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Episode 97 – Are the Odds Stacked Up Because of You?

So today I ask you this; “Are the odds stacked up because of you?”.  Meaning is that thing that you don’t want to deal with, whether it’s weight, an issue with your spouse, whatever it is….are you dealing with it?  Or are you allowing it to grow like mold in your life and letting it continue to fester and cause more and more issues for you?  Today we’re going to examine that and see how much bread you have stuffed in your container.  Sit back and let’s Trust and Believe together people.

Episode 96 – You Are What You THINK!

On today’s episode, we’re going in!  I told you on the last episode, that “Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day”, but today we’re going to actually WRITE out your manifesto.  Your daily message to yourself, your promise to yourself….your manifesto to change!  It’s time to figure out…who you are by what you’re currently thinking.  If you actually take the time to listen to this and do the action steps, could change the way you think and in turn will change your life!

Episode 95 – Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Two things about today’s podcast, first I recorded a conversation with Scott about the importance that people put on the number on the scale and how you shouldn’t.  Second, it led me to think about the topic of “Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day” theory and how A LOT of you out there have lost touch with that concept.  So please sit back and relax….Trust and Believe and let’s rebuild YOU and realize what the finish-line for you really is!

Episode 94 – Coach Tulin is Back!

As we continue to talk about the “Year of Transformation” I wanted to re-visit my conversation with Coach Tulin.  She inspired me in ways I didn’t expect and her story and journey are amazing!  Sit back and relax, and Trust and Believe with Coach Tulin.

Episode 93 – Back to the Beginning

Today, as I reflect on the last 10 years and look back to where I have come from, I wanted to take you back to the beginning of the podcast.  Back to when I first envisioned it and what I wanted to do with it.  It wasn’t called Trust and Believe, it was called “Define Your Life”.  In the very first episode, I started with my story and who I am, so for those that never heard it….sit back and get ready to travel back in time to the very beginning.

Episode 91 – The Best Way to End Your Day

So I need to put a disclaimer on this episode; I’m going to ask you, if possible, to listen to this tonight or before you go to bed, a time when you can be alone and quiet and just listen.  This podcast is about helping you wind down at the end of the day and really get in-tuned with your body and mind and prepare yourself for the next day.  I’m going to walk you through my process of how I shut it down at the end of the day and what I go through in my mind to prepare myself for tomorrow.  Trust and Believe, tomorrow is going to be amazing because of what you do tonight.

Episode 90 – SexyFit Method

Fit Fam! My girl Zlata Sushchik is back!  She’s the host of the SexyFit Podcast at SexyFit.com and I love having her join me.  Today we discuss so many amazing things from “Food Freedom”, to the fact that you “Can’t Get a Brand New Outcome with the Same Old Mindset” and even who you let “On Your Bus” and the community you surround yourself with.  I even asked her to do the motivational close for me today, so you’re going to really enjoy my talk with Zlata…Trust and Believe.

Episode 89 – Listener Interac-Shaun 2/22/17

Today, I revisited an Instagram post where I asked what it was you needed from me to help you on your journey and the responses were amazing.  So today I answered as many of them as I could and will come back to this post again…trust and believe.  Today tho, I talk about how to get started, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, how eating healthy IS NOT expensive and so much more.  Sit back and let’s Trust and Believe in you, a little more today.

Episode 88 – The Chemistry of Insanity with Craig McInnes

Today I sat down with Craig McInnes, a chemist in Ireland who is also part of my “Fit Fam”.  We sat down and had a very deep discussion about how you can take the methods that chemist’s use to discover life-changing drugs and turn those some methods into life-changing approaches in your every day life.  Sit back and relax…it’s time to Trust and Believe in some Chemistry.

Episode 87 – Listener Interact-Shaun 2/15/17

This Wednesday’s “Listener Interac-Shaun” covers several questions from you!  Topics include how to not be cocky, Asylum Vol. 1 vs Asylum Vol. 2, my favorite meal, anxiety, back issues and SO MUCH MORE. Sit back and enjoy….and most of all Trust and Believe in who you are!

Episode 86 – My Superpower is Vibration

Today I sit down with a person who INSPIRES me so much!  His name is DA and he’s hearing impaired…and he’s a dancer and choreographer.  How you ask?  He listens to the music through the vibration!  He’s amazing, his determination, will to succeed and his plans for his future will leave you asking yourself, “Am I making the most of what I have?”.  Sit back and hopefully be inspired to Trust and Believe in yourself more after today.

Episode 85 – Listener Interac-Shaun 2/8/17

Today I’m starting a series of Wednesday Podcasts where I answer YOUR questions from social media and help you with whatever it is, you seem to be struggling with or just want to know.  In today’s Episode we talk about plateaus, modifications, back fat and so much more!  Sit back, it’s time to Trust and Believe!

