Six Weeks To Fitness

How would you like to learn how to reach your highest and healthiest potential after age 40? I asked my next guest, Shahada Karim, that question and she provided some awesome tips and advice. Shahada Karim believes the most effective way to connect is through plain speech, clear direction and decisive action. She grew up ‘dabbling’ in forms of yoga, to stretch overworked muscles from too many hours in the gym. In 2012, she committed to learning as much as she could about yoga with her first 200 hour training in Power (Hatha) Yoga. She’s since been certified in Hot Power Fusion, Yoga with Weights, and Yin Yoga. She has also studied Yoga 4 Cancer and Yoga Nidra. She has specialized training in advanced anatomy and physiology, energetic cultivation and transfer, intelligence in sound and sequencing, and breath-work for grounding and expansion.

In 2017, she expanded her studies to Ayerveda Yoga and its specific connection to Nutrition and Physical Expression. In 2018, she founded Habibi Body Sport to focus on specific choices and habits to encourage health and wellness for life, and today, she teaches group classes at studios around Los Angeles, including Habibi Body: a targeted plan designed to engage primary and accessory muscle groups simultaneously for a full body workout. She keeps a steady roster of private clients for both nutrition and exercise, and continues to manage the day-to-day operations of her first baby, Habibi Bath & Body, which focuses on organic and natural skincare.

Direct download: Episode_198_Shahada_Karim.mp3
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Coach SheNesia (Nesi) Ewing is an International award-winning transformation life coach and Master Fitness Trainer who possesses a masters in Sports and Health Science and minor in exercise psychology and currently a Doctoral Candidate of Psychology. Coach Nesi has worked in the field of coaching and health and wellness for more than a decade as a trainer, athlete, coach and as Drill Sergeant in the US Army, with 20+ years of experience in the field of exercise, sports, nutrition, and mindset transformation. Coach Nesi became certified in the field of life coaching and fitness, after becoming homeless and losing everything. This life changing event caused Coach Nesi to not only become financially broken, but emotionally broken, forcing her to step out of her comfort zone to provide for herself and family. With minimal income and resources, Coach Nesi decided to turn her struggle into a success by tapping into her passion of sports and fitness and desire to help others become physically and mentally fit by creating the fitness transformation company Uncovering The New U, LLC. UCTNU was created to expose the newness of men and women when they become healthier to become happier. “New Mind, New Body, New U.”

She is the author of “Uncovering The New U, Change your mind, Change your circumstances,”. She has contributed to several books, podcasts, YouTube channels, and spoken on multiple radio stations across the US and UK. She visited and shared her expertise globally by visiting Dubai, Paris, Africa, Tokyo and Jamaica and multiple locations in the US.

Direct download: Episode_197_-_Coach_Nesi_Ewing.mp3
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How would you like to build a healthy, injury-free body?  If you do, then you will enjoy this interview with Dr. Sanaz Hariri, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and knee pain. Dr. Hariri did a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at Stanford and a total knee replacement fellowship at Harvard. Dr. Hariri is an expert in minimally invasive techniques for shoulder and knee arthroscopy and knee replacement. She has treated players in many elite athletic organizations, including the Stanford football and basketball teams, the United Football League and the San Jose Ballet.

Dr. Hariri prides herself in taking the time to work closely with each patient to identify a path to recovery that is tailored to each patient’s lifestyle and treatment goals. Her practice includes the elite athlete striving to return to the highest level of competition, the recreational athlete looking to return to an active lifestyle, and the elderly patient wanting to enjoy their activities of daily life without pain.

Dr. Hariri believes in less intervention when it comes to treating injuries and more prevention, through movement, hydration and a healthy plant-based diet. During the interview, Dr. Hariri often referenced the “Blue Zones.”  In 1999, journalist and explorer Dan Buettner led a series of expeditions with National Geographic and a team of anthropologists, demographers, and scientists to discover the world’s longest-living populations and the commonalities between these unique groups of people.


Through their research, they identified five regions of the world with the largest percentage of individuals 100 years of age or older, collectively called the Blue Zones. The people of these regions engage in similar lifestyle habits, such as consuming a plant-heavy diet and prioritizing tight-knit social networks. These sharing features are referred to as the Power Nine in Dan Buettner’s book “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.”

This was a very enlightening and informative interview with Dr. Hariri.  Her motto is “movement means health and happiness” and during the interview, she explains why movement is so important. Dr. Hariri also believes that supplementation is a key component to building good health and that is why she is now an advisor to 305-Life, a health and wellness lifestyle brand that celebrates the ethos of Miami and seeks to inspire consumers to get the most out of life by staying hydrated and active.

Direct download: Episode_196_Dr._Sanaz_Hariri_-_Final.mp3
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In this episode of my Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined once again by Coach Theresa Wells, a native San Diegan, has a great passion for helping others. She is an alternative healing, holistic health and whole person approach advocate in the health and fitness industry. She does not believe in cookie cutter, quick fix gimmicks and is highly vocal about it. She is an effective results producing leader.

She is a former Secondary School Counselor who resigned in January of 2022; in order to work alongside those who have made the decision to commit to leading a successful fit life. This passion of fitness and combination of a counseling background, allows her to understand and empathize with those who struggle with the social emotional issues that are deeply rooted in most individuals ability to become psychologically fit; in order to become physically fit and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Theresa Wells is the owner of Tone At Home Fitness, an in-home personal concierge support that also provides online health & wellness programs. Her programs are designed for men and women who were formally fit but now seeking to get back to living successfully fit lives. This includes integrative fitness and nutrition programs for those who haven’t quite been able to get back to their peak athletic performance because of lingering COVID-19 symptoms or other illness that may have caused or triggered dormant health issues.

Over the past 2 years numerous families have been hit with stress, anxiety, fatigue and depression. Whether from divorce, isolation, stress from work or relationships. People want to feel relief, lose weight, look better and want to get back to living. Living healthy and disease free. This is the support Tone At Home Fitness Family members receive.

Direct download: Episode_195_Theresa_Wells.mp3
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