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Fit Strong Women Over 50

Becoming Elli with Chris Brown and Jill McCauslin

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Welcome to the Fit Strong Women over 50 podcast where the cohosts from the Becoming Elli Community, Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown, interview experts and share their insights about losing weight, keeping it off, working out and becoming fit and strong. Hear from others who are making it work, become inspired and motivated. For more information find Becoming Elli on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website at http://www.becomingelli.com for more motivation, work-out ideas, recipes, tips and ...
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Feeling stuck in a midlife funk and ready for a change? This podcast is your go-to to get unstuck and thrive. This show simplifies fitness, nutrition, and a positive mindset into actionable steps for daily life. Helping you eat better, move more, and boost your energy. It's not just about overcoming challenges; it's about thriving with a positive mindset. We're all about ditching limiting beliefs and habits that don't work anymore. From ramping up your confidence to steering through menopaus ...
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Are you ready to turn midlife from a challenge into your greatest opportunity? Today on '5 Transformative Habits for Midlife Mastery,' we’re shedding old labels and forging new paths! Let’s explore how the simple choices we make every day can lead to profound transformations in the prime of our lives. Habits often boxed into 'good' or 'bad' categor…
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The Power of Pushing Limits at Any Age with Gwendolyn Bounds Gwendolyn Bounds is an award-winning journalist and author of NOT TOO LATE: The Power of Pushing Limits at Any Age. A few months shy of her 47th birthday, author and journalist Gwendolyn Bounds asked herself, “How is it possible to become good at something when you are already far behind …
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In episode 155, Jill and Chris speak with Glenn Scott Livingston, Ph.D. about dealing with food cravings. He was the long time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. L…
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Welcome to your action plan to combat osteoporosis, which you can manage with the right strategies. This episode shifts our focus from shock and worry to empowerment through proactive prevention. We discuss the importance of early screening, especially for those at increased risk due to factors like early menopause or a family history of osteoporos…
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In episode 154, Jill and Chris speak with Maddy Dychtwald, an internationally acclaimed author, public speaker, and thought leader on longevity, aging, the new retirement, and the ascent of women. She co-founded Age Wave, the world’s leader in understanding and addressing the far-reaching impacts of our aging population. She is the author of "Agele…
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We will explore a topic that many find challenging and crucial: maintaining weight loss in midlife and beyond. I enjoyed chatting with Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown, the inspirational founders of Becoming Elli, a community where women over 50 come together to celebrate and support each other in becoming fit, strong, and vibrant. Jill and Chris sha…
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In episode 153, we feature an encore presentation of one of the inspiring stories of Fit Strong Women Over 50. This episode was first released five years ago as episode 31. We wanted to revisit this episode for our listeners who may not have had the opportunity to hear the story of this inspiring woman. Enjoy! More details at our website: BecomingE…
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Today, we're diving into how changing your mindset can literally change your life, especially during midlife. It's not just about getting stronger or more flexible; it's about how your thoughts shape your journey. Our bodies and minds are evolving in midlife, and it's prime time to align our mental wellness with our physical health. We're talking p…
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In episode 152 of the Fit Strong women Over 50 Podcast, Jill and Chris speak with Becoming Elli member, Maria Molvin about how she finds strategies to stay healthy and fit as she ages. Balancing work, family obligations, focusing on healthy eating, prioritizing sleep, and finding time to be active can be challenging. Maria lives in Northeast Ohio w…
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We're getting up close with Deb Blum, the inspiring soul behind The Whole Soul Way. She's not just the brains of this operation; she's a certified life, parent, and health coach with a Business Administration/IT background from the University of Connecticut. Deb recently started a new chapter, moving to Arizona with her husband of 20 years. Join us…
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We're diving deep into the concept of reframing health goals, directly addressing the 'All-or-Nothing' cycle that can hinder our progress. This episode is an invitation to those seeking to break free from this restrictive mindset, offering a fresh, flexible, and joy-driven approach to health and fitness. It's designed for anyone whose fitness journ…
