Jacked on the Beanstalk: The Podcast

Samantha Shorkey

Your favourite vegan hippie meathead Sam Shorkey (first-ever VEGAN World Naturals bikini pro and coach to the winner of Bodybuilding.com's 2015 $200,000 12-Week Transformation Challenge) is proud to present "Jacked on the Beanstalk: The Podcast." Together with her sister Sarah, they're on a mission to not only promote and discuss the benefits of following a plant-based diet and lifestyle, but teach others how to live with purpose and without regret.

To unlock and share the mysteries of a healthy mind, body and spirit.

All Episodes

Well we've already covered periods, poops and perspiration on the past episodes. So naturally, it only made sense that we dedicate an entire podcast to bodily smells -- specifically, those emitting from our nether regions. I'm sure we've all heard that vegans taste better and drinking pineapple juice will make your secretions taste sweeter. But are there any scientific studies to actually back up these claims? Well you're in for a real treat, folks! Because the Shorkey sisters are here to debunk the funk as it relates to your junk! Now breathe it on in and enjoy the show!

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Oct 26

32 min 45 sec

To conclude our two-part anti-aging podcast series, we have scoured the internet for the best celebrity tips (according to Google) to help these stars (and now you) look and feel younger! And yes, they're all vegan friendly AND budget friendly! From superfood smoothies to cold water splashes, we're happy to share everything we've learned on reversing the clock from the hottest celebs in Hollywood. Enjoy!

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Sep 15

36 min 32 sec

Last week I celebrated my 39th birthday feeling pretty damn good about myself and where I'm at in life. Yet it sparked a lot of self-reflection. Mostly my fears around turning 40 and becoming less physically attractive as I age. And yes, the perfect time to discuss on the podcast. Apparently aging is such a hot topic, we're doing a special JOTB two-part series! Ooh-la-la! On this first episode, it's all about mind over matter, baby! We're delving into the mindset around aging -- the mental anguish that plagues many of us-- but also some tools and tricks to help you embrace every stage of life and the wisdom that comes with it.

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Jul 21

25 min 56 sec

It's been over a year since the start of the pandemic and we are STILL on full lockdown mode here in Ontario, Canada. It sucks. We're all irritated, depressed, stressed out, bored, stuck at home and without a whole lot motivating us to workout especially with gyms being closed. For many of us, we're just trying to get through each day, hoping for some light at the end of the tunnel. So let's cut ourselves some slack for now, shall we? And instead of being ridden with shame and guilt over gaining the "Quarantine 15" or spending copious amounts of money each week on Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats, let's dedicate an entire podcast to just a few small things we CAN do to at least FEEL somewhat healthy and not like a complete failure when it comes to your food and training. At least some things that have been helping me (Sam) get through.

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May 22

39 min 36 sec

You walk into the kitchen, open the cupboards and blankly stare. You then grab whatever is easy and accessible and mindlessly start plugging your face with it. We're all familiar with this scenario. Because we've all been guilty of BOREDOM EATING. And Lord knows we've done plenty of it amidst this pandemic. So what better topic to discuss on this episode of the JOTB podcast? And more importantly, why we eat out of boredom and how we can stop ourselves from doing it. Enjoy!

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Apr 14

20 min 41 sec

Tell me who among us does not yearn for rock hard buttocks that you could crush walnuts with if need be?! Well, as a bodybuilding coach, I I'd say that a "nice butt" is easily the second most sought after body part people hire me for (flat stomach being #1.) And I'm the first to admit that I LOVE having a big ol' booty that you can bounce a quarter off of. But sadly, the glutes are oftentimes the most difficult muscles to build. The good news, however, is that with a little knowledge in your back pocket (pun intended) you can absolutely sculpt the ass of your dreams. I built mine from scratch and this week on the podcast, I'm sharing how you too can add some mass to your ass. Enjoy!

