Episode 57 - Gaining the Courage to Give Up Alcohol

Uncategorized Oct 22, 2017

Today we welcome Chad Hamblin, who shares his amazing story his courageous journey to sobriety - a truly inspiration story of transformation.

Chad’s Journey to Sobriety

Although Chad grew up in a Mormon household, he had five generations of alcoholism passed down to him. Chad’s first “infatuating buzz” was at age 18 and he spent the next ten years chasing that exact feeling, resulting in a cycle of binge drinking and heavy daily alcohol consumption. In 2013, Chad injured his back, which left him with a herniated disk and paralyzed in bed. The doctors told Chad he must attend physical therapy sessions and have steroid shots before surgery could take place to repair the disk. After five months of limited activity, on OxyContin, although not drinking; Chad found he was severely depressed. He was finally able to have a successful surgery on his back, but by then he was addicted to opioids. It was during this time that Chad turned back to alcohol to ease the...

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Episode 56 - Learn How to Eliminate Anxiety

Today we have the pleasure of introducing Ashley James to our Fitlandia podcast! Ashley is a massage therapist, Reiki Master, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) master practitioner and trainer, and does Time Line Therapy Hypnosis and Coaching. In addition to all this, Ashley is the bubbly podcast host of Learn True Health, where she interviews holistic health experts and doctors of Naturopathic medicine.

As a reformed dieter herself, Ashley says she spent her time beating herself up about her weight until she concluded that, “Diets don’t work because they go against our physiology.” As humans, for much of our history, we were hunter and gathers and now we’re supposed to cut our calories? It doesn’t make sense because our physiology tells us we have to eat and gain weight to live; it’s what we were designed to do.

“Diets don’t work because they go against our physiology.” - Ashley

After many years of stressing over her weight,...

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BONUS Episode - Sneak Peek of "Strategic Vitality: 11 Small Steps to a Big Transformation

Christa’s bringing you a sneak peak of her new book coming out, “Strategic Vitality: 11 Small Steps to a Big Transformation” as she goes through the 11 steps and reads excerpts from the book.

Excerpt Back Cover of the Book

Does the idea of getting healthy seem overwhelming? Are you filled with a sense of deprivation or even fear about creating a change in your health habits? You’re not alone. I’ve been there before and I’m going to help you move forward.

It is possible to regain your health, get your fitness back on track and make it stick.

This book will help you manage those overwhelming sensations to getting back on track with a healthy lifestyle. When our brains consent that something is easy—when we’re given a clear path with instructions—we can make small, attainable goals, and feel successful, which then leads to us craving more progress.

“Strategic Vitality is a powerful, concise book guiding you through a personal...

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Episode 55 - Redefining the Diet Industry

We are thrilled to welcome Katherine Feeney to the Fitlandia Podcast this week! Katherine is a certified holistic nutritionist and the mastermind behind The Dieting Redefined Summit. She has a drive to educate and empower others to create a positive relationship with food, revolving around whole foods, intuitive eating, and kicking calorie counting and restricted mindsets to the curb! 

What does it mean to redefine dieting?

Kat has been working on refining dieting by moving away from the traditional diets we’ve all tried, failed and felt frustrated about. She helps her clients understand and connect with their body resulting in a customized “diet” that works to fuel each person properly which ultimately allows them to reach their goals. Just like here at Fitlandia, Kat’s mission is to end the cycle of yo-yo dieting; the feelings of shame and guilt that come with restricted eating plans or calorie counting; and get back to a place of nourishment and...

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Episode 54 - Benefits of Activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Welcome Fitlandian’s to Episode 54. We have another exciting guest with us today, wellness consultant and life coach, Cheri Anderson and she’s going to teach us how to use our parasympathetic nervous system to manage our pain and stress.

As a wellness consultant, Cheri provides services in three areas which are focused around helping people live a lifestyle of wholeness. In order to accomplish this, Cheri says it’s necessary to first locate where constraints exist within a person’s “whole being.” The whole being is made up of the body, the spirit and the soul. When there are incongruences in one of these areas, there will be some type of mental, emotional, or physical conflict occurring.

“My passion is identifying those incongruences and then creating solutions” Cheri explains.

One way Cheri helps her clients find solutions, is through the practice of Body Biomechanics™. Holistic Biomechanics™ are the mechanics of all of...