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In episode 150, Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown interview Chris Freytag, the founder of Get Healthy U and Get Healthy U TV. Chris Freytag has been teaching, training, writing books, creating DVD’s, and speaking on the subject of health and fitness for the last 30 years. Get Healthy U TV is a streaming website with workouts for midlife women. They ha…
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We're opening the doors to a world where joy isn't just a feeling but a space we live in. We're talking decluttering with the queen of clean, Tracy McCubbin. Imagine your home, but with breathing room, where every nook cradles peace instead of piled-up papers. That's where Tracy takes us, transforming cluttered caves into serene sanctuaries. So, le…
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In episode 149, Jill and Chris talk with Emily and Mitchell Clionsky, the authors of Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain. Their book is the culmination of 45 years of extensive clinical evaluation and treatment. A husband-and-wife team, they have a combined 70 years of professional and clinical experience in medicine and neurops…
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Courage in midlife isn't about grand, sweeping gestures. Instead, it can be found in the everyday acts of bravery that lead to significant changes in life. In today's episode, '6 Ways To Redefine Courage In Midlife,' we dive into offering insights and practical tips for women in this vibrant life stage. We debunk common misconceptions about courage…
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Amy Wilson is a Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a certified fitness professional, and a certified nutrition coach. She helps people prevent and reverse diseases with nutrition and fitness. Amy believes diet and exercise can change a person’s life, and how the right nutritional program can be the key to improving health and fitness. She has se…
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Our guest, Hoyt Prisock, the innovative creator behind a successful online speed dating platform, launched with Match.com nearly two decades ago. Hoyt, who found himself navigating the online dating world after a long marriage, has since become a seasoned voice in this arena, offering unique insights through his podcast, 'Behind the Swipe.' Hoyt sh…
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We dive into '6 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Midlife Wellness.' No more grand resolutions that fizzle out – we're all about practical steps leading to lasting health. First, let's rethink the whole New Year's resolution game. It's not about massive changes overnight; it's about those small, consistent steps that genuinely transform your wellness jou…
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Kim Rahir is a 60-year-old mother of three who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 10 years ago. She decided to ignore her then doctor's advice... muscle her way back to a happy life... and in 2023, become the European Champion in Masters Weightlifting in her age and weight category. Her journey inspired her to leave her career in journalism…
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In episode 146, Jill and Chris talk with Heike Yates, a Midlife Mindset and Fitness Coach, a powerhouse in fitness, nutrition, and mindset with over 35 years of expertise. She breaks down the complexities of midlife wellness into simple, actionable steps you can start taking action today. But don’t mistake her for someone helping you get by in midl…
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We sit down with Dr. Maria Luque, an Air Force veteran and the go-to expert on fitness during menopause. Dr. Luque sheds light on the complex relationship between menopause, body image, and fitness, challenging common misconceptions that often hold women back. Contrary to popular belief, weight gain isn't a given, and exercise doesn't necessarily w…
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In episode 145, the hosts of Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast talk about the lessons they've learned for healthy living over the past six years. Chris and Jill also launch the 2024 Eating the Rainbow Challenge, while reflecting on 2023 and look forward to 2024. In this episode we discuss: Setting goals, milestones, changing focus, having a theme fo…
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In this episode, we tackle a common seasonal challenge: sticking to intermittent fasting goals during the holidays. We explore the balance between festive joy and health commitments, ensuring holiday enjoyment without derailing fasting routines. First, we address the holiday season's unique pressures. Breaking fasting schedules can spark guilt, and…
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In episode 144, Jill and Chris talk with Wendy Battles,the host of the Reinvention Rebels podcast. Wendy interviews women between the ages of 50-90, who have reinvented themselves later in life. From traveling solo around the world with a carry-on bag at 60, to running in global marathons at 71, to launching a modeling career at 72, these women are…
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In episode 142, Jill and Chris talk with Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN. She is an award-winning Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist and the co-founder of MIJA Naturals, a green beauty wellness company, As a Registered Dietitian and Food & Nutrition Expert, Sarah understands the power that food has on our bodies. She knows that consuming the right …
