Sat, 22 April 2017
In this Episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by the Detroit Piston’s Tobias Harris. The 6’ 9” forward played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic before joining the Pistons where he is currently the team’s leading scorer. Throughout his five-year career in the NBA, Tobias has remained committed to his mentorship programs, specifically via the Tobias Harris School of Business Basketball Camp. During the interview, Tobias will discuss his childhood growing up on Long Island, New York to a large family of basketball players. He will also share his exercise routine in the gym, which includes weight training, calisthenics and more. Tobias will also discuss how eating a plant-based diet has increased his endurance and stamina on the court. Tobias is a strong believer in giving back to the community, especially children, which is evident by the work he is doing through his Tobias Harris School of Business Basketball Camp. This camp not only teaches kids the important skills necessary to compete in the game of basketball, but it exposes kids to other professions as well. Tobias believes that children should focus on education first and if basketball doesn’t work out, they have other options in their lives. Tobias not only “talks the talk but he also walks the walk.”
Direct download: Episode_98_Tobias_Harris.mp3
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Sat, 8 April 2017
In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Charity Lynette, Celebrity Fitness Instructor and creator of Curvy Chick Fitness. During the interview, Charity will discuss what life was like growing up in a small northwestern town to military parents. Most of Charity Lynette's life she was overweight and although playing High School and college Basketball, she still struggled with her weight. The turning point in her life was the surprising loss of her mom due to unhealthy living. Fueling her choice to start a healthier lifestyle and with her mother in mind, she dedicated her life to helping others do the same, losing over 100 pounds in the process. Since then she has continued to work within Hospitals and Health fairs throughout the country, teaching women that although they all have curves, healthy curves is what matters most. As a Plus Size Model and Fitness Instructor Charity went through her challenges explaining to those who didn't understand how a Plus Size women could teach fitness, the answer was simply “We all have different body types but as long as we are eating right and exercising, the body will take its course." Charity is showing the world that just because you’re thin, doesn’t mean you’re fit and just because you have curves doesn’t mean you’re unhealthy. Charity is a rising star in the fitness industry and she is looking to expand her brand throughout the country.
Charity has been featured in numerous media outlets such as Bustle.com, Hip Hop Weekly, NY Daily News, Abigail Magazine, blackbride.com, Society of Curves, cocoafab.com, Entertainment Scoop, Boston Fitness Magazine, Skinny Minority Blog, Your Tango, Stylish Curves and more.
Direct download: Episode_97_Charity_Lynette.mp3
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