My weekly podcast that delves deep and dirty into topics that directly impact women over 40, from pre to post menopause.
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EPISODE 29: JESSI KNEELAND – BODY POSITIVITY
Jessi Kneeland is a coach, teacher, speaker, and writer dedicated to helping women love their bodies. Her purpose on earth is to help all women break free from the body image issues, fear, shame, and armor that hold them back. This is a fascinating conversation that I know you’ll love.
EPISODE 28: LINDSEY ROBINS – BECOME CLOTHING: HOT WOMEN CAMPAIGN
Following on from last weeks episode, I am excited to profile another female run enterprise based out of the UK. Become is a menopause clothing brand with intelligent fabrics that stop hot flushes and night sweats. On the show we speak about Become’s #HotWomenOnly campaign – inviting women over 40 to share the stories of what makes them truly empowered, confident and their own kind of ‘hot’. The winner will be a new ambassador for Become – a woman over 40 proving that there’s more to life than menopause.
EPISODE 27: BECKS ARMSTRONG – THE CLARITY APP
In this episode I am profile a female entrepreneur, Becks Armstrong, who has created a mediation app with an emphasis on addressing symptoms of menopause through the power of breath and mindfulness, Clarity features an InstaCold function which provides instant relief during a hot flash.
Becks is on a mission of changing the conversation and experience for women over 40 – specifically for this group of women because they are so often forgotten and she has found through her own experience that there is very little available to help. And for listeners to this episode who want to try this out, head over to https://clarity.app/ and use the code CFA-FITNCHIPS – and the first 1000 subscribers will receive a free 1 month trial of the Clarity mindfulness and relaxation app.
EPISODE 26: DAN JOHN – BUILDING RESILIENCY THROUGH AGING
Dan John is an industry legend who has a very practical approach to fitness after years of research and experience in the industry. We talk about how fitness needs to change as we age, and it needs to take women’s health through menopause seriously. He focuses this conversation on 4 categories: health, longevity (women have the edge on this), fitness (tasks we want to do) and performance. Also we discuss losing our mojo as we age and how to reign it back in bit by bit and where to start.
EPISODE 25: KELLY COFFEY – HOW TO STOP SELF SABOTAGING YOUR HEALTH
Kelly Coffey (C-O-F-F-E-Y) is a fucking badass. She’s the force behind Strong Coffey Personal Training in New England, and the popular blog strongcoffey.com. In 1997, at over 300 pounds, Coffey was a study in how not to treat a human body. She was depressed, inactive, and uncomfortable. She had weight loss surgery only to gain much of the weight back – AGAIN. Sad, disconnected, and scared to even hope, she finally saw what the problem was – not her body or her weight, but her obsessive drive to sabotage every health- and care-based commitment she tried to make. She pieced together a practical, real-world solution to self-sabotage and the loss/gain cycle, and has maintained a healthy, comfortable weight for well over a decade. Coffey coaches women all over the world on how to do the same in her acclaimed online course, the Pleasure Principles.
EPISODE 24: KIM VOPNI – THE VAGINA COACH
Kim Vopni, The Vagina Coach, is an expert who talks all about the vagina, apparently one of the worlds most hated words. In this episode we discuss how most women don’t realize, that in menopause pelvic floor vitality is effected. The sneeze pee, the kegel mojo (are you doing it correctly), sexual satisfaction, dry vagina and sandpaper sex. There is no place we don’t go!
EPISODE 23: ELSBETH VAINO – STRENGTH TRAINING FOR WOMEN
Electronic warfare engineer turned personal trainer, Elsbeth is one of my favourite fitness presenters and I am very honoured to have her on the show. Elsbeth regularly trains newbies to her gym that are over 40 and she gets to see this generation thrive and find the joy in strength training, especially women over 50 who are usually apprehensive to start, but then she loves to all the things they see the can do! It’s life-changing. (oh and we discuss scotch-eggs!)
EPISODE 22: JOSH HILLIS – BEHAVIOURAL WEIGHT LOSS
I am so happy to have Josh Hillis as a return guest on the show. We speak about how a recent study proved that by focusing on positive behaviours around food, we can see sustained fat loss. He provides amazing protocols that you can try in your own weight loss journey.
EPISODE 21: MONIKA BJÖRN- STRENGTH THROUGH MENOPAUSE
My Swedish friend, a modern yogi, educator, concept-maker, ruler-breaker, risk-taker and published author. Currently writing a book all about strength through menopause and we talk about her research on the topic.
EPISODE 20: MEGHAN CALLAWAY, KELLIE HART DAVIS AND DR. SARAH ELLIS DUVALL
Kellie Hart Davis, Meghan Callaway, and Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT are the co-creators of Glutes, Core, and Pelvic Floor. Together they empower people to create positive changes through a better understanding of movement. Their combined coaching expertise teaches you to exercise with confidence while learning to love your body for all it can do for you.
