Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
“It’s okay to not be okay” Sidney Spencer Marlborough

“It’s okay to not be okay” Sidney Spencer Marlborough

March 30, 2018


Sidney Spencer Marlborough “Epigenetics of mental health disorders including eating disorders and addictions”. She answers just that on PHIT for a Queen podcast:

  1. Cindy said the only way to describe retirement on a sport was almost like the loss of a lifelong friend
    Sydney stated that she had to give herself Grace to deal with the wave emotions in the length of time it took for her to accept retirement
    The woman I am today was because of the values I learned in sport
    Sports help create a natural leadership ability
    Husband was a great support system when Sydney felt like she had no purpose he simply said just put one foot in front of the other
    What comes out of challenging situations can be very rewarding
    During transition, it's important for athletes to know what resources are available and encourage use of those

What is Sidney up to now:


Complete Strength Gym -Lee’s Summit, Missouri:


Sidney Spencer basketball consultant:

So you know she is legit:

Sidney Spencer is an American professional basketball who most recently played for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA.Born in Hoover, Alabama, Spencer attended the University of Tennessee, and in April 2007 led the team to the national championship. That same month, she was selected in the 2nd round of the WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks


 Spencer received the 2003 Alabama Miss Basketball award. A product of Hoover, Alabama. Sidney joined the Lady Vols after an award-laden prep career. She was nicknamed the "Big Show" by her teammates and friends and was selected as a 2003 Adidas All-American. She was also honored as 2003 "Miss Basketball" by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA). Sidney was chosen as the ASWA 6A Player of the Year in 2003 for the second-consecutive season. Also selected as the Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year her senior year. 

2003 Alabama 'Miss Basketball'
- '02 and '03 Alabama 6A All-State and Player of the Year
- 4 Seasons at the University of Tennessee under Pat Summitt
- 4 Time All-SEC Academic Team
- '07 National Champion
- 5 Years in WNBA
- 7 Years in Europe



The Death of an Identity: Transition out of Sport with Dr. Melissa Streno

The Death of an Identity: Transition out of Sport with Dr. Melissa Streno

March 23, 2018

Dr_Streno.pngDr. Streno

Dr. Streno graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Psychology. After gaining experience at Children’s Hospital Colorado working with eating disorders, as well as emotional and behavioral disorders, she attended the University of Denver and earned her Masters in Sport and Performance Psychology. Combining her own experiences as a competitive athlete and a strong desire to help those struggling with their own mental health, specifically eating disorders, she pursued her PsyD at the University of Denver. She completed her Predoctoral Internship at the University of Oklahoma, training within the psychological resources for student-athletes office and the university counseling center.

As a primary therapist at EDCare, Dr. Streno places great importance on relationship building, an individual’s previous experiences and strengths, and self-awareness. She aims to empower patients to become self-determined in taking action that aligns with their values. Dr. Streno believes the therapeutic relationship provides an ideal setting to show compassion, practice effective communication, acceptance, accountability, and values-guided action necessary to work towards a meaningful and fulfilling life separate from an individual’s eating disorder. As a Colorado native, Dr. Streno enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on the Broncos, traveling, and being active outdoors.

For further information on EDCare and specific information on the Elite Athlete Program please go to:

Mitzi Dulan shares her love of “Making delicious, good for you food while having fun” on PHIT for a Queen podcast

Mitzi Dulan shares her love of “Making delicious, good for you food while having fun” on PHIT for a Queen podcast

March 16, 2018


Mitzi Dulan shares her love of “Making delicious, good for you food while having fun” on PHIT for a Queen podcast:

  1. Passion is making delicious food that is good for you but has to be simple!
  2. There shouldn’t be kid food or adult food it is just food.

4.What is it like when your daughter gets invited to the White House for the Kid’s state dinner?

  1. Emphasize the importance of all fuel for female athletes specifically carbohydrates which have been demonized.
  2. Must consider the inflammatory effect on performance- feed that gut it is your potting soil.


You can follow Mitzi at:

Purchase her famous Simply Fuel balls here-, Sheels or now

Mitzi on YouTube

So you know she is legit:

As America’s Nutrition Expert®, Mitzi is a nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert who has inspired millions to lose weight and get fit.

She is an author, a Pinterest/Social Media Influencer (with over 3.4 million followers), and sought after trusted source of information who has conducted over three hundred fifty television interviews. She has been seen on LIVE! With Kelly & Michael, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN and FOX News Channel. Her other television appearances include segments on NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates throughout the country.

