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Body Building Plaza... taking hanging crunches to the next level

Body Building Plaza... taking hanging crunches to the next level | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

the article will show you the classic exercise, which is hard enough.  This picture is taking it to levels unknown!!!!

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Strength Based Leadership at Work, Home, or at the Gym!

Strength Based Leadership at Work, Home, or at the Gym! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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This week on the Fitness Minute:


Every week on #HealthyLeadership,  I will connect leadership to fitness in 60 seconds or less on the Fitness Minute.  


This week, I showcased the following 3 step process that anyone can use to apply strengths at the gym. In the show I share an example of how many of my heavy set friends start this process by doing leg exercises. 


Typically, those of us who cary a lot of weight over the years develop very strong legs.  Starting their gym experience by focusing on their legs is a great way to show them they are strong.

 

This builds confidence and motivation!


Check it out at: http://bit.ly/1iHdZ3y

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Elena's comment, January 8, 9:57 AM
Thank U! very helpful... by the way... all of last year I trained on coursmos.com... try it... there are many interesting workouts...
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WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY THE HOUR AFTER DRINKING A COKE?

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY THE HOUR AFTER DRINKING A COKE? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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All the data in one easy to read page...



10 MINUTES
10 teaspoons of SUGAR hit your system. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don’t VOMIT as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.


20 MINUTES
Your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into FAT.

AND HERE ARE SOME OTHER SHOCKING FACTS FOR YOU . . .


ONE SODA PER DAY INCREASES YOUR RISK OF DIABETES BY 85%!


SUGAR IS ACTUALLY MORE ADDICTIVE THAN COCAINE!

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Yen Homes's curator insight, January 18, 5:05 AM

Think twice before you chug that next can!

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Eating Orange's Benefits For Health

Eating Orange's Benefits For Health | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
  Who doesn't love a delicious and juicy orange as a snack? They are popular with athletes because they can be easily eaten for a burst of energy. I enjoy eating one or two oranges a day most ...
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That little amazing orange, a superfood?

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The 3-Step Skinny Fat Solution

The 3-Step Skinny Fat Solution | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
The glut of crappy weight loss advice out there has created a skinny fat epidemic, and it needs to stop. This article can help.
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Excellent post on something I see so much of at the gym.  The whole post is great but I specially appreciate the recipe for skinny fat:


The recipe for skinny fat is:

  1. Severe calorie restriction
  2. Excessive amounts of cardio
  3. Minimal weightlifting with an emphasis on high-rep training
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12 ‘Smart’ Ways To Be Less Stressed This Holiday Season

12 ‘Smart’ Ways To Be Less Stressed This Holiday Season | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Keep Committed to Staying On Your Fitness Routine – Don’t let the holidays get you off course from your fitness routine.  Exercise will help you ward off any stress that comes your way and burn off those extra calories you eat!
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Leadership guru Cynthia Bazin shares solid advice on being healthy over the holidays.  I love #5:


5. Keep Committed to Staying On Your Fitness Routine – Don’t let the holidays get you off course from your fitness routine.  Exercise will help you ward off any stress that comes your way and burn off those extra calories you eat!


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The Best Mass Building Exercises

The Best Mass Building Exercises | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
The best mass building exercises are the ones that can help you build bulk and muscles in an effective way. I know that a lot of people are not sure about what types of these exercises can work bes...
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I wish I didn't have L4 and L5 issues...

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10 Highly Effective Exercises For Building An Impressive Back

10 Highly Effective Exercises For Building An Impressive Back | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
The Title of the article is 10 Highly Effective Exercises for Building an Impressive Back so of course you don't have to do 10 back exercises.
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Good resource here on the largest muscle set.  

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Monika Zands's curator insight, November 12, 2014 4:48 PM

As a triathlete, I love easy steps where you can have fun in the process of reaching your health goals!!  The best way to do this is find the community of people who have the goals you want and are supportive in your pursuit of getting to those goals.

 

One of my gifts is participating in several of these incredible healthy communities. We workout together, we compete together, we train together, we do meal prep, we eat proper nutrition and we have a blast doing all of it!!

I am always looking for amazing people who are eager to get after their goals and just need the community support and reminder that they are capable of beyond what they have done before.

 

If you are seeking that community and you are dynamic, fun and ready to get going you can reach out and find a group of Healthy Active Lifestyle people already getting these kinds of results.

 

teamlovemylife@gmail.com

 

Share your name and your goal and we'll connect real soon!!

