On this episode of Wellness For Life Radio:

Kristan Clever

All About Fitness

      The Hottest Exercise Trend: CrossFit
Kristan CleverOne of CrossFit’s all-time fiercest competitors, the 5’2”, 130-pound Kris Clever was the 2010 “Fittest Woman on Earth” and has three other Top 5 CrossFit Games finishes to her name. For many of her fans and competitors, though, Clever made her greatest impression at the 2013 Games, when she refused to quit even as the intense pain of a severe shoulder injury had put her out of the running. This effort later earned her the “Spirit of the Games” award.

Clever remains a dedicated Rogue athlete and currently trains in Van Nuys, CA, near her lifelong L.A. stomping grounds. Now over 30, she elected to take a hiatus from individual CrossFit competition in 2014, but did take part in the team events at the SoCal Regionals.


Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD

Exercise Trends and Warm Weather Fitness Strategies

      What's Hot in Exercise Trends?
      Warm Weather Fitness Strategies
Marie SpanoMarie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, is a nutrition communications expert and one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists. She is the sports nutritionist for the Atlanta Hawks, Blackzilians (MMA) and Chip Smith Performance Systems. Spano’s clients also include athletes in the NFL, PGA, NHL, CrossFit and more. She was the sports dietitian for the former Atlanta Thrashers (prior to their move to Canada) as well as the Atlanta Braves – Minor Leagues. Spano got her start as a graduate assistant in the athletic dept. at UGA, running the sports nutrition program there (reporting to Ron Courson, ATC, CSCS & Dr. Rick Lewis).

Spano has appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates, and authored hundreds of magazine articles and trade publication articles, written book chapters, marketing materials and web copy on a variety of topics ranging from novel food ingredients to optimal sports performance recovery foods. She is the author of two chapters in the NSCA’s Essentials of Strength and Conditioning, co-editor of the NSCA’s Guide to Exercise and Sport Nutrition (Human Kinetics Publishers) and currently working on another book for Human Kinetics.

A three-sport collegiate athlete, Spano earned her Masters in Nutrition from the University of Georgia where she ran the Sports Nutrition Program and her bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG) where she was a student-athlete representative to the NCAA and D1 cross country runner. Spano is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Annie B. Kay

How Yoga Can Benefit Diabetes

      Yoga and Diabetes
Annie B. Kay
Yoga does more than manage stress. In addition to calming the nervous system, it improves circulation throughout the body, increases muscular tone, improves balance, allows improved breathing, and provides gentle physical activity that nearly anyone can do. Now, research has proven that yoga practice has a significant potential for addressing key lifestyle and behavioral issues with disorders such as type 2 diabetes.
Annie B. Kay MS, RD, RYT, is the lead nutritionist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Author of the award-winning Every Bite is Divine, she is also an integrative dietitian and a Kripalu yoga teacher. Annie is the former director of the Osteoporosis Awareness Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


Nature’s Secrets with Dr. Susanne Bennett

Nature's Secrets with Dr. Susanne Bennett

Each week, host Dr. Susanne Bennett shares with her listeners Nature’s Secrets for a healthier body.

      Nature's Secrets: A Healthier Body
This week: We’re going to talk about how to Optimize your Exercise time and maximize your results! What type of exercise is best? What should we eat before and after our workouts? How do we best hydrate our tissues to prevent fatigue, and finally are there any special nutrients that can up level our workouts? I will share a few of my favorites with you!