Episode 84 – Be the “CEO” of Your Life

So today I sit down with Richard Davis of Hire Power HR.  Richard and I crossed social media paths and once I knew what he was about, I had to have him on the podcast.  Richard works with CEO’s and managers of companies as a consultant and HR resource to help them realize how to bring out the best in their people and make the work environment everything it can be, to be successful.

BUT, as we talked I realized there’s A LOT of parallels between what Richard teaches CEO’s and what YOU can do if you truly become the CEO of your own life.  Think of your tribe of people in your life as though they were employees, how do you treat them and how do they treat you? IF you actually hired and released the people from your life as though your life was “your” company and you needed your life to be successful…would it be?  One of my favorite quotes you’ll hear today “People don’t quit jobs, they quit people”.  Who quits you, or who do you need to let go of?  Sit back and listen and learn how to be the CEO of your LIFE!

Episode 82 – Don’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover

Today I sat down with an AMAZING woman, who I’ve known since we both got into dancing and fitness back in the day.  Her story is so amazing to me because she’s living proof that you should never assume anything about anybody, much less YOURSELF!  We talk about how age is just a number, how to find your inner SWAG and how just showing up in life can make the biggest impact on just one person. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Allison Lilly.

Episode 81 – I’m Not Drinking Til I’m 40!

So for those that don’t know, I’ve decided to NOT drink alcohol again til I’m 40.  Why?  Well that’s the reason for today’s podcast.  It started a conversation about social pressure, why we feel the need to drink and how if you feel the need to do things, in social situations, just to do them….don’t!  We’ll discuss the theory of testing your inner strength and being ok with what ever decision you decide is right for you when it comes to any social peer pressure.

Episode 80 – LIVE from Charlotte NC

Last weekend I had the privilege of hanging out, dancing and sweating with several hundred of my Fit Fam!  Every event we do, we have a Q&A where you guys can ask me anything, my only rule…be ready for the answer!

We talked about everything from my past with sexual abuse, to supporting people who may not be ready to be supported and much more.  Sit back and enjoy, Shaun T live from Charlotte.

Episode 79 – Tough Trainer Alert

It’s the middle of January, where are you in your New Year’s Resolutions?  This is the time where MOST people QUIT!!!  Have you quit already?  WHY?  Today I want to address the excuses that we all hear and say and help you see those excuses for what they are…worthless words that we allow to stop us from succeeding!

Episode 78 – Dodging Drama in a World Gone Mad!

Today I interview our friend Johnny Dominguez, author of the book “Dodging Drama in a World Gone Mad”.  I read this book and was blown away!  It was written for kids, but ADULTS need to read this!  We talk about the society of bullying, what causes it and why some of us do it without even realizing we do.  There’s so many forms of bullying and drama, today we talk about how to fix it and avoid it!

Episode 77 – Learn to Let GO!

I received a text from someone recently talking about how “so and so” had a beef with “so and so” and how they were being shady on Social Media, etc etc etc…..It’s DUMB!

But it got me thinking and it led to this conversation between Scott and I about how, if you don’t want me in your life…..I’M OK WITH THAT!

Today, I want to help you understand how negativity and positivity effect your life and how to LET…IT….GO!!!! Bye FELICIA!

Episode 76 – Pregnant Hip Hop Dancer Married to a Country Singer, That’s LIVING!

So this Sunday, I sit down with @criscilla and @coffeyanderson to talk about dancing while 9 months pregnant, being a country singer of color and how to make a marriage unit continue to thrive! You are gonna love it!  Pay attention, take notes and apply what you hear from these two amazing people.

Episode 75 – Shaun T Kicks His OWN @$$

Yesterday I recorded Scott and I working out to “Pure Cardio” from Insanity.  You may ask “WHY?!?”.  Easiest answer is this, I wanted to show you that, yes, even Shaun T struggles in Shaun T’s workouts, that we’re all human and success is always earned.  It also gave me the chance to reflect on what I was feeling as I experienced what many of you experience when you embark on a new fitness journey, whether it’s my program or not, the feeling of success, failure and struggle is always there and always REAL!

At the end of the workout, I came up with 3 questions you need to ask yourself, if you truly want to be successful in what ever goals you have set for yourself in the New Year.  I believe in you and I’m committed to making 2017, “The Year of Transformation” for you!


Upcoming LIVE Events:

Come dance and workout with me in Charlotte on January 14th, click HERE for all that info!!!

I’ll be in Indianapolis on February 25th, go HERE for all the information and tickets!!!

Episode 74 – Transformation Begins With You Becoming Consciously Competent

I’m calling 2017 “The Year of Transformation”, so when I thought to myself, “How do I want to kick of 2017?”, I knew the answer….and it was to share this man with all of you, a man who has taught me so much over the last 7 years, my father-in-law, Ed.D. Bill Blokker.

