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Podcast Ep 57: Dr. Stu Farrimond and the Science of Cooking

In this episode we speak to an actual food scientist: Stuart “Dr. Stu” Farrimond, author of The Science of Cooking: Every Question Answered to Perfect Your Cooking. He offers his best tips and advice for how handle all of your cooking and food prep — based on science. Wondering how to know which knives are worth the investment? […]


In this episode we speak to an actual food scientist: Stuart “Dr. Stu” Farrimond, author of The Science of Cooking: Every Question Answered to Perfect Your Cooking. He offers his best tips and advice for how handle all of your cooking and food prep — based on science. Wondering how to know which knives are worth the investment? Hoping to cook a juicy turkey? Not sure if your eggs are fresh? We break all that down — and plenty more! 

Dr. Stu’s path to writing a book about food and cooking was an unusual one, to say the least. He started as a medical doctor, but after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and developed epilepsy, he was forced to leave what he thought was his life’s passion. The medical world’s loss became the teaching world’s gain as he discovered his knack for explaining tricky scientific ideas with non-jargony talk. From there he fell into his niche of food science research (including finding the best biscuit to dunk in a cup of tea!), which led to the book he is so proud of today.

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Some of our favorite quotes from this episode are …

Podcast Episode 57 Highlights With Dr. Stu

  • The best way to take care of eggs (hint — do NOT store them in the refrigerator door)
  • The best knives every cook should have on hand
  • Why he cooks pasta without oil in the water 
  • The real benefits of shopping organically and buying locally sourced foods
  • The science behind why some flavors work well with others — and why some don’t
  • Margo’s favorite recipe for the Perfect Eye of Round Roast
  • How to cool down your mouth when you eat something super spicy 
  • Tips for cooking holiday meat, like this citrus turkey brine (a favorite at Kristen’s Thanksgiving table every year)
  • Jenn’s obsession with sheet pan dinners and Ted Allen’s yummy kale salad recipe

Get the episode with Dr. Stu here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What are your favorite science facts about cooking and baking? Post about your experience in the comments below! Margo



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Podcast Ep 56: Dr. Josh Axe on Natural Health

Get ready for a super informative episode! Dr. Josh Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine, a clinical nutritionist, a chiropractic physician and best-selling author with a passion to help people get well by using food as medicine. He recently authored Eat Dirt and Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine and operates one of the world’s most visited […]


Get ready for a super informative episode! Dr. Josh Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine, a clinical nutritionist, a chiropractic physician and best-selling author with a passion to help people get well by using food as medicine. He recently authored Eat Dirt and Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine and operates one of the world’s most visited natural health websites at DrAxe.com.

We chatted with Dr. Axe about everything from functional medicine to adrenal fatigue to what his favorite essential oils are (hint — he never leaves home without his top pick!). Plus, he talks about his daily “spiritual triathlon,” favorite workouts and so much more.

Oh, and did you guys notice our new podcast sponsor? Yay, VARIDESK! Be sure to head on over to their site now to see all the cool active workspace goodies they offer. It’s seriously work- and life-changing! 

Some of our favorite quotes from this episode: 

Podcast Episode 56 Highlights With Dr. Josh Axe

  • The differences between traditional and functional medicine
  • The signs of adrenal fatigue and how to best treat it
  • How your food choices can affect your hormones
  • What causes a leaky gut and how it affects your overall health
  • His favorite essential oils and their different uses (and we share some of our favorites, too!)
  • Best practices for weight loss and the No. 1 food in which most people are deficient
  • The foods he keeps in his fridge and what he eats on a daily basis

Get the episode with with Dr. Axe here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

Have you ever tried functional medicine? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 55: Talking Energy With Deana Welch

If you are looking for some guidance energy-wise, (I mean, how many of us are feeling really freaking tired these days?) have we got the expert for you! Deana Welch is an energy worker, creator of Self-Healing School, and she is on a mission to demystify all things “hippy dippy.” In this interview she shares […]


If you are looking for some guidance energy-wise, (I mean, how many of us are feeling really freaking tired these days?) have we got the expert for you! Deana Welch is an energy worker, creator of Self-Healing School, and she is on a mission to demystify all things “hippy dippy.” In this interview she shares the secret of how to make positive (and fast) changes in your life — all by working with your energy.

In this episode, Deana offers her own version of “Energy 101” — which explains the difference between managing your own energy fields versus having the energy to take on a task. (Spoiler: they’re different but related!) Plus, she gets into the fascinating details of what it means to have a low- versus a high-vibration situation and the importance of “being in your body.” We also get into how all of the craziness happening in the news today (and how many of us just want to hide from the world in times like this!) — makes self-help work like hers is more important than ever.

Some of our favorite quotes from this episode include …

Podcast Episode 55 Highlights With Deana Welch

  • What high versus low vibrations are and how they enhance or impede our enjoyment of life
  • The power of intuition and how to best tune into yours
  • Tips for being more “in your body”
  • Advice for parents on how to manage energy while raising kids
  • How to use food and exercise to increase our energy
  • Learning how to activate the power of receiving high vibrations — and how to receive them even if you think nobody is sending them your way
  • And in the pre-show we talk about “The Milkshake Study”

Get the episode with Deana Welch here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What makes you vibe high? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 54: Ruari Fairbairns of One Year No Beer

Have you ever looked at your life and realized you need to make some adjustments to make yourself happier and healthier? Ruari Fairbairns did, and in his case, that adjustment came in the form of giving up drinking alcohol for two years in the face of incredible peer pressure — and thinking he would lose […]


Have you ever looked at your life and realized you need to make some adjustments to make yourself happier and healthier? Ruari Fairbairns did, and in his case, that adjustment came in the form of giving up drinking alcohol for two years in the face of incredible peer pressure — and thinking he would lose his edge as one of the top brokers in the world. However, he soon realized that his fears were unfounded — and learned some other important life lessons to boot. Spurred by this life-changing experience, he and Andy Ramage, another broker, created the One Year No Beer (OYNB) program, which aims to help people rethink their relationship with alcohol and consider how their own lives, bodies, and health might change if they abstained for a month, six months, a year — or more.