 

#MOLO - SPREAD MORE LOVE

Love,

Monika

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Core Strength Anywhere

Core Strength Anywhere | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Core strength, easy as 1, 2, 3... and 4!  

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Monika Zands's curator insight, November 12, 2014 4:52 PM

I spend time doing the 100 DAY Challenge.

I do 100 pushups, 100 squats and 100 crunches for 100 DAYS!!!

It is definitely hard the first week but it gets easier and easier and before you know it, you  have a shelf of a butt and so much endurance.  I did this before my Olympic Distance triathlon and had so much stamina I could have done it twice!!

 

ADDING PLANKS IS A GREAT WAY TO ENHANCE THE 100 DAY CHALLENGE!!

 

I am always looking for amazing people who are eager to get after their goals and just need the community support and reminder that they are capable of achieving beyond what they have done before.

 

If you are seeking that community and you are dynamic, fun and ready to get going you can reach out and find a group of Healthy Active Lifestyle people already getting these kinds of results.

 

teamlovemylife@gmail.com

 

Share your name and your goal and we'll connect real soon!!

 

#MOLO - SPREAD MORE LOVE

Love,

Monika

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Types of creatine : What is the best creatine on the market? - HealthZoned

Types of creatine : What is the best creatine on the market? - HealthZoned | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Let’s talk about the most effective bodybuilding supplement and what is the best creatine on the market these days.   Achieving that toned and athletic built is no joke. It takes a good measure...
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Good resource here about Creatine.  


The Benefits of Creatine


So what does it do for your body? Well for one, it jolts up your strength and energy threshold. This means that you can perform shorter, intense strength-building exercises better and will be able to complete more explosive heavy lifts with shorter repetition counts. It boosts your muscles’ ability to build power and endurance, especially when you have plateaued on your usual high intensity interval training. In effect, creatine supplementation enables you to gain significant muscle mass.

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BryenHooper's curator insight, October 6, 2014 7:27 AM

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Monika Zands's curator insight, November 12, 2014 5:00 PM

As a triathlete, I needed a way to recover quickly after my rigorous training schedule. When I got started on the 24 sports nutrition line of Herbalife PRODUCTS, MY MIND WAS BLOWN. 

 

I started with PREPARE (The Herbalife 24 sports nutrition containing Creatine for pre-workout) and biked 24 miles in the morning before taking my kids to school. Then took my Herbalife 24 REBUILD STRENGTH - a post-workout recovery drink which not only reduced my fatigue but also accelerated my strength and leaned out my muscles.  Then I would enjoy the Sports Nutrition Shake in delicious chocolate - yum.  All of this supported recovery, and my confidence.

I am more ready for my races and can train harder than I ever have before!!

One of my gifts is connecting people.  Now that I am part of this incredible healthy community it is ever easier to have fun with amazing people.

 

We workout together, we compete together, we train together, we do meal prep, we eat proper nutrition and we have a blast doing all of it!!

I am always thrilled to connect amazing people who are eager to get after their goals and just need the community support and reminder that they are capable of beyond what they have done before.

 

If you are seeking that community and you are dynamic, fun and ready to get going you can reach out and find a group of Healthy Active Lifestyle people already getting these kinds of results.

 

teamlovemylife@gmail.com

 

Share your name and your goal and we'll connect real soon!!

 

#MOLO - SPREAD MORE LOVE

Love,

Monika

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This Is Your Brain On Aspartame

This Is Your Brain On Aspartame | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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I was talking about possible adverse effects of aspartame with a co-worker today and found this article to be very informational.  


Here is just one segment of their findings:


Aspartame Impairs Cognition

The researchers found that spatial orientation skills were significantly worse for participants after their high-aspartame diet than after their low aspartame period.  Two participants also actually had clinically significant spatial orientation impairment after consuming high-aspartame diets.


Two other students experienced clinically significant impaired working memory.


In an earlier study of 90 university students, aspartame users reported longer memory lapses than non-users.[ii]

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What is worse that not working out? Working out too much!

What is worse that not working out?  Working out too much! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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This is a trap I have fallen into more than I would like to admit.  The consequences are NOT good. 

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Comparing Wearables: Fitbit Flex vs. Jawbone Up and More

Comparing Wearables: Fitbit Flex vs. Jawbone Up and More | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Which activity tracker is the right one for you?
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After 10 years of bodybuilding, I was skeptical about these "Wearables" but after a long battle with illness that kept me away from the gym and two weeks of wearing the Fitbit Flex, I am a true BELIEVER.


This is a great post that compares the most popular brands. 


