LOL 009: Better Beauty and Why You Knowing What Is In You Beauty Products Matters with Kristen Runvik


LOL 009: Better Beauty and Why You Knowing What Is In You Beauty Products Matters with Kristen Runvik

In today's episode, I sat down with Kristen Runvik, the founder of Lagom Body Co. to chat about better beauty and why knowing what is in your beauty products matters. Kristen also shared with us her story on how she started and why. You'll also love learning that Lagom is a company that does good through carefully sourced products and giving back to charity through each product purchase.

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: John Trim
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 008: Taking Meal Prep to the Next Level with Megan Benedict Boss Babe of Fit Kitchen Direct


LOL 008: Taking Meal Prep to the Next Level with Megan Benedict Boss Babe of Fit Kitchen Direct

So how does a trainer become a meal prep pro that's feeding and fueling Portland?

In today's episode, I sat down with Megan Benedict, the founder and Boss Babe of Fit Kitchen Direct to find out. Fit Kitchen Direct a company that will bring healthy prepared meals right to your front door! We chatted about the lessons learned from entrepreneurship, meal prepping and how Fit Kitchen Direct is changing lives in Portland, OR.

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: John Trim
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 007: Lessons from a Backpack Business with Alden Blease


So how does a runway model start making a vegan energy bar?

In today's episode, I sat down with Alden Blease, the founder of Redd Bar, to find out. We chatted about the lessons learned from a Backpack Business

When Alden first created the very first Redd bar, he wasn’t trying to create an innovative food startup, he was just broke after running out of his college meal plan. Over time, Redd Bar has grown in popularity and is a bar that is optimized for taste and functionality. 

 

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: Valerie Fidan
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 006: Living Authentically with Amy Buglione


Welcome to Episode 5! In today's episode, we are chatting with Amy Buglione. Amy is part of the Skout Backcountry team and is a wilderness adventure seeker, nutrition, doula, health enthusiast. We sat down to chat with Amy about living authentically and her journey to getting there. She shares with us her story about taking leaps and why welcoming new opportunities, experiences, and perspectives can change your life. 


Show Notes

  • Intro
  • Taking risks and getting out of your comfort zone 3:00
  • Abundance and vulnerability 6:00
  • Taking the biggest risk to hike the Pacific Coast Trail 9:20
  • Starting a Food Cart business and knowing when it was time to talk away 11:19
  • Journaling to help find your passions 14:50
  • Your A Badass 22:00
  • Journaling and Amy's method 28:00
  • The Five Minute Journal 36:00

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan and Carolynn Koznarsky
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: Valerie Fidan
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 005: Shannon Conley Founder Urban Waxx Talks Entrepreneurship

Show Notes

  • Intro
  • Willamette Week's Best of 2017  2:20
  • Starting of UrbanWaxx the who, what and why 3:40
  • Entrepreneurs - filling the gap in an industry and doing it better 7:08
  • Imposter syndrome and how entrepreneurs can get over it 15:00
  • Lessons about accountability when you mess up 25:00
  • UrbanWaxx is growing and now has 90 employees 28:00
  • Building an amazing work environment that employees love 29:00
  • Fresh Wipes and Serum line of products 37:00
  • Booking an appointment through the UrbanWaxx website or App 41:00
  • UrbanWaxx experience and a feel Q&A on their site - 42:00
  • What a newbie can expect with their first waxing 43:00
  • Focusing on what you are good at and surprising yourself with people that compliment your skills - 50:34
  • Wrap up and where UrbanWaxx is going in 2019 - 52:00

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan and Carolynn Koznarsky
Recorded on location at Megaburn Fitness - Hillsboro, OR
Editing & Mixing by: Valerie Fidan
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 004: Chatting with Sarah Boam of Stella's Kitchen About Meal Preps & The Importance of Food Quality

This episode was previously recorded under Fit Life PDX.


