Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone

We're Where It's At!

Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone Podcast

We are Where It's At!

With Personal Trainers/Coaches/Athletes Christine Conti and Brian Prendergast, aka Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone, discuss Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Running, Longevity, Vitality and Healthy People Doing Healthy Things. Guest Stars on the Regular!

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Roberta Groner - World Class Runner/Full Time Nurse/Mother of Three - Episode 96

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Episode 96 – Roberta Groner – World Class Runner – Full Time Nurse – Mother of 3

In Episode 96 the Fit Crazies have the honor of rapping with the ridiculously fast and remarkably humble Super Mom, Roberta Groner, age 41, of Randolph, NJ. Literally, just 2 hours off the plane home, Roberta gives us the low down on her phenomenal, news making 2:29:06, 5th place performance against a world class field at the Rotterdam Marathon.

To put it simply, Roberta has a story for the ages. After competitive high school and, albeit shortened, collegiate careers, running went away. Roberta spent the next decade building her career in nursing and starting a family. But a flame was rekindled after joining some office cohorts and running the Pittsburg Half Marathon just 10 years ago. This led to a marathon in Chicago and an impressive 3-hour 12-minute (3:12) debut. But she was just getting started, a Sub 3 hour run in her second marathon was followed by races in the 2:40’s and then a true burst onto the scene with her 2:37 victory at the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon in 2016. Just Flying!!!!

All of this, along with a 2:30:38, 3rd place finish at the California International Marathon in 2017 has stamped Roberta’s place among the nation’s and world’s elites.

In fact, we’d bet that if the 41-year-old, full time nurse, divorced mother of three had rubbed a lamp and was granted running wishes, Roberta probably would have sold herself short in what she wished for.

What’s it like to run a 2:29 and an IAAF/Olympic Standard?

At 41 years of age, while still working full time and a divorced mother of three, how does she fit it all in?

What are the differences in training blocks as she continues to grow as a runner?

What is it like working with a new coach in Steve Magness?

Do her boys know how cool their mom is?  

What are her nutrition and recovery routines like?

What is her advice for and/or secret to success?

And most importantly; What’s Next???? #KFG

 

Whatever your role in athletics or fitness or life, Roberta’s story is not to be missed!

Get Your Inspiration Here, In Episode 96!

 

Let’s Roll!

Two Fit Crazies

 

 

Follow Roberta’s Path Here:

Instagram: bad_boys104

Twitter: @Marathongirl245

Facebook:  Roberta Pickens Groner

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Colin Dingelstad - Beyond Social Conditioning - Episode 86

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Episode 86 

Colin Dingelstad - Beyond Social Conditioning, Owner/Director - Swalmen, Netherlands   

“Just do something! Try something simple...celebrate it!”  -Colin Dingelstad   

In Episode 86, the Two Fit Crazies took a trip to the Netherlands! We wish!  Instead, we had a great interview via ZOOM with an amazing transformational coach by the name of Colin Dingelstad. Colin joined us live from Swalmen in the Netherlands to share his story and perspective about the current state of health and fitness. Colin, a very successful transformational coach and owner of Beyond Social Conditioning, first became interested in learning about successful habits and improving “the self” while reading self-help books as a teenager. Although his goal at the time was to score more dates, his passion for improving the quality of life for himself and others was long-lasting. In this episode, Colin revealed his own “secrets to success” by going “beyond social conditioning” with each of his clients. He asks them to reflect deeply about their life through analyzing their movement, health, mindset, and more.  While Colin speaks about the current state of fitness and health in the Netherlands and the U.K., his messages about the importance of laughing, smiling, and happiness, are universal!      

 

Enjoy!  Two Fit Crazies

 

Website: www.beyondsocialconditioning.com     

Twitter:@CDingelstad  

Instagram: colindingelstad 

Facebook: Colin Dingelstad 

 

Please, as always, be sure to subscribe to Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone on iTunes or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. We appreciate the support and it goes a long way in helping us share our message of health and fitness.

 

Bart Yasso - The Mayor of Running - Episode 81

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Episode 81 – Bart Yasso - The Mayor of Running

“Never limit where running can take you.” Bart Yasso

In Episode 81, the Two Fit Crazies had the honor of speaking with the great Bart Yasso. Affectionately known as the “Mayor of Running”, Bart goes deep into his journey and life in running. Recently retired after 21 years at Runner’s World where he held the title of Chief Running Officer, Bart takes us from his first run in “cutoff jeans and a Budweiser t-shirt” to the “world’s toughest footrace” through Death Valley to a 5k in a nudist colony. And an interview with Bart would never be complete without getting the lowdown on the famous workout created by and named for him – the Yasso 800s, stating that “There isn’t a day that someone doesn’t mention Yasso 800’s.”

Bart is an incredibly genuine person with a passion for running and life. It felt like we were old friends catching up after some time apart. An inspiration to all that cross his path, we hope that you enjoy this episode as much as we did.

