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In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness Podcast, I will be joined by Tanisha Burke, a healthy lifestyle Wellness Coach out of Rockledge, Florida.  During the interview, Tanisha will share her very unique and innovative approach to wellness coaching. She will also explain why she does not subscribe to the “one size fits all” model when it comes to designing wellness programs for her clients.  Tanisha will also discuss her personal journey into health which started a couple of years ago while preparing to go on a very popular rollercoaster ride in Ohio and realizing she could no longer fit in the seat.  This was a devastating blow to Tanisha who absolutely enjoys the excitement and thrills of being on the rollercoaster, but instead of giving on life and doing the things she enjoys, Tanisha took action!  She changed her lifestyle and took the necessary steps to lose weight and improve her health and as a result, lost 103 pounds in 18 months.  Tanisha is now sharing her knowledge and expertise with others with her “Fit For Life by Tanisha” wellness coaching business. Tanisha is an amazing woman.  In addition to having her own wellness business, she and her husband owns a “DJ” business and she also works full time.  Tanisha is on a mission to help others and to enjoy life in the process. This is truly an inspiring story.

Direct download: Episode_52-Tanisha_Burke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Leslie Ann Sterling, a poet, writer, mental health advocate and Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor.  During the interview Leslie will share her health challenges which began immediately following the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in 2001, when she was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) and severe depression. After treating her mental illness with medication and support from family and friends, Leslie found out she had breast cancer and underwent six surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation and now is cancer free.  Almost 10 years after her cancer diagnosis she saw an ad for Body Sculpt of New York’s Six Weeks to Fitness Challenge and decided to participate in the hopes that it would not only improve her physical health, but her mental health as well. It did both! Now Leslie Sterling is a Mental Health Advocate and Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor, teaching others how to get in shape physically and mentally.  This is a very warm and inspiring episode on how one woman snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Direct download: Episode_51-Leslie_Sterling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

During the interview, Tracye will discuss the many health benefits of eating a plant based diet, including the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and more.  Tracye also admits to not liking vegetables as a child and credits her mom for instilling in her the importance of eating vegetables and the Civil Rights Activist, Dick Gregory for a lecture he gave while Tracye attended Amherst College.  Dick Gregory was scheduled to give a lecture on the “State of Black America” but instead chose to speak about the “Plate of Black America and how unhealthily most of us eat”.  This was an “aha” moment for Tracye which started her on her personal journey to eating healthy and becoming a vegan.  Also during the interview, Tracye will dispel some of the myths that’s associated with eating vegan and provide proof as to why being a vegan is the healthiest way to improve your health, lose weight, prevent and cure chronic diseases.  Tracye will also provide advice on how to gradually start eating vegan and how most of us do eat something vegan and don’t even realize it.  You can find out more about Tracye by visiting her website at “byanygreensnecessary.com”.  You will find a wealth of information on her website along with food recipes and much more.

Direct download: Episode_50-Tracye_McQuirter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast,  I will be joined by Chef Sia Pickett, owner of Malata Cuisine, a personal natural Foods chef service located in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Chef Sia was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and credits her grandparents for teaching her how to cook.  Chef Sia moved to New York about 14 years ago and while in New York she attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  During the interview Chef Sia will discuss her personal philosophy on nutrition and how what works for one person will not necessarily work for others.  Sia believes that although vegetarianism is a healthy way to live, not all vegetarians are healthy.  Chef Sia is a Personal Chef specializing in nutritionally, healthy, natural clean foods with a vegetarian, vegan and raw focus.  Chef Sia offers personal chef services, nutrition counseling, cooking demos, lessons and small group catering events.  

Direct download: Episode_49_Chef_Sia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness Podcast, I will be joined by certified Yoga instructor to the stars, Emmy Award Winning Journalist and Talk Show Host, Robin Downes.  During the interview Robin, who was born and raised in the Boogie Down Bronx, will share what challenges she had to overcome that started her out on the road to becoming Hollywood’s “Yoga Instructor to the Stars”. Robin will also discuss the many health benefits of Yoga, especially, “Hatha” yoga which is the type of yoga Robin teaches.  Robin will also discuss her Youtube web series Yoga Flava and What’s Up With Downes (Robin Downes Network).  Robin is a great communicator and uses these skills along with the other assets she has picked up over the years to build what can only be called a multi-media empire.  I came away from this interview extremely impressed with Robin Downes and I truly expect to see her on national television in the very near future.  She is truly a role model for young women everywhere and she shares her wisdom and advice in this very informative episode.

