Essential Fit Talks with Wess Murray show

Essential Fit Talks with Wess Murray

Summary: NYC Personal trainer and wellness coach Wess Murray interviews fitness professionals, wellness coaches, nutritionists and other health professionals to discuss all aspects of health and wellness. We\\\'ll also take your questions, and you might have the opportunity for live coaching right on the show! You can keep up with the show by going to ***** ***** We are also on Facebook. You can join our FAN PAGE by going to ***** *****

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 The Vegan Fitness Lifestyle: separating myth from reality. Jehina Malik joins Essential Fit Talks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:00

'You can't build a better body without protein from meat!' If you been working out for any length of time, you may have heard that comment. But what if that's not true? What if it is possible to have the body of your dreams and not include meat in your diet. Or eggs. Or even milk for that matter. Essentially fit Radio welcomes Jehina Malik, a drug free bodybuilder. She also happens to be a life-long vegan. She breaks the sterotypes of what a champion bodybuilder looks like. Come join us this Sunday as we discuss: What is Veganism? What are first steps one should take if they are thinking of becoming one. The biggest myths regarding veganism. How to build muscle and lose fat on a vegan diet. It is possible to not get enough nutrients on a vegan diet. Veganism is a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. Vegans endeavor not to use or consume animal products of any kind. The most common reasons for becoming a vegan are an ethical commitment or moral conviction concerning animal rights, the environment, human health, and spiritual or religious concerns.

 Fighting Obesity in Our Schools. Essentially Fit welcomes Youth fitness expert Brian Semonian | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Founder, Executive Director - Brian Semonian Brian is the founder and Executive Director of PEP. His dedication and commitment to physical fitness, health and wellness stemmed from childhood and continues to this day. He received a BS from the University of Arizona in Secondary Education Physical Education, with a minor in Athletic Coaching. He has also completed courses towards his MA with National University in Education Administration. He has served in public schools K-12 in AZ, CA, and NY as a Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, and Dean working with children of all ages, recruiting for collegiate teams, coaching school sports, training pre-Olympic athletes, and guiding individual clients toward greater overall wellness. After over 10 years of PE experience in public and private schools, it became clear there was a glaring hole in early childhood development and education. The lack of consistent, quality PE repercussions are overwhelmingly apparent with childhood obesity, diabetes, heart disease, teen pregnancies, bad eating habits and sedentary lifestyles at an all time high, especially among minorities. Brian hopes to instill a new habit of healthy eating and physical activity among children which will ultimately improve classroom learning while simultaneously improving their health and wellbeing.

 Dr. Joel Nathan discusses hormone replacement therapy with host Wess Murray | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:00

Joel Nathan, M.D. graduated the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1980. He completed the Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Michigan. His interest in helping patients recover from substance abuse led him to complete a fellowship program in Addiction Medicine at the V.A. Medical Center in San Francisco. He then became the medical director of the Stanford University Alcohol and Drug Program and went on to start his private practice in New York City. After 21 years of helping his patients make and sustain lifestyle changes, he is now certified in the Age Management Field. He is certified as an Age Management physician through Cenegenics. He follows a program of Age Management himself and does the work to get healthier. He works out three days a week and follows a low glycemic diet. Experiencing, first hand, the advantages of an Age Management program allows him to be able to know how to help his patients reach and surpass their health goals. "My passion for my work is tremendous. My patients pick up on my energy and are motivated to get and stay healthier." He wants to share information on testosterone, growth hormone and bioidentical estrogen, hormone testing and ways to avoid side effects. Those who work out will be especially interested in this topic. Diet & exercise work with hormone replacement to help men & women to feel and look great.

 A Weightloss Success Story - Essentially Fit welcomes Caroline Jhingory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:00

Imagine being 5’2 in height and 273lbs in the 8th grade. Now, imagine being a girl and being constantly teased about your weight. That's exactly what our next guest had to overcome growing up. Caroline has accomplished what most people have not: Over the last eight (8) years, now at 29 years old, she has lost and maintained a 123lb weight loss without gastric bypass surgery, any commercial diet programs or fad diets. ***Caroline's amazing weight loss success story has been featured in both Essence and SHAPE magazines.*** We will be talking about how she did it. And what are the tools that you need to succeed. Exercise has been the central tool in her transformation, but it’s still only one part of the puzzle towards health. We will cover the other parts to the puzzle.

 Tom Venuto joins Wess Murray at Essentially Fit Radio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Tom Venuto is the owner and publisher of He is also the author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, the best-selling fat loss diet and nutrition e-book in Internet History (as rated by, with almost 200,000 readers in 144 countries so far. Tom has been involved in virtually every aspect of the fitness and weight loss industry since he started in 1989: personal trainer, nutrition consultant, motivation coach, fitness model, health club manager and best-selling author. Venuto is a freelance writer and has written more than 400 articles on nutrition, training, fat loss and fitness motivation, and his articles can be found on thousands of websites worldwide including, The Huffington Post,, Men's, Lee Labrada's Lean Body Coaching Club, Christian Finn's Facts About, Will Brink's Bodybuilding and too many others to list. Tom has been writing and publishing online since 1999, but he has also been featured in the bodybuilding and fitness print magazines including IRONMAN (US, Italian and Australian editions), Natural Bodybuilding, Muscular Development, Exercise for Men, Men’s Exercise and Men's Fitness.  