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Feb 17

32 min 18 sec

Well HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone! Yes, we’ve done a few holiday episodes already. And while the others have focused on AVOIDING too much holiday indulgence, this year we decided to center our thoughts around the aftermath that follows a major holiday hog fest. That’s right! We're talking to YOU if your intentions went right down the toilet this year. Perhaps you pounded back an obscene amount of baked goods and alcohol. Now what? Find out what kind of damage has actually been done to your body and what to do to prevent unwanted fat gain.

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Dec 2020

24 min 57 sec

Ever notice how easy it is to feel deprived and miserable when you're on a strict "diet?" It's probably because you're completely fixated on losing pounds, dropping inches and deducting calories. Your whole focus is on something NEGATIVE aka "scarcity mentality." But when we can shift our mindset to one of GAINING rather than losing, the mental shift that can happen is pretty damn cool. And suddenly, "dieting" doesn't seem so brutal and restrictive after all. And that's precisely what we're discussing on this episode of the podcast! Yes folks, it's another mindful meathead episode all about the importance of embracing an "abundance mindset" especially when it comes to diet and nutrition. Enjoy!

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Nov 2020

23 min 33 sec

Let's be real. No one likes mosquitos. Not even vegans. We ALL kill mosquitos. But isn't that a little hypocritical of us? Or what about the environmentalist vegans who EAT insects? Or the vegans who eat oysters and mussels because they apparently do not feel ANY pain?! These things just don't feel very "vegan" to me. Then again, it's a "grey area" topic I didn't understand very well. And clearly a topic we needed to explore to get the straight goods. And, well, who better to dive right in and confuse you even more than the Shorkey sisters? Enjoy.

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Oct 2020

20 min 27 sec

Yes we're in the middle of a pandemic with travel restrictions in place worldwide. Nevertheless, we recorded this podcast all about staying on track with diet and exercise whilst traveling literally RIGHT BEFORE Covid hit. And despite not being able to go on our all-inclusive trip to Mexico this year (thanks a lot Covid) we figured we might as well share the episode anyway because hopefully we'll all be traveling again EVENTUALLY. And, well, I still have clients asking me how to eat and train when they're away from home (business trip, weekend getaway etc etc.) So whether you're going on a road trip, staycation or lucky enough to be going somewhere tropical, this episode's got you covered. From how to get enough plant-based protein at an all-inclusive to the best vegan bodybuilding foods to pack on a long plane ride, we've got all your travel questions and concerns covered.

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Sep 2020

29 min 38 sec

Oh boy, do we ever have a special episode in-store for this week! It's THE PERIOD PODCAST! And we are covering all things menstruation from painful PMS symptoms and junk food cravings to menophiliacs aka the dudes who literally have a fetish for period blood. Get your barf bags ready! But more importantly, we are digging into the science behind our monthly cycles to determine if we actually do need more calories when we're menstruating and if we should give into those chocolate cravings the days leading up to good ol' Aunt Flo's visit. Ladies, you definitely need to listen. And gentlemen, you probably shouldn't (unless you're a menophiliac of course.) ;)

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Sep 2020

34 min 1 sec

With Covid-19 unfortunately still hanging out in many cities across the globe, many of us are still stressed /depressed /tired /scared /anxious, you name it. And one mind/body response that has become increasingly difficult for many of us to manage is WILLPOWER. Let's be real: it ain't easy to muster up the self-control and self-discipline required to get those workouts done and healthy foods consumed. So on this episode of the JOTB podcast, we thought it appropriate to share our thoughts on how we can strengthen that willpower muscle and discuss the top 10 worst habits that most of us are guilty of doing (Shorkey sisters included.)

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Jul 2020

28 min 11 sec

I know you've been losing sleep, excitedly awaiting the next episode of the JOTB Podcast! But truth be told, there's been radio silence because behind the scenes, it was a SHORKEY SISTER BATTLE ROYALE! Yup, we basically hated each other for the last two months and didn't know if we'd even be able to keep this podcast alive! But here we are. And thankfully we DID mend the fence. And as part of our therapy, we figured we might as well discuss this family feud on the podcast. So here we are, airing our dirty Shorkey sister laundry on air.

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Jul 2020

26 min 10 sec

We really kept thinking this Covid-19 lockdown situation would end "any day now" then our podcasting efforts would resume "any day now" too. But alas, here we are, more than two months later, and still on effing lockdown. But I'll be damned if I have to avoid recording podcasts any longer! And what better topic to discuss than good ol' Coronavirus?! Like you're not already sick of talking about it. Believe me, we are too. But we did think that maybe you could use to hear our thoughts on this whole lockdown situation. And more importantly, enjoy some tips on how we deal with the stress of a pandemic and our suggestions for how you can stay both healthy and positive during these strange, strange times.

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May 2020

19 min 19 sec

Would you describe your kitchen as "bright" and "fresh?" Well apparently that's how it should feel if you want to create a positive kitchen vibe that inspires you to cook healthy food! Yes, on this episode of the podcast, we are discussing how to de-clutter, freshen up and feng shui your kitchen space. And then we're sharing how long it's been since I (Sam) have had sex and which "Wiggles" character we would bang. Random episode? You bet! Still worth a listen? Hell yes.

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Feb 2020

32 min 17 sec

Being a pro bikini competitor and having worked as a vegan trainer and nutrition coach for over seven years now, I definitely get asked the same exercise and nutrition questions ALL the time. So often that I've even created an "FAQ" document to reference for every time it happens. But I'm sick of copying and pasting that thing! So we thought why not make a podcast episode featuring some of the many FAQs I get asked? Brilliant idea, right? And no doubt, an informative podcast delving into everything from how do I prepare tofu to what is the best thing to eat post-workout. Yes, my meatless meathead brethren, this one's for you. Enjoy!

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Feb 2020

40 min 51 sec

HOLY CRAP, IT'S 2020! That year flew by but I guess having a baby will do that to you. Nevertheless, I'm excited for what 2020 will bring. So much optimistic energy floating around these days, we thought it only necessary to wish everyone a happy new year and of course, discuss our own thoughts on "New Year resolutions" and any goals we have for the year ahead. It's a mini episode so give it a listen whilst you put in a 15-minute cardio session as part of your "New Year, New Me" protocol ;)

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Jan 2020

16 min 29 sec

There aren't many books that I've read THREE times! In fact, I can only think of two. One is “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and it's basically about the self-limiting beliefs we love to carry around that essentially rob us of happiness and instead, create suffering. This book has been such a game-changer for how I approach the various people and situations in my life. So what better topic to share and discuss on the podcast?! Yup, it's another "mindful meathead" episode! We're even delving into the psychology behind "Impostor Syndrome" -- another fun phenomenon I've personally battled. Enjoy!

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Dec 2019

29 min 32 sec

I'll admit that I've always had a thing for bald men. I'll also admit that postpartum thinning hair SUCKS! Apparently sleep isn't the only thing a new mother loses after her baby is born... And so, what better (and timely) topic to address on the podcast than all things hair health and hair loss prevention?! That's right! It's "The Bald-Cast." And we're dishing on everything from supplements and topical treatments to wives tails and "cul-de-sacs."

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Nov 2019

30 min 16 sec

Trick or treat, bitches?! Oh you're in for a real TREAT, boys and ghouls! It's Halloween of course. And we Shorkey sisters are ringin' in this Hollow's Eve with all kinds of terrifying tricks (and tips.) You might actually get sooooo scared listening that you won't be able to sleep tonight. But do still listen because we're covering all things VEGAN HALLOWEEN from candies and costumes to trick-or-treating and activism! MUAH-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAA!!!

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Oct 2019

28 min 25 sec

A podcast for all my meatless meatheads out there! Yup, we're covering all things recovery on this episode. From stretching and foam rolling to anti-inflammatory foods and supplements, you will never struggle to wash your hair or sit down on the toilet after a killer workout ever again! We're also giving away Performance Lab's pre-workout formula to one lucky Patreon fan and singing Led Zepplin. It doesn't get more "gym bro" than this!

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Oct 2019

35 min 56 sec

I thought my new favourite mantra "energy flows where attention goes" was profound (and cheesy) enough to base an entire podcast around. But after recording this episode, we realized that it was essentially all about excuses. And more specifically, how to stop making excuses for not accomplishing what we really want in life. As a vegan trainer and nutrition coach, I definitely hear all kinds of excuses all the time as to why my clients can't follow through with their clean eating and workouts. So what better topic to delve right into on the podcast!? Enjoy!

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Sep 2019

31 min 12 sec

Well it's our first podcast recording since the birth of my beautiful baby boy Harry! And what better topic to discuss than the MIRACLE OF LIFE!? Yes folks, we're sharing our very own (brutally honest and oh-so-different) pregnancy and childbirth experiences on this episode! The Shorkey sisters are back, baby! And we're talking 'bout babies, baby! Enjoy!

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Aug 2019

27 min 46 sec

Anyone who knows anything about me knows just how OBSESSED I (Sam) am with BLOATING. (Or preventing being bloated I should say.) Yes, since immersing myself in the fitness world circa 2013, it's basically become my life's (self-absorbed) mission to avoid looking and feeling bloated at all costs! And this week on the podcast, I'm sharing all of my best tips, tricks, foods & supplements to help you listeners lose the water weight and confidently rock a bikini (or speedo) on the beach this summer! Here we go!

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Jun 2019

24 min 3 sec

Well here's an episode that for once, Sarah might actually be the bigger "expert." And that's because she is one of very few "digital minimalists" that exist in 2019. Sarah does not own a smart phone nor does she have an Instagram account. And yet, I'm sure we all know someone who can't go to the bathroom without their iPhone in hand. Sidenote: eww. Yes, 'tis a timely topic that we've been wanting to address for a long time! Is checking your likes the new smoking? We've got all kinds of scary stats to share plus some tips on how to become a digital minimalist. Enjoy!

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May 2019

39 min 9 sec

We all know how important sleep is for both our bodies and our minds. It is, after all, when our muscles repair themselves so we can get JACKED! Sadly though, the stresses and distractions of modern-day life and our non-stop, hectic lifestyles make it harder and harder to get a good night's sleep. Well we've got you and your zzzzzz's covered on this week's podcast! From figuring out your animal "chronotype" according to THE Sleep Doctor (Dr. Michael Breus) to our fave, all-natural sleep aids and technologies that will spark longer, more restful sleeps. It's ALL going down (like your head on a pillow) via this celebratory 50th episode of the JOTB podcast!

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Apr 2019

34 min 8 sec

For those who haven't yet read my new juicy blog post or seen my half-naked instagram pic, I've got some BIG NEWS! Your beloved podcast host: Ms. "Jacked on the Beanstalk" is now sprouting her own little "beanie baby!" And nope, it was NOT planned hence why I've waited a solid seven months to spill these beans! If you're looking for an insightful, educational, information-packed podcast, then please skip this one. Although we do discuss ways to overcome shame AND perform an epic rendition of Creed's "With Arms Wide Open." But I fully admit there are no valuable takeaways from this episode so listen at your own discretion.

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Apr 2019

27 min 3 sec

As a vegan coach, the #1 question I always get asked is "how to lose weight?" The answer might not be quick or easy but what better topic to address on this week's podcast than metabolism and more specifically, how to speed up metabolism and torch body fat!? From the best metabolism-boosting vegan foods to the fat-burning supplements that actually work, we're covering it ALL on this week's episode.

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Mar 2019

37 min 52 sec

Happy Valentine's Day! And what a perfect day to discuss boners and orgasms! That's right! Not only are we sharing the history of this sexy holiday but we're also diving into the complex world of the female orgasm. PLUS the best foods men can eat to help prevent premature ejaculation AND erectile dysfunction. We're even doing a big VEGAN SEX PACK giveaway from Glyde America to one lucky podcast listener. It's all on this episode so don't miss it!

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Feb 2019

39 min 10 sec

Are you guilty of turning your emotional problems into physical problems? There is obviously a HUGE link between our emotional state and our physical appearance and that's precisely what we're discussing on the podcast this week! Yes, it's another self-love episode (don't roll your eyes!) And we're sharing our best tips and "mental exercises" on how to face our deepest truths, stop stuffing down our emotions with food and actually start loving ourselves! Enjoy!

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Feb 2019

29 min 22 sec

Happy holidays, vegan fit crew! Yes, 'tis the season for family, friends, cozy sweaters and a bottomless pit of food everywhere we turn. But who doesn't love this time of year?! We Shorkey sisters sure do! And we're using this episode to spread a little holiday cheer and share our top 10 tips for avoiding unwanted weight gain amidst the many holiday hog fests. And lucky you -- we're also singing TWO songs on this one (well, technically "caroling...") Now put on your Santa hat, gather 'round the Christmas tree and let's get feisty and festive, baby!

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Dec 2018

38 min 45 sec

Finally a JOTB podcast episode for all you vegan and veg-curious parents! Yes, this week we're talking all things children and families with vegan mom extraordinaire Shoshana Chaim! If you're a hardcore podcast junkie, you might already know this vegan babe via her own podcast "The Plant Trainers" which she co-hosts alongside her husband Adam. Yes, Shoshana is joining us Shorkey sisters for an exclusive interview where we discuss everything from her own slow transition from meat eater to vegan to how she got her young kids on board and of course, some of her fave, kid-approved, healthy plant-based snacks and meals. A must-listen for any parent feeling scared or discouraged at the thought of transitioning their family to veganism. It can be done, folks!

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Nov 2018

50 min 2 sec

This week, Oprah inspired me to record an entire podcast all about living with intention (thanks to her "Super Soul Conversation" with spiritual teacher Gary Zukav.) In this interview, they discussed the importance of intention awareness and how no matter what you do or say, there is ALWAYS an intention behind every thought and action. So we need to choose an intention that's based on love rather than fear in order to really live our best life possible. And it was this whole "power of intention" wavelength which then sparked me to go onto a classic Shorkey rant all about focusing more on self-DISCOVERY and less on self-IMPROVEMENT when it comes to making any kind of physical transformation. Yup, it's another mindful meathead moment with Sam(and plenty of gagging and eye rolling from Sarah.) Enjoy!

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Oct 2018

32 min 39 sec

Have you always dreamed of entering a physique competition or wondered if you had what it takes to step on stage? Whether you're a vegan bodybuilding newbie or seasoned fitness competitor, this week's podcast is one you don't wanna miss. It's one of my most fun interviews yet-- featuring the lovely and vivacious Nadege Corcoran-- fellow Canadian and nationally-qualified vegan bikini competitor! Yes, this week's podcast is basically us two vegan babes shootin' the shit about all things prep life, fat loss, muscle building, self-confidence, diet and exercise. What more could you want from a vegan fitness podcast?! Enjoy!

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Sep 2018

52 min 12 sec

This episode is for all the booze-loving babes out there. We all know that a glass of wine has its health benefits and probably isn’t going to make you fat. BUT regardless of the alcohol consumed, did you know that your body sees booze as a toxin and immediately stops digesting food to start getting rid of it?! And I think we can all admit that late night “drunchies” never end with a salad. Yes, this week we're covering all things ALCOHOL from how it affects weight loss to what makes wine and beer "vegan." Plus we're covering your best options when it comes to low-cal drinks and hangover cures. Enjoy!

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Aug 2018

31 min 23 sec

Oh the irony! Last week we were trying to motivate you listeners to stay on track with your diet and exercise. And this week, we're being total hypocrites after a week of PURE GLUTTONY at the family cottage. And because we failed so miserably at being healthy and active whilst away on vacation, we thought it only appropriate to share this epic failure with everyone on the podcast... In true real & raw Shorkey sister fashion of course. Nothing to learn whatsoever on this episode (except "do as we say, not as we do.") Enjoy!

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Aug 2018

22 min 28 sec

It's been a while since Sarah and I chatted amongst ourselves without interviewing a guest. So this week, we chose a podcast topic that we felt confident in tackling ourselves. And a topic that has been suggested to us by a few listeners. This week we're talking all about MOTIVATION. And more specifically, the common roadblocks we see that kill motivation and how to summon the ambition needed to stick to a clean eating plan or get our asses into the gym when life starts getting in the way. But mostly we just make fun of Sarah's depressing "workout corner." Enjoy!

