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PHIT for a Queen is a podcast devoted to female athletes wanting to have it all: performance, health, intellect and time for self. Created by Rebecca McConville, RD, CSSD and Kara Shelman, LCSW, MPH at Centimano Counseling.

Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast Kara Shelman and Rebecca McConville

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PHIT for a Queen is a podcast devoted to female athletes wanting to have it all: performance, health, intellect and time for self. Created by Rebecca McConville, RD, CSSD and Kara Shelman, LCSW, MPH at Centimano Counseling.

    Eat-in a way that supports your physiology, training, and lifestyle.

    Eat-in a way that supports your physiology, training, and lifestyle.

    Heidi is a Registered Sports Dietitian (RD/RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), and Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS), with a Master’s in Sports Nutrition (MSc) from Liverpool John Moores University in England. Although she is based in Seattle, WA, she works virtually with athletes worldwide. Heidi specializes in endurance athletes, female athletes, plant-based athletes, RED-S & amenorrhea. 
    Heidi believes that all foods fit, and loves educating and empowering her clients to eat in a way that supports their physiology, training, and lifestyle, brings them joy, and makes them feel confident and powerful, and ultimately optimizes not only performance but overall health and well-being. 
    Heidi brings her personal experience into her practice, including years spent as a high-level endurance athlete, as well as her own struggle with an eating disorder and amenorrhea in an athletic world where disordered eating behaviors and body types are normalized. 
    Heidi continues to compete at a high level in trail racing and ultra-distance events. She also loves snowshoe racing, cross country skiing, road and mountain biking, and doing anything and everything in the mountains. SHe does not go a day without a strong cup of coffee, and her favorite foods are peanut butter, dark chocolate, spicy Mexican food, donuts, sushi, and smoothie bowls. 
    So you know she's legit:
    Registered Sports Dietitian (RD/RDN)
    Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
    Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS)
    Master’s in Sports Nutrition (MSc) from Liverpool John Moores University in England
    Contact Heidi:
    Instagram: @hkstrickler_sportsrd
    Email: hkstrickler.sportsrd@gmail.com
    LinkTree (all podcasts, articles. etc): https://linktr.ee/hkstrickler_sportsrd 
    Work with Heidi:
    UCAN Discount code: UCANINSPIREHS 
    Website coming soon!

    • 21 min
    Health is not a number on the scale

    Health is not a number on the scale

    Sam Abbott is a registered dietitian nutritionist who helps those with PCOS ditch diets, improve insulin resistance, and balance hormones without feeling guilty or stressed about food. She runs the Instagram account @pcos.nutritionist where she gives free tips and support around PCOS nutrition education and also runs the PCOS Freedom Program – a complete program for improving hormone balance without a side of diet culture or weight stigma. Sam is passionate about empowering people with PCOS with the knowledge they need to improve their hormone imbalances and live their happiest, healthiest lives without dieting. 
    "I became interested in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) after seeing client after client struggle with symptoms. I share in my clients’ frustrations when they are handed a prescription for birth control and metformin, and then they are told they need to lose weight. The “lose weight” advice is a distraction from discussing how hormones can be balanced through diet, lifestyle, and supplements."
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    So you know she's legit:
    BS in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech
    MSEd in Health Education, Virginia Tech
    Didactic Program in Dietetics, University of Alabama
    Dietetic Internship, Utah State University
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, State of North Carolina
    In progress – working towards my Intuitive Eating certification!

    • 23 min
    Dr. Jen Welter talks women in Football

    Dr. Jen Welter talks women in Football

    Dr. Jen Welter

    NFL's First Female Coach I Speaker I GrrridIron Girls Founder I First Female Coach in Madden I First Female Running Back in Men's Pro Football I Author IMotion and Emotion Pioneer
    Dr. Jen Welter is a groundbreaking, barrier-busting force of nature. She is a female trailblazer, a sports pioneer, Ph.D., passionate leader, world-renowned speaker, entrepreneur, and source of inspiration around the globe. Her relentless pursuit of individual excellence and success in challenging the status quo time and time again, fuels her current drive to help others achieve their best in sports, health and wellness, professional pursuits, and life.
    She is driven by the belief that "Greatness is a choice you make over and over. And when you choose personal greatness-big or small-it becomes a part of who you are." In every realm she tackles, Dr. Jen is a game-changer, bringing vision, power, and purpose to her mission of breaking the chains of what has alwaysbeen and redefining what is and will be.
    She tackled her football career with fearless tenacity and an unprecedented track record of pioneering firsts. Building on her remarkable career in women's football, which included 2 Gold medals with Team USA, 4 World Championships, and 8 All-Star selections, Dr. Jen busted into the men's game, as the first female running back signed to a men's professional team. Blending her passion for the game with a powerful, unique communication style, she broke through the biggest boys club of all, the NFL, as the first female coach in the league and the Madden NFL 20 video game. Crystallizing her journey into a playbook for overall success, she published "Play Big, Lessons in Living Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL."
    Not content to stop there, Dr. Jen's belief in the power of sport to transform society inspired her to create sustainable platforms and inclusive programs to help women become leaders, give girls access, and empower kids to overcome challenges through physical, emotional, and social well being. She foundedGrrridiron Girls, the first national movement for girls in flag football. She has been honored and quoted by President Obama as a female pioneer and role model. She has coached everyone from kids in sports camps to C-level executives, on how finding your voice and having fearless conversations can fuel positivechange.
    When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, she teamed with Creative Director and Founder of Jayne Agency, Brooke Foley to create the Critter Fitter book series, the world's first social, emotional, and physical wellness series for young kids. Covering themes ranging from social distancing and mask-wearing to resilience and wellness through movement, Critter Fitter offers a holistic platform for parents and children to solve a range of complex problems, giving youth a voice throughconversations, tools, and experiences.
    Dr. Jen's message of overcoming life's obstacles with grit, tenacity, and limitless possibility has received worldwide acclaim, by audiences ranging from global companies and top schools to brands, nonprofits, and professional sports teams.

