Fitness

Come Dance with Nancy Hays

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 20, 2020 /

We had the pleasure of speaking and dancing with Nancy Hays. She is a talented dancer, singer, songwriter and entertainer who runs several different companies and websites. We doubt there is anything she cannot do. She has appeared on several TV shows as a dance instructor, (and even taught Mario Lopez how to Salsa!) and…

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Chris & Parisa Shelton: QiGong for Mind, Body, Spirit

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 12, 2020 /

Today we speak with Chris and Parisa Shelton about their QiGong practice. Chris is a certified QiGong practitioner,  and with Parissa, they own Morning Crane Healing Arts Centers in San Jose CA, and Burbank CA.  Qigong (pronounced Chi Gung) is an ancient (5,000+-year-old) ancient practice that uses meditation, slow deliberate, intentional movements, and breathwork and…

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Ana Caban – Finding Your Purpose

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 5, 2020 /

Today meet Ana Caban, one of America’s leading Pilates instructors who has sold over 25 million dollars of fitness dvds and streaming workouts. Ana has been featured in many different media outlets; InStyle Magazine called her “a star Pilates instructor” and Martha Stewart Radio called her “the fitness guru to propel you into shape”. During…

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Janice Jaicks of FitnessFest: Making the Pool Cool

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / September 21, 2020 /

Today we speak with Janice Jaicks founder of FitnessFest which is a user-friendly convention for people to learn, participate, and receive continuing education units.  Janice has been teaching water aerobics for 35 years. She teaches professionals how to teach various populations and people of all ages with a safe and effective program. Janice is bringing…

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Tom Jones Ultra -Endurance Athlete & Speaker “NEVER GIVE UP OR GIVE IN”

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / September 14, 2020 /

Annie & Gretchen had the privilege of interviewing Ultra-Endurance Athlete Tom Jones. NO, not the singer Tom Jones, but the other Tom Jones, a man who is just accomplished and who you should know about.  Some of Tom’s NOTABLE ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS • 7-time kickboxing champion with 2 world titles • Ran the length of California…

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Kathy Smith: Progress Not Perfection

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / June 17, 2020 /

You enjoy walking as a great exercise tool. Please tell us how your walking program incorporates High Intensity Interval Training and why it is key in a fitness program. Taking a satisfying walk changes our outlook on life, which is more important than ever. A simple tip to turn your walk into a fat-burning workout…

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Open the Door to Tai Chi

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 27, 2020 /

Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion.  In many parks you may notice groups of people practicing Tai Chi with beautiful and deliberate movements.  The names of the exercises are as descriptive and beautiful as the movements themselves. like White Crane Spreads its Wings or Part Wild Horse’s Mane.  We interviewed Dianne Bailey,…

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Meditation

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 19, 2020 /

Set a nice sounding chime on a timer for 5, 10 + minutes so you don’t worry about the time.   Focus on your breathing- observing and following the in and out breaths. When the mind wanders (and it will!) notice that. Slowly bring your attention back to your breathing. Do this over and over…

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Seated Breathing

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 19, 2020 /

Set a nice sounding chime on a timer for 5, 10 + minutes so you don’t worry about the time. Focus on your breathing- observing and following the in and out breaths. When the mind wanders (and it will!) notice that. Slowly bring your attention back to your breathing. Do this over and over again…

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The First Lady of Physical Fitness: Elaine LaLanne.

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / April 13, 2020 /

Gretchen had the opportunity to meet Elaine Lalanne while visiting Risa Sheppard at Sheppard Method Pilates.  Risa often co-hosted the Jack LaLanne show and was best friends with daughter, Janet LaLanne, who unfortunately was passed away when she was only 21. When Elaine first met Jack Lalanne in 1951, she did not understand the importance…

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