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Mara Marek, Comedian and Elite Personal Trainer and Elysia Cronheim, also an Elite Trainer and Ninja, host a weekly podcast to discuss everything fitness including fads, myths, food and exercise tips with other fitness professionals, coaches and professional athletes.
 
The Alpha Female Podcast is a weekly podcast designed to inspire you to live like an Alpha Female. An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony. Robyn (Baldwin) Pineaul interviews other Alpha Females to find out their tips and tricks to fit in fitness, health and nu ...
 
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Welcome to Season Two of Muscle Spasms on Be Frank Network with Mara and Elysia as they take a deep dive into the ever-confounding concept of METABOLISM. We've all heard about foods, supplements, activities that "boost" your metabolism-- but what does that mean? Does puberty or menopause affect metabolism? What even *is* metabolism other than a wor…
 
Robyn talks to Erin Claire Jones about Human Design and how she uses it to guide leaders. Erin Claire Jones uses Human Design to help thousands of individuals and companies step into their work and their lives as their truest selves and to their highest potential. Her work as a guide, coach, and speaker has attracted a growing community of over 120…
 
Robyn talks to Victoria Jane about human design and how we can use it to go after our goals and take care of ourselves at the same time! Victoria Jane is a human design coach whose mission is to guide growth-oriented humans to live with less hustle and more flow. After a decade in Silicon Valley achieving everything she thought she was supposed to,…
 
Robyn talks to the Luscious Hustle Ladies - Laura & Betsy Milne about how they are using Human Design in their personal lives and in their business coaching. Betsy Milne & Laura Milne are transformational business and branding coaches, podcast hosts, and creators behind the growing tribe and coaching brand, Luscious Hustle! So you’re probably think…
 
This week Mara and Elysia are joined and humbled by the “most efficient human on earth”, Elizabeth Suit. Elizabeth is a decorated fire fighter in Palm Beach, a coach at The Program, a veteran, a gym owner (multiple!); she holds 3 degrees: Biology, Equine Studies, and Business management— oh yeah! And she’s opening up a restaurant to further expand …
 
Robyn talks to Angel Rockwell about her passion for helping mothers transition into motherhood. Angel is an Intuitive Motherhood & Certified Health Coach. She helps new moms decrease stress and anxiety to navigate motherhood with confidence and ease without having to spend hours a day on self care. So many women struggle in the early stages of moth…
 
Robyn talks to Hanieh Sigari about her experience as an entrepreneur, her passion about learning about the aging process and her journey as a mom so far. Hanieh Sigari is an entrepreneur, biochemist, and anti-aging industry disruptor. Her Al-driven skincare start-up brand, Qyral, is the culmination of a lifelong mission to improve lives and increas…
 
Robyn talks to Kristina Mand-Lakhiani about her experience as an entrepreneur, international speaker, and artist. She started her career in a government office in her native Estonia and, by her mid-20s, achieved a level of success mostly known to male politicians at the end of their careers. It was shortly after that Kristina and her husband Vishen…
 
This week Mara and Elysia jump back into the topic of transgender competition in regards to the latest weightlifting domination by trans woman Laurel Hubbard. This led into a spirited debate about the marketing behind female sports in a male-dominated world of watchers using the WNBA as a template. Where is the line when it comes to fair competitio…
 
Robyn talks to Rachelle Ganesh Bain about her experience as a performer, dancer, fitness instructor and mom! Rachelle has always been passionate about movement. Movement and teaching people to love how they move became a focus for her as she eventually became a professional performer, dance, and fitness instructor. In recent years, while pregnant w…
 
Robyn talks to Meghan Ward about her experience as a working mom/entrepreneur transitioning to a mom, a mom of 2 and now a working mom. Meghan J. Ward is an outdoor, travel, and adventure writer based in Banff, Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Meghan has written several books, as well as produced content for films, a…
 
Dr Dana Cohen joins Mara and Elysia this week to talk optimal hydration, new science, with a full how-to tell all in her book co-written with Gina Bria entitled Quench. 8 glasses a day is not only impractical for all shapes, sizes, activity levels, and conditions; it’s also OLD NEWS. Tune in to hear what we’ve been missing this whole time— like how…
 
