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Welcome to the Fit Strong Women over 50 podcast where the cohosts from the Becoming Elli Community, Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown, interview experts and share their insights about losing weight, keeping it off, working out and becoming fit and strong. Hear from others who are making it work, become inspired and motivated. For more information find Becoming Elli on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website at http://www.becomingelli.com for more motivation, work-out ideas, recipes, tips and ...
 
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In episode 87, Jill and Chris talk with triathlon fanatic and world record holder Susan Haag. Susan is an attorney who lives in Jacksonville, Florida. She has been running triathlons since 1990 and Ironman races since 2002. Susan Haag is the 1st woman in the world to complete 100 '140.6' races, what’s often called an Ironman distance. An Ironman ra…
 
In episode 86, Jill and Chris talk with Lisa Bartlett about her running, health challenges and how she stays fit after 50. Lisa Bartlett is an active member of the Becoming Elli community. Last year she began to tell us about training for a marathon but then she ended up having to run it virtually because of the pandemic. She persisted and ran the …
 
In episode 85 Jill and Chris interview Gail Lind, who at age 65 discovered she had a passion for lifting weights, became a personal trainer and class instructor at Anytime Fitness in Alabama at 70 years old. Gail offers insights and inspiration to women in the second half of their life. We discuss: Benefits of getting fit How it changes aging How s…
 
In episode 83 of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast Chris and Jill talk about their dogs, fitness and eating as part of Healthy Living 2021. Topics covered: dogs and walking to get more steps strength training at the gym healthy eating the veggie challenge 2021 effective sleep routinesBy Becoming Elli with Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown
 
In episode 82, Jill and Chris talk with Kristin Kirkpatrick, President of KAK, Consulting, LLC and a dietitian and consultant of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award winning Dietitian. More detail: Becoming Elli…
 
In episode 81, Jill and Chris interview Dr. Kylie Burton, DC, CFMP, an expert in functional medicine who has helped thousands of individuals with seemingly impossible health struggles, find answers, healing, and hope, even if they've been told their labs are normal. Grab a copy of your lab results when you listen to this episode. Besides helping pa…
 
In episode #80, Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown interview Lyn Lindbergh, an expert at creating real change in people's lives. She has three chronic health issues, but still she gets out and exercises every day. Those health issues fuel her compassion for people and her understanding of what it really takes to get moving when life gets in the way. Ev…
 
In episode 79, Jill and Chris talk with Nia Shanks, who specializes in helping women “unleash their awesome” with an empowering approach to health and fitness. Nia’s philosophy revolves around strength training programs with a focus on getting stronger. She also stresses flexible, obsession-free, nutrition principles. Nia Shanks is a coach, writer,…
 
In episode 78, Jill and Chris talk with Elizabeth Sherman about the problems with dieting and willpower. Elizabeth is a life and weight loss coach who works with women in mid-life to lose weight and feel better through managing easy to do, sustainable habits: diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management. Using certain cues, including cravings, hung…
 
In episode 77, Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown talk with Sue Loncaric, an Australian Over 50 lifestyle blogger, certified health and life coach for women and the founder of Women Living Well After 50. She is a qualified Group Fitness Instructor and takes classes for Over 50 Women in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio. In 2020 Sue fulfilled a dr…
 
In episode 76, Jill and Chris talk with Tammy White about her transformational story. In her 40’s Tammy White was busy teaching high school and she felt she was too busy to make self-care a priority… As a result, her health took a nose dive. She was told by her doctors that if she didn’t find a way to make a change to her lifestyle, she would die e…
 
In episode 75, Jill and Chris talk with Jen Brovoica about mental performance, triathlons, and overcoming trauma. Jennifer Borovica is a three-time Ironman finisher and an avid triathlete. She coaches triathletes and specializes in mental performance coaching. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the State of Ohio. She currently ru…
 
In episode 74 Jill and Chris celebrate their three year anniversary of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast. They discuss tracking and motivation while reviewing highlights from past episodes. Mentioned in this podcast: Veggie Challenge Strength Training Cardio Sleep Akron Half Marathon Biking Goal Setting Working out at home Healthy Eating Food an…
 
