10 episodes

Welcome to "Empowered by VICTRESS," the podcast dedicated to exploring the dynamic world of women's fitness and health through the lens of VICTRESS MVMT. Join us as we delve into empowering stories, expert insights, and actionable tips aimed at helping women achieve their fitness goals and foster a community of support and empowerment.

Each episode, we'll dive deep into topics such as strength training, nutrition, stage of life changes, and community building, all with the goal of inspiring and empowering women to take charge of their well-being. But that's not all – we'll also provide invaluable advice and strategies for gym owners and entrepreneurs looking to create inclusive spaces and build thriving communities within the fitness industry.

Tune in as we interview VICTRESS MVMT leaders, fitness experts, entrepreneurs and inspiring women who are making waves in the world of health, fitness and business. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and empowered to unleash your inner VICTRESS and become the best version of yourself, whether you're a gym owner, entrepreneur, or someone embarking on their wellness journey.

Join the movement, and let's empower each other to thrive in fitness, health, and entrepreneurship. This is "Empowered by VICTRESS."

Empowered by VICTRESS: The MVMT for Women’s Fitness and Health VICTRESS MVMT

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Welcome to "Empowered by VICTRESS," the podcast dedicated to exploring the dynamic world of women's fitness and health through the lens of VICTRESS MVMT. Join us as we delve into empowering stories, expert insights, and actionable tips aimed at helping women achieve their fitness goals and foster a community of support and empowerment.

Each episode, we'll dive deep into topics such as strength training, nutrition, stage of life changes, and community building, all with the goal of inspiring and empowering women to take charge of their well-being. But that's not all – we'll also provide invaluable advice and strategies for gym owners and entrepreneurs looking to create inclusive spaces and build thriving communities within the fitness industry.

Tune in as we interview VICTRESS MVMT leaders, fitness experts, entrepreneurs and inspiring women who are making waves in the world of health, fitness and business. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and empowered to unleash your inner VICTRESS and become the best version of yourself, whether you're a gym owner, entrepreneur, or someone embarking on their wellness journey.

Join the movement, and let's empower each other to thrive in fitness, health, and entrepreneurship. This is "Empowered by VICTRESS."

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    Mrs. Nebraska 2024: Amanda Diekman

    Mrs. Nebraska 2024: Amanda Diekman

    Amanda Diekman, Mrs. Nebraska 2024, discusses her pageantry experience, being a baseball wife, and finding her identity as a wife and mother. She shares the challenges of supporting her husband's career while pursuing her goals and how pageantry helped her gain confidence and public speaking skills. Amanda highlights the importance of a supportive network and the balancing act of being a wife, mother, and individual.

    She talks about maintaining a long-distance relationship with her husband, Jake Diekman while working as a news reporter and supporting him through his battle with ulcerative colitis. Amanda also discusses creating a nonprofit to support others with IBD and the importance of seeking help as a mother.

    Amanda shares her journey of overcoming fear to pursue her dream of having another child and competing in pageants. She emphasizes perseverance and the empowering environment of Victress Fitness. Amanda highlights the value of pageantry in giving women a platform to make a difference and be content with themselves without external validation.

    Keywords

    pageantry, baseball wife, identity, support, confidence, career, goals, passions, balancing act, long-distance relationship, news reporter, moral dilemmas, support, ulcerative colitis, nonprofit organization, motherhood, overcoming fear, loss, perseverance, supportive environment, empowerment, pageantry, platform, self-worth

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Background
    02:56 Finding Identity as a Wife and Mother
    07:39 The Challenges of Being a Baseball Wife
    12:42 Navigating Personal Goals and Support
    18:49 Pageantry as a Confidence-Boosting Experience
    21:11 Supporting Each Other's Careers
    24:04 Career Impact of Pageantry
    25:07 Balancing Personal and Professional Life
    26:09 Long-Distance Relationship Challenges
    27:30 Moral Dilemmas in Journalism
    30:34 Supporting a Partner with Ulcerative Colitis
    36:14 Creating a Nonprofit Organization
    43:22 The Emotional Journey of Motherhood
    59:25 Overcoming Fear and Loss
    01:07:19 Finding Strength and Confidence at Victress Fitness
    01:15:08 Pageantry as a Platform for Making a Difference
    01:19:36 Being Content with Who You Are