And that’s what this week’s podcast ep is all about.

This episode (and the purpose of OYNB) is not about how to recognize if you have a true alcohol addiction. (Please speak to your doctor, therapist, or a trusted friend or family memeber if you have concerns about that.) Rather, it’s about learning to socialize without imbibing. Ruari offers suggestions on how to make abstaining fun and successful. He also clues us in on the kinds of people who join the challenge (16,000 strong around the world!) and his favorite OYNB success stories.

Some of our favorite quotes from this episode include …

Podcast Episode 54 Highlights With Ruari Fairbairns

  • The benefits for both mind and body when taking a break from alcohol
  • How to handle peer pressure, especially when faced with situations that usually consist of some form of drinking alcohol
  • Tips for setting yourself up for success (including “stealth drinking” — which isn’t what you think!)
  • The surprisingly tough part of giving up alcohol and facing your more authentic self
  • Why a fitness challenge is a huge help for those doing OYNB
  • Looking at the cessation of drinking as a challenge rather than something scary
  • What we can expect from his upcoming book, The 28-Day Alcohol-Free Challenge

Get the episode with Ruari Fairbairns here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What are your favorite ways to socialize without alcohol? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 53: Danielle LaPorte, Part 2

Photo: Catherine Just Hurrah! It’s time for the second part of our amazing interview with empowerment badass Danielle LaPorte (get Part 1 here!). We had such a great time and took down a million notes during our chat with Danielle that it only made sense to divide the interview into two different segments. And this second […]


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Hurrah! It’s time for the second part of our amazing interview with empowerment badass Danielle LaPorte (get Part 1 here!). We had such a great time and took down a million notes during our chat with Danielle that it only made sense to divide the interview into two different segments. And this second part is all about cultivating your creativity — and honoring your true inner self.

In this ep, we tell Danielle how much we love her truthbomb “Let it be easy” (or LIBE, as we like to say) and how it transformed the Fit Bottomed World. Also, we discuss the creative process she follows to get those truthbombs out to the world (she is a BIG fan of the Evernote app, by the way). Then we get into a subject all the FBGs love — music!

A few of our fave quotes from Danielle in this ep:

Podcast Episode 53 Highlights With Danielle LaPorte

  • The practical and magical ways she creates those beloved truthbombs
  • Her unique approach to remaining real on social media
  • How women can find (and honor) their true selves
  • What her creative process is like
  • How everything in life comes back to being a spiritual lesson
  • Learning how to say “no”
  • David Bowie Mondays and her musical spirit animal

Get the second half of our interview with Danielle LaPorte here!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What kind of music do you listen to feel alive and creative? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 52: Danielle LaPorte, Part 1

We can hardly contain our excitement about this interview with the exceptional Danielle LaPorte! She just so happens to be an invited member of “Oprah’s Super Soul 100” and delivers the most amazing truthbombs you are ever going to hear. Ever. Our interview with her was so informative, inspiring and it kicked serious ass — so […]


We can hardly contain our excitement about this interview with the exceptional Danielle LaPorte! She just so happens to be an invited member of “Oprah’s Super Soul 100” and delivers the most amazing truthbombs you are ever going to hear. Ever. Our interview with her was so informative, inspiring and it kicked serious ass — so much so that we decided to break it up into two parts so you can have time to really digest her words of wisdom. Seriously, y’all are going to love this chat!

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In this ep we talked about her newest book White Hot Truth, her awesome 2018 planners, and what “core desired feelings” are. She also gives her thoughts on the current political climate and how motherhood is a spiritual journey. Plus, she lets us in on what she is keeping in her emergency earthquake kit (really!).

A couple of our favorite quotes (which are so good, we feel like we could use Danielle’s own words and call ’em truthbombs!) from this ep include …

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Podcast Episode 52 Highlights With Danielle LaPorte

  • What she and her girlfriends talk about these days
  • The 411 on “core desired feelings” and how they are the secret to helping you actualize your true goals
  • Her personal inspiration for her latest book White Hot Truth
  • What fitness means to her and how she makes time for self care
  • How her son is her favorite philosopher
  • Tips for moving beyond wanting to be the good girl (and why it matters)

Get the episode with Danielle LaPorte here!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What are your core desired feelings? And, be sure to stay tuned for part 2. It gets even better! —Margo

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Podcast Ep 51: Travis Brorsen of My Big Fat Pet Makeover

With the U.S. pet obesity rate for dogs and cats at 50 percent, Animal Planet decided to hire expert dog trainer Travis Brorsen to star in its newest reality series, My Big Fat Pet Makeover, to help folks slim down their fur babies. So for this episode of the podcast, we peppered him with as many […]


With the U.S. pet obesity rate for dogs and cats at 50 percent, Animal Planet decided to hire expert dog trainer Travis Brorsen to star in its newest reality series, My Big Fat Pet Makeoverto help folks slim down their fur babies. So for this episode of the podcast, we peppered him with as many questions as we could about how to make the most of pet ownership!

A big advocate of positive reinforcement, Travis trained his own beloved boxer, Presley, well enough to win CBS’s Greatest American Dog competition in 2008 and is now one of the most well-respected trainers in the New York tri-state area. He talked to us about everything from what to feed our pets to how to build a bond with your animals to the lifesaving command every dog should know (and more!) in this super informative pet-loving episode.