What he taught me was that any transformation in your life, begins with you becoming Consciously Competent!


Upcoming LIVE Events:

Come dance and workout with me in Charlotte on January 14th, click HERE for all that info!!!

I’ll be in Indianapolis on February 25th, go HERE for all the information and tickets!!!

Episode 73 – Let’s Get Our SNAP On! Pt. 2

We end the year with the last part of your Snapchat questions!  I answer your questions about protein bars, what my training regiment is, how to deal with soreness and much more!

I challenge you to end the year this week by doing something you have never done before, challenge yourself to push yourself and get your mind right for 2017.  Thank you so much for a wonderful year, 2017 is going to be AMAZEBALLS, get ready Fit Fam!


Upcoming LIVE Events:

Come dance and workout with me in Charlotte on January 14th, click HERE for all that info!!!

I’ll be in Indianapolis on February 25th, go HERE for all the information and tickets!!!

072-Message of Positivity

I wanted to send this message out, for those that are celebrating the Holidays and to those who don’t, we are ending the year and 2017 is right around the corner, so as you start to look ahead while also reflecting on the past 12 months, I want you to really make a decision to make the most of your life, make the most of every day that you have and find that positive space where you can be successful in all you do.

That’s it!  A short heartfelt message from me to you, before we wrap up the year.  See you Wednesday for the 2nd part of your Snaps!!! Snap me your questions! @shauntfitness

071-Who the BLEEP Did I Marry? Pt. 4

In this last installment of my Bayballs (Scottie Rocks, aka Scott Photobombs) interviewing me, he brought it with the speed round questions!  Everything from what song do I have on repeat right now, what would I call my life if it was a movie and so much more.  Stay tuned for a little outtake at the end, when Scott forgot we were rolling.


Upcoming LIVE Events:

Come dance and workout with me in Charlotte on January 14th, click HERE for all that info!!!

I’ll be in Indianapolis on February 25th, go HERE for all the information and tickets!!!

070-Let’s Get Our SNAP On! Pt. 1

I’m going to end 2016, by talking to you!  I’m answering all your questions on Snapchat.  Today I answer all your questions about working at a job where you’re always at a desk, what happens when you put yourself last..always….and so much more!  Enjoy Fit Fam and let’s get ready for 2017!

Send me your questions for next week on Snapchat @shauntfitness!!!


Come dance and workout with me in Charlotte on January 14th, click HERE for all that info!!!

I’ll be in Indianapolis on February 25th, go HERE for all the information and tickets!!!

069-Who the BLEEP Did I Marry? Pt. 3

For the next 2 weeks, Scott (aka Bayballs) my husband, wraps up his interviews where he asks me all the questions a lot of you would probably be too afraid to ask or wouldn’t even think of asking.  This episode we talk about how food reactions for me have changed, my thoughts on social media and why I quit drinking…..for now.


Come dance and workout with me in Charlotte on January 14th, click HERE for all that info!!!

I’ll be in Indianapolis on February 25th, go HERE for all the information and tickets!!!

068 – Did You Change in 2016?

At the beginning of 2016 I talked about how people feel this is the time to make a change to be a better them. Do not run from the truth. Take time to figure out if these changes are for the better or if they are just digging you into a deeper hole.

Well here we are at the END of 2016 and I’m curious how we did?  What if any changes did you make this year.  What changes are you going to continue to grow in 2017 or what if any did you possibly fail at, and will attempt again in a few weeks.

Do you trust the decisions that are best for you? Do you believe the current space you’re in is allowing you to think clearly and freely?

Think about what it is that YOU want because you can not change for anyone else but yourself. Today I’m going to revisit a podcast we did in January 2016 with my friend Laura and hear her story about how she decided to make the change from being unhappy and overweight to a fitness enthusiast who lost 100 pounds and a lover of life.

If you have ever woke up one day and just felt you had more to offer this world you must understand that YOU DO! Laura felt this way and that was when she made the decision to make a change. She felt broken on the inside which held her back in looking and feeling good on the outside.  In this, she decided to follow her dreams, step out and take away the fear and that pushed her to be the persons she is today.  Coming from Kansas, she was always wondering what else was out there. She knew there was a whole world out there that she wanted a piece of – so, she decided to travel the country in a different style, by couch surfing.  All of the people and places she passed along the way were put there for a reason, taking her to NYC, leading her to become apart of the CIZE test group which changed her life forever and helped her finally reach her all-time weight loss goal.

Listen in to hear a story of true bravery of a woman who’s calling for change lead her to true happiness.

Connect with Laura : @lauradalpini 

Check out #LauraDenRoute to see her journey!