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Fit body. Fit mind. Fit relationships. And no fat pants. Join fitness writers Chris and Dani Shugart for honest and awkward discussions about exercise, food, sex, and psychology. They'll dig into the thinky side of looking good naked, the edgy side of marriage, and the easy side of diet and exercise. Get practical tips, motivation, and insight on self improvement from people who aren't boring (most of the time). Chris and Dani have a combined 25 years of editing and interviewing the experts ...
 
I have so much I want to share with you; life experiences, high performance coaching, entrepreneurial insight, and leadership consulting. We are all faced with constant choices in our everyday life and it is up to us to make the best choice for ourselves, our families, and our livelihood. I also believe that with the choices come changes and that we should not be afraid of change, but should face it head on with passion and courage--as HIGH PERFORMERS! As a leader and a business consultant, ...
 
The Female Insight Zone is a 30-minute podcast sharing insights from women who have made an indelible mark in business and the path they took to soar. In each episode, host Maribeth Kuzmeski interviews an inspiring female business leader to reveal insights into successes, challenges, and how they have overcome... and won. Host: Maribeth Kuzmeski, founder of Red Zone Marketing, is a business development strategist, advisor to some of the largest financial services companies, bestselling autho ...
 
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Get your snorkels out… Because we are about to dive deep. Ever thought life is hard? Now I am not here to tell you that you are wrong - but compared to what? Of course it is hard sometimes. But it is also beautiful. And joyful. And fulfilling. It’s all about perspective. It’s all about mindset. When you are faced with adversity, you are also presen…
 
• What's the best solution if you struggle with workout consistency? Hear what ab-building program Dani is using to build, not just abs, but consistency. • Who diets more: women with good looking husbands or men with good looking wives? Take this quiz on physical beauty and "very ugly" populations according to actual researchers! • Will nutrition r…
 
• Listener question: What are the best strategies that'll help you break out of the friend zone? We get to the bottom of it. • Game time: How should women train differently than men? Take this quiz that covers women's fitness and other lady-centric stats. • Newsflash: What type of cardio can burn up to 4 pounds of fat (in only three workouts per we…
 
Guess who’s back, back again? Jasmine Shea’s back, tell your friends - because they are going to want to get in on all the nuggets in this week’s episode. If you missed my first interview with Jasmine, you can catch up on all the goodies by listening in to E67. And for those of you who don’t already know her, let me give a quick intro for this incr…
 
• How can you get what you want without being a turd? We get into the differences between assertiveness, passiveness, aggressiveness.... and passive aggressiveness. • What infamous drug was called "mommy's little helper" and what drug are mommies using today? Take our quiz on drugs throughout history. • Do full body workouts actually build more mus…
 
I am so honoured to be joined this week by the incredible Juli Ann Booker. Juli Ann is a Senior Account Executive at Western Wealth Capital - a Vancouver based real estate investment company. I have had the privilege of both coaching Juli Ann personally, and doing consulting work within the company as a whole. In this week’s episode, Juli Ann share…
 
• Is obesity caused by ignorance and poor choices? Hear about the controversial statements the CEO of Whole Foods made, and the backlash that came from it. Plus, get our take! • What strength sport causes the most injuries and what old advice are experts telling people to ignore now? Take our quiz on athletic injuries! • What five questions can det…
 
Y’all - this week’s episode is SUCH a treat!! I am joined this week by the incredible Elizabeth Ralph - a (badass) money manager, high-level business coach and founder of Financial Story, the place where entrepreneurs transform from unsure investor to bad ass money manager. And on top of all of this - she is a Head Coach for James Wedmore, and is o…
 
• What exercise trains your full body from head to toe? Hint: You pick up the weight and walk. Get the details on our favorite ways to do it. • Can you pass our quiz on the latest studies in health, fitness, relationships and psychology? Give it a shot! • What are the three signs someone is flirting with you? Hear what researchers had to say. • How…
 