    Brittany Perrine: Personal Branding & Instagram

    Brittany Perrine: Personal Branding & Instagram

    Welcome to another episode of Empowered by Victress! Today, Stacy is joined by Brittany Perrine, a dynamic Instagram influencer and mom, to dive into the intricate world of social media and content creation. Britt shares her journey as an influencer, offering invaluable insights on authenticity in personal branding, navigating algorithm changes, and the evolution of content formats. They discuss the significance of engagement and community building, the impact of menstrual cycles on creativity, and strategies for managing negativity and imposter syndrome. Britt also reveals her tips for time management, the use of DM automation and AI, and upcoming social media trends. Tune in to learn from Britt's expertise on creating engaging content, leveraging hashtags, and the benefits of cross-posting on platforms like TikTok and Pinterest. This episode is packed with strategies to empower women in the digital age and build thriving online communities.

    Keywords

    Instagram influencer, personal branding, content creation, social media, algorithms, engagement, community building, DM automation, AI, social media, menstrual cycles, creativity, negativity, imposter syndrome, content creation, personal brand, boundaries, growing a brand, negative effects of social media, upcoming trends, time management, branding, personal brand, social media, Instagram, TikTok, hashtags, stories, cross-posting, algorithms, content creation, Pinterest, video content

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Surviving the Summer as Moms
    03:33 Background and Journey as an Instagram Influencer
    10:54 Challenges and Growth as an Influencer
    22:03 Navigating Changes in Algorithms and Content Formats
    25:44 The Rise of Reels and Video Content
    28:42 Learning and Adapting to New Tools and Features
    31:02 The Impact of Menstrual Cycles on Creativity
    33:09 Dealing with Negativity and Imposter Syndrome on Social Media
    35:09 Finding Inspiration for Content Creation
    38:22 Tips for Growing a Personal Brand
    43:23 The Negative Effects of Social Media
    46:53 Upcoming Trends in Social Media
    51:20 Time Management in the Instagram Space
    53:14 Branding and Personal Brand Representation
    55:21 Optimizing Content with Hashtags
    57:21 Best Practices for Posting on Stories
    01:00:39 Cross-Posting from TikTok to Instagram
    01:03:03 Understanding Social Media Algorithms
    01:06:50 The Emerging Popularity of Pinterest

    Nicole Legler, RD: Low Energy Availability

    Nicole Legler, RD: Low Energy Availability

    Join us for this enlightening episode with Nicole Legler, a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nicole's journey began as a competitive female athlete and Division 1 Collegiate Tennis Player, where she discovered her passion for nutrition and its impact on performance and recovery. Her experiences led her to specialize in performance nutrition and behavior change, focusing on the intricate relationship between our environment, diet culture, and food perception.

    Nicole's career started at the University of Nebraska Athletics Department as a Performance Dietitian, working with collegiate athletes. She now runs her private practice, Always in Motion Nutrition, dedicating her expertise to helping athletes and active individuals achieve their performance goals through personalized nutrition education. Nicole emphasizes the importance of understanding the "why" behind our eating habits to effectively change "how" we eat, promoting a healthy relationship with food and intuitive eating.

    In this episode, Nicole delves into the critical issue of low energy availability (LEA) and its profound impact on overall health and performance. LEA, characterized by insufficient energy intake to support both physiological functions and training demands, is a common issue among female athletes, adolescents, and the general population. Nicole discusses the primary causes of LEA, including chronic dieting, severe restrictions, and inadequate post-exercise nutrition. She also highlights LEA's symptoms and long-term consequences, such as fatigue, impaired reproduction, gastrointestinal issues, and reduced bone health.

