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77 - Exercise Series: Aerial Movement with Jen Livengood

Aerial yoga is a hot fitness trend right now and today we continue our exercise series with Jen Livengood of A-WOL Dance Collective here in Portland, OR to inspire you to get up in the silks! Jen is kind enough to join us on the Podcast today and first we want to hear a little bit more about Jen’s studio in Portland, Oregon. Jen explains that she is the director of a nonprofit arts directive that is called A-WOL Dance Collective. They have a studio in Portland’s Lloyd district with three...


76 - Exercise Series: Zumba with Heidi K

Heidi and Christa met over two years ago when one of Christa's friends suggested she try out Heidi's class and they connected right away. Heidi embodies all the things we find really important at Fitlandia like body inclusion, modifying, honoring your body and having fun! Heidi always says that having fun is the number one important thing to remember with all exercise, especially Zumba. There is no such thing as perfection, just having a good time is the priority. Heidi and Christa talk...


75 - Exercise Series: Yoga with Jamie King

There are so many benefits and styles of yoga and today we welcome Jamie King of Flex and Flow Yoga in Portland, OR for a breakdown on starting and maintaining a practice you'll love. Before we jump into the show, it's your last chance to sign up for the March session of 30 Days to Thriving! I don’t want you to forget that all my podcast listeners get 20% off. I’d LOVE to see you there and be sure to use the code: Podcast20 at the checkout to get your 20% off. If you want to sign up for...


74 Exercise Series: Strength Training with Megan Benedict

Today we are learning more about strength training from the wonderful Megan Benedict. Megan is the cofounder of Fit Kitchen Direct and is regular here on the podcast! She is going to share with us all the amazing benefits of strength training. Welcome Megan and thank you so much for being here! Before we begin, I wanted to take the time to remind you all that the next round of the 30 Days to Thriving program starts March 1st! Head on over to to check out...


73 - Exercise Series: Pilates with Abby Parker

Our exercise series continues as we highlight the benefits of Pilates with PDX powerhouse, Abby Parker! Settle in as she shares her story of strength and resiliency, culminating into a love for fitness. Before we jump into the show I want to make sure to remind those of you in the Portland area to come out and see me at Athleta in the Pearl District! I am doing an awesome workshop event there to help you embrace the power of your mind for fitness. It is February 17th at 8:30 AM and you...


72 - Exercise Series: Bootcamp with Emily Corso

Think bootcamp is scary? That it's going to tear you up and spit you out? Think again! Today we're talking to Emily Corso of Bold and Badass Fitness on the benefits of bootcamp classes and a safe approach to keep them fun while still being a great challenge. Before we begin, I want you to mark your calendars if you live in the Portland, Oregon area so that you can come on out to Emily’s studio on February 25th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, where I will be delivering a workshop on the Mindset...


71 - Exercise Series: Kettlebells with Michael Skogg

Hello Fitlandians! Today I am thrilled to be kicking off my series on all the different exercises that are available to us. I’m beginning this series by chatting with a local Portland, Oregon fitness pro, Michael Skogg of Skogg Kettlebells, about one of my all time favorite workouts: kettlebells! Before we get started I just wanted to throw out a few reminders. We are just a couple of days left before the start of our next 30 Days To Thriving program for February. Some of you have heard...


70 - Stories of Transformation with Kate Kelly

*** Caution, we use some adult language today!*** Today’s episode is a very exciting addition to the Fitlandia Podcast lineup! You are going to be SO thrilled to hear Kate’s special story of progress, transformation and courage. Kate Kelly and I met through Dr. Jerome Craig, who has shared some of his amazing knowledge right here on the podcast previously, and we could not be more grateful or thrilled to have connected. Kate’s vulnerability and openness is a true inspiration for all...


69 - Hormonal Balance with the Right Nutrition Strategy

Today we are here with Allison Pelot, a fellow Portland-based fitness guru and amazing holistic nutrition and fitness coach. We are so excited to talk about achieving hormonal balance with nutrition strategies. Can’t wait! Allison has a flourishing physical practice here in Portland where she hosts classes, offers nutritional and functional training as well as offering one on one coaching. She has been studying the biochemistry of the body for around 10 years now and applies this...


68 - The Unhealthy Side of Keto

The Perfect Keto Story: Alex explains how his health journey, like many journeys to health and wellness, began with rock bottom at age 23. It was then that he discovered Dr. Anthony Gustin and his blog which helped change his life from frozen meals and takeout to healthy food choices, creative cooking and an active, healthy lifestyle. Perfect Keto was born from the transition that both Dr. Gustin and Alex took from a whole food and paleo lifestyle to a keto approach. During this...


