Tag Archives: Fitness

Kollins Ezekh, Celebrity Personal Trainer and Established Life Coach

If you want a new you in 2024, you might want to listen to Kollins Ezekh.

Ezekh has been a leader within the realm of fitness for 15+ years. A-listers such as Praya Lundberg, Shay Mitchel, Mena Massoud, and Laysla Deo have gravitated to this vegan trainer for a myriad of reasons. He’s defied all of the myths with his plant-based chiseled physique. Ezekh was chosen by Floyd Mayweather to help establish one of the fastest growing gym franchises in America. With him at the head, they’ve grown from one location to over a 100+ in just under a year. Also a personal life coach, Kollins is extremely competent and well-versed within his discipline. Charismatic yet informative, he constantly produces fitness content which people can indulge in while on the go. He has spent his career developing results-driven regimens that make an impact on his clients’ overall mental and physical health.While some of his counterparts tote around NASM certificates, he pushes an unprecedented work ethic which is unequaled by many.

A well-versed fitness guru in the elite fitness community, he’s been featured in Men’s Journal, SHAPE, Forbes, SELF and Oxygen Magazine. In addition, he has been interviewed on multiple networks including: KTLA 5, Fox 11, ABC, Good Day LA and CBS.

Learn how to meal prep and cook plant-based meals that are quick and easy, yet nourishing with celebrity health and wellness coach, Kollins Ezekh.

Kollins provides access to a wide variety of nutritious and filling plant-based recipes, without sacrificing taste! Self-care can be made easy, with something as simple as nourishing your body with delicious and nutrient-dense food. With Kollin’s guidance, the transition to eating plant-based and trying new recipes can be made easy.

Kollins is known as @plantbasedboxer on Instagram, where he has over 135k followers. He has been featured in outlets such as Forbes and CNN Health for his celebrity-worthy tips and tricks. Please let me know if you would like to connect with Kollins about vegan recipes for back to school!

DJ Mitchell, Former Major League Pitcher, RockBox Fitness

Rick is joined by former Major League pitcher and owner of the latest RockBox Fitness, DJ Mitchell.

Fitness in Marietta, Ga. will never be the same.

A former college, Minor League and Major League pitcher, DJ has many great stories to share and his unique philosophy when it comes to fitness. DJ worked his way up through the Yankee organization and hold the rare distinction of being traded for a future Hall of Famer when he was part of a trade for Ichiro Suzuki to the Mariners.

When Mitchell moved to Atlanta he wanted to be involved in a business that utilized his athletic background and gave him the chance to make an impact beyond the field of play.

As co-owner of RockBox Fitness with his wife Beth, opened Jan. 10 in the Parkaire Landing Shopping Center in East Cobb, DJ and his staff are teaching boxing-based workouts, in a state of the art fight club meets nightclub environment.

The studios are equipped with high-end sound systems to rock the tunes that keep members pumped and pushing hard. Color-adaptive lighting is also used to cue another level of psychological motivation. When the lights change, so does the intensity.

The RockBox full body workout includes a 50-minute HIIT combination of boxing, kickboxing and functional strength training with kettle bells, battle ropes and sleds. The workouts change every day and circulate through two different boxing stations and 10 iPad kiosks, each with a different functional exercise. Each kiosk is loaded with over 900 different exercises, ensuring variety with every class. During any given workout, you can expect to punch, kick, push, pull, and more and burn up to 1,000 calories.

“RockBox changes lives, and brings together people from all over our city into this community of fitness and fun,” says DJ, “We are on a first name basis here, and on your team to help you achieve your personal goals.”

Listen and hear more from DJ and Rick!

Egypt Taylor and ‘Bounce Back Challenge’

Rick talks with the multi-talented personal fitness trainer, Egypt Taylor this week on ‘Tech of Sports.’

`As a personal trainer, Egypt believes in online fitness and offers a variety of solutions for those looking for a healthier body, mind and soul.

Her 5 week Bounce Back Challenge will set you up for a great 2021!

Egypt attended Southern University, where she was captain of the Cheerleading team. In college, she attended theater/acting classes, which opened her eyes to the entertainment industry. Egypt earned her degree in broadcasting journalism, which then piqued her interest in film. Upon graduating, her passion for film continued to grow, & she is continuing to study and further her career in film & television. Productions: MTV Revenge Prank (2020) Zero (III) (2018), Music & Murder (2017), Push (II) (2016), The Perfect Race (2019), 2015 Push, 2015 Bad Apple. Fitness is also a passion and Egypt is active and interactive on social media.

