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9 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
#MindsetMonday 2: Do I focus on the goal or the obstacle?
Monday Mindset is a short episode delivered to you to help you start your week off with strength and courage for the week ahead or just a dose of inspiration to reignite your fire for life.Why should you focus on the obstacle NOT the goal?Today I am bringing you some advice I've been leaning into in order for me to stay present and intentional with my life during quarantine and fitness journey in general!Action Step: Take a moment to step back and check in with your present moment! What do YOU really want because the world tells you!Let's connect on social @annalisarenefit and tell me and/or let me know what you found most helpful in this episode!
28 minutes | May 29, 2020
Episode 15: Your class script will lead the way!
Friday episodes are coming to you with more information and ways to help you become masterful as an instructor in your journey. I will be giving you my own tips along with inviting special guests on these episodes to share their insights from hands-on experience in the field of a fitness profession and career. In this episode, I am talking all about your class script as an instructor and how having it will help you relieve stress and teach your class with ease. I break down each step of my personal process and how to dig deep into the script to create an experience.Let's connect on social @zjannalisarene and tell me and/or let me know what you will be adding to your class script or something that you learned from this episode!
19 minutes | May 19, 2020
#MondayMindset: Why recovery is a game changer!
Monday Mindset is a short episode delivered to you to help you start your week off with strength and courage for the week ahead or just a dose of inspiration to reignite your fire for life.So there's a crazy event planned and you have NO recovery time after....Today I am bringing you some advice I've been leaning into in order to stay healthy, strong and active without injury as a fitness professional. This weekend I had a 3-hour jam session which meant I practiced for hours on end to get ready for the big event. The bottom line, you NEED recovery or you'll be out of the game sooner than later! How do you recover after a big day or even class? Let's connect on social @zjannalisa and tell me and/or let me know what you found most helpful in this episode!
6 minutes | May 11, 2020
All your "numbers" are heartbeats.
Monday Mindset is a short episode delivered to you to help you start your week off with strength and courage for the week ahead or just a dose of inspiration to reignite your fire for life.Today I am hopping onto the podcast for Monday Mindset and giving you an alternative outlook on class numbers and business. In the midst of it all, we must remember that every single person that enters our "room" via in-person or the virtual experience we are currently living in, is a heartbeat to this world. My question for you is: How are you adding value to their lives and how will you exchange your energy to make the world a better place for everyone?Connect with me on Instagram & Facebook at Cultivating Minds PodcastAnnalisa: @zjannalisafitspo
22 minutes | May 7, 2020
"Re-script your quarantine"
How are you re-scripting your quarantine?The show is back after a short hiatus to hone our skills as fitness professionals with some incredible opportunities we received! I wanted to jump back on with a quick episode to chat with you all about some of the ways I have been re-scripting my life.Here are a few highlights from the show:“Re-choose your life every day.”“Your planning success script”“How to plan a teaching schedule that is going to bring out your particular type of magic.”“Finding joy in the midst of chaos and how it can help you on the other side.”Action Steps:1. Choose something to add to your planning success script2. Pencil in some time to grow, learn, and create a pre-class ritual!3. Start recognizing what brings you joy and lean into more of that in your life.Connect with me on Instagram & Facebook at Cultivating Minds Podcast or come hang out with my everyday life IG @zjannalisa
25 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Healthy Looks Different on Every BODY
In this episode we are together for the first time since we started the podcast! We are discussing “do looks really matter” as a fitness professional. It’s controversial, it’s raw and it’s something we want you to debunk in your mind. We want you to remember-- Healthy looks different on every single person!< Content starts at 1:57 >In this episode we chat about:The transition from teaching dance fitness to pilates, boot camp, cycle etc.How learning to feel good within rather than chasing outsider’s opinionsWhat taught me “lifestyle” vs “fad diets” Loving the way you move through life and working out for lifeUsing your cueing in your class to uplift students and focus on body imageThe new before & after pictureEmpowering your students before they leave your classAction StepsUnfollow people who do not make you feel goodCatch yourself when you are body shaming and SHUT IT DOWN by replacing it with something positiveChallenge yourself to give positive body cues in classFind us on Instagram & Facebook at Cultivating Minds PodcastAnnalisa: @zjannalisafitspoMaria: @theinnerrythmn
26 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
Commute to Class - Tips for teaching your first fitness class!
