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Coach Kim Schlag brings you into the conversation around fitness and wellness in a way that makes sense not only from an evidence based perspective but from a practical one as well. You won't just learn what works to look, feel, perform & age well, you'll learn how to actually make those evidenced … read more

188 Episodes | 2018 - 2023

5 Ways To Get A Better Workout

January 27th, 2023


You have a goal. You dedicate time and energy in the gym training. So let's make sure you're getting the most you can out of those resources you're investing. Today on the podcast we'll talk about 5 ways you can get a …

I'm Already Failing At My New Year Goals! Hep!

January 13th, 2023


In episode 167 I tackle 6 struggles  some of my IG community members are having being successful with their New Year goals. 

Lower Cholesterol Longer Life

January 6th, 2023


🎉Big Announcement:

Fitter By The Day is NOW OPEN!

FBTD is an essential 4-week health protocol for daily body and mind training.

Daily movement, …

Setting Successful New Year's Resolutions with Dr. Karin Nordin

December 29th, 2022


Big Announcement: 

Fitter By The Day is an essential 4-week health protocol for daily body and mind training.

Daily movement, protein tracking, …

My Current Weight Loss Phase: A Q & A

December 22nd, 2022


Answering your questions about my fat loss phase to help you with your current or upcoming fat loss goals.

Fitter By The Day will be available Wednesday, January 4th. Make 2023 the year you make the leap from wanting to …

163. Sexual Wellness In Menopause With Dr. Lyndsey Harper

December 15th, 2022


Dr. Lyndsey Harper is an Ob/Gyn in Dallas Texas and the founder of Rosy, a first-of-its-kind app and media platform that offers personalized

How To Pick A Small Habit

December 2nd, 2022


Ready to not start the New Year with yet another crash diet?

Ready to close the gap between what you intend to do and what your behavior actually is?

Grab Fitter By The Day on January 4th!

Fitter By The Day is a 4 week …

161. Holiday Weight Gain Worries Managed

November 18th, 2022


let's not let worry about gaining weight this holiday season dampen the most wonderful time of the year!

Creatine: What The Heck Is It and Why Should You Care?

November 4th, 2022


Q & A time today:

We cover a lot of ground:

What is creatine, how does it work and how to take it

What's the deal with Celeb weight loss gummies?! (Did you see what Oprah said this week?)

How to know how many …

My Personal Eating-For-Heart-Health Quest

October 28th, 2022


Come with me behind the scenes as I my cardiologist evaluates my risk for cardiovascular disease:

  • What tests are available so you can know your …

Menopause Belly

October 21st, 2022


In today's episode you will:

understand what is happening to your body nso that you can make educated, empowered choices 
hear a fresh perspective on what an 'ideal belly" can be

Questions My New Members Have That I Bet You're Wondering About

October 13th, 2022

  • Is it ok to eat below my calorie goals? 
  • Should I go over my calories to hit my protein?
  • The scale isn't moving! Help before I get discouraged.

Perimenopause PMS Cravings

September 30th, 2022


Hello my friend! Good to be back from my month long hiatus. Coming in hot with a listener Q & A:

  • If the goal is fat loss what kind of workout …

155. Four Mindful Eating practices For Weight Loss

August 25th, 2022


These 4 practices will help you tune into your bodies natural hunger and fullness cues. Master these habits and not only will thye help you lose …

154. "I'm The Healthiest I've Ever Been In My Life" - Paula's Story

August 18th, 2022


Come listen in to hear how in just one year Paula went from feeling uncomfortable in her body, hiding behind people in pictures, and about to cross …

Elvis Had Stage Fright

August 11th, 2022


I promise I have a point 🤣
Let's talk about fear. Let's talk about belief in your ability to make changes.
You in for that chat? 
Cool. Let's go!

3 Weight Loss Mistakes I Made (so now you don't have to!)

August 4th, 2022


I've made some doozies, let me tell ya!

I'm going to talk you through 3 specific mistakes I made trying to lose weight back in the day and what to do instead.

 HERE is the link to the Free 5 Day Fat Loss Crash Course  

Are You A ProcrastinEATer?

July 22nd, 2022


Listen in if reading that title made you think, "Wait, I think I do that!"

I'll walk you through 4 steps to help you nip procrastinEating in the bud.

Home Workouts That Work

July 14th, 2022

  • Can you train effectively at Home?
  • What are the pros and cons of training at home?
  • What can be the limitations?
  • How do you set up a home gym? …

Stress & Self Control with Dr. Kasey Orvidas

July 7th, 2022


If like most people you've ever struggled with having "enough"  willpower to eat and exercise in the manner you desire (especially if you're stressed out) this episode is for you. 

In today's episode I sit down with …

My Response To Tone Deaf Mega Fitness Influencer

June 24th, 2022


Without naming names, I share with you my take on a certain powerful fitness celeb's shocking post this week. She just missed the mark so widely …

4 Ways To Master Weekend Weight Loss

June 17th, 2022


Every week it comes: the weekend. Wahoo! or if You're trying to lose weight it might feel more like Wahhhh. In today's episode i share 4 strategies to help you navigate weekend weight loss success while still enjoying …

Is Collagen A Good Source Of Protein?

