How do you find time from the hustle and bustle of modern life to work on your mental and physical health? We all know that health and fitness are crucial for our longevity and overall well-being. But scraping a few minutes from our increasingly fast-paced and chaotic world to focus on ourselves is a whole ‘nother hurdle—which is why I welcomed Amanda Jane to our podcast today.
As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, Mindset Coach and Group Fitness Instructor living in the busiest city in the world (i.e., Brooklyn, New York), Amanda has a few nuggets of wisdom to share with anyone looking to manage life and maintain optimal health without compromising on either.
Amanda: If we're not in the right state of mind, then essentially, we can't really achieve any of our goals…a lot of people have limited beliefs going on in their...
No one stays as animated in their 40s+ as they were in their childhood or youth. But getting older doesn’t automatically banish you to a life of less vigor and energy. Sometimes all it takes to crank up your steam are lifestyle changes.
Melissa Gunn joins me in today’s episode to share her tips on how men and women can invigorate their energy levels past the 40 mark. She is the founder and CEO of Pure Strength LA, a Certified SuperSlow Specialist, and a fitness and nutrition coach with decades of experience in helping people rejuvenate their health and achieve optimal well-being.
We talked about what it takes to supercharge your energy after 40. As she puts it, “It really comes down to exercise, strength training, moving every day, eating nutritious (not processed) foods, cutting down on the sugar,...
This week's podcast guest knows all about forging a new path and finding happiness and success. At a young age, Marie Gould found herself with a gaping hole in her heart. Her journey to mend her brokenness took her to all the wrong places, and at times she feared she would never find what she longed for as she continued to make decisions that made her life challenging.
In the introduction to her book, "Love Thirst: a Spiritual Journey from Broken to Beautiful," Marie says, "My story is not about anything extraordinary other than the fact that from the time I was young, I needed a lot of love and kept looking for it in the craziest places. I was like everyone, desiring to be loved. So I looked for a lot of it, plain and simple."
Marie is a hairstylist, mother, grandmother, author, and speaker who hopes to encourage others with a longing to heal their own broken, hole-riddled hearts.
I grew up with Marie, and we had not talked to...
There’s a creative genius in you; in all of us! This is a remark shared by Izolda Trakhtenberg, this week's guest on Power Up Your Performance. Izolda T. is a speaker, author, podcast host, and innovator who leverages her years of experience as a NASA Master Trainer to help businesses tap and supercharge innovation in their workforce. Her message is all about empowering individuals and promoting collaboration as a way to solve problems at the personal, organizational, and global levels.
We went over several topics revolving around communication, nurturing creativity, why collaboration is key (and how to go about it), creating a culture of innovation based on Izolda’s “3 Cs of Changing the World,” and more. It’s a conversation with a thing or two for parents, teachers, team leaders, and anyone in the workforce.
Izolda: I worked for a program called GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the...
“You are worth building a beautiful life beyond just what you do day in and day out…Invest in yourself and your happiness…Do what genuinely makes you feel your best, routinely.”—Emma Ehrenzeller.
Life is beautiful, but only if you tune your inner lenses to see it as such! You have a choice to either create the happy and purposeful life of your dreams or give in to the barrage of everyday pressures. It all comes down to the mindset you nurture.
Emma Ehrenzeller is a life coach and the founder of Authenticity Remastered (aka. AuRem), which is a coaching program that offers “the strategy & structure to accelerate (or simply start) your personal growth journey.” She helps people work through negative self-talk, fear of uncertainty, and other internal conflicts that hold so many people back.
In our conversation, we delve into a wide range of transformative topics—including body positivity, dealing with...
What should you eat? Eating is a basic human need—but one that has been twisted to seem overly complicated amidst the flurry of food misconceptions, contradictory information, unsustainable fitness goals, and fad diets that are churned faster than you can keep up. The realm of nutrition is just so messy! But what if you could ditch the ever-growing list of diet rules but still eat healthily? Mallory Gonzales believes this is possible and her solution is as simple as, well, making nutrition simple.
Mallory Gonzales is a registered dietitian with a Master of Science in Nutrition. She is also the head of nutrition at Kencko, which is a plant-based nutrition company that is on a mission is to help people get more organic fruits and vegetables in their everyday routine every single day through shelf-stable smoothies and...
Casey Edward is a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Yoga Instructor, and a firm believer that you can be happy AND successful, calm AND productive. She helps people live in the moment, learn how to say NO and get out of that place where they feel lonely and empty - so they can move on to relationships, work, and activities that allow them to lead their best, most fulfilling lives.
We covered lots of topics including: choosing your thoughts and the way you respond to situations, getting out of tough job or relationship situations, toxic positivity (and what that really means), and how to make tough life changes.
Casey: We think 70,000 thoughts a day, and I was believing every single one of them. And for me, it was, "You're not enough. You should lose weight. You aren't good enough to do that. Who are you to start a business?" And I was believing all of them, but if someone had just said, ...
Who are you? What makes you tick? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are your core values, and how do they impact your everyday life? Self-discovery is an essential component of personal growth.
Discovering your potential and purpose in life is a key element to thriving, rather than surviving—especially for students transitioning from high school to college, which is a career- and life-defining stage in their lives. This is something that today’s guests, Greg and Beth Langston, discovered the hard way while preparing their kids for college application in a system that paid little attention to the crucial role of self-discovery.
Drawing on their professional and personal experiences, Greg and Beth Langston created the College Flight Plan Self-Discovery Course. According to their website, the program “gives your students everything they need to determine a career course as they confidently apply their unique strengths, values, purpose and goals to their...
Food touches every aspect of our lives, and everyone needs to eat. Because of this, your relationship to food is important, but it doesn’t need to be hard. Rather than worrying about lists of foods you can and can’t eat, today's guest on Power Up Your Performance, Claudia Wilson, encourages her clients to be mindful of why they are eating.
Claudia is a health and lifestyle coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, a board certified specialist in sports nutrition, a Strength and Conditioning Specialist/Trainer and the author of ONE-TWO-Punch. She created ONE-TWO PUNCH after meeting with thousands of clients and creating a method that is easy, doable and sustainable.
A few of the things we talked about:
Kim: So let's get one of the big questions out of the way at the very beginning of the show: what is the best diet?
Claudia: Everybody always wants to know. There's so many out there, all the brand name diets. What's the...
Amy Deland knows first hand that it’s not easy to tackle health issues alone, and that navigating the vast world of health and wellness can feel overwhelming. Health issues have run in her family for generations, and she has witnessed how a lack of support and resources can prolong issues to the point of devastating consequences.
Because of her personal experience and perspective, she wakes up every day passionate about creating opportunities for people to create their best life by accessing proper support and resources.
We talked about why resilience is so important, especially as we face continued challenges due to the pandemic:
Amy: On top of some of the things that we're facing globally, like environmental change, there's the need to be resilient and the need to be able to care for ourselves is paramount--not just how we show up in our own lives, in our family's lives or our community's lives, or the people we work with, but also as a society to equip...
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