August 31, 2018
Laura Moretti shares how she listens to her own body’s needs while training for Ironman and being a dietitian on Phit for a Queen.
- Her combination of passions & interest lead her to a career path as a dietitian
- Laura shares her strategies on how to fuel and train as a competitive triathlete while juggling her job as a dietitian
- She really focuses on listening to her own body needs while training.
- Discusses how certain personality traits are drawn to certain sports.
Where you can learn more about Laura:
How you know she is legit:
Laura Moretti completed a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition as well as her didactic program in clinical dietetics at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. She completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She previously worked as the Primary Nutrition Therapist at Columbus Park Collaborative and Appleman Nutrition in New York City. In 2015 Laura relocated to Boston from New York City to join the Sports Medicine Team and at Boston Children's Hospital where she is also the Dietitian for the Female Athlete Program. Her passion lies in educating athletes on how to properly fuel their bodies for optimum health and performance. She possesses a specialty in sports performance based nutrition as well as treating low energy availability, disordered eating and eating disorders in athletes. Laura has an extensive amount of experience in consulting and collaborating with Olympic and professional athletes, local colleges and universities, as well as professional sport and dance facilities. She also is the consulting RD for the Boston Ballet Company and School as well as an instruction at the Institute for Rowing Leadership. Laura is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, International Academy of Eating Disorders, Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association, The American College of Sports Medicine, The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Co-Chair of the AED Sport and Exercise SIG, and the SCAN Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. On a personal note, Laura is a competitive triathlete, Boston Marathon Qualifier, and Finisher, as well as an avid skier.
August 24, 2018
Kay Glynn shares why she plans to spend all of her life being active and why her grandkids call her the Grandma that eats broccoli.
- Found her way to connect with others by doing track meets
- Never wants to stop learning and wants to share her story to help others
- Feels her balance in activities has helped her to continue strong in sports.
- Grandkids call her “the grandma that eats broccoli and has long blonde hair”
- Wants to show others who she is by being the motivational entertainer
Where you can learn more about Kay:
How you know she is legit:
One of Kay's lifetime passions has been dancing and performing acrobatics since the age of 4. For over 20 years, she has owned her own studio where she taught various disciplines of dance--such as tap, jazz, ballet, and acrobatics. She won a Ford Mustang at the age of 15 doing a novelty acrobatic routine with chairs.
In the last 5 years, this routine has given her spots on such t.v. shows as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jimmy Kimmell Show, Oprah, The View (with Barbara Walters), America’s Got Talent, 30 Seconds to Fame, I’ve Got a Secret and Country Fried Home Videos which also includes clips of Kay pole vaulting in her backyard pole vaulting pit. Recently, she also made a dream come true. She flew on a trapeze for the first time—at the age of 55!
In the spring of 2009, Kay closed her dance studio, and she and her husband bought a local insurance agency where she is working part-time. Kay is enjoying spending time as a motivational entertainer, and training for track and field at her home in the country where she has a pole vault pit, a high jump pit, hurdles, and an area comprised of a horizontal bar, rings, and trapeze. Also, Kay was featured in the Aug. 2009 issue of A.A.R.P. Magazine
August 10, 2018
Women are more at risk for anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Meeka shares why this might occur and how our biology has an impact.
- Statistically speaking, women tend to struggle with depression more than men. Meeka shares the reasons behind this and speaks further on how hormones affect the female brain.
- Estrogen is a big part of this dynamic. The female brain really likes estrogen and appetite, mood, sleep, sex drive and pain levels, can be affected by a fluctuation in it.
- There is a difference between the diagnosis of anxiety, and living anxiously. Meeka shares how we are using the word anxiety and how this looks different.
- We have to get everything done! And if we don’t do it, it won’t get done! Meeka shares how this over functioning could be a coping tool and is serving a purpose in mood regulation.
So You Know She Is Legit…
Meeka is a Licensed Specialist in Clinical Social Work that has been considered the pioneer in the Kansas City area in advocating for those pregnancy and postpartum related depression and anxiety. And she was the first to establish a specialty practice in 2008. She strongly believes in the power of story to teach others about the struggles families face. She often uses her personal story and the collected stories of families that she has worked with since 2003. It helps others to see perinatal issues through the lens of both mother and professional. Her style is to infuse her work with warmth and humor. And her goal is to engage clients and the community with her candid approach. Most importantly she aims to leave people informed and inspired.
Her work and advocacy for families have been featured in:
Parents Magazine, Adoptive Families Magazine, The Kansas City Star, M Magazine, Fit Pregnancy and National Public Radio.
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August 3, 2018
Aj Mendez shares how “Crazy is her super POWER” on PHIT for a Queen podcast:
- So excited to share how Turning crazy into a superpower book is now a TV series.
- Wants to normalize and educate on mental health specifically bipolar.
- Got her start on WWE by paying for an audition
- AJ’s role models of women were strong, powerful ladies.
- Sometimes keeping your script to yourself can be a selfish thing.
- Sharing your story can be freeing.
You can find AJ and her superpowers at:
So you know she is legit:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Former Wrestling Champion
AJ Mendez is the New York Times Bestselling author of Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules. She is a mental health advocate and animal rights activist, currently serving as an ambassador for the nonprofit organizations NAMI, The JED Foundation, The ASPCA, and Girls Make Games. A former professional wrestler with the WWE under the ring name AJ Lee, she has won three championships and numerous awards, as well as inspired a generation of young girls to wear sensible shoes. AJ has been made into several video game characters and action figures, all with substantially exaggerated body measurements. In her spare time, she enjoys comic books, video games, and internet videos of unusual animal friendships. She is currently working with the producers of the Genius franchise to turn Crazy is My Superpower into a TV series, which she will write and executive produce. Follow AJ on Twitter and Instagram at @TheAJMendez .