June 2nd, 2022


Q&A Episode of the Pod today. Taking your questions from Instagram.

We cover:

"Is collagen a good source of protein?"

"Is eating 1200 calories …

Eating Doesn't Have To Be So Complicated

May 27th, 2022


There are a lot of ways you need to use your brain power. How about we see what we can do to lessen how much of it you need to use thinking about food.

In this episode I share my top 4 ways to uncomplicate your food in …

Calorie Cycling For Fat Loss

May 19th, 2022


Calorie Cycling For Fat Loss 101:

  • What is it?
  • Why might you want to try it?
  • Why does it even work?
  • How do you actually do it?

Get on the …

5 Diet Mistakes You Might be Making Without Realizing It

May 12th, 2022


Episode #142 brings you a list of 5 common diet mistakes I see people making without realizing they're making them.  listen in to see if *you* are making one (or more) of these mistakes and what to do instead so that …

Bone Attacks

May 6th, 2022


My guest today is Nese Yuksel, a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner who practices at both the Multidisciplinary Bone …

How Low Should You Squat?

April 29th, 2022


Q&A day on the pod. Today we cover:

  • How low should you squat?
  • How to handle loose skin
  • Ending your cut early
  • Lifting intensity as you age

Night TIme Overeating

April 22nd, 2022


Episode 139 is a coaching call with Fitter After 40 Alum (and current Aging Stronger Society Member) Dawn. Dawn has come so far and has put in place so many pieces of a fit lifestyle: she nails her protein, trains …

5 Mistakes Beginners To Weight Loss Make

April 14th, 2022


Weight loss is never easy, but we sure can make it easier by starting you off on the right foot. In today's episode I share 5 common mistakes to watch out for when you set off to lose weight.

HERE is where you can sign …

Why Am I Stuck?!

April 8th, 2022


Fitter After 40 Alum Jeanette, who's made incredible progress over the last year is feeling, well, Stuck.

Maybe you feel stuck too? Join us to hear the kinds of questions you can ask yourself and the kinds of strategies …

Learning How To Push Yourself In The Gym

April 1st, 2022


Fitter After 40 alum Tina joins me to both share her incredible results (hello goal weight!) and ask for direction on moving to maintenance & …

Help For Nagging Pain That Keeps You Sidelined

March 17th, 2022


Physical therapist Taylor Eckel (@tayloreckel.dpt) helps out today with a discussion around:

✅ Plantar fasciitis treatment considerations 

✅ Questions to ask a physical therapist to see if they are a good fit to help …

Morning Routines For People Who Hate Mornings

March 10th, 2022


"Ughh, mornings!" That's how I've felt for most of my life. Once I was up I actually loved tackling the projects of the day, but that getting out of bed piece? That was hard. After many failed attempts at fitting myself …

Is Yoga Strength Training?

March 3rd, 2022


I get asked all the time " Is X workout strength training? (pilates, yoga, Orangetheory, Bodypump...) 

In today's episode I break down how you can answer that for yourself.


Life After Fat Loss

February 18th, 2022


On today's episode I answer a question I received on Instagram about life after fat loss.  i walk you through 5 things you can do *during* a fat loss …

A NEAT Way To Increase Your Metabolism

February 11th, 2022


A little Alphabet Soup here for you today: BMR, TDEE, TEF, EAT & NEAT. Perhaps you're thinking WTF right about now;) I promise to keep it simple and keep it actionable. By the end of the episode you will better …

Weight vs Fat

February 4th, 2022


Weight and Fat are not the same exact thing and if you treat them as though they are you might find yourself discouraged, distraught and even in a position of giving up on your goals, even when there was never anything …

What White Eyes You Have

January 21st, 2022


On today's Q & A episode of The Fitness Simplified Podcast we cover:

  • Optimal protein intake for building muscle
  • Pullups
  • My white eyeballs …

Maybe You Can't Afford Not To?

January 13th, 2022


Where do you want to be come December 31 2022?

Today we're going to talk about the path you'll take to get there and I'm going to ask you some hard questions.

Stick with me and give some thought to these questions. As …

Can I Make A Healthy Lifestyle Not Feel Like Punishment?

January 7th, 2022


Today I'm answering an IG community member's question: " How can I make a healthy lifestyle a habit instead of punishment?"

I share some thoughts on changing your perspective around "a healthy lifestyle," changing your …

New Year's Resolutions That Actually Work with special guest Jordan Syatt

December 30th, 2021


Jordan Syatt (@syattfitness on IG) is a Force in the fitness industry: He's the host of one of the top ranked fitness podcasts in the world, he's a world record powerlifter & has coached literally 1000s of people to …

Growth Mindset For Weight Loss

December 23rd, 2021


If you’ve struggled to make health and fitness changes, or to make them and stick with them, todays episode is going to shed some light onto a piece of the puzzle beyond macros and workouts. We’re talking mindset today. …

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

December 9th, 2021


 A listener messaged me to ask why sometimes she's not sore after workouts, even if it was a real butt kicker. She's concerned she's doing something wrong when she's not sore.
Today I break down:

What DOMS is
When you're …

Maintenance: How, Why & When

December 2nd, 2021


Is it time for a break from being in a calorie deficit? I’ll talk you through how to know if it is & provide you with 2 paths forward to maintenance

Walking Buddy Bonus Episode: Walking Meditation

November 22nd, 2021


On the final walking buddy bonus episode of the 21 Day Step Challenge I share with you my practice of walking meditation and describe how you might …

How To End The Binge Restrict Cycle (and other hot topics)

November 18th, 2021


Q & A episode today. And wow did you come through with the good questions. 