Check it out at:

http://allthingsd.com/20130715/fitbit-flex-vs-jawbone-up-and-more-a-wearables-comparison/

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Parents Lead by Modeling the Way w/Shannon Petralito

Parents Lead by Modeling the Way w/Shannon Petralito | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Lead by example and model the way in the gym, home and work!  


Checkout the blog/podcast at:  http://bit.ly/X17zJE

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 28, 2014 8:01 AM


This week the #HealthyLeadership podcast is all about how parents can lead by setting the example and modeling the way.  


Fitness expert and professional figure competitor Shannon Petralito, joined us to explore how leading by example and modeling the way for our children can help us instill upon them the values of accountability and self-respect.  


Shannon’s inspirational story is a perfect example of how we can show our children that they can be passionate in life, have a vision and go for their dreams! 

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Removing the Unknowns in Entrepreneurship and Fitness with Jacqui Agostinelli

Removing the Unknowns in Entrepreneurship and Fitness with Jacqui Agostinelli | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Very cool interview on the relationship between entrepreneurship and fitness!  

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 19, 9:49 PM

The business world is highly competitive and it appears that being prepared and skilled may not be enough.  Following a fitness routine is not only good for your health, but now we know that others may be more willing to follow your lead or give you leadership opportunities if they feel you are taking care of your health.


Great interview on physical AND Financial transformation!  


Check it out on #HealthyLeadership!  http://bit.ly/1CIk6As

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For Leaders, Looking Healthy Matters More than Looking Smart - HBR

For Leaders, Looking Healthy Matters More than Looking Smart - HBR | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Great article here for all leaders who believe in fitness as a lifestyle!  


Being healthy is not only good for us, it can help us in our leadership!!!

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 5, 4:15 AM

Great article based on research from VU University in Amsterdam.  The following quote is a good summary of the research findings:


“a relatively healthy-looking leader may have a better chance of gaining sufficient levels of followership investment to initiate change.


On the other hand, a potential leader who looks relatively less healthy may be over-looked even if they are better suited for the job.”


Checkout the full article:  https://hbr.org/2015/01/for-leaders-looking-healthy-matters-more-than-looking-smart

Christian Salafia's curator insight, January 18, 1:41 PM

Training your body as well as your mind is important if you want to be a powerful leader

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The Keys to Putting on Muscle | Elite Greatness

The Keys to Putting on Muscle | Elite Greatness | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

Picture above:  Shannon Petralito

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Great resource here for those of us trying to gain muscle mass. 

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Abs Are Made In The Kitchen | The Fitness Fashionista

Abs Are Made In The Kitchen | The Fitness Fashionista | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

Crunches is not the ONLY way to get flat abs! Abs are made in the kitchen by having a clean diet, eating protein, drinking water, eating healthy fats and more.

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This is really a great article because it gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to the eating habits that will help you sustain a lean mid-section.  


The whole article is great but I especially appreciate the following:


Add healthy fats such as nuts, avocado and oils.  There is a HUGE difference between the fat in olive oil and the fat in nachos.  Healthy fats are extremely good for you and a must have in your diet to help burn the bad fat.  


These fats will help you ramp up your bodies fat burning ability and help you burn fat faster.  Of course, this doesn’t mean consume only healthy fats to get skinny – aim to keep your healthy fat intake to about 15-20% of your total calories daily. -


See more at: http://www.thefitnessfashionista.com/abs-are-made-in-the-kitchen#sthash.n4afY7zC.dpuf

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All-species fitness: Exercise in the New Year (and beyond) 3: too tired?

All-species fitness: Exercise in the New Year (and beyond) 3: too tired? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Great article here!  I love the part about starting "small and sneaky"


From the post:


1. Start small and sneaky - just a few minutes of exercise (climb stairs, walk somewhere fast, flurry of housework) pumps oxygen into your system, which will make you feel more awake and possibly more alive.

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15 Minute Sprint Intervals For Fat Loss and Muscle Gain

15 Minute Sprint Intervals For Fat Loss and Muscle Gain | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Sprint Intervals for Fat Loss and Muscle Gain: My favourite cardio exercises are outdoor sprints, hill sprints and HIIT on a treadmill.
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I totally agree with Justin on this.  Here are the benefits of sprinting:


Benefits of Sprinting
  1. Total Body Workout – Improves overall body strength.
  2. Improves insulin sensitivity so that you can eat more cabs and still lose body fat.
  3. Decreases Body Fat by 10% -20%, while maintaining while maintaining lean muscle mass.
  4. Boosts your metabolism so that you burn  a lot of  calories in a short time, even long after you’re finished.
  5. Develop a six pack without doing any crunches, sit ups or other ab exercises.
  6. Builds muscle the same way weight lifting exercises do as well as building incredibly strong legs
  7. Improves heart capacity
  8. Uses several muscles at the same time, making it a complete muscle building workout.
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How to use a Foam Roller & Best Foam Roller Exercises

How to use a Foam Roller & Best Foam Roller Exercises | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

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Interesting!  

