Our guest today is serial entrepreneur and passionate health advocate, Alex Charfen. Alex shares his story about living a vegan lifestyle, why he initially decided to become a vegan, and how Kevin transformed his way of thinking about health and nutrition and really give the paleo diet a chance. Alex explains that, although the vegan […]
Welcome to FitFluential Radio - The Intersection of Health, Wellness & Fitness!
Welcome to FitFluential Radio - the Intersection of health, wellness & fitness! Join hosts Kevin Cottrell & Kelly Olexa as they interview thought leaders & world-class experts and explain and simplify often complex health, wellness & fitness topics. Each episode will give you the practical actionable routines and tools that you can use to continue your journey towards optimal healthy living.
FitFluential (www.fitfluential.com) was founded by CEO Kelly Olexa in 2011 and is the leading multinational network of highly influential fitness, health, and wellness enthusiasts sharing their journey both online and offline through multiple social media platforms. The FitFluential network includes more than 15,000 members and 5,000 ambassadors.
As CEO of FitFluential, Kelly has an intimate view into the confusion, myths, misinformation, and hype regarding health and fitness that prevents people from reaching their goals or only work in the short-term.
FitFluential Radio will cut through the noise to bring listeners the most effective, actionable strategies from trusted experts.
We welcome your questions, feedback, ideas, input and suggestions on future topics and interviewees. Please use the FitFluential Radio Contact Form. Each week, we will review submitted questions and feedback and respond regularly via additional specific episodes covering frequently asked questions or deeper dives into health & wellness concepts that listeners desire additional information on.
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On today’s episode of FitFluential Radio, Kelly Olexa shares her story of how she became inspired to create the FitFluential company, what motivated her to make the fundamental changes in her life to get healthier, and her observations and insights into the health, fitness, and wellness industry. We dive deep into her personal and business […]
Brian and Carrie Grasso are personal trainers who puts emphasis on proper mindset training. Brian has been in the fitness industry for 20 years and works with professional athletes. Along the way, he realized the bulk of his work had a lot more to do with emotional and mental stability. Carrie, on the other hand, […]
In her 20s, Shannon Kaiser had everything a twenty-something could ask for. A steady job, an abundant source of income, a man who wanted to marry her, and lived in a flat that was better than what most her age can afford. Despite all the success, Shannon wasn’t happy. Suffering with bouts of depression, struggling […]
Jim Emme, the CEO of NOW Foods, joins us on the show today. Jim started his career from humble beginnings growing up on a farm in Indiana. He holds an undergraduate degree in food science and food chemistry, which initially started his career journey into the food industry. Jim has been with NOW; one of […]
Lindsay Manfredi is part of the band COLD, the people behind the riff audio for FitFluential Radio. Kelly met Lindsay in 2008 back when social media was still very new. Lindsay has wanted to be in the entertainment industry since she was 21 years of age and she literally lived the kind of life people […]
Dr. Chad Larson is a certified clinical nutritionist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He practices integrative naturopathic medicine which largely treats patients based on conventional medicine strategies and tests, but the treatment is usually more on a holistic protocol. Chad became passionate in fitness at a young age and even started training people when […]
He may not like the term, but most people describe Jay Cardiello as a celebrity trainer. His career started when he got into a sports-related accident involving a long jump and his tailbone. When he was confined for recovery for over a year, he had an epiphany and he realized how much more he can […]
Dr. Mike Roussell knows the nutrition game. On top of being a nutrition expert, Mike is also an author of several books as well as a nutrition adviser for Men’s Health and Shape magazines. He believes in the idea of what he calls the “Psychology of Nutrition” or the mental aspect of eating and dieting. […]
One look at Josh Chewning and you’d think he’s the kind of guy that has a good life and never struggled with anything. His infectious energy and smiles do a great job at hiding the fact that he’s a cancer survivor and that he once struggled to get his life back. In part 2 of […]
Josh Chewning is a personal trainer who started his career as a computer crime investigator shortly after leaving the army. He realized he didn’t like knowing the ugly side of humanity, so he quit. It wasn’t long before he heard an inspiring story from his friend, who was a personal trainer, who had a client […]
Valerie Waters is a personal trainer in Hollywood and has been sculpting celebrity bodies for over 20 years. She started getting into fitness when she was still in high school and trained for track & field. She fell in love with strength training as she found weight lifting as a form of stress relief, which […]
Mark Crabtree is a trainer and founder of Ignite Fitness Inc. Mark has plenty of certifications under his belt including being a certified athletic trainer for professional athletes. He drew his fitness inspiration from Arnold Schwarzenegger, which made him want to get stronger and get bigger muscles. He decided to learn more about training and […]
Jeremy Scott is widely known for his unique coaching style of “keeping it real” with his clients. He is a published, best-selling author, coach, athlete, and trainer who has helped thousands of people around the world transform, not only their body, but also their lives. He’s a former collegiate athlete and a self-proclaimed “real food […]
Matt Taub is an international fitness presenter, Beachbody Live master trainer, Fitfluential Ambassador, husband, and father of three boys with a serious passion for helping others live to their full potential by creating healthy habits in their daily lives. Matt entered college as a borderline underweight freshman, but by the time he graduated, he was […]
Matt Taub is an international fitness presenter, Beachbody Live master trainer, and Fitfluential Ambassador on a mission to help change as many lives as possible by helping people find their true potential through health and fitness. Matt and his lovely wife Felicia, are raising three in a world; like many parents, that is filled with […]
JJ Virgin is one of the most popular health and wellness gurus around. She’s a best-selling author and has been featured in magazines and even TV shows. Early in her career, she learned the importance of being a good marketer for her coaching business. Originally, schools taught her to eat less and exercise more for […]
Last episode, Dai Manuel gave us a slice of his life discussing his experience being an obese kid with a BMI of 40 at the age of 14. He told us what he did to change his life, the kind of hard work he pursued to become a healthier and fit person, and his advice […]