We chat through: 

  • How quickly to increase calories in a reverse

How'd You Do That?

November 15th, 2021


I taught myself how to like vegetables as a woman in my 40s after a lifetime of not eating vegetables. In this bonus Walking Buddy episode I share how I did it. Now if you already eat vegetables, this episode is still …

Should You Weigh Yourself?

November 11th, 2021


To weigh or not to weigh: that is the question. Let’s talk it through.

How I Got Into Fitness

November 7th, 2021


You might think I've always loved lifting. That I knew my way around the gym or was an athlete growing up.  Nope. I was a fitness newb in my 40s! I want you to know it's never too late. You're not too far gone. Fitness …

Getting "Back On Track"

November 4th, 2021


A question box on IG prompted this episode. The question? “I've set myself a target to get back on track from tomorrow after being on and off track for 2 months any tips?" On this episode we're going to dive into the …

Alcohol & Weight Loss With Beth Feraco

October 28th, 2021


On today's episode I'm joined by my friend and colleague Beth Feraco. Beth is a strength and nutrtion coach, a recovering alcoholic and Tik Tok's …

Insomnia & Cognitive Behavior Therapy w/ Dr. Shelby Harris

October 21st, 2021


Shelby Harris, PsyD, DBSM is a psychologist in private practice in Westchester, NY. She is board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and treats a …

The Magic Question

October 14th, 2021


Today I share with you the Magic Question. This is a question I use as I begin coaching conversations with my Menopause Weight Loss Course members.  This is a question you can use whenever you are evaluating what you …

My Grand Canyon Rim 2 Rim Adventure!

October 8th, 2021


I'm taking you along with me as I hike the Grand Rim to Rim in 1 day! I'll talk you through how I trained, what I packed, how it went and even give you some advice if you see a Grand Canyon Adventure in your future.

5 Ways To Make Weight Loss Easier

September 23rd, 2021


Though Weight Loss will never be easy, it can be made easiER. On today's episode I talk you through 5 strategies to do just that.

Being Overwhelmed Is A Choice: How To Stop Self Sabotaging Yourself

September 16th, 2021


Feeling overwhelmed is normal. Being overwhelmed is a choice. And it's getting in the way of you reaching your goals. I share 5 steps to take to get out of overwhelm.

I'm Not Defying Aging, I'm Redefining It: Tag Team Interview w/ Susan Niebergall in the Perry Community

September 2nd, 2021


Susan and I join host Rachel Hughes in the Perry Community for a chat about aging & fitness.

Link to join my signature course The Menopause Weight Loss Course is here:

I Felt Like I Was Getting Caught!

August 27th, 2021


I want to show you evidence today that you *can* make huge changes to your body & mind when you’re 40*. My guest Christine won the first round of the Menopause Weight Loss 60 day Challenge. Come listen in as someone …

Strong Gives You The Life You Think Skinny Does

August 19th, 2021


Hedi and Natalie from "Butter Your Macros" join me to talk about 7 ways strong gives you the life you think skinny does !





Heres the link to my free master class:

Lifting Q&A

August 12th, 2021


On todays episode I am taking all your questions about workouts and exercise!






FREE menopause Weight loss kickstart: 

-Are you a woman over 40 who's tired of trying over …

How to Lose Weight Without Counting Calories

August 5th, 2021


On todays episode I dive in to the topic of losing weight without counting calories! It can be done and really just deals with you shifting your current habits and building new ones!

FREE menopause Weight loss …

How Long Does It Really Take To Lose 25 Pounds?

July 29th, 2021


lose 25 pounds in one year! That doesn't sound too flashy, but how would you feel if you were the woman who lost 25 pounds? Would it really matter …

How To Have More Time In The Day

July 22nd, 2021


On todays episode we talk about how you can get more time in your day. the "secret" is really no secret and will require you to shift some things in your life around! . . . . . . . 

FREE menopause Weight loss kickstart:

How Sleep Affects Weight Loss?

July 15th, 2021


On todays episode I share some personal accounts of how sleep impacted my weight loss and how it is definitely impacting yours! 

. .  FREE menopause Weight loss kickstart:

How To Make Peace With The Scale?

July 9th, 2021


On todays episode we discuss how to can finally make peace with your scale ! We talk about how you can have a healthy relationship with it and food and its not as hard as you think! 


For more fitness content: 

How Many Calories Should I Eat To Lose Weight?

July 1st, 2021


No BS guidelines for figuring out how many calories to eat for fat loss. It truly does NOT have to be as complicated as it feels!  

For more fitness …

"I Love Following Along With Workout Videos, Are They Going To Get Stronger And Look Fit?"

June 24th, 2021


Chenoa reached out to me on instagram. She likes following along with workout videos on streaming services and is wondering if they are actually …

How To Be A Trainer After 40?

