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1902, 2018

Episode 74 – Exercise Series: Strength Training with Megan Benedict

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Exercise, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Today we are learning more about strength training from the wonderful Megan Benedict. Megan is the cofounder of Fit Kitchen Direct and is regular here on the podcast! She is going to share with us all the amazing benefits of strength training. Welcome Megan and thank you so much for being here!


Before we begin, I wanted to take the time to remind you all that the next round of the 30 Days to Thriving program starts March 1st! Head on over to fitlandiafitness.com/programs to check out everything that is included and sign up. It is all there to support you and to help you get you back on track…and it goes perfectly with today’s episode where we continue our series on the amazing variety of exercise we have available to us.

I first just want to point out how amazing it has been to follow your journey and catch your updates on your fantastic Instagram feed…be sure to check Megan and

1102, 2018

Episode 73 – Exercise Series: Pilates with Abby Parker

By | February 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Exercise, Podcasts|0 Comments

Our exercise series continues as we highlight the benefits of Pilates with PDX powerhouse, Abby Parker! Settle in as she shares her story of strength and resiliency, culminating into a love for fitness.


Before we jump into the show I want to make sure to remind those of you in the Portland area to come out and see me at Athleta in the Pearl District! I am doing an awesome workshop event there to help you embrace the power of your mind for fitness. It is February 17th at 8:30 AM and you can click this link to RSVP on Eventbrite.

Abby is here today helping us continue our exercise series to expose us to the amazing variety of options we all have for moving our bodies every day. It’s all about finding something we LOVE to do, something that feels good and feels right to our bodies. Abby is here to help us understand a little more about pilates and to help us see the true beauty in this exercise.

You HAVE TO head over to Abby’s Instagram and check out her photos. They are incredibly inspirational…you can’t help but feel motivated to get moving and find […]

702, 2018

Episode 72 – Exercise Series: Bootcamp with Emily Corso

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Exercise, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Episode 72 – Exercise Series: Bootcamp with Emily Corso

Think bootcamp is scary? That it’s going to tear you up and spit you out? Think again! Today we’re talking to Emily Corso of Bold and Badass Fitness on the benefits of bootcamp classes and a safe approach to keep them fun while still being a great challenge.


Before we begin, I want you to mark your calendars if you live in the Portland, Oregon area so that you can come on out to Emily’s studio on February 25th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, where I will be delivering a workshop on the Mindset Detox!

You can claim your Eventbrite ticket for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindset-detox-uncover-release-your-fitness-obstacles-tickets-42690040059

I’m here now with Emily Corso of Bold & Badass. I am so excited because Emily is going to help give us a taste of the bootcamp life!

Bold & Badass is a body-positivity focused gym, which accepts everyone and encourages them to come as they are. They offer bootcamp trainings and also semi-private personal trainings. Inclusion is at the core of what they do.

This series is all about highlighting the beautiful variety of exercises we have available to us, […]

2901, 2018

Episode 71 – Exercise Series: Kettlebells with Michael Skogg

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Exercise, Podcasts|Comments Off on Episode 71 – Exercise Series: Kettlebells with Michael Skogg

Hello Fitlandians! Today I am thrilled to be kicking off my series on all the different exercises that are available to us. I’m beginning this series by chatting with a local Portland, Oregon fitness pro, Michael Skogg of Skogg Kettlebells, about one of my all time favorite workouts: kettlebells!

Before we get started I just wanted to throw out a few reminders. We are just a couple of days left before the start of our next 30 Days To Thriving program for February. Some of you have heard my awesome podcast show with Leanne from Healthful Pursuits and in order to show my gratitude to listeners of both my podcast and Leanne’s, I am offering some exclusive early bird pricing! Enter discount code Leanne297 to receive $100 off the program!

For anybody who is hearing about 30 Days to Thriving for the first time, you’ll get to hang out with me everyday for the next month to reach your greatest vitality! You’ll be getting a food guide, weekly recipes and meal plans, workouts that fit the detox, a group coaching call with me weekly and daily interaction in the secret […]

1901, 2018

Episode 70 – Stories of Transformation with Kate Kelly

By | January 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Podcasts, Stories of Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Episode 70 – Stories of Transformation with Kate Kelly

*** Caution, we use some adult language in this episode!***

Today’s episode is a very exciting addition to the Fitlandia Podcast lineup! You are going to be SO thrilled to hear Kate’s special story of progress, transformation and courage.

Kate Kelly and I met through Dr. Jerome Craig, who has shared some of his amazing knowledge right here on the podcast previously, and we could not be more grateful or thrilled to have connected. Kate’s vulnerability and openness is a true inspiration for all of us and can move us each along on our own fitness and wellness journeys.

Kate’s Journey

Cheers to our journeys and instead of celebrating with red wine, today we are celebrating with our herbal teas! Kate and I have been talking and sharing our stories for the last few weeks and one thing that Kate mentioned that really stood out to me was that this time, her journey feels different. She is working hard and has begun the year by giving up alcohol for the month of January. She expressed how amazing it feels to have a tribe around her and how this time, “Wild horses could not make me drink alcohol right now.” She’s at a […]

1301, 2018

Episode 69 – Hormonal Balance with the Right Nutrition Strategy

By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Episode 69 – Hormonal Balance with the Right Nutrition Strategy

Hello Fitlandia Family!

Today we are here with Allison Pelot, a fellow Portland-based fitness guru and amazing holistic nutrition and fitness coach. We are so excited to talk about achieving hormonal balance with nutrition strategies. Can’t wait!

Allison has a flourishing physical practice here in Portland where she hosts classes, offers nutritional and functional training as well as offering one on one coaching. She has been studying the biochemistry of the body for around 10 years now and applies this knowledge to help people feel and perform their best.

Allison explains how she has seen many people struggle with digestion, even including foods that are considered health foods. Things like nuts and seeds, raw veggies, and grains tend to be difficult for digestive systems to process the nutrients properly and can often cause severe digestive discomfort.

Allison’s Process:

The typical process that Allison walks clients through checks these four boxes:

1) Discover Your Digestion: She encourages clients to keep a food log as well as a log of their temperature and pulse to discover how their physiology is responding to the food they eat and what patterns are noticing.

2) Cut Back: Reduce the consumption of common causes of discomfort like fried foods. It is important […]