In this episode we are talking about how to get through teaching your first fitness class.< Content starts at 11:30 >In this episode:Create a pre-class playlistHave a class introductionHandling mistakesPractice cueing outloudArrive early and make sure that your systems are workingKeep things light and smileEmbrace feedback- learn from itTake time to discover yourselfFind us:Instagram: @cultivatingmindspodcast@theinnerrhythm@zjannalisafitspo
38 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Secrets to Preventing Injuries
In this episode we are talking about how we prevent overuse injuries as fitness professionals.< Content starts at 2:15 >In this episode:Importance of training in all planes of motionNeural training for injury preventionWhy sleep is importantThe importance of balance trainingWhy standard advice to “eat less and move more” is falseHow stress plays a role in injury preventionThe importance of the sunFocusing on the kinetic chain and how the body is connectedAction Steps:Foam roll - IntelliRole: https://intelliroll.com (use code: #STRENGTHOFADANCER at checkout)Check in with your body before and after meals and figure out what your body is asking forFind us on Instagram:@cultivatingmindspodcast@theinnerrhythm@zjannalisafitspoFind us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/cultivatingmindspodcast
44 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
Maria and Annalisa's Journey to Master Trainer and Zumba Jammer!
Today we are sharing both of our journeys to becoming Master Trainer & Zumba Jammer.Annalisa started her journey in 2011 in Chico, California. When she moved from Chico to Sacramento, she took her first Jam session! This experience lighted her passion to lift others up and remind them that they can achieve the unthinkable.Maria started her journey in college at the University of California Santa Barbara teaching step aerobics. She started following Cassey on YouTube because she loved her energy! After hearing that POP Pilates was going to become a live group fitness class, she knew she wanted to become an instructor and inspire the world with “good vibes only!”In this episode we talk about:The importance of staying focused in your journeyIgnoring the negative environment determined to hold you backCan’t is NOT a word in our vocabularyThe struggles of discovering “YOU” How educating yourself will change the gameAlways being a student to challenge yourself Advice for instructors wanting to take the next step in their careerHow “no” isn’t the end of your journeyAction step & tips for success: EducationRecord yourself Visualization Stay positiveThings we talked about: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.comhttps://www.zumba.comhttps://www.poppilateslife.com
52 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
Mentality in Motion - With Guest Ramon Blankenship
Today we are speaking with Ramon Blankenship about his journey as a fitness professional. Ramon’s constant questioning of “why” towards life at a very young age led him to pursue a career in fitness. Fighting in the ring taught him to push himself past his own limits. After injuring himself, he found Kelly Starrett Mobility WOD and learned to own his injuries. This spurred him to start his journey into personal training.Ramon is a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and metabolic assessment specialist.During our interview with Ramon, you will hear:His training approachThings to look for in mobilityHow he incorporates the “why” within his trainingHis nutrition philosophy“When the teacher is ready, the student will appear” ~BuddhaRamon’s tips for success:Be more authentically you Take a look at your positions throughout the day and remedy every position with its counter movementTry box breathingTrack your sleep cycleFind Ramon Here:https://www.instagram.com/ramonblankenship/?hl=enhttps://games.crossfit.com/athlete/132639https://www.linkedin.com/in/labnasiumThings we talked about:https://www.mobilitywod.comhttps://www.functionalmovement.comhttps://www.sleepcycle.com
18 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
Foundational Nutrition: Macronutrients
Maria is sharing the importance of all 3 macronutrients: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.In her nutrition practice, Maria helps clients living with mental health issues with specific dietary, lifestyle changes, and targeted supplementation. Visit www.innerrhythm.com for more information.In this episode you will learn:Why we need all 3 macronutrientsHow to figure out the best macronutrient ratio for your bodyExamples of nutrient dense foods to add to your plateAction Step:Play with your ratio of carbs:fats:protein to find the best ratio for your body.Connect w/ us: on Instagram@cultivatingmindspodcast@zjannalisafitspo@theinnerrhythm
37 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
How to Optimize Your Mental Health