June 10th, 2021


Its never to late to make the switch to working in the fitness industry! In this Episode we discuss Emilie's transition to the fitness industry after …

Still Seeing The Old Me When I Look In The Mirror!?

June 4th, 2021


On todays episode I am joined by a former client of mine, Vema. We discuss that even though she has made tremendous progress. When she looks in the …

What If My Kid Hates Exercising?

May 27th, 2021


On todays episode I am joined by Dr. Brittany Masteller and we discuss the ins and outs of how much activity one really needs. As well as how we can help our kids exercise more, even if they don't like sports!

It Does Not Take 21 Days To Build A Habit! (You've Been Lied To)

May 13th, 2021


Welcome to the 100th episode! Today we are doing something different, not only is this podcast an audio podcast, but now a video podcast as well! So …

I’m If I’m Under Calories, Should I Make Up For It The Next Day?

May 6th, 2021


On today’s episode I am taking your questions from instagram! We are talking about everything from collegian supplements to the sugar in fruit ! …

6 Steps To Stop Overeating Sugar

April 29th, 2021


On today’s episode we are going to go over six steps you can take to stop overeating sugar, that does not include banning sugar !

Cheat Days...good idea or not?

April 22nd, 2021


On today’s episode we are going to talk about cheat meals! what are they ? Should I use them ? Do you use them ? Let’s talk about it !

How To Write a Training Program (and should you being writing your own programs?)

April 15th, 2021


On today’s episode I’m going to talk all about programming your workouts. I get asked a lot how do you put together a workout, can I put together my …

Is My Body Not Responding Because Of Perimenopause?

April 1st, 2021


On today’s episode I’m talking with mid western mom Gina! Now Gina is getting ready to turn 47 and she has had success with weight loss before but this time around she is really struggling and is wondering if this is …

Get Your Cravings Under Control!

March 25th, 2021


On today’s episode I am answering some of your Instagram questions! That’s right we are doing a full blown Q&A. I answer questions about pms …

How To Lose Weight While Still Eating With Your Family.

March 18th, 2021


On today’s episode I talk all about how to lose weight while still eating with your family! On another note registration is still open to sign up for …

Trying To Live a 2400 Calorie Lifestyle on 1700 Calories?

March 11th, 2021


On today’s episode I am joined my my friend and colleague Jordan lips!Before we get into what’s on today’s episode next week Monday March 15th the …

How Long Should My Workouts Be?

March 4th, 2021


On today’s episode I am taking your questions about workout and exercise you asked me on my Instagram! To possibly have your question answered on the podcast in a future episode be sure to hit me up over there!

Why is your weight loss slow?

February 25th, 2021


On today’s episode we are going to chat about slow weight loss, and why exactly it is moving so slowly for you. We will discuss what even is slow ? How can I speed it up if that is the appropriate course of action and …

What You Need To Know About Diastasis Recti (Even if it's been years since your last pregnancy)

February 18th, 2021


On todays episode I am joined by physical therapist, Marci Silverburg, who specializes in women's health and pelvic therapy. We chat all about Diastasis Recti and what you need to know about it, even if its been years …

Fit At Any Age with Susan Niebergall.

February 11th, 2021


On today’s episode I am joined by my friend and colleague, Susan Niebergall. Susan is 60 years old and is in the best shape of her life. She got into …

Silence Your Inner Mean Girl!

February 4th, 2021


On today's episode I am joined by a member of my instagram community, named Keri, from Texas. Keri has lost 97 pounds! But, she gives herself a really hard time because she did not lose 100 pounds. That mean girl voice …

What To Do If You Get Anxious At Night Because You’re “Almost Out of Calories"?

January 28th, 2021


On todays episode I am joined by a member of my instagram community by the name of Maria. She reached out to me by DM's and asked me this question, "I get anxiety when I get to the end of the day and see that I don't …

I’m Tracking Calories But Not Losing Weight

January 21st, 2021


On this episode I give my number one strategy to get the most out of calorie tracking. So if you are calorie tracking and not losing weight, this episode is for you!

How to get your start in the Health & Fitness Space.

January 14th, 2021


On today's episode I tackle a question I get a lot, how can I do what you do for a living? I speak with a woman named Yvette who is looking to make a move into the fitness industry and we chat through how I did it and …

Why Im Not Freaking Out About Being Out Of The Gym For Three Months (& why you don't need to freak out the next time you miss workouts!)

January 8th, 2021


On todays episode I share with you the story of how I have been battling illness for the past three months and have been unable to train at all or keep up with my nutrition goals. I share what effect this has had on my …

Start Where You Are: How Joanne Lost 130 lbs.

December 17th, 2020


On todays episode, I am hosting one of my very own 1 on 1 clients. Joanne has been training with me for about 15 months now. In that time she has lost almost 40 lbs, almost 30 inches, and gotten her first push up (and …

How To Get The Support You Need When Your Partner Doesn't Have The Same Goals As You?

