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Episode Directory

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

  • 4/30/2014: Eat to Defy Your Age Listen Now
  • 4/23/2014: Can Hollywood Help You Age Actively? Ask Hit Comedy, Brooklyn Nine Nine actor Dirk Blocker and his personal trainer wife, Danielle Aubuchon Listen Now
  • 4/16/2014: Fat Loss: What Does and Doesnt Work? And we can prove it! Listen Now
  • 4/9/2014: Your Best Brain Might Be Ahead of You Listen Now
  • 4/2/2014: Rejuvenating Midlife Skin After Sunburn or Acne Listen Now

March 2014

Danielle Aubuchon

Danielle Aubuchon and Dirk Blocker met almost 30 years ago in an acting workshop. They’ve been madly in love ever since. Both their fathers were successful actors who passed along their profession’s joy. Danielle has acted in television, film, commercials, and on stage. She is also a certified personal trainer, yoga, and Pilates instructor with her own business, Alternative Fitness. Dirk grew up watching his dad (Dan Blocker, of Bonanza) play make believe for a living and decided that was a career path he could appreciate. Last year Dirk was cast in the new Fox hit sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as the clueless Detective Hitchcock. Brooklyn 9-9 was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Comedy, and show star, Andy Samberg took home “best actor in a comedy.” The show’s been renewed for a second season with Dirk elevated to regular cast member status. When not acting, teaching fitness, or training, Danielle and Dirk welcome life's adventures with their faithful canine & ethical advisor, Chester. View Guest page

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Dr. James Beckman

Dr. James Beckman was raised in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. After earning a college degree in chemistry, he completed medical school and surgery residency focusing on plastic and reconstructive surgery. His interest in skin care led him to found Therapon, maker of Theraderm Clinical Skin Care products. After years of practicing medicine and treating burn patients, Dr. Beckman recognized the need to restore mobility and softness to skin-grafted hands. His knowledge of chemistry and skin physiology led to his creation of the “ultimate skin cream” in 1988. During research on the cream, a new secret ingredient was discovered that erased fine wrinkles and restored aging facial skin. Dr. Beckman’s patients have included movie stars, pageant winners, and several of the richest women in the world; however his commitment is to provide world class products affordable for any person. Therapon continues to advance research on skin protection and restoration. View Guest page

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Beth Blakely

Beth Blakely joined Vibrant Nation http://www.vibrantnation.com/ in 2008 where she helped grow the membership to over 100,000. Most recently she helped build the Vibrant Influencer Network http://www.vibrantnation.com/vibrant-influencer-network/ comprised of over 1400 women with a combined blog and social media reach of over 5MM – and growing! In previous lives, Beth was part of the marketing team at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, and spent nearly 8 years with TechRepublic, a publishing company in the tech industry, where she worked as part of the product development team charged with increasing and engaging membership. Beth lives with her vibrant almost-13-year-old daughter, a chihuahua named Jiffy, and Jay the puggle. In the past year, Beth has released over 35 pounds by eating sensibly and exploring fun forms of exercise like Yoga, Nia, and most recently, hula hoop dancing. View Guest page

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Dirk Blocker

Dirk Blocker and Danielle Aubuchon met almost 30 years ago in an acting workshop. They’ve been madly in love ever since. Both their fathers were successful actors who passed along their profession’s joy. Danielle has acted in television, film, commercials, and on stage. She is also a certified personal trainer, yoga, and Pilates instructor with her own business, Alternative Fitness. Dirk grew up watching his dad (Dan Blocker, of Bonanza) play make believe for a living and decided that was a career path he could appreciate. Last year Dirk was cast in the new Fox hit sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as the clueless Detective Hitchcock. Brooklyn 9-9 was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Comedy, and show star, Andy Samberg took home “best actor in a comedy.” The show’s been renewed for a second season with Dirk elevated to regular cast member status. When not acting, teaching fitness, or training, Danielle and Dirk welcome life's adventures with their faithful canine & ethical advisor, Chester. View Guest page

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Eating In Color

Amy Goyer

Amy Goyer is an aging and families expert, specializing in caregiving, grandparenting and multigenerational issues. An author, speaker, consultant and AARP's Family and Caregiving Expert www.aarp.org/caregiving , she is a recognized media authority, including interviews for ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, The New York Times, Washington Post & People. She’s been an advocate for older adults, children and families for more than 30 years at the local, state, national & international levels before joining AARP. Amy www.aarp.org/amygoyer is the author of numerous publications, including Things to Do Now That You’re…a Grandparent and AARP’s Juggling Work and Caregiving. A passionate champion for caregivers, she’s been one her entire adult life. It’s been her joy to be primary caregiver for her parents, Robert, 90, who has Alzheimer’s, and Patricia who passed Oct. 2013 at age 87. Her Dad and his service dog, Mr. Jackson live with her in Chandler, Arizona, though she commutes to Washington, DC regularly. View Guest page

