In episode 87 Jill and Chris talk with triathlon fanatic and world record holder Susan Haag. Susan is an attorney who lives in Jacksonville Florida. She has been running triathlons since 1990, and Ironman races since 2002. Susan Haag is the 1st woman in the world to complete 100 '140.6' races, what’s often called an Ironman distance. An Ironman race is a triathlon consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and a 26.22-mile run. Susan's currently at 125 & has more on the calendar.
Published 07/27/21
In episode 86, Jill and Chris talk with Lisa Bartlett about her running, health challenges and how she stays fit after 50. Lisa Bartlett is an active member of the Becoming Elli community. Last year she trained for a marathon but then ran it virtually because of the pandemic. She persisted. Lisa ran the race and even won first place in her age group. Despite several health challenges, Lisa has developed a strong mind set and worked to build habits to support daily and long term goals.
Published 07/13/21
In episode 85 Jill and Chris interview Gail Lind, who at age 65 discovered she had a passion for lifting weights. a personal trainer and class instructor at Anytime Fitness, Gail offers insights and inspiration to women in the second half of their life. We discuss: * Benefits of getting fit * How it changes aging * How she started * What inspires her to keep it up More info at https://www.becomingelli.com/aging-strong
Published 06/22/21
1. Set a Goal 2. Anticipate your weaknesses 3. Plan your food 4. Prepare and Prep ahead 5. Weigh and track progress 6. Swap out for healthier choices 7. Find a friend/community 8. Keep it simple 9. Make routines 10. Use a mantra See more info at https://www.BecomingElli.com/healthy-eating-motivation
Published 06/08/21
In episode 83, Chris and Jill talk about exercising with their dogs and in the gym as well as healthy eating. More information:  visit https://becomingelli.com/healthy-living-2021
Published 05/25/21
In episode 82, Jill and Chris talk with Kristin Kirkpatrick, President of KAK, Consulting, LLC and a dietitian and consultant of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award winning Dietitian.
Published 05/11/21
In episode 81, Jill and Chris interview Dr. Kylie Burton, DC, CFMP,  an expert in functional medicine who has helped thousands of individuals with seemingly impossible health struggles, find answers, healing, and hope, even if they've been told their labs are normal. Besides helping patients, she teaches practitioners (of all backgrounds), how they can level up their patient results using her techniques. Once on stage, now it’s a weekly LIVE series on Facebook. https://becomingelli.com
Published 04/27/21
Lyn Lindbergh is an expert at creating real change in people's lives. Despite three chronic health issues, she exercises every day. Lyn is the author of the book COUCH to ACTIVE and the host of the Health and Fitness Motivation podcast. She also teaches online fitness classes. She has great advice for women over 50 about starting out or trying something entirely different. More info here https://becomingelli.com/couch-to-active-with-lyn-linbergh/
Published 04/13/21
In episode 79, Jill and Chris talk with Nia Shanks, who specializes in helping women “unleash their awesome” with an empowering approach to health and fitness. Nia Shanks is a coach, writer, speaker, and author of Lift Like a Girl and The 100-Day Reclaim. She has a BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville. https://niashanks.com/
Published 03/23/21
In episode 78, Jill and Chris talk with Elizabeth Sherman about the problems with dieting and willpower. Elizabeth is a life and weight loss coach who works with women in mid-life to lose weight and feel better through managing easy to do, sustainable habits: diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management. *Why the "eat less, move more" advice can be more harmful than helpful *How she has helped hundreds of women in midlife to lose weight and keep weight off
Published 03/09/21
In episode 77, Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown talk with Sue Loncaric. Sue Loncaric is an Australian Over 50 lifestyle blogger, certified health and life coach for women and the founder of Women Living Well After 50.  She is a qualified Group Fitness Instructor and takes classes for Over 50 Women in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio
Published 02/23/21
In episode 76, Jill and Chris talk with Tammy White about her transformational story. In her 40’s Tammy White was busy teaching high school and she felt she was too busy to make self-care a priority… As a result, her health took a nose dive. She was told by her doctors that if she didn’t find a way to make a change to her lifestyle, she would die early. She found a way to change her mindset, build consistency, and improve both health and confidence. She went on to compete as a body builder...