December 3rd, 2020


On todays episode, I am joined by one of my instagram followers named Megan. We have been chatting recently via email about a personal situation that …

Intentional walking

November 27th, 2020


On today’s episode I am joined by Joyce Shulman. She is an author , recovering lawyer and the founder and CEO of 99 walks, an organization with the …

How To Succeed In Fitness During The Holidays: Q&A Part 1

November 19th, 2020


On today’s episode I’m going to be fielding questions from my Instagram stories. I asked people to let me know what kind of support they need during …

Is What I'm Doing Even Worth It? Making Your Workouts Work For You!

October 29th, 2020


In today's episode, I'm going to be fielding a question from a member of the Instagram fam! Cathy wrote in very frustrated with her workouts. Is she lifting heavy enough? Is she lifting long enough? When she starts …

I Want To Lose Weight but I Don't Actually Want to Change What I Eat.

October 22nd, 2020


On today's episode, I am joined by my new friend Karen. Last week I posted a question box on my Instagram stories and Karen wrote in and her words struck me. She asked "I want to lose weight but I don't actually want to …

Menopocalypse: Thriving During Menopause

October 15th, 2020


On todays episode I am joined by fitness and omen's health expert Amanda Thebe. Amanda Has a new book coming out this Sunday which just so happens to be World Menopause Day. Her book is titled Menopocalypse: How I …

I Can't Believe I Did That To Lose Weight!

October 8th, 2020


On today's episode, I am switching things up and turning over hosting duties to my friend and mentor Jordan Syatt! Now when you listen to the podcast each week you hear snippets, bits and pieces of my story, but I am …

I Exercise Every Single Day, So Why Am I Not Seeing Results?

October 1st, 2020


You have probably heard the age old adage you can't out train a bad diet. On todays episode I speak with a listen who exercises every single day and …

Intuitive Eating and Weight Loss. Can They Go Together?

September 24th, 2020


Today I will be tackling a listener's question."What are your views on intuitive eating and weight loss?" This is a controversial question, as many of those in the intuitive eating community do not approve of intuitive …

Should You Count Calories or Macros?

September 17th, 2020


In this episode, I answer questions that I have received in my DMs. Starting with this one, should I count calories or should I count macros and …

Juggling Your Fitness Goals & Covid Cyber Schooling.

September 10th, 2020


On today's solo episode I dive into current events and discuss the new roles we as parents have found ourselves placed in this year. Not only are we …

Health Over Everything

September 3rd, 2020


Abs and toned arms are cool, but you know what's cooler? Being healthy.  Today i'm joined by 53 year old fitness coach and author Pam Sherman. She …

Female Fitness: How To Know If Who You're Following Is Legit.

August 27th, 2020


The force is strong with the booty band brigade. So much fluff out there that won't actually help you reach the goals you are striving for. My friend Chad Hargrove (@chadhargrove1) and I sit down for a chat about the …

Perimenopower: Be the Hero, Not The Victim In Your Perimenopause Story

August 20th, 2020


Any woman who's been through the rocky terrain of perimenopause knows there are a lot of downsides.  Health and Lifestyle Author Katarina Wilk's book Perimenopower reminds us we don't have to be the victim in this …

Skinny Fat, What Is It? And How To Fix It.

August 13th, 2020


I talk about weight loss a lot here on the podcast. On today's episode we are tackling a different subject that you might be trying to solve with a …

I Eat Healthy, Why Can't I Lose Weight?

August 6th, 2020


Eating "clean" isn't getting you the results you expected. Why is that? 

How To Workout Over 40

July 30th, 2020


If you know strength training will give you the results you want: you want to look defined, you want to feel strong, move better & age well, but …

Lose Weight by Giving Yourself More Not Less

July 23rd, 2020


Registered Dietian & behavioral health expert Georgie Fear’s new book Give Yourself More is a science backed plan to lose weight while giving yourself more instead of the usual steaming pile of less, less, less: …

I Just Turned 50 & Can’t Lose Weight Anymore. Help!

July 9th, 2020


On today’s episode I’m joined by a new member of the big 5-0 club to chat about her struggles with weight loss. Is menopause stopping her? Is 50 a sentence to remain overweight? Let’s talk about it.

Long Haulers: The Covid 19 Story You Haven't Heard Yet

July 2nd, 2020


Fitness professional and author of the upcoming book Menopocalypse, Amanda Thebe, was in tip top shape when she fell ill with Covid in April. Twelve …

Desk Job Woes: Advice from a PMPT (post menopausal physical therapist)

June 18th, 2020


Physical therapist & coach Amy Rudolph (@amyrudolph832fitness) lays out practical advice for desk jockeys to feel your best. She also shares her …

“I Don’t Eat A Lot But I Still Can’t Lose Weight”

June 11th, 2020


It feels frustrating to not make progress when you genuinely feel like you’re just not eating that much. What the heck’s going on? I break down 4 likely reasons why *and* give you actionable steps to get the scale …

I Want To Get My Body Back

May 28th, 2020


Strength & nutrition coach Alessandra Cutnik (@alesssndracutnik) joins me & we talk about the common cry of women everywhere “how do I get my body back?!”

Why I Eat When I’m Full: Sydney’s Story

May 21st, 2020


Sydney thought she wanted to chat about intermittent fasting. That’s not where we ended up. Maybe you’ll relate to her story.