Mara and Elysia record for their last time together IN STUDIO...(but will continue cross continent recording, 2021 technology am I right?!?) And they go out with a banger, talking about BFR Training! BFR training is an exercise technique that manipulates the body’s circulatory system, and when combined with exercise, produces rapid gains in strengt…
 
Robyn talks to Sharita Day about leaving the corporate workplace to become a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advocate. Sharita Daya is a purpose-driven Innovator and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion advocate, Coach, and Advisor. She is passionate about leveraging the power of technology to drive social change and to create an equitable and inclus…
 
Robyn talks to Mallory Rowan about working while in school, launching a six-figure business and hitting burnout and then what she does now to take care of herself as an online entrepreneur. When Mallory Rowan was 22, she built a global, multi-six-figure e-commerce business on a student budget. They were scaling incredible fast but then it happened:…
 
Farmer carries are the nerdy girl in the movie that takes her glasses off & you realize she’s Carmen Electra in her prime. Elysia and Mara tell you why this sexy little gem is so often overlooked, common mistakes, and most importantly why you, yes you, need to incorporate them into your life. Improve quality of life through full body strength, inju…
 
Robyn talks to Karen Yaworsky about leaving the corporate fitness world to become an entrepreneur and how she came to launch The Chaos to Calm Method. Karen has been in the Health and Fitness industry for over 22 years. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Culinary Nutrition Expert, Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Fascial Stretch Therapist…
 
In this week's episode we discuss Caitlyn Jenner of all people, as she is running for political office and has brought the hot and fiery topic of transgendered persons competing against/with CIS gendered persons. SHE SAYS NO! And honestly, we can't find a reason to disagree with her. All Science points to unfair advantages. We also delve into testo…
 
Robyn talks to Nadine Dumas about leaving the corporate world of accounting to become an entrepreneur. Eating Psychology Practitioner, Mind-Body Nutrition Coach, mother, a former accountant turned entrepreneur, 11x international cover model, and a leading businesswoman and influencer in the worldwide fitness market. I have spent the last decade hel…
 
Mara and Elysia chat from opposite ends of America’s east coast to elaborate on small (and some huge) changes they’ve made to prioritize feeling GOOD for what feels like the first time in a year! Step one: GET. OUT. SIDE. Step two: Don’t punish yourself with fitness with a rushed workout after a full day of work and self talk, both negative and pos…
 
Mara and Elysia are back at it sharing that fitness knowledge. This time, they are talking about how LESS is MORE. Snacking on a workout instead of overtraining. They talk actual minutes you should be investing in your health per workout, rest intervals and muscle and fat breakdown for energy. Thank you for tuning in per the usual and please share …
 
Mara and Elysia get their fitness nerd hats on to talk ACCESSORY WORK. What is that? Well, all those muscles you use for your power lifts, your jumps, your running, your cycling, they need a little extra love, they need to be activated and checked in on to ensure they’re firing correctly in higher intensity movements. The girls break down how they …
 
Mara and Elysia review the Netflix documentary “The Game Changers” which follows 11 athletes from the strongest man in the world, to the oldest (female!) cyclist to even go to the Olympics man or woman, to pro UFC fighters, to community firefighters and beyond— what’s special about them? They’re all PLANT-BASED. The girls discuss the science about …
 
Yoga Dan, owner and creator of SPROGA joins Elysia and Mara to talk enjoyment of the craft of movement, posture, and espresso (spro!). Through ADD, anxiety, and a surplus of health issues that come with being a 6’10” basketball player he found healing in alignment and folding the body which he spread from Detroit to NYC and now upstate NY. Check ou…
 
NCAA Contoversy, Caffiene, Pre-Workouts — Elysia and Mara discuss the level of respect for womens sports in a male-dominated industry in response to the lack of equipment provided to the female college athletes in the NCAA tournaments. What preworkout do I use? ONE thing has been consistently tried and true, caffiene (when used correctly). There’s …
 
WATER WILL MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND YOUR SKIN WILL GLOW!! Now that I have your attention, that’s true. Everyone knows that they’re supposed to drink water, this isn’t news, but what not everyone knows is how much? ... when? Does juice count? Elysia and Mara take a deep dive (pun!) into the science of the benefits of hydration and more importantly, …
 