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Tamara Grand

Tamara Grand is a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, freelance writer and author of the newly released Ultimate Booty Workouts. She’s also the voice behind the popular fitness and healthy lifestyle blog Fitknitchick, where she regularly shares free workouts, exercise tricks, clean eating recipes and motivational tips. Tamara’s writing is often fueled by research developments in the health and fitness fields; with a PhD in Biology, she’s uniquely capable of translating scientific jargon into language we can all understand and use. Although Tamara has trained clients of all ages and fitness levels, she’s particularly passionate about helping women in their 40s and 50s identify and pursue their own unique health and fitness goals. As a MenoFitness graduate, much of her recent writing has focused on the hormonal causes of weight gain around menopause, including the essays “Why nutrition matters even more now” and “Exercise for hormonal balance”. View Guest page

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Dr. Cynthia Green

Psychologist Dr. Cynthia Green, is one of the foremost memory fitness and brain health experts in the U.S., a sought-after speaker, and author of five books on memory performance and brain fitness including the recently released Your Best Brain Ever with National Geographic Books, named a “2013 Top Guide to Life After 50” by the Wall Street Journal. She is also president of Memory Arts LLC, a company she founded in 2000 to promote brain health education, and founder of the Total Brain Health® training programs. As well, she has served on the faculty of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in N.Y. since 1990, where she is currently an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry. You can reach her at http://cynthiagreenphd.com/ to find out more about improving your brain health or to book her to speak at your get together. http://cynthiagreenphd.com/about/ http://astore.amazon.com/totbrahea-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=1 View Guest page

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Sharon Greenthal

Sharon Greenthal is Editor-in-chief and co-founder of Midlife Boulevard http://midlifeboulevard.com/ , a unique online magazine offering midlife women fresh content on a daily basis from hundreds of contributors. Herself a writer, Sharon’s personal blog, Empty House Full Mind http://www.emptyhousefullmind.com/ launched in August of 2011. A contributor to the Huffington Post and Purple Clover, she believes social media can greatly enhance the lives of those 50+. The mother of 2 grown kids, Sharon lives in Los Alamitos, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau. View Guest page

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Maureen "Mo" Hagan

An international award winning fitness instructor and program director, Maureen Hagan is a licensed physiotherapist (BScPT) and Physical Health Educator (BA PE). She holds certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), canfitpro, Les Mills and YogaFit. Known in the industry as "Mo," she has been teaching, training and travelling the world since 1991, sharing her passion, innovation, and knowledge of fitness and health. Known for inspiring fitness professionals and consumers of all ages, Mo’s particular passion is helping midlife women take good care of themselves. Mo is Education Director for canfitpro, Vice President of Operations for GoodLife Fitness in Canada, and an author and speaker who can be found around the world presenting her programs on training for baby boomers and at www.mohagan.com View Guest page

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James O. Hill, Ph.D.

James O. Hill, Ph.D. is Anschutz Professor and Founding Executive Director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado. He holds a Ph.D.from the University of New Hampshire in Physiological Psychology. A member of the NIH Expert Panel on Obesity that developed first U.S guidelines for the treatment and prevention of obesity, he has published more than 500 scientific articles and book chapters on the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in weight management. Perhaps he is best known as the author of State of Slim and cofounder of the National Weight Control Registry, a registry of individuals who have been successful maintaining reduced body weight. He is also co-founder of America on the Move, a national weight gain prevention initiative that aims to inspire Americans to make small changes to prevent weight gain. View Guest page

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Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD is the Program Coordinator of Exercise Science and Researcher at the University of New Mexico where he won the “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” award. Len was honored with the 2009 Canadian Fitness Professional “Specialty Presenter of the Year” award and chosen as the American Council on Exercise 2006 "Fitness Educator of the Year.” Recipient of the prestigious Canadian Fitness Professional “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the “Global Award” from the Aquatic Exercise Association, Len is also known for his extensive research on fat burning, exercise, and the benefits of movement. Recognized as one of the best presenters in the fitness industry, he is known for his energy, humor, upbeat approach, and ability to make science based research understandable and even fun! View Guest page

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Frances Largeman-Roth

Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, is a best selling author and nationally recognized health expert, who has helped thousands of women across America lose weight and feel incredible with her healthy recipes and smart diet and nutrition advice. Frances was the Food and Nutrition Director at Health magazine for nearly eight years. Prior to that, she was part of the editorial team at the Discovery Health Channel, and also held the post of managing editor at FoodFit.com. Passionate about helping people make the right choices to lead healthier, more active lives, Frances provides real world advice and motivation to reach your goals. A frequent guest on national TV, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The Talk, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, she has also lent her expertise as a judge for Food Network Challenge and The James Beard Awards. You can keep up with Frances on her blog and follow her on Twitter @francesLRothRD. View Guest page