Why More Motivation Isn’t The Answer

May 15th, 2020


I’m joined today by Tammi, a busy homeschooling mom from Australia. We work through what’s been keeping her from making progress in her fitness …

Why I Don’t Recommend Weight Watchers

May 7th, 2020


I tried a lot of diets back in the day. Weight Watchers wasn’t even close to the worst (I explain in detail which one was!) I like some things about WW, But I have 2 fundamental problems with Weight Watchers that cause …

Is A Donut Calorie Really The Same As An Apple Calorie?

April 30th, 2020


On this episode I’m joined by Kim, a lovely New Yorker on the cusp of turning the big 5-0. We sit down to figure out why she’s struggling to lose weight. Is it the carbs? Is it her age? Is she not eating clean enough? …

How To Know If Your Workout’s Working

April 23rd, 2020


Is muscle soreness a reliable way to gauge how effective your workouts are? What is? Should you train when you’re sore?

PTSD, Anxiety, & Weight Loss

April 16th, 2020


Sharon messaged me to ask about when and how to adjust calories & macros as one loses weight. We hopped on a call to hash that out and along the way Sharon shared her story of overcoming trauma and how fitness helps …

Mind Management Strategies w/ Sarah Duff

April 3rd, 2020


Sarah Duff joins me to share powerful practical strategies to manage the 1000s of thoughts whizzing through your head each day so that you’re …

Worried About Weight Regain While On Corona Lockdown?

March 26th, 2020


Worry can be crippling. Action is empowering. There’s a lot you can’t control right now, but when it comes to your weight (and specifically the …

Corona Virus & Your Top Fitness Concerns

March 20th, 2020


We are living in a world that resembles nothing like our usual day to day lives. Your routines have been upended and your concerned about what this means for your fitness & nutrition goals. I tackle 3 big ones, …

How To Maintain Your Weight

March 12th, 2020


Weight loss is hard, no doubt about it. Equally as hard, if not harder is what comes next: weight maintenance. Yo-yoing back and forth between gaining weight and losing weight is a common pattern. In this episode my …

How To Know If You Need A Diet Break

March 5th, 2020


My guest Daisy & I cover a lot of ground in this episode: how to get better at chin ups, how to lose weight and get stronger at the same time and all about diet breaks. How to know if you need one, options to …

How To Get More Time

February 27th, 2020


In this episode I walk you through a handful of strategies to get control of your time so that you can smash your fitness goals. I talk time audits, …

Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

February 20th, 2020


In this episode I coach a woman named Alia. You might relate to her situation: for 6 months she’s had a high degree of effort but has little to show …

Just Love Yourself🙄

February 13th, 2020


If the advice to “just love yourself” leaves you cold you’re not alone. Many people hear that advice and think “ok, great. One more thing I’m failing …

Hot Topics- Super Bowl Half Time: Empowering or Objectifying? Whole 30: Science-based or Fad Diet?

February 5th, 2020


Nutritionist and Public Health Educator Amanda Howell (@amandahowellhealth on IG) joined me on episode 44 of the Fitness Simplified Podcast to unpack …

Does Weight Loss Food Have To Be Boring?

January 30th, 2020


Flavorless leaves and dry chicken. Is that what weight loss means to you? Does it have to be that way? Let’s talk about it!

Fatigue Eating: What to do if you overeat because you’re tired.

January 23rd, 2020


Like many people my guest Deborah is over-tired. She ends up in the pantry more than she’d like in an effort to get s but if energy to make it through her busy days. Sound familiar? Deborah and I tackle this issue from …

HRT...How safe is it?

January 16th, 2020


Dr Heather Hirsch ( is a menopause specialist at The Menopause & Midlife Clinic at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Today she explains: where the fear around Hormone Replacement Therapy comes …

4 Lies You Tell Yourself About Weight Loss (& how to cut through your own BS)

January 9th, 2020


4 Big Fibs you tell yourself about weight loss. I don’t want to be a spoiler, so I won’t give you any hints here other than to say - get out a pen and be ready to take notes. I have some good resources for you and a …

My Weight Loss A-ha Moment

January 2nd, 2020


Today I answer a l question from IG: “Was there a particular moment when everything just clicked & you knew you were on the right track?” Short …

7 Steps To Boost Your Confidence At The Gym

December 27th, 2019


Whether you’re a complete gym newbie or are returning after a hiatus, it’s normal to feel some nerves. On episode 39 coach Kurt Rawlins (@kurtrawlinsfitness on IG) joins me to share 7 steps to push past that …

Gut Health: What You Need To Know

December 18th, 2019


Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro (@vitaminphd on IG) is a gut health expert, owner of VitaminPhd Nutrition and a Renaissance Periodization coach. In this episode she shares: ✅How to know if your gut is healthy

✅ …

How To Stay On Track With Your Diet During The Holidays

November 22nd, 2019


The holidays are upon us! This doesn’t mean you should just wait till January 1 to think about your weight loss goal. In this episode I cover how to …

Night Time Eating

November 15th, 2019


Is eating at night inherently more fattening? What specifically can you do if you struggle with overeating at night. I give you 8 strategies to overcome night time overeating.

