Episode 54 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Get like Gumbi! How to stretch for results!

Hey Chick,

Are you what we call a “skimpy stretcher”? Do you rock your workout, but then allow no time for a proper warm up or stretch following?

Stretching is one of the MOST important elements of your workout; for flexibility, recovery, injury prevention, and so much more!

In Episode 54 of FIT CHICKS Chat, Head Chicks Laura and Amanda discuss:

  • Why getting like Gumbi is a must add to any fitness routine
  • How to set up a simple stretching routine
  • Their personal fave stretches
  • Enhancing your range of motion
  • Reducing stress

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

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Episode 53 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Top 4 reasons your race may be sabotaging your weight loss!

Hey Chick,

Have you ever started training for a 5k, 10k, marathon or more thinking that you will easily shed weight but the opposite happened? While running is great cardiovascular activity it does not mean instant weight loss.

In Episode 53 of FIT CHICKS Chat, Head Chicks Laura and Amanda discuss:

  • Different types of races
  • How we overestimate the caloric burn of race training
  • Why you also need to include strength training in your routine
  • How training can dehydrate you
  • Inflammation caused by training

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

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EPISODE 51 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Top 5 steps to meal prep like a master for weight loss, health & more!

Hey Chick,

“If you fail to plan you plan to fail.” And that couldn’t be more true when it comes to eating healthy!

Meal prepping is one of the most valuable tools for weight loss success and making it easy to stick to a nurtrition plan. Yet it is one of the most underused strategies since most of us don’t know how to do it. But don’t worry, the Head Chicks are here to teach you how to meal prep like a pro!

In Episode 51 of FIT CHICKS Chat, Head Chicks Laura and Amanda discuss:

  • How to set up your kitchen for success with the right tools for the job
  • How meal prepping can save you TIME and MONEY
  • Planning your meals before prepping to maximize your meal prep
  • How to get your family involved
  • How to make meal prepping FUN

Click on the player below to listen to this awesome podcast and get on your way to becoming a master meal prepper!

 

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

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Episode 52 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Welcome to the gun show!

Hey Chick,

Booty’s are all the rage right now but what about your guns? Buff not burly biceps & triceps are a must for all chicks. They give you the strength to perform everyday activities, from shopping, picking up the wee ones, twisting open jars, and driving your car. As well it balances out your arms in a beautiful and awesome shape!

In Episode 52 of FIT CHICKS Chat, Head Chicks Laura and Amanda discuss:

  • Why women shouldn’t be afraid to work out the bi’s and tri’s
  • Where are the biceps and triceps and how they are worked
  • Specific exercises to target these muscles
  • Why lifting light weights for high reps won’t get you the arms you want
  • How to keep your upper body workout interesting and FUN

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

*For informational purposes only. Please consult a physician before starting or changing an exercise or nutrition program

EPISODE 46 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Top 3 Must knows for finding the right trainer for YOU!

Hey Chicks,

Are you considering hiring a personal trainer or coach?

Having the right trainer or health coach can be the difference between falling in love with fitness or loathing it for life. You may need help or support fat loss, strength building, mobility, or motivation; so how do you go about finding the right trainer to meet your needs? You have to know what to look for, and it is not necessarily someone with a six pack who downs protein shakes!

In this episode we are going to share the top 3 things you must ask / know to help you find the fiercest, most fab trainer to guide you on your fitness journey.

Are you a trainer or coach? Then this episode is a must listen to make sure you are not only giving your clients amazing programs, but also the right support to get them to their goals.

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Happy Listening!

Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

PS. Want to learn more how you can take your life, health and career to the next level? Check out our 30 page program brochure for FIT CHICKS Academy’s latest certification, the Fitness & Nutrition Expert program starting April 26, 2017!

*For informational purposes only. Please consult a physician before starting or changing an exercise or nutrition program

EPISODE #9 – Getting REAL: A personal interview with Head Chick Amanda

Hey Chicks,

Sometimes the best inspiration, healing and motivation comes from hearing someone else’s journey to health. A couple of episodes ago, Amanda interviewed Laura on her fitness and health journey (and she was so proud she only cried 2x!). So this week, Laura wanted to return the favor and get down, dirty and personal with co host & Head Chick Amanda!

 

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In Episode 9 of FIT CHICKS Chat, we are turning from talking a fitness/ nutrition / wellness topic to getting down & dirty in our version of a Barbara Walters while Laura interviews Amanda to get a little more insight into who she really is.

We go from how she got into the fitness industry, why this is was her path to follow to what here typical day looks like, how she works out and more. This gets really personal into her current pregnancy and how she has shifted to a mindset of self acceptance in this crazy industry.