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Episode 53 - Goat Yoga: Connecting with Goats and Nature to Thrive

Welcome to today’s exciting Fitlandia Episode #53! If you love animals, practicing yoga and spending peaceful time outside, then you’re going to love today’s show. We are proud to welcome Lainey Morse, CEO and Founder of Goat Yoga to today’s podcast.

Although It might sound a little silly at first, Lainey describes doing yoga with goats as similar to taking your dog for a walk where you’re out in nature, exercising and bonding with an animal.  


Lainey always loved and wanted to own goats while growing up, but never lived in a place that could house them until she built her No Regrets Farm located in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. Lainey tried breeding first, but after one round, she realized that wasn’t the road she wanted to follow. She then began adopting and now owns 11 goats, most of them rescues.

Following her divorce Lainey discovered she was feeling extremely tired and sick with pain in her hands leading to her...

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Strategic Vitality: 11 Small Steps to a Big Transformation

Uncategorized Sep 22, 2017

By Christa King, Fitlandia

11 Small Steps to a BIG Healthy Lifestyle Transformation (with tips to take action!)

What do you feel when you think about a “healthy lifestyle?” Overwhelmed? Frustrated? Exhausted?

I get you. Life gets crazy and before you know it, you are feeling like you don’t even know who you are anymore. Where is that healthy, happy, stress-free person you used to be? That person feels like a stranger now and you just don’t know how to get them back.

Well, never fear! Take a deep breath and check out these 11 easy, yet totally effective steps to help you craft the lifestyle transformation you are yearning for.

1. Develop A Positive Attitude

First thing’s first, you can’t craft an effective healthy lifestyle for yourself until you learn to leave negativity behind. You need to be open to and believe that you can live a lifestyle that puts health and wellness first.

Take Action: To get started simply try to notice when you are...

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Episode 52 - Learn How to Reset Your Life with Christina Johnson

From Struggle to Success, Learn How to Reset Your Life.

Today we are ecstatic to welcome VH1 celebrity, designer, and life coach and superhero mom, Christina Johnson to the Fitlandia Podcast! After seeing the Starting Over TODAY segment on the Today Show, Christa knew she had to share Christina’s health journey and resilience to overcome extreme obstacles with her Fitlandia listeners.

Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Christina characterizes her upbringing as being “turbulent,” being a teen mom born to a teen mom, struggling with being abandoned by her father and growing up with a misconstrued definition of love. After having two girls by the age of 20, Christina moved to Atlanta and worked briefly in the nursing field. She left that job to work for Steve Madden and soon after, met and fell in love with the artist CeeLo Green. During their five-year marriage, they shared their mutual love for artistic expressions, launching Christina in a successful...

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Episode 51 - IDEA World Fitness Conference Part 2

This is part 2 of our two-part series of top tips from the fitness experts attending the IDEA World Fitness Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Michael Boccio & Mike Soster

Michael runs BeachFit Long Island in Oceanside, NY, a small group TRX studio and Mike Soster runs Functions of Life out of Broadview Heights, OH where they specialize in American Ninja Warrior training for children 6 - 12.

Top Tips!

  • Start moving. Using a TRX system at home can be used by anyone
  • Get going with even a small step like doing a chore or going for a daily 5-min walk
  • Keep your thoughts positive!
  • Reframing thoughts through the power of Mind Zoning®
  • Engage the power of accountability
  • Connect with the Fitlandia Facebook group for accountability
  • Reinvent yourself and your relationships
  • Change something about your routine

 Shelby Stratton

Shelby is a yoga & group fitness instructor in Ft. Collins, CO and owner of the blog Live Fierce Wellness. Christa again asks what her top tips are to get...

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Episode 50 - IDEA World Fitness Conference Part 1

Uncategorized Sep 04, 2017

Welcome to our 50th podcast!  In celebration of this exciting milestone, we are giving you Fitlandian’s an insider’s view of the people and trends from the Idea World Fitness Conference that Christa attended in Las Vegas in July. This two-part series includes interviews from the fitness industry experts she encountered at the conference who focus in the cornerstone areas that Fitlandia is founded on; better nutrition, more daily movement, positive mindset and encouraging community.  

Anna Gemma

Our first guest is Anna Gemma with ChoreoBarre®Fitness. This company was created in 2014 in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s formatted from Vaganova’s Method, a training devised from a Russian dancer, fusing together elements of Italian technique and traditional French ballet. ChoreoBarre® Fitness involves the entire body using cardiovascular intervals, core stability exercises, ballet inspired moves and can be done at three different levels so it...

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