 

Yours in Fitness (and running),

Brian and Christine – The Two Fit Crazies

 

#yasso800s #badwaterultramarathon #deathvalley #mtwhitney #barebunsrun #kauaimarathon #runnersworld #mcm #bluemile #algonquin50k #cooasttocoast #thefabricofamerica #inspiration #mylifeontherun #ambyburfoot #bostonmarathon #newyorkmarathon

 

Bart Yasso:

Website: http://bartyasso.com/

Instagram: @bartyasso

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bart-Yasso-118295040323/

Twitter: @bartyasso

Colin Henry (C. Henry) - Rap Artist - Episode 77

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Episode 77 - Colin Henry (C. Henry) - New Jersey native - Recent Monmouth University Grad - Aspiring Rap Artist  Album: ALMOST FAMOUS  Second Album Drops Spring 2019   

 

In Episode 77, the Two Fit Crazies welcome rap artist, Colin Henry, into the Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone podcast studio. This Jersey shore native and recent college graduate shares his unique story of how he decided to “go for it” and chase his dreams. “Forget the 9 to 5 and have no regrets.” Colin reveals how years of writing poetry, impromptu rap performances at high school parties, and maybe even a little inspiration from a former English teacher (this may or may not be someone you know) lead to dropping his first album, ALMOST FAMOUS. Colin describes his creative process and how he is able to transform his ideas into amazing music through an endless process of revisions, editing, and reflection. We talk everything from creating, producing, and editing, to hiring agents, signing with record labels, and of course, the past, present, and future of rap. If you are thinking about pursuing your passions in life, C. Henry is sure to inspire YOU to make “Nothin’ Into Something.”    Listen to ALMOST FAMOUS and tell us what you think! 

C.Henry is “Where It’s At!”   

Enjoy!  -Two Fit Crazies 

 

C. Henry: SoundCloud, Apple Music, Spotify, etc…  ALMOST FAMOUS 

Instagram & Facebook: Colin Henry 

Twitter: LilHenry424   

 

#AtlanticRecords #ColumbiaRecords #VirginRecords #ChanceTheRapper  #AsburyPark #Grammy #NotoriousBig    

Monica Rivera - - Creator and Host of "YOU WANNA DO WHAT?!" Podcast - Episode 75

Episode 75

Monica Rivera – Creator and Host of “YOU WANNA DO WHAT?!” Podcast

“Hi, I’m Monica and I podcast out of my closet.”

In Episode 75, the Two Fit Crazies had the pleasure of interviewing Monica Rivera, a self-proclaimed “MULTI-POTENTIALITE” (a fancy word for one with MANY interests) who also just happens to be a VERY successful podcast host.  Monica is the creator of, “YOU WANNA DO WHAT,” a show that she states is “about exploring interests-allowing ourselves to change, choose and try.” However, the Two Fit Crazies love a GREAT story, and Monica is no exception. As a first-generation Latina growing up in the Bronx, Monica shares her story of great adversity and soul searching which finally lead her to quit her unfulfilling corporate job to chase her passion to change lives. Hear the approach that Monica takes as she works her way up to becoming not only a Spartan competition, but an NPR Fellowship recipient as well! Like many of us, Monica Rivera was sick and tired of living someone else’s dream, so listen up as she shares some of her best practices to gain the momentum you need to change your life. Monica Rivera “walks the walk!” Listen closely because it may just change your life!

 

-Two Fit Crazies

Pete Williams - Functional Medicine Specialist - Founder at Functional Medicine Ltd. - Episode 74

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Episode 74

Pete Williams - Functional Medicine Specialist

Founder at Functional Medicine Ltd.

IFM & Bredesen Certified

Educated at:

IFM Institute of Functional Medicine, The Univ. of Sheffield, Univ. of Liverpool



In Episode 74, the Two Fit Crazies welcome an international guest! Straight from London, Pete Williams, a highly educated and experienced functional medicine specialist, shares his vision of the future of both fitness and medicine. Pete discusses how great science is currently being wrongly applied and how the most recent research shows shocking correlations between movement and cognitive function. How will we break our society from the “pill for an ill” mentality and improve longevity? What does it mean to “go back to basics” when it comes to improving health? What does the research show? Why doesn’t my doctor prescribe more movement? Theses are just a few of the topics covered in this VERY informative episode! Have a pen and paper ready because you will want to take notes! It may just save your life!


Enjoy!

Two Fit Crazies

Website: petewilliams.org

Instagram: @petefmed

Facebook: Pete Williams @petefmed

A Quick Dose of Fit and Crazy From The Land fo Misfit Toys - Episode 73

A vignette from the Two Fit Crazies and they continue to navigate the holiday season.

Pete McCall - Fitness Industry Leader/Educator/Author/All About Fitness Podcast Host - Episode 72

Episode 72 – Pete McCall – Fitness Industry Leader/Educator/Author and All About Fitness Podcast Host

The Pete McCall Swapcast

PMc Fitness Solutions, San Diego CA

All About Fitness podcast, Host

 

In Episode 72, the Two Fit Crazies conduct their FIRST EVER “Podcast Swap” (SwapCast) with the legendary Pete Mc Call. For those of you who don’t yet know of The Pete McCall, he is a frequently quoted fitness expert in publications such as the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Men’s Fitness, SELF, Glamour, US New & World Report, Shape, and more. Pete is a world-renowned fitness educator with a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. He has worked for the top fitness leaders such as NASM and ACE while also serving as a Master Trainer for Core Health & Fitness. If that is not enough, Pete also hosts his very own podcast called All About Fitness. Be sure to check it out!

