Tag Archives: Fitness

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.

Austin Cohen, CEO, FlexIt

Rick is joined this week by Austin Cohen. Cohen is the CEO of the new flexible fitness and gym membership, FlexIt.

Cohen is a consumer venture capitalist and entrepreneur with broad-based experience in strategy, business development, finance and capital raising across the consumer health and wellness, sports, entertainment and technology verticals. Cohen also has extensive operating experience and has a proven track record of accelerating early stage company growth. He has launched multiple fitness brands such as FlexIt, where he is founder and CEO, Cohen is also a partner, founding team member and first employee at private aviation start-up Wheels Up. Cohen received his MBA from Columbia Business School, Columbia University and received his BA from Columbia College, Columbia University. Cohen is from Roslyn, NY and was Valedictorian of Roslyn High School.

Let’s talk fitness…

Flexit is the ultimate in flexibility when it comes to your gym membership

If there is something more frustrating than getting a gym membership, using it and eventually wanting to cancel it, please let me know.
FlexIt–themobile-based solution that allows users to only pay for the gym time they use–announces the launch of its app, which is available in seven markets. FlexIt gives consumers the freedom to choose where and when they work out, providing them with a personalized fitness experience in which there is no upfront cost and the users only pay for the time they spend in the facility.

The app and platform is live in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Phoenix, with more than a dozen additional markets coming soon. FlexIt’s line-up of partner fitness locations currently includes large national players, such as Retro Fitness and Youfit Health Clubs, as well as large regional players, such as Charter Fitness, among many others.

“We created FlexIt so everyone could have the ability to work out how, when and where they want. We’ve been waiting a long time to bring FlexIt to the world, and it feels great to say that day is finally here,” said Cohen.

Featuring best-in-class technology, FlexIt is more than just an app –the FlexIt integrated technology system includes advanced check-in/check-out technology and tools for searching and filtering amenities so that users can tailor their fitness experience in a highly personalized manner.

See more about FlexIt here.

Thanks to Austin and enjoy this episode.


Julie Wu, RadRoller.com

Rick gets and education this week from Julie Wu, from RadRoller.com.

RAD mobility and massage tools are designed by experts and for everyone, so we’ve made it our business to make our products high quality, affordable and above all, awesomely effective.

You can even bundle the products and purchase in RAD Kits.

Julie is an instructor with RAD and an expert on each and every product. She explains and can demonstrate how it will help every inch of your body. She is also  a fountain of knowledge as she started her career in the health and sciences field, studying the molecular nature of diabetes in various labs across the US. Finding she wanted to work one-on-one with people (cells in cultures don’t communicate much!), she decided to pursue a 4 year masters degree in Five Element Acupuncture. She now resides in Denver, CO while traveling the world teaching RAD Education.

RAD mobility and massage tools are designed by experts and for everyone, so we’ve made it our business to make our products high quality, affordable and above all, awesomely effective.


Welcome to RadRoller.com
HOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST advanced massage and release tools

Relief in motion is what we’re all about, which means tightness, tension and reduced movement don’t stand a chance against what we bring to the party. There really is something for everyone, so come and get it.

So from the RAD Point Release Kit to the RAD Helix and RAD Rod and more… there is a RAD product that will help you immediately.

RAD products start at just $16. Julie says that whatever RAD product you use, there will be a benefit.

See more at www.radroller.com and thanks to Julie for coming on “Tech of Sports.”

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