Show Notes

  • Intro
  • Katie Graham at Nutritshop Hillsboro InBody Scan to calculate macros 13:05
  • Whole30 Certified and Approved 30 13:40
  • Works with all types of customers from busy parents to athletes 17:00
  • Documentary: What The Health  (Available on Netflix) 18:40
  • Why quality of ingredients matter 20:00
  • Sara brings in her background in microbiology into the kitchen 20:45
  • Marion Farms ad local farmers and why it’s important to get to know your suppliers 22:37
  • Organic and small farms ad support them 23:40
  • Why it’s important to buy quality eggs and meat 24:00
  • Most popular meal 33:32 
  • Stella’s Kitchen on Instagram (@stellaskitchenco) 35:00
  • New menu goes up on Tuesday. 39:30
  • Health Hacking recipes from magazines 37:00
  • 10% Coupon code ‘SK2017’

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan and Carolynn Koznarsky
Recorded on location at Megaburn Fitness - Hillsboro, OR
Editing & Mixing by: Valerie Fidan
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 003: Talking Sports Nutrition, Macros, and Supplements with Katie Graham

This episode was previously recorded under Fit Life PDX.


In this episode, we chat with Katie Graham, co-owner of Nutritshop in Hillsboro, OR. Katie is a certified nutritionist and expert in fitness. We talk about all things sports nutrition, macros, and supplements for females.


Show Notes

What got Katie into nutrition [01:47]

Balanced macros and why they are so important to a fitness diet

Meals: What you should eat before and after a workout? [3:52]

Macros and how much for protein, carbs, and fat [4:00]

Fat and grams in an avocado [4:31]

Carbs and what type of carbs you need throughout your day [6:00]

What supplements should I have before, during and after a training session? [8:00]

Talk BCAA, Glutamate, and Protein
Beta Ball [8:13]

Where you source your supplements is important [13:00]

Difference Between an Isolate and a blend [20:52]

Collagen supplementation [23:00]

Types of Collagen supplementation and what you need [24:00]

Keto, Bulletproof Diet, and sports nutrition [25:47]

PCOS and high-fat diet [28:20]

Bulletproof Diet and BulletproodCoffee [30:00]

Chocolate Mint Protein Coffee [32:37]

InBodies for tracking full body composition  [33:00]

IF and how to incorporate [37:34]

HMB and BCAAs important to take while practicing IF [40:37]

Women and supplementation [42:00]

Carolynn’s favorite PM supplements — LEUTOR-PM™ is an advanced nighttime formula containing ActiveTR™time-released L-Leucine), GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) and other sought after nighttime ingredients. [44:25]


For more information or to plan a visit to Nutrishop, visit them at www.nutrishophillsboro.com or Instagram, @NutritshopHillsoro.

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan and Carolynn Koznarsky
Recorded on location at Megaburn Fitness - Hillsboro, OR
Editing & Mixing by: Valerie Fidan
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 002: How To Survive Your First Megaformer Class with Ellie Goodwin

This episode was previously recorded under Fit Life PDX.



Talking fitness with Lagree Fitness Megaformer Master Instructor and Megaburn Fitness owner Ellie Goodwin. Ellie shares with us the run down to surviving your first megformer class to what got her into teaching.

Show Notes

  • Let's get acquainted: Meet Ellie Goodwin
  • What to expect in your first Megaformer class
  • Embracing the shake
  • Why the Megaformer is a great workout
  • Growing and challenging yourself in class
  • Fit Life x Megaburn Pop-Up benefiting Dress For Success
  • Top knots, rose, and a nickname
  • Read More: How To Survive Your First Megaformer Class

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan and Carolynn Koznarsky
Recorded on location at Megaburn Fitness - Hillsboro, OR
Editing & Mixing by: Valerie Fidan
Theme music by: HimProduction

LOL 001: Welcome to Living Out Loud!

Welcome to Living Out Loud (LOL)! LOL is a podcast about living vibrantly. Each week, I'm bringing you episodes with interesting interviews and guests in the health and wellness industry. This is a breeding ground for ideas and excitement for a balanced and inspired lifestyle for living out loud!


Podcast Created and Hosted by: Valerie Fidan
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: Valerie Fidan
Theme music by: HimProduction

 

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