Y’ALL I am SO EXCITED to share this week’s episode with you. It is a topic that is near and dear to my heart - the sum of absolutely EVERYTHING I have experienced and learned. So the question is… What is the Female Founders Club? In this episode, I will share with you all that I have been creating in these last few months - you’ll need to listen to…
 
• What's a fun way to get strong and build work capacity at the same time? Try the 20-reps method for a crazy challenge that'll help with both goals. • What sex and romance scenes do people most want to recreate in their own lives? Take the quiz and see if you can beat my score! • Could a fecal transplant help you keep weight off? Hear about a rece…
 
• At what point does discipline become disordered and are diets really a bad thing? We get into the details. • Is it fear or phobia? See if you can pass our quiz on the crazy things people run from. • What common over-the-counter drug can cause you to take bigger risks and lower your sense of empathy? Bonus: It might be the perfect solution for the…
 
This week’s episode is packed with so many good nuggets - it’s one you won’t want to miss! I am joined this week by the incredible Marianne Zakhour. Marianne is the co-founder of Orderbot, an eCommerce, order management and back office platform based in Vancouver, Canada. She is also a part of The Thrive Collective - a collection of experts who wil…
 
• Is the "hip dip" a real problem and should you try to fix it? We have an in-depth discussion on butts: genetic factors, body fat distribution, societal obsession, and more. • What weird and terrible things did doctors prescribe to women who were diagnosed with female hysteria? Take our quiz on archaic cures of the past. • Can you have low vitamin…
 
SO much goodness in today’s podcast!! This week I am joined by the incredible soul, Danya Douglas Hunt. Danya is a former Olympic Head Athletic Therapist and Strength & Conditioning coach turned entrepreneur - where she helps other entrepreneurs, coaches, athletes and business owners move, feel and perform their best. She is also a part of The Thri…
 
• Why are more people than ever heading to their local gun store? We discuss the uptick in gun ownership, the sport of shooting, and the most literal form of women's empowerment. • What tree-extract gives men wood? Take our quiz on health supplements and get the details on pills and potions designed for muscle growth, life extension, erections, and…
 
In this week’s episode I am highlighting a story that I shared on my Facebook page that was the beginning of both the Thrive Collective, and Female Founders Club. A story of what has led me to the place I am now - a situation that has influenced my messaging and what I stand for, and has both navigated and fuelled the fire for what I am stepping in…
 
SUCH a treat on the podcast today. Today I’m joined by the incredible Pam Fischer-Dale. Pam explains how she went from the corporate, high-tech world of silicon valley to becoming a highly successful entrepreneur and Certified High Performance Coach. Pam also chats about the HUGE milestone she just reached within her network marketing business; she…
 
Honestly, I don’t know how many more examples we need to see in this world for this to finally resonate and ring true for people…. This world needs stronger leaders. And it applies to every single dang one of us. Because leadership doesn’t just mean you’re in charge of a team. It’s leading your family. It’s in your communities. It’s how you show up…
 
LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT & free MASTERCLASS training - links below! I’m sharing with you my Leadership Assessment Masterclass that I use with all of my consulting clients - it’s a quick way to get a benchmark as to where you’re truly at with your leadership. You’ll get: → Masterclass Video Training → PDF download of the assessment For my FEMALE leader…
 
• What are the best ways to manipulate carbs without trying that hard? We discuss a few of our favorite strategies. • How well do you know your exercises? Take a quiz on lifts named after the icons who came up with them. • What's the fastest way to learn any physical skill according to research? Find out so you can dominate your next challenge. • S…
 
• Do fitness websites need to show more "relatable" looking bodies? As the CCO of T-Nation.com, Chris keeps getting asked why average bodies aren't featured more often. So we get into the details. • Does having a lower voice make a woman more attractive... or less? Take this relationship/nutrition/psychology quiz and see if you can beat Dani's scor…
 