 Discover your inner 'DIVA': Christine Lakatos joins Wess Murray and EFT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Mother of two daughters, fitness expert, author, blogger, and writer for Blogcritics Magazine Author of MY DIVA DIET: A Woman's Last Diet Book (on Amazon) 1993 Ms. Fitness San Diego 1990 Ms. Fitness USA top 10 Finalist 1990 Steel Rose Championship Finalist 1989 Ms. San Luis Obispo 1990 American Gladiator Contestant KESQ TV 3 Midday Show Palm Springs Life Magazine Muscle Magazine Video Parrillo Performance Magazine Thane Fitness Co. Orbitrek Infomercial Power Gym Strong & Shapely magazine Ironman magazine Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness Camp Counselor Christian, Mom, Author, Blogger––fitness, politics, culture, and more. ACE Certified Fitness Trainer (since 1980), retired bodybuilder, fitness competitor, and American Gladiator contestant (1990). Author the MY DIVA DIET "Fitness Book Series" –– our mission is to empower women of all ages so that they can get into great shape, to challenge them to be better women, and to ensure a legacy of good health to the next generation. (

 Becoming a success/ Jonathan Angelilli talks fitness with Wess Murray | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Jonathan Angelilli is the founder of Dynamic Results Inc. and expert personal trainer located in New York City. Dynamic Results provides customized health and fitness solutions. His team of trainers, therapists, and doctors will empower you to embrace a lifestyle that makes you happier, hotter, and healthier than ever! "I started working out to 'look better naked', but exercise ended up transforming me. It has empowered me to be stronger physically and mentally, feel better within my body and about my body, and be more confident and pro-active in all areas of life. Essentially, exercise allows me to be my best self and live life more fully. A passion to share this enthusiasm for self-empowerment via fitness naturally arose from my experience. My goal with every client is to change there life through exercise, and to consistently exceed their own expectations about what they can achieve. "I believe that the trainer/client relationship is a unique for a multitude of reasons, and provides a special platform for making someone’s life healthier and better in every aspect. I think of every client as an extension of myself, and hold us both accountable for the success of our relationship."

 Develop your 'Inner Warrior' with Navy Seal Michael Jaco and Wess Murray | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

 From conflicts in Panama to war in Iraq, Navy SEAL Michael Jaco has employed his powers of perception and awareness to save his life and the lives of his fellow SEALs. In The Intuitive Warrior, Jaco recounts the mentally and physically demanding training required of members of one of the most elite Special Forces units, and how the intuition developed during that training can be learned and applied by anyone. Using real-life examples, Jaco explains how he tapped into his intuitive capabilities to predict attacks and protect his fellow soldiers. The Intuitive Warrior will teach you how employing the methods perfected by a genuine military hero can act as a catalyst toward developing a richer, more fulfilled life.

 Essentially Fit Welcomes Celebrity Trainer JJ Virgin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

JJ Virgin is one of the nation’s foremost celebrity nutrition experts, public speaker and media personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, the past 10 in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, have earned JJ recognition as the go-to weight loss expert who can unlock the door to life-long weight management through her sensible, no-fail approach to nutrition and fitness. JJ’s upcoming book “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy” will be published in May 2010 from Simon & Schuster. Internationally recognized as the creator and leader of the breakthrough Weight Loss Resistance Revolution™ programs, JJ is responsible for turning the most challenging weight loss resistant cases into stunning successes where clients can get lean for life. Her mission is to crush the widespread misinformation on nutrition and exercise and put a serious dent in the obesity epidemic with her science-based approach to weight loss and fitness. She has worked with performance athletes, CEO's, and A-list celebrities from around the world, including Gene Simmons, Ben Stiller, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tracie Thoms, Janeane Garofalo, Joshua Rexford, Stephen Bishop, Benny Mardones, and Superman Returns star Brandon Routh. JJ appeared for two years as the nutrition expert on the top-rated Dr. Phil Show, and made appearances on ABC's Extreme Makeover, NBC's iVillage Live, and the E! channel's Modern Girl's Guide to Life. She's authored numerous articles and has been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows, at international conferences and in popular magazines including US and SHAPE, and appears regularly on popular websites and in newspapers. JJ has led national health campaigns and also trains other health care professionals and speaks to doctors about weight loss, fitness, nutrition and related health issues.