    Nicole shares practical strategies to prevent and treat LEA, including proper fueling before and after workouts and the importance of eating breakfast within two hours of waking up. She underscores the need for more research on LEA in different hormonal states and raises awareness about its prevalence and impact on women's health and performance.

    Tune in to gain valuable insights from Nicole's extensive education and certifications, including an MS in Nutrition & Exercise, Registered Dietitian (RD), Nebraska Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist (LMNT), ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and a BS in Dietetics & Kinesiology.

    Don't miss this episode for expert advice on optimizing your nutrition and performance from a seasoned professional passionate about empowering others through informed dietary choices and healthy eating habits.

    Keywords

    low energy availability, LEA, registered dietitian, chronic dieting, severe restrictions, fasting, symptoms, impaired bone health, resting metabolic rate, body composition changes, females, athletes, adolescents, low energy availability, LEA, females, endurance exercise, extreme restrictions, perimenopause, postmenopause, fueling, breakfast, calorie intake, medical team, registered dietitian, research, awareness, women's health, performance

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Background of Nicole Legler
    02:07 Journey to Becoming a Registered Dietitian
    09:03 Understanding Low Energy Availability
    31:10 Long-Term Consequences of Low Energy Availability
    35:32 The Risk of Low Energy Availability in Females, Athletes, and Adolescents
    52:12 Treating LEA: The Role of Exercise
    58:56 The Need for More Research on LEA
    01:05:05 Preventing LEA: Fueling Strategies
    01:08:25 Collaboration with Victris and Future Directions

    Bethany Vitko, OT: Medical Gaslighting

    Bethany Vitko, OT: Medical Gaslighting

    In this episode of Empowered by VICTRESS, we are joined by Bethany Vitko, an occupational therapist and women's health provider. This specific conversation delves into medical gaslighting and dismissal, focusing on its impact on women's health. Bethany Vitko, a licensed occupational therapist (OT), and Stacy share their personal experiences and stress the importance of validating women's health concerns. Bethany, with her professional background, offers a unique perspective on the importance of holistic and empathetic care. They emphasize the need for healthcare providers to listen attentively, ask pertinent questions, and thoroughly document patient issues. The discussion highlights the necessity for continuous education and training among physicians to prevent medical dismissal and ensure they stay current with the latest research.

    Bethany and Stacy discuss the significance of finding healthcare providers who genuinely understand and address women's health concerns. They acknowledge the challenges women face, including being dismissed or gaslighted by medical professionals, and offer advice on self-advocacy. The conversation also touches on the role of insurance in healthcare decisions and the importance of trusting one's intuition. Overall, the conversation aims to empower women to seek the care they deserve and advocate for positive change in the medical field.

    Keywords

    medical gaslighting, medical dismissal, women's health, healthcare providers, patient concerns, continued education, training, research, women's health, healthcare provider, dismissal, gaslighting, advocacy, intuition, insurance

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Personal Experiences
    08:17 Defining Medical Gaslighting and Dismissal
    13:55 The Disproportionate Impact on Women
    31:04 The Role of Continued Education in Preventing Medical Dismissal
    33:00 The Importance of Finding the Right Healthcare Provider
    41:36 Demanding Changes in Women's Healthcare
    46:07 The Impact of Insurance on Women's Healthcare
    48:42 Trusting Your Intuition and Advocating for Yourself

    Lauren Burroughs

    Lauren Burroughs

    "You have to be able to accept that the process is worthwhile. I've been shaped and molded in the fire, and I tried to make it happen, but it didn't work out. "

    In this episode, Stacy and Lauren Burroughs explore the emotional journey of supporting an athlete through Olympic trials, focusing on family unity. Lauren shares her perspective as an athlete's wife, emphasizing the role of family and children in achieving shared goals.

    They highlight the growing popularity of girls' wrestling and its benefits for confidence and fitness. The conversation covers body awareness, weight classes, and the importance of responsible coaching in managing athletes' weight.