Here are just a few of the standout nuggets he dropped on us:

Podcast Ep 51 Highlights With Travis Brorsen of My Big Fat Pet Makeover

  • Best practices when dealing with an overweight pet who doesn’t want to exercise
  • Figuring out the confusing labels on the back of our pets’ foods
  • Dry food versus wet food
  • Managing excitable dogs
  • The most challenging pets he helped on My Big Fat Pet Makeover
  • How owners tend to improve their fitness when they focus on improving their pet’s health
  • What growing up on a farm in Oklahoma taught him about pets and responsibility
  • The power of positive reinforcement
  • How you can train your pet in just 10 minutes per day

Get the episode with Travis Brorsen here!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What are your tricks for getting your pets to be more active? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 50: Liz Vaccariello, Editor-In-Chief of Parents Magazine

Get ready to meet a media maven who runs four magazines (four!) for the Meredith Parenting Network including Parents, Fit Pregnancy and Baby, Family Fun, and Parents Latina, is the mom to social media-savvy tweens, and somehow still finds time to fit in her workouts (whew!). Liz Vaccariello is a very busy woman who has […]


Get ready to meet a media maven who runs four magazines (four!) for the Meredith Parenting Network including Parents, Fit Pregnancy and Baby, Family Fun, and Parents Latina, is the mom to social media-savvy tweens, and somehow still finds time to fit in her workouts (whew!). Liz Vaccariello is a very busy woman who has learned some incredibly useful lessons that we can all use to make our lives healthy and happier.

Jenn and I were lucky enough to chat with Liz about her advice for new moms (sometimes you just have to leave the kitchen counters alone and take a nap!). We also discussed how she speaks about food and body image with her young daughters, plus how she manages to put out several magazines a month and keep her cool. (Big hint: hire amazing people who want your job!)

Some of our favorite quotes from this ep are …

Podcast Ep 50 Highlights With Liz Vaccariello

  • How she makes time for an intense work schedule, her family, and her own health. 
  • The best piece of advice she ever received about motherhood.
  • How to talk to kids about current events.
  • The challenges of raising her daughters in the age of social media (one of whom has her own YouTube channel).
  • Talking about health and fitness with your kids to set a positive example.
  • The need for sleep!
  • How she shares the parenting responsibilities with her husband.
  • Her “aha moments” regarding posting pictures of her kids on social media.

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Get the episode with Liz Vaccariello here!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What is the best piece of parenting advice you ever received? Post them in the comments below!—Margo

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Podcast Ep 49: Akbar Gbajabiamila, American Ninja Warrior Host

NFL star, sports commentator and entertainment personality Akbar Gbajabiamila hosts the popular Emmy-nominated show, “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC, following competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses across the country. And we had the good fortune of speaking to him! We chatted with the very busy TV star about his favorite healthy living tips, […]


NFL star, sports commentator and entertainment personality Akbar Gbajabiamila hosts the popular Emmy-nominated show,American Ninja Warrior” on NBC, following competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses across the country. And we had the good fortune of speaking to him!

We chatted with the very busy TV star about his favorite healthy living tips, how Netflix got him to change his eating habits forever, and the difficulties of raising kids to be active when they are tethered to their phones and tablets. Plus, he gave us the real scoop on how hard it was to leave the NFL and figure out his path in life after professional sports.

A few of our favorite Akbar quotes from this ep include …

Podcast Episode 49 Highlights With Akbar Gbajabiamila

  • How his workouts have changed since leaving the NFL
  • The inspiring stories behind some of the contestants on  “American Ninja Warrior”
  • The documentaries that changed his eating habits
  • The challenges of giving up processed foods and sugars — and how it’s influenced his children’s eating habits as well
  • His favorite piece of life advice 

Get the episode with Akbar Gbajabiamila here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

Are there any movies or documentaries that have changed the way you eat? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 48: Rebekah “BexLife” Borucki Replay!

This week the FBGs are taking a tip from Marty McFly and “going back in time” to our very first podcast episode with Rebekah Borucki of BexLife. The meditation guru, author, speaker and TV host certainly did not disappoint us. (Seriously, she is a big bucket of relaxing awesomesauce!) Bex gave us her best advice on […]


This week the FBGs are taking a tip from Marty McFly and “going back in time” to our very first podcast episode with Rebekah Borucki of BexLife. The meditation guru, author, speaker and TV host certainly did not disappoint us. (Seriously, she is a big bucket of relaxing awesomesauce!)

Bex gave us her best advice on finding your bliss when life seems a bit, shall we say, complicated and overwhelming The world is even a little crazier now than it was last year when we talked to her, so we thought our fellow FBGs would like to hear her message again!

Here are a few of our fave Bex quotes from this ep …

Podcast Episode 48 Highlights

  • Tips for finding time to meditate when life gets in the way
  • How she manages to be a mother of five and a business owner without losing her mind
  • Trying to stay hopeful in a world that can seem chaotic at times
  • Her amazing book, You Have Four Minutes to Change Your Life
  • Bex’s 21-Day Mantra Challenges
  • Tips for getting out of a personal funk (it’s not what you think!)
  • Plus, the latest news on why she decided to quit social media (for real!)

Also in this episode, Jenn and I talk about why we picked Bex as our first guest. Plus, we each share our dream guests to have on the podcast!

Get the episode with Bex here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

Who else should we try and book on the show? Post them in the comments below! —Margo

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Podcast Ep 47: Duathlete Kristen Hetzel

Talk about a busy life! Kristen Hetzel is is the world’s No. 7 duathlete (run, cycle and run events), a professional cyclist, an actress and a physical therapist. We invited her on the podcast to talk about how she became a member of Team USA and how she manages to fit in all of her […]


Talk about a busy life! Kristen Hetzel is is the world’s No. 7 duathlete (run, cycle and run events), a professional cyclist, an actress and a physical therapist. We invited her on the podcast to talk about how she became a member of Team USA and how she manages to fit in all of her interests and responsibilities … like training twice a day on a regular basis. Whoa!

Kristen has a degree in biochemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University and a masters in physical therapy, so she knows her stuff, both as an athlete and expert. She was kind enough to share her best advice on how to avoid injury (including the four most important stretches you should perform after your workouts). And that’s not the only good info you’ll get from our conversation!

Some of our favorite takeaways from Kristen in this ep include …

Podcast Episode 47 Highlights With Kristen Hetzel

  • How she was introduced to duathlon
  • How her work as a physical therapist helps her to avoid potential injuries
  • The workout schedule she keeps when training for race season 
  • How she manages her three busy careers when she is in training
  • The visualization techniques she incorporates into her workout schedule
  • The paralympic athletes who inspire her to achieve greatness
  • Her best nutrition advice to stay healthy and remain focused

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I each discuss the logistics of planning our busy lives.