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In episode 141, Jill and Chris talk with Jeanette Evans, a long-time friend of Jill's who has developed a wonderful anti-cancer lifestyle. Jill first met Jeanette many years ago when they were both working as technical writers and belonged to a professional organization together. Jeanette is a writer and editor and is involved in all kinds of commu…
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In episode 140 Jill and Chris talk with Elizabeth Emery. She is a former professional cyclist, US National Champion, and Pan Am Games gold medalist who raced in the women’s Tour de France for many years when it was called The Grand Boucle. She won the US Time Trial National Championship, a gold medal in the Pan American Games, the Pan American Cham…
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We're excited to welcome the innovative and compassionate Dr. Efrat LaMandre, also known as Dr. E. She is a Functional Medicine expert with a deep understanding of misunderstood chronic conditions, including Fibromyalgia. The feeling that your body doesn't feel right, and you know it's not all in your head, is our topic for today. Dr. E is the driv…
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In episode 139 Jill and Chris interview podcast host Wendy Green who helps people to feel more purposeful and engaged with life. She helps them increase their confidence to re-Imagine their next chapter, helping them understand that they still have a lot left to give and that they can have a positive impact on their lives and their community. Wendy…
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Find out how to boost your health and feel incredible as you hit midlife on the Purse Your Spark podcast. So, here's the scoop – we're exploring this fantastic guide called '3 Ways to Reclaim Your Health and Thrive in Midlife.' And trust me, it's packed with goodness. First up, let's talk about intermittent fasting. And no, it's not just about skip…
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In episode 138, Jill and Chris speak with Susan Salenger, an author who has found effective ways of dealing with frustrations with the healthcare system and better ways to ask your doctor questions, resulting in more complete answers. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Susan attended UCLA to study English. After graduation, she worked alongside her hu…
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In episode 137, Jill and Chris talk with Dr. Danielle Peebles, an author and Chiropractic physician. She founded Pro Health Family Chiropractic, in 2007 and has worked with thousands of people, helping them regain mobility, strength and overall well-being. Dr. Peebles specializes in working with athletes who are suffering from injuries. She recogni…
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In episode 136, Jill and Chris talk with Fluid Running founder, Jennifer Conroyd. She is the world’s leading expert on aqua jogging/deep water running and is the epitome of a Fit Strong Woman Over 50. Jennifer is A.C.E. certified, AEA certified and has an Exercise Is Medicine credential from ACSM. She is also a 16-time Boston Marathon qualifier and…
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In 2013, at the age of 50, Debbie faced one of the most devastating losses imaginable - the death of her partner, George, of 32 years. A year spent as a caregiver, watching him fade, left her with a profound void, alone for the first time in her life, grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder. But Debbie's resilience emerged in her widowhood, g…
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In episode 135, Jill and Chris speak about using spices and greens for a healthy weight with Joanna Wen. Joanna Wen is a weight loss coach who helps her clients lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way. Her unique approach helps her clients love their food and lose weight without deprivation. She also helps her clients get to the true root caus…
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In today's episode of the Pursue Your Spark Podcast, titled "Why Regular Exercise Can Be the Key to Long-Term Financial Stability," I'll share some personal insights that might change your perspective on exercise and its value. We've all had those days when we feel super energized and happy after a workout, right? But as we age, we seem to be at th…
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#134 Fit, Fierce, & Fabulous with Karín FeltmanKarínK In episode 134, Jill and Chris talk with Karín Feltman, a registered nurse and the author of Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous Over 50! Her first book was Plant-based Basics. Her work focuses on holistic health for women over 50, with a particular focus on intermittent fasting and healing through nutrit…
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Julia Goodfellow-Smith is no ordinary woman; at 50, she took a health scare as a wake-up call and decided to start living her bucket list, embracing life more adventurously. She's hiked England's 630-mile South West Coast Path solo, wild camped on her own, cycled King Alfred’s Way, and even walked parts of the challenging Camino de Santiago, not on…
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