Six Weeks To Fitness

In this Episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by former fashion model, Ed Lewis, Sr. and his son, Ed Lewis, Jr. Instead of pursuing his promising career as a fashion model, where he modeled for Sean John clothing line and was featured in various magazines such as Vibe, DNR and The Source, Eddie Lewis, Sr., decided to turn his back on the modeling industry and all that the industry had to offer, the money, travel and more, to raise his son, who is now one of the most heavily recruited high school football players in New Jersey.  He has offers from over 10 Division 1 colleges. It has been a long, hard road for Eddie, Sr., and in the midst of days when there was no food on the table and no money in the bank, he always made sure his son was well fed and had a roof over his head.  In Eddie Sr.’s words, “I had to rob Peter to pay Paul” and then mug Paul to pay back Peter”.  This interview is about the journey of a parent who has risked it all for his son and how his son is now reaping the rewards of his father’s sacrifice.  Father and son join me to talk about the struggle and triumphs that they both endured.  This is a very moving and inspiring episode on a personal level.

 

Direct download: Episode_78_-_Ed_Lewis_Sr._and_Jr.mp3
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In this Episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Sirobe Carstafhnur, a talented Architect and Urban Planner and creator of “Mind Your Shape”, a wellness program that combines traditional weight loss methods with emotional support, body empowerment strategies, private personal training, nutritional and culinary education, and an artistic curation of the individual's progress. The goal of the program is to enable an individual to take full responsibility and pride in their own well-being and to embark on the journey to a healthier and more sustainable way of life. During the interview, Sirobe will take us back to when she was a child growing up in Mississippi and although her childhood started out like most children, very active, and happy with a supportive family structure around her, something happened to Sirobe when she was around 6 or 7 years old that affected her both mentally, emotionally and physically.  Sirobe will talk about this traumatic experience and more in this interview.

Sirobe considers herself a “work in progress” and with her creative and supportive team around her, she is documenting her transformation along the way and helping others who are in need of support through her Mind Your Shape program.

Direct download: Episode_77_-_Sirobe_Carstafhnur.mp3
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In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Adam Davenport, a Yale educated, award winning, actor, writer and director.  Adam  recently completed filming the part of Hercules in the Independent production “Project Olympus”, a feature length rock musical.  There were about 500 other actors auditioning for the role of Hercules.

During the interview, Adam will take us on his amazing journey growing up in the south suburbs of Chicago, where he read a book every day and lived a sort of introverted, nerdy lifestyle (in Adam’s words), with very little physical activity, to becoming a film major at Yale University and being the recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Awards.  Adam will also discuss his many role models growing up, such as Toni Morrison, Halle Berry, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Alfre Woodard, Laurence Fishburn, George Lucas and others, some of whom he has collaborated with in his young career.  Adam lives a healthy lifestyle which consists of exercising 5 to 6 days a week, eating small healthy meals throughout the day and does not drink alcohol because of the negative effects alcohol consumption has on the body.  He is living proof that if you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.

Adam will also provide action steps that he believes anyone can take in order to be successful and why he believes that visualization is important when it comes to accomplishing your goals.  This was an inspiring and informative interview from a truly remarkable and committed rising star. 

Direct download: Episode_76-Adam_Davenport_Hercules.mp3
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In Episode #75 of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Scotty Dickert, film/tv actor and musician.  During the interview, Scotty will take us on a journey of what life was like growing up in Wisconsin, attending college on a Tennis scholarship and pursuing his dreams to become an accomplished actor and musician.  This Summer, Scotty stars in XOXO for Netflix, the highly anticipated Electronic Dance Music (EDM) project co-starring Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Graham Phillips (The Good Wife) and Chris D’Elia (Undateable). Set amidst the biggest EDM festival in America, XOXO, the film follows six strangers whose lives collide in one frenetic, dream-chasing, hopelessly romantic night.

Scotty will also share his keys to success and the importance of family. Scotty Dickert may be a rising star in Hollywood but he still exercises in the gym 5 to 6 days a week to help him stay focused and keep up with the demands of his Hollywood lifestyle.  Scotty Dickert is living in the moment and enjoying the journey along the way.  This is a very inspiring interview.