Finally – after all of these years, finally I have the incredible Paula Moyer on the podcast! I have so much history with Paula and she’s truly one of my soul sisters. Paula is someone who continually both inspires me and challenges me, and that’s why I adore her so much. In this episode, Paula shares about her journey through this life and how she…
 
• Is inflammation the REAL reason everyone's pissed off these days? We talk about how combatting it (with this stuff) will make you a happier, more relaxed person. • If muscle growth is your main goal, when should you do cardio? Take the quiz on exercise, fitness, lifting and weed. • What's the best science-backed solution for feeling better about …
 
• Which common problem makes 20% of women feel drained? And what's making men over 40 so tired these days? • How does owning a dog affect your sex life and how many people choose their canine companions over their partners? • Can dinnertime affect your metabolism? We get into the latest research. • And what workout accessory will build your back an…
 
I used to compartmentalize myself into two separate beings reflecting back over my careers through the years. There was business Charlotte – high standards, high integrity, confident & strong. And then there was personal Charlotte – people pleasing, seeing approval and sometimes unconsciously searching for something to fill a void that I didn’t eve…
 
• What muscle-building set and rep schemes do you need to add to your workout? We cover some fun ways to challenge yourself. • Is it OK to be happy at a time like this? Times are weird and we're not sure what to think anymore... so we asked a therapist. • What does Therapist, Lisa Mustard have to say about getting your spouse to lift? She's got a l…
 
• What one single rule can help you reach ANY goal faster? We get into the 100% rule and talk about how to apply it to behaviors and habits. • Know when the first kettlebell was documented in a dictionary? Know what it actually means? Take this historical fitness quiz and see how you do. • Is it possible to lower your "body fat set point" without d…
 
• Do workouts have to be meticulously planned order to be effective? We get into the joys of "training like a hippie" and how to make progress with it. • Can you pass the naked nutrition quiz? Find out what to eat to have more fun in the sack. • Do the cosmetically-enhanced faces we see on social media make us more likely to imitate them? One study…
 
It doesn’t matter what degrees you have. What credentials are behind your name. What experience you have. Sure, those things will “get the job done”. But they don’t make you a great leader. In this week’s podcast, I’m going to share my thoughts about the 5 things that DO make great leaders - and not one of them has to do with your education, your c…
 
• Do you need to go on a social media diet? We get into avoiding the outrage loop and the term "phubbing" which means phone snubbing. • What happens when a CrossFit coach competes on Survivor? We talk to Natalie Anderson and find out how she prepared and what it was like living on the "edge of extinction". • Does having a rock-solid body actually g…
 
• Could progress pictures be exactly what you need to get fired up about your fitness? We get into why they're great for some, but definitely not for everyone. • Is coffee a miracle drink or a health-wrecker? Take the quiz! • What's the best way for an ugly guy to score a hot chick – and vice versa? We get into the latest research on couples. • How…
 
Enough is enough. I am coming from a place of privilege. I will never know what it feels like to be judged solely by the color of my skin. I will never know what it feels like to live in fear of the people who, to everyone else, are the ones they seek for safety. I will never understand what it feels like to overcome prejudice of this nature. But I…
 
Whether you're building an online business or working for a company or anything in between, I want you to create something that is truly your own. We are so bombarded with incredible information and content and people who inspire us. But where we need to be careful is that line between being inspired and trying to recreate exactly what someone else…
 
• Is there a benefit to getting uncomfortable on purpose? Hear how it launched Chris's career in the late 90's. • Can you pass our Quiz on blockbuster hits and the famous actors who almost got the leading role? Jeff Bosley crushes this quiz... see if you can beat his score! • Is the newest Batman going to look scrawny? We get into the recent contro…
 
• Why do people who know just a little about a topic seem the most dogmatic? We get into that and Chris tells the story of being a five-year-old with all the answers. • What truth-bombs is Nick Tumminello dropping today? Hear what he recommends when it comes to heel-elevated lifting shoes. Plus he joins us for a quiz... and Dani gets schooled! • Wh…
 
