48 episodes

Many of us are now living the majority of our lives online. It is where we work, our social communication and connection, it is our entertainment and play. All of this screen time comes at a cost, which manifests differently for each of us. In this podcast we will look at different ways that people are being resilient in their everyday lives in their pursuit to show up for themselves on a daily basis. It is our hope that you will find a few tricks and tools to add to your own survival kit while recognizing that the struggle is REAL... for all of us. So put aside your ideals of perfection, control and normalcy and spend some time on this roller-coaster with us as we try to find some balance, and live well while living online.
This podcast is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio. Producer is Reinett Chefu. Executive producer is David DesRoches, director of community programming.

Living Well While Living Online Quinnipiac University

    • Health & Fitness
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Many of us are now living the majority of our lives online. It is where we work, our social communication and connection, it is our entertainment and play. All of this screen time comes at a cost, which manifests differently for each of us. In this podcast we will look at different ways that people are being resilient in their everyday lives in their pursuit to show up for themselves on a daily basis. It is our hope that you will find a few tricks and tools to add to your own survival kit while recognizing that the struggle is REAL... for all of us. So put aside your ideals of perfection, control and normalcy and spend some time on this roller-coaster with us as we try to find some balance, and live well while living online.
This podcast is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio. Producer is Reinett Chefu. Executive producer is David DesRoches, director of community programming.

    Happiness Brings You Success With Billy Mecca

    Happiness Brings You Success With Billy Mecca

    Bill Mecca is Senior Associate Athletic Director at Quinnipiac University. Billy, or Coach Mecca is known on campus for his ability to listen, mentor and support anyone who sits in his office. He “counsels” all who walk into his open door from student athlete, coach, to custodian and everyone in between. Bill’s own story contains two major health setbacks and his ability to utilize the power of prayer to help him live in the present moment. Coach Mecca began his journey at Quinnipiac in 1978 and has had an influential role within the QU community since the day he stepped foot on campus. He challenges all he encounters to live with JOY and focus on the things you can control in life. There are plenty of take always in this episode as Coach Mecca shares his life’s philosophies much of which have come from his setbacks along the way.
    (full bio: https://gobobcats.com/staff-directory/bill-mecca/2)
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    • 49 min
    Learning to Soar With Du Airlines

    Learning to Soar With Du Airlines

    Listen in as this young track & field star, Du Airlines, shares the love of his sport and the life he has created around it. Du is a triple jump athlete at Texas Christian University by way of Harare, Zimbabwe. From a young age, Du exhibited the grit and focus to place him among the top in his field. After winning many awards and accolades at TCU, Du was on course to make his Olympic debut. An injury side lined him, then a pandemic shut down the sport. But Du remained motivated and passionate to overcome and fulfill his destiny of being one of the best in the world in his sport. Lessons learned along the way include appreciate the small things, compartmentalizing to succeed and the power of prayer. Du shares his strong faith with the listeners along with his vulnerability and openness to be emotional and show emotion, even in the public eye. Listen in as the tells us what keeps him motivated and how he prepares himself for a completion. Du also has a solid practice of self love and self care which he role models so very well. We are really looking forward to watching him move on to the next phase in his career upon graduation this May, on the pro circuit.
    Give him a follow @du_airlines. (Visit his full bio for details: https://gofrogs.com/sports/mens-track-and-field/roster/chengetayi-du-mapaya/14142),
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    • 48 min
    It’s Ok Not To Be Ok With Fatima Batook

    It’s Ok Not To Be Ok With Fatima Batook

    Meet Fatima Batook, a Saudi woman who has been paving the way for Saudi females in fitness since 2006. Professionally, Fatima has opened two female fitness studios in Saudi Arabia, a yoga and cycling studio Bahrain as well as owning the first Saudi/Arab brand for fitness and sport apparel in the Middle East called TIMA®. Additionally, she serves on boards and foundations and is an active public speaker internationally (for full bio please go to: www.fatimabatook.com). Fatima’s personal struggles with health and fitness began at an early age and took her on a journey which challenged her on every level. Connecting with her feelings and emotions was pivotal in her success. Keeping her fitness community together during the pandemic was a challenge but created a stronger and more connected team. Fatima gave birth to a beautiful son only a few months ago which sent her on another path of searching for the balance of self care. Our health and well being will always have its ups and downs and Fatima discusses the importance of keeping the wheel in balance. To connect with Fatima and her businesses: @fatimabatook | @timalovelift | @fitstudio55
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    • 51 min
    Spend Energy to Feel More Energetic with Arin Shivarjoo

    Spend Energy to Feel More Energetic with Arin Shivarjoo

    This week we meet Arin Shivarjoo, Director of Program Operations for Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. Arin is the father of an amazing son, and avid Zwifter and is passionate about music. He has worked in the fitness industry for several years dealing with the business side of fitness programs. With the convergence of the passing of his father and the start of a global pandemic, Arin began his journey toward living a better-quality of life. Utilizing the Spinner® bike, Zwift virtual training system and changing habits as well as his mindset, Arin has shifted to a healthier version of himself over the past two years. This has been life changing for himself and his family. In this conversation, Arin shares his heartfelt appreciation of life, family, and all that he has as well as the self care practices that have put him on this new path. You can connect with Arin on Zwift: A.Shivarjoo, Strava: Arin Shivarjoo or on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arin-shivarjoo/  
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    • 48 min
    Learning What You Can Control with Allison Tanner

    Learning What You Can Control with Allison Tanner

    Allison Tanner almost died her freshman year at Quinnipiac. She was diagnosed with a brain infection and numerous co-infections. Since then, she continued to struggle with her health and has dedicated the last eight and a half years of her life to healing her body, mind, and spirit. She dove into a career of fitness and wellness and is now pursuing a degree as a physician assistant. Allison has so much wisdom for her years as a result of her health issues and how she learned to manage them. I think you all will appreciate some of her key take-a-ways, which are: listening and interpreting triggers, learning to control what she can control in her environment and focusing on enhancing her mental health. Many lessons for us all to take to heart. Give her a follow @allisontannner 
    And here are two websites for programs Allison’s mentions: https://icarecoordinator.com |. https://dailyhomefitness.com  
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Giving People An Opportunity to Have a Better Life with Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito

    Giving People An Opportunity to Have a Better Life with Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito

    Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito, two leading experts in the world of barre fitness, one of THE HOTTEST trends out there right now. There is no way to even begin to introduce all that this week’s guests have contributed to the world of fitness as a whole and how they have shaped the pillars of what a barre is today. Our conversation this week will take you on the journey of barre fitness and the pivotal role Lis and Fred played (Fred is the first male barre teacher in the world!) and how they are continuing to keep their clients moving and aging gracefully while nurturing themselves as well. You will love listening to the easy conversation and all that they have shared with us all on rebalancing their bodies, being flexible in every sense of the word and growing with an industry before during and after a pandemic all with the priority of giving people a better life.  What comes to mind is the concept of your vibe attracting your tribe, and attract a global tribe they did! I encourage you to check out their full bios on their website: www.corebarrefit.com where you will perhaps even take an online barre class with them! Perhaps you want to grab a copy of their book, “Barre Fitness” https://www.corebarrefit.com/barre-fitness-book 
    Also, give them a follow on social media @corebarrefit | @fdevito1 | @elisabethhalfpapp 
    [Photo credit: Luciana Pampalone] 
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    • 1 hr 14 min

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