In episode 73 Jill and Chris talk with Tracy Keenan about finding joy through creativity. Jill has known Tracy Keenan since high school. Over the years they lost touch with each other, and then thanks to social media and a high school reunion, became reacquainted. Tracy Keenan is a Presbyterian pastor, an Enneagram-based coach, and sees creative wo…
 
In episode 72, Jill and Chris talk with Jane Crawford is a Recreation Therapist who lives in Calgary, Canada. She walks the talk about wellness and healthy living. As a Recreation Therapist she has learned the clinical tools to support those with chronic health conditions and been able to use those tools in her own life. In 2008 she set the goal of…
 
In episode 71, Jill and Chris talk with Heike Yates, a fitness and nutrition expert who has helped women worldwide to stay fit for over 30 years. Her passion is empowering women over 50 to say YES. I CAN. She helps them to take back their health and strength by showing them how fitness, nutrition, and mindset strategies combined create a winning te…
 
In episode #70, Jill and Chris talk about taking care of the gut and brain during menopause with Christine Bailey. Christine is an award winning degree qualified Functional Nutritional Therapist, Chef and Author with over 20 years of experience in the health, corporate and food industry. With a first class degree in Nutrition and Nutritional Therap…
 
In episode 68 Jill and Chris talk with Juel Fitzgerald about staying healthy, walking and her new book, "Lives of a Gem." This is the 3rd time we've talked with Juel on this podcast and we continue to be inspired by her grit, determination, and outlook on life. In episode 8 she was walking marathons and we followed up with her in #24 when she walke…
 
In episode 67, Jill and Chris spoke with Tim James about what he has discovered about health. After Tim James suffered from multiple health issues, including rectal bleeding, two separate skin issues, chronic acid indigestion and surgery to remove one of his organs due to serious digestive issues, Tim knew something had to change. He made some majo…
 
In episode 66, Jill and Chris talk with Christine Phillips about the power of affirmations. Christine Phillips is an Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Studies at Cuyahoga Community College with a masters degree in exercise science and is a PhD candidate for a doctor of philosophy in Health Psychology. Christine is a certified health and wel…
 
In episode 65, Jill and Chris interview Ren Powell who is a poet, playwright, translator, theater-maker and teaching artist/mentor. Ren lives an active lifestyle, is a runner and enjoys yoga. A native Californian, she is now a Norwegian citizen settled on the west coast of Norway. Chris and Jill met Ren when she joined the Becoming Elli private Fac…
 
In Episode 64, Jill and Chris interview Marcia Kadens, a fitness enthusiast who has run 14 full marathons, including the Six World Marathon Majors as well as hundreds of shorter races. In this episode she discusses how her running schedule has changed after 50, her thoughts and tips for building strength after menopause, and nutrition tips. Marcia …
 
In episode 63 of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast, Jill and Chris discuss workout challenges while away from home care-giving. We found some ways to get some strength training without traditional weights Some of the activities that we are that are also work outs. (One of our community members has been enjoying wind surfing, which is a huge work…
 
Jill and Chris talk with Jess Elliott, owner of TAG Performance, a Sports Performance Coaching & Education company, located in Boulder, Colorado. Angie Ridgel and Pam Semanik, who talked about performance training in episode 44, met Jess at a conference and recommended that we speak to her. It was a great suggestion. Jess shares how women over 50 c…
 
In episode 61, Jill and Chris talk with Daisy Brackenhall, also known as the Keto Woman. She is a delightful person who is extremely knowledgeable about living the keto lifestyle. Daisy is a Brit who has been living in rural France for the past 15 or so years. She lost half her bodyweight with weight loss surgery and low carb eating and has since m…
 
In episode 60, Jill and Chris talk with Nancy Gardner a certified instructor of Qigong, Tai Chi and other martial arts. Nancy is all about movement. And she LOVES to move... her body and her mind. She has been training since 1985 and teaching professionally since 1994. She also is a state-licensed massage therapist and Polarity Therapy practitioner…
 
In episode 59 of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast, Jill and Chris talk with wellness specialist Pam Sherman about she stays fit and strong and how she helps others become fit and strong. Pam Sherman has been involved in fitness/wellness as a coach and trainer for more than 20 years. Now, she is the CEO and founder of The Perfect Balance, a seve…
 