 Steve Cotter Talks Kettlebells with Coach Wess | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Steve Cotter is a world renowned martial artist and strength and conditioning instructor. He is the owner of FullKOntact Kettlebells and Full KOntact Fitness. Steve is also director and founder of the most recent kettlebell and fitness certifying organization, the International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation, with certified instructors in every continent:

 Dr. Oz Wellness Warrior Merrill White Panayi talks Fitness with Wess Murray of Essentially Fit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Merrill Panayi, wife and mother of 2 sons, has lost 200 pounds since May, 2007. During that journey, she has made it her mission to learn and share techniques on how to lose and maintain a healthy weight.

 Essentially Fit Welcomes Fitness Pioneer, Shawn Phillips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Longtime ambassador for personal transformation and fitness, Shawn Phillips is on a mission to spread a new standard of strength throughout America. On his quest, Shawn has focused his considerable passion on transforming our country, with his steady, unwavering message: "health is not enough; it's A Time for Strength." Phillips asks each of us to aim beyond health, to aim for Strength. Shawn, whose uncompromising commitment to strength and fitness, is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and renowned expert in the area of performance training and nutrition. For over twenty-five years he has helped hundreds of thousands of people including business leaders, professional athletes, numerous celebrities, clients and friends look great, feel great and unleash their full strength. Instrumental in building the industry of performance nutrition, Shawn most recently created the Full Strength Premium Nutrition Shake, pioneering a brand new category known as "fast performance food." Shawn is also the creator of Focus Intensity Training, a system integrating body and mind; blending the depth of Eastern traditions with the Western form and function of strength training. He also has served as a faculty member of the Integral Institute, a leader in the field of human potential. Shawn is the author of Strength for Life. In Strength for Life Shawn guides women and men beyond health to a new-level of strength with a revolutionary approach to nutrition and training. He is also the author of ABSolution: The Practical Guide To Building Your Best Abs.

 Essentially Fit Welcomes Weight Loss Success Miracle, Bonnie Matthews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Several years ago Bonnie started a new project! To transform her body! She started eating better and working out and has burnt off 130lbs the old fashioned way. She has embraced fitness and health and is excited to be sharing that passion with the public through the Dr. Oz Show. "If I can do it, anybody can do it" she says. She is helping inspire others each and every day with her energy and positive spirit. Bonnie is part of Dr. Oz's wellness team and blogs regularly through

 Matt Striker, WWE Wrestler joins Essentially Fit Radio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Matt Striker seemed destined to work for the New York City Board of Education until retirement age. But, while Striker loved the opportunity to reach young people in the classroom, he remained enamored with professional wrestling. So, in his spare time, Striker began to train for the mat with a television mainstay of his childhood: the unpredictable Johnny Rodz, a WWE Hall of Famer who ran a wrestling school out of Gleason's Gym, beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Soon, Striker was wrestling for various small promotions while still meeting expenses as a teacher. Filling in for a teacher on maternity leave at a Long Island middle school, Striker noticed one student eying him with curiosity. After a while, Striker's nocturnal profession became a topic of discussion in class. Striker used that to discuss goals and motivate his students. He took that approach with him to Cardozo High School in the fall of 2004. Then, in December, Striker had a chance to go overseas to wrestle. He called in sick to free up the necessary time. There were no repercussions until he appeared in the Angle Invitational on Raw. In Queens, Striker's students instantly recognized their teacher. It didn't take long for students and teachers to figure out that he'd been in Japan when he was supposedly ill. It began a furor that resulted in national media coverage and his forced resignation from his teaching job. The exposure, however, thrust Striker into the national spotlight and launched his WWE career. Striker has shown solid technique as a competitor on both ECW and Raw. After proving himself in the ring, he took on a new role behind the mic as an ECW color commentator. Striker then made his way to Friday nights, bringing his extensive knowledge and unique, witty brand of banter to the SmackDown stage.

 Essentially Fit Welcomes Brett Cohen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

We've all tried it at one time or another. We've tried running as a source of exercise. Some of us enjoyed it, and a number of us did not. But what if you are part of the percentage of people who's injured themselves while running to get into shape. Could your injury have been prevented? Are you currently running now? You could be setting yourself up for serious health problems. Join us this Sunday as we explore the topic of running for fitness. **IF YOU ARE EVEN THINKING OF RUNNING FOR EXERCISE, THEN YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW!*** Brett Cohen received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the State University of New York; College at Fredonia. Brett began his journey into fitness by studying the Japanese Martial Art; Jiu-Jitsu. Subsequent to obtaining his Black Belt, he continued to study Jiu-Jitsu along with many other Martial Art styles. Brett is certified as a SPINNING instructor by Mad Dogg Athletics, a Personal Fitness Trainer by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a Golf Biomechanic and Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach by the C.H.E.K Institute. The Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology Institute (C.H.E.K) is an elite education facility based in California. The C.H.E.K Institute specializes in advanced-level education for fitness professionals. C.H.E.K Institute professionals are among the most current and well-educated in their field. In addition to his current certifications, Brett has completed numerous correspondence courses from this institute to obtain a level of knowledge way beyond that required by the basic personal trainer certification.


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