The Donuts & Pie Version of Coastal Grandma

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 17, 2022 /

Coastal Grandmother is a real thing. It has been around forever – just without a name. You don’t need to be a grandmother or even live on the coast. It’s about how you live your life- slowing down and taking time to enjoy the little things.  Coastal Grandmother is living your best life, enjoying life’s…

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Happiness and Productivity

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / August 31, 2021 /

Dancer, 90’s video fitness pro and the face of Reebok, 30 years experience as an International Wellness Expert, Mindset Coach, Speaker, and Author Petra Kolber @petrakolber tells you why The Longest Distance You Will Ever Travel Is From Your Head To Your Heart and Why You Need To Practice Positive Psychology. Gretchen and Annie speak…

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Finding Joy Everyday

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / July 20, 2021 /

KariAnne Wood is Thistlewood Farm. She is a 50+ yr old mother of 4, wife, blogger, DIYer, decorator, baker, and overall, a genuinely nice, relatable, and very positive person. Wanting a more quiet family-based life her family moved from the city hustle to a quiet farmhouse in Kentucky. About a year ago they purchased the…

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Writing a Memoir After 60: A Good Summer Read

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / July 13, 2021 /

A good summer read. A fascinating story. A wonderfully kind, smart, and creative author. Put them all together and you have Heather Haldeman and her first novel “Kids and Cocktails don’t Mix: a memoir“.  Heather writes a captivating story about growing up in an exclusive gated community in Los Angeles during the 60’s and 70’s. …

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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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