60 episodes

Celeste Bonin is a former WWE Diva's Champion, ball buster, divorcé, lady boss, CEO, business owner, designer, and a strong believer in the philosophy that cursing is an art form. Co-host, Laurin Conlin, is an IFBB Bikini Pro, successful coach, and entrepreneur. She has her Master’s degree, and she curses like a dirty sailor. The perfect combination of brains, beauty, business savvy and total raunch.
Celeste and Laurin talk about the UNglamorous side of career, social media, relationships, fitness, life in general and the pressure of living up to the standards of other’s highlight reel. Get comfortable with embracing the ugly side of things.
For more info check out https://www.celestialbodiez.com/ and https://www.laurinconlin.com/

The UNglamorous Life Podcast Celeste Bonin & Laurin Conlin

    • Fashion & Beauty

Celeste Bonin is a former WWE Diva's Champion, ball buster, divorcé, lady boss, CEO, business owner, designer, and a strong believer in the philosophy that cursing is an art form. Co-host, Laurin Conlin, is an IFBB Bikini Pro, successful coach, and entrepreneur. She has her Master’s degree, and she curses like a dirty sailor. The perfect combination of brains, beauty, business savvy and total raunch.
Celeste and Laurin talk about the UNglamorous side of career, social media, relationships, fitness, life in general and the pressure of living up to the standards of other’s highlight reel. Get comfortable with embracing the ugly side of things.
For more info check out https://www.celestialbodiez.com/ and https://www.laurinconlin.com/

    Bodybuilding versus Body Balance with Rob MacIntyre

    Bodybuilding versus Body Balance with Rob MacIntyre

    Athletes are so hang-up about their physique nowadays. Everyone, not only professional athletes are hitting the gym to build their bodies. Protein diets, muscle building, hardcore training, and spending hours in the gym has become a trend. And with the extreme desire to look acceptable to the audience, even drugs like steroids have joined the hype. Today Laurin, Celeste, Ryan, and Grant will be joined by Rob MacIntyre, owner of Hard Nocks South Gym to let everyone know why hardcore training and unprescribed drugs could do more damage than good to your body and mental health. They’ll also tackle different stress hardcore training may bring you, not to mention the recovery periods your body will need when exposed to injuries. Tune in and learn from the experts on how you can achieve great balance between building your physique and looking great from the inside out.
     
    “You need to have balance. Everyone has bad days so if your body is telling you something, have balance and rest.”
     -Rob MacIntyre
     
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    In This Episode: 
    How bodybuilding has become not just about having a good physique but also building and projecting an image What sports stereotyping is all about Why people are stressing over their physique and how bodybuilding helps but not for long The physical and mental effects of hardcore training How to deal with the bad days and how can you use bodybuilding as a way to escape reality What motivates people to hit the gym and what do coaches do to motivate their professional athletes when they don’t feel like training How balance between hardcore training and “just having fun” training is achieved What are the risks you are exposing your body when you strain it with continuous training and steroids What are the corrective ways of doing training to avoid injuries   
    Resources:
    Celestial Bodiez Evolution Sale  
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Bridezillas, Wedding Dresses & Fashion Design

    Bridezillas, Wedding Dresses & Fashion Design

    Weddings can be the most stressful time in a person’s life, whether they’re in the bridal party or dealing with the drama from the sidelines -- but no one knows wedding chaos quite like someone in the industry. In this episode, Celeste and Laurin are joined by Olivia Gray, who gets to deal with brides at the peak of wedding planning pressure. Olivia has  BFA from SCAD and currently provides bridal alterations while developing her own line of gowns. She has a ton of advice for brides-to-be, and their family and friends, about choosing a dress, staying true to yourself, and putting together a killer wedding. You’ll also hear some hilarious stories about rude moms, double-sided tape, and going strapless. Don’t miss it!
     
    “It’s just one day in your life… but it’s the beginning of the rest of your life, so that’s really what matters.”
     -Olivia Gray
     
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    In This Episode: 
    How social media has influenced the wedding industry Why you need to pick your venue before anything else, and why you should try on “curveball” dresses Don’t confuse yourself! Hear why you should limit your dress try-on count to 10 Strapless gown tips and horror stories The best time to stop dieting if you’re trying to lose weight for your wedding, plus weight-related alteration nightmares Why you have to set boundaries with your family Ways to include your groom in the wedding planning Half of what you’re worried about won’t matter on the big day; here’s where to focus your energy instead The right way to balance your wedding and the honeymoon Olivia’s tips for anyone hoping to go into design  
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    Instagram OliviaGrayDesigns.com  
    Connect with Celeste and Laurin:
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    STOP Perpetual Dieting

    STOP Perpetual Dieting

    There’s a dark side to bodybuilding that no one seems to be talking about. Perpetual dieting, back-to-back competitions, and the constant drive to stay lean are all creating lifetime issues -- physically and mentally. Today Laurin and Celeste are taking a stand: it’s time to stop the madness. You’re going to hear exactly why your body needs a break, especially if you want to perform better and last longer in the sport. Laurin gets real about what happens to your body if you don’t take time off, and Celeste shares her experience with perpetual dieting when she was wrestling. Take it from these pros: no Instagram likes or six packs are worth this kind of trouble. Tune in to hear why.
     
