul balance, and an explainer on the doshas. This aired as a LIVE interview, so there are some questions from listeners throughout the episode. Stay until the end, as we make a simple turmeric tea! The ingredients you'll need for this are: Turmeric Cardamom Water Optional: sweetener (honey, agave, etc.). Do you have questions? You can leave a voice message on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/sweatfearlessly) or send me a message on social media (@flecksoflex or @sweatfearlessly).
October 01, 2020
Ayurveda: Ever Heard of It? (New Series Alert!)
Ayurveda is usually translated as "knowledge of life" or the "science of life." But what does that mean? Find out how I've started exploring Ayurveda, and learn more about the Ayurveda series that is launching on this podcast! Don't miss the first LIVE Sweat Fearlessly interview, coming up next week. Save the date and learn more here (https://www.facebook.com/flecksoflex/live/). Do you have questions about Ayurveda? Leave a voice note on Anchor, DM me on social media (@Flecksoflex or @SweatFearlessly), or send me an email (email@example.com). I'll do my best to incorporate your questions into my interviews or find an expert to speak on your specific question topic.
September 25, 2020
Interview With An Athlete: Vida Bratton
In this episode, meet Vida Bratton, marketplace minister and leader of the Lemon-Aid Ladies Brunch. We covered a number of topics, including finding your mission and purpose in life, being where you need to be when you need to be there, lessons learned from living abroad, and more. Learn more about Vida by visiting her website: https://vidabratton.com/ You can find Vida on Instagram @iamvidab, and find the Lemon-Aid Ladies group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LemonAidLadiesConnectGrowSoar
September 17, 2020
Interview With An Athlete: Dr. Kellen Scantlebury
In this episode, meet Dr. Kellen Scantlebury (aka Dr. Kels), Founder and CEO of Fit Club NY. He shares his experiences as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, business owner, and collegiate athlete while sharing words of wisdom around accountability, entrepreneurship, and living life to its fullest. Learn more about Fit Club NY and Dr. Kels by visiting their website: https://www.fitclubny.com/ You can find Fit Club NY on Instagram @fitclubny and Dr. Kels @dr.kels.
September 09, 2020
Why I Started Yoga Teacher Training
This mini episode is all about why I started yoga teacher training and my takeaways thus far. Is yoga teacher training something YOU should consider? Listen to this episode to hear my thoughts on the topic! Interested in learning more about my experience and why I decided to go through this yoga teacher training? Learn more here.
July 27, 2020
Interview With An Athlete: Sarah Apgar
In this episode, meet Sarah Apgar, Founder and CEO of FitFighter. Hear her share her experiences excelling in "non-traditional" roles, and how her life's experiences led her to create the FitFighter SteelHose System. Learn more about FitFighter by checking out their website: https://www.fitfighter.com/ Learn more about the FitFighter workouts here: https://www.fitfighterpro.com/ You can find FitFighter on Instagram @fitfighterpro and @fitfighterfitness. You can find Sarah on Instagram @fitfighterfounder.
July 12, 2020
Get to know RunMitts owner and creator Susan Clayton! Learn all about her innovative RunMitts, and the challenges of starting your own small business. Learn more about RunMitts by visiting their website: https://runmitts.com/ You can find RunMitts on social media here: Twitter (@RunMitts), Instagram (@whitepaws_runmitts), and Facebook (@WhitePaws RunMitts).
June 30, 2020
What's Biting You?
Do you get eaten up by mosquitoes in the spring and summer? You don't want to miss this episode, where I interview Michael Pratt (Head of Americas) and Faron Sagebiel (Director of Sales and Marketing) of Bite Away - an outdoor adventurer's must-have for mosquito season! Bite Away is available for purchase at takethebiteaway.com and Amazon (affiliate link). You can also find Bite Away on Facebook and Instagram.
June 15, 2020
How to Find Hiking Trails That Aren't Overcrowded
How do you find hiking trails that aren't busy/overcrowded? Check out this episode for some easy tricks and tips! For more hiking tips, visit: https://www.flecksoflex.com/search?q=Hiking&m=1
May 30, 2020
What is Carb Cycling?
Curious about carb cycling? Check out this interview with De Bolton to learn more about how carb cycling works, what it means to count your macros, and how to find a nutrition plan that works for you. Schedule a consultation with De today: https://www.faithfueledmom.com/contact
May 28, 2020
My Personal Carb Cycling Experience- Part 1
In this mini-episode, Lex shares her experiences thus far with carb cycling. Listen in to learn how she felt after two weeks, lessons learned, and how she's spicing up her recipes. Visit flecksoflex.com for more info, and stay tuned to an upcoming episode where De Bolton shares expert information on carb cycling.
May 15, 2020
Interview With An Athlete: De Bolton
In this episode, I'm speaking with De Bolton, aka your Faith Fueled Mom. We're discussing "Snapback Fever," how she lost weight after having her children, and how to celebrate transformations. You can find De online at faithfueledmoms.com and on social media @faithfueledmom.
May 13, 2020
Interview With An Athlete: Christie Golubski
This week's episode details the harrowing journey of Christie Golubski and her miraculous recovery from a traumatic brain injury. Learn about the powers of resilience, perseverance, and teamwork in this episode. Learn more about the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. Follow The Sweat Fearlessly Podcast on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweatfearlessly/ Website: https://www.flecksoflex.com
May 07, 2020
Interview With An Athlete: Esther McNary
This week's episode features an interview with Esther McNary (Joyful Wellness Girl). We're talking about loving the skin you're in, listening to your body, and challenging yourself in healthy ways. You can find Esther on her blog (joyfulwellnesgirl.com) and her Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/TheEsmaShop). Questions or comments about the episode? You can leave a voice message on Anchor or send me a message on social media (@flecksoflex everywhere or @sweatfearlessly everywhere else).
April 30, 2020
Interview With An Athlete: Kaseedee Jermain
In this week's episode, I'm speaking with Kaseedee Jermain of Pilates Bklyn (pilatesbklyn.com) about disappointing your naysayers, trying new things, and owning the skin you're in. You can find Kaseedee on "The 'Gram" @kaseedeej or @pilatesbklyn.
April 23, 2020
Old is Gold: All That Yazz Soap
In this episode, Lex interviews Yasmine Bandali-Alvarado of All That Yazz Soap. Yasmine shares information on the environmental impact of the soap industry, how she's utilizing sustainable soap-making practices, tips for women looking to launch their own companies, and much more! Why should you consider switching from shower gel to bar soap? Listen to find out! All That Yazz online: https://www.allthatyazz.net/ Social media: @allthatyazz
April 20, 2020
Interview With An Athlete: Tikima Thompson
In this episode, you will meet Tikima Thompson of Tikima Renee Fitness (tikimareneefitness.com). We're talking about Tikima's fitness journey from modern dancer to personal trainer and fitness blogger. In case you're wondering, here's a link to listen to Tikima's favorite song to sweat to: "Booty Whoop" by Big Freedia.
April 15, 2020
Welcome to The Sweat Fearlessly Podcast!
What is this podcast all about? What does it mean to "sweat fearlessly?" Why are you talking about "The Office?" Find out the answers to these questions in the very first episode of the podcast! Find me online @flecksoflex on social media, or on my blog: flecksoflex.com
April 11, 2020