Direct download: Episode_75-Scotty_Dickert.mp3
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In this Episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, guest host, Leslie Sterling, will interview President and Founder of Body Sculpt of New York, Inc., and the Creator of the Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo, Vince Ferguson.  During the interview, Vince will discuss what life was like growing up number 7 of 9 children in Brooklyn, what inspired him to create the Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo and the importance of role models.  Vince will also discuss how he was able to secure so many sponsors and raffle prizes for his events and how anyone can do it with the right formula, as well as how vital volunteers are to the success of his many events

Direct download: Episode_74-Interview_with_Vince_Ferguson.mp3
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In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Patricia Lolo, the founder of Divas In Transition – a health consultant firm that specializes in helping women of color transform their mind, body, and spirit  by providing them with the tools and resources they need to become the “Divas” they were meant to be. During the interview, Patricia will discuss her motivation for creating the Divas In Transition brand and her 10K Fitness Giveaway, where she is celebrating her 10,000 + followers on Instagram .   Divas In Transition has teamed up with other fitness partners to put together a major fitness giveaway to celebrate her milestone. They are giving away some cool fitness products- from yoga mats, fitness gear and everything in between to her community of Divas.  Listen in as Patricia shares information on how you too can win one of these amazing fitness products. 

Direct download: Episode_73_-_Patricia_Lolo.mp3
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In this episode of Six Weeks to Fitness, I will be joined once again by the lovely and talented Brie Bythewood, former star of Bravo TV’s Blood Sweat and Heels.  During the interview, Brie will bring us up to date on her life after leaving the tv show, balancing motherhood, philanthropy, real estate, her new business ventures and the changes she made to improve her health.

Direct download: Episode_72_-_BrieBythewood2.mp3
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In this episode of Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Eric Paul Meredith, A U.S. Navy veteran, classically trained chef, Registered Dietitian, Certified Health Education and Youth Exercise Specialist, Eric Paul Meredith has over the last seven years established himself as an expert in Positive Youth Development and childhood health education and promotion. Having provided health education to thousands of youth, he knows the importance of presenting complex health information in a way that is easy to understand, entertaining and engaging. On September 24th, 2015, he launched the first pilot of the health-themed comic book creation curriculum at Passages Charter School in Chicago called Superheroes in the Classroom.

Direct download: Episode_71-Eric_Paul_Meredith.mp3
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In this episode, I will be joined by Lisa Nichols, motivational speaker, media personality and corporate CEO of Motivating the Masses, Inc.  Lisa has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, the Steve Harvey Show and the movie “the Secret”.  During the interview, Lisa will share her journey from being on Public Assistance to owning and running a multi-million dollar empire.  Lisa will also discuss her recently released book “Abundance Now” and provide action steps that anyone can take to bring abundance into their lives.  Lisa will also share how she transformed her health by releasing 78 pounds and how this “release” as she calls it, has helped grow her business exponentially, this and so much more is in this life changing and transformative interview.

Direct download: Episode_70_Lisa_Nichols.mp3
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In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Jenelle Salazar, a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and owner of “Get Bodied By J”.  During the interview, Jenelle will take us on her personal journey growing up as an overweight teen in New Mexico, having never been exposed to fresh fruit and vegetables until she was able to go grocery shopping for herself.  Although Jenelle was very active in school PE, she didn’t know much about exercise so she watched Billy Blanks exercise dvds for inspiration and it wasn’t long before Jenelle decided to leave New Mexico and the many negative influences in her neighborhood, which was ravaged by heroin and crack-cocaine, and relocated to Las Vegas and enrolled into a Personal Training program which started her on the road to becoming one of the most sought after fitness trainers in the United States with over 500,000 authentic social media followers all over the world. 

Jenelle will also share her exercise philosophy, provide fitness tips and talk  about her upcoming Get Bodied by J fitness tour.

Direct download: Episode_69-Jenelle_Salazar.mp3
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