    • 27 min
    The Kansas City Dietitian

    The Kansas City Dietitian

    Bethany Frazier, MS, RD, LDN is the owner of the Kansas City Dietitian, a private nutrition practice that specializes in digestive wellness, hormones and healthy living. 
    Before returning to school to be a dietitian she received a bachelor's degree in sports management. Bethany holds a bachelor's degree in dietetics from the University of Central Missouri. She went on to complete her Registered Dietitian internship and master's degree in food and nutrition at Bowling Green State University. Bethany was a collegiate volleyball and cross country athlete. She still enjoys running in her free time and is looking forward to future coaching opportunities with her husband and 3 small children. 

    So you know she's legit:

    The Kansas City Dietitian, Owner
    Kansas City Dietitian LLC

     2013 – Present

    Bowling Green State University
    Dietetics Internship
    Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services

    2012 – 2013

    Central Missouri State University
    Bachelors of Science, Dietetics

    2011 – 2012

    Moody Bible Institute
    BA, Sports Management

    2006 – 2008


    • 23 min
    Defining positive thinking with Amanda Clements

    Defining positive thinking with Amanda Clements

    Amanda Clements is a Certified Professional Coach who specializes in teaching and training the mental aspects of sports. She helps athletes perform under pressure, overcome disappointments, handle stress, and increase their emotional intelligence. Her "whole life" approach can also address those who feel they are lacking direction, purpose, motivation, organization, passion, or life balance.  She has experience working with teams and individuals from club sports up to the professional level and uses mental performance techniques to help her clients achieve their desired goals.
    Amanda’s twenty-year sports career includes competing as a Division I gymnast and playing defensive back for Washington DC’s semi-pro, women’s football team. It was her own, emotional struggle with transitioning out of competition that ultimately led her to combine her coaching practice with her love of sports. She now finds purpose in helping other athletes excel during their competitive careers, as well as navigate the transition into life thereafter.
    Contact Amanda

    So you know she's legit:
    iPEC Coaching
    2009 - 2010
    Certified Professional Coach
    Energy Leadership Index - Master Practitioner
    Core Performance Dynamics Specialist
    Towson University
    Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Sociology and Anthropology - Summa Cum Laude
    2003 - 2007
    Division | Gymnastics Team
    Studen-Athlete Advisory Committee
    National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    Golden Key Internation Honour Society

    • 21 min
    Darkness to Light

    Darkness to Light

    Darkness to Light is the leading child sexual abuse prevention organization in the United States. We empower adults to help prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
    We are working toward a world free of child sexual abuse where adults have the courage to protect kids.
    Through a combination of research, education, and community advocacy, we use a social behavior change approach to pioneer new training initiatives that bring child sexual abuse prevention to the attention of the broader cultural conversation. Our work empowers adults and organizations to bring best-practices in child safety to their own communities.
    Our Approach
    Darkness to Light is a leader in child sexual abuse prevention and uses the power of behavior change to protect children.
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    Our Education
    Child sexual abuse prevention starts with knowledge and awareness of the problem. Adult education is key.
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    Our Research
    Research broadens our understanding of how abuse occurs and can help us better prevent it.
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    Our Advocacy
    Through the use of advocacy strategies, we empower caregivers, community leaders, government officials, and the media to motivate their communities to take preventive actions.
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    Whether you are trying to prevent abuse from happening, or you are concerned a child you know is being abused, there are resources available to help.
    If you believe a child is in immediate danger report to authorities or child protective services. If you want any other one-on-one help in determining how to respond appropriately, call the Darkness to Light Helpline at 1-866-FOR-LIGHT or text LIGHT to 741741.
    For more information on Preventing, Identifying, and/or Reporting Abuse click here.

    • 22 min

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C Tennis ,

Great multifaceted podcast!

I love this podcast. The professional but relatable approach and variety of guests is brilliant and the presenters PHIT philosophy theme incorporates all my interests. Thanks for this interesting and engaging show!

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