EPISODE 19: CHIA CHIA SUN
Chia Chia Sun is a pharmaceutical executive turned women’s health entrepreneur. She is CEO of Damiva Inc., a personal care company dedicated to innovation in manufacturing 100% natural products for women. Chia Chia started on her path when she discovered that there are simply very few effective and safe products for vaginal health. With a background in genetics, finance and the pharmaceutical industry, Chia Chia now spends her days on taboo abolishing, speaking to women about their health and beauty needs. Today’s episode discusses 3 Tips for Long Term Intimacy: constant habit of having sex, desire versus arousal and daily kindness and affection.
EPISODE 18: MEGHAN CALLAWAY
Meghan Callaway is a strength coach in Vancouver, Canada with over 14 years of experience coaching a wide array of clients from elite athletes, to post-physical therapy rehabilitative strength training, as well as everyday people who want to feel, perform, and function at a higher level. Meghan is the creator of the recently released Ultimate Pull-Up Program, and believes that working out should be fun, mentally and physically rewarding, and empowering. Meghan has an extensive athletic background and has played competitive soccer for 27 years, and also grew up playing ice hockey and baseball on boys teams.
you can check her out on instagram here
EPISODE 17: JESSIE MUNDELL
Jessie Mundell is an expert in prenatal and postnatal exercise with a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Physical Education, and a Masters in Kinesiology. I’m every mom’s go-to support system for nutrition and fitness that strengthens and heals them while building a confidence that gives a mama the energy to love herself and her little ones wholeheartedly. In this show we discuss incontinence in menopause, starting a family later in our reproductive years where our hormones are impacted by pregnancy and perimenopause.
EPISODE 16: DANA SANTAS
Dana Santas has just released her book, Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief, 40 BODY AND MIND EXERCISES TO MOVE BETTER, FEEL BETTER, AND RELIEVE PAIN PERMANENTLY. We discuss how she encourages people to be empowered to move better, feel better, and never feel powerless to pain again. We talk specifically about the mind-body connection, how important diaphragmatic breath is for back health and how education is a huge part of back pain recovery.
EPISODE 15: OREET J.S.
Oreet has 20+ years of experience as a fitness and dance instructor plus grew up with art form of bellydance and has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN to name a few and has numerous titles including the titles Bellydancer of the Year and Middle Eastern Dance Champion of North America. She has lled packed classes and workshops in the U.S. and Japan, working with thousands of women and men who have found success in meeting their fitness goals as well as discovering this new passion called… Bellydance! You can also download your compliment free 30 Minute Belly Dancing Workout http://www.sharqui.com/fitandchips
EPISODE 14: PAT OLIVER
A published author who spent spent most of her life working with body parts as a gymnastics coach/administrator and a Physician’s Assistant in an obstetrics and gynecology office and is especially thrilled to now write tales focusing on the naughty bits. The Gynesaurs was inspired by her time observing the intriguing and often hilarious encounters between professionals and patients.
EPISODE 13: KIM ACEDO
EPISODE 12: KRISTA SCOTT DIXON
EPISODE 11: SAM PITRE
EPISODE 10: KOURTNEY THOMAS
EPISODE 9: JADE TETA
Jade Teta is integrative physician, author and expert in the realms of fitness, metabolism and self-development. I have spent the last 25 years immersed in the study of strength and conditioning, hormonal metabolism and the psychology of change and success.
EPISODE 8: GEORGIE FEAR
Metabolism is slowing down with age, and now we have hormonal disruption to deal, menopause often sees women gain weight and struggle to lose it as easily as they did before. Today we will talk about skills to help achieve weight loss and answer some frequently asked questions. Georgie is a registered dietiican and author of Lean Habits For Lifelong Weight Loss.
EPISODE 7: ALLI MCCOLL
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) was developed by psychologist Aaron Beck, and is a system of setting small goals for yourself resulting it big impactful changes in your life. Today we delve deep into the 7 step process for developing a bullet proof plan through personal resiliency. It’s time to stop beating ourselves up especially through a time of change. We discuss how you can bring awareness to your automatic thoughts, so that you can evaluate them and move on with your goals. Believe in yourself!
EPISODE 6: FABIENNE MARIER
For too long women are expected to be small. Small in our voice. Small in our bodies. Small in our expectations. The tide is now turning and it’s time to stand up and be BIG!! After years of feeling unfulfilled and following all the rules, Fabienne talks about how she found her confidence and became BIG and bold in life. Her story is motivating and her strategies for doing this will appeal to everybody.
EPISODE 5: AMANDA THEBE
Today Amanda tells you her story about why she has become an advocate for Women Over 40 during Menopause. She speaks about her struggles and how she has created strategies to help her cope.
EPISODE 4: JOSH HILLIS
Josh and Amanda discuss the strategies to help women on their fat loss journey, that starts with recognising that we need to play the long game and not be in a hurry to see results.
EPISODE 3: DEANNA HARDER
In this episode we are discussing body dismorphia, eating disorders, body image, food and exercise obsession and how to get off the diet roller coaster!
EPISODE 2: ALYSON SCHAFER
During our 40’s and beyond can be a time when women can feel lost, invisible and alone. This episode delves deep into understanding the path forward and where it will lead them.
EPISODE 1: CAROLINA BELMARES
Catch 22: body acceptance and how that impacts our ability to make positive change in your health and wellness journey.