10 episodes

Have you taken a rest day yet? You can rest with us.

Have a listen to the Rest Days podcast, hosted by Certified Personal Trainer Lauren Leavell and Registered Dietitian Maria Sylvester Terry. Enjoy on RSS, Spotify, and Patreon.

Tuning into Rest Days is sure to become your favorite part of the week. We dive headfirst into the pervasive elements of diet and wellness culture and black-and-white thinking. It's rough out here; let's take a beat, laugh about it, and reframe our mindset. New episodes released every Wednesday to get you through the midway funk.

Patreon patrons gain exclusive access to our recorded video podcasts, special just-for-patrons episodes, and first dibs on our podcast merchandise. Consider yourself in our 'close friends' network.

Rest Days Lauren Leavell + Maria Sylvester Terry

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Have you taken a rest day yet? You can rest with us.

Have a listen to the Rest Days podcast, hosted by Certified Personal Trainer Lauren Leavell and Registered Dietitian Maria Sylvester Terry. Enjoy on RSS, Spotify, and Patreon.

Tuning into Rest Days is sure to become your favorite part of the week. We dive headfirst into the pervasive elements of diet and wellness culture and black-and-white thinking. It's rough out here; let's take a beat, laugh about it, and reframe our mindset. New episodes released every Wednesday to get you through the midway funk.

Patreon patrons gain exclusive access to our recorded video podcasts, special just-for-patrons episodes, and first dibs on our podcast merchandise. Consider yourself in our 'close friends' network.

    Stu-Stu-Studio

    Stu-Stu-Studio

    Fitness studios can be some of the welcoming community spaces… and sometimes, they’re spaces where we can feel awkward, out of place, or even unworthy. Lauren and Maria spent thousands of collective hours in fitness studios as barre and yoga instructors, respectively. Who better to walk you through this episode dedicated entirely to stuuuu stuuu studios?
    In this episode, Lauren and Maria play yet another round of This or That and share their studio stories, the good/bad/ugly for instructors and clients, and their best strategies for finding a studio space you enjoy. Lauren drops a nugget of wisdom on this you don’t want to miss.
    Hosts: Lauren Leavell + Maria Sylvester Terry | @laurenleavellfitness @vitamin_ri
    Contact: restdayspodcast@gmail.com
    Music: Nick Sylvester | @nickgodmode
    Artwork: Brandi Wheeler | @stardustbyjuno

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Gadgets and Gizmos a’Plenty

    Gadgets and Gizmos a’Plenty

    Welcome back to Rest Days! In this episode, we’re getting into Gadgets and Gizmo a’plenty, who’s its and what’s its galore. There will DEFINITELY be thingamabobs. Is it an episode of entirely clickbait items? Maybe.
    We hope this episode brings some comical relief to the onslaught of devices and products we will be marketed throughout the holiday season. Some of them are luxury, others problematic, and some just won’t age well.
    This first recording of this episode is available to our Patreon subscribers in the bits and pieces we have remaining. If you love behind the scenes silliness, become a patron!
    Hosts: Lauren Leavell + Maria Sylvester Terry | @laurenleavellfitness @vitamin_ri
    Contact: restdayspodcast@gmail.com
    Music: Nick Sylvester | @nickgodmode
    Artwork: Brandi Wheeler | @stardustbyjuno

    • 46 min
    An Honest Conversation about Sleep

    An Honest Conversation about Sleep

    We’ll be honest - we’re pretty weird when it comes to our sleep routines. And, that’s the way we like it! We’re here to have an open, honest convo about sleep hygiene and share how you can embrace a sleep routine that serves you well.
    In this episode, we leave no stone unturned and discuss just how all-or-nothing we can get about our sleep and how to find the nuances that matter when it comes to a sleep routine. You’ll leave this episode with 5 tangible next steps on improving your sleep hygiene.
    Love what you’re hearing? Give us a 5-star rating wherever you listen to podcasts. Your reviews and feedback go a long way!
    Special thanks to Sho’leh Geula for her support with this episode.
    Hosts: Lauren Leavell + Maria Sylvester Terry | @laurenleavellfitness @vitamin_ri
    Contact: restdayspodcast@gmail.com
    Music: Nick Sylvester | @nickgodmode
    Artwork: Brandi Wheeler | @stardustbyjuno

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Hydration Episode

    The Hydration Episode

    CW: Some discussion of diet culture, calories, and disordered eating
    There are skincare girlies. Green juice folks. And then there’s the hydration heroes. The wellness world is just about obsessed with the concept of staying hydrated.
    Is it really that serious? Do we need electrolytes? A gallon a day? Are you Team Hydroflask, Team Stanley, or Team 17 Cups of Water Around Your House? This week, we’re doggy paddling through the sea of hydration info and misinfo.
    Lauren and Maria talk through hydration habits, strategies, and helpful practices to help you feel less stressed and more confident about your hydration routine.
    Hosts: Lauren Leavell + Maria Sylvester Terry | @laurenleavellfitness @vitamin_ri
    Contact: restdayspodcast@gmail.com
    Music: Nick Sylvester | @nickgodmode
    Artwork: Brandi Wheeler | @stardustbyjuno

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Wrecking Ball Routine

    The Wrecking Ball Routine

    BIG CW for diet talk and ED talk
    It’s us, you, and Miley - we’re riding the wrecking ball this week on Rest Days.
    In this episode, we are talking about something we’ve nicknamed the Wrecking Ball Routine – the wild swing from chaos to restrictive thinking that keeps us feeling off for most of the holiday season. It’s weird – we swing in one direction to help us feel more in control but it really doesn’t help!
    If you find yourself swinging on the pendulum from restriction to overdoing it during the holidays, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.
    Hosts: Lauren Leavell + Maria Sylvester Terry | @laurenleavellfitness @vitamin_ri
    Contact: restdayspodcast@gmail.com
    Music: Nick Sylvester | @nickgodmode
    Artwork: Brandi Wheeler | @stardustbyjuno

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Crock Pot Season

    Crock Pot Season

    Are you noticing that your routine is changing as the seasons shift? Rather than resisting it, we are practicing the art of leaning into the ‘low and slow’ energy - it’s crock pot season, baby!
    In this episode, we’re talking through six elements of our lifestyle that change with the seasons, from nutrition to skincare to clothing and more. Lauren shares numerous lifestyle shifts that are the ultimate life hacks. Maria identifies how to lean into the Crock Pot vibe even when you live in a warm-weather state.
    Get in on the action via Patreon! We’ll share exclusive episodes and content just for patrons. We appreciate your support!
    Hosts: Lauren Leavell + Maria Sylvester Terry | @laurenleavellfitness @vitamin_ri
    Contact: restdayspodcast@gmail.com
    Music: Nick Sylvester | @nickgodmode
    Artwork: Brandi Wheeler | @stardustbyjuno

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

MarlaHugsBeer ,

Engaging and Funny!

Lauren and Maria have conversations I wish my younger self had with her friends. But, it’s never to late to start! This podcast is warm, friendly, and informative, and full of spontaneity and comfort that we all hope to feel from friendships. You should definitely listen!

Smariej14 ,

Witty!

This is a great duo! I love their content separately and think the show format is great and well paced! They are engaging and I always find myself having a good laugh during my hour with them. Both have a sharp wit and are down to earth. They will challenge you to reconsider your relationship with food and movement and invite more ease into these areas of life that are rife with anxiety and restriction.

cmrr95 ,

So much fun

I love Maria and Lauren and follow them on IG. This podcast makes me feel like I am listening to my friends talk about issues in a fun and informative way. I cannot wait to see what topics they talk about next.

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