Brian, Christine, and Pete talk candidly about the dire need to educate people about the benefits of exercise. Wait until you hear about the latest study from Ball State. Did you know that NOT exercising is worse than smoking cigarettes? Yes! It is true! Pete shares some amazing facts and advice about how to feel better, live longer, and improve the quality of your life through movement. Gone are the days of scraping your lifeless body off the floor after grueling workouts. Hello active recovery days and improved cognitive function! Wait until you hear THE TRUTH with Two Fit Crazies and Pete McCall! Exercise is about enhancing the quality of your life, not just about your appearance.

Listen up!

Pete Mc Call is “Where It’s At!”

-Two Fit Crazies

Website: www.petemccallfitness.com

Podcast: All About Fitness  https://petemccallfitness.com/podcasts/ 

Facebook: Pete McCall                     

Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness

Twitter: @PeteMc_Fitness 

www.acefitness.org

#ACE #NASM #Shape #SCWMania #healthliving #AllAboutFitness

Drake Susral - Body By Drake - Episode 71

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Episode 71 - Drake Susral - Body By Drake Personal Training

 

In Episode 71, the Two Fit Crazies are bringing YOU Drake! Straight from Chicago, Illinois, Drake Susral is a personal trainer with some BIG plans. Are you a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, or simply someone who dreams of making their part-time fitness business a profitable, full-time career?  Drake shares his experiences breaking into the fitness industry and how he plans to use his knowledge to help other trainers achieve their professional goals. Listen up for some great ideas about how to find clients, build your business, increase your marketing reach, retain your clients, and more! Drake dishes out some awesome real-life advice about what to do, or not do, to make yourself stand out among the rest! 

Drake is “Where It’s At!”

 

Enjoy!

-Two Fit Crazies

 

Website: www.bodybydrakeLLC.com

Facebook: Body By Drake Personal Training

Instagram: @bodybydrake1

Adita Lang - Author/Coach/Speaker/Super Power Aficionado - Episode 66

Episode 66

Adita Lang

Author, Coach, Speaker, and Super Power Aficionado!

Author, SuperPowers: A Busy Women’s Guide to Health and Happiness

 

In Episode 66, the Two Fit Crazies welcome to the show the fabulous Adita Lang, a POWER HOUSE when it comes to inspiring others to live more healthy and fulfilling lives. Recently back from the Powerful U Conference in Utah, this busy woman is ready to inspire you! In this episode, Adita reveals why she felt compelled to write her latest book, SuperPowers: A Busy Women’s Guide to Health and Happiness. After experiencing firsthand the need for women to balance their chaotic lives, Adita set out to offer pragmatic and valuable advice not only for women, but also for ANYONE struggling to find balance among the chaos of the adult world. Adita goes into further detail about the “4 Components of Health” she speaks about in her book: exercise and movement, food and nutrition, sleep and relaxation, and happiness.  Wait until you hear some of the AMAZING advice and “life hacks” that Adita shares on this episode!

Have a listen and be sure to LAUGH OFTEN!

-Two Fit Crazies

 

For More on Adita:

Website: www.aditalang.com

Facebook: Adita Lang

Instagram: @aditalang

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/aditalang

 

 

 

 



Shane Barnard - Urban Kick - Episode 27

“It’s my job to make you feel better when you leave my class or workout than when you walked in. That’s my goal!” Shane Barnard – Creator of Urban Kick

In Episode 27 the Two Fit Crazies are joined by Shane Barnard, creator of Urban Kick, an innovative, exciting and athletic format workout that is taking group fitness by storm!

This is a fantastic chat. Developed from scratch using her background in dance, Urban Kick grew to where Shane was able to leave her career as an attorney behind to follow her dream and spread good health and fitness to the masses. And, my goodness, aren’t we the lucky ones for this! Shane has “it”!

Using sequences named after such notables as Flavor Flav, Jackie Chan and The Terminator, Urban Kick takes a sports conditioning approach and combines punch and kick sequences with H.I.I.T. drills, for a multi-level, fun and heart-healthy workout. It borrows from different martial art techniques such as: taekwondo, karate and muay thai kickboxing to create a total body cardio kickboxing workout that incorporates steady state cardiovascular training, metabolic boosting H.I.I.T. training and functional body-weight strength training for a dynamic and efficient workout.

And as has become an ongoing theme of the Podcast, we touch upon the current state of the fitness industry. We believe that you will appreciate Shane’s perspective. The Two Fit Crazies are detecting a common trend from the leaders in the industry.

Thank you, Shane, for developing your amazing Urban Kick program (and kicking your law practice to the curb).  We had a blast catching up with you!

Enjoy!

Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone

www.urbankick.com

https://www.facebook.com/urbankickIT/

https://www.instagram.com/UrbanKickIT/

https://www.youtube.com/user/urbankickfitness