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Meet Mr. Universe

Friend! How is January treating you? Here in the Lou, it is giving us the cold shoulder. And, by cold, I mean FREEZING! But we are finally back at camp again and that makes me happy. I feel so much more myself when I am working with you. YOU never fail to inspire me (awwww, cue the sappy music :)) Over holiday break, I had the most amazing conversation with Angelo Bezzole. Angelo is married to our BCC trainer, Sammie Bezzole. And, I have known him for ten years. And, this is what I didn't...

Duration: 00:35:05

How to Start a Workout Program

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018. And, here in the Midwest it is a very cold start (it was -6 this morn!) Did you enjoy your New Year celebrations? Mine were awesome. Spent time with family, friends and had so much fun. My heart is so full :) And, so is my belly. O.M.G. I am seriously excited about eating clean and getting back to my normal routine. Are you like that? Love the holidays but grateful to get back to your schedule? And, by getting back to IT OR starting IT is what I chat about...

Duration: 00:31:12

How Do You Keep Your Sanity During the Holiday Season?

I am SO FREAKIN EXCITED! I seriously LOVE this time of year. I love the chaos, the traditions, the parties, the meaning, and just the whole season. (I mean, seriously, look at my house! :) BUT, and this is a big BUT, I do struggle with staying on track with my fitness and wellness during this time. I find myself trying to skip workouts, passing on my quiet time, and putting everything before ME. Here is the problem with putting me last. I become susceptible to sickness (and, the flu just...

Duration: 00:17:03

How Stretching Can Save Your Life (Okay, maybe a bit dramatic, but SO important!)

I hope you are having a most awesome Tuesday! I want to share with you my newest podcast. This one is on stretching. DON'T CLICK OUT OF THIS! I know you are thinking you don't NEED to stretch. You don't WANT to stretch. You are NOT going to stretch. I know exactly what you are thinking cuz you have been telling me this for over thirty years! But before you click out, give me 10 seconds to tell you why you should listen to this podcast. I invited Sammie Bezzole (that right there is why...

Duration: 00:24:58

5 Holiday Eating Strategies to Avoid Weight Gain

Happy Thanksgiving Week! I want to wish you a most wonderful holiday. And, I want to share with you how thankful I am for you. Seriously, I woke up at 3:54am (before my alarm) because I was so excited to work you out, talk to you on this podcast, share pics with you on Insta and tweet with you on Twitter. No joke, YOU are my jam. I truly LOVE sharing fitness and wellness with you! And, I have more info to share with you. A lot of YOU ask me this time of year how to enjoy the holidays...

Duration: 00:21:23

How to Have a Successful Marriage: Life Hacks from Lori and Tony

I want to start by apologizing for our delay in getting you our latest podcast. We had an emotional few weeks here at BCC headquarters but we are making our way back into our regularly scheduled programming (‘member that saying from network television?) And, what a surprise podcast I have for you. I invited Tony (my hubby) to talk about our marriage. Whaaat?! I know! And, I know you are thinking, “What does this have to do with fitness?" Nothing. Absolutely nothing. So, why?...

Duration: 00:29:23

Why Sugars are NOT Killing You

I hope you are having a most amazing day! And, I hope you got your learning ears on cuz I am bringing some nutrition truth bombs your way! I invited Sarah Weitz, MS, RD, Michigan State professor and BCC nutritionist to join me on a podcast. And, I asked her to answer all YOUR questions about sugar. And, she said yes. And, we talked over two hours! (Don’t worry; I broke it into two podcasts!) And, not only did she answer all your questions, she broke down the science of sugar, told us...

Duration: 00:55:06

Proof Positive: Exercise is THE Miracle Drug

Hi to all you beautiful people! I had the opportunity to sit down and have an intimate conversation with my dear friend, Angel James. Some of you in our BCC fam know her as Producer of the number one morning show on Fox 2 in St. Louis. Some of you met her when she presented her media knowledge as a speaker at our national conference. Some of you sweated with her as she participated in her very first Boot Camp Challenge®. And ALL of you have seen her work on our BCC social platforms as she...

