Six Weeks To Fitness

In this episode of my Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Dr. Dora Gray, an author and former New York City elementary/middle school teacher with a passion for the arts.  Along with teaching academics and music appreciation for grades K – 8 in both the public and private sectors, she was charged with initiating and conducting an after- school violin program.  Dora holds the conviction that music education is essential to enhance the academic ability of children.  During the interview, Dora will discuss her newly released book, “A Stringy Situation”, a fantasy tale where the main characters being string instruments come to life.  This book will pull at your heartstrings and take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride with the characters.  I enjoyed reading this book not once but twice and recommend it for young and adult readers alike.

In addition, Dora will discuss her work as a Life Coach and her strong belief in taking control of your health.   Dora will also share how she successfully reversed diabetes naturally.  Dora and her husband Baba Wesley live in Brooklyn where both are Interfaith Ministers and practitioners of holistic healing arts.  This is a very informative and inspiring interview.

Direct download: Episode__130_Dr._Dora_Gray.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

In this episode of my Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Actor and Fitness Model, Adam Lindo, known to audiences from his appearances on Blindspot, The Blacklist, Power, and Deception.  During the interview, Adam will discuss his recurring role in multiple episodes of the upcoming seventh and final season of "Orange is the New Black," where he is being cast as Carlos Litvack.  The final season of Orange Is the New Black can be seen on Netflix starting on July 26th.

Also during the interview, Adam will discuss what it was like being a police officer and working as a fitness model before the acting bug hit.  As a fitness model, he once weighed in at 260 pounds before changing his diet and becoming a vegetarian. 

Adam will also discuss how he got into the acting business and what he believes it takes to succeed in the industry.  Adam has just finished wrapping up another movie, “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and is working on producing movies as well.  He is a rising star in the acting world but more importantly, he is a positive role model who believes that the sky is the limit, if you only believe!

Direct download: Episode_129_-_Actor_Adam_Lindo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Kristoffer Quiaoit and Victor Macias, founders and creators of Nui, a cookie brand on a mission to annihilate sugar addiction. During the interview, Kristoffer and Victor will discuss the impetus for creating a cookie based on the ketogenic diet and how that diet helped them to lose weight and increase mental clarity. Each decadent cookie has less than one gram of sugar, which is naturally found in nuts. You could eat a whole box of 16 Nui cookies and still consume less sugar than one traditional cookie. The cookies are low carb, gluten free, and keto friendly! 

After baking Nui cookies in their home kitchen for themselves, friends and families, Quiaoit and Macias, created a website and posted about their cookies on Reddit which led to initial orders. The next step was two very successful Kickstarter campaigns that raised over $200,000.  They were recently featured on my favorite TV show, Shark Tank and offered investment deals by Sharks, Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and guest Shark, MLB Allstar, Alex Rodriguez and they chose to go with Alex Rodriguez!  During the interview, Kristoffer and Victor will also describe what it was like pitching their cookie deal to the sharks and how they prepared for this moment that changed their lives forever.  This was an amazing and inspiring interview of two young first generation immigrants, whose parents showed them that hard work and perseverance always pay off.

Direct download: Episode_128_-_Nui_Cookies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT

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