Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
Training is not one-size-fits-all with Kim Peek

Training is not one-size-fits-all with Kim Peek

June 26, 2020

Training is not one-size-fits-all.  Learn to take a self-study approach so you can thrive as an athlete.


In her early 40s, Kim became a runner, a triathlete, and then a coach. But she didn’t always like endurance activities. At one point, she threatened to fire her trainer because the sessions involved Kim running around the 1/10th mile track at the gym. She stuck with it because she enjoyed the camaraderie among the moms, and because she quickly dropped 50 pounds, all while realizing she was capable of achieving hard things.

The discipline she developed as a runner gave her the strength to face a 2015 breast cancer diagnosis with courage. She continued running through treatment and celebrated the end of chemo by running a half marathon with a group of friends a week later.

As a new mom, a frequently-injured runner, or a breast cancer survivor, Kim was never content with sitting back and letting life happen to her. Every obstacle, injury, and surgery motivated her to look for solutions and continue her education. 

Now—as a coach, podcaster, and author—Kim shares the lessons she's learned so that others can discover the solutions she so desperately needed. 

As a runner and fitness enthusiast, I enjoy pushing my body and mind to achieve things I previously believed were “impossible.” As a coach, I believe that everyone has the ability to become who they want to be.

Check out Kim and all of the resources she offers at

Check out Kim's new book:

So you know she's legit:

USA Track and Field Level I Coach, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, Lydiard Level II,  Healthy Running, and RRCA (Road Runners Club of America). ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Kim is a Functional Aging Specialist and a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist. And she is also certified to coach TRX, kettlebells, foam rolling, and multiple forms of resistance training. 

On all social media as @Powerofrun

Instagram: @Powerofrun

Podcast: Power Up Your Performance

Newest book: Holistic Endurance Training: The Integrated Approach to Thriving as an Athlete

Lia Nees discusses hypnosis for Athletes

Lia Nees discusses hypnosis for Athletes

June 19, 2020


Today we spoke with Lia Nees the founder of Cephalo Hypnosis and the creator of Hypnotic Athlete Accelerator an 8-week hypnotic female coaching program for athletes.

Lia says "I know what it’s like to feel like your mind is working against you, keeping you from reaching your goals."

I was struggling to reach my goals. I couldn’t get out of my rut. I couldn’t get past my own fear and anxieties. The smallest hitch would derail me. I felt stuck and overwhelmed watching everyone else around me thrive. I tried using willpower but eventually, willpower always runs out.

So I set off on a mission to learn about how the mind works. I wanted to understand why our mind seems to work against us, and how to get it to work with us.

In my search to master my mindset, I came across hypnosis. I learned the language of the subconscious and realized everything I had been doing wrong. From then on, I felt like I had a secret mental superpower! I rapidly surpassed every single one of my goals - all without using willpower... And everyone started asking how they could replicate the same results in THEIR lives too, most of whom were athletes.

So, I put together a program to teach my signature methodology that has allowed me to drastically change my life — all through hypnosis. That is how "Hypnotic Athlete Accelerator" was born!

My mission is to share my passion for hypnosis and its many benefits to improve people's lives the same way it improved mine.


So you know she's legit:

Lia Nees is an NGH Certified Hypnotist

The Athletes Gut with Patrick Wilson PhD.

The Athletes Gut with Patrick Wilson PhD.

June 12, 2020

Today we talk with Patrick Wilson, author of the Athletes Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress.  The Athlete’s Gut makes sense of the complicated gastrointestinal tract and offers solutions to the tummy troubles that keep athletes from enjoying and excelling in their sport.


Questions We Tackle:

  • Why Dr. Wilson wanted to focus his work on the athlete's gut. The majority of endurance athletes suffer from some kind of gut problem during training and competition. Symptoms like nausea, cramping, bloating, side stitches, and the need to defecate can negatively impact an athlete’s performance. 
  • The topic is discussed more and a topic of interest is it because there are more gut problems that athletes are experiencing than in years past?
  • Wilson shares with us his top 5 tips for managing gut issues.
  • What should an athlete use? We tackle what is better- formulated products vs a more whole-food approach. 

So You Know He’s Legit:

Patrick Wilson is an associate professor of exercise science and directs the Human Performance Laboratory at Old Dominion University. He earned a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota and completed post-doctoral training in sports nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Wilson has authored over 45 scientific articles that span the disciplines of exercise science, sports nutrition, and health. He is the author of the recently released book, The Athlete's Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress. Wilson is also a credentialed registered dietitian.

Go-to resource for endurance and adventure enthusiasts. GritLink

Go-to resource for endurance and adventure enthusiasts. GritLink

June 5, 2020



Our Mission - To be the go-to resource for endurance and adventure enthusiasts for finding health care and knowledge that uniquely speaks to their training lifestyle and gritty mindset.


Cortney Jacobsen has held product leadership positions at Amazon, Brightcove, and Disney. Her undergraduate majors of Classical Piano and Electrical Engineering speak to her mission to balance creativity and logic and found that a career in product management suited this quest well. She fell in love with the outdoor life when she moved to Seattle in 1998. In 2015, she started Northwest Energy Lab, a coaching service for endurance athletes. She is excited to reach more active and adventurous people through building GritLink.

Joan Studley has worked at Microsoft, aQuantive, and CDK Global, and ultimately discovered skill and passion for product management. She has an underlying personal belief that we should constantly pursue knowledge and discovery, and we create a more enriched community by sharing with others.  She has participated in endurance sports for years, primarily cycling and running, which help her decompress while exploring nature. She is excited to combine her interests in connecting people and information with outdoor endurance activities thru GritLink.


  • We believe that active people are happy people. And happy people are healthy people.
  • We believe that both outdoors and activity are keys to longevity.
  • We believe it is important to help endurance athletes and adventurers stay active as much and as often as possible.


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