It is packed with, a lot of bestie chats and always, awesome & actionable tips for you to take home to live fierce for the long haul! For more info on Laura, Amanda & FIT CHICKS, visit www.fitchicks.com. Get Full Episode Show notes and recap, click here .(Missed past episodes? Get caught up here 🙂

So get comfy and ready to listen! See below for details and click on the player to listen or subscribe to Itunes to download weekly

 

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

EPISODE #7 – Getting Personal: Quick Fire Interview With Head Chick Laura!

Hey Chicks,

Sometimes the best inspiration, healing and motivation comes from hearing someone else’s journey to health.  We all learn and grow from each other stories so on the podcast this week, we are getting up close and personal with one of our own…co host & Head Chick Laura!

In Episode 7, we are turning from talking a fitness/ nutrition / wellness topic to getting dirty in our version of a Barbara Walters while Amanda interviews Laura to get a little more insight into who she really is.

We go from how she got into the fitness industry, why  this is was her path to follow to what here typical day looks like, how she works out to reach her goals and her top nutrition strategies for maximum results – emotionally and physically.

This gets really personal into her battle with an eating disorder and how she finally found self acceptance in this crazy industry so don’t mind a few tears, a lot of chats and always, awesome & actionable tips that she uses in her life for you to take home to live fierce for the long haul (Missed past episodes? Get caught up here 🙂

So what is going down in this episode? See below for details, click on the player to listen or subscribe to Itunes to download weekly

 

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Happy Listening!

Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

EPISODE #1 – FIT CHICKS Chat Podcast – What drives us crazy about the fitness industry & how it is sabotaging your goals!

Hey Chicks,

We are buzzing around the Coop today as we have a HUGE announcement….today is the day we launch our FIT CHICKS Chat Podcast!

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Every year we go into our planning mode where we look at all the ways we can help women reach their goals.

This past January, we kept on getting emails from women asking our views/opinions/advice about specific areas of fitness, nutrition and wellness and Amanda and I would sit and banter about our thoughts during these meetings before answering their emails.

One day, we looked at each other and said, “Why not instead of answering via email, let’s record these convos so other peeps with the same q’s can listen to.” (plus typing that much info can lead to serious finger cramps lol).

We then wondered “What will we talk about for 30 – 60 min each week?!” Which quickly turned into us looking at each other and dying laughing as the last thing you will ever say about us is that we are boring or quiet. Between our personal ups and down in the industry, our chicks and all of our experience…we def won’t be lost for topics 😉

We have done many podcast interviews and they were always a blast and decided to launch our own…introducing FIT CHICKS Chat!  

Starting today, episodes will be available every Tuesday on Itunes, Stitcher and right here on the blog.  (Each episode is between 30 – 60 min and covers a topic of fitness, nutrition & wellness and is perfect to download and listen to while doing your workouts or commuting to work!).

Here is a quick overview of  FIT CHICKS Chat with your truly – Laura Jackson & Amanda Quinn

Laura Jackson & Amanda Quinn are founders of FIT CHICKS® & FIT CHICKS® Academy – Canada’s largest women’s only fitness company, leading Fitness & Nutrition Experts and TV Hosts of “Shape Up with FIT CHICKS”.

Each week on FIT CHICKS Chat, Laura & Amanda get you PUMPED to create your FIERCEST life – inside & out. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get toned, eat healthier, stress less, feel inspired or just have some healthy cheerleaders in your corner, each episode is packed with their own tested, ACTIONABLE fitness, nutrition and wellness strategies to get you there!

Why? Because after helping 1000’s of women of all levels transform their bodies and minds, Laura & Amanda figured out what they really love: helping women like YOU reach your goals by breaking down the BIG, confusing info about fitness, nutrition & wellness into easy step-by-step actions…so you can see BIG, life changing results, fast – no matter where you are in your fitness and life journey!

*For informational purposes only. Please consult a physician before starting an eating or exercise program

So what is going down in this first episode?  See below for details, click on the player to listen or subscribe to Itunes to download weekly

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SHOW NOTES – FIT CHICKS Chat Episode 1

Meet the Head Chicks, Laura & Amanda, in episode 1 of FIT CHICKS Chat! From learning how they met and started FIT CHICKS and how fitness and nutrition changed their lives to the top 3 things that drive them crazy with the current state of the fitness industry that is keeping you from reaching your goals and what you can do TODAY to stop this cycle, Episode 1 is a fired up to kick off the FIT CHICKS Chat Podcast (plus a sneak peek of what to expect coming up!).

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo