19 episodes

In an already over saturated market of fitness, food and career based podcasts, Latoya Shauntay Snell wanted to explore beyond the limitations of her blog and social media and interview ordinary and well known people in the sports and food industry to discuss what brought them into their respective fields for five or so minutes. The Running Fat Chef Podcast is a weekly-ish podcast that explores beyond athletes and public figures' Google and Wikipedia pages to push guests to tell an authentic chapter from their own book. Why? Well because we're multilayered and more than titles and the accolades that people adorn us for in our everyday life.Despite the diverse set of stories shared on this program, Latoya challenges her guests - and even herself - to answer the simple but layered question: When we strip away our professional roles or what we represent to our loved ones and those who admire us, who are we to ourselves?

Running Fat Chef Podcast Latoya Shauntay Snell

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

In an already over saturated market of fitness, food and career based podcasts, Latoya Shauntay Snell wanted to explore beyond the limitations of her blog and social media and interview ordinary and well known people in the sports and food industry to discuss what brought them into their respective fields for five or so minutes. The Running Fat Chef Podcast is a weekly-ish podcast that explores beyond athletes and public figures' Google and Wikipedia pages to push guests to tell an authentic chapter from their own book. Why? Well because we're multilayered and more than titles and the accolades that people adorn us for in our everyday life.Despite the diverse set of stories shared on this program, Latoya challenges her guests - and even herself - to answer the simple but layered question: When we strip away our professional roles or what we represent to our loved ones and those who admire us, who are we to ourselves?

    On Diverse Running Communities, Food Apartheid + Motherhood with Carolyn Su

    On Diverse Running Communities, Food Apartheid + Motherhood with Carolyn Su

    Countless people of different backgrounds gripe about not seeing an accurate depiction of diversity in their fitness spaces; some people breathe life into the communities that they crave to see. 

    Meet Carolyn Su - a Houston raised Taiwanese-American runner, mother, dietician and founder of a dynamic community Diverse We Run. After making a note of the lack of diversity present at some of the running groups that she attended, she wanted to create a platform that featured stories that were similar and differed from her own. Through her platform, presently over 12K strong, features athletes of diverse backgrounds, fitness abilities and personal hardships and highs. Diverse We Run prides itself on "building racial representation through story-telling, advocacy and community." Carolyn was featured as one of four November 2020 Runner's World covers for her work with Runners Alliance. Her story adorned places like Oiselle, Tracksmith and several other places.

    On this episode, Carolyn Su and Latoya Shauntay Snell talk about the evolution of Diverse We Run and the importance of seeing a reflection of your own community. Carolyn Su goes into depth about the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program, food apartheid and the hardships of financial uncertainty poses on an individual. Additionally, both ladies reflect on harsh realities and lessons learned through the COVID 19 pandemic, motherhood and racial tensions. 
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    How a Roller Derby Athleisure Brand Paved a Way for Superfit Heroes with Micki Krimmel

    How a Roller Derby Athleisure Brand Paved a Way for Superfit Heroes with Micki Krimmel

    Meet Micki Krimmel - an incredible member of the LA Derby Dolls turned founder of the athleisure wear company Superfit Hero. In 2015, she created a brand that would help the roller derby world with clothing that fit but her clothing is known as a refreshing contribution to the body positive movement. Like many athletes, sports helped her find a deep non-judgmental connection to her body that created space for a new sense of confidence and composed mind. 

    On this episode, Micki Krimmel and Latoya Shauntay Snell talk about their heavy distaste for diet culture and the predatory practices that we commonly see in traditional fitness marketing. We also learn more about Micki's passions for bikes, fitness and how her company Superfit Hero changed the narrative by shifting her sizes from Large to 7XL. 
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    • 56 min
    The Balancing Act of Fitness, Activism + Self Care with Jordan Marie Daniel

    The Balancing Act of Fitness, Activism + Self Care with Jordan Marie Daniel

    Fourth generation Lakota runner, Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel was born in Kul Wicasa Oyate - Lower Brule, SD. Daniel is highly respected in the running community and beyond for her impeccable work as an advocate in the Indigenous community and beyond. Her exemplary work is acknowledged globally, particularly for her run at the Boston Marathon where she ran for missing and murdered indigenous women. As the founder of Rising Hearts – an Indigenous led grassroots group devoted to elevating Indigenous voices and promoting intersectional collaborate efforts across all movements with the goals of racial, social, climate and economic justice - she is a powerful force to be reckoned with. 

    On this episode, Jordan Marie Daniel and Latoya Shauntay Snell talk about the usage of their platforms to advocate for unique causes in the fitness space. They don't mince their words about the uncomfortable layers that sometimes surface when talking about personal safety in several marginalized communities or the gray areas that present itself as a challenge while passionately advocating about a cause or communities. Latoya inquires about the layers beyond the surface level of Jordan's pursuit of self care: Personal identity outside of running, self discovery in a leadership role and the harmony between talking about injustice while preserving space for joy as an Indigenous person.
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    • 58 min
    Indoor Workouts, Radical Self Discovery + the Permission to Breathe with Iresha Picot

    Indoor Workouts, Radical Self Discovery + the Permission to Breathe with Iresha Picot

    Iresha Picot M.Ed, LBS, is a Licensed Behavior Specialist, and has a Master's Degree in Urban Education and Post-Graduate work in Women Studies from Temple University. In addition to a Master's Degree, she has post-graduate certifications in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism. Iresha is the co-editor of the book, "The Color of Hope: People of Color Mental Health Narratives", and has written articles in the Research in the Teaching of English, Elephant Journal, Aunt Chloe's Journal, Specter Magazine and For Harriet. She has been featured in articles in NPR, Bicycle Magazine and PBS American Portrait Series. Currently, Iresha works in the Behavior and Mental Health fields as a Licensed Behavior Specialist, Outpatient & Mobile Therapist. Iresha is currently under supervision to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).


    Outside of these credentials, Iresha is an entire vibe on Instagram. Iresha is notoriously known for the collective affirmations on Sundays with GirlTrek and a certified warrior that will remind you reclaim your peace by any means necessary. 


    On this episode, Iresha Picot and Latoya Shauntay Snell dissect different layers of radical self-care and the power of fully acknowledging when you are not doing okay. Picot and Snell discuss their joy of pivoting towards indoor workouts and cycling during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. Picot talk breaks down the art of communication, layers that intimidate people due to prior personal experiences and connecting with a therapist. 


    NOTE: Audio may be slightly distorted for brief periods of the podcast. Recordings are done remotely. 
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    • 41 min
    Honoring Your Plus Size Body, Personal Training + Business Ownership with Morit Summers

    Honoring Your Plus Size Body, Personal Training + Business Ownership with Morit Summers

    Meet Morit Summers - Founder of Form Fitness Brooklyn, author of Big and Bold: Strength Training for Plus -Size Woman, social media content creator and a powerhouse personal trainer with a host of certifications. Morit Summers has over a decade of expertise in the fitness world and made it her personal mission to make this space more inclusive. Her strong energy is a necessary force in this space as we navigate through body politics surrounding conversations around shape, size, weight and identity. This athlete was seen on Lululemon during Women's History Month,  Shape, SELF and countless others.

    On this episode, Morit Summers and Latoya Shauntay Snell explore parts of Morit's origin story on her love for fitness and honoring her plus size body as a personal trainer. Summers talk about the differences between some of the fitness content creation that shown online versus hiring a fitness professional that can tailor specific goals according your individual needs. Additionally, they talk about how COVID-19 impacted Morit as a business owner and how to adapt as an athlete to the unpredictable changes during this period.


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    • 51 min
    Disordered Eating, Body Politics + Self Defense with Nicole Snell

    Disordered Eating, Body Politics + Self Defense with Nicole Snell

    Meet Nicole Snell - A dynamic international speaker, CEO of Girls Fight Back, the creator of Outdoor Defense and an impeccable ray of Black Girl Magic. She is the self-defense instructor for IMPACT Personal Safety and an adventure leader for Black Girls Trekkin. She has traveled the world speaking to hundreds of groups at colleges, K- 12 schools, corporations and the military on topics including sexual assault and violence prevention, boundaries, personal safety and empowerment. Nicole won a Webby Award in 2020 for hosting the Tastemade Travel video "Self Defense for Female Travelers" where she represented IMPACT Personal Safety. Nicole is a NACP credentialed advocate and has dedicated her life to teaching people how to live a confident, free and empowered life. As an outdoor enthusiast and solo traveler, she's visited 25 countries on 6 continents.

    On this episode, Nicole and Latoya explore a series of sensitive areas: Disordered eating, race identity, self defense and sexual assault. Both women talk about their mental and physical relationship with exercise, how to unlearn toxic thought processes about weight and exercise and the stigmas surrounding body image. Nicole weighs out the pros and cons to using weapons and how to prepare your body and mind in life threatening situations. 
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

CamilleTX737 ,

I’m here for ALL of it!

Latoya is real, talks about real things in a way that makes sense. There’s no fluff or gimmicks. Also, you don’t have to be an athlete or a foodie. The topics bring a lot aha moments, that you can use in everyday life.

Barge Marge ,

Getting real with the Running Fat/Phat Chef!

I totally appreciate this honest, open, and unapologetic podcast. I am a novice athlete who found Latoya on Instagram and completely fell in love with her workouts, discussions, food porn (she is an amazing culinary Goddess), and absolute realness! If you’re looking for a podcast that discusses athleticism unboxed you have come to the right space! Thank you Latoya for keeping me entertained and motivated to stay fit.

Virginia_in_nola ,

Fun dives on personal stories

I love listening to Latoya peel the layers back on the person she is interviewing to give us a deeper more meaningful look at who they are not just their bio highlights. I’ve learned something about each of her guests that I’ve followed for years and love the way she puts her guests at ease to get these amazing conversations to flow.

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