    The discussion extends to the parallels between wrestling and childbirth, underscoring the importance of confidence and community support. They stress reclaiming ancestral wisdom, understanding identity, and finding strength in faith and family, encouraging listeners to embrace their unique journeys.

    Keywords

    support, athlete, wins, losses, Olympic trials, family, team, wife, children, goals, girls' wrestling, confidence, empowerment, physical fitness, body movement, weight classes, wrestling, empowerment, parenting, coaching, perspective, confidence, identity, giving birth, support, natural birth, mindset, preparation, challenges, confidence, belief, community support, partner, education, information, reclaiming wisdom, identity, faith, father-daughter relationship, motherhood

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Personal Updates
    03:37 Navigating Wins and Losses
    07:34 The Role of Family Support
    23:07 Empowerment and Confidence in Wrestling
    24:08 Body Movement and Joy
    25:35 Weight Classes in Wrestling
    29:20 Responsible Parenting and Coaching
    32:38 Empowerment through Perspective and Confidence
    38:46 The Empowerment of Giving Birth
    47:03 The Empowering Nature of Natural Birth
    48:14 The Role of Mindset and Preparation
    52:00 The Importance of Community Support
    56:08 Reclaiming Wisdom from Previous Generations
    59:08 Finding Strength in Identity and Faith
    01:03:44 The Impact of a Father-Daughter Relationship
    01:08:39 Embracing the Journey of Motherhood

    Mary Jane Glade, DPN: Women's Health & Hot Topic #1

    Mary Jane Glade, DPN: Women's Health & Hot Topic #1

    Mary Jane Glade, DNP, has served women as nurses for over 20 years. With a background in gynecology and cancer care clinics in both urban and rural settings, Mary Jane has extensive experience, expertise, and training in women’s health and high-risk care. She went to school at Creighton University and earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2019, previously obtaining her Master's Degree and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification in 2007 from Creighton. She is certified in Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment (CGRA) and has undergone intensive genetic and risk assessment training. Mary Jane is deeply passionate about improving women's lives and is wholeheartedly committed to promoting and preserving women’s wellness. She aims to help her patients resolve their health concerns through respectful, compassionate care.

    In this conversation, Mary Jane Glade delves into her healthcare background and journey to becoming a nurse practitioner specializing in women's health. She underscores the significance of prevention and education in healthcare, sharing her approach to treating women throughout different stages of life. The discussion addresses women's challenges in taking their health concerns seriously and the need for personalized, comprehensive care.

    The conversation covers various topics, including inflammation, estrogen dominance, and Hot Topic #1 of our series: the use of GLP-1 medications in women's health. We discuss some of the benefits and risks of GLP-1 medicines for weight loss and metabolic health, dispelling misconceptions about BMI markers and emphasizing the importance of overall health rather than just weight. The importance of education, guidance, and a holistic treatment approach—including lifestyle changes and strength training—is emphasized throughout the conversation. Additionally, they touch on the accessibility and future developments of GLP-1 medications.

    Keywords

    women's health, healthcare, prevention, education, nurse practitioner, background, challenges, inflammation, estrogen dominance, GLP-1 medications, GLP-1 medications, weight loss, metabolic health, BMI markers, overall health, cardiovascular events, liver function, fatty liver disease, systemic inflammation, pancreatitis, muscle loss, gallbladder issues, education, guidance, holistic approach, lifestyle changes, strength training, accessibility, future developments

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Background
    03:08 The Journey to Women's Health
    06:08 Addressing Women's Health Concerns
    10:20 Taking a Comprehensive Approach
    13:09 The Role of Nutrition and Labs in Women's Health
    23:24 Hot Topic: Hormones and Women's Health
    30:17 Understanding GLP-1 Medications
    38:15 The Benefits of GLP-1 Medications
    44:32 Risks and Considerations
    49:15 The Importance of Education and Guidance
    52:49 The Role of Strength Training and Lifestyle Changes
    01:00:53 The Accessibility and Future Developments

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