The Fit Fifteen
250th Episode Celebration and Top 5 Countdown

250th Episode Celebration and Top 5 Countdown

April 21, 2020

It's the 250th episode of The Fit Fifteen Podcast Show! Head out for a walk with your podcast show host, Catherine Turley, as she counts down the top 5 most listened to episodes from the last 50 conversations shared on the show. Did you catch them all when they went live? Have another favorite? We'd love to know! Join the conversation on the show notes page (FitArmadillo.com/250th).

CONGRATS to our podcast guests (listed in release date order below) who made it to the top 5:

Ep 223Selfcare vs. Selfish with Founder of Cumhacht Coaching Maeve O'Byrne (Part II)
Ep 224: How to Adjust a 2020 Boston Marathon Training Plan after the Coronavirus Postponement with Dr. Jason Karp
Ep 228: Leading with Humour CEO Dr Vanessa Marcié on the Power of Humour
Ep 229Your Goal Guide Author Debra Eckerling on Goal Setting and Getting What You Want
Ep 246: How to Release the Runner with Race Director Susan Rancourt

While the podcast will be on a break before episode 251 is released, you are invited to enjoy the break by working out with your host and some of the other certified personal trainers at Fit Armadillo. Learn more about the "pay what you can" small online group fitness classes Catherine will continue to host through the end of May when you catching up with her during this episode (Hint: These are NOT live-streamed to the masses via Instagram or Facebook live, but virtual sessions provided through the Fit Armadillo format). 

Want the podcast to come back sooner than later? Help make your dream come through via a variety of ways you can support the show (many at no cost to you)including:

1. Donating any amount through the show notes page: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast
2. Shopping on Amazon through affiliate links for an Audible Gift Membership: FitArmadillo.com/AudibleGift or your host's current book of choice, 26 Marathons, by Meb Keflezighi: FitArmadillo.com/Meb26 Only need toilet paper? You can still support the podcast by clicking on either link to get to Amazon before you make a purchase.

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About Reason2Race with Co-Founder Gabrielle Baumeyer

About Reason2Race with Co-Founder Gabrielle Baumeyer

April 20, 2020

Looking for help finding your fitness motivation while supporting a favorite nonprofit? Reason2Race Co-Founder Gabrielle Baumeyer shares more about her company and how it helps both individuals and corporations raise money and awareness for nonprofits.  She and her husband Bill launched Reason2Race in 2010 after several years of personally experiencing the power of fundraising for her own athletic events. Supporting others in achieving their goals is truly Gabrielle’s passion as evident in the results Reason2Race has achieved. Over 6,500 individuals have completed approximately 700 events and raised over $6 million dollars for local and international causes. During these challenging times, Reason2Race might be able to help your favorite nonprofit! Tune in for all the details and to get inspired. 

Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast

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Dr. Julie Connor Shares Mental Health and Wellness Tips from Her Journey (Part II)

Dr. Julie Connor Shares Mental Health and Wellness Tips from Her Journey (Part II)

April 17, 2020

In our last episode, mental health advocate, Dr. Julie Connor, Ed.D. shared her personal wellness journey. Today, we continue our conversation and she shares resources she's used on her own journey and to help others throughout the country.  Dr. Julie Connor's talks about tough topics like mental illness, recovery, and suicide empower others throughout the country with communication and conflict resolution skills to build strong relationships and strengthen teamwork. Her passion for this topic really shines through in our conversation.  If you missed the first half, be sure to check it out! Dr. Julie Connor's personal wellness journey proves very inspirational!

Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast

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Dr. Julie Connor Shares Mental Health and Wellness Tips from Her Journey (Part I)

Dr. Julie Connor Shares Mental Health and Wellness Tips from Her Journey (Part I)

April 16, 2020

As a TED speaker, educator, and mental health advocate, Dr. Julie Connor, Ed.D. helps youth and adults throughout the country talk about tough topics like mental illness, recovery, and suicide. She empowers others throughout the country with communication and conflict resolution skills to build strong relationships and strengthen teamwork. In this first half of our conversation, Dr. Connor shares mental health and wellness tips from her own journey. When we continue our conversation tomorrow, she'll share additional resources that she's found helpful for herself and others.

Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast

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How to Release the Runner with Race Director Susan Rancourt

How to Release the Runner with Race Director Susan Rancourt

April 15, 2020

Thinking about becoming a runner, but don't know where to start? Race director, Susan Rancourt, comes back to the show to talk about the Release the Runner movement. Centered on supporting those new to running, this initiative reminds would-be runners that we were all new to running once. Tune in for inspiration from both Susan and your podcast host, lifelong runners, who share insights to assure you that getting started is the hardest part. Luckily, once you do the Release the Runner community is there to support you virtually. Companies like Susan's Rhode Races & Events are offering additional ways to educate and inspire you from a safe social distance.  We hope this episode motivates you to #ReleasetheRunner! Tag us @FitArmadillo in your posts for a bonus cheer, and visit the show notes for all the links to connect with Rhode Races. 

Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast

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About Rhode Races and the 2020 Newport Virtual Race

About Rhode Races and the 2020 Newport Virtual Race

April 14, 2020

Rhode Races race director, Susan Rancourt, shares more about the series and how you can still participate in the 2020 Newport Race this year as a virtual runner. During the episode, Susan talks about how this virtual run idea came about and how you can participate as a 5K, half marathon, or full marathon racer. Passionate about supporting the running community, Susan has also brought together running coaches and physical therapists to offer continued support and advice to runners during this challenging time. Whether you're a lifelong runner or new to the sport, you're sure to benefit from the information and motivation Susan and the Rhode Races team plans to continue to share on their social media channels.  

Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast

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Strides in Recovery Founder Leslie Gold on Running to Maintain Sobriety

Strides in Recovery Founder Leslie Gold on Running to Maintain Sobriety

April 13, 2020

Last year, over 70,000 Americans died of drug overdoses. It is estimated that 22 million Americans over the age of 12 are addicted to drugs or alcohol, and nearly a million teens are as well. These numbers suggest that as many as 1 in 3 families is impacted by addiction. Therefore, chances are you know someone who is struggling with a substance use disorder. “So what does this have to do with running?” you may be thinking, or perhaps “How can I help?” That’s what today’s guest is here to talk about. As the founder of Strides in Recovery, today’s guest, Leslie Gold, has coached hundreds of people in early recovery across the finish line of races ranging from 5Ks all the way to full marathons. So many of the participants have said that the experience was life-changing, that training was absolutely critical to their long-term sobriety. Leslie’s going to talk to us today about how you can inspire someone who is struggling with addiction get started on a running program that can change their life. She’ll talk about what you
can say and do, and why that works. 

Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast

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Fitness and Spirituality with Female Founder Valentine Lister

Fitness and Spirituality with Female Founder Valentine Lister

April 10, 2020

This week's Female Founder Friday guest is Valentine Lister. She's passionate about spirituality and wants to help you enjoy all of its many benefits. Tune in to learn the real definition of spirituality and how you can have a spiritual practice even if you aren't part of an organized religion. While exercise is an example of a spiritual practice, you don't need to become a cardio queen or gym rat (when we're allowed back at the gym!) to enjoy its benefits. You also don't need to break a sweat to practice spirituality. During our conversation, Valentine shares one very similar exercise she uses with her clients that can be done from the comfort of a chair. This episode and Valentine's tips are a great way to help you feel more grounded during these uncertain times! 

Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast

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1 Habit for Women Action Takers Book Excerpt with Catherine Turley

1 Habit for Women Action Takers Book Excerpt with Catherine Turley

April 9, 2020

Take a walk break with your podcast host, Catherine Turley, as she reads an excerpt from new book: 1 Habit for Women Action Takers: Life Changing Habits from the Happiest Achieving Women on the Planet. She shares the habit she thinks will help you take more action as well as one bad habit she encourages you to avoid. Enjoy audio books or have a friend who does? Visit FitArmadillo.com/AudibleGift to purchase a gift audible membership and support the show by using our affiliate link. Mother's Day is coming and this gift can be delivered from a safe social distance!

About the book: Whether Good or Bad, Habits Shape Who We Are. The cool thing, though, is we can instill in ourselves good Habits. Even better, we can change bad habits (aka unHabits) into good Habits. In this book, you will find stories from women action takers who are on a mission to make a significant impact on this planet by sharing their Habits and unHabits to help you place one foot in front of the other when you need it most. No matter how much you wish, hope, pray, desire, want, or manifest, nothing happens without action. You can see an opportunity staring you in the face, but if your Habit is to ignore that opportunity and turn the other way, that opportunity is lost forever. Co-Author, Lynda Sunshine West joined 1 Habit Creator, Steven Samblis to bring you 1 Habit for Women Action Takers. Even if you were to take only 1 of the Habits in this book and implement it in your life starting right now, this very moment, your life will change forever. 1 Habit will challenge you to take an action step into the unknown. If you have a desire to be more, but don't know where to start, this is the book for you. 1 Habit For Women Action Takers offers small impactful steps that will help you create the life you have always dreamed of. 

Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast

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Guided Meditation with Agapi Stassinopoulous

Guided Meditation with Agapi Stassinopoulous

April 8, 2020

Before your 15 minute walk break today, enjoy this guided meditation with Best-selling author and speaker, Agapi Stassinopoulous. This meditation comes from Agapi's most recent book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, where she takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn’t work and create the lives they really want. As Agapi shared the last time we chatted, "...fitness and feeling good in your body is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and is the foundation of everything else. If we want to have more joy in our lives, we must feel good in our bodies. There is no substitute." ​During these challenging times, we could all use more joy and Apagi's wisdom. Be sure to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates for more of both.

Show notes: FitArmadillo.com/Podcast

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