    “If you want to make progress, you have to take time off stage.”
     -Laurin Conlin
     
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    In This Episode: 
    How bodybuilding has changed in the past decade to be more popular, but less attainable for the average person Why the bikini build is not sustainable You have to take a break between competitions! Hear what happens to your body when you don’t The mental effects of perpetual dieting and trying to stay lean Why you might be experiencing body fat overshoot: Understanding hyperphagia  Do you need to stay lean to stay relevant? Here’s why you don’t need to stay in perpetual diet mode for judges, sponsors, or business How coaches can step up and hold their clients accountable for treating their body well, while still helping them compete It isn’t just bodybuilders who need to be aware of this: Hear Celeste’s dieting experience that taught her a really valuable lesson when she was wrestling How to snag Celestial Bodiez at super discounted rates before the CB Collective drop in November  
    Resources:
    Celestial Bodiez Evolution Sale  
    Connect with Celeste and Laurin:
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    • 57 min
    Guys Vs Girls; Relationships, Business and MORE

    Guys Vs Girls; Relationships, Business and MORE

    Would you rather hear Celeste and Laurin joined by strength training coach and fireman Ryan Conley or fitness and business coach Grant Dziak? Luckily, you don’t have to choose one, because in today’s show, both of them step up to the mic. Laurin and Celeste sit down with their significant others to talk relationships, business, fitness, and more. You’ll hear hilarious questions and surprising answers in their quick round of Would You Rather, and some philosophical reflections about whether you should focus on the greater good over your own desires. Buckle up, because there’s a lot to hear in this fun and insightful Guys vs. Girls episode.
     
    “Everything seems like it’s always going to be this way because it’s as long as you’ve ever lived... As long as you keep going, there’s hope.”
     -Grant Dziak
     
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    In This Episode: 
    The boys dig into why consistency is important in a relationship and maintaining your independence is a non-negotiable Tips for communicating more effectively with your significant other Why trust is one of the most important aspects of a relationship, and what to do if you struggle with trusting people in your life The biggest lessons learned from the worst jobs the guys have ever had Celeste and Laurin share what it really means to be successful in business (hint: it’s not about the money) Would You Rather lightning round: A million-dollar question, knives for fingers, and teeth in unfortunate places Sports you need to try if you want to see a serious transformation in your life and advice from the guys about being consistent with fitness Are accolades or longevity more important in sports?  Messages from Ryan and Grant to their 18-year-old selves Why the greater good will always outweigh your own needs  
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Evolving Your Brand, Celestial Bodiez Evolves

    Evolving Your Brand, Celestial Bodiez Evolves

    If you’re a brand owner, entrepreneur, or leggings-lover, this one's for you. Celestial Bodiez, Celeste’s apparel company and the home of the OG booty scrunch leggings, is going through a huge transformation. CB Collective is launching on Black Friday with its first limited edition collection of athletic wear -- with the same booty scrunch, fit, and feel you know and love. In this episode, Celeste shares what inspired the change in her business and the choices she’s had to make along the way. You’ll hear her advice for branding, connecting with your audience, and developing a great product that makes people feel good. Plus, you’ll get a peek into the type of fashion you can expect from CB Collective and some updates on Team Loco Fit from Laurin.

    “So much of what goes into making a product is thinking about how it’s supposed to make people feel.”
     -Celeste Bonin
     
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    In This Episode: 
    Introducing CB Collective, the new evolution of Celestial Bodiez The history of Celestial Bodiez, their patented design, and why they’re still the OG booty scrunch leggings Rebrand versus a fresh start: When you should change your look and when you should change your model Quality over quantity: Why the number of people following your brand doesn’t actually matter What to expect from the limited edition releases coming from CB Collective How to create content that captures your brand’s voice and tells its story The big issues Celeste faced five years when starting Celestial Bodiez, and what it taught her Why it’s so important to make people feel good if you want them to feel connected to your brand What’s new with Team Loco Fit  
    Resources:
    CB Collective Apparel  CB Collective’s Instagram Team Loco Fit  
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Keto, Vegan, IF, and Paleo Diets

    Keto, Vegan, IF, and Paleo Diets

    When new fad diets are being promoted every week, it’s hard to cut through the B.S. and know which, if any, of these popular options you should try. In this episode, Laurin and Celeste dig into some of the popular diets and strategies people are adopting to lose weight and get healthier. You’ll hear about types of eating, like intermittent fasting and time-restricted feeding; diets like keto and paleo; and diets that are part of larger lifestyle changes, like veganism. You’ll also hear the effects some of these diets have had on Laurin and Celeste, including what happened when Celeste went vegan. Stop listening to what the Dr. Ozes of the world are selling and hear the reality of whether any of the options could be right for you.


    “It’s cool to… be super committed to something, but it’s safer to know what you’re doing, educate yourself, and ease into something.”
     -Celeste Bonin
     
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    Timestamps: 
    1:59 - Understanding intermittent fasting: Is it really a diet? Is it safe?
    10:54 - Why time-restricted feeding might be a better alternative to IF
    14:21 - How to get into the right mindset for fasting and how it can help with physical and mental resets
    17:37 - The science behind keto and its surprising use for Alzheimer’s and epilepsy
    21:09 - Why keto requires experimentation and why you can’t rely on the first few days to make a call on whether it’s a good fit for you
    29:44 - How Celeste went from bodybuilding with a meat-heavy diet to eating vegan and the results she saw when she made the change
    40:26 - Why paleo is one of the healthier choices compared to other fad diets, even if the nit-picky rules can be annoying
    48:28 - Why you can’t jump into a fad diet without doing your research
    50:26 - News from Laurin and Celeste
     
    Resources:
    The Peter Attia Drive Podcast Dr. Dominic D’Agostino Trifecta Meal Plans  
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    • 56 min

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