67 - New Year's Inspiration with Josh Cyphers

Happy New Year, Fitlandians! We are so happy to have you here as we start off this new year by harnessing the power of intention. When we can let go of the restrictions that come with those New Year’s resolutions, we can instead look forward to creating a revolution! So, if you’re ready to get back on track and reclaim your health and vitality but need a little extra support, today is the last day to sign up for Christa’s 30 Days of Thriving which begins tomorrow on January 2nd. And...


66 - Mind Zoning®: Growing the Desire to Change Your Lifestyle

Welcome back to the Fitlandia Podcast as we launch one more holiday episode for you to get you pumped and excited to make a healthy permanent lifestyle change before the new year arrives! We encourage you to harness the opportunity of the new year to launch you into the healthiest you possible. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stuck or even just a little confused on where to start, this is the Mind Zoning® for you. For further encouragement and community to back you up every step of the way...


65 - Getting Healthy During the Holidays with Jasmine Galimov

Today we’re excited to welcome soon-to-be Holistic Nutritionist and Instagram celeb, Jasmine Galimov to the show! Jasmine’s Instagram, “@Berryfitt” is extremely popular and showcases her beautiful food creations which are not only vibrant, but nutrient packed. Jasmine describes herself as a “huge foodie” and that her passion for food is what made her Instagram so successful. She demonstrates how eating healthy can be easy and when it looks pretty, people are going to want to eat...


64 - Top Tips for Healthy Travel with ROAM Fitness

Welcome back, Fitlandians! We’re excited to welcome Ty Manegold of Roam Fitness to the show today as part of our continuing journey of creating healthy holidays for all! Roam Fitness is a brand of post-security airport gyms that help to change that dreaded, stressful experience of traveling into a positive, refreshing one. Ty says, “We believe travel days don’t mean compromising your health and we’re doing that by putting fully equipped gyms behind security for passengers to be able to...


63 - Strategies to Enjoy the Holidays Without Overindulging

Welcome back as we continue our series on teaching everyone how to get through the holidays in a healthy manner without deprivation. We have the co-founding couple of The Chief Life, Matthias and Stacey Turner! They describe themselves as a focused and driven team bringing the latest in personalized, healthy meal plans, gym/home training programs and apparel. Based in Queensland, Australia this dynamic duo works mainly online allowing them to work with people from all over the world,...


62 - Mind Zoning®: Taking a Break From Alcohol

Episode 62 - It’s Easy to Take a Break from Alcohol Mind Zoning® As the holidays roll in we’re granted with an abundance of joys, more time off work, a shift in the seasons and time with family and friends. This for many of us, also includes an overload of comfort foods, sweet treats we’ve adored since childhood and social events surrounded by alcohol. Christa shares she’s been indulging in more alcohol than she’d like to with the stresses and celebrations surrounding the launch of her...


61 - Fighting Holiday Cravings

Hello Fitlandians! We have a very special treat for you today as we welcome, Dr. Kirstin Lauritzen to the show. We’re continuing our holiday series of podcasts to provide information and tools to keep our listeners healthy and on track through the holidays. Kirstin is here to teach us some easy tips to fight against those holiday cravings! Located in Sherwood, Oregon, Kirstin works as a chiropractor and helps people find a better nutrition route for their everyday lives. She has a...


60 - Get Over the Fear of Jumping Into Keto with Leanne Vogel

We have an exciting show for you today as we help you get over the fear of jumping into the ketogenic diet with the Queen of Keto herself, Leanne Vogel! Leanne started studying nutrition in 2007 to help her better understand her body and how it worked with the foods she was putting into it. Originally going to school to help herself, she discovered after graduation that she had learned too much not to help other people and that’s when her blog, “Healthful Pursuit” was born. Being a super...


59 - I'm Not Perfect. I'm Not Your Guru.

I'm so proud of this episode where I am 100% open and vulnerable about my personal fitness journey. I'm not perfect. I'm not your guru, but gosh darn it if I don't work my a** off to keep myself and YOU moving forward. Listen to my real journey about my everyday struggles and how I keep moving forward with my own goals! 30 Days to Thriving: Want to work with me? Grab your spot in the next 30 Days to Thriving and still snag early bird pricing of $100 off. I can't wait to help you get...


58 - Avoid the Pitfalls of the Holiday Eating Trap

It happens every year, October 31st rolls around and the next 2 1/2 months feel like a roller coaster of battling with food - specifically sugar, refined carbs and alcohol. It starts with Halloween, creeps into Thanksgiving, escalates to December holiday events and crescendos into the big binge finale of New Years. You give yourself permission to "enjoy the holidays," but really what's happening is your brain has hijacked your greater desire to stay healthy and still enjoy the holidays...


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