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Jul 2018

34 min 44 sec

Look who's joining us on the podcast this week! It's my fellow Canadian buddy and original OG in the vegan fitness community Anne-Marie Campbell of Meat Free Athlete and Shirt Activism! And we're shootin' the shit in a completely unplanned interview--discussing all kinds of randomness from lasagna and Jehovah's Witnesses to being gay and AMC's addiction to buying website domain names. A real and raw chat with a real and raw, vegan legend you don't wanna miss!

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Jul 2018

48 min 7 sec

Recently I visited New York City and two cool things happened. 1) I came home with a giant suitcase full of Trader Joe's High Protein Vegan Burgers (sadly not available in Canada.) And 2) I interviewed fellow vegan coach & fitness model Kelly Schlegel of Kelly O. Fitness and discovered that we are actually the same person therefore instant BFFs. I loved this bad ass vegan babe so much that I knew she'd make for a great podcast guest. So here 'tis my totally unplanned, last-minute interview with my new vegan bestie Kelly.

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Jun 2018

53 min 55 sec

This week's podcast episode is actually inspired by an apparently controversial meme I posted on my Instagram last week. Apparently a lot of people took offense to my dislike for men who wear a certain fitness apparel brand. And because of this shocking uproar, we thought it only appropriate to discuss "people pleasing" on this week's podcast. And more specifically, how we all just need to chill out and accept that we can't always please everyone ESPECIALLY random strangers on the internet. Nor we should go out of our way to TRY and please everyone! It's a short episode but a good, little discussion we hope you'll enjoy.  And if you don't... Well, we don't really give a shit! ;)

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May 2018

24 min 48 sec

Weight loss and "cutting phase" protocol: always a hot topic among listeners. Well, this week on the podcast, we're giving the people what they want! And that means tips and calculations for how YOU can figure out HOW AND WHAT TO EAT. All based on your own individual body type. We've got every "somato" type covered from ectomorph to mesomorph to apples and pears. It's a lot of math and a lot of incorrect pronunciation of the word "somato..." But plenty of useful info to help you lean down. Grab your pencils, kids! And let's get shredded!

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Apr 2018

30 min 54 sec

We've all experienced an "expectation hangover" at one point or another. You know-- a situation in your life that just doesn't go the way you thought it would? And it leaves you feeling like crap-- full of disappointment and feeling like a big failure? Unfortunately this kind of hangover is the worst because it usually takes more than 24 hours to heal. And an "expectation hangover" reminds us that the whole world doesn't revolve around us and that life is full of surprises. And this week on the podcast, we're talking all about it. AND sharing some surprises of our own. AND explaining why we haven't released a new episode in almost two months. But we are back, baby! And it feels oh-so-good!

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Apr 2018

31 min 40 sec

It's no surprise that I love to squat and I'm damn proud of my jacked arms, legs and walnut-crushing arse! I rock a pair of Lululemons like it's nobody's business. But when it's time to get prettied up for a date or a girl's night, I always stress about what to wear. And I'm always left wondering "HOW TO DRESS A MUSCULAR BODY TO LOOK MORE FEMININE?!" Pinterest is never much help either! Well, this week on the podcast, I'm finally tackling this topic with my own (strong & calloused) hands by interviewing dress designer/fashion stylist Nataly Vu in our "Fashion for Fit People" episode. From minimizing my football player shoulders to hiding Sarah's "muffin top," Nataly is giving us all the deets on how we can look both hot AND stylish both inside AND outside the gym. We're also covering how to look MORE jacked (or more lean) PLUS I'm calling out the worst offenders in the legging game for camel toe. Yes folks, it's another entertaining, completely random yet very insightful episode you don't wanna miss!