Get the episode with Kristen Hetzel here!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

How do you find time for your workouts? —Margo

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Podcast Episode 46: 1-Year Anniversary Ask the FBGs Edition

For our one-year anniversary (can you believe we have been doing the podcast for a year now?!), we decided to change things up a bit and answer questions posted to us by fans of the show. We tackle everything from how to get the stink out of your workout gear  to tips for meal prep […]


For our one-year anniversary (can you believe we have been doing the podcast for a year now?!), we decided to change things up a bit and answer questions posted to us by fans of the show. We tackle everything from how to get the stink out of your workout gear  to tips for meal prep and more!

We were really excited to answer your gym-related quandaries and even gave each other some cool new tips and hacks in this episode. After all, being an FBG means you are always learning and sharing your wisdom with others!

Podcast Episode 46 Highlights With the FBGs!

  • Tips for acne and breakouts on your body
  • Why you should keep a “pineapple top” with your hair while exercising
  • Our best laundry practices, plus advice from “cleaning guru” Shannon Lush
  • Ways to get more veggies into your diet if you are veggie-averse 
  • The importance of strength training as you get older
  • Understanding the difference between being “uncomfortable” and working a bit too hard during your workouts

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Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

Do you have any questions for us for our next Ask the FBGs ep (because we’re totally doing this again)? Post them in the comments below and we’ll get to as many as we can next time! Margo

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Podcast Ep 45: Alison Feller of “Ali on the Run”

For this episode we talk with the one and only Alison Feller of the Ali on the Run blog and Ali on the Run Show podcast. She is an avid runner with six complete marathons and lots of half marathons under her belt. Which is amazing for anyone, but an especially remarkable achievement considering that she […]


For this episode we talk with the one and only Alison Feller of the Ali on the Run blog and Ali on the Run Show podcast. She is an avid runner with six complete marathons and lots of half marathons under her belt. Which is amazing for anyone, but an especially remarkable achievement considering that she deals with Crohn’s Disease — a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract.

In this very candid chat, Ali gets real about how Crohn’s affects not just her running schedule but also her everyday life. (Spoiler: she is not always full of smiles and good humor!)

Some of our favorite quotes from Ali in this ep are …  

Podcast Episode 45 Highlights With Alison Feller

  • How Crohn’s Disease — which she has dealt with since childhood — affects her workout schedule and day-to-day living
  • How she tries to keep an upbeat attitude and a sense of humor during a flare (but no poop emojis, please!)
  • Her experience managing her love of exercise when flares happen
  • Her experience with depression when she was not able to work out
  • How her dog Ellie helps her
  • The importance of taking social media breaks
  • How her husband and family give her reality checks when her attitude is sour
  • Being a “Crohn’s Scout” when going on walking excursions
  • Her favorite podcast eps she has produced so far

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I confess our most embarrassing workout stories!

Get the episode with Alison Feller here!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

Do you struggle with Crohn’s Disease? How do you manage your stress levels with it? Tell us about it in the comments!Margo

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Podcast Episode 44: Devyn Sisson and ‘Kitchen Intuition’

In this episode we have a fun chat with self-taught chef and self-declared “foodie extraordinaire” Devyn Sisson. Devyn recently wrote Kitchen Intuition, and is the daughter of Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple. So, it’s pretty darn safe to say that she was indoctrinated into a healthy lifestyle at a young age. In fact, Devyn became so […]


In this episode we have a fun chat with self-taught chef and self-declared “foodie extraordinaire” Devyn Sisson. Devyn recently wrote Kitchen Intuition, and is the daughter of Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple. So, it’s pretty darn safe to say that she was indoctrinated into a healthy lifestyle at a young age.

In fact, Devyn became so consumed with eating perfectly that she developed an eating disorder called Orthorexia Nervosa, which is an obsession with healthy eating where sufferers are so worried about any possible negatives in their food choices that can’t enjoy eating anything. While studying for her Master’s in Spiritual Psychology, she learned to apply intuitive eating principles into her cooking — and in doing so, brought back the joy of eating.

Some of our favorite quotes from Devyn in this ep …

Podcast Episode 44 Highlights With Devyn Sisson

  • How she went from being overly focused on healthy foods to finding joy in eating
  • What intuitive cooking means and how it helps her deal with cooking for multiple picky eaters
  • Tips for meal prep that won’t cost you an entire Sunday afternoon (hooray!)
  • Why she doesn’t include exact measurements in her recipes (or, shall we say “guessipes!”)
  • Her famous Banana Waffles and how they are always a crowd-pleaser
  • News about the opening of her Primal Kitchen restaurant in Culver City, Calif.

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I discuss our own “guessipies” and our favorite ingredients we use the most.

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

Do you ever use “intuitive cooking” in your kitchen? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 43: Cat Lincoln, CEO of CLEVER

If your career isn’t everything you want it to be and you need some inspiration to try something new, you will love this episode with Cat Lincoln, founder and CEO of Clever. (You might recognize the award-winning, multi-million-dollar influencer marketing company from Batkid Make-a-Wish Day in San Francisco in 2013). Cat went from working the hardcore […]


If your career isn’t everything you want it to be and you need some inspiration to try something new, you will love this episode with Cat Lincoln, founder and CEO of Clever. (You might recognize the award-winning, multi-million-dollar influencer marketing company from Batkid Make-a-Wish Day in San Francisco in 2013). Cat went from working the hardcore banking life to being a lifestyle blogger to eventually creating her own social media business and being recognized as a Fortune 500 executive. Bam!

In this episode (which is part of our Like a Boss series — get them all here!), Cat talks about the various kinds of sexism she’s encountered over the years while establishing her brand, along with her best advice for dealing with misogynistic behavior. Also covered in this lively and informative discussion, the “wild west” days of blogging, creating an office environment that feels cohesive when everyone works remotely, and what it’s like to work with your two best friends.  

