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Kaisa Keranen: Just Move

Kaisa Keranen Quote

Kaisa is a Seattle-based personal trainer with a unique approach to fitness. For starters, she makes no promises of changing your body. That’s right, she will not train you to look a certain way. That’s just not what she’s about, and that’s exactly why we love her.

“I just don't believe in working out and dieting to look a certain way, it’s not sustainable nor is it healthy... What’s important to me is that we start switching our mindset around why we move in the first place.

"Will your body start changing if you start moving more regularly and eating healthy? Yes, absolutely! But to me, the change shouldn’t be the focus. When so much emphasis is placed on the change we’re hoping occurs, we forget to pay attention to how incredible it feels to just simply move.”

We are not alone in our admiration of this incredible athlete and her movement-focused approach to health and fitness. Kaisa has been featured in SELF, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Runner’s World. Daily workout videos are posted to inspire her 283k Instagram followers, and last but not least, Kaisa was one of the trainers in Michelle Obama’s 2015 “Let’s Move” campaign.

I honestly don't know if it's possible for our society to stop obsessing over what we look like, and I am not counting on mainstream media to stop pushing out images, headlines, and advertisements that feed this obsession. I'm just glad we have women like Kaisa who are out there advocating for a healthier point of view which is why I am very excited to share this interview with you. Enjoy!

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Gold Medalist Meryl Davis: Beyond the Podium

Meryl Davis Charlie White Gold Medal

"I think no matter what you do as a girl or woman, you want to positively impact other girls."
-Meryl Davis, Olympic Gold Medalist
Meryl Davis spent nearly two decades of her life working towards achieving the ultimate goal in her sport. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she and her partner Charlie White won the gold medal in Ice Dancing. The pair also won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics and two World Championships. You may also recognize Meryl from Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars (partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy). And yes, she won that too...
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Angi Greene Fletcher: Finding Strength

Angi Greene Fletcher: Athlete, Model, Mother

Angi is a successful Triathlete, fitness model, and mother. Because of her impressive athletic talent, her physical beauty, and her loving relationship with her son, Angi is the kind of woman that many of us aspire to be like. After interviewing Angi and hearing her speak on this podcast, I have definitely become one of those women… but not necessarily just for the reasons mentioned above. She is so much more than a beautiful athlete and her commitment to fitness is about so much more than booking modeling gigs or winning races.

For Angi, triathlon training was a literal lifesaver. She went from pack-a-day smoker to competitive triathlete all while balancing her career and raising her son as a single parent...

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Stacy Schwartz : Get Away... Get Fit

Name: Stacy Schwartz
Occupation: Ketanga Fitness Retreat - Founder

Wouldn’t it be great if you could quit your job and travel for 100 days? Imagine all the places you could go and the experiences you could have. But how could you just pick up and go? What would happen when you returned? What about money? What about job security? It sounds like a dream until you start to imagine that your life might unravel as a result...

Stacy Schwartz had the dream. She also had the apprehension, the fear, the doubt. Finally, Stacy decided to face her fears, give up a steady job in Corporate America, and turn the 100 day travel adventure dream into a reality. Such life changing decisions, though rewarding in hindsight, are also usually the most difficult, the most risky, and the most challenging...

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Laurel Ivory : 15 and Unstoppable

Name: Laurel Ivory
Age: 15
Occupation: High School Student

If you ask Laurel Ivory what she has her mind on these days, you will not get something that sounds like a typical high school Freshman response. In fact, Laurel has a sense of purpose and a talent that is unique even when compared to most adults that I know. Wise beyond her years, talented beyond measure, passionate about soccer, Laurel is dedicated to becoming the number one goalkeeper in the country.

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