Mitzi was named one of the “Top 20 Nutrition Experts to Follow on Twitter” by The Huffington Post and was picked as #5 Online Influencer Helping Americans Eat Better by

As a Pinterest influencer, Mitzi authored The Pinterest Diet: How to Pin Your Way Thin. Mitzi is a co-author of The All-Pro Diet: Lose Fat, Build Muscle, and Live Like a Champion with NFL future Hall-of-Famer Tony Gonzalez helping people learn how to eat clean to get lean. Mitzi was the team nutritionist for 2015 World Championship Kansas City Royals Baseball Team for 11 seasons. She was the team nutritionist for the Kansas City Chiefs Football Team for over eight seasons and was previously the sports nutritionist for the Golden State Warriors Basketball.

Mitzi has been a nutrition spokesperson/social media influencer for numerous natural food clients such as CLIF Bar, LaCroix, California Grapes, Hass Avocados, The National Honey Board, Victoria Fine Foods and USA Pulses.

She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Glamour, US Weekly, Family Circle, Shape, Self, and Oxygen. She has also been featured on,,,,, and

Mitzi recently launched her own food start-up, simplyFUEL ( Focusing on real food ingredients, her simplyFUEL Protein Balls were an instant hit after they helped fuel the Royals to the World Series Championship in 2015. The Daily Meal recently named simplyFUEL Protein Balls one of the “Healthiest New Snacks in 2017.”


The Female Athlete Triad with Lane 9’s Heather Caplan

The Female Athlete Triad with Lane 9’s Heather Caplan

March 9, 2018


Heather Caplan, RD joins us to discuss how under-fueling and over- exercising impacts the female body and how the Lane 9 Project speaking out about women's health, nutrition, fertility, and running.

  • The female athlete triad is sidelining female athletes. The triad includes low energy availability (under-fueling for your activity), amenorrhea (loss of period), and low bone mass. This can be normalized in our culture of women in sport but it is not. Delayed menses, multiple injuries and stress fractures, are red flags for the female athlete triad.
  • Heather shares her experience of her recovery and how our experiences can lead us to amazing things. For Heather, it was the Lane 9 Project a place of awareness of the female athlete triad and for women to share their personal stories.                                                                                       

So You Know She Is Legit...

Heather Caplan is a registered dietitian with a private practice. She focuses on intuitive and mindful eating practices for athletes, primarily runners, to help them hone fueling strategies and reduce the risk of injury. She is also a co-founder of the Lane 9 Project—a nonprofit raising awareness of, and providing a community for, women who have struggled with the Female Athlete Triad. Her work has been published on a variety of national publications such as Runner's World, Motiv Sports, Women's Health, Women's Running, Outside Online and Runners Connect, and in FITNESS and EatingWell magazines.

To connect with Heather and to find out more about her podcast RD Real Talk go to:

To Find out more about The Lane 9 Project and to get involved go to:

Nancy Clark provides her insight to runners when she asks “What is the cost of focusing on weight versus performance?” on PHIT for a Queen podcast:

Nancy Clark provides her insight to runners when she asks “What is the cost of focusing on weight versus performance?” on PHIT for a Queen podcast:

March 2, 2018


Nancy Clark provides her insight to runners when she asks “What is the cost of focusing on weight versus performance?” on PHIT for a Queen podcast:

  1. The only dietitian to ever be featured on a Wheaties box.
  2. Was fascinated by the number of runners that just “wanted to lose 5#”
  3. Focus on performance not weight.
  4. Must address what weight mother nature intends you to be at.
  5. How do you plan to fill up your fuel bucket?
  6. Do you want your fuel to interfere with your quality of life and health?


You can follow Nancy   at:

Be sure to check out her books at:


So you know she is legit:

Nancy Clark, a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, has a private practice located in the Boston-area (Newton). There, she counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers, helping them win with good nutrition. Nancy specializes in nutrition for exercise, performance, and weight management. Her nutrition advice and photo have even been the back of the Wheaties’ box! Her clients have included the spectrum from student-athletes to Olympians and members of the Bruins and Celtics. She has been Team Nutritionist for the Red Sox.

     Nancy completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Simmons College in Boston, her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and her graduate degree in nutrition with a focus on exercise physiology from Boston University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Nancy writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in over 100 sports and health publications and websites. Her best selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook (now in its 5th edition) has sold more than half a million copies. This popular resource offers both the scientific approach to eating for top performance, as well as the practical "how to" approach that includes specific menu ideas and food recommendations. Nancy has also written food guides for new runners, marathoners, cyclists and soccer players.

Health and fitness are personal values for Nancy. She is a regular bicycle commuter and runner. She has completed several marathons, bicycled across America, and hiked in the Himalayas. She lives in the Boston-area with her husband and has two grown children.




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