 

Direct download: Episode_48-Robin_Downes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

In this episode I will be joined by Diane Skai Stroud, a Nutritional Counselor, Certified Fitness Trainer and owner of Skai High Fitness & Nutrition.  During the interview, Skai will discuss her personal  journey into health which started at a young age while watching her mother exercise and do yoga in the home.  Skai will also discuss the role alternative medicine plays in the prevention of chronic disease as opposed to traditional western medicine and why she believes that weight loss and weight management is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise.  Skai is willing to offer her fitness and nutrition services for free in exchange for help in building her company’s website.  You can contact Skai at skaiunltd1@yahoo.com.

Direct download: Episode_47-Diane_Skai_Stroud.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

In episode #46 of our Six Weeks to Fitness Podcast, I will be joined by the lovely and talented actress, Carlease Burke.  During the interview, Carlease will discuss her recent 40 pound weight loss and the “Aha” moment in her acting career that made her change her eating habits and improve her health.  Carlease will also take us on her personal journey growing up in Hollis, Queens, N.Y. to two loving, middleclass parents whose desire for her was to go to school and become a teacher.  To please her parents, Carlease attended City College of NY and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pre-Law.  Carlease, realizing from her birth that what she really wanted to do was act, decided to follow her passion, moved out to LA and began what is now a very lucrative, rewarding and fulfilling career as an actress of stage, film and television.

Carlease has over 100 acting credits to her name having worked with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, such as John Travolta in “Get Shorty”, Tom Hanks in “The Terminal”, Jennifer Lopez in “The Back-up Plan”, William H. Macy in Shameless, and Marlee Matlin in Sweet Nothings in My Ear, to name a few.

Carlease is all about giving back as she speaks about the causes she supports and her upcoming projects and coaching program for actors.  This, and so much more is in this very informative interview.  You can find out more about Carlease Burke by visiting her website at www.carleaseburke.com.  You can also follow her on twitter, facebook and instagram.

Direct download: Episode_46-Carlease_Burke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm EST

In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness Podcast, I will be joined by Cynthia Phillips, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Consultant and owner of Absolute Body Symmetry Fitness Studio out of Atlanta, Georgia.  During the interview, Cynthia will take us on her personal journey to improving her health and opening up her own fitness studio.  The road to entrepreneurship was not easy for Cynthia as she explains in this interview.  There were many challenges she had to overcome such as her smoking and drinking habits and the recession of 2007/2008 which nearly wiped her out financially.  Cynthia will explain how she was able to bounce back in the midst of so much adversity and how her military experience contributed to her resilience.  This is a truly inspiring story of how one woman snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Direct download: Episode_45-Cynthia_Phillips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness Podcast, I will be joined by Jayden Johnson, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Group Fitness Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer out of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Jayden will share his personal fitness journey on how he lost 135 pounds naturally.  Jayden will also discuss what life was like being severely overweight and what changes he made in his life to reach his goals. I first heard about Jayden while on facebook.  One of his clients posted her before and after pictures and praised Jayden for helping her lose 40 pounds. Jayden’s story is one of inspiration and motivation.  After listening to Jayden you can’t help but feel the passion and conviction in his voice when he speaks about the importance and benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.  Jayden is one of the most sought after trainers in the North Carolina and after listening to his interview, you’ll understand  why. 

Direct download: Episode_44-Jayden_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness Podcast, I will be joined by the talented actor, Page Kennedy, who appears on Fox TV’s highly anticipated television series, “Backstrom” which airs on Thursday evenings on Fox.  During the interview, Page will discuss his character “Officer Frank Moto”, who is an ex-Mixed Martial Arts fighter who wanted to change his life by going into law enforcement.  Officer Moto is loyal, tough and simple at times and aspires to be a “plain clothes officer” and role model for his son.

Page Kennedy will also share the unconventional way in which he landed his first television role in Hollywood.  Page credits Michael Jackson as being his role model and the reason why he became an actor.  Page will also discuss what it was like growing up in Detroit, Michigan with his family and how his upbringing prepared him for life and made him what he is today.

In addition to being an actor, Page is also an accomplished rapper and during the interview, Page talks about his favorite rapper and the actor and actress he most wants to work with in the future.

 

Page reveals that although he does play recreational basketball, exercise does not come easy for him but he realizes the importance of eating healthy and exercising and vows to make it a part of his life going forward.

Direct download: Episode_43-Page_Kennedy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST