12-Week Challenge Master Classes, Keynote Speakers and Workshops

If you were unable to attend an event in-person or via live Zoom, don’t worry!! With the permission of the Speaker or Workshop Leader, we will record and post everything here so you can watch – and re-watch! – at your leisure.
Make sure to visit often, as I’ll be adding content often!

Stronger Than You Think

Sandi’s Story – March 16, 2022

You are NOT too far gone… You are NOT hopeless… You do NOT have to remain trapped in an unhealthy body… You ARE stronger than you think!

Nutrition Master Class #1

Understanding the Basics – March 16, 2022

How many calories should I have? What are macros? Is carb or low fat better? There’s so many questions and so much information out there….where do you start? Sandi Griffin will answer these questions and so much more!

Nutrition Master Class #2

Surviving the Grocery Store – March 18, 2022

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed in the grocery store isles, this Master Class is definitely for you! Sandi Griffin will be walking you through some great food choices, deciphering some of the misleading marketing on packages as well as teaching you how to effectively read food labels.

Nutrition Master Class #3

Meal Prep Made Easy! – March 19, 2022

Everyone know that proper nutrition is KEY to your health & fitness goals, but it can be a daunting task to figure out what to eat and then preparing everything. Sandi Griffin will show you how to prepare 6 family-friendly meals in less than 2 hours. No more stress – or mess!!

Head to Toh Physical Therapy

Tips for Low Back Pain – March 22, 2022

Have you been struggling with recent or long standing/recurrent lower back pain? Come learn from Dr. Benji Toh, Doctor of Physical Therapy about tips to manage and relieve pain, build longterm resilience in your back, and prevent reinjury.

Adam Chamie - US Coast Guard Commander Sector Key West

Anyone Can Do Easy, Hard is Authorized – March 23, 2002

Adam shares some poignant truths about challenges we face, choices we make, the calm after the storm, and making every moment count

Pure Romance with Mindy Reichert

The Forgotten Muscles in any Workout – March 26, 2022

Mindy’s workshop will address learning the importance of strengthening your pelvic floor and vaginal muscles as well as vaginal hygiene.

Exercise Master Class #1

Upper Body Fundamentals – March 29, 2022

There are hundreds of exercises that exist to target many muscles and muscle groups, and it can get more than a little confusing to choose safe & effective movements to help you towards your fitness goals.

Sandi Griffin will show you fundamental exercise variations with free weights, machines, racks, body-only exercises, bands, balls & more. She’ll also show you how to effectively work around injuries & other limitations that may have caused you to avoid the gym in the past.

Exercise Master Class #2

Lower Body Fundamentals – March 31, 2022

There are hundreds of exercises that exist to target many muscles and muscle groups, and it can get more than a little confusing to choose safe & effective movements to help you towards your fitness goals.

Sandi Griffin will show you fundamental exercise variations with free weights, machines, racks, body-only exercises, bands, balls & more. She’ll also show you how to effectively work around injuries & other limitations that may have caused you to avoid the gym in the past.

Elevated Image with Tammy Cameron

Self-Confidence Through Clothing – April 1, 2022

Tammy will help identify what looks good on you and provide you a wardrobe strategy. This improves your self-confidence which leads to success. Come attend Tammy’s Master Class “Self-Confidence Through Clothing” to discover what confidence looks and feels like.

Benji Toh

Introduction to Boxing – April 4, 2022

Dr. Benji Toh is excited to introduce boxing and all that it has to offer as fun, cardiovascular exercise as well as strenghtening your body. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend!

Travis Bockenstedt

Transforming Health Concerns into Health Confidence – April 5, 2022

Travis Bockenstedt is the Chief Experience Officer at Pinnacle Advanced Primary Care, a healthcare startup focused on changing the broken healthcare industry.
Are you health confident? Join Travis and learn how an innovative approach to primary care gives patients the confidence they need to manage their health and wellness better.

Troy Reichert

Financial Health with Reichert Mortgage Team – April 6, 2022

Troy’s workshop “Financial Health” will address how financial stress can affect your overall physical health

Katie Strack

Reset Your Health with Nutrition – April 12, 2022

Not sure if you have gut problems? Come join us and get a free assessment, learn how an imbalanced gut can impact your health, how to fix it, and more!
Katie Strack has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for over 20 years and she specializes in Integrative and Functional Nutrition which seeks to find the root cause of health issues and how to help heal them with food and nutrition.