Published 02/09/21
In episode 75, Jill and Chris talk with Jen Brovoica about mental performance, triathlons, and overcoming trauma. Jennifer Borovica is a three-time Ironman finisher and an avid triathlete. She coaches triathletes and specializes in mental performance coaching. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the State of Ohio. She currently where she does individual therapy and has created a sober active community for women in recovery. More information is available at BecomingElli.com
Published 01/26/21
In episode 74 Jill and Chris celebrate their three year anniversary of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 podcast. They discuss tracking and motivation while reviewing highlights from past episodes. Mentioned in this podcast: * Strength Training * Cardio * Sleep *Akron Half Marathon * Biking * Goal Setting * Working out at home * Veggie Challenge * Healthy Eating * Food and fitness tracking * Mental aspects of fitness * Motivation * Discipline * Habits
Published 01/12/21
In episode 73 Jill and Chris talk with Tracy Keenan about finding joy through creativity. Jill has known Tracy Keenan since high school. Tracy Keenan is a Presbyterian pastor, an Enneagram-based coach, and sees creative work as essential to sanity, health, and well-being. Tracy has both a masters and doctorate in ministry, has pastored 4 churches in the course of 30 years, and is now a mid-council leader in New Castle Presbytery in Delaware.
Published 12/22/20
In episode 72, Jill and Chris talk with Jane Crawford is a Recreation Therapist who lives in Calgary, Canada. She walks the talk about wellness and healthy living. As a Recreation Therapist she has learned the clinical tools to support those with chronic health conditions and been able to use those tools in her own life. In 2010, she started completing 30 minutes most days for physical activity. This lead her to become a triathlete and a passionate mountain biker.
Published 12/08/20
In episode 71, Jill and Chris talk with Heike Yates, a fitness and nutrition expert who has helped women worldwide to stay fit for over 30 years. Her passion is empowering women over 50 to say YES. I CAN. She helps them to take back their health and strength by showing them how fitness, nutrition, and mindset strategies combined create a winning team. More info at https://becomingelli.com/pursue-your-spark-with-heike-yates/
Published 11/23/20
In episode #70, Jill and Chris talk about taking care of the gut and brain during menopause with Christine Bailey. Christine is an award winning degree qualified Functional Nutritional Therapist, Chef and Author with over 20 years of experience in the health, corporate and food industry.   More info at https://www.becomingelli.com
Published 11/10/20
In episode 69, Jill and Chris discuss seasonal and life changes and their effect on health, fitness and motivation. We discuss: Races in real life grief emotional eating and feeling your feelings strength training intermittent fasting camping healing effects of honey food allergens walking in nature injury yoga shout outs
Published 10/26/20
In episode 68 Jill and Chris talk with Juel Fitzgerald about staying healthy, walking and her new book, "Lives of a Gem".  This is the 3rd time we've talked with Juel on this podcast and we continue to be inspired by her grit, determination, and outlook on life. We discuss: Overcoming asthma and allergies Dealing with hospitalizations and medications Motivation How she wrote her book Her book can be purchased on Barnes and Noble, Amazon or directly from Juel www.JuelsCreations.com
Published 10/13/20
In episode 67, Jill and Chris spoke with Tim James about what he has discovered about health, the value of removing toxins from our bodies, eating raw foods, mainly vegetables, and a variety of other ways to become healthy. He believes that having a chemical free body is key to our health. He provides us with an extensive list of experts in this field.
Published 09/22/20
In episode 66, Jill and Chris talk with Christine Phillips about the power of affirmations. Christine Phillips is an Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Studies at Cuyahoga Community College with a masters degree in exercise science and is a PhD candidate for a doctor of philosophy in Health Psychology. Christine is a certified health and wellness specialist. She’s also a certified yoga teacher. group exercise instructor and a grandmother of three. Somehow finds the time to ride her...
Published 09/08/20
In episode 65, Jill and Chris interview Ren Powell who is a poet, playwright, translator, theater-maker and teaching artist/mentor. Ren lives an active lifestyle, is a runner and enjoys yoga. You will enjoy hearing about running, strength training and yoga in this episode! For links go to the Becoming Elli website.
Published 08/25/20
In Episode 64, Jill and Chris interview Marcia Kadens, a fitness enthusiast who has run 14 full marathons, including the Six World Marathon Majors. In this episode she discusses how her running schedule has changed after 50, her thoughts and tips for building strength after menopause, and nutrition tips. Reach out to Marcia via her website: http://www.marciashealthyslice.com Fish website mentioned:  https://sitkasalmonshares.com use code MHS for a discount.
Published 08/11/20
In episode 63 we discussed: Jill's new dog Penny Masks Staying positive with affirmation with a link to a free download at the website. Some of the activities that we are that are also work outs. (One of our community members has been enjoying wind surfing, which is a huge workout, but probably more rare among our listeners) We have been hiking, walking and biking.
Published 07/28/20