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How Consuming Alcohol Affects You Post-Workout / Nutrition

How Consuming Alcohol Affects You Post-Workout / Nutrition | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Sigh...  I guess I will stick to the protein shake, but, I will reward myself on non-workout days...  8-)

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21 fitness myths debunked!

21 fitness myths debunked! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
The biggest problem facing American obesity today? Mis-information. With the weight loss industry making millions, companies will say anything to sell. Many of us are trying to do the right things to get in better shape, but are the things were doing actually hurting us? Here is a list debunking...
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Good post here.  Here is my favorite one, fight the fat, forget the myth!


Myth: Your metabolism slows down after age 30, and you will just get fatter naturally.



  • The reason our metabolism slows as we get older is a drop in hormone levels and drop in exercise. As we get older our bodies give us less wiggle room. When you were 20, you may have been able to eat bad and just exercise and remain at a comfortable level. As you get older you can still keep your metabolism up you just must follow a stricter diet and continue a regular exercise routine.
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Bodybuilding.com - Ask The Fitness Jewell: How Can I Build Arms AND Shoulders Like Yours?

Bodybuilding.com - Ask The Fitness Jewell: How Can I Build Arms AND Shoulders Like Yours? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
The Fitness Jewell is ready to arm you with the workout you need to help you sculpt killer arms!
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Bodybuilding.com does a great job of showcasing multiple routines that focus on specific body regions.  In this case, they address arms AND shoulders.  


I also love the way they make it easy to see all the different routines.  

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Forgiveness and Fitness. What?

Forgiveness and Fitness.  What? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

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Focus on your goals, not on what others may or may not be doing to you!


Check out the #HealthyLeadership blogcast at:  http://bit.ly/1qXWKU1

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 31, 2014 9:44 AM


During this week's The Fitness Minute, I share the story of how I wasted hours of valuable gym time using the gym to further my negative feelings, anger and grudges towards some co-workers.  

Check out the recording below to find out how I was hurting myself and wasting valuable energy at the gym by allowing my anger and resentment to drive my actions and focus.  

The time we spend at the gym is precious and we should not waste a moment of it on anything other than our goals!   Why let others rob us of the little time we have to work on what WE are can achieve?

While I am in favor of leveraging the gym to let out some steam, I could have helped my health and lead positive change by forgiving others!

Check out the #HealthyLeadership blogcast at:  http://bit.ly/1qXWKU1
donhornsby's curator insight, August 31, 2014 10:03 AM

Check out the recording below to find out how I was hurting myself and wasting valuable energy at the gym by allowing my anger and resentment to drive my actions and focus.  The time we spend at the gym is precious and we should not waste a moment of it on anything other than our goals!   Why let others rob us of the little time we have to work on what WE are can achieve?


While I am in favor of leveraging the gym to let out some steam, I could have helped my health and lead positive change by forgiving others.   

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You Asked: How Many Calories Does Strength Training Burn?

You Asked: How Many Calories Does Strength Training Burn? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how many calories you burn while lifting weights? We've got the answer!
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Sorry about the two popup ads that come up when you access this.  I would not post it if I didn't think it is good info. 


How many calories we burn during weight training is a common and tough question.  I like the approach Nicole and Jen Mueller take on this article:


Be conservative and know what the research is telling us.  


Good read. 

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On Fitness, Leadership and Helping Others with Kat Cannella

On Fitness, Leadership and Helping Others with Kat Cannella | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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SMART Goals can help us define and measure success, both at the gym AND at the office. Check out my interview with BeachBody Coach Kat Cannella!
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 22, 2014 9:38 PM
Today’s show is all about connecting the dots between fitness and leadership in the context of helping others.  Leaders are people who help create other leaders and our guest is a leader that helps her clients develop the courage to identify their goals and pursue them. 

As you will learn, she helps clients do this at at the gym and at the office!

Beach Body coach and leadership development professional, Kat Cannella, joined us to talk about the strong connections between being healthy, working out and developing her clients ability to achieve their professional goals.   

Check out the blog and podcast at:  http://bit.ly/1pZo4lx