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Dr. Michael Luan

Dr. Michael Luan, D.C. is a Body Communications Coach, Consultant and Speaker. His teaching uniquely blends identifying body patterns, integrating the neurology, understanding motivation, and offering innovative solutions. He teaches his clients simple methods to improve their health, posture, biomechanics, movements, and body shape. His focus is on individuals or groups undergoing change or transition. A Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Michael also holds a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from USC. His philosophy? Form follows energy. http://www.michaelluan.com/ View Guest page

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Midlife Boulevard

Colin Milner

Colin Milner is CEO of the International Council on Active Aging ( www.icaa.cc ) and founder of the active-aging industry in North America. Milner is also a leading authority on the health and well-being of the older adult. For the past six years, the World Economic Forum has invited him to serve on its Network of Global Agenda Councils, recognizing him as one of "the most innovative and influential minds" in the world on aging-related topics. Rumor has it that he is so inspired by his work that he brings magnetic joy, enthusiasm, and humor to his interviews. View Guest page

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Anne Parris

Anne Parris, Managing Partner and co-founder of Midlife Boulevard, https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewomenofmidlife/ is a recovering corporate accountant. She tries to mix humor, kindness, and professionalism in everything she does. Anne handles the advertising and brand partnerships for Midlife Boulevard. You can also find her blogging at Not A Super Mom http://www.notasupermom.com/ View Guest page

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Dr. John Ratey

John Ratey, MD, known for his droll wit, is an Assoc. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a research synthesizer, and bestselling author. His new book Go Wild, examines our genetic roots and their influence on our health, happiness, and psychology in a modern world. With Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain, Dr. Ratey established himself as a leading expert in the brain-fitness connection. A sought after speaker, he has embarked on a worldwide mission to encourage people to exercise for peak performance and optimum mental health. Dr. Ratey lectures throughout the nation and globe, serving as advisor to the President Of Taiwan, The Alberta, Canada legislature, and Utah Government. Consistently named by peers as one of the Best Doctors in America, Dr. Ratey is Reebok's Ambassador for Active Kids, Advisor to the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness Activity and Sport, and Adjunct Professor at Taiwan National Sports Univ. View Guest page

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Fat Loss: What Does and Doesnt Work? And we can prove it!

April 16, 2014
Hosted by Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA

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Trying to lose fat? Obesity is one of our most serious public health concerns, according to today’s guest, Dr James Hill. Years of evidence tell us what DOESN’T work to prevent weight gain and to reduce body fat. But what does work? What do successful weight losers have in common? The adage “calories in, calories out” is no longer sufficient to help people. Exercise and a healthy diet are a good start, but also not the whole picture. Listen in for proven strategies that address the total picture of weight loss, including surprising and sneaky saboteurs. Get your solutions directly from one of the world’s top obesity experts and author of State of Slim

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Active Aging for Boom Chicka Boomers

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Midlife women, are you ready to laugh and learn as you get relevant information about aging actively? Enhance your fitness, advance your health, lose weight, improve your diet, gain energy, increase your brain power, or even correct your posture with international fitness pros, Alexandra and Kymberly. We baby boomers want to be active, yet protect our bodies. Our goal is to share targeted, age appropriate, expert information that leads you into the second half of life with vitality. This show offers actions you can take today to make positive, realistic changes. Guests share ways for you to progress toward your goals with an eye to avoiding pain. Exercise is fun once you discover the activities that work for YOU.

A fountain of youth exists and its name is Movement. Small steps lead to big changes. Strength training, cardio activity, stretching, and sleep have something in common. They make you smarter, stronger, slimmer, sexier, healthier, and taller. We’ll tell you how.

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Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA

Fitness professionals, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA are twins and proud baby boomers. They have been in the exercise industry since the first aerobics studio opened in Europe--with them--before leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their international fitness experience spans land, sea, and airwaves. Together they bring their knowledge and upbeat style to their blog Fun And Fit: Healthy Living for Boom Chicka Boomers and to events.

Alexandra has been teaching, writing, editing, and speaking about fitness for over 30 years. Certified by the American Council on Exercise since 1986, she is currently on staff in the exercise studies department at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), and is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association. With an advanced degree in systemic counseling, and years as a radio DJ in Santa Barbara County, Alexandra knows the power and joy of words.

Kymberly has taught fitness to more than 20,000 participants on 4 continents in 4 languages for more than 3 decades. Former faculty at UCSB in both the Dept of Exercise & Sports Studies and English, Kymberly has put her Master's Degree in English to good use publishing articles, co-writing the fitness advice blog, FunandFit.org, speaking at events, and serving as inaugural editor for a professional publication. She teaches exercise classes in Santa Barbara, CA, where she continues to encourage people to reap the benefits of movement.

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