Six Weeks To Fitness

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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In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Fatima Batook, owner of Studio55, Saudi Arabia’s first women-only Spinning® and fitness studio. During the interview, Fatima will discuss her challenges as a child growing up in Saudi Arabia and how she used food as her refuge to deal with the day to day struggles of trying to fit into society.  Fatima will also discuss how she was able to launch her fitness studio at a time when there were no legal fitness facilities for women in Saudi Arabia and how despite the negative publicity she received from the local press, decided to open up her own award winning clothing line for women.  Fatima believes that if she can do what she is doing in Saudi Arabia, “than anyone can do it anywhere in the world”.  Fatima plans on opening 20 additional studios in the next 3 to 5 years.  This is truly an amazing story of how one woman through her courage and strength is seeking to change Saudi Arabia’s culture through fitness rather than politics or religion.   This is truly one of my most inspiring interviews.

Direct download: Episode_68-Fatima_Batook.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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  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
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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
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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

Direct download: Episode_60-Tricia_Montgomery.mp3
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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
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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
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In this episode I will be joined by Londin Angel Winters, a former Emmy award winning producer for NBC News and Co-Founder and CEO of Metaphysical Fitness.  During the interview, Londin will explain how Metaphysical Fitness combines the power of modern science with the wisdom of ancient practice to strengthen your body, free your mind and nourish your soul.  Londin will also discuss how she used the techniques from Metaphysical Fitness to transform her body when she was overweight to becoming “bikini ready” and winning first place in a figure competition in only 6 months at the age of 38 and how she is able to maintain this body 6 years later at the age of 44. 

Metaphysical Fitness trains the body, mind and spirit as one to get results.  Londin calls this “perfect alignment”.  Londin will also explain how the subconscious mind works along with visualization to achieve a sculpted body.  If you ever wondered why you’re not getting the body you want through diet and exercise, listen to what Londin has to say about Metaphysical Fitness. It may be just what you need to help you reach your fitness goals.  For more information about Londin Angel Winters and Metaphysical Fitness, you can visit her website at

Direct download: Episode_57-Londin_Angel_Winters.mp3
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In this episode I will be joined by Kia Edwards, a certified fitness trainer and specialist in fitness nutrition, and creator and editor of Fit & Curvy.   During the interview Kia will talk about being a competitive gymnast and gymnastics coach, and how that experience led her to explore her own beliefs about body image, ultimately creating a website dedicated to promoting science-based health and fitness information.  She will share her philosophy on exercise and nutrition, and what true health, fitness and beauty really mean.

Direct download: Episode_56-Kia_Edwards.mp3
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In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness Podcast, I will be joined by Tanisha Shanee, an extraordinary and unique individual – who seeks to accomplish anything she puts her mind to.   Tanisha is the founder of Success Weight, a healthy living program for busy individuals, an Author, Motivational Speaker, and a Celebrity Healthy Living Coach, as well as the creator of Smoothies 4 U. During the interview, Tanisha will discuss her personal journey into health, growing up as an overweight child in Brooklyn, New York, being picked on by her peers and how this and other dramatic experiences in her life helped to shape her destiny.  Tanisha will also discuss the positive effects eating healthy has had, not only on the body but the mind as well.

Direct download: Episode_55-Tanisha_Shanee_Williams.mp3
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In this episode I will be joined by Melissa Harville-LeBron, the first African American woman to own a developmental racing team in NASCAR's Whelen All-American Series, Division 1; E2 Northeast Motorsports, which is also the first multi-cultural sibling NASCAR team. 

A consummate business woman, Melissa, is the Founder and CEO of W.M. Stone Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of a total of three businesses of which she owns.  She is a determined and dedicated single mother of 7 and a native of Staten Island, NY.


During the interview, Melissa will talk about some of the people and experiences that have made her the woman she is today, like her work as a corrections officer at Rikers Island, being mentored by lifetime friend and legendary hip hop DJ, Red Alert, as she pursued a career in the entertainment industry,  or how her introduction to producer Jay Ellis, solidified her drive to one day be a boss. Melissa will discuss the challenge of living with asthma, and the decision she made to take control of her health and her destiny.  She will demonstrate how faith, determination, and hard work helped her to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Direct download: Episode_54_-_Melissa_LeBron.mp3
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In this episode of Six Weeks to Fitness, I will be joined by Kobie Randolph, the newest edition to TVOne's hit reality series, "Hollywood Divas".  During the interview, Kobie will share what it’s like working opposite Golden Brooks, the show’s primary character.  Kobie will also share what life was like growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, attending Tennessee State College and owning his own night club at the age of 22.  Kobie’s meteoric rise to fame was chronicled in his critically acclaimed autobiography, The Champagne Life for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination. The Champagne Life highlights the relationships Kobie has established with the entertainment industry’s elite and the sacrifices he undertook to establish them.  Kobie will talk about the company he started 4 years ago, called the Randolph Branding Company with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles. He will also share what he does to stay healthy and fit while on the go and much more.  This is a very inspiring episode on what you can accomplish in life if you just dream big enough and believe in yourself

Direct download: Episode_53-Kobie_Randolph.mp3
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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
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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
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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 “”.  You will find a wealth of information on her website along with food recipes and much more.

