Sun, 4 December 2016
In this episode of Six Weeks to Fitness, I am joined by Chef Isra Gordon, owner of Delicious Endings Catering and Tea House, a full-service catering company out of Brooklyn, New York, that promises to engage your appetite with ingredient-driven, health-focused global gourmet cuisine. Chef Gordon was born and raised on the island of Grenada and is a graduate of the New York Restaurant School Culinary Program. She is a highly trained chef and pastry chef with over 27 years of experience in the culinary industry. Chef Gordon’s personal recipes have been featured in cookbooks and magazines, such as “One Sweet Cookie” and “Kuji Magazine”.
Chef Gordon’s Delicious Endings Catering and Tea House has extensive experience catering to those with dietary restrictions and preferences, such as raw foodists, vegetarians, pescetarians, and others. Delicious Endings Catering and Tea House also carries over 30 different types of teas, some of which are carefully formulated by Chef Isra, to treat diabetes, dementia, high cholesterol, weight loss and much more. Delicious Endings Catering and Tea House is the culmination of Chef Gordon’s passion and years of experience in the culinary world. Chef Gordon believes that the obesity epidemic can be linked directly to the food we eat, the amount of sugary foods and drinks we consume and the lack of exercise. For more information about Delicious Endings Catering and Tea House, visit www.deliciousendings.com or call Chef Isra at (917) 364-8276.
Direct download: Episode_84_Chef_Isra_Gordon.mp3
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Sat, 19 November 2016
In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Reea Rodney, author, mother of two and childcare provider. Originally from Trinidad, Reea migrated to Brooklyn, New York in 2006 in search for a better life for her family. Because of her passion for her work as a childcare provider and desire to help children, Reea was inspired to write children’s books. She wanted to assist not only the kids who were under her care with the day to day issues they may be facing, but kids all over the world. Her stories addresses topics such as adjusting to change, fear, separation anxiety, bravery, imagination, witty personality, love, compassion and teamwork. Although Reea’s first book, “Juniper and Rose: Sisters and Best Friends Forever,” was written in 2012, Reea held back from releasing the book until October, 2016, due to fear and low self-esteem. It wasn’t until Reea read Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success” that Reea decided to take that leap of faith and publish Juniper and Rose, which is receiving rave reviews from parents and children all across the country. Reea’s success reminds us of that quote from Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”, where he states “whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve”. Reea is starting to achieve great success with Juniper and Rose, the first of a series of books about these adorable twin sisters.
Direct download: Episode_83_Reea_Rodney.mp3
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Thu, 6 October 2016
In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am pleased to welcome back to the program Shaniqua Garvin, a single mom, event planner and CEO of her lifestyle blog, Brown Media Mama. During the interview, Shaniqua will discuss her upcoming event “Fall Into Fitness” presented by Sisterhued, the first of many fitness events she will be hosting from New York City to Los Angeles. The event will take place on Sunday, October 9th from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Fit 4 Dance Studio, located at 154 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. Sponsors and contributors include Fit 4 Dance Studio, Fiji, Suja, Raw Food Central, GoGo squeeze, Pipernilli, Outside of the Box Creations, Boiron, 22 days nutrition, Skaklee, Pipernilli and Amped hydrate. There will be Belly Dancehall classes, giveaways, refreshments, panel discussions conducted by Laci Chisholm (owner of Fit4Dance), Golda Smith, MPH, CPT, and Damian McCleod, Acupuncturist.
Direct download: Episode_82-Shaniqua_Fit_4_Dance_Event.mp3
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Sun, 28 August 2016
In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Shaniqua Garvin, a widowed single mom, and event planner, raising her young son in New York City. She is the founder and CEO of her lifestyle blog, Brown Media Mama. During the interview, Shaniqua will discuss her weight loss journey which began after losing her husband to heart disease at the age of 38 and how this tragedy motivated her to improve her health for the sake of her son. While working on her weight loss, Shaniqua was told about an open casting call that Oprah’s “O” Magazine had to spotlight women and their weight loss journey. Shaniqua wrote in to the magazine and explained how the loss of her husband inspired her to lose weight and how she could not do it alone. To Shaniqua’s surprise and excitement, she immediately received a call from the magazine and was selected among 9 other women to share their weight loss journey and grace the cover of the April, 2016 “O” Magazine with Oprah. Shaniqua will share what it was like to meet Oprah and Gayle during the photo shoot and how that experience has changed her life for the better. Shaniqua is determined to share her story on the importance of taking care of your health. This is a very heartfelt and inspiring episode.
Direct download: Episode_81_Shaniqua_Garvin.mp3
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Fri, 26 August 2016
In this special Episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Angela Mathis, a Minister and Abundance Coach out of Atlanta, Georgia. During the interview, Angela will discuss the many health benefits she has received while taking O2 Drops, a one-of-a-kind formula of bio-available oxygen molecules and essential trace minerals that has been said to revitalize your body and improve your health in ways that you might not have thought possible. O2 Drops have been known to assist your body with weight loss, sleeping problems; chronic pain, aches, stiffness; low energy or fatigue; recovery from exercise and much more. Angela believes that if you give your body what it needs, the body will heal itself. This is a very important episode for anyone who would like to improve their health naturally with the help of one of the most important chemical elements on Earth, Oxygen.
For those of you who are interested in trying O2 Drops for yourselves, I have a limited supply of samples available on a first come, first serve basis. All you have to do is email or call the number provided in the interview.
Direct download: Episode_80_Angela_Mathis_Final.mp3
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Sun, 21 August 2016
In this Episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Ashanti Johnson, creator and founder of 360.Mind.Body.Soul, the Physique Factory, one of the most unique and innovative fitness facilities located in the south side of Chicago. Battling weight issues in her teens and 20s, Ashanti recognized a pattern. No matter how much she ate or worked out, weight was the side-effect of her stress-level. During the interview, Ashanti will discuss what happened when she moved to Chicago in her early 20s that set a light bulb off in her head, which caused her to discover the real reason why so many people remain overweight in spite of the exercise and diets they are on. Ashanti will also explain how 360.Mind.Body.Soul (MBS) came into existence and the impact her boutique fitness club has made in the lives of hundreds of African American women who have lost over 10,000 pounds in 5 years following her guidance and weight loss philosophy. If you’re doing all you can to lose weight and get healthy and not seeing the results you would like, I strongly suggest that you listen to Ashanti Johnson’s philosophy on health and fitness and how the mind, body and soul plays such a vital part to your success.
Ashanti Johnson is a rising star in the fitness industry. 360.Mind.Body.Soul is just getting started and is poised to take the fitness industry to a whole new level with her mission to help her clients grow, evolve and actualize their weight-loss goals in the shortest amount of time. Check out the 360 MBS website at www.360mbs.com and see for yourself the many weight loss transformations taking place under Ashanti’s guidance. Ashanti will make a believer out of you.
Direct download: Episode_79_-_Ashanti_Johnson.mp3
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Sun, 14 August 2016
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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Sun, 7 August 2016
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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Sun, 17 July 2016
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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Sun, 10 July 2016
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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Sun, 5 June 2016
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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Sun, 15 May 2016
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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Sun, 27 March 2016
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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT
Sun, 6 March 2016
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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Mon, 18 January 2016
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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