Lifestyle

Dan Ritchie – Age is Just a Number

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / November 16, 2020 /

Do you feel like your gym or trainer understands your specific goals, potential, needs, and limitations? We interviewed Dan Ritchie from the Functional Aging Institute, a fitness professional and Ph.D. who is at the forefront of training older adults. The Functional Aging Institute are world-class leaders in developing and teaching innovative, effective, and evidence-based training…

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Leslie Saeta of My 100 Year Old Home: Sharing Makes the Difference

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / November 3, 2020 /

Leslie Saeta is the designer, decorator, creator, DIYer, seamstress, party planner, baker, and chef, to only name a fraction of her talents, behind “My 100 Year Old Home”. She has been involved in marketing and art for many years, but now she is an exceptionally successful, respected, and well known Instagrammer, blogger, and influencer. If…

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Margi Gad is Fierce and Regal

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 26, 2020 /

Today we are speaking with Margi Gad of Fierce + Regal, a gorgeous luxury clothing line. Margi wanted workout clothes that looked good and put together while not being obvious she was wearing activewear. She succeeded because Fierce and Regal can be worn for all types of occasions, including from the boardroom to the gym.…

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Tell it Thursday How Did I Get Here? Once in a Lifetime

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 15, 2020 /

by Gretchen Zelek As I sit here preparing to write my first “Tell it Thursday” blog post-ever- the song Once in a Lifetime sung by the Talking Heads keeps playing in my head like an earworm.  Most everybody knows some of the lyrics to the song. And more than a few may even remember dancing…

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Tell it Thursday- “Stress is a Funny Thing” by Annie Gibbons

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 8, 2020 /

Stress is a funny thing. It just kind of creeps up on you!  I am a very healthy person. A personal trainer, I do yoga, run, eat well, learned to meditate and I have generally, my entire life, been aware of the need to take care of myself. Life will always bring us challenges, some…

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“Tell It Thursday” – A New Level of Loneliness by Kate Mahoney

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / October 1, 2020 /

When we received this email from Kate about how the pandemic had affected her, we knew we needed to share it with you. It is honest, raw, and real. A girlfriend of mine, ten years younger with three adorable young children, posted a picture of herself on Facebook, laughing while the kids jumped off the…

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Q & A With Jill Casty: An Art that Sings

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / September 28, 2020 /

Jill Casty’s words are insightful, mindful, smart, and passionate. Annie & Gretchen were fascinated by her.  For about a decade Jill Casty has alternated years of living and working in Italy, Mexico, and California. In recent years she has focused on unique sculptures with ensembles of brilliant, colorful fused glass and various metals. In the…

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Gretchen and Annie on the Your Inspired Life Podcast with Ana Caban

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / September 9, 2020 /

Ana chats with fitness pros and creators of Donuts and Pie Fitness, Gretchen Zelek and Annie Gibbons, about gratitude, trying new things and aging enthusiastically.

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The Dishes

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 30, 2020 /

Who does the dishes in your house?  Great article in Washington Post “The Dishes will never be Done” By  Ellen McCarthy  “And the sink, I am sorry to tell you, is full of dirty dishes. Again. “ This is so relatable in our house- how about yours? And who empties the dishwasher? 

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Freedom for Toes! Our Q & A with Paola Shah

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / April 20, 2020 /

Running a small business is always challenging and right now it is especially difficult. Today we introduce you to Paola Shah, one of the most innovative small business owners we know.  Her business, Tucketts™, is the result of a combination of passions and beliefs: barefoot workouts, following nature, love for colorful socks, sustainability, and helping…

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