Holly Perkins is a well-respected fitness expert who uses fitness to help her clients improve their emotional well-being. Holly is really into gut health (wait until you hear her research on “fecal transplants!”) and how it correlates with depression and anxiety — and her passion for this topic is personal. After spending much of her life on and off different antidepressants along with therapy, she discovered that she had an allergy to grains and dairy. Turns out, that allergy was exacerbating her depression and anxiety symptoms, and by eliminating those items from her diet, she found herself functioning better than…

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If you are in the mood for some intense motivation to improve just about every aspect of your life, you’ll love this interview with the energetic and inspiring Rob Dionne of Open Sky Fitness. Rob and his wife, Devon, have taken online coaching and training to the next level and help busy people take control of their lives while ditching diets and kicking perfectionism to the curb. Rob is passionate about helping people find external accountability to help them hit their fitness and career goals, which he does as the host of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast (where Jenn and…

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It’s not every day that someone brings up Greek mythology during a podcast interview, but Kathryn Budig is not your average yogi. With Artemis —  Olympian goddess of the hunt — as the inspiration for her “Aim True” motto, the yoga teacher, author, and animal lover seeks to help everyone find joy in whatever form of movement they use. While you could once find her teaching yoga in California, where she trained at Yogaworks under the tutelage of her mentors, Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, she’s now living a somewhat quieter life in South Carolina, teaching online classes at Yogaglo,…

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Functional medicine is a big buzz word in the wellness community. But what does it really mean? Our guest in this ep is Dr. Stephanie Gray, owner of the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic in Hiawatha, Iowa. She wrote the book Your Longevity Blueprint and she’s giving us the 411 on the differences between traditional and functional medicine. By using the analogy of fireman versus carpenters and looking at the body as your house (where gut health is the very foundation), Dr. Gray offers insight on how testing can increase your longevity and help you gain more agency over your…

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Quick! What comes to mind when you hear the word “Jazzercise?” Leg warmers, leotards, and snapping fingers? Well, guess again because we are talking to Jazzercize President Shanna Missett Nelson, who as the daughter of Jazzercize’s founder Judi Sheppard Missett, quite literally grew up watching the aerobics brand become a pop culture phenomenon — and she’s here to let us all know that it might not be at all what you’re picturing. The busy mom of two girls still teaches three classes per week, and she says that, while Jazzercise still involves a whole lot of dancing and fun tunes,…

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Nealy Fischer, who you might better know as The Flexible Chef, inspires people all over the globe to live a healthier, well-rounded lifestyle. Armed with a “little black book” of favorite recipes, workout methods, yogis and health professionals, she founded MAYYA, which runs luxury wellness events across Asia. Nealy describes herself as a recovering perfectionist — something many of us can relate to, right? She believes we’d all feel better and happier if we could just ditch our goals of perfection in the kitchen and focus on filling our meals with a little more fun and meaning. She counts fixing…

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This ep is just so fresh! We’re talking about business, essential oils, and natural beauty products with Cheryl Mitchell, founder and creator of Miss Doyle’s Soapery and the Inspire Bath & Body products that we’ve been swooning over for months now, ever since Inspire Bath came on as a podcast sponsor. After surviving three failed business ventures, Cheryl has learned a lifetime’s worth of lessons — and in this ep, she doesn’t hold back on her advice for not only running a successful company, but doing so while maintaining a work/life balance. She also created a charity component for many…

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Our podcast guest today, Stefani Ruper, is not only the co-author of Coconuts and Kettlebells: A Personalized 4-Week and Fitness Plan for Long-Term Health, Happiness and Freedom, the founder of Paleo for Women, and the co-host of the Well-Fed Women Podcast (which is already super-impressive if you ask us!), but she is also currently working on her PhD in philosophy at The University of Oxford and living a very “Harry Potter-ish” existence — complete with all-night study sessions at the library and a cafeteria lifestyle. (One of her higher education pals’ printer even makes an appearance in this ep!) As…

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We recently had a discussion off-air about our disappointment in the way some personal trainers and gym instructors seem to be using old-timey talking points that incorporate body-, age-, and fat-shaming as a part of their interaction with members. And, as you’d imagine, we had thoughts about it. A lot of ’em. So we decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of bringing in a guest for this ep, we thought we’d pick up that discussion and share it with you all. So, in this ep, you’ll get lots of Margo, Jenn, and Kristen, as we talk about outdated ideas…

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Ready for some hormone talk? In this episode, we chat with hormone health educator Candace Burch, founder of Your Hormone Balance, a consulting and hormone testing practice that helps women of all ages correct hormone imbalances. Because, here’s something you might not realize:  hormones can wreak havoc on your health at any age. Hormones dictate our health in so many ways: mood, heavy periods, weight gain, adrenal fatigue, you name it. Candace’s mission is to educate and guide women toward a safe, natural approach to hormone balance so that they can live their healthiest life. Her own journey began with…

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