I’m baaaaacck!!!! In this episode, I’m sharing what I’ve been up to in this last year and why I took a hiatus from doing this podcast! I’ve been on quite the deep dive this year and I want to share with you why I am making so many shifts and changes right now in my life and my business. And hopefully, inspire you to do some reflecting in terms of h…
 
• What causes people to overeat at night? Check out this theory and see if you agree. • What non-verbal communication style leads to better relationships and (ironically) more sex? See if you can pass our quiz! • Does avoiding meat cause mental disorders or are people with mental disorders just drawn to that type of diet? Find out what researchers …
 
Today, Charlotte sits down with Jasmine Shea - HR expert and neuro linguistic programming practitioner. She’s also a coach for James Wedmore and the founder of Get Hired Meow and her own brand/membership site Your Dinner is Planned. Beyond the “on paper” credentials, this girl has so much heart and spirit. Listen in for how to take action in uncert…
 
• What are the perks of training during lockdown? Chris and I get into the benefits of having your fitness routine turned on its head. • Christian Thibaudeau joins us for a game! See if you can pass our quiz on the most bizarre news stories. • Is now a good or bad time to start a diet? CT discusses the hormonal impact of food and stress. • And what…
 
• What strategies can help you stop snacking all day? We discuss a few. • How healthy is the canned food everyone's stock-piling? Take the quiz! • According to science, does skipping breakfast change your mood for the better... or the worse? • What's the best "sport" to watch on TV now that you can't really watch any sports on TV? Let us share our …
 
• How long does it take to lose strength and muscle when you can't work out? • What are some ways to train your butt off at home? And can you cinch up your waist with the vacuum? • Can you pass this quiz on the trending topics and studies from T-Nation.com? • What 4 books are we loving and what's the best way to read them yourself? All that and mor…
 
• What does "The Pill" actually do to women's hormones? And are there better forms of it? • What happens to a man (and his man parts) when he gets a vasectomy? • Are you up to date on the latest mental health headlines? • Can men tell when a women are aroused? • What activities should you do when you're stuck in the house? • And what delicious food…
 
• What's the best way for females to train and eat before their periods? • How can slap new muscle on your body with the 40 reps method? • What are the latest (and weirdest) health headlines? • What are some signs your woman is cheating... according to the stats? • What hippie mouthwash will make your gums happier? • And what healthy chips do you n…
 
• What's deadlier: The coronavirus or obesity? • Does "vanity sizing" deceive overweight people or does it help them? • Can you pass our health and sex quiz? • How common is it for people to hide their food and eat in secret? • What's the best thing to bring to the shower when you're sick? • Is your wallet ruining your posture and giving you a back…
 
• Should we be treating fitness professionals like rockstars? • What are the latest must-know health headlines? • Is the 10,000 steps a day rule beneficial or bogus? • What's the best way to walk on slick ice and snow? • And what "secret" part of a turkey should you be eating? Got questions, comments, ideas, or feedback? Find us on social! Chris is…
 
• Is Gwyneth Paltrow's "Goop Lab" show on Netflix legit or is it pseudoscience? We watched the whole thing and actually didn't hate it. • Can you pass Chris's quiz on workout habits and trends? Hint: Yes, you can and you'll probably beat Dani's score. • What crazy things are people thinking about between the sheets? Chris has the stats and some imp…
 
• Intuitive eating is called the new "anti-diet" but will it actually help you get leaner? • What are people listening to in the gym and how does music affect your workouts? See if you can pass our quiz! • Is where you live making you gain weight? Find out what researchers say, and what you can do about it. • What morning ritual will make your face…
 
• Are calories REALLY all that matter when dieting? Try Chris's "thought" experiment on the impossible (chicken breast) diet. • What can we learn from the craziest health headlines? Take Dani's quiz! • What happens to tastebuds over time and can we use this to our advantage? (Hint: yes, yes you can.) • What app does Dani recommend for tracking peri…
 
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