Direct download: Episode_50-Tracye_McQuirter.mp3
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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
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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
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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

Direct download: Episode_47-Diane_Skai_Stroud.mp3
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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  You can also follow her on twitter, facebook and instagram.

Direct download: Episode_46-Carlease_Burke.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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In this episode, I will be joined by Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Nurse, Tafara Liz Muchechemera from Queensland, Australia.  During the interview Tafara will take us on a journey from Zimbabwe, where she was born and raised to where she currently lives in Queensland, Australia.  Tafara left Zimbabwe for economic reasons with only the clothes on her back and a suitcase, hoping to find a better life for her and her family.  Tafara will share the struggles and challenges she endured while being alone and how her only comfort was food.  The loneliness combined with her excessive comsumption of food, caused Tafara’s weight to increase to over 240 pounds.


In an act of desperation to lose the weight, Tafara took the advice of a friend and tried weight loss pills but the pills made her sick, nauseous and unable to sleep.  Tafara will discuss what actions she took to lose the weight and get her life back.  Tafara is now a personal trainer and has competed in various fitness competitions showing off her sculpted physique.  Tafara is truly an amazing woman and this is a very inspiring episode .

Direct download: Episode_42_Tafara.mp3
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In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness Podcast, I will be joined by Mary Solis, Certified Personal Trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and owner of Dream Body Fitness.  During the interview, Mary will share what event happened in her life that inspired her to lose weight and improve her health, and how losing her job after 15 years of service, served as the catalyst for Mary to start her personal training business .  Mary will also discuss her fitness and nutrition philosophy along with success stories from the clients she’s worked with through the years.  Mary reveals that in her earlier years she would never exercise, but now exercise and nutrition has become her passion and she enjoys sharing her expertise with others, especially women 40 and over who feel that they are too old to exercise.  Mary will also discuss what it was like to enter a fitness competition at the age of 47, an age where most women (and men) would feel intimidated to step out on stage in front of strangers and compete against other contestants.  Mary is truly enjoying her life.

Direct download: Episode_41_-_Mary_Solis.mp3
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In this program, I will be joined by Leonard Viltz, A U.S. Army Veteran and owner of, an online retail store specializing in the sale of motivational health and wellness clothing.  During the interview, Leonard will discuss his experience in the military during Desert Storm and why he chose to leave the military after spending 13 years in the Louisiana Army National Guard.  Leonard will also discuss what traumatic experience and events happened in his life in 2007 that started him on the road to improving his health.  Leonard will share information on his healthy lifestyle and how he was introduced in his teenage years to the importance of saying affirmations and having a positive mental attitude which led to his creation of  This and much more is in this very informative episode.

Direct download: Episode_40_-_Leonard_Viltz.mp3
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In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness Podcast, I will be joined by the vivacious and talented Actress, Denise Boutte’.  Denise appeared in Tyler Perry’s hit television show, “Meet the Browns” as well as in the films “Why Did I Get Married” and “For Love or Money” among others. .  During the interview, Denise will discuss what it was like growing up in a small town of less than 700, in Maurice, Louisiana, and how her day to day chores helped her to stay active as a child.  Denise graduated from LSU with a degree in “Mass Communications”, relocated to Dallas, Texas and worked as an Advertising Executive before moving to Hollywood at the suggestion of a friend.  Denise will take us on her journey to Hollywood and discuss her friendships with Tyler Perry, Lamman Rucker, Shemar Moore and many others.  Denise will also discuss how she manages to balance family life as a wife and mother to a 4 year-old daughter.

Denise also discusses her upcoming films, including her latest project, “Denise’s Dish”, where she invites viewers to learn about good old southern cooking. Filmed in Lafayette and surrounding areas, "Denise's Dish" shares old family recipes and local stories in video segments that last three to five minutes. Nuggets from some segments may end up in Denise Boutte’s first cookbook, which will be released later this year.


An episode of "Denise's Dish," can be seen online at  This was a truly inspiring interview that’s full of advice, wisdom and encouragement for everyone.

Direct download: Episode_39-Denise_Boutte.mp3
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In this program, I will be joined by Stephen Jackson, entrepreneur and President of Run Two Live, a 501C(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to Inspire, Support and Encourage Black Men & Women to gain and maintain a  healthy lifestyle through running and walking regardless of athletic ability and running experience.  During the interview, Stephen will take us on his personal journey from being the owner and General Manager of RDZ Media Group, a multi award winning Mobile Social Media Agency that was ahead of its time, and why he decided to sell the company and turn his focus towards creating and operating a not-for-profit organization called Run Two Live. 


Stephen will share how running and changing his eating habits enabled him to lose a significant amount of weight and get off of the medications he was taking for high blood pressure and cholesterol.  Heart disease runs in Stephen’s family but he was not about to let heart disease or diabetes take control of his life.  This and much more is discussed in this very inspiring interview.

Direct download: Episode_38-Stephen_Jackson.mp3
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During the interview, Kenroy Grant will take us on a journey from his youth growing up in Trinidad, moving to Brooklyn, New York with his family at the age of 10 and eventually settling down in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ken will also discuss his philosophy on health and the reason he became a personal trainer and why he is currently pursuing a degree in alternative medicine.  Ken will also give his advice on how to stay healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Direct download: Episode__37-Kenroy_Grant.mp3
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