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"Why would you treat your body as if you were going to get a second chance at another body. Our bodies do regenerate and heal, but the more you think about it, you realize that you get one shot at taking care of your body. We don't get to choose the body we get and we have to treat it the best way that we can." - Rob Dionne
We are going to start a new challenge in March to help everyone begin creating new skills! Maybe you need an extra push to help keep your New Year Intentions or want to make better choices. The main point of this challenge is to help each other build healthy skills to a point where it becomes a lifestyle.
We'll begin on Sunday, March 5 and end on Saturday, April 1.
Each week, we'll be focusing on a different area of health and wellness using apps and tools:
Learn more and join this event by simply becoming a member in our closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group.
On this week's episode of Open Sky Fitness, I had the great opportunity to sit down and discuss with Autumn Calabrese about her life story and career as a personal fitness trainer.
Autumn Calabrese is a celebrity trainer, working mom and a best-selling author. Autumn rose to recognition by revolutionizing the Beachbody fitness model with her approachable and comprehensive portion control system.
"You're weight loss results is 80% based on your nutrition intake." - Autumn Calabrese
After Autumn gave birth to her son, she began to focus more on her nutrition to help her get back into shape. She realized that processed cereals, granola bars, and dairy were some of the items that she would have to cut from her diet. Instead she decided to turn her diet around by making minor tweaks to her nutrition intake and eating the following healthy foods:
"The more you cook at home the more you know what's going into your food and the more you can control how much salt, sugar etc. goes into it. That makes a whole world of difference for your nutrition." - Autumn Calabrese
Each Saturday at 2pm PST you can join us for our batch cooking show! Last week we made chicken salad, chicken bone broth, and two different kinds of roasted almonds: spicy roasted and chile lime roasted almonds. These two dishes and 1 snack all in just 35 minutes!
To watch and learn how to make these easy, healthy meals each Saturday, just join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast group.
Why batch cooking? It’s a great way to prepare for the week by making nutritious, delicious meals in advance. In fact, this food should last you around 3-4 days!
That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic around finding a healthier you. Check it out!
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00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
1:15 Opening comments with Rob
1:45 Join our March Madness Challenge in the The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook
3:20 Question from our OSF Facebook Group: What's better? Getting a deep tissue massage or an acupuncture session post workout?
9:00 How to improve lower back pain
17:00 Introduction to Autumn Calabrese
18:30 Autumn's childhood, dancing experience, and journey to becoming a successful personal trainer
25:00 The ups and downs that Autumn struggled with and bounced back from throughout her life.
33:30 The beginning of Autumn's career with Beach Body and staying positive through difficult moments.
36:00 When was a time in your when being healthy was a struggle for you?
41:30 How Autumn was able to lose the weight after her son was born.
42:20 What Autumn learned about her body after she had her son.
47:20 Autumn's day to day struggles
50:10 How Autumn struggles to be motivated to workout now with balancing her career and being a mother. Why she understands that it's okay to give yourself and her body a break from working out.
53:40 Autumn's hints and tips to staying motivated to workout
58:15 The 21 Day Fix and portion control
1:02:30 How Autumn based the 21 Day Fix on how she controls her nutrition and prepares for physique competitions
1:04:00 OSF Facebook group questions: I just started the nutrition portion of the 21 Day Fix. I'm currently off from work and have the time to measure and prepare food. How can I continue to do this when I go back to work?
1:06:30 OSF Facebook group questions: How did you balance all of the delicious Italian food from your family? My husband just bought a book on how to make paste
1:09:40 Where can you watch the Fixate cooking show and buy her cookbook, Fixate.
1:12:00 If someone was to get started today to get the ball going on their fitness, what can they do?
1:13:40 Closing comments with Rob
1:15:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing
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Thanks for listening/reading Episode 137 with Autumn Calabrese: Moving Forward and Staying Strong! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!