Get details on how Egypt can help you here.

Follow Egypt on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3gyptianfit/?hl=en

“The Future of Fitness Fun”

Jeff Zwiefel, EVP and COO for Life Time Talking Fitness in 2020-2021

Rick is joined by the COO of Life TIme, Jeff Zwiefel, this week.

Each year millions of Americans set resolutions and fitness goals to kick off their New Year, however with many living a generally sedentary lifestyle during the pandemic it’s been difficult to stay in shape. A recent study from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows there’s been a 32% reduction in physical activity this year and another poll finds 53% of people say their mental health has been negatively impacted by the pandemic. As we enter 2021, personal health and fitness has never been more important.

Life Time is encouraging people to get back to their health and fitness goals by taking one positive action during its Commitment Day celebrations. On Wednesday December 30th, Chief Operating Officer of Life Time Jeff Zwiefel will be available to share how to kick off the New Year and commit to health in 2021 with a variety of tips and events such as virtual 5K, live and on-demand classes and more.


How had the pandemic affected overall health and fitness?
What is the importance behind Commitment Day and One Positive Action and how can people get involved?
Can you share some key tips on how people can create flexible and sustainable fitness goals in 2021?
Where can listeners go for more information?

For more information, visit: www.commitmentday.com.

Zwiefel joined Life Time in December 1998 as Vice President of the Health Enhancement Division, and became Vice President of Fitness, Training and New Program Development in January 2004. He was subsequently named Senior Vice President of Life Time University in March 2005, Executive Vice President of Operations in June 2008, and Chief Operating Officer in October 2013. Zwiefel brings more than 30 years of comprehensive and diverse experience in the health, fitness and wellness industry. Prior to joining Life Time, he was a senior leader at NordicTrack, Inc. for more than nine years, where he last served as Vice President of Product Development. He holds a M.S. in exercise physiology.

Margarita Ventura, Building a Power Body and a Power Life

A return guest this week on “Tech of Sports” and it’s been a while as Margarita Ventura joins Rick.

As the Senior Project Manager of Global Creative, Digital & Content at bareMinerals, Filipino-Spanish fitness model, dancer, actress and competitive athlete rolled into one – Life can get REALLY hectic! In the midst of it all, Margarita went on a journey with the Iron. She co-hosted the show Sex, Love & Bodybuilding on the Generation Iron Network. Then went to train in CrossFit, Olympic Lifting and, of course, strength & bodybuilding. She started dancing and acting again to tap into my artistic integrity and creative expression. So far it’s been so much fun and has served as a great outlet when combining methods.

Not having completed since 2015, I decided to step on stage again for my Pro Show Debut at World Beauty Fitness Fashion Worlds 2019 where I placed Top 5 in the World WBFF Diva Bikini 35+ and just recently Top 4 at WBFF Atlantic City. Not too shabby for my first time at WBFF Worlds where the line up was the best of the best from around the globe.

As a former professional dancer and gym rat since a kid, being healthy and active has always been a source of strength for her through any adversity. However, after years in the advertising world, like many others, she neglected to make my health a priority.

Balancing my professional and personal life was time consuming enough that it almost felt selfish to take time to take care of myself. Being unhealthy can come in various forms, from being too skinny to being overweight or yo-yoing between the two by leaving your nutrition, sleep and exercise regimen to chance. Meanwhile also enduring mental and emotional stress that can affect your physical and hormonal health too.

Margarita joins Rick and talks fitness, life and doing it all!

Check her out on online at www.margaritaventurafit.com.




Jennifer Ramsey, Online Fitness with _fitwithjenn_ on Instagram

Rick has a great guest in Jennifer Ramsey on this week.

Jennifer was a standout track and field student athlete at Wright St. University in Ohio and is completing her undergraduate degree in Sports Science.

More importantly, she has just launched her fitness-centric page on Instagram. Check out _fitwithjenn_ on Instagram.

Jennifer talks about the online fitness craze, her thoughts and being a leader, remaining positive and her brand in the future.

A future leader and bringing a lot to the table, Jennifer is carving out her niche and growing personally and professionally.

A great “Tech of Sports” interview.