Dr. Jeff Armstrong

The Art & Science of Exercise – April 14, 2022

Meeting our fitness goals is as much an art as it is a science. Dr. Armstrong discusses the science of weight management, making fitness a part of one’s life, and avoiding the pseudo-science that promised easy fixes and unrealistic results.

Mindful Wellness with Tanya Spencer

You Are a Being of Unlimited Capability! – April 18, 2022

In this workshop you’ll learn how to recognize the voice of doubt, it’s negative talk, and how to find our true selves beneath all the noise. Our true selves are kind, peaceful, incredibly capable.

A guided meditation, practicing the techniques learned, will conclude the workshop.

Live Nourished with Hally Brooke

Your Anxiety & Depression are More of a Gut Problem than a Brain Problem – April 22, 2022

We now know that 95% of your body’s serotonin is created in your gut. That means that we can dramatically improve mental wellbeing by improving gut health. During the workshop “Your Anxiety & Depression are a Gut Problem More Than a Brain Problem” you will learn how to heal your gut, reduce inflammation and get your physical and mental health in alignment with Certified Functional Medicine coach Hally Brooke.

Defy Nutrition with Mary-Catherine LaBossier

Reset Your Nutrition Mindset – May 9, 2022

During the interactive workshop, “Reset Your Nutrition Mindset”, Mary-Catherine will dive into your relationship with food. She will share what nutritional “balance” means and how to achieve that through small, simple changes to your everyday habits. Mary-Catherine will also provide tips for listening to your body’s hunger and fullness cues and managing emotional eating.

Archuleta Pain Solutions with Emi Archuleta

Simple Pain Solutions – May 15, 2022

Jeanette Nielsen - Ruby Ribbon

Women’s Breast Health – May 21, 2022

Jeanette is an Independent Stylist with Ruby Ribbon, a company dedicated to helping women find confidence, comfort and support by way of a healthy alternative to traditional underwire bras.

Join Jeanette for the imformative workshop “Understanding Breast Health” and learn tips for managing breast health with a focus on the impact of underwire bras

Cronin Mountain with Rachel Cronin

Stronger Than You Know – May 21, 2022

No matter what happens in life, we have the power to choose how the rest of our story goes. This workshop covers what happens when we choose to look at the challenges of life as training for who we are meant to become, and how set backs are actually launching points in discovering our passions and purpose. We’ll cover 3 ways of harnessing inner strength as a tool to keep going even when everything is overwhelming, and how to remember our strength even in our weakest moments.

Damsel in Defense with Debbie Cardenas

Damsel in Defense – TBA

As an Independent Damsel Pro, Debbie is changing statistics – one life at a time – and making a difference in the lives of those effected by sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. Damsel in Defense is a place of purpose for those passionate about prevention and the protection of people and their hearts.

12-Week Challenge Events ~ 2021

Here are some of our phenomenal keynote speakers and workshop leaders from last year’s events!

Adeline Gray - Women's Freestyle Olympic Wrestler

Women’s Freestyle Wrestling Olympian and 5x World Champion, Adeline Gray, shares the distinction between pain and suffering

(2022 Update: Adeline Gray is now an Olympic Silver Medalist and record holder 6x World Champion)

Sara McMann - Professional UFC Women's Bantamweight

Professional UFC Women’s Bantamweight Fighter, Sara McMann shares the challenges of making her fitness a priority amidst being a mom, wife and life’s challenges!

Amy Zirneklis - Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Science suggests that mindfulness meditation can lower blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, boost our immune system, and increase positive emotions. This session will introduce you to mindfulness meditation, the four foundations of mindfulness, and a practice session for direct experience. Participants will need a quiet space and a comfortable chair, space to lie down, or meditation cushion. A warm blanket is encouraged if needed.

Adam Chamie - US Coast Guard Commander Sector Key West

Adam shares his inspiring stories about persistence and perseverance and what can happen when you don’t give up!

Dr. Jeff Armstrong - Professor at Western Oregon University

Fitting Fitness Into Our Lives

We all have busy schedules and often find it difficult to find the time for exercise. Dr. Armstrong discusses foundational principles of exercise and making the most of our exercise sessions.

J'den Cox - Men's Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Bronze Medalist

J’den Cox is a USA wrestler, Olympic bronze medalist, World bronze medalist and 2X World Champion. J’den will discuss emotional trauma and how that can easily lead into self-sabotage. He will also share how to recognize when things may be adversely affecting you, how to practice speaking positive affirmations to yourself, seeking help and admitting your truths to allow you to embrace them.