Founder of New Orleans Jogging Tours Shares his Fitness Journey

February 8, 2019

Most people go to New Orleans to have fun drinking on Bourbon Street, but I went there to run! Learn more about my experience trying out New Orleans Jogging Tours with founder Marcus in today's episode. Marcus shares some background on the jogging tours he hosts in this great Louisiana city as well as insights from his own fitness journey. Learn about some of his favorite spots in the city and get inspired to book your own jogging tour with Marcus, a New Orleans native, who has had family living there since the 1780s. Show notes: The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 160


High Five Greeting Card Founder Claire Richmond

February 7, 2019

Claire Richmond's business, Hello and High Five, started with a vision -- a line of greeting cards for runners. As a runner and coach, she loves to support her friends who finish races all over the country, but could never find greeting cards that adequately conveyed the good luck message she wanted to send. So she decided to create her own cards. Hello And High Five, a line of fitness-inspired greeting cards, was born on her couch. It was there that she designed her first card, a T-Rex dinosaur chasing a runner, which paid homage to the "I only run if I’m being chased" sentiment shared by many of her new runners. She posted it on her personal Facebook page and was blown away by the response. Within hours, she had people wanting to purchase the card as well as requests to create cards for cyclists, yogis and CrossFit athletes. She started Hello And High Five to support others, but she feel it's saved her. Claire lives with a rare metabolic disorder that forces her to seek life-stabilizing infusions for three hours every week. Over the year and a half she's built her business, she is also learning how to balance her new health regimen and greatly modified fitness goals. Show notes: The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 159


8 Cardio Moves for Your Home Workout Routine

February 6, 2019

Your podcast host went to Florida and all she got you was...a workout video?! Tired of working out indoors or want to change up your workout routine, but have minimal equipment? Today, I'm sharing a workout video that features 8 cardio fitness moves that can be done with just your body weight and an exercise bench or step. A video from a podcast show? I know, I know...but I made this for you (or at least my Fit Armadillo fans) 3 years ago and never got to share it. Love it or hate it? I'm open to your feedback, because I have two more videos like this to help you tone up at home or the park while strengthening your upper and lower body, but I can keep them in the vault, if you aren't interested. You definitely want to hit the show notes for this one. Find The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 158


Running Tips from Fleet Feet West Hartford Owner Stephanie Blozy

February 5, 2019

Fleet Feet West Hartford owner Stephanie Blozy shared her inspirational running journey yesterday. Today, she comes back to share running tips she's learned from personal experience, educational background, and working with runners in the store the past 10.5 years. Learn why visiting a speciality running shoe store will go a long way in helping you run happier longer. This episode is part two of our conversation which started in episode 156. Tune into that to get inspired by Stephanie's running journey. Show notes: The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 157


Fleet Feet West Hartford Owner Stephanie Blozy Shares her Running Journey

February 4, 2019

Stephanie Blozy's inspirational running journey has taken her from a career as a meteorologist to the owner of a Fleet Feet running shoe store. Tune in to hear how she got into the sport as a kid, but later had to restart her running journey after an autoimmune disease diagnosis kept her out of her running shoes for 7 years. Her second act of running has included several marathons from the Marine Corps to Boston to the North Face Endurance Challenge 50K ultra. We also talk about her newest fitness love, CrossFit. This episode is part one of our conversation which will be continued in episode 157. Tune in then for running tips from Stephanie. Show notes: The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 156


1st Friday Fitness Class

February 1, 2019

Happy Friday and February! I don't have a full episode for you, but I DO have a fitness class. Head HERE ( to save your spot. This class is the first in a series of online small group classes Fit Armadillo will offer the 1st Friday of every month. Today's class is a Mat Pilates for Runners class, but don't let the name scare you away! While the class was made for runners, it will be perfect for any level and even non-runners. Expect some toning moves for your core and smaller leg muscles and stretching. Hope to see you in class!


About the Burpee Mile Fitness Challenge with Host Dr. Nathan Luczynski

January 31, 2019

Looking for a new fitness challenge? Host of the burpee mile, Dr. Nathan Luczynski, stops by to share more about this fun event that happens annually in Hermosa Beach, California. The Army Infantry veteran turned Crossfit instructor and sports chiropractor started the free endurance event in 2014 to “challenge fitness enthusiasts of all levels and ages.” Nathan is a strong proponent of preventative medicine and believes that regular maintenance, coaching, and personal awareness can stave off major injuries and setbacks. Tune in to learn why the burpee challenge is much more than a physical challenge and get inspired to train for and take it on later this year. Show notes: The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 154


Why Can’t I Stick to My Diet? Author Erin Wathen Shares Insights from her New Book

January 30, 2019

Struggling to stay on track with that New Year's Resolution or want to avoid giving up on yours come February? Today's guest, Erin Wathen, shares insights to help you get to the bottom of why you might really be struggling to reach your goals. While she helps answer the question "Why Can’t I Stick to My Diet?," which is also the title of her newly released book, her advice will help you even if you aren't working on a food related goal. As a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Food Addiction Counselor, Certified Spinning® Instructor, Vinyasa Yoga instructor, and Classical Pilates instructor, Erin definitely has lots of qualifications, but she also struggled to find success through dieting. Several years ago, Erin was not at peace with her body -- despite her wealth of knowledge on diet and exercise. She was always on a diet, and yet never reached her goal weight. Through a lot of trial and error, Erin found true nutrition to be the missing piece of the puzzle. It was then that Erin started her last diet, which ultimately became her food plan and the basis of her health coaching program, as well as her book Why Can’t I Stick to My Diet?: How To End The Food Drama. Her philosophy, simply put: Health isn’t a number on the scale or how often we exercise, but our lives as a whole. Show notes: The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 153 


Productivity Tips from International Bestselling Author Lauren Golden

January 29, 2019

Have a nagging feeling that you were meant for more? Guest Lauren Golden wants to show you how close you might already be to realizing your vision, especially if you start to implement tips from her newly published book (an international bestseller!), The Free Mama: How to Work from Home, Control your Schedule and Make More Money. In today's episode Lauren shares her signature "Daily 5" strategy to help you set boundaries in your work and personal life. While this strategy is a key takeaway from her book, it's also been used by women who've been a part of Lauren's Free Mama Movement. This program teaches women how to have a life many have only dreamed about: one where they can make good money AND be there for their families -- without sacrificing one for the other and without guilt. While Lauren primarily works with moms, her insights are invaluable to anyone looking to achieve big goals in 2019 and beyond. Show notes (and giveaway information!): The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 152 | Lauren was also a guest for Ep 93: Fitting Fitness into Motherhood and Business Building


Appy New Year: Fitness Apps to Check Out in 2019

January 28, 2019

The Fit Fifteen podcast show is back! In this first episode of 2019 I share the fitness apps I regularly use and love as well as health and fitness apps you might want to check out from past guests of the show. If you don't have a personal trainer or workout buddy to help hold you accountable, you'll love learning about three apps that include supportive fitness communities at no extra cost. I also share a few running focused apps like the one we've been the first to test out here on the west coast.  Learn more about that and the fun run at the Hermosa Beach, CA farmer's market I'll host next month where you'll be able to try the app. Have a favorite app I didn't mention? Be sure to add it to the show notes page: The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 151