Duration: 00:43:04

Major Truth Bombs on Weight Loss

I hope you are having a most awesome day! I CANNOT wait for you to listen to our new podcast. Do you know why? Because I totally invited Jenn Mcallister back for a part deux! After our first podcast with Jenn, you all had a ton of questions and requests. And, your questions were SO good. You especially wanted to know how to overcome food addiction, what strategies to use when trying to change your mindset around food and, most importantly, what are the best rewards when you reach...

Duration: 00:34:51

What is More Important: Nutrition or Exercise?

Hi all you beautiful people! I hope you are having a most amazing day! This week, I have invited back one of your favorite peeps and mine, Melissa Grattan, Boot Camp Challenge®, Upstate NY (insert hand clap). Melissa has been launching BCC for over 11 years and is kinda a rockstar. And, I Iove her. And, her big, curly, 80's hair! I first invited Melissa on our podcast last month. And, when we recorded it, we had so much fun and SO much to say. Then you listened to it and told me you...

Duration: 00:28:37

Camper Turned Trainer: 100lb Weight Loss Battle

I hope you are having a most awesome day! I can't WAIT for you to listen to our newest podcast that just dropped! Why am I so excited? Because in this podcast, our newest Boot Camp Challenge® trainer, Jenn Mcallister, dives deep into her own personal battle with weight. From how she'd lose it, gain it back, lose it, and gain it back again- the vicious cycle that ended up with her topping off the scale at 275 pounds. She holds nothing back as she discusses the bullying, her own self...

Duration: 00:48:14

How Can I Eat A Lot of Calories and Still Lose Weight?

Hi all you beautiful people! I hope you are having a most amazing day! This week, I have a very special guest with me. Her name is Melissa Grattan and she had been launching BCC in Upstate NY for over 10 years. Not only does she launch in her hometown she also brings BCC to major corporations such as Beechnut and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Now for the personal stuff; we met over ten years ago and I still pee my pants when her husband tells the story of how we met. And she has become a dear...

Duration: 00:31:54

Will I Gain Weight If I Eat After 8?

Hi beautiful peeps! This week, I’m asking some of the most popular questions that I get about nutrition and fitness: 1. Should I eat protein before I work out? 2. Will I gain weight if I eat after 8 PM? 3. If i have a lot of weight to lose, should I just do cardio until I lose weight, and then add in weight training? 4. Should i stretch before I workout like the athletes do? So grab a cup of coffee or wine, get your laundry going, and join me for a chat as I’ll share with you not...

Duration: 00:26:58

Breathing, Shoes, Sleep, and Weight Loss

I hope you are having a most awesome day! I wanted to invite you to grab a cup of coffee and listen as Sammie Bezzole and I chat about all things fitness and wellness. This week, we cover topics like: How to breath when you run (thank you campers for this suggestion! Many of you requested it!). Should you run faster or slower? What is a side stitch, and how do you get it gone? We also chat about shoes. Not Jimmy Choo’s but running shoes! Then we head over to one of my favorite...

Duration: 00:29:01

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Around Weight Loss!

Hi beautiful peeps! Join me as I dive into weight loss, the lies, the truths and how to do it! We will talk about diets (Atkins, fat-free, gluten free and Paleo), how to lose weight and keep it off, and what TWO strategies you can do RIGHT now to lose weight! And, I have a special guest this go around. It is Victoria Patterson! Victoria is a Boot Camp Challenge® trainer, Master Trainer for BCC and my most beautiful daughter! Come listen to our chat, and we will answer try to answer your...

Duration: 00:30:09

My Very First Podcast, My Rant about Kids, And How Much You Really Mean to Me

Join me in my very first podcast ever as I dive into my "why" on creating a podcast, my passion for helping not just you, but your kids too, and how excited I am to be in your ear while you are cleaning your house and driving to work.

Duration: 00:25:27