An Easy Fix To A Common Calorie Tracking Mistake

November 5th, 2019


There are a fistful of mistakes I see people making when calorie tracking. Some are more challenging to correct, but on today’s episode I discuss an …

How To Lose Weight Without Counting Calories

October 22nd, 2019


Calorie counting is education. I recommend most people track for at least a month to learn about their own diet.   For many people calorie counting …

Outsmart The Food Marketers!

October 10th, 2019


Non GMO! Gluten free! No added sugar! Clean! Guilt free! The packages are screaming at you from the shelves. Food marketers are throwing every bit of nutritional jargon at you in an attempt to get your money. How to …

Can You Lose Weight With Home Workouts?

September 25th, 2019


What are the secrets to a successful workout? Do you need a fancy gym or can you build the body you’re dreaming of at home? Link to workout:

How To Lose 100 lbs

September 11th, 2019


Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds, listen up! An incredible woman named Meri shares her story of losing 100 pounds, including practical tips on what she did daily, a bit of tough love you need to hear …

Weight Loss for Busy People

August 27th, 2019


Debra Duby (@debra_duby on IG) An 18 year veteran personal trainer of über busy professionals in New York City shares her best tips for getting in shape even when your life is jam-packed. You might say “I’m too busy,” …

Imperfect Eating with Jaclyn Ricchio Stover

July 22nd, 2019


If you’ve tried the no sugar/no white bread/no ice cream/no pizza/no anything that gives you pleasure approach to dieting and it’s failed you, give a listen to this episode to hear why eating imperfectly might be the …

How To Find The Right Diet For You!

June 26th, 2019


Confused about what diet will help you finally reach your goals? Puzzled by all of the contradictory claims about fitness & nutrition? My guest Alyssa Olenick (@littlelyssfitness on IG) lays out: 1. How to figure …

Just Tell Me What To Eat!

June 20th, 2019


Meal plans. Do they work? What are the pros and cons of meal plans? How can you create your own personalized meal plans?

How To Lose Weight Eating A Donut A Day

June 14th, 2019


Can that be possible? Can you lose weight AND enjoy daily donuts? Online coach Jared Hamilton joins me to talk about his recent Daily Donut challenge.

How To Tame Your Negative Thinking

June 4th, 2019


Dr. Lisa Lewis joins me to talk about various kinds of Negative Thinking: (catasrophizing, should-ing, all or nothing thinking) and strategies you …

How To Get Your Summer Body

May 15th, 2019


3 Things You Need To Know About Getting Your “Summer Body”

What Our Successful Clients Have In Common

May 8th, 2019


Weight loss is hard and the number of failed attempts is staggeringly high. Don’t let that discourage you! People *are* successful at weight loss …

The One Where We Share Our Biggest Struggles With You

April 26th, 2019


Struggling with things but feeling helpless?? You’re not alone! On this week’s episode of Decades of Strength, Sam, Nichole, and I discuss our …

Don’t Blame Your Genetics #22 w/Susan Niebergall

April 18th, 2019


“My genetics stink! Obesity runs in my family. I work at this. I work hard at this. I don’t coast.” - Susan Niebergall. There’s no question that genetics have an impact on both our health & our physiques. But... …

The Comparison Trap: Decades of Strength Episode 14

April 11th, 2019


We’ve all done it. We look at a sliver of someone else’s life; a teeny moment in the grand scheme of the whole and we measure the totality of our …

Lean Habits For Lifelong Weightloss with Georgie Fear

April 3rd, 2019


Episode 21 Listen in as Georgie & I discuss the 4 core habits that can help you lose weight.

Repairing Your Relationship With Food Decades of Strength Ep 13

March 27th, 2019


Do you feel anxious about food? Can you imagine a time when you could eat, lose weight & not stress about every single bite? On this week’s …

Decades of Strength Ep. 12: Things We Wish We Knew When We Started

March 14th, 2019


We all get to make our own mistakes, but there’s a lot to learn from hearing about the mistakes others have made. Listen in as Sam, Nichole, and I …

The One Thing You Shouldn’t Do When You’re In Pain with Dr. Jacob Harden

March 7th, 2019


Dr Jacob Harden on low back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain...If something hurts “Don’t do that” is kinda the go-to advice. What other options are …

How to Feel Good & Stay on Track When You Travel. Decades of Strength Ep 10

February 27th, 2019


Dieting + vacation often equals stress. “Will I lose all my progress?!” “What will I eat?!” “Should I count my calories?” Take a listen to hear Sam, …

Menopause: Surviving & Thriving

February 23rd, 2019


As a perimenopausal woman I can tell you these years, though challenging can still be some of the best years of your life. Amanda & I chat about the symptoms that have rocked our worlds & strategies to manage …

Self Care

February 13th, 2019


How do you cope with stress? If food or Netflix binges are your go-to we’ve got a few other options to elevate your self care. Sam, Nichole, & I …

You Can’t Mess Up

February 6th, 2019


In this Episode I’m joined by Jordan Syatt. Jordan’s a 5x World Record powerlifter, as well as an incredible coach. He’s helped 100’s, if not 1000’s of people to lose fat, get defined, improve their relationship with …

Fitness Isn’t One Size Fits All

January 31st, 2019


Decades of Strength Ep 9. There are lots of ways to train to get great results! Sam, Nichole & I share how we train- how often, what we do, how …

5 Things Every Middle Aged Woman Needs To Know About Lifting Weights

January 23rd, 2019


If you’re a woman over 40, here are 5 Things you need to know about lifting weights.

