Sat, 9 December 2017
In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Jermaine Rivers, actor, author, and U.S. Army veteran from Atlanta, Georgia. Jermaine was recently cast in a recurring Guest Starring role as Shatter on Fox/Marvel’s ‘The Gifted’ opposite Steven Moyer (True Blood), Amy Acker (Person of Interest). Some of Rivers other notable roles were as the notorious Officer Carter on season 3 of “Devious Maids” and Officer Holmes on Season 5 of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and Have Nots”. Look for him in the upcoming Feature Films “HANGMAN” starring Al Pacino and Karl Urban also “DEN OF THIEVES” starring Gerard Butler and 50 Cent. During the interview, Jermaine will take us on his journey which began growing up in Georgia to a military family, serving in the U.S. Army for over 10 years and pursuing a very successful acting career. Jermaine will also share how his military background helped him to land various roles and how important gratitude and a positive mental attitude is to achieving your goals. He will also discuss what it’s like playing a Marvel comic book character and how he prepares for the role. His exercise and nutrition regimen is also discussed and much more. This was a very informative and inspiring interview. Jermaine is definitely on his way to a long- lasting and successful acting career.
Sun, 3 December 2017
In this episode of our Six Weeks To Fitness podcast, I am joined by Carla Christine, founder and creator of the Yoga Greenbook, the first online streaming service providing yoga and meditation videos created by and for people of color. During the interview, Carla will share her journey from her childhood growing up in Charleston, South Carolina in a military family, pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree and working for the Federal Government. After suffering from work-related anxiety, long commutes, and unfulfilling tasks for over 10 years, Carla decided to quit her lucrative job as an Electrical Engineer. She didn’t know what she was going to do, but she knew it was time to make a change and pursue a more purposeful and fulfilling career.
Carla first tried Yoga back in 2011 after the recommendation from a friend who was worried when a doctor prescribed her with an anti-depressant for anxiety without an evaluation. At the time Carla couldn’t see how twisting and bending could cause such healing in her body and mind but since her friend knew her struggles she agreed to try it. She believes it is probably the best advice she has taken because since then yoga has aided her in self-healing and self-study. Carla wakes up every day with undying passion to share yoga’s transformational powers through the Yoga Greenbook.
Yoga Green Book leads people of color to a safe online space with culturally-affirming teachers using the ancient healing art of yoga to promote wellness. You can try Yoga Greenbook with a 30 Day Free Trial Membership at yogagreenbook.com.