Our favorite quotes from Cat from this episode …

Podcast Episode 43: Highlights With Cat Lincoln

  • What it’s like to start an influencer company with your best friends
  • The way CLEVER fosters a female-empowerment vibe and how that differs from her corporate world background
  • What is means to get “cupcaked” in the business world
  • Why she decided to leave a comfortable job at Wells Fargo to become a professional blogger
  • The deets on her first client being an actual Real Housewife of New York
  • The best (and worst) part about being a boss
  • Her favorite places to travel (which is nice when you have a “no set vacation” policy!)

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I discuss our dream travel destinations if money and time were no object.

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

Where would you travel if money and time were no object? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 42: Lindsay Miller of POPSUGAR

Get ready to meet an amazing woman with just about the coolest media job out there: Lindsay Miller, news and culture director for the popular news, culture, entertainment and fashion site POPSUGAR. As a multimedia journalist she has covered the Oscars red carpet and the Cannes Film Festival — and even reported backstage from New York […]


Get ready to meet an amazing woman with just about the coolest media job out there: Lindsay Miller, news and culture director for the popular news, culture, entertainment and fashion site POPSUGAR. As a multimedia journalist she has covered the Oscars red carpet and the Cannes Film Festival — and even reported backstage from New York Fashion Week. (Like seriously, she has a dream job!)

In this episode she talks about what it is really like to work with the uber-famous, her best advice for advancing in your career (this is the second ep in our Like a Boss series!), beauty on-the-fly tips and her current favorite reads.

Our favorite Lindsey Miller quotes from this interview:

 

Podcast Episode 42 Highlights With Lindsay Miller

  • How she landed such a fabulous career after growing up in Boise, Idaho; and one hint? Never turn down a Reader’s Digest internship!
  • What it was like covering celebrity news at E! during the Tiger Woods scandal, Britney Spears’ woes and “The Bling Ring
  • The utter madness of red carpet events
  • The number of people on a celebrity’s team who help them look so amazing on camera and in person
  • Her favorite on-the-fly beauty and fashion tips, including a novel use for makeup sponges
  • Some of the most memorable stories she’s worked on over the years
  • Drew Barrymore’s general awesomeness
  • Her top reading picks right now: Who Thought this Was a Good Idea?  by Alyssa Matromonaco (President Obama’s former deputy chief of staff), Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward and Jessica Valenti’s newsletter, The Week in Patriarchy
  • How women are multifaceted in their interests (to which we say, “Hell yeah!”)

Also in this episode, we discuss our current favorite books.

Jenn’s Picks

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss

White Hot Truth by Danielle LaPorte

Kristen’s Picks

The Power of One: A Novel by Bryce Courtenay

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Margo’s Picks

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley

Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Get the episode with Lindsay Miller here!

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What is your dream job? What are your favorite current reads? Let us know in the comments below! —Margo

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Podcast Ep 41: Jaret Grossman of Muscle Prodigy

If you are looking to gain some muscle (and according to this insanely popular post from our site, many of you are!), get ready to learn how to get lean and strong with today’s guest Jaret Grossman of Muscle Prodigy. Jaret amassed more than 30 million views on YouTube by producing an inspiring video every […]


If you are looking to gain some muscle (and according to this insanely popular post from our site, many of you are!), get ready to learn how to get lean and strong with today’s guest Jaret Grossman of Muscle Prodigy. Jaret amassed more than 30 million views on YouTube by producing an inspiring video every day for a year, and he continues to offer his best tips for getting into top shape without spending hours in the gym (hallelujah!).

Jaret began his own physical transformation in high school, starting out as a skinny 90-pound member of the wrestling team and eventually becoming a three-time All-American wrestler at Bryant University. He talked with us about best strategies for building muscle and getting the most out of your workouts when you are crunched for time.

Some of our favorite quotes from Jaret in this ep are …

Podcast Episode 41 Highlights With Jaret Grossman

  • The common mistakes newbies make when creating an exercise program
  • The one exercise that he finds changes his body the fastest
  • Why women shouldn’t fear about bulking up by adding weights to their workouts
  • Tips for figuring out the best workout to suit your lifestyle
  • Maximizing your workouts when you are crunched for time
  • The benefits of Tabata workouts
  • Why the “calories in vs. calories out” paradigm is a fallacy
  • His favorite pre- and post-workout snacks, plus common nutritional mistakes

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and Margo discuss their favorite muscle-building exercises.

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What are some of your favorite muscle-building workouts? Tell us about it in the comments below!—Margo

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Podcast Ep 40: Canadian Powerhouse Rona Ambrose

Talk about accomplished! Rona Ambrose is a former Canadian politician who served from 2015 to just a couple of weeks ago as the interim leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition. She’ll be joining the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she’ll be focusing on Canadian-American relations, although […]


Talk about accomplished! Rona Ambrose is a former Canadian politician who served from 2015 to just a couple of weeks ago as the interim leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition. She’ll be joining the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she’ll be focusing on Canadian-American relations, although at the time of our interview with her, she was still in office. And boy, does she stay busy!

Rona spoke with us about her incredibly busy work schedule, how she keeps healthy and sane while traveling for work (aside from this workout), plus her personal advice on speaking up for yourself.

Are you looking for some motivation to take on a big challenge? Then check out this episode to be inspired by the woman who helped create and organize the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl — really!

Some of our favorite quotes from Rona Ambrose in this ep:

Podcast Episode 40 Highlights With Rona Ambrose

  • Where her passion for women’s and girl’s rights comes from
  • How she handles sexism in the workplace (call it out for what it is!)
  • Canada’s parliamentary system and how the political climate north of the border differs from what we see in the U.S.
  • Why getting up early to fit in a workout is important for her
  • The creation of the United Nations International Day of the Girl and why it is so needed around the globe: “If [the girls] can learn about their rights at an early age, they will become so much more empowered when they become young women.”
  • Her favorite ways to relieve stress, including a good ol’ Netflix-bingeing session and her cashmere Hudson Bay blanket she takes literally everywhere she travels
  • How she strives to eat healthy when traveling through nine cities in three days
  • Her biggest challenge when acting as the Health Minister of Canada that made our jaws drop to the floor
  • Tips for dealing with confrontation and not being afraid to get emotional

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I discuss Rona’s favorite workout as well as our fave on-the-road snacks.