Fat Loss Essentials Decades of Strength Ep 8

January 16th, 2019


What’s a macro & why do they matter anyway? Everything you need to know about fats, carbs & protein. How much of each do you need? What are the best sources? We break it all down.

Ep 16 New Year’s Motivation with Carter Good

January 9th, 2019


If you’re feeling motivated to lose weight now that the new year’s here, let’s get that motivation channeled towards success! Fat loss coach Carter Good tells you how.

Decades of Strength Mythbusters Edition

December 27th, 2018


What happens if you eat carbs at night? If you’re not sweaty or sore after a workout was it a bad workout? Women & weights- will lifting make you …

Greatness Doesn’t Just Happen

December 19th, 2018


10x I.P.F. World Powerlifting Champion Jen Thompson. I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated by people who are the best at what they do. What makes them tick? Jen & I talk about what’s gone in to getting her to …

Goals: How To Make Them & Actually Achieve Them

December 12th, 2018


On this week’s episode of Decades of Strength we discuss strategies for goal setting, how to reach your goals, and our biggest secrets for achieving success - whether it be in your business, your fatloss journey or your …

Calories In Calories Out. Is Weight Loss Really That Simple? With Chad Hargrove

December 5th, 2018


Episode 13 Chad Hargrove and I discuss calories in/ calories out. Is weight loss really that simple?

Getting Back on Track After the Holidays - Decades of Strength Ep 5

November 28th, 2018


Did you fall off track after the holiday? Or are you worried about messing up or losing all your progress between Thanksgiving and Christmas? On …

Pee while running/lifting/jumping? Is that just how it is or is there a solution?

November 19th, 2018


Is stress incontinence just a normal part of life? Pelvic floor physiotherapist Chana Ross sheds some light on this sensitive subject.

Decades of Strength Ep 4 How to enjoy the holidays, remain sane & still lose weight.

November 12th, 2018


Is it possible to enjoy the holidays (including the food,) stay sane & still lose weight? YES!

How is Diet Culture Affecting You & Your Children & What You Can Do About It with Dana Suchow

November 5th, 2018


Ep 12 Dana Suchow, Eating Disorder Prevention Specialist talks about how you can help yourself (and your kids) overcome the negative effects of diet …

Decades of Strength: Why Being Strong is Fun & Empowering

October 31st, 2018


Does seeing yourself get stronger get you excited? On today’s episode, Sam and I recap our recent powerlifting competition where we both set new personal records and talk about our experience getting stronger when …

#11 How to Get Better Results by Managing Your Expectations

October 22nd, 2018


Coach Sarah Duff @sarahdufflifestyleandfitness talks about how managing your expectations and getting past perfectionism gets you better results.

Weight Loss Plateaus, Meal Prep & More

October 15th, 2018


The ladies of Decades of Strength help you figure out if you're in a weight loss plateau and if so, what to do about it. We also share our best meal prep tips and tricks.

Ep 10 How To Spot Fitness BS

October 8th, 2018


Nia Shanks joins me & breaks down some of the biggest fitness myths. We also talk about a different kind of before & after snapshot.

Behave Your Way To Fat Loss Success

October 1st, 2018


Leslie Hooper talks about Behaving your way to fat loss success, eliminating diet deprivation & what the 5% of people who are successful at …

Episode 8 Getting Out of a Fitness Rut with Amber Brueseke

September 24th, 2018


Amber Brueseke of @ biceps.after.babies walks you through 4 specific steps you can take to get out of a fitness rut

How to get fit without getting stressed out.

September 17th, 2018


Fitness & lifestyle coach Marci Nevin talks about how to take the stress out of getting fit. She also describes her personal fight with multiple …

The Decades of Strength Podcast

September 10th, 2018


The women of Decades of Strength: Sam Altieri, Nichole Guerrette, Kim Schlag, & Susan Niebergall talk about their own paths to getting fit & …

Episode 6: 5 Small Habits for Big Weight Loss Results

September 2nd, 2018


In this solo episode I share 5 small changes you can make today that can lead to big weight loss results.

Episode 5: How to Quit Yo-Yo Dieting & Get Strong

August 22nd, 2018


On today's episode I speak with my friend & fellow online fat loss coach Sam Alteri of Balance With Sam. Sam & I share our experiences with yo-yo dieting & how we finally stopped that nonsense. If you're in …

Social Eating Without Busting Your Calorie Bank

July 10th, 2018


How can you enjoy eating out & going to parties and still lose weight or maintain your progress? My guest Tracey also shares with us a whole …

Getting Lean & Not Getting Hung Up on The Scale

May 31st, 2018


If you have questions about losing weight you will so relate to Becky (@consistencyisthesecretsauce) Follow along as we hash out her questions about …

Coach Nik Reese: Motivation, Positivity & Killer Pineapples

May 18th, 2018


Holistic Online Fitness Coach Nik Reese talks about the 1 thing that can help you succeed at fat loss

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