Today, we are talking about how to optimize your mental health naturally.In her nutrition practice, Maria helps clients living with mental health issues with very specific dietary, lifestyles changes, and targeted supplementation. Visit www.innerrhythm.com for more information.2 things you can do nutritionally to support optimal mental health:Add anti-oxidant rich foodsNature to nourish the microbiomeAnnalisa helps clients, students & instructors with mental health issues on learning how to “love” the workout they are doing, their everyday lifestyle and movement that will bring clarity to their mind and life. Visit https://www.trainerize.me/profile/transformwithannalisa/Annalisa.Brown for more information.3 things that will help benefit your mental health in your fitness routine:LOVE you workouts!Establish a daily routineMove well, move oftenLinks:MegaBurn:https://www.megaburnfitness.comOrganic Purity Coffee:https://puritycoffee.com/ref/579/Action Steps:Focus on removing gluten for 3 days and see if you notice a difference in your mental health, brain fog, or sleep.Add in one morning habit that will change the day in a positive way
27 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
Commute to Class - Preparing for an all-day fitness training
In this episode, we are sharing ways we prepare for an all-day fitness training!Action Steps - The next time you are at an instructor training...Hydrate: add BCAAs and electrolytes to your waterBCAAsMyofascial release balls!Tune Up Fitness Therapy BallsIntelliRole (use code: #STRENGTHOFADANCER at checkout)If you haven't been to a fitness training in a while, go sign-up for one!Work One on One With Us:Nutritional Therapy with Maria online or in Beaverton, OR: www.innerrhythm.comOnline Personal Training with Annalisa: https://www.trainerize.me/profile/transformwithannalisa/Annalisa.Brown
24 minutes | May 27, 2019
Commute to Class - What's in our gym bags?
Annalisa and Maria share what is in their gym bags when they head out to teach a class!Work With Us:Online Nutritional Therapy with Maria: www.innerrhythm.comOnline Personal Training with Annalisa: https://www.trainerize.me/profile/transformwithannalisa/Annalisa.BrownGym Bag Highlights:Belkin Dongle for iphoneTune Up Fitness therapy BallsOrganic Body Cleansing WipesManuka Honey LozengesFitness Instructor Mic CoversBlack Mic BeltFun Colors Mic BeltsCoconut Mint ChapstickFitness BandsBusiness CardsBCAAsNatural Deodorant SpraySafer Skincare that Maria UsesAction Step:See what is inside your instructor bag, and make you have all the essentials! Let us know on Instagram (@cultivating.minds) what we need to add to our bags!
70 minutes | May 20, 2019
Recovery for the Fitness Professional
Today, we are talking about recovery for the fitness professional!In this episode:5 Ways to Nutritionally Recover after teaching:Eat watermelon!Consume sufficient carbohydrates to support metabolism, restore muscle glycogen, and recover from exerciseAdd collagenAdd magnesiumNatural Calm (magnesium citrate)Add more fruits and vegetables to your meals and snacks4 Ways to Functionally Recover after teaching:Add BCAAS (Branched Chain Amino Acids)Increase sleep and restAdd myofascial releaseIntelliRole: https://intelliroll.com (use code: #STRENGTHOFADANCER at checkout)Add pre and post movements to your workoutAction Steps:Pick 1 item to focus on nutritionally and functionally and add it to your daily routine. Once you have the hang of 2 habits, try adding 2 more!...Leave us a review and let us know what you love about this episode!
27 minutes | May 12, 2019
Instructor Burnout vs. Filling Your Cup
In this episode we are talking about our experiences with fitness instructor burnout, how we overcame our burnout, and what we do to combat future burnout. It is important to take care of yourself everyday and "fill your cup!"Meet your hosts Annalisa and Maria! Annalisa is a personal trainer specializing in functional movement, Zumba Jammer (choreographer), fitness model, and group fitness instructor. Maria is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Pop Pilates Master Trainer, and group fitness instructor. Both Annalisa and Maria have had over a decade of experience in the fitness industry.The Cultivating Minds Podcast is a place for fitness professionals to learn, grow, and inspire each other. Every Monday we will be bringing you instructor mastery, holistic inspiration, and functional mobility tips to level up your teaching game and life!What you can expect:Topics related to fitness professionalsOur personal group fitness instructor experiencesInterviewing amazing and inspiring fitness professionalsHelpful tips to grow your class, help your students, and become successful in your fitness fieldQuick episodes you can listen to on your way to and from classLonger episodes with knowledge bombs and/or interviews
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