Q&A With Vance and Mike – Wisdom From 400 lbs Gone

In this episode of Mike Inspires Me Podcast, I collaborated with Vance Hinds, another fellow in the club of extreme weight loss. We conducted a Q&A session on Facebook Live to answer questions people have about our health journeys.

Recorded March 31, 2019


MiM #21: Shay Vasudeva Interview

Shaweta “Shay” Vasudeva, MA (Pyschology), MS (Kinesiology), NFPT-CPT, NASM-CPT-CES, THSA-CNT, and Tai Chi & Black Belt Karate Instructor is a teaching professional, speaker, published author, coach, and cat lover! Her passion is to help people become the best version of themselves by using an interdisciplinary and holistic approach, bringing 10+ years of experience in Psychology, Personal Fitness Training, Corrective Exercise, Nutritional Coaching, Cranial Sacral Work and teaching Karate & Tai Chi classes to her business, ShayTheCoach. Shay teaches classes at Maricopa Community College District as an Adjunct Professor. Some her published work can be found at  https://www.nfpt.com/blog/author/svasudeva

For more information visit her personal webpage: www.shaythecoach.com  

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MiM #20: Dr David Katz Interview

Dr. David L. Katz is a Preventive Medicine specialist and globally recognized authority on lifestyle medicine, public health, and nutrition.

In this interview, Dr. Katz and I discuss the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and what people’s best course of action is for protecting the most vulnerable in our population. We also discuss his two latest books, “The Truth About Food” and “How To Eat“, the latter which he co-authored with Mark Bittman. Finally we wrap things up with some of his current initiatives with his company DietID.


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MiM #19: David Lyons Interview

M.S. or Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic and debilitating condition affecting millions worldwide, for which there is no cure. 

I met my next guest at the National Fitness Hall of Fame where he was inducted for his work as a fitness educator. David Lyons, who was diagnosed with MS in 2006 didn’t let that stop him from competing in bodybuilding, despite the challenges. 

After proving that fitness has a positive impact on some of the symptoms of MS, together with his wife, Kendra, David went on to found the MS Fitness Challenge

This organization is dedicated to supporting people with MS and fitness professionals worldwide in an effort to educate and train them in the benefits of exercise, nutrition, and mindset in winning the battle against MS.

MS Fitness Challenge

MS Fitness Challenge Gym

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MiM #18: Gilad Janklowicz Interview

Recently recognized by the National Fitness Hall of Fame for having the “First TV Fitness Program shot on Location”. With over 30 years in the fitness industry, Gilad Janklowicz is an icon. 

I discovered his show, Bodies in Motion with Gilad, over 30 years ago. At the time I was looking for a fitness program that was not too “dancy” like many of the other 1980s aerobic programs available on TV and VHS. Gilad not only provided easy to follow instructions and movements, but his programs were effective and fun! I saw this guy and said, “I like this guy. Someday I’d like to meet him.” I have been a fan ever since.

He has been my best friend in fitness even before he knew me. It’s people like him who have a tremendous impact on people’s lives, encouraging them to embrace a healthy lifestyle. He has been a role model to so many people, fitness professionals, people like me who are inspiring others to take charge of their health.

And today I have the privilege of having Gilad as a guest on my show.


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MiM #16: Dr. Bob Weil – The Sports Doctor Interview

The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, and recent National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled ‘#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports’ – is now available on Amazon!

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MiM #14: Q&A With Vance and Mike – Wisdom From 400 Pounds Gone

Recording of the Q&A session with Vance Wade Hinds and Mike Harrington who both lost over 200 pounds.

Also, check out Vance’s interview with Mike on the Mike Inspires Me podcast show on all major podcast hosts and right here:

Vance Hinds had given up on his life, making final arrangements for his family. Weighing around 475 pounds, he felt there was no hope for ever improving his health.

Inspired by an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience with comedian Bert Kreischer, Vance decided that if Bert can lose weight, so can he. His post to Bert caught the attention of professional wrestler and fitness trainer, Diamond Dallas Page, who offered to help Vance in his health journey.

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