Mara and Elysia HAD A PLAN TO TALK ABOUT PRENATAL TRAINING, but were derailed by a much needed chat about body issues which affect EVERYONE! In this very, image forward society, we need to have honest conversations about our body image and giving compliments...because WE ARE MORE THAN JUST OUR BODIES! Give it a listen, and maybe next week we will t…
 
Sarrah, creator of DAMN GOOD YOGA and former Broadway triple threat joins Elysia and Mara after ringing the bell signifying her final round of chemo. Cancer is a scary subject, but Sarrah is a ray of raw sunshine: warm, positive, fiery, unpredictable. She shares the nitty gritty of life beyond the C-word treatments that glare into the soul, testing…
 
In this episode, Julia Nichol from Intuition Parenting Support Services takes me through a Birth Story Medicine or Listening Session. We then chat about what Birth Story Medicine is and how it can impact a mother's healing from birth trauma. Julia Nichol is the founder and owner of Intuition Parenting Support Services. She supports families in so m…
 
Alex Baze from Late Night With Seth Meyers, and this weekend's Golden Globes joins Mara and Elysia to talk about, training to alleviate back pain, how to vet a trainer and being paralyzed from upper cross syndrome. What he is doing now for his workouts and how he just happens to be writing for the Golden Globes! Kizmet for this episode to come out …
 
Pete Holman, inventor of the TRX Rip Trainer and the Nautilus Glute Drive joins Mara and Elysia for this week's episode. They discuss training deconditioned and conditioned athletes and anyone that needs to rotate or work on their glutes (spoiler, its everyone). Make sure to follow @peteholman1 on instagram to stay tuned for updates on his new equi…
 
Dr. Samina Mitha is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor. She is passionate about helping patients find true clarity and confidence in their health using evidence-based natural therapies. Dr. Samina strives to provide empowerment, support, and education to patients with hormone health concerns in a compassionate environment. Dr. Samina foc…
 
Unilateral Training with your Wellness Unicorns, Elysia and Mara. The girls get into the nitty gritty of what unilateral training is, why it's useful, how to incorporate it, and a whole mess of other hilarious fun facts. Why do I need to check in with my feet for a shoulder injury?! When should I eat after a workout?! What does that have to do with…
 
For some people, having a baby is easy, but for others, like Robyn, it's a long and tough rollercoaster. Her journey starts off just like most of us. She thought having a baby would take no time at all. A year later, she found herself at the fertility clinic, and several ovulation inductions, IUI's, IVF cycles, OHSS, and a miscarriage later, finall…
 
Mara and Elysia welcome Dr Michele Martinho BACK into the studio to talk BOTOX! Botox isn't just for vanity, but it IS MOSTLY!!! What are the drawbacks to getting botox, medical conditions it treats and the symptoms you should watch out for if things are about to go awry! Becoming addicted to Botox and the benefits! ALSO! Get a discount through the…
 
Emma George is a Registered Nurse and Holistic Nutritionist, with a special interest in reproductive health and fertility. Emma is extremely passionate about helping others get to know their body better as a way of achieving their reproductive health goals. She loves educating and inspiring change through her Instagram account, online courses, and …
 
Sergio Chicon, Comedian and Boxing Instructor, joins Mara and Elysia, to talk about balancing life and training, how to get into a boxing program, finding peace through violence, street fights, where he is training, surrounding yourself with people who will up your own fitness, making it fun and so much more... Follow Sergio on instagram @sergiochi…
 
Professor Chase Stone is BACK and very bearded to chat with Elysia and Mara about how to simplify your new year workout schedule as well as flexibility tips for the general population as well as those afflicted with hypermobility. What equipment should I have at home? How many times a week should I work out? How often do I need to do cardio? Do I e…
 
Dr. Rachel Corradetti-Sargeant, ND was destined for a career in Naturopathic Medicine – she’s part total science nerd and part no-holds-barred health nut. During her undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, she learned that conceiving would likely be a struggle. She worked with a naturopathic doctor to overcome the…
 
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