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Feb 2018

41 min 36 sec

How often do you feel societal pressure to be "fit" and/or "pretty?" Apparently more than 35% of girls aged 7 - 10 believe that their appearance is more important than their abilities. Thankfully the fitness industry is finally starting to shift thanks to the "Body Positivity" movement. But in all honesty, how many of us would actually hire an overweight or unfit personal trainer to help get us into shape? It's a juicy topic indeed. And another personal development, self-love podcast we're sharing all about the pressures we face in order to be fit. Enjoy!

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Feb 2018

36 min 55 sec

We can all agree that blue is a calming colour and red is a powerful colour. But did you know that having yellow decor in your house can stimulate productivity and organization? Or that wearing pink can make you a nicer, happier person and more attractive to the opposite sex? I didn't either! But get this: our very own co-host Sarah actually studied interior decorating and knows a lot about colours and their therapeutic benefits! So naturally, we made it our topic for the podcast this week. And on a completely unrelated topic, I'm sharing my recent experience of getting kicked out of a gym for stuffing anti-fur pamphlets inside fur-trimmed jackets. It's a random episode for sure. But a short one so enjoy!

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Feb 2018

27 min 38 sec

Seeing as we're a vegan fitness and nutrition podcast, it's about time we record an episode all about MEAL PREP, eh?! And who better to discuss THE BEST VEGAN MEAL PREP tips and suggestions than our good pal (local Ottawa nutritionist and internationally-renowned vegan chef) Amy Longard?! Yes, this week's podcast is an absolute must-listen for any vegans who are trying to eat healthy but lacking creativity and inspiration in the kitchen. And for all you tired parents and deprived bodybuilders out there, we've got you covered too. It's one of our most fun interviews yet with one of our favourite vegan foodies. So give it a listen and we guarantee you'll be mastering your meal prep in no time!

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Jan 2018

47 min 59 sec

We all know how terrified I am of getting wrinkles. We also know how equally terrified I am of putting toxic chemicals into and onto my sacred, lil' vegan bod. Thankfully, I've now mastered a pretty effective "vegan hippie" skin care regimen. And this week on the podcast, I'm sharing my natural beauty secrets AND what I've been doing to grow out my hair! The best part is that all of these tips and suggestions include simple & cheap ingredients. I'm essentially all about the essential oils, baby! And **knock on wood** it's done my body (and hair) good so far! So give it a listen and get slathering, guys!

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Jan 2018

32 min 44 sec

Ever wondered WHY you have that brutal sweet tooth? Or WHY you polish off an entire bag of salt & vinegar chips every time you're stressed out? The link between our food cravings and our feelings is HUGE! And being a vegan trainer and nutrition coach, this is a topic I've always found interesting and have researched a lot over the years. So this week on the podcast, we're discussing the emotional tie to our hankering for all things sweet, salty, crunchy and smooth. And we're sharing my best tips and vegan "snack hacks" to help you stay on track and avoid giving into the temptation!

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Jan 2018

41 min 43 sec

'Tis the season for giving AND gluttony! But it doesn't have to be all about stuffing our faces and being ridden with guilt and shame afterward. So this week on the podcast, we're sharing some helpful holiday tips on how to practice moderation at your festive family functions and discussing the importance of having a plan and strategy in place so that you don't wind up eating every shortbread and candy cane in sight. Our favourite vegan dietitian and eating disorder specialist Susan Macfarlane is also along for the (sleigh) ride. And of course, it just wouldn't be Christmas without the Shorkey sisters butchering a classic carol (or two.) So Happy Holidays and enjoy!

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Dec 2017

37 min 16 sec

Our bodies produce dozens of hormones that impact everything from growth and metabolism to reproduction. And yes, our fertility is greatly influenced by age and genetics but equally (if not MORE) important is our bodies' physiological environment. Unfortunately, with the hundreds of toxic chemicals we're exposed to everyday, that means being proactive with our health and educating ourselves on hormonal wellness so that we can all make healthy babies when the time is right! This week on the podcast, we're chatting with Dr. Danika Sicard (a naturopathic doctor) all about NATURAL WAYS to boost fertility and correct hormonal imbalances. And I made sure to ask plenty of questions for both my female and male listeners. It's a very informative episode if I may say so myself. Enjoy!

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Dec 2017

1 hr 1 min