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How do you eat healthy when your job (or life in general) gets crazy? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 39: Tina Haupert and Kerrie Gotell of Designed to Fit Nutrition

Tina Haupert of the popular Carrots ‘N’ Cake blog and Kerrie Gotell, owner and head coach of KFITBODY in Weymouth, Mass., have teamed up to create a unique meal planning service designed for people who want to clean up their eats … but also wanna live in the real world and enjoy their favorite foods: Designed […]


Tina Haupert of the popular Carrots ‘N’ Cake blog and Kerrie Gotell, owner and head coach of KFITBODY in Weymouth, Mass., have teamed up to create a unique meal planning service designed for people who want to clean up their eats … but also wanna live in the real world and enjoy their favorite foods: Designed to Fit Nutrition. And if you think two smart, focused and down-to-earth women can be equal parts engaging and fun, then you’d be right about that for this interview!

These two fitness pals are eager to help people eat healthier, and we talk with them about everything from the buzzword “macros” to what it means be realistic about health and fitness goals. (Hey, if you need a peanut butter cup once in awhile, then enjoy it and move on!) Plus, get ready to hear some new, clever ideas for easy peasy meal prep.

Some of our favorite quotes from Tina and Kerrie in this ep include …

Podcast Episode 39 Highlights With Tina Haupert and Kerrie Gotell

  • How they came up with the idea for Designed to Fit Nutrition
  • The top challenges their clients face and how they advise those clients to overcome them
  • The importance of macros in your diet and how it helps deliver proper nutrition
  • Expert advice on how to meal prep with ease
  • How to coach people to make healthy living a lifestyle
  • Their favorite go-to recipes
  • Working with people with dietary restrictions
  • Workouts they are digging right now 

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I discuss how we each joined the Fit Bottomed World!

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What are your favorite meal prep tips? Tell us about it in the comments below! —Margo

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Podcast Ep 38: Toni Carey of Black Girls Run

Talk about finding a need and kicking major booty as you meet that need! Our special guest is Toni Carey and she helped create Black Girls Run back in 2009 to help women of color find their bliss in running shoes. Since then she has literally helped hundreds of thousands of women get healthy and […]


Talk about finding a need and kicking major booty as you meet that need! Our special guest is Toni Carey and she helped create Black Girls Run back in 2009 to help women of color find their bliss in running shoes. Since then she has literally helped hundreds of thousands of women get healthy and active.

In this interview, we talk about the inspiration for Black Girls Run, her hopes for the future of the organization, the importance of physical activity and living a wholesome life, and the need for more diversity and inclusion in outdoor sports.

Some of our favorite quotes from Toni’s interview:

Podcast Episode 38 Highlights With Toni Carey

  • The reasons why she and Ashley Hicks-Rocha created Black Girls Run
  • The challenges she sees in the black community when it comes to running and exercising
  • How their Facebook groups raised their profile nationally
  • Their partnership with Girls on the Run
  • The latest trends in the running universe
  • How to approach running with a zen-like passion
  • Tips for wannabe runners who have no idea how to start
  • Her favorite ways to crosstrain
  • The need to increase diversity and representation in retail and in the media

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I discuss how we each try our best to help our own communities. You can get more information about the charity Kristen mentions here at More Too Life.

Get the episode with Toni Carey!

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What are your best tips for newbie runners? Let us know in the comments below!—Margo

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Podcast Episode 36: Pre- and Post-Pregnancy Workout Expert Sara Haley

Whoa, baby! Ready to bust some pre- and post-pregnancy fitness myths? Then get ready to learn a WHOLE LOT from fitness expert Sara Haley because we get down into the nitty gritty details about all things pregnancy when trying to exercise, plus how to properly recover after giving birth. (Seriously — get ready to have […]


Whoa, baby! Ready to bust some pre- and post-pregnancy fitness myths? Then get ready to learn a WHOLE LOT from fitness expert Sara Haley because we get down into the nitty gritty details about all things pregnancy when trying to exercise, plus how to properly recover after giving birth. (Seriously — get ready to have your mind blown with this information!)

Some of our favorite quotes from Sara Haley in this ep:

Podcast Episode 27 Highlights With Sara Haley

  • Why pregnant women should never do crunches
  • The most important modifications for pre- and post-natal workouts
  • How social media can be intimidating to women who want to work out safely but see CrossFit and uber yogi moms on Instagram
  • Why you should protect your pelvic floor as it most likely will weaken after baby
  • Why you should ask your mother how her pregnancies tended to go
  • The definition of “diastasis recti” and how it affects your stomach post-pregnancy
  • The number of kegels you should really do each day
  • The importance of changing your workout bra when nursing
  • Asking your doctor the right questions about recovery
  • Her definition of the “fourth trimester”

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I discuss the pressures women put on themselves to achieve the same body before and after pregnancy. (Hey, mamas: love yourselves!)

Get the episode with Sara Haley!

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So tell us, what are YOUR biggest questions about prenatal and postnatal fitness? Let us know in the comments below! —Margo

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Podcast Episode 35: Meredith Attwood of Swim Bike Mom

Are you ready for triple the usual inspiration? Check out this ep with the totally motivating Meredith Attwood of Swim Bike Mom who’s ready to help anyone who’s even just a teensy bit interested in triathlon get out and swim, bike and run.  If you’re reading this and thinking, “Triathlon? Me? No way! I could […]


Are you ready for triple the usual inspiration? Check out this ep with the totally motivating Meredith Attwood of Swim Bike Mom who’s ready to help anyone who’s even just a teensy bit interested in triathlon get out and swim, bike and run. 

If you’re reading this and thinking, “Triathlon? Me? No way! I could never!” then this is still an interview you’ve gotta hear. Meredith went from being a self-described overweight mom and overworked lawyer with zero energy to someone who regularly competes in triathlons — including four full Ironman triathlons.

In addition to competing in races around the country, writing her Swim Bike Mom blog, raising a family and having a busy law career, Meredith is a triathlon coach, has her own line of tri gear for women of all sizes (Tri*Fe) and hosts her own podcast The Same 24 Hours. Whew! 

