Six Weeks To Fitness

In this episode of our six weeks to fitness podcast, I will be joined by Saloni Kantaria, a former competitive tennis player and lawyer out of Nairobi, Kenya.  During the interview, Saloni will take us on a journey from her childhood growing up in Nairobi, playing tennis, practicing law and giving it all up to open “Reform Cycling and Strength Studio”, the first boutique cycling/fitness studio in Nairobi.  Saloni will discuss the reasons why she felt a need to open up Reform in her native land and the many challenges she faced to get the fitness studio off the ground.  Saloni will also discuss her very unique business model and the various fitness programs her studio offers the entire family.  This is truly an amazing story of how one woman through her courage, strength and convictions is seeking to improve the health of families in her native land.

Direct download: Episode_67_-_Saloni_Kantaria.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EST

In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by award winning choreographer and director, Millicent Johnnie.  During the interview, Millicent will share her journey growing up in a small town in Louisiana, being enrolled in ballet classes at age 5 and reading biographies of Alvin Ailey and Katharine Dunham. In her teens, Millicent hosted a TV show called “Those Tender Years” that was met by protests and objection by the local KKK who subjected her to ongoing harassment and threats– an experience that Millicent credits for the resilience and determination behind her success today.  Millicent believes that you can achieve anything you want in life as long as your mind, body and spirit is in balance.  Millicent will also discuss the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and provide encouragement and advice for anyone trying to break into the entertainment industry.

Direct download: Episode_66_-_Millicent_Johnnie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EST

In this episode I will be joined by Elizabeth Madison, Registered Dietitian, Nutrition & Wellness Consultant and Weight Loss Coach.  During the interview, Elizabeth will discuss her over 20 year struggle with obesity.

Elizabeth weighed 284 pounds and as a result of the weight gain, suffered with asthma, hypertension, and chronic pain in her back and knees.  After feeling some pain in her chest, Elizabeth went to see her doctor who diagnosed her with an enlarged heart related to her high blood pressure. The doctor told Elizabeth she would be dead in 5 years (before the age of 40) if she didn’t get a handle on her health. This is an amazing story on how one woman through faith and determination, changed the trajectory of her life and is now helping others to do the same.

Direct download: Episode_65_-_Elizabeth_Madison.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this episode, I will be joined by Hollywood’s Beauty, Fitness and Lifestyle Expert Donna Spangler, who in her fifties, is still competing, maintains her health and fitness schedule (weight training, tae kwon do, walking), and healthy eating.  During the interview, Donna will discuss her upcoming movie in which she co-stars as “Angelina” opposite Dean Cain, Kirsten Lea, Vincent DePaul and John Savage in the family-friendly holiday tale Beverly Hills Christmas, where with help from a guardian angel, a spoiled rich, very material teenage girl learns that true value is found in assisting others and not in material things. The film premiers December 6 on UPTV.  Donna will also share her health, fitness and nutrition advice, which, Donna believes, starts with a positive mental attitude.  This is a very informative and inspirational episode.

Direct download: Episode_64_-_Donna_Spangler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Jake Koenig, co-founder of Spotter, an In-home personal training company and Fit Your Space, a consultancy that takes office spaces and turns them into healthy environments.  During the interview, Jake will discuss his fitness philosophy which was the impetus for Spotter and Fit Your Space.  Jake will also provide exercise tips for the work environment and towards the end of the interview Jake has a special personal training offer for my listeners in the New York metropolitan area.

Direct download: Episode_63-Jake_Koenig.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

in this episode, I will be joined by Golda Smith, a certified personal trainer, Nutritional Cleansing Coach, curator of the Body, Mind and Soul and creator of fitmommyblog.com.  During the interview, Golda will share her amazing journey from being tired, depressed and suicidal to where she is today as the CEO of Golda International.  Golda will also discuss why she feels that every woman should wake up M.A.D. (Motivated and Determined). 

Direct download: Episode_62-Golda_Smith.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Thomas (TJ) Johnson Jr., Founder and CEO of GetUpNGetFit LLC, a health and fitness company that helps clients learn and implement healthy and safe lifestyle habits through coaching, counseling and motivation.  During the interview, TJ will discuss what life was like being born and raised in Liberia and having to see through some very young eyes, the horrors of Civil War that his country was going through back in 1992.  If it wasn’t for his grandmother, who raised him, TJ would not be here today.  TJ will discuss how he got into the fitness business and started his company, GetUpNGetFit, his unique workout philosophy and much more.

Direct download: Episode_61-Thomas_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

In this Episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Tricia Montgomery, founder and CEO of K9 Fit Club.  She is the nation’s leading expert and pioneer in human/canine fitness. Her diverse experience in veterinary medicine, public relations, animal rescue, personal training, and her own weight loss journey gave her the perfect combination of skills to create a nationwide community of certified trainers – dedicated to the health, fitness, and wellness of dogs and their people.  After a visit to the veterinarian with her dog Louie, Tricia realized the need for a fitness program, not just for her dog, but for herself as well. She ended up losing 130 pounds and Louie was able to shed four pounds. Her passion and love for both people and dogs led to the creation of K9 Fit Club, the nation’s first facility for both humans and canines alike.   This is truly an amazing story.  You can find out more about Tricia, K9 Fit Club and how to become a certified K9 Fit Club trainer at www.k9fitclub.com.

Direct download: Episode_60-Tricia_Montgomery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am EST

In this episode, I will be joined by Kareem Cook and John Lewis, two very successful entrepreneurs in the health and fitness field.  Kareem is the co-owner of Naturade, a leading neutraceutical company and creator of VeganSmart, a low calorie all in one nutritional protein powder made with all vegan ingredients, also soy, gluten and dairy free.  During the interview, Kareem, along with John Lewis, who is a partner in the company and a Certified Personal Trainer, will discuss their personal journey into health and why VeganSmart is a very effective tool against obesity and other chronic diseases, especially for people in low-income communities who suffer from high risk of disease and death due to poor eating habits.  VeganSmart is a low-cost, healthy meal replacement.  They will also discuss their 21 Day Vegan Challenge.  Kareem and John are working tirelessly to bringing healthier food options to communities and the inner cities that need them the most.  They are a very socially conscious company introducing veganism or the transition to veganism as an option through VeganSmart products and showing that being vegan can be cool and isn’t hard or as difficult as one may think.

Direct download: Episode_59-Kareem_Cook_and_John_Lewis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

In this episode, I will be joined by Sonia Satra, a certified life coach, fitness expert, actress and award-winning motivational speaker who has dedicated her life to helping people reach their full potential through unifying the body and mind. Sonia is changing the way we exercise AND think by launching An exercise program - called Moticise.  Moticise combines motivation and exercise to help you achieve your goals.  During the interview, Sonia will share techniques on how you can motivate your mind and body using visualization and affirmations that are sure to help increase abundance and success into your life.

Direct download: Episode_58_Sonia_Satra.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EST