In episode 58 of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast, Jill and Chris interview Gin Stephens about her experiences with intermittent fasting. Gin Stephens has been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014. This lifestyle shift allowed her to lose over 80 pounds. She has launched her intermittent fasting website, four Facebook support gr…
 
In Episode #57, Jill and Chris talk with Dr. Victoria Shaw about self care to help you improve your healthy immune system, which is particularly timely during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has an extensive educational background: Dr. Shaw received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University, her Master of Science in Nursing …
 
Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown in Staying Fit and Strong in Isolation - Episode 56 We’re still in the stay-at-home program due to the Covid-19 virus, so we thought we’d check in with our listeners on how it’s going. We talk about: Being at home Separated from family Maintaining social relationships Eating Exercise Going outside Effects of Isolation…
 
In Episode 55 of the Fit Strong Women Over 50, Chris and Jill speak with guest expert Cassie Christopher about emotional eating during COVID-19. She is a Registered Dietitian who has helped hundreds of women overcome emotional eating, so they can focus on the people and things that are really important to them. With a background in using genetics a…
 
In episode 54 Jill and Chris interview Joanne Hagy, a licensed massage therapist, about the healthy benefits of orthopedic massage. Joanne is the owner of Orthopedic Massage and Wellness and has over 20 years experience in massage therapy as well as sports medicine. She spent the first 8 years of her career working in an orthopedic physical therapy…
 
Tap Dancing to Fitness Episode #47 of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 Podcast Jill and Chris discuss life changes after 50 with Lois Krebs and how she keeps fit with tap dancing. Lois moved from working in a corporate office, went back to school and launched a new career as a nurse. Although Lois felt she was "horrid" when she tried tap dancing in her…
 
In Episode 46, Jill and Chris discuss the importance of protein for women over 50. Part of this podcast is from an earlier recording with personal trainer, Brian Kennell. We also discuss the challenges of eating healthy during the holiday season and offer tips. Limited time, free special bonus: Downloadable food planner and tracker PDF for eating h…
 
In episode 45, Chris and Jill talk about adventure travels with Denise Wakeman. They discuss her travels, how she trains for adventure, and how she began her business, Globetrotting Adventure Travel. Denise Wakeman's motto is "Just say yes!" After a life-changing trek in the Peruvian Andes, she embraced her inner Adventurer and ditched the black bu…
 
In episode #44, Chris and Jill interview Angie Ridgel and Pam Semanik, the owners and coaches at Stelleri Performance Training, about increasing performance for women over 50. Their awards and honors are impressive and they each have earned many accolades. They started their company to work with masters athletes and their company specializes in wor…
 
In episode 43, Chris and Jill talk with Ellen Wisbar, a CPA who started building her running distance over the past year. Ellen Wisbar grew up on the west side of Cleveland Ohio and has always been interested in sports. She played volleyball and was on the track team in high school. At Miami University she moved on to intramural sports and graduate…
 
In episode 42, Chris and Jill talk to Nita Sweeney, the author of Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink. Nita Sweeney is a writer and runner who lives in Columbus, Ohio. Her memoir was published this year and an audio version was recently released. In it, Nita describes her transition into a runner…
 
In episode 41, Jill and Chris talk with Health Coach Beth Kaczmar about healthy eating, grocery shopping and meal prep ideas. She holds a bachelor's degree from University of Akron in Nutrition and Dietetics, is certified in health coaching through Precision Nutrition and currently works as a health coach at a medical practice. She likes to help pe…
 
In episode 40, Jill and Chris talk with Kai Boyer, a Certified Master Trainer in Orange County in southern California. Kai competed in tennis both in college and professionally. When she had a career ending hip injury, she had to give up her sport. She then turned her attention to finishing her degree and starting her business, Kai Boyer Fitness. S…
 
In episode 39 of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast, Chris and Jill talk with Holly Timberlake, PhD about being healthy mentally as we age. Holly is a Licensed Psychologist who practices as a holistic, alternative psychotherapist. She works with clients on a variety of issues, including overcoming trauma and healing from depression, anxiety, and …
 
In episode #38 of Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast, Jill and Chris compare 11 popular Protein Bars with protein, carbs, fiber and of course taste. Find out which ones we liked the best... and the worst! *We purchased these bars ourselves, nothing was donated to us. All comments are our own and we were not paid for this review.* The Protein Bars of …
 
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