Our favorite quotes from Meredith in this ep:

Podcast Episode 35 Highlights With Meredith Attwood

  • How she went from being overweight and depressed to a USA Triathlon Coach
  • What it’s like to take on an Ironman triathlon … four times
  • The “magical Spin class” that got her on the road to healthy living
  • The best races for newbies
  • Her “sucky rotation schedule” she uses while training
  • Tips for communicating better with spouse and kids while training
  • How daily mantras help with mood and mindset
  • Her Swim Bike Mom post on what you need for your first triathlon

Also in this episode, the we host our own version of “AMA” and get Kristen to answer every question we’ve ever had about triathlon. Careful — you just might find yourself inspired to sign up for a race by the end of this ep!

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Have you participated in a triathlon? If not, what’s holding you back? —Margo

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Podcast Episode 34: Greg McQuaid

It’s time to be utterly charmed by the lovely accent of today’s Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast interview with “Irish” Greg McQuaid. Greg spent many years on San Francisco radio and became famous on air as a proud ex-smoker who took up marathon running to break up with a terrible habit. He is now on the board […]


It’s time to be utterly charmed by the lovely accent of today’s Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast interview with “Irish” Greg McQuaid. Greg spent many years on San Francisco radio and became famous on air as a proud ex-smoker who took up marathon running to break up with a terrible habit.

He is now on the board of Breathe California, a charity that fights lung disease and protects lung health. To raise money and awareness for this great group, he is running a full 26.2-mile marathon every week in 2017.

This is not cumulative mileage. It’ll be one full marathon every single week!

Some quotes from Greg McQuaid in this inspiring ep …  

Podcast Episode 34 Highlights With Greg McQuaid

  • Greg’s impetus to quit smoking after picking up the habit at the age of 15 in Ireland
  • How he trains for a marathon every weekend
  • His favorite running gear and new love of massages
  • How ultramarathoner Dean Karnazez (a personal friend of Greg’s) mentors his training
  • How he learned to bring more hydration into his runs
  • The difference between street and trail running
  • The official marathons he plans to do around the world

You can donate to Greg’s charity Breathe California at this link and be sure to check out his podcast Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP!.

If you or someone you love needs help kicking the smoking habit check out these tips from WebMD and the American Cancer Society.

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and Margo offer their favorite new(ish) workout tunes!

Jenn’s Favorite Workout Tunes of Late:

Hot Thoughts, by Spoon

On Hold, The XX

Green Light, by Lorde

Kristen’s Favorite Workout Tunes of Late:

Shape of You, by Ed Sheeran

Big Big Beat, by Azealia Banks

I’m Betta, by Bel Biv Devoe

Margo’s Favorite Workout Tunes of Late:

Starboy, by the Weeknd

HeavyDirtySoul, by twenty one pilots

I Feel Love, by the Blue Man Group

Get the episode with Greg McQuaid here or below!

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Have you ever attempted an intense physical challenge?  Tell us about it in the comments below! —Margo

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Podcast Episode 33: Sierra Quitiquit

Our newest podcast ep features a woman who is equal parts stunning and inspiring. Sierra Quitiquit is a professional skier who flies down wicked mountains, as well as a high fashion model who struts in high heels on runways around the globe. Seriously — this woman knows how to live life to the fullest. The documentary […]


Our newest podcast ep features a woman who is equal parts stunning and inspiring. Sierra Quitiquit is a professional skier who flies down wicked mountains, as well as a high fashion model who struts in high heels on runways around the globe. Seriously — this woman knows how to live life to the fullest.

The documentary based on her life — a coming of age story showing how she’s smashing stereotypes about athletes and models — is called How Did I Get Here. And, boy, she sure leads quite an adventure-filled and inspiring life! Sierra gets brutally honest in this interview as we discuss everything from family heartbreak to global warming to finding mentors in the competitive world of skiing.

Some words of wisdom from Sierra you will catch in this ep…

Podcast Episode 33 Highlights With Sierra Quitiquit

  • How Sierra manages to be successful in two disparate careers (skiing and modeling) in spite of the competition and pressure in both
  • Having family members who struggle with addiction issues
  • Dealing with the high scrutiny in the fashion world
  • The patriarchy that controls the skiing industry
  • Her experience auditioning for America’s Next Top Model and having a guest spot on Portlandia 
  • DIY beauty tips that work in high altitudes
  • How she uses social media to mentor younger women

Follow Sierra on her social media channels TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I talk about our total lack of dangerous hobbies, the time I took a trapeze lesson for FBG, our favorite inspiring films and how we really feel about being featured in the media.

Get the episode with Sierra Quitiquit here or below!

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How do you handle life’s challenges? What helps your boost your mood when you need it? —Margo

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Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast Ep 32: Yoga Expert Sage Rountree

If you’re a runner, cyclist or CrossFit enthusiast who is looking to incorporate more yoga into your life, today’s show is just for you! In this episode we talk with the truly wise Sage Rountree, who has written several books for jocks who need more yoga in their lives. You’re going to love what she […]


If you’re a runner, cyclist or CrossFit enthusiast who is looking to incorporate more yoga into your life, today’s show is just for you! In this episode we talk with the truly wise Sage Rountree, who has written several books for jocks who need more yoga in their lives. You’re going to love what she has to say about how to best fit yoga into a busy training schedule.

We cover everything from how to convince skeptical athletes to try a little yoga during their workouts to how to make the most of a home practice. Plus, Sage will be teaching many of the topics discussed here during her session at the 1440 Multiversity in June 2017!

Some truth bombs dropped in this ep from Sage Rountree include …

Podcast Episode 32 Highlights With Sage Rountree

  • How she created the perfect intersection of sports and yoga
  • The best way to create a home practice and why it can sometimes be more beneficial than attending a class
  • How she teaches reluctant jocks how to use yoga to avoid injuries — without sacrificing training hours
  • Her favorite ways to recover from races (hint — it can be cheap and easy!)
  • When a facial can be an even better choice than a foam roller for tired bodies (really!)
  • Advice for newbie yoga instructors
  • Her favorite books to read during her downtime (the woman has a Ph.D in English lit!)

