In this episode, Janet and Nikki talk with personal trainer and Ayurvedic practitioner Andrea Claassen about how to use Ayureveda to enhance health and fitness.
Andrea Claassen is a certified personal trainer, 200 hour registered yoga instructor and mindset shifter. Her mission is to help women learn to lift heavy, incorporate yoga, and find their favorite form of movement. She does this by teaching her Peaceful Power Practices centered around fitness, yoga and Ayurveda.
In this episode, Nikki and Janet chat with host of the Fitness Candor Podcast and personal trainer Eric Feigl about how to get the most out of your strength training without having to live in the gym.
About Eric Feigl
Eric Feigl is the owner of Eric Feigl Personal Training located in Cincinnati, OH. Eric has helped individuals of all physical levels from NCAA athletes to the weekend warrior achieve their specific training goals. Backed by Mission 5 Fitness, Cincinnati's most knowledgeable, professional and respected training facility, Eric has established himself as a go-to fitness professional.
Feigl, Kentucky and Ohio President of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (OHASEP 2013-present), received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science at Eastern Illinois University. Eric was involved with the Assessment Testing and Prescription Lab and a Graduate Assistant with EIU's athletic department and has been personal training since graduating in 2007.
Although well-versed in a spectrum of knowledge, Eric specializes in applied kinesiology and exercise science as they relate to exercise program design and injury prevention; strength development, fat loss, and physical enhancement/performance. He is also published on Cyberpump.com and hosts the podcast Fitness Candor.
In this episode, Nikki and Janet chat with personal trainer and virtual coach Kourtney Thomas about the benefits, science and mindset of hypertrophy training and her program The Bigness Project.
About Kourtney Thomas, CSCS
B.A. Hospitality Business, Michigan State University
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, RRCA Certified Running Coach, Owner, Kourtney Thomas Fitness
A former avoider of gym class, Kourtney stumbled her way into the fitness world via TV infomercials and never looked back. Within a couple of years, she’d made the career transition from desk to gym.
With that decision, Kourtney completed her personal training certification through ACSM, followed that up with her running coaching certification through the RRCA, and then became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Kourtney also holds certifications in Concurrent Hybrid Performance Coaching, Spinning, TRX, and ViPR Training. Her business, Kourtney Thomas Fitness, focuses on empowering people to not only master movement, but mindset and choices, too, in order to build a big, beautiful life.
Her passion for endurance running (Kourtney has completed numerous 5k and 10k races, many half marathons, and four marathons to date) evolved into strength training and eventually bodybuilding, and Kourtney believes that there is a style of movement that will ignite a fire in anyone.
When she’s not at the gym doing some variation of biceps curls (seriously, it’s a lot of the time), Kourtney rides her Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe anytime the weather is above 50 degrees, travels to national parks, stays up too late reading copious amounts of science fiction and fantasy, and bake elaborates cakes and cookies. Her motto is “Big Arms, Big Life,” and she lives that daily alongside her husband, Marty, miniature dachshund Boudreaux, and orange tabby cat, Brewer, outside of Colorado Springs, CO.
In this episode, Janet and Nikki chat with Pilates teacher and Movement Coach James Crader about how the core is more than just the "abs" and how to use this idea for whole body movement.
About James Crader:
James is a Movement Coach specializing in Pilates and John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy, a CoreAlign Faculty Member, co-host of the Thinking Pilates Podcast, and owner of Evolved Body Studio in Sacramento, CA.
Growing up he never thought anything fitness would be his calling. He was nerdy, enjoyed listening to and telling stories, and loved to experiment, create, and play with the shapes he could make while rolling around on the floor. He and his sister even practiced writing with their toes (just in case). All that made for a really weird kid, but an innovative movement educator. James began his Pilates training with Balanced Body, but has gone on to study with numerous teachers from many lineages of Pilates and beyond. James has contributed to movement and lifestyle conversations on podcasts, diverse blogs, Pilates Style magazine, the documentary A Movement of Movement, and now Pilates Anytime.