Fitness and Nutrition Go Hand-in-Hand - Episode 45 with Jessica Heidari

January 4, 2021

Jessica Heidari has spent years in the field of fitness.  Not only is she a great fitness coach, but she has competed in 7 fitness competitions, placing in the Top 5 in the Fitness & Bikini category.  Presently she is an Assistant Coach at one of the largest fitness franchises in the world. IN this episode she talks about how fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand.

I.  Creating a Lifestyle of Exercise

     A.  Everyone Starts Somewhere

     B.  Different beginnings are OK

     C.  Fitness can be for everyone

     D.  Having a coach or partner can keep you on track and accountable


II.  Success

      A.  People looking for a magic pill/ instant gratification

      B.  If you stay on it, it will happen

             Consistency is the key

      C.  Teamwork adds to the likelihood of success  

      D.  Journaling every day

              1.  Food

              2.  Exercise


III.  Key Components of a Fitness Regimen

        A.  Cardio

        B.  Resistance training

        C.  Hydration

        D.  Supplements

        E.  Recovery

        F.  Nutrition

IV.  F-45 Program

         A.  Functional exercise program

         B.  45 minutes

         C.  Specific Exercises

                 1.  Timed

                 2.  Follow the videos

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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