Also in this episode, Margo and Jenn welcome FBG Ali to the podcast to talk about her experience training with Sage in person. (She gives it a BIG thumbs up!)

Get the episode with Sage Rountree here or below!

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Podcast Episode 31: Mary Lou Retton

Bringing Olympic-sized enthusiasm to this episode is the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics at the Olympics —Mary Lou Retton! We may have been fangirling a bit, but who can blame us when you meet someone who is equal parts fierce and inspiring? And is there a better way for us […]


Bringing Olympic-sized enthusiasm to this episode is the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics at the Olympics —Mary Lou Retton! We may have been fangirling a bit, but who can blame us when you meet someone who is equal parts fierce and inspiring? And is there a better way for us to kick off our birthday week (we’re nine!) than by talking to someone as amazing and inspiring as her?! NOPE!

These days Mary Lou is a busy mom to four sporty daughters who are pursuing gymnastics and competitive cheerleading. She talked with us about how she keeps her energy going with a busy family life, plus her own personal goals on self-improvement. (And, spoiler: a person with  five medals in a super competitive sport can still feel insecure!)

Our favorite quotes from Mary Lou in this ep are …

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Podcast Episode 31 Highlights With Mary Lou Retton

  • How even Mary Lou Retton has her off days (really!)
  • Her inspiration for getting into the sport of gymnastics 
  • Her work with Nature’s Bounty to help people achieve their healthiest lives
  • The fact that when she first appeared on the scene, her muscular body was described as “fat” by some of the press
  • Her tips for raising strong and confident daughters
  • Where she kept her Olympic medals for years (it’s a doozy!)

Also in this episode, we each talk about earliest Mary Lou memories and what she’s meant to us — because, guys, it’s Mary Lou Retton!

Get the episode with Mary Lou Retton here or below!

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Do you remember the summer of 1984? What do you think when you hear the name Mary Lou Retton? Tell us about it in the comments!Margo



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Podcast Episode 30: Body-Positive Advocate Jessamyn Stanley

Credit: Christine Hewitt Looking for a new yogi to inspire you? In this episode we talk to the incredibly warm and wise Jessamyn Stanley who has so much to say about life on and off the mat. As the author of Every Body Yoga, Jessamyn’s mission is to help anyone and everyone feel confident enough […]


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Looking for a new yogi to inspire you? In this episode we talk to the incredibly warm and wise Jessamyn Stanley who has so much to say about life on and off the mat. As the author of Every Body Yoga, Jessamyn’s mission is to help anyone and everyone feel confident enough to try yoga. She says, “I wrote this for every fat person, every old person and every exceptionally short person. I wrote it for every person who is self-conscious about their body.”

In this very candid interview, Jessamyn tells us about her life as a social media star and how the story people see on Instagram doesn’t always reflect her real personal life. Seriously, this woman really knows how to drop some truth bombs!  

 

Podcast Episode 30 Highlights With Jessamyn Stanley

  • The first time she tried Bikram yoga and why she almost swore off all yoga after that “markedly awful” experience
  • Why she decided to give it another try and how it helped her with depression issues
  • Jessamyn’s hope for yoga to become more about personal development and not about competition with fellow yogis
  • How a fear of looking “stupid” holds way too many folks back from looking deeper into themselves
  • Her thoughts on nailing the perfect posture (which might surprise you)
  • The unique joys of a home yoga practice
  • Body acceptance and learning to appreciate every inch of yourself
  • Tips for selecting an appropriate class
  • Details about her upcoming program at 1440 Multiversity
  • How the stories in her book sometimes counter the image she has on Instagram
  • The power of positive feedback when teaching
  • “Upcycling” everyday household items into nifty yoga gear

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I each discuss our most memorable yoga experiences, the FBG Retreat at 1440 Multiversity and I get a little dark with my answers — again

Get the episode with Jessamyn Stanley here or below!

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Have you had a bad “first yoga” experience, too? What got you back on the mat? Tell us about it in the comments!Margo



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The Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast Ep 29: Movement Expert Katy Bowman

Are you ready to rock your very idea of how to really get the most out of movement everyday? Katy Bowman is our special guest in this podcast episode and the author of several books on the importance of proper alignment and movement (including the book that just launched today, Move Your DNA, and the recent […]


Are you ready to rock your very idea of how to really get the most out of movement everyday?

Katy Bowman is our special guest in this podcast episode and the author of several books on the importance of proper alignment and movement (including the book that just launched today, Move Your DNA, and the recent Movement Matters). 

Today, she schools us about the importance of getting as much activity during everyday chores — in addition to (or even instead of) traditional exercise. And, guys, it’s fascinating.

How committed is she to decreasing the time spent sitting around (like most of us do) in the evening?

The woman got rid of her couch to make it more uncomfortable to watch TV and increase her chances of stretching and squatting throughout the day. (Very hard to Netflix and chill under those conditions, folks!)  

In this episode Katy tells us how she tries to improve her movement ecology (which is such an interesting topic in and of itself), sharing tips and tricks we can all do. Seriously, if you’re looking for ways to maximize your body movement and overcome a sedentary lifestyle, check out the plethora of advice in this episode.

Here’s a couple of our favorite quotes from Katy Bowman in this ep …  

Podcast Episode 28 Highlights With Katy Bowman

  • Tips for sneaking in as much movement as possible when you have a sit-down office job
  • The importance of being fidgety (even though we were trained not to be as children)
  • Why our society switched from standing jobs to working in chairs 
  • How the former gym rat transitioned from being an exerciser to a non-stop mover
  • The incredible number of squats she gets in each day
  • The one key item they went without after having kids (it blew our minds!)
  • How eliminating common conveniences naturally produces more abundant movement
  • How food and movement are organically intertwined
  • Ways to help “goldeners” (not seniors) increase their movement and improve their stability

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I discuss how we each try to incorporate as much movement into our days as we can — while collectively failing to come anywhere close to what Katy and her family do!

Get the episode with Katy Bowman here or below!

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What are your favorite ways to incorporate more movement into your daily life outside of the gym? —Margo



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